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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Forget that No. 23 guy

The Cavs are currently auditioning players at small forward. As I wrote on Wednesday, many expect Joey Graham to be the starter when it's all said and done. It's a matter of whether he can hang onto the job.

He's very engaging, just like his twin brother Stephen. I'd love to see them standing side-by-side. I'm not sure I could tell them apart.

Coach Byron Scott, at times, will get both J.J. Hickson and Antawn Jamison on the court at the same time. In those instances, Jamison will be shifted to the "3" spot. He will struggle defending most small forwards. Moving him there negates any edge he might have against bigger, stronger forwards, who would have to chase him around the court.

Joey Graham has been an underachiever in his career. He came into the league a budding star, but has not played like it. The Raptors finally gave up on him. Their plan was to insert him in the starting lineup alongside Chris Bosh. Well, you all know how that worked out.

Jawad Williams is also in the mix. Given the opportunity, the guy will score. He just doesn't rebound.

Jamario Moon also has talent, but will likely come off the bench, along with Jamison.


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