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Cavs sign PG Ben Uzoh to 10 day contract

Discussion in 'Cavs Talk' started by Maximus, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Maximus

    Maximus BANNED Staff Member

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  2. JAY1977

    JAY1977 inspired to play ball

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    Interesting choice of pick up out of the blue.
     
  3. Damage

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    Hmmm...This can mean 3 things:

    A. Kyrie is going to be out for 1-2 weeks
    B. Razor Ramon is on the move
    C. Both

    I have a feeling it's A with B in the long term plans
     
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  4. Damage

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    He's a pg and w/ Kyrie's recent injury (and perhaps Ramon on the move) a pg was/is needed
     
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  5. MNCavsfan

    MNCavsfan provocatuer

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    I have no idea what he has done in the NBA, but he was a really good college player at Tulsa. With KI injured and Sessions on the block this move makes a lot of sense. I wonder if this means that Manny's chance with the Cavs has passed?
     
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    Both A and B sound correct to me but I would love some info on this new player I never heard of him. Edit--thanks for posting the info already.
     
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    [video=youtube;i4tWgL3Zxfw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4tWgL3Zxfw[/video]

    Well, he's athletic..
     
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  8. wuck

    wuck Hustling on the inside Staff Member

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    From Tom Reed: Ramon Sessions told he will start which all but rules out Kyrie Irving for tonight.
     
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  9. Mr. Glass

    Mr. Glass Sixth Man

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    I don't know much of anything about Uzoh, but this seems like a good move to add depth to our guard position and perhaps most importantly (in the short term) another practice player.
     
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    D-Wreck Valuable Trading Chip

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    Uzoh=Championship
     
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    Draft Express had the following on him...

    http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Ben-Uzoh-5838/

    There is additional info at the link.
     
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  12. Maximus

    Maximus BANNED Staff Member

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    I'm assuming the reason is that we already know what we have with Manny. We need a PG with Kyrie out, this is our chance to test drive other options. If Ben works out well, that doesn't mean we still couldn't also add Manny in the event Ramon were to get traded down the road for a pick.
     
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  13. Rob

    Rob Best of the Land

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    I've heard of this dude. He's nothing special. I mean he's a good ball handler at least.
     
  14. bigfoot5415

    bigfoot5415 The Original HN3108

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    I feel like this is just to backup up sessions for now and then ease Kyrie back into the lineup. I can't seem him being out more than a week, but when he comes back they'll ease him back into his spot. Hopefully this gives us a better opportunity to lose a few, and showcase sessions. I don't know how I feel about the LAC win.
     
  15. RaptorFan

    RaptorFan Basketbaaaaaaaaaalll

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    power shift
     
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    It depends. The NBA's new concussion rule means players have to pass a variety of tests before they can come back in. For instance, long distance treadmill running, and other tests closely monitored by doctors. These tests can take quite a bit of time.

    Since concussions are not common in the NBA, they really want to ensure that a player doesn't return before he is 100%. In the NFL concussions are so common, their requirements to be medically cleared are a lot less than what the NBA as just installed.
     
  17. RikSmits

    RikSmits In the Rotation

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    I'm sure a lot of people reacted in the same way when Lin went from the D-league to the Knicks.
    Maybe let's give him 10 days before judging him?
     
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  18. Bob_The_Cat

    Bob_The_Cat Sixth Man

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    Unless they get one back in a trade for Ramon, the Cavs are going to need another PG on hand to back up Kyrie. Why not take Kyrie being out as an opportunity to evaluate some PG's? Anything that makes the Cavs lose some game is ok in my book.

    In addition, I would think Eyenga is going to up for a while, and with Boobie, Gee, Kyrie, and eventually Parker (when healthy) all getting some time at SG, there isn't really room for minutes at the 2. At this point there's really no reason to bring Manny up. He'd just ride the bench. Might as well let him continue to play in Canton and wait for an opportunity to pop up. It's bound to happen sooner than later this season.
     
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    Holy shit.
     
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  20. KI4MVP

    KI4MVP formerly LJ4MVP

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    It could also mean that Ben Uzoh is the guy they rank the highest. You get who you feel is the best available guy, even if it's at your deepest position.
     

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