Shallow Waters: Is the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Depth Overrated?

May 11th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
LeBron James can't do it all by himself.

That was the popular sentiment which ran rampantly through last season's playoffs when the Cleveland Cavaliers were unceremoniously ushered out of the postseason by the Orlando Magic.

The line of thought had merit then, and while glancing at the Cavaliers of 2010 it looks like it may be a re-occurring theme as Cleveland find themselves locked in another tough battle while their supporting cast is mostly AWOL.

The series between Boston and Cleveland has been defined by blow-outs, Rajon Rondo, momentum swings, and emotional shifts, and through it all, Cleveland's reserves have been absent from the party.

James has been brilliant as usual, though not by his standards, but the rest of the Cavaliers' players have failed to reciprocate James' efforts, which is puzzling from a group of which much was expected.

The Cavaliers' faithful spent the better part of the regular season trying to convince whoever would listen that 2010's version of the Cavaliers was a major upgrade over the out-dated model of 2009.

The acquisition of Shaquille O'Neal gave the Cleveland the muscle they ne ...

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