Links to the Present: March 14, 2012

March 14th, 2012 by Colin McGowan

“The Cavaliers might be standing at something of a crossroad right now. Chris Grant has a choice. He has paved the road the team is currently on. The plan is in place and you can see it working before our very eyes. On this road, the team continues adding draft picks, leaning on the strength of this scouting staff to infuse more young talent, when eventually the team will be good enough to make the playoffs and mean it.” [Andrew Schnitkey]

“[Kyrie Irving], who turns 20 in nine days, has been so good for so long this season fans aren’t accustomed to seeing him convert just 14 of his 44 attempts in a three-game span. Of course, two of those games ended in wins in which Irving contributed handsomely in the fourth quarters. But it does mark the first time Irving has shot less than 50 percent from the floor in three consecutive games.” [Tom Reed]

“[Jonny] Flynn has long been on the radar of the Cavaliers front office as the team attempted to acquire him in the summer of 2010. Helping matters is the fact the player and his contingent of representatives would love to get him out of Houston where he is buried behind Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic. The beneficiary of a team option, one which Houston has already decided to not pick up, finding a team that would be willing to pay the $4 million option would be in the best interest of Flynn, averaging 3.1 points and 2.1 assists per game this season.” [Scott Sargent]