Pacific Division Preview

2018-09-07

[Welcome to the countdown to training camp and the regular season, Cavs fans! I know we’ve been a little lax here as summer has turned to fall, but good things are coming. With training camp just a couple short weeks away, we start this season off with a breakdown of the division on everyone’s minds this NBA season, the Pacific, which includes our NBA Champion, and the new Kingdom of…

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The Road to Contention, Part III: LEEEROY JENKINS!

2018-08-08

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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The Road to Contention, Part II: The Hinkie Highway

2018-08-01

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

2018-07-16

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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Summer League Recap: Cleveland 92, Houston 87 (or, Scoochie takes over)

2018-07-15

Thanks to CLF who provides today’s Summer League Recap! The Cavs advanced today in the NBA Summer League tournament by defeating the undefeated Rockets 92-87. The game was competitive and hard-fought, with neither team being able to dominate the other.  I’ve watched a bit of Houston play, and I have to say, this was an impressive win for the Cavs this summer. Player of the game: Scoochie Smith A four…

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Summer League Recap: Cleveland 93, Indiana 88 (Or, Return of the Cedi)

2018-07-10

The force is strong with this one! Cedi Osman returned to action for the Cavs’ Summer Leaguers Monday afternoon and looked like a Jedi master. Won’t Ante Zizic out for rest, Cedi scored 25 on 18 shots and added six dimes and six boards in 31 minutes, plus a block and a steal. He looked, dare-I-say LeBron-esque the the way he controlled the game down the stretch: isolating on big…

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Summer League Recap: Chicago 86, Cleveland 81 (or, Sin City Fatigue)

2018-07-08

Editor’s Note: Thanks for CLF for scouting this one again. I was only able to stay away for the first half. I have to “watch the film” to see what happened in the second. The summer Cavs fell to the Bulls 86-81 in a highly competitive game. With Cedi Osman (rest) and Billy Preston (thigh contusion) receiving the night off, the Cavs were obviously at a disadvantage coming off a…

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Summer League Live Thread: Cavs vs. Bulls

2018-07-07

Wakanda Forever, Cavs Fans! The wine and gold take on the Bulls at 9:30 EST, Saturday on ESPN2. It should be a fun one, as the Bulls have some intriguing players including rumored Cavs target, Duke’s Wendell Carter Jr., the No. 22 pick of 2018, Boise State’s Chandler Hutchison, and undrafted free agent, Maryland’s Melo Tremble. The Bulls have eight undrafted free agents, four from 2018, three from 2017, and…

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Summer League Recap: Cleveland 72, Washington 59 (or, Big ZZ)

2018-07-07

Editor’s Note: Please welcome commenter, CLF who’s scouting the summer league for us! Shout-out to Nate and the CtB family for the guest spot! In the first action since the Finals, the Cavs’ summer league squad dominated the game against the Wizards 72-59, and they did it with stellar defense and smart offense. Cleveland raced out to 22-10 first quarter league and led by 16 at the half before going…

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Summer League Live Thread: Cavs vs Wizards

2018-07-06

Welcome to Vegas, peeps! The summer Cavs (some some aren’t) debut tonight. Colin Sexton, Ante Zizic, John Holland, Okaro White, and Cedi Osman join undrafted free agents Dakota Mathias, Billy Preston, and a host of hopefuls like Scoochie Smith as they take on Sam Cassell Jr., Troy Brown Jr., and the aptly named Phillip Scrubb. It’s going to be epic. Check it out at 9:00 on NBATV or at nba.com,…

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