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…


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…


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…


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


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…


Breaking: Guess Who’s Back For The French Toast!


Channing Frye and the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed on a 1-year, $2.4M according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Channing Frye is a 13 year vet who returns to the Cavaliers after being traded mid-season to the Lakers in a deal that netted the Cavs Larry Nance, Jr. and Jordan Clarkson. Frye was also a member of the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and boy does it feel good to get…


From Distance: Luka Say What Now?

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four point play…. 1. In today’s vlog, my head explodes over the possibility that Luka Doncic could have been a Cav. 2. I contrast Collin Sexton’s defensive ceiling to Luka Doncic’s underrated athleticism, and talk about some technical skills they need to acquire. 3. I go on record saying Doncic will be a superstar and toss out some Sexton comps based on what we have seen so far. 4. At minute 15, (for the love…


Rumor: Cavs Had Strong Opportunity to Trade Up for Luka Doncic


According to Joe Vardon of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cleveland Cavaliers had an opportunity to trade with the Atlanta Hawks for an opportunity to draft Luka Doncic on draft night that would have included Kent Bazemore.  While no further details were provided in Vardon’s recap other than the Cavs being pretty excited and concentrated on Collin Sexton with the 8th pick (who is averaging more points per game than…


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


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…


What About Love?


As the Cleveland Cavaliers move into their second Post-LeBron Era, there are a lot of questions swirling around the team. How good can Collin Sexton be? Will Cedi Osman take a larger role next season? Can (and will) the Cavs move off of the contracts of Tristan Thompson and JR Smith? The most common discussion taking place is whether or not the Cavaliers should tear down the roster for a…


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


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…


Summer League Live Thread: Cavs vs. Bulls


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…