Originally Posted by Whoah10115
I understand that and I don't think you're as bad as your record...but that's based on the movement I expect you to make over the season. Right now, I think the Cavs are legitimately a bad team. Waiters shows talent but he isn't helping them at all. Miles was bad until last night. Thompson is inconsistent.
The Sixers haven't played a soft schedule, tho they have been at home a lot. But regardless, Holiday is playing better. He plays much much much better defense an he's scoring points while dishing assists. They're much better than Cleveland is, while losing Iguodala.
Also, Irving has missed 11 games. I'm not projecting so much as I am going by what has happened so far. Holiday has been a much better individual player.
Well, the Cavs and Sixers have played twice. The Sixers' win in Philadelphia was very close and that is the game after Kyrie suffered the injury with had him out 11 games. He gave it a go, but was clearly hurt. They beat us by a couple points.
We then played the Sixers at home and blew them out without Kyrie. Head-to-head matchups aren't always the best gauge of a team, but they hardly looked like a superior team in either game.
Also, I would argue the Sixers' schedule has been significantly softer.
@ New Orleans
@ LA Clippers
vs. LA Lakers
Pretty significant difference, there. Cavs have played more games in the same amount of time, more road games and overall more difficult teams. I seriously doubt Philadelphia would even be .500 against that schedule.
As far as individual performances so far this season, Kyrie has been pretty amazing...
Irving - 35.5 minutes, 23.4 points on 47/42/83, 6.1 assists, 3.9 rebounds, 1.1 steals, 4.1 turnovers
Holiday - 38.4 minutes, 18.0 points on 45/35/76, 8.9 assists, 3.9 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 3.8 turnovers
A "much better" individual player? Really?