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Ohio.com - Cavs' Gibson looks to broaden game

There are 25 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Nov 22, 2007, titled Ohio.com - Cavs' Gibson looks to broaden game. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

CLEVELAND: It's not exactly an insult, but if you call Daniel Gibson just ''a shooter,'' it will spark a little ire.

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OMG

Canton, OH

#1 Nov 23, 2007
If he was 7 foot tall and 250 pounds, Daniel Gibson would be what the Cavs need for rebounding C/F.

If Daniel Gibson could dish out 10 assists a game he would also be what the Cavs need for a point guard.

He's nither, and can't shoot consistantly from the outside either.

Too bad, so sad for the cheap A$$ Cavs management !!!!
Ron

Cape Coral, FL

#2 Nov 23, 2007
One word the Cavs need to figure out this year is consistency. They need to fine out who there true players are and what kind of team they will be. Gibson is a perfect example, he needs to be consistent night in and night out in order for the Cavs to be successful. Hughes needs to be traded along with Newble for another shooter.
Cavs Fan

Canton, OH

#3 Nov 23, 2007
I want the Cavs to win. I hope Gibson is succesful in improving his game.
RoYourBoat

United States

#4 Nov 23, 2007
Gibson's farther development is one of the best things that could happen to the Cavs. It would also show that "trades" are not the only way to improve.

The only negative is that the article implies that Mike Brown keeps a tight rein on what players do. Lack of freedom makes it easy for an opposing team's defense. However, I do wish Brown kept a tighter rein on the shots that Hughes put up.
RoYourBoat

United States

#5 Nov 23, 2007
OMG, When you say that "Gibson can't shoot consistantly from the outside either" you must be looking at someone else's stats for shooting percentages.
Temple-Man

Cleveland, OH

#6 Nov 23, 2007
Keep watching. Gibson is our guy. I can't believe the beat writer over at the PD called Gibson another "Vinnie Johnson". He attends the games but he just doesn't understand them. Another reason I stopped reading his uninformed junk.

Since: Oct 07

Cleveland, OH

#7 Nov 23, 2007
OMG wrote:
If he was 7 foot tall and 250 pounds, Daniel Gibson would be what the Cavs need for rebounding C/F.
If Daniel Gibson could dish out 10 assists a game he would also be what the Cavs need for a point guard.
He's nither, and can't shoot consistantly from the outside either.
Too bad, so sad for the cheap A$$ Cavs management !!!!
Barely worth responding to. Gibson is shooting over 50% from the floor and beyond the arc. He's an amazing shooter. Also, show me 5 point guards who get 10 assists per game over an entire season. With Lebron averaging 30-7-7 no point guard is getting 10 assists and that's fine.
Cindi

Cleveland, OH

#8 Nov 23, 2007
The Cavs need to win more games, if they expect to
go back to the finals.
nick

Bronx, NY

#9 Nov 23, 2007
hey mike brown , run more plays for gibson , he can give you 16-18 ppg this year . and to OMG , daniel is shooting over 50% from the floor and over 50% from 3 , that's not consistent ?
Veezy

Elmhurst, IL

#10 Nov 23, 2007
Why do we encourage OMG? He is lost and I think a little retarded. Anyway, Gibson can be a Kevin Johnson type pg for us because he shoots so well and his passing is very underrated. He made a few excellent dishes to Z and Drew for easy buckets. If he can penetrate the D and develop a nice in-between game, he'd be the perfect compliment to Lebron becasue we don't need 10 assists sa night from him.
East Side Joe

Chevy Chase, MD

#11 Nov 23, 2007
point guard. cavs need a point gaurd.
Howies Chisel

Canton, OH

#12 Nov 23, 2007
nick wrote:
hey mike brown , run more plays for gibson , he can give you 16-18 ppg this year . and to OMG , daniel is shooting over 50% from the floor and over 50% from 3 , that's not consistent ?
If he's so good, why does he diasappear in 4th quarter and only avg 12 points a game? He's too small to be an effective shooting guard in the NBA fulltime. leBron needs height to help him and a true point guard.
nick

Bronx, NY

#13 Nov 23, 2007
Howies Chisel wrote:
<quoted text>If he's so good, why does he diasappear in 4th quarter and only avg 12 points a game? He's too small to be an effective shooting guard in the NBA fulltime. leBron needs height to help him and a true point guard.
he is good and this is only his second year . there are going to be bumps and bruises , but that does not take away from the fact the he is a good player . the theory that lebron needs height to help him is nonsense , larry hughes is 6-6 , how's that working ? daniel gibson can play point and his value to lebron and the team is being that threat on the floor who can consistantly knock down the open shot and create space on the floor which makes lebron more of a threat b/c of the space gibson provides . what cleveland need is a true ,athletic 2 guard who can not only score but can also be a playmaker. as a big time fan of the chicago bulls , they won 6 rings without a "true point guard" , with michael and scottie being able to handle the ball and being playmakers , a point guard in the essence of a stockton/kidd/nash was not needed . with lebron being a natural playmaker who gives you 7 assist per night , you can have a point guard who dishes 4 assist pg ,as long as they are a constant threat offensively while on the floor(which gibson is ,the defense has to take account for him while he's on the floor), able to provide solid defense(his defense is shaky right now against the small quick quards but he can and will get better), and has a very low turnover rate. the cavs biggest weakness in their starting 5 is their 2 spot position , they dont have anyone who is a threat to give you at least 20 a night(and athletic) and provide sound defense .their other weakness is their bench , but if they had that top flight 2 guard , pavlovic would be an ideal player coming off the bench(i don't care what , he's not a starter).
nick

Bronx, NY

#14 Nov 23, 2007
Howies Chisel wrote:
<quoted text>If he's so good, why does he diasappear in 4th quarter and only avg 12 points a game? He's too small to be an effective shooting guard in the NBA fulltime. leBron needs height to help him and a true point guard.
by the way , 12 points a game is nothing to thumb your nose up to. forget the fact that this is his second year and first year as a full time starter , but he's avg. 12.8 without many plays being made for him all while playing and learning the nba point position(hardest position in basketball).
Howies Chisel

Canton, OH

#15 Nov 23, 2007
nick wrote:
<quoted text>
by the way , 12 points a game is nothing to thumb your nose up to. forget the fact that this is his second year and first year as a full time starter , but he's avg. 12.8 without many plays being made for him all while playing and learning the nba point position(hardest position in basketball).
You make a lot of good points about Gibson. However, his A/TO ratio is only 1.90 which says he not a good ball handler. Steve Nash who is the best at guard in the NBA has an 2.60 ratio.

Can you imagine how good the Cavs and LeBron would be with Steve Nash passing the ball around? I guess us Cavs fans can only dream.
bikerman

Pensacola, FL

#16 Nov 23, 2007
Gibson is going to be very special. If he starts creating his own shots, and plays are run for him, over 20 per game is not a long shot. It took Allen and Redd longer than 1 season to develop their games.

I haven't seen a better pure shooter for the Cavs since Mark Price. Kapono never had the quickness to create his own space. Gibson is already a much more complete player than Steve Kerr ever was. 49
Paul D Brown

Covington, KY

#17 Nov 23, 2007
Oh well if Danny Ferry wants LeBron James to play Pete Maravich he'll stand back and let him fly.
Point here is he tried to quarterback his team but I kinda figured in his 35 point loss to Orlando he was passing up shots making every attempt to accomodate the roster at hand.
League wise I think LeBron has got the message across knowing to those abroad his commitment isn't lip service.
These last several games have proven the "other side" of King James.......The Cavs can't afford to surrender in the win /loss column in November.
Keep bailing water ?
(Faster,faster,faster)
nick

Bronx, NY

#18 Nov 23, 2007
Howies Chisel wrote:
<quoted text>You make a lot of good points about Gibson. However, his A/TO ratio is only 1.90 which says he not a good ball handler. Steve Nash who is the best at guard in the NBA has an 2.60 ratio.
Can you imagine how good the Cavs and LeBron would be with Steve Nash passing the ball around? I guess us Cavs fans can only dream.
i can only imagine how good the cavs would be with steve nash , but a lot of teams can say the same thing , fact is nash is a special player , not many point guards around like him . trust me , this is the 12th game of the season , meaning this is the 12th game of daniel gibson being an nba point guard (playoffs excluded), he will get better. like i said , he will suffer his bumps and bruises but when it's all said and done , he will be fine . i'm glad they did not get bibby ,who i think is on the downside of his career , they need to concentrate on finding an elite,athletic 2 guard and tightening that bench.
amanda

Madison, OH

#19 Nov 23, 2007
I think that he is really going to do good with people like lebron around. He should be alot of help in getting gibson to be an even better player
The Silencer

Kelleys Island, OH

#20 Nov 23, 2007
Cindi wrote:
The Cavs need to win more games, if they expect to
go back to the finals.
Wow? Really? Is that how it works? Thanks Captain Obvious.

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