Random thoughts on the Cavaliers 108-104 loss at Orlando on Friday:
If you want perfection from Dion Waiters or the Cavs, youd better grow up. Because Waiters and the Cavs still have to do it themselves. But this game showed a lot of things -- namely, that Waiters has loads of potential and when hes on, the Cavs have a fighting chance.
Does Waiters have to mature, basketball-wise? Of course. Hes 12 games into his NBA career, for Petes sake. He probably shoots too many three-pointers. He doesnt defend as well as coach Byron Scott would like. He sometimes dribbles too much without really going anywhere. But guess what? Hes a rookie whos 12 games into his NBA career.
Memorize the above, repeat it over and over, then think about this: Waiters played 37 minutes Friday. He spent a good portion of it handling the ball and trying to generate some offense. And he didnt commit a single turnover. Not one. Instead, he scored a game-high 25 points and was the biggest reason the Cavs had a ...