With teams now allowed to speak with free agents, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a lot of work to do to improve upon their 19-63 season a year ago.
According to general manager Chris Grant, the team's first step is bringing back veteran shooting guard Anthony Parker:
"We absolutely want Anthony Parker back," Cavs general manager Chris Grant said Thursday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. "I think he's fantastic. I thought he played great last year. He was an even better leader for us. He's one of those people we feel great about." [...]
"We made it perfectly clear that we'd like to have him back," Grant said.
The 36-year-old averaged just eight points, three assists, and three rebounds in about 29 minutes per game last year. He finished with a 10.5 PER, a .505 TS-percentage, and 1.5 WS, his worst since rejoining the NBA in 2006-2007.
Beyond Parker, the Cavs are not expected to be very active in free agency, as GM Grant wants to see the young guys play together and re-evaluate what he has then.