The Cleveland Cavaliers need guards to make up for the void left by Collin Sexton and Ricky Rubio. Although they did get Rajon Rondo in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers, head coach J.B. Bickerstaff knows he needs to find more backcourt players.

With the NBA trade deadline fast approaching, it appears the Cavaliers are looking at Caris LeVert of the Indiana Pacers as a potential target per a report by Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The Cavs could use a scorer and a combo guard right now to sustain their 2021-22 run. In exchange, it appears Rubio will be part of any potential package with teams allegedly interested in the Spaniard’s expiring deal and some draft picks.

It would be a heartbreaking end to Rubio’s 2021-22 NBA season where he appeared to have found a home. He was so impressive that the Cavs were allegedly contemplating possibly offering him a contract extension.

All that fizzled when he went down with an injury.

Ironically, LeVert himself has not been spared from health issues since being traded by the Brooklyn Nets to the Pacers. Regardless, the 27-year-old was able to get it together and recall his old form.

Unfortunately, the effort is not enough to convince the Pacers to keep him. He along with Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner has been rumored to be on the trading block and several teams are interested.

For the Cavs, it would make sense. Aside from Rondo, there is also Darius Garland who has stepped up his game. But with a thinning backcourt, adding LeVert could give Bickerstaff some much-needed help.

Nothing is set in stone but the following weeks should be interesting. Rondo is at the twilight of his career so acquiring LeVert may not only be for the coming season but the future.

Hence, Bickerstaff could be adding another future piece to the Cavs roster who have been wowing crowds unexpectedly this 2021-22 season.

Caris LeVert #22 of the Indiana Pacers
Caris LeVert #22 of the Indiana Pacers Getty Images | Mark Brown

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