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All firing Byron Scott would do now is send the false message to Cavaliers fans that the organization was actually trying to win games in 2012-13 with the roster assembled. This is what I reminded myself as Twitter erupted with cries for Scott's job last night following an uninspired loss to the Brooklyn Nets. Winning this year specifically was never the primary objective during this phase of the process. I resigned myself to this simple, boringly painful truth before the season ever began. The wins I was willing to accept as a welcomed diversion to losing while we tanked our way to another lottery. The last tank-filled season of draft positioning that we’d hopefully endure for the next decade. I do realize the product is increasingly terrible as this season dies its unmerciful death. The Cavaliers are the worst defensive unit in the NBA at the moment and it’s not even close. The pregame press conference was spent discussing aspects of a spider zone that ...
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