The Cavaliers should be fine at point guard in games that matter. Kyrie Irving is an excellent starter. When Irving rests, LeBron James – in addition to his minutes at forward – can serve as primary ball-handler with an extra wing on the floor. But Cleveland wants to limit LeBron’s and Irving’s playing time to preserve them for another long playoff run, which means finding a more traditional backup point guard for the regular season. The Cavs have Kay Felder, but the transition from the Horizon League to the NBA is a difficult one for anyone, let alone a 5-foot-9 rookie who was drafted No. 54 overall. Mo Williams is somewhere between injured and retired. They might like to add Mario Chalmers,
The Colorado Avalanche are planning to recall forward Mikko Rantanen from the AHL next week, according to the Denver Post. The 19-year-old was the team’s first round pick, 10th overall, in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He failed to record a point in nine games last season, but had a strong campaign in the minors, as he scored 24 goals and 60 points in 52 games. Those are incredible numbers for a teenager getting his first taste of AHL action. It looked like Rantanen would make the Avs out of training camp, but an ankle injury changed that. After Saturday’s game against Florida, the Avalanche will have six days between games, which is why they’ll leave their top prospect in the minors for another
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