CLEVELAND -- Its not fair to judge the Cavaliers right now.
I know, I know. Weve said the same thing for the past three seasons. I know its getting a little old.
The Cavs are about to finish dead last in the Central Division for the third straight season. Thats a franchise first, and this franchise has been through some dire stretches.
It didnt even get this bad when Ted Stepien owned the team in the early 1980s. Stepien changed coaches like Larry King changes wives.
Still, even those Cavs werent in last place every season.
But those Cavs didnt have anyone like Kyrie Irving, either.
Of course, neither do these Cavs -- as Irving could miss the rest of the season with a sprained shoulder.
Rookie shooting guard Dion Waiters (sore knee) is also out, perhaps for the rest of the year as well.
Irving and Waiters form the Cavs starting backcourt, and when you toss in the somewhat forgotten injury to center Anderson Varejao well, you get the picture. It aint pretty. Again.