Positive thoughts on the Cavaliers following their 106-91 loss at Oklahoma City on Sunday:
1. It's all good. Honest.
Yes, Im writing positive thoughts about the Cavs. No, Im not employed by the organization. Nor do I receive any special perks if I say only nice things about the team (nor should I). And anyone who reads my stuff regularly (that means you, mom) knows I can sometimes be harsh and direct.
But these Cavs dont deserve that. In fact, theyre right where most sensible people figured theyd be at this point -- and maybe even further along.
2. Forget the record. It's irrelevant.
The Cavs are 2-5. Besides Daniel Gibson, whos been great, theyre getting nothing from the bench. And I mean not a thing.
Neither C.J. Miles nor Omri Casspi has given them anything resembling an NBA contribution at the backup small forward spot. Tyler Zeller got hurt as soon as he started coming around. Samardo Samuels and Donald Sloan look lost.
But in spite of all that, this team could just a...