Making Moves

2018-12-02

While not a successful week in terms of wins and losses, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been quite active this week. As we all know, they traded Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday in exchange for Alec Burks and a pair of second-round draft picks. Then on Sunday, they waived two-way players Andrew Harrison and Billy Preston, while signing Jalen Jones and Jaron Blossomgame to two-way contracts of their…

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Saying Goodbye

2018-11-23

I’ll never forget the night the Cleveland Cavaliers traded for JR Smith. It was January 5, 2015, and my wife and I had taken the kids to my parents’ house for dinner and to watch the Cavs play the Philadelphia 76ers. The Wine & Gold and been struggling while LeBron James rested some nagging injuries, and despite the fact that Kyrie Irving was also out for that night’s game, I…

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The Wood Shop: Deny, Deny, Deny

2018-11-19

Collin Sexton has looked better since being slotted into the starting lineup. He’s putting up 18.8 points and shooting 70% from deep. He’s able to get buckets and appears to be trying on defense,even if it’s not showing up in the results. Statistically, according to NBA.com, anyone who has him guarding them is shooting 7.6% better than their average. Keeping in theme with my last Wood Shop, I’m going to…

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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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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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Who Matters?

2018-11-01

As if LeBron James leaving to join the Los Angeles Lakers wasn’t enough, the surprise firing of former head coach Tyronn Lue just six games into the start of the season is yet another indicator that the Cleveland Cavaliers have moved into a new era. While ownership and the front office seems to still believe this team should contend for a playoff spot, the vast majority of people that follow…

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The Wood Shop: Nance, Nance, Revolution

2018-10-30

The Cavs are facing some turmoil. On Sunday morning, the front office canned Tyronn Lue. The rumored reason revolved around Lue preferring to play veteran guys like Kyle Korver over younger players with unknown upside. This team is only going to get more difficult to watch as interim Coach Larry Drew plays the young guys. I’m watching this team no matter the record, so I’d prefer not to fall into…

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Looking At The Final Roster Spot

2018-10-15

Some thoughts on the Cavaliers’ open roster spot in light of  the team’s recent moves… A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Cavaliers’ various training camp invitees, what they brought to the table, and their chances of making the team. It seemed like Isaiah Taylor was the favorite for the fifteenth and final roster spot until word spread about the stress fracture he was dealing with. After that, it…

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Random Thoughts

2018-10-02

With the Cavaliers in the midst of training camp and the regular season just a few weeks away, here are a few random thoughts that have occurred to me. —It doesn’t look like David Nwaba is part of the rotation right now, and that is going to upset a lot of people who follow the team closely. An athletic player who works hard at both ends of the floor, Nwaba…

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The Battle For The Final Spot

2018-09-27

At long last, it’s finally here. While it’s only been a little over three months since we’ve last seen the Cleveland Cavaliers together, it seems more like an eternity. That’s really no surprise when you consider all that’s happened to the Wine & Gold since the Golden State Warriors swept them out of the NBA Finals in June. Since the final buzzer sounded in Game Four, the Cavaliers have drafted…

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Southeast Division Preview

2018-09-10

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,…

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