Byron Scott Disappointed in Cavs’ Bench
For the majority of training camp and throughout the preseason, Cavaliers coach Byron Scott was proud of his depth. He repeated over and over again how he had more options this season than he did in either of his first two years here, how if one player isn’t getting it done, he can look down the bench and find someone else who will.
Two weeks into the season, that depth — or at least the confidence in it — is gone. Scott has shortened his rotation to essentially two bench players. Daniel Gibson and Tyler Zeller, when healthy, are the only reserves assured of big minutes at this point. C.J. Miles played less than five minutes of the second half in Friday’s crushing collapse at Phoenix, and now Scott is searching for answers as the Cavaliers prepare to face the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight.