Roster change a familiar Cav

Roster change a familiar Cav

There are 17 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Feb 25, 2008, titled Roster change a familiar Cav. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

MILWAUKEE: Another day, another new addition for the Cavaliers. The roster has been wildly fluid for the past week and it is probably going to remain chaotic tonight when the Cavs take on the Milwaukee Bucks.

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strangeoccurrenc e

Henderson, NV

#1 Feb 25, 2008
Can you be the youngest to reach 10,000 points and at the same time be only the second youngest to reach 10,000 points, 2500 rebounds and 2000 assists? Hmmmm...
kevin andress

Youngstown, OH

#4 Feb 26, 2008
Lebron has more than 2500 career rebounds and over 2400 career assists, according to espn.com . I'm not sure what Brian meant.
John

Brookline, MA

#5 Feb 26, 2008
kevin andress wrote:
Lebron has more than 2500 career rebounds and over 2400 career assists, according to espn.com . I'm not sure what Brian meant.
Yeah, Brian made a mistake. Oscar Robinson didn't hit all three milesones until he was 26. Lebron is 23. It is possible Oscar reached the milestones in fewer NBA games played than Lebron.

A little trivia: In Oscar's second year in the league he averaged a triple double, 30.8 pts., 12.5 rebounds, 11.4 assists
Zach

United States

#7 Feb 26, 2008
Thats a good thing that we got some big guys on the team it will help out the Cavs. And having Big Ben out there will help Z get some open looks on the court. Instead of having everyone around him forcing him to give up the ball. And having Joe Smith and Delonte West out there will help the L train. So if the L Train is facing a double team LeBron can dish it out to Joe Smith or even Wally to hit the 3 ball. Just think of all the good for the Cavs right now we got Delonte West Wally Big Ben "fear the Frow" Big Z, Andy's out there. Andy has just done a spectacular job this season helping the cavs in situations. He is right on the money on them layups and Elbow shots. But if you keep Big Ben out there and Z they can become there own team. Z is money on that 15 footer and big Ben good lord just keep him at power forward and Z throw up the Ally oop. Well thats it for now. Cee ya GO CAVS
Josh

Cadiz, OH

#8 Feb 26, 2008
Where are all the Cavs haters, Ferry haters, et al? Moving on to the politics boards because there isnt anything to whine about anymore! How sweet it is.
Carolyn

Akron, OH

#9 Feb 26, 2008
Gorgeous game night. Snowed-in and waiting for Andy. Doesn't get any better than that.

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#10 Feb 26, 2008
Triple Double Lover wrote:
LeBron averaged a triple double for the week. Amazing.
Breaking records left and right.
Move towards those playoffs!
It's amazing that this guy hasn't already run away with the MVP award, let alone be considered as one of the front-runners. I don't know what more he has to do. I've never seen anyone play like this other than Jordan, and even he didn't have the rebound and assist numbers that LeBron has.
Jim in Kent

Ravenna, OH

#11 Feb 26, 2008
Brittle Fingers wrote:
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It's amazing that this guy hasn't already run away with the MVP award, let alone be considered as one of the front-runners. I don't know what more he has to do. I've never seen anyone play like this other than Jordan, and even he didn't have the rebound and assist numbers that LeBron has.
Jordan could No-Way take the physical abuse that LeBron takes. Not one night. Let alone hold up to that abuse for an entire season. When Jordan played there was a "Thou Shalt Not Touch Michael" rule in the NBA. The NBA used Michael as their poster child of what the NBA should be. Jordan was a great player and has the rings. But, LeBron is twice the player he was. Can you see Jordan going inside against all the contact LeBron takes. It's a different time and with much more talented players on every team. The clock has moved ahead, just like it does in every sport. Athletes are bigger, faster and more talented across the board. Whether they're helped by pharmaceuticals, or not.
Dinner Bell Mel

United States

#12 Feb 26, 2008
Carolyn wrote:
Gorgeous game night. Snowed-in and waiting for Andy. Doesn't get any better than that.
That sounds nice. I'll have resort to shorts weather and Tivo from California....
RPB

Mckees Rocks, PA

#13 Feb 26, 2008
Brittle Fingers wrote:
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It's amazing that this guy hasn't already run away with the MVP award, let alone be considered as one of the front-runners. I don't know what more he has to do. I've never seen anyone play like this other than Jordan, and even he didn't have the rebound and assist numbers that LeBron has.
Isn't it ironic how guys like Steven A. and Barkley say the Cavs suck and that Lebron IS the team and has no help. But even though the Cavs are the 4th seed in the east they don't consider him the front-runner for MVP! Obviously they have no clue!

I hope Lebron wins the MVP, he deserves it. But I won't be dissappointed if he doesn't as long as the Cavs beat the Celts and Pistons in the playoffs. I would hate to have to listen to those guys compare Lebron to Dirk! Think about it, C.C's Cy Young award was nice to see, but I'd rather Beckett received it and the Tribe went to the World Series!

Tonight should be fun!
james mckinley

Gulfport, MS

#14 Feb 26, 2008
if vareajo never plays another second, the cavs will be okay; he is one of the most overrated players on the team...up to 8 points a game. wow.

smith could carry vareajo in his back pocket, score more, bound more, give the same D, and still have a couple of steps on him

he looked like a wounded, crippled stork against detroit in the playoffs
RPB

Mckees Rocks, PA

#15 Feb 26, 2008
james mckinley wrote:
if vareajo never plays another second, the cavs will be okay; he is one of the most overrated players on the team...up to 8 points a game. wow.
smith could carry vareajo in his back pocket, score more, bound more, give the same D, and still have a couple of steps on him
he looked like a wounded, crippled stork against detroit in the playoffs
You've just shown everyone that you know nothing about basketball, and obviously have no idea what a wounded, crippled stork looks like!

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#16 Feb 27, 2008
RPB wrote:
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Isn't it ironic how guys like Steven A. and Barkley say the Cavs suck and that Lebron IS the team and has no help. But even though the Cavs are the 4th seed in the east they don't consider him the front-runner for MVP! Obviously they have no clue!
I hope Lebron wins the MVP, he deserves it. But I won't be dissappointed if he doesn't as long as the Cavs beat the Celts and Pistons in the playoffs. I would hate to have to listen to those guys compare Lebron to Dirk! Think about it, C.C's Cy Young award was nice to see, but I'd rather Beckett received it and the Tribe went to the World Series!
Tonight should be fun!
Good post -- I agree. All I want is just one title here. ONE. I don't care which sport.....Cavs, Indians, Browns.....just ONE title. The fans in most of the other markets are so spoiled.....they have no idea what it's like to suffer. Any time I hear about how long the Cubs have gone without winning a World Series I go beserk.

Last night was a tough loss for the Cavs.....the refs were horrible, but they still could have won that game with a little better defense. You gotta beat teams like Milwaukee if you want to go strong heading into the playoffs. Hopefully they can rebound against Boston tonight.

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#17 Feb 27, 2008
Jim in Kent wrote:
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Jordan could No-Way take the physical abuse that LeBron takes. Not one night. Let alone hold up to that abuse for an entire season. When Jordan played there was a "Thou Shalt Not Touch Michael" rule in the NBA. The NBA used Michael as their poster child of what the NBA should be. Jordan was a great player and has the rings. But, LeBron is twice the player he was. Can you see Jordan going inside against all the contact LeBron takes. It's a different time and with much more talented players on every team. The clock has moved ahead, just like it does in every sport. Athletes are bigger, faster and more talented across the board. Whether they're helped by pharmaceuticals, or not.
You're right that Jordan could never take this type of physical pounding. But I wouldn't put LeBron above him just yet. Their games are somewhat different so it's kinda hard to compare them. I'd really say LeBron is more of a mix of Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan.
Jim in Kent

Ravenna, OH

#18 Feb 27, 2008
Brittle Fingers wrote:
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You're right that Jordan could never take this type of physical pounding. But I wouldn't put LeBron above him just yet. Their games are somewhat different so it's kinda hard to compare them. I'd really say LeBron is more of a mix of Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan.
I guess the point I was attempting to make is: that times have changed. That what LeBron is to NBA basketball in this age, is also what Jordan was when he played. The difference in the way the game is played and more particularly, the defference that was given to Michael Jordan is no longer available to LeBron in this day. But, LeBron just plays the game the way it is played today, he takes all the hits and scores anyway. Basketball has become a full contact sport. Quite evolved from what Naismith envisioned. I don't think that ignoring fouls is particularly good for basketball as a sport. When I hear someone say, "Ah, let 'em play." I think, heck, why don't we just dress the offensive line for the Patroits and use Shack O'Neal skills to just ram a basketball through the rim. If someone gets in the way, we damage them enough so that they can't play. Is that where basketball is headed? Football on the hardwood? Not what I want to see.
yo momma

Broken Arrow, OK

#19 Feb 27, 2008
lebron james sucks i mean seriously the celtics r gonna dominate the cavs and lebron tonight

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#20 Feb 27, 2008
yo momma wrote:
lebron james sucks i mean seriously the celtics r gonna dominate the cavs and lebron tonight
I'm calling 'douche' on this guy.

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