Rise Up: Cleveland Cavaliers Team Preview

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  1. Spayer419

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    Kyrie IrvingSG Dion WaitersSF Alonzo Gee

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    The Cavaliers success in 2013-2014 will largely be dictated by the success of their backcourt, and the growth of Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters. Entering his third year in the league, Irving is poised to take the NBA by storm and many believe that he will one day become the best point guard basketball has to offer. The biggest question mark surrounding last year's 3-point champion and All Star is durability, as Irving has yet to play a complete season. With more help around him this year, hopefully Kyrie won't take as much of a beating. The point guard's most willing sidekick is Dion Waiters, who also excels in driving to the hole, though his finishing needs work. If Waiters can make an improvement this season and continue to warrant his No. 4 overall selection in 2012, the Cavs could have the best young backcourt in the league.

    PF Tristan ThompsonC Anderson Varejao
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    Much like with Kyrie Irving, the biggest setback to Anderson Varejao's legacy thus far has been staying healthy. Last year the Brazilian national was well on his way to an All Star caliber season, until a scary blood clot incident cut his season short. Now finally healthy, Andy is looking to bring the "Wild Thing" approach back to the Cavaliers front court. With more talent joining him down low, Varejao should be able to stay healthy. Tristan Thompson isn't your typical top-5 pick caliber player, but that was a weak draft and the Canadian has made strides in his first two years. Both bigs provide great energy and rebounding, though as a pair they're a bit redundant -- expect one to eventually slide over to the bench.

    G Jarrett JackG/F C.J. MilesF Anthony BennettC Andrew Bynum
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    For the first time in years Cleveland has a bench to be proud of, and one that can be relied upon to provide big plays in big games. Jarrett Jack joins the Cavs after a stint with Golden State, where he assumed primary ball handling duties off the bench but also excelled playing next to breakout guard Steph Curry. The Cavs are hoping he can do the same with Kyrie. After a year of injury and embarrassment, Andrew Bynum is focused and determined to be the All Star caliber player he once was. He's joined in the front court by Anthony Bennett, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft. Bennett can play a little 3 and a little 4, but might be a tweener at just 6-8. Nonetheless, he has some nice raw abilities to play as a pick-and-roll partner with Irving and Waiters. Miles is a nice spot up shooter who could supplant Gee as a starter. ​

    F Earl ClarkF/C Tyler Zeller
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    Earl Clark and Tyler Zeller round out the bench, but both will only receive spot minutes in unique situations. Clark is a stretch 4 who can play a little 3, but with Bennett being a similar player in terms of role, it's uncertain if Clark will see very much playing time. Zeller is the fifth guy in the Cavs' big man rotation, and the third center. The former first round pick will likely only play extended due to foul trouble, and could be dangled as a trade piece. ​
     
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    love the write up.. i may just have to do my own page too if that is cool
     
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    Thanks, and content is always encouraged here on TSO!
     

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