Preseason Live Thread: Cavs @ Celtics (#BraveNewWorld)

O wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in’t.

— William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act V, Scene I, ll

It’s a Brave New World for the Cleveland Cavaliers… and it starts tonight against the team they survived in the Eastern Conference Finals last year. Well, sort of. Gordon Hayward (who missed all but a few minutes of last season) will be back, as will Daniel Theis and first round draft pick, Robert Williams. The guy who’s still MIA is former Cavalier, Kyrie Irving. The reformed (or at least recalcitrant) Flat-Earther, will be out due to rest… presumably from his apology tour to scientists everywhere. All the rest of the shamrocks who took the Cavs to seven games are still around though, and probably eager to introduce everyone to a new basketball hierarchy in the East.

The Cavs are also trying to discover their new utopia in a future minus a certain kid from Akron. It’s going to take a lot of bold optimism and totalitarian sharing of the ball to make it work, however. A little Soma would probably help get through the inevitable rough patches. Tristan Thompson has apparently already taken his…

So has Kyle Korver…

We’ll see how that all bears out starting tonight. Except, we probably won’t. We should see the beginnings of Ty Lue’s modified starting lineup, chock full of vets including remaining star Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson and George Hill. A minor injury to JR Smith means an opportunity for the re-signed Rodney Hood. The one young gun of the bunch will be Cedi Osman, as he attempts to fill the large shoes left by the former starting small forward. This group probably won’t play huge minutes, however, giving the Cavs’ brass a good look at first round pick, Collin Sexton, as well as new faces like Sam Dekker, Bonzie Colson, Billy Preston, David Nwaba, Isaiah Taylor and more.

The game will be televised on TNT (don’t get used to this), starting at 8pm EST. Locals should also be able to catch it on FSO.

It should be a fairly meaningless pre-season tilt for both teams, although you never know when Canadian Dynamite might blow up on a Morris twin. My recommendation is to pop some Soma, relax and enjoy the start of this Brave New World for the Cavs.

Oh, and don’t forget to chime in euphorically below…

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Joshua Martin
Member
20 days 12 hours ago

What a fun game to watch! Cedi sure looks ready to take the next step, Hood showed some flashes but Hill still looks awful. Makes you wonder what could have been last year if the cloud of Lebron wasn’t hanging over everything. They all looked to be playing carefree and having so much fun. Lue might have to pull the plug on Hill after 10 games or so and just start Sexton?

Raoul
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Raoul
20 days 14 hours ago

You guys are in mid-season form!

Raoul
Guest
Raoul
20 days 14 hours ago

Irving has only expressed regret that he spoke up and exposed himself to criticism. He has not said that he thinks the earth is round. The dude is so WOKE he might start sporting a man-bun!

MikeO
Guest
MikeO
20 days 14 hours ago

Very much woke.

Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous
20 days 15 hours ago

That was fun until summer league broke out.

Arch Stanton
Member
Arch Stanton
20 days 15 hours ago

I’m just glad I don’t have to watch IT as a Cav this year.

MikeO
Guest
MikeO
20 days 15 hours ago

Amen….that was just horrible…

NOMAD
Guest
NOMAD
20 days 15 hours ago

1-0 —-“SANS LEBRON ” !!

West coast cav
Guest
West coast cav
20 days 15 hours ago

A lot to like tonight.

CLF
Guest
CLF
20 days 15 hours ago

TAYLOR WITH THE DAGGER! Crazy finish!

MikeO
Guest
MikeO
20 days 15 hours ago

This better not go to OT…

MikeO
Guest
MikeO
20 days 15 hours ago

No OT tonight…

Nate Smith
Admin
20 days 15 hours ago

Sexton a willing passer, which I. Like. His team sucks.

CLF
Guest
CLF
20 days 15 hours ago

That was a nice kickout to the open 3pt shooter.

CLF
Guest
CLF
20 days 15 hours ago

Simmons needs to work on his inbounds passing.

Nate Smith
Admin
20 days 15 hours ago

Wow. Cavs trying to lose this one.

NOMAD
Guest
NOMAD
20 days 15 hours ago

IS WHY HE WILL WORK AT HIS CRAFT IN CANTON ——WHILE NATE IS WORKING AT HIS “CRAFT BEERS ” IN CANTON

Nate Smith
Admin
20 days 15 hours ago

Sexton looking raw…

CLF
Guest
CLF
20 days 15 hours ago

ZIZIC WITH THE PUTBACK!!! Simmons nice drive, and the crazy high glass layup rims out.

Nate Smith
Admin
20 days 15 hours ago

Sexton with a great drive, and zz cleans up the trash!

CLF
Guest
CLF
20 days 15 hours ago

SILENCER BY SEXTON!!! MIDRANGE J DEADLY!

CLF
Guest
CLF
20 days 15 hours ago

There you go Simmons! AND 1!

JRL
Guest
JRL
20 days 15 hours ago

I unfortunately had to do a two hour drive and didn’t get back till the end of the 3rd. Seems like I missed a good half by the new team. Recap?

CLF
Guest
CLF
20 days 15 hours ago

Man… I’d try Nwaba in place of Korver next pre-season game with the 2nd team.

Nate Smith
Admin
20 days 16 hours ago

God, I missed these guys.

Arch Stanton
Member
Arch Stanton
20 days 16 hours ago

Where do I pick up my Nwaba jersey?

Nate Smith
Admin
20 days 16 hours ago

Nwaba with a four point possession!

NOMAD
Guest
NOMAD
20 days 16 hours ago

NWABA ALREADY PLAYING FOR NEXT YEARS CONTRACT ——-SAID YESTERDAY —JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE HIS MINUTES ARE ELEVATED !!

Nate Smith
Admin
20 days 16 hours ago

My buddy Eric with the definitive nickname for Zizic: “God’s own widows’ peak.”

NOMAD
Guest
NOMAD
20 days 16 hours ago

YES ALSO LMAO—EVIL WITH THE “ARCHIVES STEVENS “—-LOVE IT !!!—-MAN I MISSED YOU GUYS !!

MikeO
Guest
MikeO
20 days 16 hours ago

Rest of this one will be basically G league…

NOMAD
Guest
NOMAD
20 days 16 hours ago

HEY A”ZZ” SIGHTING !!

CLF
Guest
CLF
20 days 16 hours ago

EG you’re in midseason form with the Stevens pic LMAO

Nate Smith
Admin
20 days 16 hours ago

Man JR can’t get a sniff.

MikeO
Guest
MikeO
20 days 16 hours ago

Wow Nwaba flashing…

Nate Smith
Admin
20 days 16 hours ago

Nwaba with a nice drive! Then a three! Sit down, Rodney!

Nate Smith
Admin
20 days 16 hours ago

Coached my first third grade girls game in a while, tonight. 18-16 win! Go lady Victors.

Arch Stanton
Member
Arch Stanton
20 days 16 hours ago

I’m glad they won. I was worried that you might be on the hot seat.

Arch Stanton
Member
Arch Stanton
20 days 16 hours ago

NOMAD
Guest
NOMAD
20 days 16 hours ago

GOING TO HAVE ME SOME YOUNG ‘RED ” BULL —–STROKE IT KID —SHOOT IT WITH CONFIDENCE !!

Nate Smith
Admin
20 days 16 hours ago

Nice stroke, collin

MikeO
Guest
MikeO
20 days 16 hours ago

Love the quick release three, Colin…

NOMAD
Guest
NOMAD
20 days 16 hours ago

OK CALL ME IMPATIENT—HAVE TO START MY “EARLY RANT-CHANT “——“-WE WANT “ZZ”—-” WE WANT ZZ”

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