No I'm not talking about Allen Iverson, I'm talking about Artificial Intelligence.
In this post I put the Cleveland Cavaliers through the machine learning ringer and find out why certain lineups are working , why others aren't and most importantly how to get the most out of them.
The spotlight for the Cavs has really been on the defensive end and with the integration of Isaiah Thomas. The findings in this post go into some of the reasons why the defense is struggling as well as how to get the most out of Isaiah lineups.
With the fresh news of Kevin Love fracturing his hand and being out for 6-8 weeks, It's a perfect time to also look at what line-ups work without Love in them.
What have we learned out of all this?
Defense & Shooting is certainly an issue for the Cavs and it's consistent with the general consensus from most NBA analysts and the general fan. This is a good thing, as the data is backing up the eye test and the general perception.
However what we have found specifically is that:
With all the talk of the Cavs defensive problems, I have put the below video together which shows 4 straight defensive plays. It's a microcosm of the real problems that are going on with the Cavs: