OK, so the Cavaliers have issues.
Anyone who suspected such might not be the case was living in an NBA fantasyland.
In Wednesdays 113-99 loss to Philadelphia, the Cavs revealed what we should have known all along: Theyre extremely young, lost one of their top two leading scorers from last season, and are still learning the finer points of the pro game.
That last point was especially driven home in perhaps the nitty-and-grittiest facet of the game -- rebounding. Philadelphia outrebounded the Cavs by a 50-39 count, with 14 of the 76ers boards coming at the offensive end.
Second shots in this league are killers. And if the Cavs want to compete, theyd better start sticking their backsides into opponents. Trying to just out-jump people aint gonna cut it, kids. Not at this level.
Regardless, thats almost beside the point.
What you really need to consider is this: The Cavs started a second-year point guard (Kyrie Irving), second-year power forward (Tristan Thompson) and rookie shooti...