This has been the story of the Cavaliers season. Everyone’s favorite Uncle, Kyrie Irving, went down with a broken finger a little over a week ago. Even with the star point guard, the Cavs were 2-7. After last night’s loss to Phoenix, they’re 3-12 for the season and in last place in the Central. Throughout all this, Anderson Varejao has been spectacular, averaging career-highs of 14.5 points, 1.5 steals, 3.2 assists and an absurd 14.9 rebounds a game (tops in the NBA). To say Varejao has been great and the rest of the team has sucked would be to speak the truth. In a rare moment of coaching candor, Byron Scott spoke the truth.
That potential bullpen … wow.
Mortensen made himself the centerpiece.
The last day of July.