“The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Kyrie Irving last summer to be their point guard for the next decade. Only for the next few months, they need him to be a shooting guard. He’s already shown a knack for getting his shots up. With limited scoring options on the roster, the Cavs are asking their 19-year-old rookie to carry a heavy load. He is second in scoring and leading the team in assists. He’s shooting the highest field-goal percentage of all the guards and he’s second on the team in shots taken.” [Jason Lloyd]
“The Cavaliers were 3-2 in their first five games, shooting 42.3% from long range. So far, after four games on this road trip, the team is shooting 26.2% from three, going 1-3 in those games. After shooting 50% on his threes in the first two games (4-of -8 shooting), Ramon Sessions has gone 2-for-9 since (22.2%). Anthony Parker’s 32.4% is by far the lowest of his career since he returned from Europe in 2006. Omri Casspi’s 29.2% is almost an eight percent drop on his career low and a nine percent dip from last season. Antawn Jamison’s 28.9% is his lowest since his second year in the league. He hasn’t shot worse than 34% from three since 2007-08, which was the only time in the last 10 seasons he shot below 34%.” [Andrew Schnitkey]
FTS’s Conrad Kaczmarek speculates on possible Varejao (and Ramon Sessions) trades that might happen over the coming months. My personal favorite: OJ Mayo and a first-rounder for Andy. But then, I have an irrational love of OJ Mayo; in reality, he would probably take a ton of bad shots in Cleveland and be out the door by the time was 27.