Recap: Pelicans 114, Cavaliers 108(Or, Those Guys Are The Best)

Present and Future met last night in New Orleans. Perhaps it was really Past and Present. There is no debating whether Anthony Davis is one of the top three players in the NBA. What is certainly up for debate is which position he currently holds. Heading into the season, many assumed Anthony Davis would take the final step to claim the “best player alive” title. But with Steph Curry going…


Pop Quiz: Around the NBA

Our second day of testing finds the CtB classroom at near capacity. The Cavaliers blipped back onto the NBA’s near-silent off-season radar yesterday with the report that Tristan Thompson’s agent Rich Paul said that, should the Cavs and their restricted free agent PF/C fail to reach a long term deal — meaning that Thompson would sign a one-year $6.9 million qualifying offer and become an unrestricted free agent in the…


The Point Four-ward: The Ballad of the Slow Gunslinger

Four points I’m thinking about the NBA Playoffs and the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) Nothing about the Cavs overall performance in their first two playoff games against the Boston Celtics really qualifies as reason for alarm. The Cavs have taken care of business winning Games 1 and 2 by 11 and nine points respectively. Some expected the Cavs to steamroll the Celtics a little more than they have, but these games…


Fantasy Notebook: The Rise of the Evil Genius

If you haven’t already, check out Tom’s recap of last night’s Cavs win over the Pistons. Now, onto CtFL Notes: Right now, I’m reading the book Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster – the Creators of Superman by Cleveland-based author Brad Ricca. Now, “amazing” might be overselling the adventures of these two Depression Era chums who, over the course of several years of self-publishing, unrequited submissions and…


Recap: Cavs 118 – Pelicans 111 (Or, Raining Down Talent Bombs)

After a lackluster two and a half quarters, the Cavs really poured it on the New Orleans Pelicans in the final 16 and a half minutes, outscoring them 49-33 and earning a quality win against an upstart young team.  LeBron James had a monster game, tallying his first triple double of the season and 38th of his career: 32 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists.  Kyrie Irving was his full…


The Cavs and Anthony Davis

Brian Windhorst posted a video previewing the Cavs matchup against the Pelicans for ESPN. He touches on the obvious stuff about the Wine & Gold needing to pass the ball and play defense. However, he brings up a very interesting point about covering Anthony Davis. Who on the Cavs can do it? Will LeBron James be forced to cover the Brow if the game is close in the fourth quarter? Tristan…


Links to the Kyrie-Inundated, (Hannukah) Present

He’s back! Finally! Let’s go Cavs! Well, here’s some fun Cavs-related stuff to read about as you go about your daily life. – Kyrie Irving wasn’t the only star young’n to return last night, as Anthony Davis came back as well. I mostly posted this because I was thinking about something: would you trade Kyrie for Davis? In my opinion: too close to call. If it was a pure business…