The Cleveland Cavaliers will resume action in the NBA summer league on Saturday, but Ante Zizic won’t be with them.
And for good reason.
Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers — Love is quite possibly the biggest fantasy winner of this offseason because of James’ decision to leave Cleveland. While James’ departure cripples the Cleveland Cavaliers’ chances to win, it opens up a huge number of cheap jerseys china shots for those left behind. And presumably, Love should be the biggest recipient as the lone All-NBA player left on the team. In the 2013-14 season, Love’s last campaign before joining James in Cleveland, he averaged 26.1 points (45.7 FG%, 82.1 FT%) with 12.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.5 3-pointers, 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. While Love has been playing a modified https://www.chinacheapjerseysonline.com/ style of play next to James for the last four years, more of a stretch-four than an offensive engine, that talent should still be in there somewhere. With James in LA, Love has the chance to show that he still has it.
Squaring off against Bamba, who weighed in at 226 pounds at the NBA Draft Combine, Ayton — listed at a chiseled 250 — enjoyed an enormous strength advantage. On the one play on which Ayton got a chance to post up Bamba one-on-one, he powered through the Orlando center and went up to dunk before being fouled by Bamba.
Ayton’s strength also showed up on the glass, where he came up with more offensive rebounds (five) than Bamba had defensive rebounds (just two in 22 minutes). That included a pair of Ayton tips, one of them dunking home a miss by teammate Josh Jackson. Ayton added eight more defensive rebounds for his second double-double (17 points, 13 boards) in as many games.
It’s unclear whether Ayton’s frequent post-ups will be effective during the regular season, when he’ll likely face better post defenders than Bamba — who relies on his wingspan to try to compensate for his slight frame — and 6-foot-9 backup Antonio Campbell. As is, Ayton has struggled with turnovers in the post when he has tried to force the action against double teams, which only figures to get worse against more organized help defenses. Ayton had four turnovers without an assist against the Magic.