NBA Free Agency: Cavaliers Still Trying To Improve In Stagnant Central Division

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been active in the NBA offseason so far, they just haven't completed a bold move that will help bolster their young roster. Retaining Alonzo Gee has been a focus but the restricted free agent hasn't found any offers elsewhere at this point. The Cavs do have cap room and reportedly are interested in recently amnestied big man Luis Scola.

That would be a big move among other moves made so far around the Central Division. There has been action among the Cavs' rivals but nothing bold enough to shift the balance of power. Here's a quick look at what the competition in the Central has been up to so far.

Chicago - Derrick Rose is doubtful for the upcoming regular season while recovering from knee surgery, but the Bulls have yet to make a strong move to help the roster. The Bulles let go reliable bench players C.J. Watson and Ronnie Brewer while adding guards Kirk Hinrich and draft pick Marquis Teague. Keeping center Omer Asik may be will be costly for the Bulls if they are willing to match his 3-year, $25 million offer sheet from the Houston Rockets.

Detroit - The Pistons are up against the salary cap will no room to sign any players. They did trade for Corey Maggette which will provide some cap relief down the road but in the meantime, the Pistons have to rely on young players Brandon Knight and Greg Monroe continuing to grow. Former draft pick Kyle Singler signed and will join draft pick Andre Drummond in an effort to support the team off the bench.

Indiana - The Pacers will look quite similar next season after keeping their starting five together by signing restricted free agents George Hill and Roy Hibbert. The Pacers have made a few moves recently aimed at improving their bench by landing center Ian Mahinmi, forward Gerald Green and point guard D.J. Augustin.Any improvement from those moves won't be drastic as they replace similar players.

Milwaukee - The Bucks made added center Samuel Dalembert in a draft-day trade with the Houston Rockets and then picked John Henson and Doron Lamb in the draft. The Bucks also signed forward Ersan Ilyasova to a 5-year, $45 million contract.

So while the young Cavs have plenty of growing up to do on the court as they look to add more talent, the other teams in the Central Division won't be running any further away.

For more on the Cavaliers, head over to Fear The Sword. For more NBA news and analysis this offseason, be sure to visit SB Nation's NBA hub.

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