Links To The Present: February 2, 2011

February 2nd, 2011 by Colin McGowan

“I’m a glass-half-full guy. I think the way to look at it is the schedule is about to turn. We have some opportunities coming up.” [Anthony Parker via Mary Schmitt Boyer]

“Speaking of draft picks, the Cavs are owed two first-round picks and three second-round picks spread out over the next couple of seasons. These provide even more opportunities to find talent, and the current roster flexibility provides opportunity to develop it.” [Rick Grayshock]

“The immediate future of this Cavaliers team looks bleak. On Monday night, the Cavs played at Miami, and everyone knew they would lose, and they were down 35-20 after one quarter. They were outscored 51-33 in the second half, even though LeBron played halfheartedly and Chris Bosh was more or less sleepwalking. The Cavs lost by 27, but the score was literally whatever Miami wanted the score to be — the Heat could have won by 60. The reality is that a team starting Manny Harris, J.J. Hickson, Ramon Sessions and Christian Eyenga isn’t going to win often. Give that team a reason to fail, and history can happen.” [Joe Posnaski]

We’ll wrap things up with a Cavs mailbag from WFNY. Scott Sargent fields questions about Ramon Sessions’ future, J.J. Hickson’s trade value, and the Cavs’ frontcourt deficiencies.

On The Twitters

“As a starter Manny Harris is averaging 12ppg 5rbs and 2.3 assists while shooting 42% from the field and 41% from three in 31.3mpg.” [Michael A. Young]

“Anderson Varejao has no timetable for surgery. Sounds like a lot of discussion taking place between team and Dan Fegan. #Cavs” [Scott Sargent]

“Daniel Gibson is out tonight versus Indiana. Quad is still swollen, will hopefully travel this weekend. #Cavs” [Scott Sargent]

“How many Bill Murray quotes from the movie ‘Groundhog Day’ will we see on twitter if the Cavs lose tonight by 20 or more?” [realcavsfans]