BTA: Cleveland Cavaliers Overview Edition 1

December 1st, 2009 by Beyond the Arc Basketball Leave a reply »
As Cleveland wraps up the late Oct/Nov games, we roll in with a record of 12-5 and serious contentions of winning the title. We have some major surprises, and some major letdowns. I am not surprised we lost five games this season.

With the new additions of Moon, Parker, Powe, and O'Neal, we still need time to gel. We also felt the effects of our rotations and starting roles being bumped around, as Z and Varejao took a backseat to Shaq and J.J. Hickson, and Delonte West being out with issues with the law and mood disorder.

The Cavs are looking solid, and LeBron James is set to have another yet 30/7/8 season and looks like a serious contender MVP again. Enough with the introduction, time to dig into the roster.

Where to start, so much to talk about this team. We'll start with probably the biggest surprises since Gibson's Game Six in the ECF three years ago—J.J. Hickson.

On draft night, we had screaming Cavs fans wondering who this kid from N.C. State was. We all saw his potential his rookie year and believed he could make an impact in a few years.

This man got all the vertical a power forward needs, granted he worked ...

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