I'm kinda surprised that he's a longshot to make the roster. This is a kid who many thought would be the Cavs first round pick, this isn't a normal second round project. It wouldn't exactly be a bad thing to have a really fast point guard coming off the bench. Have Gibson play point, with Hughes, LeBron and Gooden running around out there? That'd be neat.
Brown said he has been especially pleased with rookie guard Daniel Gibson during the first week of two-a-days.
``Daniel has surprised me a little bit, he's learning really fast,'' Brown said. ``He's showing the ability to get things accomplished at both ends of the floor.''
At this point, the second-round pick from Texas is still a longshot to make the 12-man active roster and remains a candidate to be sent to the NBA Development League for at least a portion of the season. But he has gotten noticed.
Maybe I'm expecting too much from the young kid. But I do think he could really be a factor in the coming seasons. If Gibson could turn into just an average point guard, it could really boost the Cavs title chances.
Think I'm putting too much emphasis on the PG position. Go back to LeBron's rookie year, remember how well they played after they traded Miles for Jeff McInnis? Jeff freaking McInnis! That guy sucked ass, but after the trade the team, well, played like a team. And all they did was upgrade from terrible to below average. I would say they're still below average right now (with Snow) but if, in a year or two, Gibson becomes just an average PG, I think the team will really take off.
There's a lot of title talk going around right now. And right now I am cautiously optimistic. But I still think that that Cavs won't take the crown until they get PG not named Eric Snow.