Originally Posted by DukeDelonte13
This could be a blessing in disguise. Even though this injury really really sucks, (i mean c'mon 15 mill a year for ben) Ben's production has been lacking as of late. Hickson will get a lot more minutes, and this will improve his chances of possibly being a help to us come playoff time. This was a major loss though.
I agree with everything except for the major loss part.
The people in this thread are acting stupid. How is this going to be a major problem for the Cavaliers?
Whether you believe Wallace is completely overpaid, or you believe he still contributes for every minute he plays, the facts are, he only played 20 minutes a night.
Mike Brown never had him out there in the 4th quarter anyways, he runs with Varejao late in games. I don't agree with it, but that's what happens.
So Hickson and/or Jackson split Wallace's 20 minutes. How does that hurt the Cavs?
Wallace wasn't playing the majority game anyways, and this eliminates the Cavs problem of not being able to play Wallace and Anderson on the floor at the same time.
Now Hickson gets more minutes, providing some actual scoring down low that you guys keep whining about.
With Anderson and Wallace being basically interchangeable, I just see this as a positive because it gives Hickson more minutes.
Sucks for Wallace as a person, but as a team, he'll still be there providing pointers, and it could actually make us better on the floor.