Cavaliers Looking to find yet another Identity

Though the Cleveland Cavaliers season has been so far successful, the Cavs must find yet another Identity. If you’re a true Cavs fan then you know the real Cavalier Identity, that is Defense. So what am I talking about Identity for? The Cavs have already found an Identity: Defense wins championships. Thursday, February 25th Shaq went up strong before Glen “Big Baby” Davis came swooping in and pulled Shaq’s thumb out-of-place. Shaq ended up leaving the game and did not return. Of course after that the Cavs ended up blowing out the Celtics 108-88.

After the Cavs made the trade for Antawn Jamison it left the Cavs with questions about who and when people will be playing. Who will start and how many minutes each with get. With Jamison on board that left the Cavs with Shaq, Jamison, Andy, Powe and JJ. However, Big Baby’s swipe at Shaq’s finger changed all of that again. The Cavs must find an Identity of how to play without a true center. The Cavs will have to learn to play fast and small while playing good defense all at the same time. Shaq will be undergoing surgery which means he will most likely be out 6-8 weeks. Which might actually be ok, giving Shaq rest and saving him for the real reason why we got him, to play against the Lakers and Magic.

Without Shaq and Z the Cavs are left without a true center. They must figure out how to play small and with a new addition of Jamison and the return of Powe the Cavs head coach Mike Brown might have to do his best coaching job in his years with the Cavaliers. If the Cavaliers don’t find out how to play without a true center until or if Z signs March 21st they might find themselves in a battle for the number one seed in the East, with the Magic playing well. The Cavaliers must be flexible again like they have been all year but be even more flexible. All season long they could match with any team, Cavs could go big, long, fast to match up with any team and still play their style. This time around Mike Brown will have to find that Identity without a true center, for now.


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