Links to the Present: Report Cards, Trades, and a Presser

The Cavs organization must have been reading our mock draft last night because they took the same player we took with the number one pick, Andrew Wiggins.  No wonder the grade for that pick is so high.  Although we didn’t take Joe Harris with our 33rd pick in the mock draft, writers are pretty high on him too. The head draft expert at ESPN, Chad Ford, awarded the Cavs an…

2014-06-27
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Wiggins-credible: Cavs take Andrew Wiggins at One

As recently as last Thursday afternoon, the Cavaliers draft strategy seemed set. They were poised to draft Joel Embiid, the 7-1 center from the University of Kansas, who many draft analysts considered to be the tip of the consensus top-three, that also included fellow Jayhawk, Andrew Wiggins, and Duke forward Jabari Parker. The discovery of a stress fracture in Embiid’s right foot — and his subsequent surgery that inserted two…

2014-06-26
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The Point Four-ward: Spoken Words Edition

Sights and sounds from the NBA Draft media session at the Westin Hotel in Times Square: Each year, the day before the draft, the NBA does its best Jaws impression, taking its top prospects — as if by the bucketful — and dumping them into the blogger-bloodied water to be picked clean of everything from how they felt they were utilized in their college offense to their favorite video game to…

2014-06-25
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6 Deep: Coming into Focus

1.) Your favorite NBA finals moment was? Tom: Ginobili’s dunk on Bosh.  Had I been in San Antonio I would have rushed the court.  Before security could get to me I’d have run up to Bosh to say “good job, good effort!”  I’d do LeBron’s push-up dance as I was being hauled off.  Maybe sneak an elbow to the nuts on Ray Ray in revenge for Varejao.  #neverforget Ben: Manu’s…

2014-06-24
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The Point Four-ward: Coaching Search A-Go-Go

Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) If, as reported, the Cavs have interest in Maccabi Tel Aviv head coach, David Blatt, then this past Wednesday was an important day. June 11th marked the end of Maccabi Electra’s season where they lost to Maccabi Haifa 84-82, but still won the club’s 51st Israeli League championship on account of winning the first of two Finals games with Haifa by…

2014-06-13
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The Point Four-ward: Four Things I’m Thinking About the Cleveland Cavaliers

1.) An interesting name popped up amidst the New York Knicks current coaching search: Luke Walton. Walton, the former Laker and Cavalier, has never been more than tangentially connected to the top spot on the Knicks’ bench and his name was floated mostly in the same way that anyone who has a previous working relationship with Phil Jackson has been linked to the job at some point post-Steve Kerr pursuit…

2014-05-29
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