Links To The Present: January 27, 2011

January 27th, 2011 by Colin McGowan

“If you watch ESPN or even the occasional game of college basketball, I can assume you already are familiar with the Ohio State dominating front court player, Jared Sullinger. While Power Forward is not the most glaring need the CAVS have, a big name and big talent player like Sullinger is hard to pass up on.” [CByers of Fear the Sword]

“The question marks surrounding players like Perry Jones, Kyrie Irving, Terrence Jones and Harrison Barnes are potentially enough for the Cavaliers to consider going with safer options at the top rather than opting for potential.  At this stage, Sullinger is compared more to Memphis’ Zach Randolph more than the poster boy of all young power forwards, Los Angeles’ Blake Griffin.  And while he may not be making highlight reels, Randolph has been a consistent threat for 20 points and 10 rebounds per night.” [Scott Sargent]

“Threatening the NBA record of 23 consecutive losses in a single season (a low shared by the 1995-96 Vancouver Grizzlies and 1997-98 Denver Nuggets) is likely to have a more positive impact on the franchise than if the Cavs were now limping toward a respectable 39-win season. Now the Cavs and their fans know exactly who they are and what they need to do. They’re going to earn a high pick in the draft, and that choice will represent the team’s first meaningful long-term step following The Decision.” [Ian Thomsen]

Jodie Valade talks, most relevantly, about which Cavaliers could be traded in the near future.

On The Twitters

“Report: Cavaliers quietly shopping Mo Williams around #PBT #NBA” [Kurt Helin]

“This Jimmer dude is pret-tay, pret-tay, pret-tay …” [Ken Berger]

“Roger Goodell will cut his salary from 10mil a yr to $1 if there is a lockout. I wonder in David Stern will follow suit because he makes same exact thing. We will see. That will speak volumes.” [Mo Williams]