Back in May, 2008, we featured a little series called “Re-Sign or Release” where we went through every player on the Cavaliers roster and turned to the readers to see what they would do if they were the general manager of the Wine and Gold and – hypothetically, of course – all of the players were up to have their respective contracts renewed.
Same hypothetical this time around: We’re looking to build for the future; all players are restricted free agents, likely requiring a bit of a pay raise from last season. Do you re-sign them? Andrew has already laid out the roadblocks currently facing the Cavaliers in 2011; now it’s your turn. Vote below and leave your support in the comments.
Yep…sure didn’t see too many of those jerseys in the crowd this season…
2010-11 Salary: $2,333,333
2010-11 Recap: If there was a ribbon given by fans for on-court ire, there is a chance that Ryan Hollins would have given Anthony Parker a run for his money last season. Often out of place and avoiding the paint as if it were actually hot coals, the seven-foot Hollins managed to not finish the season in the top-five for total boards.
For comparison purposes, Anderson Varejao, despite playing in 39 fewer games, had nearly twice as many rebounds (301) than Hollins (186).
The good news is that Hollins did manage to turn his game up a notch when called upon during the final stretch of the season, buying into Byron Scott’s system and finishing strong at the rim. Through his final eight games, seven of which were as starting center, Hollins averaged 10.3 points (on 74 percent from the floor) and 1.4 blocks while pulling down 3.8 rebounds per game – a full board per game more than his season average.
Some of this may have been due to the addition of Baron Davis, the rest may have been merely a product of volume. For good measure, he also made Detroit’s Charlie Villanueva loose his marbles mid-game; it was the first time I’ve ever heard of armed, uniformed police guarding a locker room from an opposing player.
As a WFNY commenter said in the R/R for Semih Erden, you can’t teach height. But there’s a good chance that none of this will make up for the lazy attempt at fouling New Jersey’s Brook Lopez in a very winnable game during the team’s epic losing streak. But we will let you decide…
|2011 Re-Sign or Release Scorecard|
|JJ Hickson||96||Joey Graham||96|
|Christian Eyenga||95||Anthony Parker||76|
|Ramon Session||87||Antawn Jamison||64|