Collin Sexton: B
Sexton missing at the end of the game was brutal. But here’s a player who is starting to have things down for him, at least on offense. His defense remains an adventure.
Rodney Hood: B+
Hood was 7-15 from the field. got to the line four times and made two three-pointers. He’d get an A if he didn’t disappear for stretches.
J.R. Smith: C-
Not J.R.’s best game, as he was largely invisible.
Larry Nance Jr.: B
Nance’s defense in this game was excellent for the most part, at least when he was protecting the rim. But shooting 1-8 from the field was brutal.
Tristan Thompson: A
A take I am not sure if right yet, but: Tristan Thompson might be the playing the best he has ever played in his career.
David Nwaba: B
Nwaba’s defense and smarts make you wonder why he’s not making $10 million a year. And then you watch him shoot.
Jordan Clarkson: B+
Clarkson again had some assists (four in this case), rebounded and had another good, all-around-game he doesn’t always have.
Kyle Korver: B+
Korver fits in really nicely with the type of bench units the Cavs are running right now and was solid against the Bulls.
Ante Zizic: B-
Zizic is going to het a shot, especially as it seems like the Cavs are going to play two bigs more often with Love out. And he’s doing okay so far.
Andrew Harrison: Incomplete
Harrison made some mistakes, but he also didn’t seem comfortable with his new teammates yet. For that, he gets a pass.