At 3-7, the Cavaliers are one of the most disappointing teams in the league. Coming into the season, I had high hopes for them–and I wasn’t alone. They had the talent in Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, Andrew Bynum, Anderson Varejao, Jarrett Jack, and Dion Waiters.
With Dan Gilbert hiring Mike Brown again, it would be assumed that they would be improved on the defensive end, and the offense would take care of itself. Well, through ten games, the offense hasn’t taken care of itself. The Cavs are currently 28th in points per game with just over 91, but they are just percentage points away from being last in offensive efficiency (points per 100 possessions).
Sure, they are 12th defensively at 101.4 points per 100 possessions, but they are closer to middle of the pack than they are top tier. They are dead last in the NBA in field goal percentage at 40.7%, 25th in free throw attempts at 20.5 per game, 25th in assists with just 18.8 per game, and are 29th in +/-.
So what is wrong with the Cavaliers? They are a dumpster fire on offense. They are defending better, but they aren’t moving the ball well, they aren’t getting to the line, and they are shooting terribly. Mike Brown has been criticized for not knowing how to construct a good offense, and this isn’t helping much. They are averaging 18 assists on 34 made baskets a night, and that is not good at all. If the Cavs want to live up to their potential, they need to fix their offensive woes.
Oh yeah, on top of all that, it seems as if they are fighting each other now.