INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Dont think the Cavaliers bench woes are a big secret around these parts. The coach, his assistants and the players are all well aware.
If I said I had the right pieces from the bench standpoint, Id be lying, said Cavs coach Byron Scott.
Statsitically, the bench isnt awful. It actually outscored Oklahoma Citys bench (29-22) in a road loss earlier this week. And the Thunder made it to the Finals last season.
But this isnt just about numbers, people. When youre a reserve, its about maintaining leads and making the most of the minutes you receive. Its about togetherness.
Or as Cavs swingman C.J. Miles said, We have to know our identity.
Miles admittedly has been one of the benchs biggest trouble spots when he actually played, that is. That hasnt been for a week. Through the first six games, Miles averaged 5.7 points on a rim-rattling 28 percent shooting.
Not exactly what the Cavs (2-6) were hoping for when they signed Miles to a free-agent deal in the off-s...