According to Bob Finnan of the The News-Herald, Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown is considering starting Anthony Bennett at the small forward position. Sans a short stretch at the three against the Boston Celtics, the rookie has played the power forward spot exclusively.
At this point, I don’t see a downside to this move. Justin Rowan of FearTheSword.com wrote a good piece on why the Wine & Gold should consider this move and I agree with him. With the Cavaliers already struggling heavily (and Bennett struggled more than anyone on the roster) there isn’t a good reason for the Cavaliers to not do this. For starters, Alonzo Gee and Earl Clark aren’t exactly world beaters at the three, and while there a multitude of reasons that Bennett won’t be able to play the three, it’s worth the risk. Imagine if the move pans out and Bennett thrives on the wing. And if not, at least you know where he stands at both forward spots.
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