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Hey guys, it ‘s Hamza again! I wanted to talk about this article by Greg Swartz on Bleacher Report. I have to agree with Swartz when he says that the Cavaliers are struggling at the defensive end. It is shown statistically because they are allowing the second worst field goal percentage in the league at 49.0 percent. They are ranked 21st in the NBA because of points allowed at 101.4 points per game. This is what led to their 3-3 start in the season. The Cavaliers have one of the best players in the league at every position. However, none of the players are willing to commit defensively to a player to make a stop. Swartz talks about Lebron James and says, “LeBron James, typically an all-world defender, has at times looked disinterested during games, admitting to playing “a little passive” during losses to the New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers…” David Blatt even had to make a change in the starting lineups by, ” benching shooting guard Dion Waiters in favor of the defensive-minded Shawn Marion.” The Cavs need to actually start plying defense or they wont go to far in the rest of the season against these top notch teams that are in the West.
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