Count me in as one of the believers who thought that a guy rocking 23 and racking up MVP’s for fun would lock down the Cavaliers small forward spot down for the next ten years. Count me in as one of the believers that no matter what our deficiencies anywhere else on the court, we’d always hold all the aces when it came to the three spot. Count me in as one of the millions who were crushed by The Decision. Now, you can count me in as one of the many who have firmly gotten over the former, and is well and truly looking forward to the future. We know its not going to be the same, but we need to actually embrace that fact. We won’t find another LeBron, quite possibly ever again. There goes the NBA Titles, there goes the numerous TV appearances and opening slots on SportsCenter, there goes the franchise. Please. Here comes the future, and yes we do know it’s going to be tough and yes we do know the chips are stacked against us – we’ve been here before and came out smelling like roses, and it’s going to happen again let me tell ya.
This season our rotation at the three was, to say the least, frustrating. Christian Skyenga, Joey Graham, Alonzo Gee, Jawad Williams, Jamario Moon, Anthony Parker and even Antawn Jamison have all logged minutes at the small forward spot, with none really showing any hope of being the solution long term. Sorry Brendan and Dave, Eyenga is not the answer, he really isn’t. I really can’t see any potential free agents coming in and solving the equation neither. Call me silly, but Julian Wright, Shawne Williams, Al Thornton, Reggie Williams and Thaddeus Young don’t exactly scream “building blocks” to me. I’d argue that the small forward spot is our biggest weakness by far. Think about it. If we were at full strength (and health may I add) you’re looking at Davis-AP/Sessions/Boobie-Tawn-Varejao as four certain starters, we just need that one gem, that one diamond in the rough at the three to kick start our revival (that is, unless we can get Irving I guess). Here are my five guys that could be the answer. (Please note that due to the fact I haven’t seen that much footage of European basketball, I’ve omitted Euro prospects from my top five, but have mentioned them at the bottom. Wouldn’t be fair for pass remarks on guys I’m just not that knowledgeable about)no comments