Trevor Lacey has signed on with the Cleveland Caviliers summer league squad that will take the floor in Vegas this upcoming July. Trevor has an inside track with Cleveland as he is represented by Rich Paul, the same agent who reps Lebron James. It is intresting that Lacey has signed with Cleveland. On the surface he could be a great fit with the Cavs.
Personally, I feel like he is an upgrade in many of the areas that Matthew Delladova is weak in. Lacey is a much more gifted offensive player than Delladova, and I believe he could improve dramatically defensively once he is solely focused on basketball. Trevor can bring some much needed scoring to the Cavs bench unit and playmaking ability that they lacked. If anyone watched the finals it was apparent that the Cavs need some life injected into their bench.
Summer league’s style of play definitely caters to Lacey’s strengths offensively. Many of the games have a pick-up vibe, because none of the players have ever played together. Also, having so many games in a short time frame doesn’t allow for much practice at all. However, we all know Trevor thrives when he has to improv and create. I can see Lacey having an impressive summer league that should catch a lot of people’s attention.
The biggest thing Lacey needs to show is that he is capable of playing the point guard position. He doesn’t have ideal size to play off the ball, so he must demonstrate he can set up his teammates. Trevor has talked extensively about this at the workouts with individual teams. He said he prefers to set his teammates up and that it will not be an issue. As of right now, Lacey is a long shot to make a roster, but a successful showing this July could go a long ways in helping Trevor beat the odds!