Here are player grades for the Cavs’ loss against the Wizards on Wednesday. As always, share yours below.
Tristan Thompson: B-
Thompson struggled with foul trouble and only played 19 minutes in this one. He still managed nine points and eight rebounds, but this wasn’t his best outing.
Collin Sexton: B
Sexton was one of the only players on the Cavaliers who could generate much of anything. His jumper was really on tonight, and he scored 24 points on 16 shots. The playmaking is still woefully behind the scoring part of his game, though.
Rodney Hood: C-
Hood was invisble outside of getting to the line for six points from the charity stripe.
Larry Nance Jr.: B-
Nance hit another three! He had one of his better box-score stuffing games of the season, finishing with 10 points, six rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks.
J.R. Smith: D+
Smith had a fairly hideous 3-11 game while going 0-4 from three. At this stage in his career, Smith’s just not going to be consistent on either end of the floor.
Jordan Clarkson: D-
Clarkson followed his best game of the season with one of his worst. His defense was horrendous as usual, but he also mustered only nine points on 13 shots alongside six turnovers to one assist. Mega yikes.
David Nwaba: B
On a team that struggles with this, Nwaba puts on a master class in knowing what he does well and focusing on that. He turned in 11 points on 5-8 shooting, played decent defense, jumped passing lanes and attacked in transition.
Andrew Harrison: C
Harrison scored! He finally scored!
Ante Zizic: D
It’s a bit of a bummer that Zizic has played so poorly the last few games. He’s struggling to make a dent in the rotation after showing early promise. His confidence looks shaken, and its affecting his game at both ends.
Cedi Osman: C
Osman didn’t make much of an impact in his return to action, but looked mostly back to his old self. We’ll likely see him back in the starting lineup soon enough.