Top 5 Lineup Rotations Coach Blatt Could Use
Cavs’ Head Coach, David Blatt, has been rapidly learning in his first year coaching in the NBA all while channeling the pressure of coaching a team that boasts the best player on the planet, LeBron James, and 2 other top players in their respective positions, namely Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Although the expectations create a stalking hot seat behind David Blatt, having 3 of the best players in the NBA also makes his job easier due to the versatility that these superstars bring to the table. LBJ can play and guard all positions 1-5, and is a great facilitator and finisher. Irving is a crazy effective player off the pick and roll, and can score whether he is on the ball or off the ball. Love is a straight beast on the boards, averaging over 12 rebounds per game last season, and can knock down any shot from anywhere.
General Manager David Griffin and Blatt built a solid team around this intimidating triad by signing shooters like James Jones, Mike Miller, Joe Harris, and A.J. Price, while bringing in complementary bigs such as Brendan Haywood and Alex Kirk, and retaining key clogs Matthew Dellavedova, Tristan Thompson, and Anderson Varejao.
A big question during the preseason games concerned the chemistry of the team, and how efficiently the big three would mesh together. Although the big 3 only played 2 pre-season games together, they played efficiently, as if they had been playing together for months. Unfortunately, Cleveland’s big three won’t be able to solely carry the Cavs to the Larry O’Brien Trophy; the rotations David Blatt make will be critical in assisting his starters with strong bench support.
With the Cleveland Cavalier’s season opener against the New York Knicks scheduled for tomorrow night at the Q, lets count down the top 5 rotations that we could see Coach Blatt using throughout the season. Click to the next page to begin the countdown!