The Cleveland Cavaliers have lost their last two games by a combined 60 points. There has been a LeBron James screaming session on the bench, an Isaiah Thomas karate chop to Andrew Wiggins' throat, and an all-around atrocious effort on defense. The Cavs need to do something to break out of this malaise-- here are three fixes the team could make in order to accomplish that goal.
3. Trade for Greg Monroe
The Moose should bring his talents to Cleveland. After getting shipped to Phoenix in the Eric Bledsoe trade, Monroe on a rebuilding Suns team doesn't make a whole lot of sense. A combination of Tristan Thompson and a second round pick would do the job, and the 27-year-old Monroe's 14 points and 9 rebounds per game could make a real difference in The Land. He's reliable on the glass and can space the floor offensively.
2. Start Tristan Thompson
Tristan Thompson has been receiving a lot of hate lately. However, he also just might be the answer to the Cavaliers' recent struggles-- as long as he's used correctly. In the team's past two losses to the Timberwolves and Raptors, they have been obliterated on the boards. The small-ball lineup of Jae Crowder at the four and Kevin Love at the five just isn't working. Slide Thompson back into the starting lineup and let him get boards.
1. Finally Complete a DeAndre Jordan Deal
There's been no trade possibility more talked-about this season than DeAndre Jordan to the Cavaliers. After all, Cleveland is in desperate need of a big man to anchor the defense, and DJ is one of the premier defensive centers in the league. A package containing Thompson, Iman Shumpert and a possible draft pick has been bandied about, and the Cavaliers should go all-out to make it so.