Will The Cavaliers Put It Together in 2009-10?
Everyone in Cleveland is hoping that King James will finally get what he deserves. In LeBron's young but decorated career he has seen the ups and downs of this franchise. Coming to Cleveland was a dream come true, not only for the fans of Cleveland but for the talented superstar from Akron as well.
Staying close to home and to his mother was a deal that helped Lebron mature. Now with all the pieces to the puzzle seemingly in place at the Q, the only question left is what does the 2009-2010 season have in store for the Cavaliers?
The answer to that question is not too far off the horizon.
With the Cavaliers season opening on Tuesday night, the hype of "getting a ring for the king"—a quote from none other than the Big Aristotle—will finally begin.
Bringing Shaq to the Cavs was undoubtedly a great move by Danny Ferry but another transaction that many should keep an eye on is that of Leon Powe.
The acquiring of Leon Powe in the offseason was obviously overshadowed by Shaq's arrival but gaining Powe gives the Cavs a big man who presents much more of a scoring threat than Anderson Varajeo.
Don't get me wrong Varajeo is a very integral part to the cohesiveness of the Cleveland Cavaliers but he is lacking on the offensive end of the floor. Leon Powe is a big body that will get the Cavs good minutes just as he did in Boston.
The Cavs guards are also much to marvel at. Returning Delonte West and Mo Williams is never a bad thing and adding leadership like Anthony Parker could prove to be useful come playoff time as well.
Mo Williams gives the Cavs a long range threat while Delonte West is more of a slashing type guard who can rock you to sleep from the three point line as well.
The Cavs offense is one of the best in the league but their defense is even better. The Cavs have supposedly found the player that will be able to slow down Eastern Conference rival Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard—the one person that led to the demise of the Cavaliers season last year—in Shaq.
Mike Brown, a defensive coach, most likely has the most to prove this season.
The front office can only help you so much and they did just that this offseason. It will be Mike Brown's season to lose. The Cavaliers have to find a way to win the big games and there is no better way to begin a season then opening up with the Boston Celtics.
You will be able to gauge how the Cavaliers will continue through the season after matching up with the Green on Tuesday night.
LeBron James has his team and the only way Cleveland fans will be able to see Lebron in a Cavalier uniform again is by getting him a ring at the end of the season.
If Lebron and company fail to reach the finals again, it is most likely he will search for a franchise in which he feels has a chance to win a championship.
It is simple. The ball is in Cleveland's court.
With the exception to Kobe Bryant, the Cavs have the most dynamic player in all of the NBA. James will show up to play like the MVP he has been crowned. Every game the supporting cast needs to want it just as much as he does to make this a successful season in Cleveland.
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