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Weekly Cavs Notebook

 

1. While the Cavs spent the fourth overall pick on Tristan Thompson, its safe to bet that we will still see a lot of Samardo Samuels. Samuels brings an energy off the bench and is great on defense. He’s also an solid rebounder and can finish around the rim. All things considered, he should be a major part of the Cavs second unit.

2. It’s probable that most of the points the Cavs will score this season will come from both guards and the small forward positions. Against Detriot, three of the top four scorers played point guard, shooting guard, and small forward. Those players would be Kyrie Irving, Anthony Parker, and Omri Casspi. When on the guards should play a huge role going forward.

3. The Cavs need to figure whats going on at center. Andy is the starter for now, but there is not much behind him. Hollins has been so-so and Erden has been injured. If one of them does not step up as a capable back up, the Cavs will need to address the situation either in the draft or in free agency. Of course, the Cavs do own the draft rights to one Sasha Kaun. Fans may remember him from his days at Kansas. He has been impressive overseas and Chris Grant seems to like him a lot.

4. Here’s hoping that Luke Harangody gets some playing time this season. He seems to be a forgotten man on the Cavs roster. While his jump shot does look awkward at times, he can still be a solid defender and can make shots if given a chance. The problem is, the Cavs have so many bench players, he will have to fight for playing time. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out.

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