From Distance: Wine and Fool’s Gold

2018-11-16

four point play…. 1. “Fool’s gold” isn’t called “adequate substitute for those on a budget”. We use “a poor man’s… such and such” for that situation. I bring this up because it is easy to confuse the two when evaluating players. One can say, “Jordan Clarkson is a “poor man’s Lou Williams,” or that “Collin Sexton is a poor man’s John Wall”. One could say that. One would make me…

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Podcap: Washington 119, Cleveland 95 (Or, Turnovers and Turkeys)

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2018-11-15

The Cavs came out lifeless to the Wizards tonight in a loss. On first look the 119-95 score looks a lot worse than it is. The Cavs were tired after a great win against Charlotte and it showed. They got sloppy with the ball turning it over 24 times giving 29 easy points to the Wizards, who ran the floor every chance they got. Aside from the turnovers, the game…

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Live Thread: Cavs @ Wizards

2018-11-14

The Cavs finally grabbed a second win last night against the Hornets, a team that previously blew them out. Today, they face off against a struggling Washington Wizards team who are just 4-9 this season and facing even more turmoil than the Cavs, as the general news around their organization ranges from the players disliking each other to full on hating each other. The Wine and Gold have a chance…

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Recap: Cavs 113, Hornets 89 (or, On Any Given Tuesday…)

2018-11-14

Fun fact… the Cleveland Cavaliers are undefeated this season on Tuesdays. They got their first win on Tuesday, October 30th against the Atlanta Hawks… and after last night, they have their second. Maybe we should rename it “Twosday” in their honor. The very good news, is that the Cavs ambushed what had been a relatively hot Charlotte team, and really never let up while stringing together four of their best…

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Live Thread: Cavs vs. Hornets (#ItStings)

2018-11-13

The pungent stench on the Cavs’ season hasn’t yet reached Sex Panther levels… but it certainly seems to be trending in that general direction. After a close loss to their fellow Lottery scratchers, the Chicago Bulls, the Cavs return home winners of just one of their first dozen games. To add stinging injury to insult, Kyle Korver (foot/possible trade) will now join Kevin Love (toe surgery), George Hill (right shoulder…

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On the GL: Scouting the Charge

2018-11-12

As the Cavs were taking on the Bulls, Saturday night, I traveled to downtown Canton to take in the Charge home opener. The Cavs’ G-League little brother, The Canton Charge, took down Atlanta’s affiliate, the Erie Bayhawks, 116-112 in a haphazard affair that saw no less than seven technical free throws, five delay of game calls, and 45 turnovers. It’s a whole different atmosphere down in the GL. There’s a…

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Recap: Chicago 99, Cleveland 98 (Or, At Least It’s Fun Again)

2018-11-11

Leading up to the season most of us were pretty optimistic. With several returning players and a promising new rookie, the Cavs featured some things to be excited about. Unfortunately, pretty quickly it became apparent that the coaching staff, and Ty Lue in particular, had largely sat on their hands all summer long and failed to implement any sort of system. Then Lue got fired, the Cavs hired Larry Drew,…

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Live Thread: Cavs @ Bulls

2018-11-10

Tonight’s Saturday night match-up is a real doozy. The 1-10 Cavaliers face off against fellow cellar dwellers, the 3-9 Chicago Bulls. Neither one of these teams is good to begin with and both feature some significant injuries. For the Cavs, they are still without All-Star power forward Kevin Love, George Hill, Cedi Osman, and Sam Dekker. They had to sign the former Grizzley Andrew Harrison just to have some more…

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Cavaliers Sign Harrison

2018-11-09

With the worst record in the NBA at 1-10 and plagued by injuries to Cedi Osman, George Hill, Sam Dekker, and Kevin Love, the Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Andrew Harrison to a two-way deal after waiving swingman John Holland. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Harrison won’t spend any time with the Canton Charge, and will be on the NBA roster as long as he is with the franchise. Two-way players…

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From Distance: Zion to the Rescue

2018-11-09

four point play…. 1. For the first time since 2014, I find myself interested in college basketball. To be more specific, Duke basketball. Shocking, I know. With the 2018-2019 Cleveland Cavaliers already living their best tanktastic life, pardon me for checking in on potential Cavs of the future. Unlike Steve Kerr, I am allowed to refer to the kid by name. Yes, that 285 pound freshman, Zion Williamson, is rightfully…

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Podcap: Oklahoma City 96, Cleveland 86 (or, Milquetoast Motivators)

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2018-11-08

After trailing by as much as 16 in the early third quarter, Cleveland came all the way back to lead by two with six minutes left. OKC rallied to hold the wine and gold to just four points for the rest of the game while Dennis Schöder scored seven down the stretch to bring the Thunder the win. The umlaut finished with a game high 28 points on 19 shots…

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Live Thread: Cavs vs. Thunder

2018-11-07

Buckle up, Cavs fans. On paper, this looks like another winnable game against an ailing squad. Do-everything guard, Russell Westbrook is out with a bum ankle, and noted Cavs killer, Dennis Schröeder looks to start for OKC. The umlaut is also known as Schroeder’s cat around these parts, because he only seems to play well when we’re looking. The rest of the time, he stinks. In other news, the Cavs…

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