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New Cavs could mean a fresh start for Boobie Gibson

Aug 29, 2010, 10:36 AM EDT

In Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Daniel “Boobie” Gibson scored 31 points. And was never heard from again. Okay, that’s not exactly true. He scored 22 the next year in a first round series with Washington, but for the most part, he was buried behind Mo Williams and Delonte West. Coach Mike Brown never turned to Gibson, not even in games where his speed and perimeter shooting would have been useful, a vctim of the myth of veteran know-how. 

But it’s a new day in Cleveland. And while the skies are still darkened by the jet fumes of LeBron James, the Cavs will have to go forward. And that may mean a resurgence for Gibson. The Cleveland Plain Dealer today has a feature on Gibson and it would seem good things are in his future. Consider this quote from new head coach Byron Scott:

“No. 1, he can shoot,” Scott said of Gibson. “He can make shots. No. 2, he’s tough. Boobie’s a little warrior.”

 Gibson talks about what he’s worked on this summer, and how he’s excited for the season. He may be the only Cav in that boat, but it’s nice that there may be some sort of positive related to James’ defection. 

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