When Anderson Varejao doesnt get a double-double, the Cavaliers dont stand a chance.
Thats the story of this Cavs season, and it cannot be argued. And anyone who saw the Cavs 91-73 loss at Minnesota on Friday is giving a hearty amen.
Today, opponents are understandably doing something against the Cavs theyve never really done before. Today, opponents are game-planning for Varejao.
Stop him, they seem to say, and its over. Stop him, and the Cavs have zero answers.
Heck, lets be honest. At 4-16, the Cavs dont have much of a chance against anyone these days, Varejao or not. Thats not an insult. Thats just reality -- especially if Kyrie Irving (broken finger) and Dion Waiters (sprained ankle) keep missing games.
Irving and Waiters are only in their second and first seasons, respectively. Yet Irving is averaging 22.9 points per game and Waiters 15.2. On the floor, they form a potent backcourt that can score and distribute with the best of em'. In street clothes, they form a gaping h...