Game Balls and Laps : Game 1

Today we will hand out game balls for the Cavs who played well against the Raptors. We will also single out the Cavs who need to run some extra laps at practice for their performances.

Game Balls

Tristan Thompson – What else can be said about Tristan Thompson? He had a spectacular game against the Raptors. He showed his athleticism and drive on both ends of the floor. It’s easy to foresee him breaking into the starting lineup in the very near future.

Ramon Sessions – With Kyrie Irving struggling with his shooting, Ramon Sessions picked up the slack big time. He seemed more comfortable on the floor then the rookie did and it can be argued that Sessions should start until Irving is totally comfortable playing at the next level.

Alonzo Gee – A player who had to step up this season sure did. Alonzo Gee was all over the floor. Making defensive plays, running up and down the floor, and making shots. He did a little bit of everything against the Raptors. On a night when Casspi couldn’t get things going, Gee stepped up and performed wonderfully. This is a warning to Christian Eyenga. His playing time is in serious doubt.

Laps

Antawn Jamison – Jamison played terrible basketball. In truth, it was almost sickening. The shots he put up were awful and he refused to play any kind of defense. What makes all of it worse is the fact that the Cavs are paying him $15 million this season.

Ryan Hollins – I saw Hollins try to dunk the ball last night. He got rejected not by a Toronto defender, but by the rim. Hollins has had some good moments. But Hollins once again showed why he is not in the Cavs long term plans. There was a day and night difference between his play and the play of Andy.