Friday, January 3, 2014

First Round Problems

Andrew Bynum (#21) and Anthony Bennett (#15)


  Whats up with these Eastern Conference teams? So much talent, yet so little cohesion. This was supposed to be the year where the East finally beats the West. It looks like the complete opposite.

  The Cleveland Cavaliers had 3 first picks in the NBA draft in the last 10 years, and they've been selecting some top players. LeBron James in 2003 and Kyrie Irving in 2011, both who have been All Stars. But something is not quite working for the new kid, Anthony Bennett. Bennett has not only put up laughable numbers (avg. 2.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, 0.3 assists), he's not even in consideration for Rookie of the Year. I'm not hating or anything but Kwame Brown in his rookie year had avg. 4.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 0.8 assists, all higher stats than Bennett.

  But the main problem in the Forest City is not the young rook. Instead it is the disputes of newly acquired center Andrew Bynum. Bynum has been suspended for five games for 'detrimental conduct'. Rumors have been galore of Bynum being traded to different cities, most likely the Lakers, for big man Pau Gasol. However, Gasol has made it clear he does not want to leave LA. Bynum, the current starting center for the Cavs, hasn't been having a huge impact on the team, with only 8.5 points and 5.3 rebounds average per game. Thats not much for a starting center.

But fear not citizens of Ohio, Uncle Drew and his crew, including Dion Waiters and Anderson Varejao have still been keeping up the Cavs, not to playoff contention though. 

What are your predictions? Do you think Bynum will leave, Bennet will change, or the Cavs make the playoffs? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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