The Point Four-ward: The Bigs Issue

2017-01-10

Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) While plenty of veteran names have been bandied about for the Cavs now-available roster spot, most of the attention has been on which available player — be it Norris Cole, or Mario Chalmers, or even Rajon Rondo — could be your next Cavaliers back-up point guard. That is the team’s most glaring hole, right now.

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The Point Four-ward: Kay’s Konfidence, the Central Division, and Rondo Benched for Bulls

2017-01-04

Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) Most of the equations for explaining Kay Felder‘s effectiveness in the last two games goes something like this: 33 points in Canton + playing time with Kyrie Irving out = Confidence! But there could be an extra element to that equation: the scoring binge being put on this season by the Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas.

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The Point Four-ward: CBA, A-Okay!

2016-12-15

Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) For months now, the news coming from the NBA’s labor negotiations was all positive. Even some last minute Carmelo Anthony-sounded alarms did nothing to squash the presumption that things would work themselves out just fine… a crazy thought for those of us who stuck with the NBA through its last two labor stoppages in 1998 and 2011. But work out just fine things did…

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The Point Four-ward: Dollar Dollar Bills, Y’all

2016-10-19

Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) On Friday, the Cavs and J.R. Smith agreed on a new four-year, $57 million contract, ending another preseason stand-off between the team’s front office and Smith’s agency, Klutch Sports. In the end, both sides can claim they got what they were after, as Smith will receive a reported $45 million in guaranteed money — quite a bump up from the $5 million…

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The Point Four-ward: McRae of Hope?

2016-10-13

Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) Preseason is a time where things are often not what they seem. Case in point: Jordan McRae. Over the first two games of the preseason, McRae, a back-up guard, averaged 20 points per game. Now, while no one — not Cavs GM David Griffin, not head coach Tyronn Lue, not even McRae’s own mother — should expect the 6-6 wing from Tennessee to…

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The Point Four-ward: Scrimmag-ination

2016-10-05

Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) Perhaps, the Cavaliers won’t run a back-up point guard by committee, after all. Monday’s signing of seven-year veteran Toney Douglas gives the Cavs an experienced combo guard to compete their current crop of training camp attendees. While the team’s answer may still reside somewhere on their current roster, Douglas brings experience and is more of known quantity than the other players…

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