It’s time to focus our attention on what we do have. And somewhere, buried under all of that distaste for our former King, there’s a Cavalier Fanatic that believes this team can still compete this season. I’m not claiming that we have what it takes to win a championship right now because, as optimistic as I am, I don’t even believe that. But the Cavs have some very steady pieces that, if they work together, could finish the regular season in the top eight in the Eastern Conference. (For those of you that don’t follow me, that means they’ll make the playoffs).
So I am going to take the next couple weeks to break down our current team so that, by the end of this series, maybe we can all see just how dangerous this team can be.
Remember: We’re Clevelanders. There is no counting us out!
So without further ado, let’s take a look at #15 Jamario Moon.
Jamario Moon – Forward (6’8”, 200)
At 3.5 points and 1.5 rebounds per game last season, Jamario Moon’s numbers were less than stellar. But he was instant favorite of Cleveland fans around the world. He was an extremely unselfish, team-first individual who was fun to watch because of the simple fact that he had fun playing the game.
His athleticism was, at times, more jaw dropping than that of LeBron James. He jumped out of the gym on several occasions and was on the receiving end of more than a few impressive alley-oops.
Does everybody see what this is leading up to?
In every basketball program that Moon has been a part of since entering the league three seasons ago, he has been a defensive specialist. He has been a subpar role player. And nothing more than a high-flying highlight reel. We haven’t seen Jamario Moon come anywhere close to his maximum potential.
But I think he may get a little closer to reaching that potential when he gets some time in Byron Scott’s run-and-gun system. As I said before, he’s extremely athletic. And he certainly has the ability to get up and down the floor and score the basketball at an efficient rate.
On top of that, Moon is a heck of a defender and will likely team up with Anthony Parker to take on the opponent’s best players. I expect Moon to shine (get it?) this season under the new system and be a pleasant surprise for us Cleveland fans.
“We were all meant to shine as children do it’s not just in some of us it’s in everyone.”
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