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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Cleveland's Trade: A "Mid-Term" Report Card

Prior to tonight's game versus Detroit, Cleveland had played 14 games since trading away six players to acquire Ben Wallace, Joe Smith, Wally Szczerbiak and Delonte West and the Cavaliers had 14 games remaining before the end of the season. Therefore, now is the perfect time to issue a "mid-term" report card about the trade's impact on the Cavaliers:

The Trade: A "Mid-Term" Report Card

One of the most interesting things that I discovered while doing the research for this article is that, despite all the talk about how much work LeBron James has done to improve his outside shooting and his free throw shooting, his three point percentage has declined for the third straight season and his free throw percentage is below his career average. He has had some games in which he shot very well from one or both of those areas but, as a rule, he is a streak shooter from both distances and the cold streaks last longer than the hot ones.

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posted by David Friedman @ 3:40 PM

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