If you want to "blame" someone for the Cavs not ending up with the worst record, start with Baron Davis. Heading into the weekend, Davis had played 12 games for the Cavs. Their record is 5-7 with him on the court. According to 82games.com, the Cavs are outscored by just 1.9 points when Davis plays; when he sits, it's 10.3 points. The next best for the Cavs is Daniel Gibson -- the Cavs are outscored by 5.3 points with him on the court. Davis is averaging 14.6 points, 6.3 assists and shooting 43 percent.
Davis has lifted the level of play and brought a sense of order to a team that needed it -- and he wants to build on it for next season. Davis plays only 25 minutes a game because of his cranky knees, so there is room for another point guard. His upbeat attitude and willingness to bond with coach Byron Scott after their rocky past has been a major surprise, and one that could mean a lot next year -- assuming the Cavs get the upcoming draft right.
Oh, and while you're at it, why not let 82games.com know they're wasting their time compiling meaningless numbers?