The Cleveland Cavaliers are one of the best teams in the NBA this season (If not - The best team in the NBA) but lately things haven’t been too good for the Cavaliers.
In the past 5 games the Cavs have only won 1 game and have lost to teams like the Sacramento Kings and the New Orleans Pelicans (Who were without All-Star power forward Anthony Davis on the night).
The Cavs are currently on a 3-game losing streak and cracks are occurring in Ohio.
LeBron has expressed his concern saying that the Cavs need a playmaker on the roster to lead the 2nd unit when the likes of Love, James and Irving are resting.
Various players have been linked with a move to Cleveland such as Rajon Rondo and Ricky Rubio but a big figure who could actually join the Cavs is Nate Robinson.
The 5’9” point guard hasn’t played NBA basketball since October 2015 when he was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans.
Last year, Nate spent some time playing basketball in Israel with Hapoel Tel Aviv but since that stint of time in Israel it's been quiet for the 32-year-old playmaker.
Nate is a good player and is loved by fans around the League but for some reason, he just hasn’t had an amazing NBA career and he has slipped off the radar in the past 2 years.
Nate also tried out for the Seattle Seahawks NFL team in June 2016 wanting a career change but nothing really ever came of that.
In his time that he played in the NBA, Nate recorded 11 ppg, 3 apg and 2.3 rpg in the 618 games he had played in the NBA. Nate is a decent shooter which adds to his resume and he can drive and dunk or knock down a three from behind the arc if needed.
Nate has also expressed his interest in playing for the Cavs saying on social media - ‘Do I gotta put my number on IG?’
This is a reference to him waiting on a call from LBJ and the Cavs on Nate putting pen to paper on a deal with the Cavs.
It'll be interesting to see does Nate actually sign with the Cavaliers.
Can he be the playmaker that Cleveland so badly needs?
One thing is for sure - The Cavs need to fix their problems as soon as possible as at the minute, the team isn't looking like a team that could win it all this year.