• The Road to Contention, Part IV: the Dork Elvis Expressway
  • The Road to Contention, Part III: LEEEROY JENKINS!
  • Getting To Know Sam Dekker
  • The Road to Contention, Part II: The Hinkie Highway
  • The Road to Contention, Part I: State of the Cap Address

The Road to Contention, Part III: LEEEROY JENKINS!

I know. This title dates me. The 2005 World of Warcraft video that documented Leeroy abandoning his guildmates and crashing headlong into the fray only to result in the slaughter of his guild, is however emblematic of the type of teambuilding the Cavs could engage in: a win now, and win at all costs mentality. This is the kind of strategy the Knicks embraced in building around ‘Melo and Amare…

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Getting To Know Sam Dekker

As the Cleveland Cavaliers continue rebuilding their roster to begin the second post-LeBron James era, a few points emphasis within their plan have become apparent. First off, they aren’t interested in a complete tear down ala’ the 2010-2011 Cavaliers. They believe that fielding a competitive team is better for the development of the young core players on the roster, as it makes it more difficult for a losing mentality to…

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The Road to Contention, Part II: The Hinkie Highway

Greetings Cavs fans! We’ve been recharging our batteries, after a long Cavs’ season, and we hope you’re enjoying the summer as much as we are. Big news happened last week: the Cavs signed Kevin love to a long extension that keeps his rights with the Cavs until 2023. The Cavalier organization has been in limbo since LeBron’s LA exodus, and the signing should give some long term direction to a…

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The Road to Contention, Part I: State of the Cap Address

My fellow Cavalier fanatic brethren. Several weeks ago, within the moments it took Klutch Sports to hit send on a press release, our team moved from that of a deep luxury tax-paying contender, searching for ways to maneuver around the cap, to one that is free of many of those tax constraints but is now searching for a way to contend. For those left wondering what options are remaining for…

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From Distance: Spoiler Alert, Mr. Durant

one point play. Note: this week, I write to Kevin Durant in wake of yet another little podcast controversy regarding Durant’s decision to join the Warriors.   Dear Kevin Durant, People watch basketball because it is entertaining. The NBA’s entertainment value is what garnered you your millions. Don’t get me wrong. You have earned your contracts with outstanding play. In the NBA ecosystem, your contract is well-deserved, as you are an…

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A Whole Lotta Love

We love @KevinLove! pic.twitter.com/NbhhDM0BRS — Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) July 24, 2018 Uncle Drew left the family. The King abdicated his throne. But, Love came to town and decided to stick around. When the Cavs originally assembled their core big three stars back in the summer of 2014, Kevin Love was the outsider, the third wheel, the supplemental All-Star who would have to sublimate his game to “fit in” with the…

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Finding Fits

Whether they try to contend for a playoff spot or tear down their team in a complete rebuild, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in a state of transition. When the best player in the game leaves your team, that’s bound to happen, and that’s exactly what happened to the Cavaliers with LeBron James now a Los Angeles Laker. Besides James, Jeff Green and Jose Calderon have both left for new teams,…

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From Distance: Kyle Be Gone?

four point play…. 1. Are the Cavaliers going to compete for the 2019 playoffs, or will Dan Gilbert and Koby Altman do their best to subtly keep their Top 10 protected first round pick? The more I have thought about it over the summer, the more I have quietly hoped that the Cavs would grit, grind, and shoot their way to an 8th seed. A lineup featuring George Hill, Cedi…

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The Curious Case Of Rodney Hood

On February 8th, 2018 in the final hours before the 2017-18 NBA Trade Deadline, the Cavaliers front office, namely rookie GM Koby Altman, took part in a series of trades that rocked the Cavaliers’ universe in what was initially a fresh and exciting fashion. In a combination of three separate trades, Altman rid Cleveland of Dwyane Wade, Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder, and unfortunately, Channing Frye. In return the…

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Summer League Recap: Los Angeles 112 Cleveland 109 (or, A Day Late & a Bucket Short)

Thanks one last time to CLF for his summer league recaps. Cavs put on a gutsy performance tonight, falling just short in a double overtime thriller against the Lakers, 112-109.  This was an absolutely riveting game from start to finish.  Both teams competed extremely hard, and from very early on everyone could tell it was coming down to the wire.  Here’s your final player report for the summer! Player of…

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Summer League Recap: Cleveland 82, Toronto 68 (or, Holland Threes & Cleveland Ds)

Thanks again to CLF for today’s recap. I’ve added a note on Colin Sexton. After a close first half, the Cavs put on a dominant defensive performance in the third quarter to notch their fourth straight win, 82-68.  The Cavs struggled a little with their shooting, but made up for it with fantastic hustle and competitiveness.  The Cavs turned the game on its head with a 21-4 beatdown in the…

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