Links To The Present: April 7, 2011

April 7th, 2011 by Colin McGowan

I have to keep it short today, you guys. I was just notified that I got into an M.A. program, and I need to run over to campus to shake hands with an academic advisor and register for classes and such.

Kyrie Irving has declared for the draft.

WFNY has a couple of great pieces. Scott Sargent analyzes the effects Baron Davis has had on the Cavs’ offense, and Craig Lyndall explains why tanking is weird.

CByers has a substantial article on why this terrible Cavaliers season still means something.

“Minnesota has lost 11 consecutive games and the Cavs have won three of their last seven – pulling them within one victory of matching the Timberwolves’ current mark of 17. What’s more, while Minnesota’s final four games are against opponents with at least 37 victories, three of Cleveland’s final five games are against teams with 26 or fewer victories.” [Anthony Maggio]

And Mary Schmitt Boyer’s weekly podcast, in which she talks tanking, Kyrie Irving, and Baron Davis.

I’ll be back tomorrow, hopefully with some thoughts substantive thoughts. In the meantime, I have to go talk to a guy who has an M.S. from Brown and a Ph. D from Columbia. I’ll probably feel pretty stupid in the process.