After PO’ing coach Scott over the last few games by not “getting” the offense down and with the threat of losing out on his starting spot, Scott went ahead and named J.J. as the starter and veteran Antawn Jamison will be coming off the bench.
J.J. Drives His Way to Starter
MSB from the PD reports:
“INDEPENDENCE — Just four days after calling out J.J. Hickson for his lack of focus in the Cavaliers final pre-game game, coach Byron Scott named Hickson his starter at power forward for Wednesday’s regular-season opener against the Boston Celtics at The Q.
That means veteran Antawn Jamison will be coming off the bench.
Scott said Hickson responded with strong practices over the weekend. Meanwhile, he thinks a bench headlined by Jamison and Daniel Gibson will be a strength for the Cavs.”
Last Preseason Game
Tonight is the last game before the regular season starts next week. Look to see a lot of weird lineups, as the Cavs hope to finish what was a surprisingly strong preseason.
The New Booby
The Old Boobie
One thing that has really stood out this offseason (and preseason) is the evolution of Daniel Gibson. The most obvious is that apparently we had it all wrong and its “Shoot BOOBY, Shoot” not “Shoot Boobie, shoot”. For some reason, the redefinition of Boobie to Booby may be more that just a “IE” to a “Y”. Daniel Gibson is now married and a father. He came into the league as a baby-faced marksmen, but showed up to the 2010 camp “sleaved up” with tats and pushing the issue in the preseason by getting to the line and driving the ball. All of this things lead me to believe that the once quiet Boobie, living in the shadow of LeBron stardom and being a heads down team player has seen the loss of LBJ and the getting out from under the Mike Brown offense as the opportunity of his NBA career. Once willing to spot up behind the arc and not give any sound bytes has taken the new world of Byron as coach as an opportunity to stretch his legs both on and off the court.
He’s now an active and quite vocal twitterer (@1BooByD_Gibson) and is speaking his mind, even predicting a win vs. Miami (see the www.realcavsfan.com article here).
The biggest thing I’ve noticed about him is him “getting it”. i.e. what it takes to be adored by Cleveland fans (something the departed LBJ didn’t ever get). He’s proud to be on the team (using the Cavs slogan of “All for one, one for all” often, in both interviews and tweets) and openly rooting for the Indians and Browns.
In other words: I think he’s all grown up.
I don’t think he’ll start, but as a combo guard with dead-eye aim and a renewed freedom to hand the ball and the full endorsment of the new coach, Booby just might be the sleeper star off the bench on this team in 2010-11.
They look awesome, but that is a lot of scratch
Buy them here.
Home White Authentic
Samardo rockin’ the new Homes
Really loving the new jerseys, but the stylized “c-sword” looks out of place. I betcha that goes away in the next couple years.
Ramon in new Roads
Check out Christian Eyenga in the new Road Uni
Updated them for Antawn and Mo rockin’ the new road unis
Confirmed: CavFanatic Jersey #3 is on its way
Back by popular demand, fans will “Stand Up and Stand Out” at CavFanatic Night! Two games will be dedicated to the over 27,000 members of CavFanatic.com, the Cavaliers social networking site. To commemorate both nights, and to recognize this Cavs-crazed online community of friends, the players will wear special edition CavFanatic uniforms. The CavFanatic jersey will be the only alternate jersey the team will wear this season making it a must see!
|CavFanatic Night #1
||January 5 vs. Toronto
|CavFanatic Night #2
||January 21 vs. Milwaukee