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Friday, March 14, 2008

Z, where art thou?

Cavs blog by Bob Finnan

Daniel "Boobie" Gibson is an important piece to the Cavaliers, especially with the way the second-year guard can shoot the ball. But the guy the Cavs need desperately is center Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

Z's back condition is supoosedly going to be reassessed on Saturday. He's missed two weeks with a back strain. He's needed on offense and defense. No, he's never going to be Bill Russell in the paint, but he knows how to play defense and protect the rim.

Also, he's a reliable shooter, a player LeBron James can go to in the clutch. That's also needed an offense that sputters from time to time.

In the loss to the Wizards on Thursday, the Cavs shot entirely too many 3-pointers (32). But part of that came from not having an inside presence to go to. They're not going to go to Ben Wallace and Anderson Varejao much in the low post.


Blogger Carolyn said...

Z back first, then Boobie? Back-to-back losses due to Z's back were not fun. Have you heard the rumor that Ira Newble may return?

March 15, 2008 at 3:52 PM 

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