Team RankingPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Central Division98.2 (2nd)101.5 (3rd)
Eastern Conference8th9th

Roster Report

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Win over LeBron in Cleveland comes too late for impatient fans · Roster Report · Notes, Quotes
 

PLAYER NOTES

--In this week's Sports Illustrated poll, 152 players were asked, "Who is the best flopper in the game?" Almost a quarter (22 percent) selected C Anderson Varejao, followed by Spurs G Manu Ginobili (18 percent) and Rockets F Luis Scola (7 percent). Of course, Varejao was lost for the season after having foot surgery. F/C Samardo Samuels seems to be picking up right where Varejao left off.

--G Baron Davis said after practice Monday he wasn't ready to step into the starting lineup. Something must have changed before Tuesday's shootaround. Coach Byron Scott announced that Davis would make his first start since coming to the Cavs on Feb. 24. Scott said he left the decision up to Davis. Davis ended with 10 points and seven assists against the Heat.

--Don't be shocked if G Baron Davis becomes a coach when his playing days are over. He said he's coached on the AAU level and at a lot of basketball camps. "I can definitely see myself coaching," he said. "As far as being a head coach, I'd have to mature a lot more."

MEDICAL WATCH

--C Anderson Varejao (torn tendon in right foot) had surgery Feb. 12. He'll miss three to four months.

--C Semih Erden (strained adductor muscle) has appeared in only one game since being traded to the Cavs.

--F/C Samardo Samuels (sprained right wrist) probably will miss the rest of the week.

ROTATION

Starters:

--Point guard Baron Davis

--Shooting guard Anthony Parker

--Small forward Alonzo Gee

--Power forward J.J. Hickson

--Center Ryan Hollins

Bench:

--Guard Daniel Gibson

--Guard Ramon Sessions

--Forward Christian Eyenga

--Forward Luke Harangody

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