|Sep. 21, 2010|
Last season, with names such as Trevor Ariza, Caron Butler, David Lee, and David West, Cawley finished the season 8-13 (.381). This year will be important for the struggling G.M. Ian Cawley.
In 2009 season Cawley's Next Years Defending Champs faced a difficult schedule with going up against Whoop and Jordan's disciple twice. Taking two losses from Whoop.
"I'm done. I lost. I don't even care." Cawley said at the thrilling end of his season last year during week 18.
After the draft lottery, leaving him with 17th round draft pick and selecting unwisely Gilbert Arenas who has only played 46 games since the 2006/07 season, Cawley was in trouble from a early start. Passing up picks such as Rajon Rondo or Andre Iguodala in the second round. We'll be looking to see how he handles this year's draft.
Taking a early 4 loss streak Cawley, determined, made a roster change. Dropping Keyon Dooling. Cawley ended the streak by defeating Team 12.
Confident again Cawley saw the season with a possible championship.
"Anyone. Just give me 5 dollars now and I will insure your money back when I win." Cawley boasted.
From that point on Cawley only went to win 5 additional games in 13 weeks. Managing choices such as Tyson Chandler starting at center 9 weeks total and Ronald Murray with 11 starts, games could have gone differently in close games such as country's victory over Cawley 805-634.
"Everybody is giving us their A game," Bush said about his game against San Francisco. "Everybody is giving us their best shot. We're just finding ways to win. That's all we can do is find ways to win. We can't be down about a win like this. This is a great win against a physical team, a tough team. They came out and gave us their best shot. We still found a way to win. That's what champions do, find ways to win no matter what."
Searching for a way late in the season during the playoff race Cawley looked to Gilbert Arenas for the answers. Trading him away with recently acquired Carlos Boozer, and Aaron Butler. And dropping Darius Songaila. Cawley created a roster depth not understood by anyone.
"I have to win this, or I'm out. Damnit!" Cawley said before week 18. Where shortly after he lost to Heihachi's 5 937-702.5.
Cawley didn't log in again to CBS for weeks. Having ended last year without reaching his goals. This season will be the proving ground for Cawley.
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