(Side note: who else can only think of D2: The Mighty Ducks whenever they’re watching Olympic hockey? Also, it is outstanding how little sense everything about that movie makes in hindsight. Really impressive disregard for any kind of logic when they made that sequel.)
-Anyways. Good news, everyone: as you may know, my NBC job makes me far too busy during the afternoons to do Links To The Present on a daily basis. (Wednesday is actually my day off during the week, which is why I have time to write this.) I asked for applications for people who could help me out, and the response was overwhelming. Over 20 of you asked to do Links To The Present, and I truly thank each and every one of you. I’m sure all of you could have done a very good job.
-Ultimately, I went with Tom Pestak, who folks around here may know as the commenter “Tsunami.” Tom’s comments have always been excellent, his enthusiasm was great, and he showed knowledge of a wide variety of sources. He’ll be the new Links Editor here at Cavs: The Blog, so look forward to him getting the links up every weekday afternoon. Here are a few extra things from this afternoon:
-Ric Bucher of ESPN (Insider) is reporting that a Wizards buyout offer to Z is “waiting for his signature.” Hopefully he goes through with it and gets back to Cleveland as soon as possible.
-The Painted Area points out that LeBron is on pace to shatter the record for assists by a forward.
-RealCavsFans.com poster “MG1″ has some stats detailing how the Cavs play in relation to how many threes LeBron takes; basically, the Cavs are much more likely to win when LeBron shoots fewer threes. I think there’s some causation/correlation noise there, but it’s still very interesting stuff.
-Pierce update: Doc Rivers says that Pierce is “likely to miss” Thursday’s game against the Cavs.