Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports:
The Cavaliers’ starting small forward last season scored 2,258 points. Their small forward this season has scored 1,534 points in his three-year NBA career.
Jamario Moon knows that he’s not LeBron James, nor will he try to be this season.
”You can’t replace a guy like that,” Moon said. ”He was basically everything. He scored, he passed, he rebounded and he played defense. We’re not trying to replace him. We’re trying to work with the guys we’ve got. We’re going to put the best guys on the court that is going to give us the best chance to win. That’s all we can do.”
As the Cavaliers begin the regular season Wednesday night against the Boston Celtics, Moon has the unenviable task of replacing the franchise’s all-time leading scorer. Coach Byron Scott chose Moon to start at small forward because of his athletic ability, but he’s not a physical freak like James.