Cavs’ Rose, Wade fitting in, and fast

Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose is averaging 14.7 points in seven games.

Cleveland Cavaliers guards Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade continue to turn heads with their stellar play since coming to The Land on minimum deals.

The Cavs fell to the Indiana Pacers in their second exhibition game, 106-102, Friday evening but Rose and Wade put on a show in the first half and seem to be fitting in well with their new teammates.

Wade finished with 20 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field in 22 minutes and the future Hall-of-Famer even turned back the clock with a reverse baseline dunk — showing he still has some bounce in his step.

At the Cavs’ shootaround earlier in the day, guard J.R. Smith told reporters he can’t believe the Cavs got Rose for so cheap ($2.1 million). The former MVP has been the best player in Cleveland’s training camp practices, according to players and coaches, and the positive Rose vibes should be steady all season if he stays healthy.

Rose scored 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting versus the Pacers while dishing out three assists in his 14 minutes.

As usual, Rose was a blur in transition and couldn’t be stopped from getting to his spots on the floor. Rose even went 2-of-2 from beyond the arc, a shot he has been working on tirelessly.

3 Comments on "Cavs’ Rose, Wade fitting in, and fast"

  1. Oh man! I know it was meaningless pre-season game. It was against the pacers. But still, Rose Wade and Green seem like steals of the year! Loved it!

  2. William risman | October 7, 2017 at 10:35 pm |

    Tyronn lue should stop the high school size lineups with crowder way too short to play the 4 and usind wade as a small forward shows a misconception of small ball. Lue places small players on the court without regard for the fact they are too short to defend their opposition. Case in point shumpert against durant and the persistent use of the dreadful deron williams without use of frye and derrick williams against the long limbed taller warriors. Suggestion of lineups: starting unit:rose,crowder, james, green,love second unit:wade,smith,korver,frye,thompson. These two lineups are taller more diversified than what lue has been usin preseason. The second unit has three premium shooters and has adequate size. Lue uses shumpert in the frontcourt at times along with korver and he is too diminutive given the other small guys . Firm up the lineups with fixed stable combinations instead of gimmicky ad hock units that have no chance to gel as what was used against the warriors.

  3. William risman | October 7, 2017 at 11:56 pm |

    Rose appears way faster on cuts to the basket than i imagined. After four knee surgeries he is having an amazing resurgence a positive sign for the upcoming season. Wade is a vast improvement over the previous reserve players/spot starters with the knack of scoring and facilitating others to score. There is a lot to like about this team. I hope they keep jefferson who still has good speed and hits 40% or more 3 point shots. The guy is 4 years younger than vince carter but still is a productive forward that is a great insurance policy if crowder or green miss playing time. When shaun marion and mike miller were obviously washed up it was apparent yet jeffrerson is no where near at that condition. Kendrick perkins is in much better condition han previous years and is as good or better than pechulia from the warriors and one of the games best screeners and toughest physical competitors.

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