Monday, June 6th, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  8 responses

Cavs to Work Out Together in Case of Lockout This Summer

It’s an idea brought forward by Antawn Jamison and Baron Davis, in an effort to bring the team closer together, and in the hopes of generating more wins next year. From the Akron Beacon Journal: “He has been part of the Cavaliers’ organization for less than four months, but Baron Davis is already emerging as a vocal leader of the franchise. Antawn Jamison was the lone voice in the locker room for most of last season, but Davis proved again last week that Jamison finally has some company. Davis and Jamison were the veterans who came up with the idea of bringing the players together to work out during an NBA lockout this summer. Davis reiterated last week he is expecting everyone to make a legitimate effort to get there. ‘It’ll show a commitment, who’s committed to this team for next year,’ he said. The Cavs are following the lead of NFL teams, including the Browns, who have held similar workouts led by the quarterbacks during the football lockout. Jamison and Davis were the first Cavs to talk about working out as a team this summer, either near Jamison’s home in North Carolina or with Davis out west. The workouts initially seemed geared toward the younger players on the roster, but Davis opened the invitation to the entire team last week. ‘It’s a total secret,’ Davis joked. ‘We’re not telling you anything about it. We won’t tell you after we do it, either.’ Davis says he’s returning to Cleveland every couple of weeks to work out at the facility. He attended an Indians game last week and said his knee and back are both feeling great. He said all the right things about the possibility of the Cavs drafting Duke point guard Kyrie Irving and genuinely appears to enjoy the role the team has given him.”

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  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    very responsible, I commend them

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Looks good on paper..But I keep getting the feeling that one (or both) of them will be traded by the start of next season…

  • Waskito

    They should, they did not do anything that resembles training/playing this season

  • http://www.bulls.com Rigo Gonzalez

    Didn’t they get the memo?
    Kyrie Irving doesn’t do work-outs.

  • toinefan88

    Baron and Tawn: couple of stand-up guys, I hope they get traded to contenders.

  • http://slamonline.com 1982

    I like this, and I hope other teams follow suit. I can’t remember who, I think another team had players who said the same thing. Play together! You probably won’t beat the Heat (sigh), but you can start to play like the Mavs…which is a good start.

  • MikeC.

    I wonder what Clippers management and coaching staff think of this. They gave him that huge contract and he promptly pooped the bed. Now he’s talking about getting together for voluntary training camps in the offseason. Good for him for doing it an all, but where was that dedication the last few years?

  • ai come back

    chemistry on a team is worth more than talent unless its miami heat talent, this is a start for the cavs