Links To The Present: January 21, 2011

January 21st, 2011 by Colin McGowan

“By Scott’s estimation, ‘four or five guys know about 90 percent’ of the offense. He didn’t name names — or say if that was limited to healthy players — but that list likely includes Antawn Jamison, Daniel Gibson and the injured Mo Williams, Anthony Parker and Anderson Varejao, plus maybe Ramon Sessions, who is now starting at point guard. The rest of the team, Scott said, knows ‘about 50 percent’ of the Princeton offense.” [Rick Noland]

“Since becoming the team’s starting center five games ago after Anderson Varejao was lost for the season, Hickson is averaging 11.8 rebounds, which fans –and coaches — know hasn’t always been his strong suit. His season average is still just 6.1 rebounds per game.” [Mary Schmitt Boyer]

Our colleagues over at Brewhoop have compiled a preview of tonight’s matchup with Milwaukee that includes the sentence “Most people thought the Cavs would take a major hit following the departure of LeBron James, but I’m not sure anyone saw them being quite this bad.” To borrow a Bill Simmons joke: “Ladies and gentleman, your 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers!”

NBA.com is running a feature today that attributes a report card grade to each team’s frontcourt, backcourt, defense, bench, and coaching. In times like these, it’s good to play games so as to avoid causing bodily harm to oneself or others: I’m setting the over/under for number of “F”s at 3.5. What do you get if you guess correctly? The numbing sensation of existence.

Both Christian Eyenga and Joey Graham could return as early as tonight’s Bucks game.

On The Twitters

“You can say a lot about Byron Scott but he is brutally honest in his after practice interviews.” [realcavsfans]

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