On Cavs rookie LeBron James, who in his first three games averaged 18.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 7.7 assists:
"I can't remember another kid coming into the league who could help his team in so many ways. He could average 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists some day. He can fly and dunk, yet he's not a hot dog who will go for the flashy play and risk making a mistake. Against the Blazers [a 104-85 Cleveland loss last Saturday in which James scored eight points] he looked like an 18-year-old playing his third game on the road in four nights, but even though he was tired, he didn't lose his composure. The one thing I'll tell our guys is to pressure him full-court because he's not a terrific ball handler—or a terrific shooter, either."