Graham Takes Off For Cleveland

Joey Graham is going to Cleveland.

Denver Nuggets small forward Joey Graham will follow assistant coach Jamahl Mosley to Cleveland. Graham signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and could be the Cavaliers replacement of LeBron James.

Graham averaged 4.2 points and 2 rebounds for the Nuggets in 63 games. Graham saved his best for last after scoring 21 points in the Game 6 versus the Utah Jazz.

Some Nuggets fans felt Graham deserved more minutes with Denver, but he was too inconsistent to deserve more times on the floor and wasn’t a reliable enough scorer to get consistent time. One of Graham’s biggest weaknesses is he struggles driving left and if a smart defender takes away his strong hand Graham is almost completely useless. He also struggles against quicker players, but is a good fit against smaller power forwards like Antawin Jamison. While Graham definitely won’t make Cavs fans forget about James, fans should enjoy his effort and athleticism on most nights.

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers Denver Nuggets Joey Graham LeBron James Utah Jazz

  • zakk

    in that game against utah graham scored 19 in the second quarter. Going in to the game i thought we were gunna lose and i was completely and utterly shocked at what he was doing. I think we should hvae rode the hot hand and kept him in for the majority of the rest of the game. He saw the bench, and we saw a loss. He couldn’t miss!!! Just saying…
    What do you think?

  • madness

    I really thought we should have used Graham and Allen more against the Jazz. That was a series that those two would have really helped in. Graham matches up so well against smaller power forwards and we were missing a banger like him against the Jazz. Since the matchup is right we should have used Graham to the fullest, especially with how beat up our front court was.