The Cleveland Cavaliers recently suffered a tough 21-point loss to the Orlando Magic. It’s only the third game of the season but is it something to worry about? I personally think the loss is nothing to worry about but there are problems that are clear.
The first problem is that Dwyane Wade is struggling. If it wasn’t clear, he made it clear in a post-game interview where Wade admitted that he is struggling to find his role on his new team. His stats also showed that he is struggling. Wade is averaging only 5.7 points while shooting a rough 28%. Low scoring isn’t a huge problem but shooting such a terrible percentage may be a reason for concern for the Cavaliers. You have to wonder if the speed of play is too much for the veteran.
Although Wade is having some early season struggles I don’t think it’s time to worry yet. The coaching staff should give it at least 20 games to evaluate how their lineups are working out.
The other problem that has presented its self is the health of Derrick Rose. Only three games into the season and Rose has already suffered an ankle injury. It may be minor but with his history of injuries, you can never be too sure. Everyone wondered why the Cavaliers front office kept Jose Calderon and now I guess it paid off since he was the only healthy point guard on the roster available to start their last game. It makes you wonder if they were afraid of Rose being injured when they decided to sign Calderon.
The Cavaliers are facing some early season problems but if one thing is clear they still have arguably the best player in the NBA in LeBron James. Only being three games into the season the Cavaliers still have plenty of time to figure things out.
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