Posts tagged: JJ
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.
“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.”
So the summer league is underway and by all reports J.J. is looking like he is thriving in the new fast paced offense. Reportedly J.J. spent a lot of time since the end of the 2009-2010 season working on his mid range jump shot. With his natural instincts to find cutting lanes, it is only going to help him produce more as other teams won’t be able to just “zone him up”.
Also of note is the surprising production of a certain”Pooh” Jeter – who is getting some love from witty interneters. Regardless of how many fun things you can do with his name, the dude is putting up 15.5 over 2 games.
Christian Eyenga – drafted last year – is looking taller and longer than I remember. All the promised athleticism is there – so regardless of his production overseas last year and with the roster changes Kid Congo just might suit up next year in the regular season.
Its early, and the competition is… slim. Windhorst has described Hickson as looking like a man amongst boys this summer. Regardless, him learning to thrive without just living on drive and kicks from a certain #23 is important. Cavs new season will be a dawn of a much more equal opportunity offense, shots earlier in the clock and a lot less standing. All these things are tailor made for someone with J.J.’s game.