No rhythm for Cavs

No rhythm for Cavs

There are 27 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Feb 28, 2008, titled No rhythm for Cavs. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

BOSTON: If the Cavaliers see the Boston Celtics again this season, they are going to need to have themselves a lot more together than they showed Wednesday night.

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East Side Joe

Chevy Chase, MD

#2 Feb 28, 2008
If Hughes continues to score big and Wally fizzles people will begin taking a close look at Brown's system. Right now I'm just holding my breath that this trade works. I think in these next four games we had better see a different team.
bikerman

United States

#3 Feb 28, 2008
Hughes will never be a shooter and Wally will not continue to be a clunk artist. Remember when Darius Miles actually was lighting it up for Portland for a couple of weeks.
Just a Fan

Westlake, OH

#5 Feb 28, 2008
Wallace is the key. If he stays enthused and leads by example, the whole thing will work, because:

- Szczerbiak will get his rhythm; that's what shooters do;
- Smith is a true professional, and will be fine;
- West will continue to push, will hopefully learn (a la J. Kidd) when he's on offensively and when he's off, and will lay off the shooting when he's off;
- Gibson will eventually return and force West to play at his best;
- Z won't be sick all season;
- Varejao will, for the second time this season, get his rhythm back after a long absence; and
- Mike Brown will start to get a different kind of respect from the refs after finally getting ejected.

The main wild card at this point is whether Brown can come up with an offensive scheme that will work with this group, something he seems to struggle with.
Kbadm11

United States

#6 Feb 28, 2008
To early to tell - but Wally is shooting like Jiri Welsh - remember him!
Scott from Atlanta

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Feb 28, 2008
not on the dole wrote:
two words: CAVS SUCK.
Two words for you..........Dumb A$$
Appraisit

Louisville, OH

#8 Feb 28, 2008
not on the dole wrote:
two words: CAVS SUCK.
That's four words..and why do you care, it's apparent that you have nothing to say...Cavs need time to jell...this is a training camp w/o the practices which have to happen during game time, they will win big eventually !

“I'm as Mad as Hell...”

Since: Mar 07

Your Neighbor & Friend

#12 Feb 28, 2008
What is it with Windhorst and this "rhythm" thing?

I repeat: Both he and the Pope should accept the fact it doesn't work.

If they don't adjust soon, Grump, it appears you bullied Ferry into rushing into a bad deadline trade (chuckle). But all that really matters is surviving to the east finals in May or June or whenever. Let LeBron pad his resume for NY in the meantime. Go Cavs.
Troy in Indy

Santa Monica, CA

#14 Feb 28, 2008
I don't care what the reasons are, no practice, not enough time together, whatever it is, it's not the real answer: the real answer is they gave away almost half of their scoring in the trade and it's quite obvious NOW! The Cavs sacrificed offense for better defense (which has yet to show up also) Not enough guys are showing up to score some points. How's that going to make it in the playoffs?
brutus

Akron, OH

#15 Feb 28, 2008
Whitey Whitney wrote:
<quoted text> Larry Hughes plays a much better game than Szczerbiak and Danny the ( Fairy ) should get the blame for this boneheaded trade, its too late for the Cavs to gel at this point . the season will be a washout as the Cavs will lose in the first round of the playoffs. I hope the Bulls do better as now Iam converting to a Chicago fan, after all Lebron wears NY Yankee hats. I hope the Cavs lose Lebron to the Ny knicks then maybe he will feel at home.
I'm sure they're celebrating in Chicago to hear of your conversion , maybe Hughes will get another tatoo with your name .
LeBron James

Hudson, OH

#16 Feb 28, 2008
We stink.
Chuck

South San Francisco, CA

#18 Feb 28, 2008
Kbadm11 wrote:
To early to tell - but Wally is shooting like Jiri Welsh - remember him!
NO! It's not nearly that bad, don't overreact.

Welsch w/Cleveland:.235 fg%.182 3pt% 2.9 ppg
Wally w/ Cleveland:.293 fg%.375 3pt% 11.7 ppg

If this the bottom for Szczerbiak, and both his recent and career number suggest it is, he should shoot better than this. Welsch shot .403 for his career, Wally is at .490 - in fact, he shot .407 for threes for his career, which is 11th ALL TIME. Other than NEO pessimism, there is no reason to think he won't be better than this. Welsch was brought in to be a shooter, but had been a lousy shooter for pretty much his entire career. Jiri Welsch has to go down as one of the worst trades of the last ten years of Cleveland sports.
Chuck

South San Francisco, CA

#19 Feb 28, 2008
Unless you enjoy this meaningless self flagellation, quit being so down on the team right now. The Cavs lost on a 28' shot at the buzzer to a Milwaukee team on the road that knocked off Denver and Detroit during the same week. The Cavs lost the second night of a road back to back to a full strength Celtics team, and it was a game the Cavs missed many wide open looks. It was obvious not only that West hasn't found his new teammates comfort zone for recieving passes, and that the players don't know where or when (which is everywhere, at all times!) to be ready to recieve a pass from Lebron. Boston took advantange of this. They do have the best record in all of basketball.

If we lose to Minnesota, Chicago or the Knicks, then we can start to worry a little.
Chuck

South San Francisco, CA

#20 Feb 28, 2008
Whitey Whitney wrote:
<quoted text>(Cavs Suck)is Two words moron , and he is right. Seems to me Gooden and Hughes are gelling quite good in Chicago, the Cavs season is over , face it Danny the (Fairy) was in too much of a rush to get a trade done he FU**ING blew it. Szczerbiak is a bum he has no arch on his shot, he doesent square his shoulders to the basket, and to make matters worse hes a lousy defender. Ben Wallace is all muscle and no brains. Delonte West cant hit a three point goal to save his life. BAD MISTAKE, BAD TRADE. GO BULLS !!
Wally Szczerbiak 11th ALL TIME NBA 3pt%. The only person in a rush to do anything is you to make a judgement.
Chuck

South San Francisco, CA

#21 Feb 28, 2008
Troy in Indy wrote:
I don't care what the reasons are, no practice, not enough time together, whatever it is, it's not the real answer: the real answer is they gave away almost half of their scoring in the trade and it's quite obvious NOW! The Cavs sacrificed offense for better defense (which has yet to show up also) Not enough guys are showing up to score some points. How's that going to make it in the playoffs?
The Cavs sacrificed offense in Hughes and Gooden?

Larry Hughes with Cavs this season:
12.7 ppg .377fg% 30.3mpg

Drew Gooden w/Cavs
11.7ppg .444fg% 30.7mpg

Joe Smith w/Chicago
11.2 ppg .466fg% 22.9mpg

Szczerbiak with Seattle
13.1 ppg .460fg% 23mpg

That's not much of a sacrifice. In fact, it looks like a significant upgrade by any stretch of logic. So what on earth are you talking about?
cave man

United States

#22 Feb 28, 2008
settle everyone were gonna be ok..
RPB

Pittsburgh, PA

#23 Feb 28, 2008
Whitey Whitney wrote:
<quoted text> Larry Hughes plays a much better game than Szczerbiak and Danny the ( Fairy ) should get the blame for this boneheaded trade, its too late for the Cavs to gel at this point . the season will be a washout as the Cavs will lose in the first round of the playoffs. I hope the Bulls do better as now Iam converting to a Chicago fan, after all Lebron wears NY Yankee hats. I hope the Cavs lose Lebron to the Ny knicks then maybe he will feel at home.
OK, see ya! We look forward to not hearing from you anymore then. Enjoy the Bulls lottery selection.
RPB

Pittsburgh, PA

#24 Feb 28, 2008
I am not at all surprised by how quickly the knuckleheads have re-surfaced with their negative remarks. I'm sure many of these idiots were praising Ferry a week ago.

Those with any basketball experience realize that there is no way the Cavs can be expected to play consistently right now. There is no reason to panic at this point, the Cavs have at least the 5 seed wrapped up. They are a game behind Toronto for the 4 seed. The only thing they lose with the 5 seed is homecourt against Toronto. They will beat Toronto regardless. They will have to play Boston and Detroit in order to win the east. So to have any concerns about their seed at this point is a waste of brain cells (which many of you obviously lack).
Scott from Atlanta

Minneapolis, MN

#25 Feb 28, 2008
not on the dole wrote:
<quoted text>
How About F&!K Y&%! All you cry babies do is WISH someone one the Cavs would play hard. Keep wishing your lives away! HAHAHAHAHa
Cavs Suck hind titty
Nice low intelligent level response. What dole did you suddenly crawl out from?
ang

Warren, OH

#26 Feb 28, 2008
hmmmmm they have lost 2 games whith nes players, anybody think maybe it was the other players that where helping the team win and not the high and mighty James???? maybe people should think about that. HE is NOT the team!!!! stop focusing so much on just him they are a TEAM!!!! I am soooooooooo sick of hearing about him and I am from Akron and live around the corner from his mother!!! give it a rest!!! start talking abot people who make a REAL differance!!
Lets see some defense

Cleveland, OH

#27 Feb 28, 2008
The reason the Cavs lost the last two games is that they can't stop teams in the fourth quarter. If Memphis hadn't played so lousy in the first half this team would be 0-3. Wally couldn't stop my grandma from getting to the rim and Damon jones is not much better. What this trade has done is expose how bad our perimeter defense is.

Also I will agree that Larry Hughes shot the ball extremely badly until the last 15- 18 games. During that time he was averaging close to 20 pts and about .400 shooting percentage. Hughes also plays defense. I hope this works out for the Cavs but I keep smelling the same smell as the Ron Harper for Danny Ferry trade. It STINKS

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