George M. Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal reports:
They’ve rebuilt him — or at least his knee — and it’s paying off for the Cavs during the playoff run.
Coach Mike Brown will have some tough decisions when it comes to his playoff rotation and Leon Powe, who sparkled in the postseason during his career with the Boston Celtics, isn’t making it easier.
Powe had his best game (16 points, seven rebounds) against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.
”I’ve worked hard on my leg to try and get back to this point,” Powe said, ”but it’s moving a little bit faster than I thought, which is a sign of my dedication to [rehab] and that is a tribute to me.”
He still isn’t very fast. He doesn’t jump very high, but somehow he was able to even get a dunk in against the Pistons.
”My family keeps asking me to get them a dunk,” he said, ”but I wasn’t sure if I was ready for it. When I saw the opportunity, I went and tried it and I dunked it. I was happy about it.”