Introducing the 2009-10 Cavaliers

Barry over at MVN contacted me and asked me to write the Cleveland Cavaliers season preview for their MVN Outsider’s page.  I was happy to oblige, and an excerpt of my preview on the subject is below…

Stepien Rules – Cleveland Cavaliers Preview @ MVN:

The last time Cleveland won a professional sports championship in any sport the Kennedy – Johnson administration was in the White House. It was 1964, long time ago. Last season’s Cavaliers looked poised to end the forty plus years of hopelessness and despair for a time, and then Orlando reminded the NBA world that the Cavaliers were pretty weak up front and had no bench. So what does Danny Ferry do? He adds a Shaquille O’Neal who looks fresh, hungry, and willing to do whatever it takes to get this team over the hump, along with a few other significant pieces throughout an off-season where he probably didn’t sleep, and definitely burned up all his roll-over minutes.

This is the deepest Cavaliers’ team – by far – in the LeBron James era. When the Cavaliers went to the Finals a few years back they were pulling key reserves off the bench named Damon Jones, Donyell Marshall, and Sasha Pavlovic…excuse, Sasha was a starting guard – alongside Larry Hughes. Eric Snow I meant to say. Anyways, this year they will be bringing off the bench Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Jamario Moon, and Anthony Parker or Delonte West – depending on who ends up being the starting two guard – along with a JJ Hickson in his second year who looks real good so far in camp, and theoretically Leon Powe at the All Star Break…

Click Here for the complete Stepien Rules Season Preview at MVN

Brendan Bowers

About Brendan Bowers

I am the founding editor of I am also a content strategist and social media manager with Electronic Merchant Systems in Cleveland. My work has been published in SLAM Magazine, KICKS Magazine, The Locker Room Magazine,,, and elsewhere. I've also written a lot of articles that have been published here.