Most intriguing draft prospect in March Madness if you were Cavs brass? @jcassady7
I can’t name just one, and I’d love to give you a list of guys. Unfortunately, a number of top players either weren’t invited or have already been eliminated from the NCAA Tournament.
That list includes Maryland’s Alex Len (not invited), Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel (injured, not invited), Georgetown’s Otto Porter (eliminated), UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad (eliminated) and UNLV’s Anthony Bennett (eliminated).
Other players worth watching moving forward: Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller and Kansas’ Ben McLemore, although I have a hard time believing the Cavs would take another shooting guard with their top pick (McLemore) after selecting Dion Waiters last year.
Do you think Byron Scott blew that game against Miami, with not calling time outs and rotations? @prephoops11h
I can’t put all the blame for the loss on the coach, but I don’t think he put his players in the best position to succeed. I thought he could’ve used another timeout either late in the third quarter or early in the fourth when the Heat were on an absolute tear, and I would’ve liked to have seen Tyler Zeller more in the fourth quarter.
It was almost as if Byron forgot about him. He said he didn’t like the matchups because the Heat are so small, but the Heat really struggled covering both Zeller and Tristan Thompson when they were on the floor together at the start of the game. I would’ve liked to see that combination a little more near the end of the game. It may have helped the Cavs in rebounding, too.
What do you think the front office will do about the poor defense the team shows on a nightly basis? @KingAdair11h
Improving the defense was a top goal entering this season, and it obviously hasn’t worked. There is a belief within the organization that the defense will improve as the core players get some experience, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a change is made on Byron Scott’s coaching staff.
This is three consecutive seasons of absolutely awful defense. The current system clearly isn’t working.
I got this from Chinese fans: How do Cleveland people feel about the fan running to LeBron? @AnnXing05
I’m not sure I feel comfortable speaking for an entire city, but I can tell you the overwhelming majority of people on my Twitter timeline were irate a fan would run on the court and essentially beg LeBron James to return to the Cavs.
Cleveland fans are a proud bunch. Even if they understand James might be the missing piece to a legitimate chance at a championship, they aren’t going to beg someone to return after the previous experience ended so badly.