CLEVELAND -- Random observations from the Cavaliers' 103-87 loss to Philadelphia on Wednesday at The Q:
The Cavs (20-41) have won just three of their past 17 games. Several of the losses have been downright despicable. In Charlotte, these results might not be big deal. But in a sports-starved town like Cleveland, it can hurt.
So who and what is to blame? Well, it's only fair to start with the depleted roster. Anderson Varejao has been out since early February. Kyrie Irving had missed nine games in a row, and 10 of 11, before giving it a go Wednesday. Daniel Gibson had foot surgery, Alonzo Gee has a bum ankle, and Ramon Sessions was traded for a draft pick and Luke Walton. Before all that, the Cavs were the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference and in the running for a playoff spot.
Now, the Cavs are going to war with Donald Sloan, Lester Hudson, Samardo Samuels, Luke Harangody and Manny Harris. Not one has a guaranteed future in the NBA. In fact, all are auditioning for a job next...