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Old 11-26-2012, 12:46 AM   #26
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Default Re: Is the Blazers bench the worst in the NBA?

Originally Posted by KG215
The Cavs bench sucks, too. Not saying it's worse than the Blazers bench, but the Cavs bench is awful.

Boobie Gibson, C.J. Miles, Donald Sloan, Omri Casspi, Lon Leuer, Samardo Samuels, and Tyler Zeller.

The only two serviceable players I've seen are Gibson and Zeller, and Gibson is only useful if he's on, and Zeller is a rookie.
The statistics help back up this position, too. Prior to Kyrie getting injured, the Cavs' starting five ranked third in the league in average points scored. Also, the starting five's +/- was the best in the league.

Now, statistics such as these can sometimes be deceiving, but in this case, they were spot-on. The starters can and have played with any team in the NBA. When the bench comes in, any lead is immediately gone and, if there is a deficit, it usually doubles in a matter of minutes.

Yes, the Cavs' bench gives the Blazers bench a run for their money... At least when Zeller was hurt earlier in the year.
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