Podcap: Pelicans 140, Cavs 124 (or, Too Many Blows)

The Cavs had a promising start to the start of their road trip in New Orleans, hitting all eight of their three point attempts as they threatened to run the Pelicans off the floor in the first quarter. It was almost a carbon copy of what the Pacers did the night before in Cleveland to the Cavs. Unfortunately, the tired legs, lack of front court depth, relentless running attack of the birds, and the heavy breathing of the dudes holding the whistles did them in for the remaining three quarters. It gets tiring making nearly 70 trips to the line in one game after all…

Nate and EG whistled their way into the booth to discuss this latest loss, the positive things that might be gleaned from it going forward, and why it seems like Cavs games are so poorly officiated this year. We take a deeper dive into the whole McCaw situation, contemplate the complicated legacy of Dan Gilbert, examine the hazards of tanking under the new lottery rules, and much, much more. Stick around for the end since Nate finally finished Bird Box.

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CLF
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CLF
12 days 9 hours ago

WOW… this OKC/SAS game is insanely good…. double OT???

Jason
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Jason
12 days 10 hours ago

FWIW, shooting splits for Cavs this year, current only. Burks has been hot lately from deep, almost to 40%.
Player: FG%/3PT%/2PT%/FT%/TrSh%
Payne: 62.5/55.6/71.4/50.0/77.0
Thompson: 53.5/x/53.5/65.1/55.7
LNJ: 52.9/33.3/56.4/72.3/58.8
Delly: 50.0/44.7/56.4/92.3/64.9
Zizic: 47.7/x/47.7/66.7/52.3
Clarkson: 46.0/34.1/52.4/85.2/54.7
Blossomgame: 45.2/33.3/54.3/85.7/54.5
Hood: 45.0/39.1/47.9/89.4/56.3
Nwaba: 42.4/25.7/51.6/64.0/51.7
Sexton: 41.5/38.5/42.0/87.9/49.0
Jones: 41.1/30.4/48.5/69.6/52.2
Burks: 39.6/39.7/39.6/79.4/51.2
Osman: 39.3/31.0/46.0/80.6/50.2
Frye: 36.2/40.8/25.0/85.7/52.7
Love: 32.3/29.2/34.1/81.8/47.8

We have guys who can shoot 3s but not 2s, and guys who can shhot 2s but not 3s.

MikeO
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MikeO
12 days 13 hours ago

Nice to see Celtics getting boat raced by Heat at the half. Hope they can keep it up. Nice half for Winslow.

Jason
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Jason
12 days 14 hours ago

In terms of Amico, we do not have to trade JR at all. Certainly not now, and not even over the summer. Worst case is we cut him and eat the $3.4 million. It would suck not to get an asset, but an asset that takes up a roster spot (or two) for next year & you know you don’t want also prevents another player’s development next year.

If we get a deal we like, do it. If not, hold off. Ditto on Burks & Hood.

Jason
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Jason
12 days 15 hours ago

There is next to zero chance we lose a pick. That is just GSW whining + clickbait.

Sucks on LNJ. At least TT is back.

No on Melo/JR unless we get a first.

believeLAND
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believeLAND
12 days 15 hours ago

There is a chance we could actually be penalized and lose a first round pick??!!

Is there an organization more in need of a new owner than the Cavs?? This is guy is f@&%ing joke.

Jason
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Jason
12 days 15 hours ago

TWolves. Knicks. Bulls. Suns. Wizards.

MikeO
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MikeO
12 days 15 hours ago

The Knicks are in the conversation…

NOMAD
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NOMAD
12 days 16 hours ago

JOHNB / HAVE WATCHED IT TWICE —-BIG SANDRA FAN —–ENTERTAINING ———JUST GREAT–LNJ NEWS —-BRING BACK THE MOZ ——–WAY THIS SEASON IS GOING I AM SURE THE NBA WILL FIND SOMETHING TO PENALIZE THE CAVS THE DRAFT PICK—WTF

Nate Smith
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12 days 17 hours ago

Poo

Simmo
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Simmo
12 days 13 hours ago

This is such a bummer for him.

John B
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John B
12 days 19 hours ago

What’s up with Bird Box? Is it actually good? Didn’t seem like it would be anything special based off the previews.

Cedi Mind Tricks
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Cedi Mind Tricks
12 days 16 hours ago

nothing to write home about

Nate Smith
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12 days 18 hours ago

Entertaining and taut. Probably 15 minutes too long but otherwise well made. The central premise requires some suspension of disbelief.

NOMAD
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NOMAD
12 days 20 hours ago

PRETTY SURE– (MELO /J.R. SWAP ) WOULD BE —-ALL ABOUT CREATING CAP SPACE —-HELL WHY NOT—MIGHT BE OUR BEST OPTION WITH J.R.

Jason
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Jason
12 days 15 hours ago

Melo makes min. JR makes $15 million. We would need picks + bad contracts to make the $$ work. Rockets do have their first.

Plus Melo will hog the ball here. I guess we could waive him.

Lastly, we are snuggling close to the luxury tax line. No way does DanG want to pay tax this year.

buck turgidson
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buck turgidson
12 days 21 hours ago

melo.. melo.. melo.. y, i can dig it at the Q

buck turgidson
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buck turgidson
12 days 21 hours ago

agree with amico.. it’s a lost year.. your at the craps table.. order a few neat jack daniels and throw some dice

NOMAD
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NOMAD
12 days 21 hours ago

AMICO HOOPS “ALL IN ” FOR TRADING J.R. FOR MELO—-THOUGHTS / OPINIONS ?

Jason
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Jason
12 days 15 hours ago

Treat Amico like Costanza. Do the opposite. 1st rounder, then yes.

Nate Smith
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12 days 21 hours ago

If it’s to get a draft pick and waive him, sure.

JRL
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JRL
12 days 23 hours ago

140-124 in a January game.
This isn’t basketball.

Jason
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Jason
12 days 23 hours ago

We gave up 81 points in the second half. 2gob2b, but still.

Still, some bright spots. Good first quarter (20 minutes, really). Delly. Payne. Cedi. Clarkson’s (and his first half D).

MikeO
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MikeO
12 days 22 hours ago

Longo halftime wizardry…

JMay
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12 days 21 hours ago

He’s so good at making halftime adjustments…

NOMAD
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NOMAD
13 days 20 minutes ago

TRIED WATCHING RECAP—NBA HAS TO STEP IN AND MAKE CHANGES TO OFFICIATING —-THIS IS NOT BASKETBALL—–FRIGGIN FREE THROW SHOOTING CONTEST—-BORING !!!!!——-REALIZE IT IS ONLY 2 GAMES BUT THINK PAYNE IS ATTEMPTING TO HANG ON TO ” # 3 ” JERSEY REST OF THE SEASON ——-HOPING EVEN WHEN OTHER PLAYERS GET HEALTHY—DREW FINDS WAYS TO GET ANTE THE MIN’S HE NEEDS/ DESERVES —WE ARE IN REBUILD MODE CORRECT / AUDITION TIME –LET ANTE AUDITION TOO

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