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5 Answers To The Cavs’ Question: “Where’s The Defense?”

Howard Smith | USA Today Sports

#2 Where’s The Chemistry? Where’s… The Trust?

The Cavs surrender 108.3 points per 100 possessions this season, which is 25th in the league (NBA.com). This boils down to a lack of communication on defense, as the Cavs have decent individual defenders with Shawn Marion, LeBron James, Tristan Thompson, Matthew Dellavedova, Joe Harris and a few more up for discussion. Another possibility is that they are still not grasping (or believing in) Coach Blatt’s defensive schemes. What’s difficult is not so much the complexity of the schemes as is familiarity; young Cavaliers are still understanding each other’s playing style and developing the trust of a championship caliber team. This is something that the Cavs must struggled with; it is not something that can improve overnight.

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