The Cleveland Cavaliers have been having some trouble of recent, which is evident by multiple tough losses to teams with worse records. LeBron James, the star of the Cavaliers, is clearly frustrated with his team’s play, as shown after a loss to The New Orleans Pelicans, who were playing without Anthony Davis.

LeBron is not the player he used to be, he can’t just put the the whole Cavalier organization on his shoulders. He is getting older and needs help to be able to bring Cleveland another championship, something the fans would love to see. The acquisition of Kevin Love was great for the team and former number one pick of the 2011 NBA draft Kyrie Irving has been living up to his potential but the team is still having trouble.

The Cavaliers current starting point guard is Kyrie Irving, who is averaging 24.6 points, 5.7 assists, and 3.4 assists per game this season. It can be argued that Kyrie is a play maker but at the core he is a scorer, leaving the Cavaliers without a playmaker. That is why the Cavaliers must trade for Ricky Rubio before the trade deadline.

Ricky Rubio is currently the starting point guard for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Rubio is known for his ability to know when his teammates are open and ready for the ball and having the incredible skill to make difficult, seemingly impossible, perfectly placed passes. This season, Rubio is averaging 7.9 points, 8.1 assists and 3.9 rebounds a game. Averaging eight assists per only fourteen minutes of playing time per game shows he is a true playmaker.

Rubio would fit perfectly with the Cavs up tempo pace because of his ability to throw deep, accurate outlet passes and is exactly what the team needs. The Cavaliers need a playmaker and Rubio is one of the few true play makers in NBA.

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  1. Lizzie Elders

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