The Cleveland Cavaliers starting lineup based on the worst player at each position beginning in the season 2000-2001 is rounding into form with both guard positions now finished.
After the jump, check out your three finalists and make sure to vote in this race!
Ira Newble, 2003-2008: He played in 109 games with the Cavaliers and averaged about 4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1 assist per game in 18 minutes per night. He wasn't an effective scorer and even shot below 30% from the field one season, 2005-2006. His role was actually kind of legit for his first two seasons with the team and then after that his minutes were curtailed for obvious reasons. His PER with Cleveland didn't come close to double digits and ended up close to 8.
Cedric Henderson, 1997-2001: Sure, he played a couple years before the deadline but the next layer of candidates only played less than a season with Cleveland after 2000-2001 as well so I'm squeezing him in because he was here longer than guys like the Grahams and Jason Kapono. In 248 games for the Cavaliers he averaged 7.5 points, 3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in 25 minutes per night. He was one of the worst long distance shooters on the team every season and hit just 4 for 39 from deep with Cleveland and he was 6'7. His PER with the Cavs ended at 9.2.
Sasha Pavlovic, 2004-2009: The 6'8 product of Montenegro played 302 games for the Cavaliers and started 113. His large frame was used often times as a defensive tool for the franchise as he had ample strength to deal with many tough players. In his 18 minutes per contest he averaged about 6 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist per game and shot .417/.374/.686. His PER ended at 9.1 with the Cavaliers and he played a significant role in 42 playoff games with the Cavs including the 2007 NBA Finals.
The voting is up to you. Check back in a few days to see the results!
Which of these players was the Cleveland Cavaliers worst small forward of the decade/1997?
Ira Newble (193 votes)
Cedric Henderson (78 votes)
Sasha Pavlovic (71 votes)
342 total votes