Links To The Present: March 8, 2010

[Brian Windhorst wrote an excellent piece on the vastly underrated Dan Gilbert] “But much of what Gilbert promised has indeed come true, and certainly the most important promises have. And five years in, Gilbert’s reputation is for backing up promises and putting his money where is mouth is has become rock solid.” We’re all a little worried about Mo Williams.  Rick at WFNY discusses what we really need from Mo…


Links To The Present: March 5, 2010

“James broke into a full-blown imitation of the Cavaliers coach and all his idiosyncrasies on the sidelines, in huddles and in practice.” [Brian Windhorst – PD] Jason Whitlock with some advice for LeBron: “If you don’t win a championship this season, it’s time for you to fire head coach Mike Brown. I know that’s your guy and you love him. But Magic needed Pat Riley and Jordan needed Phil Jackson.”…


Links To The Present: March 4, 2010

“Right now this is the best team in the league, and you can not spot them 20 points in the first quarter and expect to win,” Vandeweghe said after the Cavs’ 111-92 victory Wednesday night at IZOD Center. [Mary Schmitt Boyer – PD] “On some level, James must consider it all rather comical and twisted and sad.” [Howard Beck – NYT] “I don’t know what they wanted to see,” Anthony…


Links To The Present: March 3, 2010

Brian Windhorst talks about Z waiting for a roster spot to clear before committing to the Cavs in his must listen podcast. “To Hickson’s credit, he has slowly continued to establish himself this season. One of the reasons Brown reversed course and decided to make Hickson the starter instead of the more natural Anderson Varejao — who will probably still see a lot of time matched with Lopez on Wednesday…


Links To The Present: March 2, 2010

“As a Brown expert after five years of covering him, I can tell you “gut feel” means he had a meeting with his coaches and probably talked with the front office and perhaps even bounced it off an advisor or two. Brown does very little by “gut feel,” despite what he says.“ [Brian Windhorst from last night’s Beat Blog] “Is it worth it for New York? Is it worth it…


Links To The Present: March 1, 2010

Almost anybody can be a center in Cavaliers coach Mike Brown’s offense. Well, anybody over about 6-foot-8, that is. -Mary Schmitt Boyer of the Plain Dealer evaluating the Cavs front-court rotation. Brian Windhorst of the PD reporting on Shaq’s surgery:  “The doctors were very pleased with the surgery this morning,” Cavs General Manager Danny Ferry said in statement. “He will be in a splint for the next two weeks. From…


Links To The Present: February 26, 2010

1.) The absolute turning point in the game came in the third when LeBron hit a stationary spot up three with Marquis Daniels right up on him.  LeBron’s three cut the Celtics’ lead to six and I remembering noting, “here it is, game over.”  Terrible feeling. -Celtics Hub 2.) But as good as the small lineup may look — and with Hickson playing with such vigor, it looked very good…


Links To The Present: February 25, 2010

1. Rick from WFNY exploring Z’s options: This means that after the 48 hour window is over Zydrunas would be free to sign a deal with any team he chooses. Possible destinations include Cleveland, Cleveland, Cleveland, Cleveland, and Cleveland, says John Hollinger in his SportsNation Chat. George Thomas reporting via twitter: Zydrunas Ilgauskas won’t know his plans until after the weekend, agent says. 2. D-Green and D-Block heading to the…


Links To The Present: February 24, 2010

1.) Mary Schmitt Boyer, of the Plain Dealer, writes:  Furthermore, new faces or not, there’s no excuse for the sort of lackadaisical effort the Cavs put forth on defense and rebounding, especially in the second quarter, when they allowed the Hornets to shoot 70.8 percent (17 of 24) and outrebound them, 15-4. Shaq offered his feelings after the game:  “We got to man up,” he said. “There ain’t nothing wrong….