Sunday, June 30, 2013

2013 Cavs Off-Season Preview Part 2: Current Roster

My Cavs Off-Season preview continues today with a look at what the Cavs should do with players on their current roster.  Here's Part 1 if you missed it.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

2013 NBA Draft Quick (haha, yeah right!) Thoughts

Cavs Draft Thoughts

Anthony Bennett

I was just as shocked as everyone else when the Cavs took Anthony Bennett*.  The problem isn't that there was a more overwhelmingly-obvious choice (there wasn't) or that Bennett doesn't have the talent to live up to #1 pick hype (he does).  The issue I have with the selection is where does Bennett play?  Tristan Thompson developed into the Cavs' 2nd-best player last season (he led the team with 8.48 WP, 9th among all NBA power forwards), and I'm not sure how Bennett fits alongside him in the front court.  Neither player is big enough to man center for any significant amount of time, and if the plan is to stick 6-8, 240 lbs. Bennett at the 3, Cleveland's defensive woes from last season will be exacerbated.

*Except Terry Pluto, who seemed adamant the choice would not be Nerlens Noel.  While Pluto leaned heavily towards Alex Len as the top pick, Bennett was also a prospect he consistently mentioned as a very real possibility.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

2013 Cavs Off-Season Preview Part 1: The Draft

The 2013 NBA season is in the books, and I didn't write a single word about it.  This likely disappoints no one but me, but, just in case you actually did miss my thoughts on the season, I'd like to make it up to you with a mega-post previewing the Cavs' upcoming off-season.  I'm going to start with an overview of their options, then conclude with my thoughts on what they should do.  It's a long one, but since I probably won't post anything until next fall, you should have ample time to get through it.  Enjoy.