Anemic backcourt hurts Cavs
LeBron James -- the Chosen One -- is going to be the Exhausted One pretty soon because his supporting cast provides little help.
- LeBron James has been the go-to guy for Cleveland all season, but this is ridiculous.
With their playoff chase on, the Cavaliers have James playing an average of 46 minutes a game over the past 10 games, yet they've won only four of them. It's not James's fault he has played splendidly, averaging 28.7 points during that period. But the Chosen One is going to be the Exhausted One pretty soon, and the reason is a supporting cast that provides little help.
The Cavs' latest attempted fix came with the decision to replace Jeff McInnis at the point with Eric Snow. It's a lose-lose proposition they can either play McInnis and watch opposing point guards run wild or they can play Snow and watch the offense go south. As a result, the Cavs have been shifting even more of the burden onto poor LeBron, who ran the point for much of the past two games.
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