J.J. Hickson’s Production Is Essential as Cleveland Cavaliers Begin Road Trip

January 7th, 2011 by Eric Felkey Leave a reply »
Believe it or not, at one point this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers sat atop the Central Division and were on pace to earn a playoff spot against the Miami Heat in the first round.

OK, so that was on Nov. 9. But after a tumultuous offseason (and that's about as positive of a spin you can put on it) the city of Cleveland and the Cavalier faithful needed something to build on. They were ready to rally around this team, to embrace it in a manner unique to the way northeast Ohio typically supports their franchises.

Then the spokes started to wobble, the wheels began to loosen, and before you knew it the Cavaliers were riding around on four flat tires and any trace of hope that this team could show that they more than just a one-man band was long abandoned.

Eighteen losses in 19 games—their worst stretch since March of 1982 when they lost 18 consecutive games to finish the season.

Fourteen straight road defeats.

An 8-27 record that is, thanks to some recent wins from the Sacramento Kings, now officially the worst in the NBA.

An impending fire sale that is sure to blow up whatever is left of an ailing ros ...

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