You can’t replace LeBron James, but you can add quality pieces. Via Cleveland.com: “According to multiple sources, the team is getting ready to move forward and begin to retro-fit the roster post-LeBron James. After being forced to sit on the sidelines for the first 10 days of free agency waiting on James, they now have clarity to their situation and appear ready to make some decisions. General Manager Chris Grant is considering three options to acquire players. One is to use his $5.7 million mid-level exception, which league sources say he’s ready to execute. Another is to use the $14.5 million trade exception the team got by sending James to the Miami Heat in a sign-and-trade on Friday. That exception can be used in whole or part and, in effect, allows the Cavs to acquire players without trading anything else back…One is Atlanta Hawks small forward Josh Childress, who hasn’t played in the NBA for the last two years after taking a lucrative offer to play for Olympiakos in Greece. Grant knows Childress well from his days in the Atlanta front office when Childress was drafted…Another player the Cavs have on their radar, according to sources, is Houston Rockets restricted free agent guard Kyle Lowry…One of the options also being examined is whether to use their big trade exception now or save it for later when the options might improve. A player on the trading block who could be acquired this way is Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Al Jefferson.”
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