Cavaliers Team Forecast by Hollinger

Here is a great article by John Hollinger recapping the 2006-07 season presenting an alternate narrative than “LeBron James, LeBron James, LeBron James, LeBron James, LeBron James, LeBron James, LeBron James.”

“While King James certainly was a major factor, especially when his outrageous one-man show produced 25 straight points to defeat Detroit in Game 5 of the conference finals, the Cavs didn’t succeed because of their ability to score.”

He discussed their shooting percentage witch ranked 29th in the NBA and contribute their success to great defense the team showed and coached by Mike Brown.

“Cleveland was good at nearly everything [defensively], including forcing a high rate of turnovers and a sub par shooting percentage, but where they really excelled was in a specialty coach Mike Brown imported from San Antonio — cutting off the 3-point line.”

He also credited Cavaliers GM Danny Ferry for the addition of Devin Brown because he is still “better than Snow or Jones. Compared to either of those two, Brown will seem like a godsend”

Hollinger predicting the Cavaliers to improve to 54-28 and finish second in the conference.

He is also predicting another move before mid-October because the Cavaliers have a $2 million trade exception that expires in mid-October. 

You can read the full article at ESPN.COM