The Cleveland Cavaliers were supposed to run the league after LeBron coming back home and the deal to acquire the services of Kevin Love from Minnesota. That hasn't happened yet, and the task won't be any easier on Monday evening when Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans come into town.
If any doubt exists on who the best four man in the league is, just stop right there, and watch what Davis has been doing this year. As a Clipper (and Blake) fan, it's hard to admit it, but the facts are the facts and you just don't get much better than 24.4 points, 12.8 rebounds, 4.4 blocks, 2.2 steals while hitting 50.6% of your field goals and only committing 1.4 turnovers with 1.6 fouls in 37 minutes. There are 12 teams, as a whole, that average less blocks than Davis does alone.
That is just ridicilous and while the numbers will average out, it is enough to lead the Pelicans to a 3-2 record through the first five en route to playoff aspirations. A road win in Cleveland will help show how legit New Orleans can be.
But, it won't come easy, as James and company are tired of the negativity, and have had five games, with four on the road, to gather some sort of chemistry and hope that this will be the game that leads them to get some wins, and in dominating fashion, as they should have been to this point.