LeBron James has been vocal about his team's need for additional help on the roster, but with the highest payroll in the league and an unwillingness to deal significant members of the rotation, there aren't a lot of possibilities that would make a ton of sense.
We're not going down the road of ridiculous trade scenarios -- and signing forward Derrick Williams to a 10-day contract Thursday doesn't count -- but we will identify seven players who may realistically be available that could provide the type of help King James desires.
Wilson Chandler, SF, Denver Nuggets
Wilson Chandler reportedly wants out of Denver, and sending Iman Shumpert to the Nuggets in a trade would work from a salary perspective. Chandler is averaging 15.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in his ninth NBA season.
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Deron Williams, PG, Dallas Mavericks
Williams has been playing great for Dallas, averaging 13.5 points and 7.1 assists in 30.1 minutes per game. The Cavaliers have reportedly inquired about Williams' availability, and if the Mavericks don't believe they can make the playoffs by the time the trade deadline rolls around, they may have interest in setting Williams free.
(This is assuming, of course, that the toe injury that's sidelined Williams for the past eight games isn't too serious.)
Lou Williams, G, Los Angeles Lakers
Williams is averaging a career-best 18.3 points per game this season and is the Lakers' leading scorer despite coming off the bench in 54 of his 55 appearances. He's guaranteed offense on an inexpensive contract and would provide the boost to the second unit that Cleveland so desperately needs. L.A. might be willing to move him, too, considering where it is at this stage of their rebuilding project.
Mario Chalmers, PG, free agent
Chalmers won two championships playing alongside LeBron in Miami, and he was part of the group of players the Cavaliers had in for a workout last week. He reportedly wouldn't agree to a deal unless it was for the remainder of the season, and Cleveland wasn't ready to fully commit to filling its final roster spot just yet. But assuming he's recovered from the Achilles injury he suffered last March while playing for the Grizzlies, he could be a nice fit if the Cavaliers don't end up with a more attractive option.
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Jordan Farmar, PG, free agent
Farmar was reportedly the one the Cavaliers were most interesd in from last week's group of players they had in for a free-agent workout, but Cleveland hasn't made him any type of offer just yet. He appeared in two games for the Kings very early in the season and averaged 4.5 assists in 17.5 minutes per game while hitting 44.4 percent of his looks from 3-point distance.
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Kendall Marshall, PG, free agent
Kendall Marshall had his best NBA season playing for a bad Lakers team in 2014, when he averaged 8.8 assists and shot close to 40 percent from 3-point distance. He appeared in 30 games for the Sixers last year and would be an inexpensive backup point guard option who could reliably provide some assistance.
Jarrett Jack, PF, free agent
Jack suffered a torn ACL last January while still with the Nets and was waived by the Hawks this season after signing a non-guaranteed training camp deal. Assuming he's recovered from the injury and ready to return to action, Jack's veteran skills could be huge at the backup point guard position. The 33-year-old averaged 12.8 points and 7.4 assists with the Nets last year and played for the Cavaliers in 2014.