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Mike Brown is seen as a defensive guru in the NBA, but what can he do for a team’s offense? In the 2008-09 season, Brown’s coaching helped the Cleveland Cavaliers to have a league best in opponents points per game, as well as a league leading 66-16 record. This is very different from what the Cavs have seen with Byron Scott at the reigns; a disorganized sight, to say the least. The offense under Mike Brown’s last stint with the Cavaliers was minimally strategized, with LeBron James running the one-man Cleveland show. This has been the story of Mike Brown in his head coaching career. He has never been able properly utilize a superstar’s talent to the degree of winning a championship. He now has the young Kyrie Irving to work with, and with a limited offensive approach, Brown must find a way to maximize Kyrie’s potential. This is where Bernie Bickerstaff will hopefully show value. In L.A., Bickerstaff was speculated as “removing the shackles” from a Brown’s coached Lakers offense after Brown was fired mid-season. The key to this Cavaliers team might be turning defense into offense. With the young, athletic roster Cleveland boasts, the Cavs should be able to capitalize off turnovers and run the break effectively. However, under Mike Brown coached teams, the Cavaliers were 18th at their highest point in terms of pace. Mike Brown must find a way to use their length to force turnovers to make this team as utilized as the roster allows. This is a team with new addition Earl Clark, a lengthy defender, and a (hopefully) improved backcourt defensively, with the maturation of Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters, as well as new addition Jarrett Jack. Mike Brown’s “princeton” offense that was implemented in his short-lived Laker time will be his choice as a set. Byron Scott attempted his “princeton” offense, which often looked stagnate, especially without Kyrie Irving making things happening. Hopefully Dion Waiters can use his athleticism in an effort on the defensive end and can make better decisions on when to attack, as comes with maturity. Dion Waiters is 21-years old. So can the Cavaliers make the playoffs this year with or without Andrew Bynum? A lot of that will depend on the team chemistry with the coaching staff. Kyrie Irving has never had a new coach, but players like Anthony Bennett will be expecting a new a look as rookies on a new team. How will Cleveland treat him a second time around? (AP Photo/Mike Duncan)

So what if Andrew Bynum doesn’t play this season?

On September 18, it was announced that Andrew Bynum would probably miss the remainder of the season and is “nowhere ready” to playing basketball yet. So what? When the Cleveland cavaliers chose to sign the Sixers big man this offseason, they knew his recovery would be gradual (hence the incentive laden contract, though still costly, I realize). I believe they still have a good...

Are we done yet?

take that, LeBron! Really burns, doesn’t it?? Dan Gilbert is generally regarded as Cleveland’s best sports owner. Sure, his competition is the cheap cheap penny pinching cheapo Dolans and a former Steelers owner who’s under investigation by the FBI, but still, Gilbert’s the best we got. Nationally, Gilbert is somewhat of a joke. That’ll happen when you promise you’re...

Brittle Cleveland Cavalier Andrew Bynum still hasn’t been cleared to play basketball

Despite running on treadmills, Cleveland Cavaliers bat cave Andrew Bynum still hasn’t been cleared for contact or basketball activities. Cleveland signed the 25-year-old Bynum in July to a two-year contract that could be worth $24 million. Considering Bynum didn’t step onto the hardwood once last season as a Philadelphia 76er due to a potentially degenerative knee condition,...

Kyrie Irving is Cleveland Cavaliers Pied Piper, according to coach Mike Brown

Cavaliers coach Mike Brown has taken to calling globe-trotting All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving "The Pied Piper'' of Cleveland basketball. Which might mean more if Irving had any idea who The Pied Piper was. "Can you guys tell me what that means?" Irving asked reporters at the 28th annual Cavaliers Youth Fund Golf Classic at Firestone Country Club. "...

Kyrie Irving posts Instagram photo of himself in Uncle Drew makeup

For those of you eagerly awaiting part 3 of “Uncle Drew” Pepsi commercials, it appears that Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is shooting that installment this week. Check out the below Instagram photo of Kyrie chilling in some shades in his Uncle Drew makeup: *** Kyrie Irving image courtesy of Getty Images

Cavaliers Call Someone Other Than LeBron James the Greatest No. 23 in Team History (child please!)

I understand that the Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans are mad at LeBron James. LBJ was supposed to be the One; a homegrown talent that was going to take the home team to the top. But than he 'decided' to take his considerable talents to South Beach. If I was a Cavs fan or owner of the team I'd still be mad even though its been a few years. However, when you let...

Cleveland Cavaliers website chooses Tyrone Corbin over LeBron James as the best #23 in team history

Recently, the fine folks over the Cleveland Cavaliers official website decided to create a list of “all-time Cavaliers by numbers one through 50″ and their original choice for the #23 spot was pretty interesting. Originally, the list had current Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin listed as the greatest Cavalier to wear the number despite LeBron James holding all the major Cavaliers...

Cavs’ Andrew Bynum running on a treadmill, still not cleared for contact

Andrew Bynum still hasn’t been cleared for contact and therefore isn’t likely to be ready when the Cavaliers open training camp next week but that hasn’t soured coach Mike Brown’s opinion of him. Brown still believes Bynum can be one of the best centers — ever. “He could very easily be the best center in the game” Brown said. “Not only the game today but he’s skilled...
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