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Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby swerb » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:06 pm

By losing by 40 to the 4-15 Minnesota Timberwolves. 115-79 with 6 min left.

Sweet mother of Christ. Where's Ricky Davis and Chris Gatling when you need em.

Ding dong the franchise is dead. I'd rehire Jim Paxson, have him bottom this thing out again so we can get the #1 pick, rebuild around him, get agonizingly close to winning it all, then have him leave in 7 years.
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Unread postby swerb » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:08 pm

Also, think I just caught Boobie Gibson and Jawad Williams playing their Nintendo DS's on the bench.
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Unread postby StewieG » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:17 pm

Not ashamed to say I haven't seen a second of this debacle. If the players don't give a damn, why should we?
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby swerb » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:24 pm

That travesty Thurs night followed by this train wreck tonight - blessing in disguise.

Hopefully TMLP's illusions of "reloading" v. totally busting it down and rebuilding are dead.

Maybe not though ... with this GD casino coming to town. Between that and the mortgage co, 6,000 fans a night in the building for the next three years really impact both businesses. That and his massive case of short mans syndrome ... may not lead to sane decision making, even with the exposure of the last 3 days.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby FUDU » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:35 pm

^ this.

Now that the feeling out part of the season is over buckle yourselves in for some bad losses. 25 wins is in our sights.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby rigs » Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:50 pm

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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby daddywags » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:39 am

I think even Danny has to be realizing that the only way to get/keep fans in the seats is to give them at least one player to be excited about. No one on this team meets that description. I'm not sure whether Kyle Irving or Perry Jones or Harrison Barnes will, but I'm damn sure that Joey Graham and Anthony Parker and Jamario Moon won't.

Back up the truck, Danny.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby leadpipe » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:01 am

T-Wolves came in at 4-15.....and I'd swap rosters in a heartbeat.

And don't forget, arguably the Wolves best player this year (minus maybe Love) didn't even play.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby Cease » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:10 am

I'm afraid this team is nowhere near hitting rock bottom. I wouldn't mind the losing if they did it with some fight and personality- but at this point they simply look to be "on tilt". Clueless, leaderless, no chemistry, all while learning an offense and a defense on the job. No group mind or identity. Yikes.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby jack_tors » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:42 am

daddywags wrote:I think even Danny has to be realizing that the only way to get/keep fans in the seats is to give them at least one player to be excited about. No one on this team meets that description. I'm not sure whether Kyle Irving or Perry Jones or Harrison Barnes will, but I'm damn sure that Joey Graham and Anthony Parker and Jamario Moon won't.

Back up the truck, Danny.


Yeah, gonna go out on a limb here and say that Danny Ferry really doesnt care about the Cavs. It shows in this team. I mean, he has done nothing to make the team better in the off season. He cares so little he stopped being the GM all together.. :hide:

Chris Grant on the other hand, he might want to listen to your advise on this one. ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:05 am

Is it too early to pose the question: Does Byron Scott survive the season?
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:38 am

Madre Hill, Superstar wrote:Is it too early to pose the question: Does Byron Scott survive the season?


How can he not? Nobody could win with this cluster fuck of a team.

That lock out can't come soon enough.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:40 am

jack_tors wrote:
daddywags wrote:I think even Danny has to be realizing that the only way to get/keep fans in the seats is to give them at least one player to be excited about. No one on this team meets that description. I'm not sure whether Kyle Irving or Perry Jones or Harrison Barnes will, but I'm damn sure that Joey Graham and Anthony Parker and Jamario Moon won't.

Back up the truck, Danny.


Yeah, gonna go out on a limb here and say that Danny Ferry really doesnt care about the Cavs. It shows in this team. I mean, he has done nothing to make the team better in the off season. He cares so little he stopped being the GM all together.. :hide:

Chris Grant on the other hand, he might want to listen to your advise on this one. ;-) ;) :wink:


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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby Prosecutor » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:05 am

I don't know if it's possible to overstate the damage done by the Miami game. Every Cavs fan watched that game, even in person or on TV. The response was beyond disappointment; it was anger. Terry Pluto has received many emails from furious fans saying they won't go to another game this year, or that they're done with the NBA for good.

And now a blowout to a 4-15 team without their top scorer on the second night of a back-to-back. Wow. It looks like the players have packed it in and tuned out Scott. If something dramatic doesn't happen quickly this season is in danger of the bottom totally falling out, with 2,000 fans watching the carcass of a team go through the motions. It may already be too late. The death spiral is quickly picking up speed.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:46 am

They still have that big trade exception to reload with and it's simply a matter of time before Ramon Sessions is Rajon Rondo.

Not to mention that once Powe and Graham build some chemistry, well, lookout NBA.

And don't forget we have our anchor and rock, JJ Hickson, to legitimize us even through the rough seas.

Just stay with it. :hide:

Shit. Think anbout where this franchise was one year ago if you really want to be sick. Worst part to me is still the validation they give tWoA decision to leave with each lackluster effort and loss.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby StewieG » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:26 am

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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby FUDU » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:33 am

Prosecutor wrote:I don't know if it's possible to overstate the damage done by the Miami game. Every Cavs fan watched that game, even in person or on TV. The response was beyond disappointment; it was anger. Terry Pluto has received many emails from furious fans saying they won't go to another game this year, or that they're done with the NBA for good.

And now a blowout to a 4-15 team without their top scorer on the second night of a back-to-back. Wow. It looks like the players have packed it in and tuned out Scott. If something dramatic doesn't happen quickly this season is in danger of the bottom totally falling out, with 2,000 fans watching the carcass of a team go through the motions. It may already be too late. The death spiral is quickly picking up speed.
I'm not sure why any fans would have been surprised by the Miami blowout, or why their emotions would turn from disappointment to anger over that one game, you could see the writing on the wall from the start of this season. Maybe the casual Cavalier fan, but any half brained fan that follows this team should not be included in that group, unless they really bought into the false hope of the first two weeks...sheesh.

The Miami game could be seen a mile away, 2 NBA stars, both extremely athletic, both in their prime, both able to get to the rim at will. Meanwhile we lack any one player on our roster who could eve hope to contain just one of them. Then you add in a capable guy like Bosh...we were lucky to be in it for 1 quarter, even with the Heat under achieving so far this year.

IMO any Cavalier fan giving up on the season b/c of THAT game is a total moron, when they could have done themselves a favor and gave up on it about 30 days ago.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby Cleveland Transplant » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:09 am

Even with Miami being as mediocre as they are, any basketball fan should expect Lebron to rack up 40 and put up ridiculous numbers. That's what he does. Losing to Miami is fine - laying down to them is not.

Losing to the Timberwolves in this fashion is not OK. You're going to have off nights and a some losing streaks. But to lose to the Timberwolves by 40? That's inexcusable.

I held out hope for a 7th or 8th seed playoff appearance. But, I'm starting to think otherwise and maybe it's time to start looking at blowing up the team. Because they are playing awful these past few weeks.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby Orenthal » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:42 am

Seems like we are coming along quite nicely for the blow it up crowd. 20 games; verdict is in. Who really cares what we lose by? Same fans that weren't here 8 years ago will be back the next time a contender is put on the court.

Question is can they put together another contender.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby FUDU » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:49 am

Trust me OJ I was not suggesting you are a moron, but the real question isn't if they can build another contender at the Q, it's if they can do it before the Browns become good enough to make the Cavaliers completely irrelevant in this town.

Oops too late?
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby papacass » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:20 pm

Cerebral_DownTime wrote:
Madre Hill, Superstar wrote:Is it too early to pose the question: Does Byron Scott survive the season?


How can he not? Nobody could win with this cluster fuck of a team.

That lock out can't come soon enough.


I'll take it a step further: At what point do you start questioning if Scott is part of the problem?

You're talking about a guy who won three titles as a player and coached the likes of Jason Kidd, Richard Jefferson and Chris Paul. He's used to winning, and he's used to at least having some raw materials to work with.

The Nets and Hornets were pretty much bottoming out in both of Scott's previous inaugural seasons. But this is by far the worst situation Scott has stepped into as a coach. When he took the job, there was still a chance LeBron would re-sign. Now, it's a psychologically devastated roster that probably needs about a 90 percent turnover just to get the ghost of LeBron out of the locker room.

I don't doubt Scott is still trying to fight the good fight. But deep down, he might be thinking "I didn't sign on for this. Come on Phil, retire already." And it might be showing through in his coaching, and in turn, rubbing off on his players.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby GodHatesClevelandSport » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:23 pm

Really, before Christmas of two seasons ago, the Cavs weren't that hot of an item. I had season tix that year and had a hard time getting people to go to games with me. Around Christmas, suddenly everyone wanted to go and the rest of the season people kept asking me if I had tickets available.

Cavs need to be something special to capture the city's interest. They're back to irrelevancy, as they have been for most of their existence. This is really nothing new.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:27 pm

papacass wrote:I don't doubt Scott is still trying to fight the good fight. But deep down, he might be thinking "I didn't sign on for this. Come on Phil, retire already."


Brian Shaw probably wonders why Scott would have those thoughts running around in his head.

That job is Shaw's when Phil steps down. And Phil ain't dealing with a lockout.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby papacass » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:37 pm

peeker643 wrote:That job is Shaw's when Phil steps down. And Phil ain't dealing with a lockout.


It might be. But you'd have to think an ex-Laker and native L.A. boy like Scott would have interest in the job. And if things don't work out in Cleveland, he has the resume to be a strong contender.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby peeker643 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:37 pm

papacass wrote:
peeker643 wrote:That job is Shaw's when Phil steps down. And Phil ain't dealing with a lockout.


It might be. But you'd have to think an ex-Laker and native L.A. boy like Scott would have interest in the job. And if things don't work out in Cleveland, he has the resume to be a strong contender.


Shaw's a Cali-boy as well, ex-Laker, pretty well thought of in the circles from what I read. And attached to Jackson.

I just think that's where they're headed and it'll be next season.

I agree that Scott is also a natural fit. Just think Shaw had/has inside track (which is a big reason why Scott took this gig in Cleveland).
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby Orenthal » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:08 pm

Don't worry donny I know I am not a moron. I just see this as another of the death throes of an org. bottoming out. The fans that jumped on, are now jumping off, and the wild assertions of gloom and doom just make me laugh.

What they do/don't with Mo, Jamo, Boobie, Andy, and Hickson will tell me what this front office is all about. So far the moves they made, or tried to make (Lowry) have me mildly bullish. Would really have liked to see us purchase a draft pick, even then the 2 guys I thought to target Bradley/Bledsoe have been miss/hit...
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Unread postby JJN » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:04 pm

We have a really big issue where we aren't going to get any production from 2 of our starters (Parker & Graham/Moon), and the other three starters don't produce consistently. In any game we are going to be undertalented in at least 3 positions, if not all 5.

JJ is the only one I want to see on this team next year, and for the right deal he can go too.
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Unread postby papacass » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:54 pm

JJN wrote: JJ is the only one I want to see on this team next year, and for the right deal he can go too.


If I had to keep one player for next year, it would be Sessions. He's a turnover machine at times, but he's also a consistent scorer. Give him minutes, he'll probably give you 15-17 PPG and 6-8 APG. His speed is probably the best single player attribute on the Cavs roster at the moment.

J.J......I'm just not as much of a fan. Inconsistent, low basketball IQ. Destined to be in and out of coaches' doghouses for his entire career. And I don't think experience is going to cure him. His ceiling is a decent, but flawed, role player. Not a future centerpiece.
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Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:58 pm

papacass wrote:
JJN wrote: JJ is the only one I want to see on this team next year, and for the right deal he can go too.


If I had to keep one player for next year, it would be Sessions. He's a turnover machine at times, but he's also a consistent scorer. Give him minutes, he'll probably give you 15-17 PPG and 6-8 APG. His speed is probably the best single player attribute on the Cavs roster at the moment.

J.J......I'm just not as much of a fan. Inconsistent, low basketball IQ. Destined to be in and out of coaches' doghouses for his entire career. And I don't think experience is going to cure him. His ceiling is a decent, but flawed, role player. Not a future centerpiece.


Thank God the Cavs didn't lose JJ in a trade for Amare last season. If they had they'd be in pretty bad shape right now.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby Orenthal » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:44 pm

The non PHO trade has been gone over and over. Cavaliers waited out the Suns as long as possible. The lack of deal was 100% on the Suns. That said I agree JJ is shit, and should be dealt with a vetern to a team that can be fooled.

Or just an outright dump for salary/pick.

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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby motherscratcher » Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:53 pm

Orenthal wrote:The non PHO trade has been gone over and over. Cavaliers waited out the Suns as long as possible. The lack of deal was 100% on the Suns. That said I agree JJ is shit, and should be dealt with a vetern to a team that can be fooled.

Or just an outright dump for salary/pick.

Low life IQ!


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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby Orenthal » Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:10 pm

This is how I want my my team to lose... ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby FUDU » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:52 pm

Scott DID sign up for this though. Scott, probably more than anyone, knew LeBron staying was at best 50/50, hell LeBron wouldn't meet with him before his hire. Scott had one advantage over TMLP and us as fans and local media, he was an outsider who possessed more objectivity on the situation than any of us would ever admit. Scott knew damn well he could be the captain of a sinking ship for 5 months.

He's jumping all over that Laker job if the opportunity shows up, he's the new Larry Brown minus the one ring.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby Prosecutor » Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:39 pm

FUDU wrote: I'm not sure why any fans would have been surprised by the Miami blowout, or why their emotions would turn from disappointment to anger over that one game, you could see the writing on the wall from the start of this season. Maybe the casual Cavalier fan, but any half brained fan that follows this team should not be included in that group, unless they really bought into the false hope of the first two weeks...sheesh...

IMO any Cavalier fan giving up on the season b/c of THAT game is a total moron, when they could have done themselves a favor and gave up on it about 30 days ago.


I think a lot of fans were hopeful the team would at least be competitive and entertaining. For one thing we were getting an offensive-minded coach (as opposed to Roker's "you win with defense" approach) with a track record of developing a chronic loser into a Finals team, so that looked good. They also talked about a new, up-tempo, movement-oriented offense that would work better for players like Mo, Andy, Boobie, Jamo, Moon, and JJ than the "stand around and watch Bron and Andy run a two-man game over and over" game plan that Roker favored.

There was also talk about Scott whipping the team into phenominal condition so they could make up for shortcomings in talent by running opponents into the ground.

And they put out the idea that the players were motivated to prove they aren't garbage without LeBron.

So I was kind of expecting a feisty, well-conditioned, combative bunch that would get after people and find a way to beat weak and mediocre teams with movement, conditioning, and hustle. The opening win over the Celtics gave me hope that we'd see something like that. Looks like that was false hope unless Scott can pull a Dr. Frankenstein shock treatment on this corpse.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby scott » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:43 pm

Prosecutor wrote:
FUDU wrote: I'm not sure why any fans would have been surprised by the Miami blowout, or why their emotions would turn from disappointment to anger over that one game, you could see the writing on the wall from the start of this season. Maybe the casual Cavalier fan, but any half brained fan that follows this team should not be included in that group, unless they really bought into the false hope of the first two weeks...sheesh...

IMO any Cavalier fan giving up on the season b/c of THAT game is a total moron, when they could have done themselves a favor and gave up on it about 30 days ago.


I think a lot of fans were hopeful the team would at least be competitive and entertaining. For one thing we were getting an offensive-minded coach (as opposed to Roker's "you win with defense" approach) with a track record of developing a chronic loser into a Finals team, so that looked good. They also talked about a new, up-tempo, movement-oriented offense that would work better for players like Mo, Andy, Boobie, Jamo, Moon, and JJ than the "stand around and watch Bron and Andy run a two-man game over and over" game plan that Roker favored.

There was also talk about Scott whipping the team into phenominal condition so they could make up for shortcomings in talent by running opponents into the ground.

And they put out the idea that the players were motivated to prove they aren't garbage without LeBron.

So I was kind of expecting a feisty, well-conditioned, combative bunch that would get after people and find a way to beat weak and mediocre teams with movement, conditioning, and hustle. The opening win over the Celtics gave me hope that we'd see something like that. Looks like that was false hope unless Scott can pull a Dr. Frankenstein shock treatment on this corpse.


Good post. I felt the same. If nothing else, Gilbert had a responsibility to the season ticket holders to not blow the team up this season after making them re-up early last year. Turns out this roster just happens to play like a blow up franchise. As it is, this should speed up the timetable for blowing up the team. I thought we'd be here next year.
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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby jb » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:39 pm

Cleveland Transplant wrote: But, I'm starting to think otherwise and maybe it's time to start looking at blowing up the team. Because they are playing awful these past few weeks.



The beauty of this is you don't have to blow them up.

They've done been blowed up, SIR!

They can have this composition and no win more than 30 games. Brutal roadie coming up and huge losing streak in store.

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Re: Cavs Respond To Heat Blowout

Unread postby GodHatesClevelandSport » Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:26 am

Scott lays down the law. All the players who were late to Wednesday got fined, which was half the team.

Snowstorm my ass, says Byron.

http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf ... se_ga.html

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_d ... nba-294473
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