Cavaliers at a glance

Updated: October 26, 2004, 12:47 PM ET
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Fantasy tip
LeBron James
Not only is LeBron a year older, but with Eric Snow and Jeff McInnis at the guard spots, he should get small forward PT.

Losing Carlos Boozer hurts their interior game. But LeBron should be better, especially with PGs Jeff McInnis and Eric Snow running the offense.

Double-double machine Zydrunas Ilgauskas and a more consistent Drew Gooden give the Cavaliers a shot at sneaking into the playoffs.

Did we mention that LeBron was going to get better this year?

Roster analysis
The starters: A lot of LeBron, a little Z, but no outside shooting.
Pos. Player Comment Grade*
PF Drew Gooden Gotta wonder why he wasn't starting in Orlando 7
SF LeBron James Only others to crank 20-5-5 as a rook? MJ and the Big O 9
C Zydrunas Ilgauskas Mr. Foot Injury has played two full seasons in a row 8
SG Eric Snow Luke Jackson will eventually replace him 6
PG Jeff McInnis LeBron's new best friend: 3.58 assists-to-turnovers 7
BENCH Ira Newble's a proven vet. Luke Jackson's a proven shooter. Dajuan Wagner's a proven enigma. DeSagana Diop and Robert Traylor? They've proven nothing. 7
*-out of 10