Southwest Division Preview


[Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment of our annual six part series of division previews. If you missed you the Pacific Division , the Northwest Division, or Southeast Division previews, click away on the links provided above.] Dallas Mavericks Additions: Ryan Broekhoff (free agent), Devin Harris (free agent), DeAndre Jordan (free agent), Ding Yanyuhang (free agent), Luka Doncic (drafted No. 3), Jalen Brunson (drafted No. 33), Ray Spalding (drafted No. 56), Kostas Antetokounmpo (drafted…


From Distance: Face and Fashion of the Franchise


four point play…. 1. Kevin Love has matured into a handsome man. Most NBA bigmen weren’t exactly lookers when they were 15, but Kevin Love’s transformation is rather comical. I’m happy for the big fella, or shall I say the svelte fella. I frequently go back in time and tell my 14 year-old self that everything will be okay. You won’t always be so chubby, but enjoy that hair now,…


Northwest Division Preview


[Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of our annual six part series of division previews. If you missed you the Pacific Division , or Southeast Division previews, click away on the links provided above.] Denver Nuggets Additions: Isaiah Thomas (Lakers), Michael Porter Jr. (R), Jarred Vanderbilt (R), Thomas Welsh (R) Subtractions: Wilson Chandler (76ers), Kenneth Faried (Nets), Darrell Arthur (Suns), Devin Harris (Dallas), Richard Jefferson (Manhattan Beach) Outlook: Denver will…


Southeast Division Preview


Today our countdown to training camp continues as we take a look at the Southeast Division. Whether they’re playoff contenders or making a push to the top of the lottery, the Southeast Division is full of interesting players on flawed teams. Let’s take a look. Team: Atlanta Hawks Additions: Trae Young, Jeremy Lin, Justin Anderson, Kevin Huerter, Alex Len, Omari Spellman, Vince Carter, Cole Aldrich (training camp deal) Subtractions: Mike Muscala, Dennis Schroeder,…


Pacific Division Preview


[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…


From Distance: In a Roundabout Way


four point play…. 1. Tunisia loves its roundabouts. Like much of the non-US world, Tunisia eschews the American style four way stop in favor of the occasionally frustrating wheel of driving “fun”. While engineers have focused on overall rule clarity, volume, and safety when comparing the two systems, it seems one crucial point has been lacking in their data input. Smart Phone use! I know, I know. One shouldn’t text…


Tonight’s Starting Lineup For Your Cleveland Cavaliers….


Well, here we are in the dog days of summer as we wait for the return of NBA basketball. Most of us have been taking a needed reprieve from the often exhausting journey that was the LeBron 2.0 era. In a lot of ways, it feels like I needed this break as much as the players did. I’ve been recharging my fandom and my meter is almost back to full….


From Distance: Back in Orange and Brown


four point play.… 1. I didn’t watch the last 13 games of the Cleveland Browns’ 2017 season. Somewhere between the concussion saga, non-guaranteed NFL contracts, reactions to Colin Kaepernick, and the general sucktitude of Cleveland’s squad, I made the executive decision to stop watching my beloved Brownies. It felt strange. This was a team that I had watched, no matter what, for decades. When I first moved from Ohio to…


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…


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…