Diagnosing Cleveland Cavaliers’ Remaining Flaws

November 10th, 2016 by Greg Swartz Leave a reply »

Off to an impressive 6-1 start, the Cleveland Cavaliers have but a few flaws in an otherwise sparkling roster.

The Cavs currently lead the NBA with a 114.0 offensive rating, while all three members of the Big 3 are averaging at least 22.0 points per game.

Although just a sliver into the season, a few small holes (particularly on defense) are beginning to emerge. Cleveland would be wise to address these remaining issues now while the year remains young.


Problem: Shot Selection and Balance The Cavaliers' league best offense has been fueled by an obsession with the three-ball. A nice option to have, for sure, but some more balance would be ideal.

Ranking second in the NBA with 13.0 makes and a league-high 35.7 attempts per game from outside the arc, Cleveland remains just eighth with a 36.4 percent conversion rate.

This ridiculously high number of long-ball attempts is widely due to the roster makeup. Only Tristan Thompson didn't connect on a three-pointer last season, with shooters like Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith, Channing Frye, Richard Jefferson and Mike Dunleavy ...

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