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Joey Graham has found a solid spot in the rotation in Cleveland

Joey Graham

Cleveland Cavaliers’ Joey Graham poses for a photograph during the NBA basketball team’s media day at the Cavaliers’ training facility in Independence, Ohio, on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)


Sometimes you just have to keep plugging away to find your niche.

Joey Graham has played four years in Toronto, one in Denver, but never really found a spot that worked for him in the NBA. He’s never averaged more than 20 minutes a game, often struggled for consistent playing time.

He didn’t seem to be doing that in Cleveland either, he has played in only four games, until a 13 points performance in 28 minutes against the Sixers moved him up the depth chart, as Byron Scott told the Beacon Journal.

''He’ll be in the rotation for a little while,’' Scott said. ''I wanted to try something different. With Joey, I know I can get some scoring in the post. He’s kind of made his living there.’'

At 6’7” Graham is not a dominating post presence, he’s really a three brought in to fill that gap in Cleveland. However, a training camp injury set him back.

However, this season he is shooting a career best 58 percent. On a Cavs team looking for scoring anywhere they can get it, if he can provide that off the bench he may finally have his spot.