Where the Wild Thing Is: Anderson Varejao Quietly Fueling Cavs

November 10th, 2009 by Dan Delagrange Leave a reply »
The Cleveland Cavaliers have thus far been one of the more disappointing teams in the NBA's 2009-2010 season.

Chosen by almost everyone as a legitimate title contender heading into this year, the Cavs have tumbled to a 4-3 record and have already suffered as many home losses (two) as they did during the entire '08-'09 campaign.

Chemistry figured to be an early season issue, as the additions of Shaquille O'Neal, Jamario Moon, and Anthony Parker would greatly change the way the Cavaliers structured every facet of their game.

It's still not clear whether chemistry is what's preventing Cleveland from regaining its dominant form, since other big problems (rotation issues, offensive lifelessness, defensive lapses, rebounding troubles, etc.) have arisen and made the Cavalier faithful sick with worry.

The offense hasn't been consistent in any sort of way. Some nights, actual plays are run (novel idea, huh?), off-ball movement is not only seen, but is effective, and team passing and shooting are on target.

Other nights, the Cavs stubbornly revert to watching LeBron James and/or O'Neal as they take on four defenders by themselves be ...

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