Fantasy Basketball Dilemma: Abandon Ship or Hold Tight On These Underachievers?

January 18th, 2011 by Leave a reply »
Cleveland Cavaliers’ owner Dan Gilbert may have been a bit aberrant when predicting that his depleted Cavs could contend, and possibly outperform LeBron James and the Miami Heat.

After beginning the season at a respectable 4-3, the Cavs now sit nearly 20 games behind Central Division leader Chicago and the team has won only four games since their honorable November start.

With so few bright spots in Cleveland this season it’s far easier to point a finger at the players who haven’t performed up to expectations following the King’s departure.

Point guard and floor leader Mo Williams, a consensus top 50 player entering the ’10-’11 season, has fallen well short of filling LeBron’s gaping void.

Since being acquired from Milwaukee in 2008, Williams has presented himself as one of the league’s most dynamic point guards while proving to be an effective and reliable second option for the Cavaliers.

The ’10-’11 campaign has been a struggle now that the former Alabama Crimson Tide guard is expected to carry the weight of a diminished Cavaliers team and the burden of a downdraught ba ...

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