Fans have had some frustrations about the Cleveland Cavaliers so far this season.
The team has gotten off to an up-and-down start with a 3-5 record.
There are numerous people calling for changes to the lineup and head coach J.B. Bickerstaff’s plans.
But Cavaliers writer Chris Fedor is defending the team’s two biggest stars.
When a Twitter user said that the combination of Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell continues to be “an awful fit”, Fedor pushed back.
Fedor noted that “those two guys on the court together this season the #Cavs are outscoring opponents by nearly 14 points per 100 possessions.”
He added, “This idea they don’t play well together or fit is not backed up by anything. It is just misplaced anger.”
Because with those two guys on the court together this season the #Cavs are outscoring opponents by nearly 14 points per 100 possessions. This idea they don't play well together or fit is not backed up by anything. It is just misplaced anger. https://t.co/BWucWwXA4j
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) November 10, 2023
Mitchell and Garland have definitely gotten off to a strong start, both individually and collectively.
As noted by Fedor, they are outscoring opponents by 14 points per 100 possessions when they are playing together.
Mitchell is averaging 30.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 5.6 assists.
Meanwhile, Garland has recorded 17.0 points, 2 rebounds, and 6.8 assists per game.
While Fedor is right when pointing out how well these two work together, it is still troubling to see the Cavaliers with a 3-5 record.
Their latest loss came the other night when the Oklahoma City Thunder took them down 128-120.
Even with six Cavaliers stars scoring in double digits, they still came up short.
It is clear that some things need to be tweaked and worked on in the upcoming months.
Certain fans have commented on the duo of Mitchell and Garland, with some claiming that they don’t feel like a perfect fit.
But the numbers speak for themselves, and these two are bringing something special to the team.