The three potential Cleveland Cavaliers replacements for Mo Williams

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In all the excitement surrounding the new NBA season as media days kicked off the preparations for the new campaign, you may have missed that the Cleveland Cavaliers have a mini point guard crisis.

Matthew Dellavedova opted to join the Milwaukee Bucks in free agency and veteran role player Mo Williams has decided to retire after it was thought he would remain with the organisation for one more season.

That leaves the defending champions with just rookie Kay Felder to rotate with Kyrie Irving, and that isn't a situation the title holder can afford as they look to fend off the Golden State Warriors. It has been reported that they have contacted three free agents. Here is a rundown of those names.

Mario Chalmers

A man with experience of winning titles with LeBron James and playing a prominent role in the offence. Chalmers was vital with his 11.3 points per game during the Miami Heat's title-winning playoff run in 2012.

He was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies after seven years with the Heat last season and provided a nice scoring touch off the bench for the Western Conference team - shooting 41.7 percent from the field for his 10.8 points a game.

He was playing 22.8 minutes per night for the Southwest Division organisation and could expect the same usage as a backup at the Q Arena.

Norris Cole

Another player with experience of winning rings alongside the 'King', Cole is coming off a tough season with the New Orleans Pelicans, although his 10.6 points, 3.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per 26.6 minutes a game are something to work off.

His role was limited with the LeBron-led Miami Heat and really failed to ever get going with the organisation before he was traded to the Pelicans in 2015.

He took home $3 million last season and has the most upside with being the only player of the three below 30 years of age.

Kirk Hinrich

The former Chicago Bulls guard saw his career reach a peak just four years into his rookie contract with the Eastern Conference franchise. He averaged 16.6 points - shooting 44.8 percent - and 6.3 assists as he started 80 games for the organisation, averaging 35.5 minutes per night.

However, the Cavaliers are looking for meaningful minutes and he failed to provide them last season for either the Bulls or Atlanta Hawks. Through a combined 46 games, he averaged just three points per 13.7 minutes and shot below 40 percent.

Last season he banked $2.87 million, the lowest of the three options on this list and the closest to Williams' salary.

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