Cleveland Cavaliers Capture Missing Piece to Championship

February 18th, 2010 by Eric Ball Leave a reply »

The talk had been about how Amare Stoudemire was destined to be a Cleveland Cavalier. The 7'0" offensive machine was supposed to be the supplemental piece that LeBron James needed to win his first NBA Championship.

Instead, the Cavs snagged an All-Star and a true professional in Antawn Jamison. One of the good guy’s in the game, he is the definition of a pro. He has been one of the most consistent players in the NBA in the past 10 years.

He was traded for former Tar Heel teammate Vince Carter on draft day ’98. I would say over the span of their respective careers, Jamison is the better pick. Carter’s career has been plagued by injuries, lack of desire, and a frustrating shot selection.

A post-up, back-to-the-basket type scorer in college, the 6’9" Jamison tweaked his game for the pros. No longer considered tall, Jamison needed to start squaring-up against defenders and rely on his stroke. He has become one of the best mid-range jump shooters in the league and has also buried hundreds of three’s through-out his career.

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