In my usual form, I’m back with another edition of The Boots. For those unfamiliar with this feature, I assign loosely defined “Boot Up” or “Boot Down” votes to trending sports topics. Today, I’m all about Cavs pessimism.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are now 4-12. After last night’s shellacking in Boston to the tune of 103-86, they have the NBA’s second-worst road record (1-9). They rank second- or third-worst in almost every team efficiency standing. While the myriad of issues and complaints could go on for days, let’s take care of just three today.
Boot Down: Where is Tristan Thompson, budding All-Star? – One of the emerging trends over this latest five-game losing streak has been the lackluster play of the 22-year-old Canadian out of Texas. He’s averaged only five points and seven rebounds in 26% shooting in 24 minutes per contest during this run. [Read more...]