View Full Version : The Cavs are the the Second Beast in the East

08-24-2008, 10:34 AM
With the addition of Williams, Boston might be the only team better than the Cavs in the East. Barring major injuries, the Cavs are capable of winning 50 to 55 games this season and earning the No. 2 seed in the playoffs.

If anyone doubts the importance of seeding, refer back to the East semifinals with the Celtics. If the Cavs had homecourt advantage in that series, they would have advanced past the Celtics.

The Cavs don’t have the most talent in the conference, but they have the best player in All-Star forward LeBron James. His play in the Olympics solidifies what many in Cleveland have thought for quite some time: He’s the best player in the world.

And, while the Cavs are at it, isn’t it about time they won the Central Division crown? Since their inception in 1970, the Cavs have exactly one division title to their credit — in 1975-76, the Miracle of Richfield season.

Detroit might be ripe for the pickin’. The Pistons are trying to get their youngsters ready for prime time, and there’s a bit of a transition going on there. Veterans Chauncey Billups, Rasheed Wallace and Antonio McDyess are beginning to show their age.

The Pistons probably have another run in them, but new coach Michael Curry knows it’s time to integrate young players like guard Rodney Stuckey and forwards Jason Maxiell and Amir Johnson to the mix.

As an aside, when Stuckey does “arrive,” he’ll be one of the best guards in the NBA.

There is no question the Sixers have improved themselves by signing forward/center Elton Brand. Toronto has also taken a step forward by acquiring Jermaine O’Neal from Indiana. Orlando continues to improve the supporting cast around center Dwight Howard, which will make them a legitimate contender.

But the Cavs have something neither team has — James. He’s the great equalizer in the East.


Its the 15th one down, its nice to hear this, i agree, we have a big chance of being the 2nd seed.

08-24-2008, 11:16 AM
Barring injuries.....so true

08-24-2008, 11:19 AM
More and more sports writers are putting us at 2nd seed. That is good to see if you ask me.

08-24-2008, 11:22 AM

that is the full article

08-24-2008, 11:53 AM
Well if we don't have injures we might be the 2nd best team in the east. Hopefully Pistons fall off enough that we pass him to be first in our division.

08-24-2008, 01:51 PM
its about time we got some respect. people couldn't accept how good we actually were(and even better now cuz of the addition of Mo Williams), and now they finally realized that we might be "the team to beat" in the East.

08-25-2008, 11:37 AM
More and more sports writers are putting us at 2nd seed. That is good to see if you ask me.

As I told you before, we had a great team but were simply being overlooked because we hadn't made a sexy move this offseason.

Now that we made a splash in acquiring Mo Williams, our name is back in the mix. We already had a great team, but that splash just reminded everybody of that.