The Curious Case Of Rodney Hood

2018-07-18

On February 8th, 2018 in the final hours before the 2017-18 NBA Trade Deadline, the Cavaliers front office, namely rookie GM Koby Altman, took part in a series of trades that rocked the Cavaliers’ universe in what was initially a fresh and exciting fashion. In a combination of three separate trades, Altman rid Cleveland of Dwyane Wade, Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder, and unfortunately, Channing Frye. In return the…

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Breaking: Guess Who’s Back For The French Toast!

2018-07-14

Channing Frye and the Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed on a 1-year, $2.4M according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. Channing Frye is a 13 year vet who returns to the Cavaliers after being traded mid-season to the Lakers in a deal that netted the Cavs Larry Nance, Jr. and Jordan Clarkson. Frye was also a member of the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers and boy does it feel good to get…

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Podcast Episode 160: Today Was A Good Day

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2018-02-09

We asked for a magic bullet… We got an entire clip. Though Ice Cube might disagree… today was most definitely a very good day… especially for your Cleveland Cavaliers. Gone are Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert, Channing Frye… and even Dwayne Wade. The incoming new faces are George Hill, Rodney Hood, Jordan Clarkson and the son of former Cavalier great, Larry Nance, Jr. Suddenly, the clouds that…

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Podcap: Cavs 91, Heat 89 (or, Napoleon and the Yeti)

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2018-02-01

Talk about hard… this game was like Napoleon trying to win at Waterloo hard… like finding a yeti at the top of the mountain hard. Hard to play, hard to watch and hard to even recap in a reasonable amount of time. For 48 (thankfully only that) minutes which seemed like twice that (yet still shorter than this podcast), the Cavs and Heat took turns bricking threes at an insane…

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Cavalier Repair Manual (and Live Thread)

2018-01-20

Well trade deadline season started early! There’ve been lots of rumors flying around the last couple days. The general consensus is that the Cleveland Cavaliers are broken, and while the front office can’t fix all of the Cavalier problems, they certainly can improve themselves. So welcome to Nate’s tune-up garage. The first step to fixing the Cavs is to admit they’re broken and to admit they’re not going to fix…

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From Distance: Finding Your People, Your Year

2017-12-27

Four point play… 1. Humans, though highly variable, are empathetic creatures. For better and for worse, (if one isn’t a hermit) one is somewhat at the mercy of the emotional and intellectual styles of those in proximity. Surround oneself with creative people and one is more likely to think creatively. If subjected to constant negativity, it becomes difficult to maintain a positive energy. We are assimilating machines, and that can have drastically different…

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Podcap: Cavs 113, Sixers 91 (or, A Brief History of Time)

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2017-11-28

What does Stephen Hawking have to do with the Cavs’ decisive victory over the Philadelphia 76ers tonight, their eighth win in as many games? Well, you’ll have to listen to the podcap to fully appreciate and consummate the answer. Needless to say, just like time itself… the fortunes of these teams have followed a process (with a capital “P” for the Sixers over the past few seasons, and a lowercase…

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Cavalier Christmas Shopping

2017-11-27

It’s that time of year again. 29 shopping days till Christmas? No. I’m talking 19 days until the first NBA trade deadline. What trade deadline is that you ask? It’s the first day that players signed in the summer of 2017 can be traded to other teams. The Cavaliers certainly have lots of options, and with some teams not doing nearly as well as they’d hoped to be doing, moving a player for an asset, even a player they signed last summer, has to be tempting. With that in mind, we take a look at what might be on Koby Altman’s wish list as he dreams about Christmas morning.

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Final Preseason Recap: Cavs 113, Magic 106 (or, Yes Way Jose!)

2017-10-14

First off… if you haven’t had a chance to check out Mike’s terrific Richard Jefferson tribute, make sure you go there first. As you may have heard, both RJ and Kay Felder were dealt to the Atlanta Hawks just before the game tonight, but because the deal wasn’t fully finalized, both of them had to be spectators for their last game with the team. Both are class individuals, and both…

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In Defense of Channing Frye

2017-08-05

Since the news of Kyrie Irving’s request to Dan Gilbert has become public, a lot of ideas have been thrown around. Spend enough time of various basketball sites, and you will see literally hundreds of potential Kyrie Irving trades posted, often with the use of the ESPN Trade Machine. While this is no surprise, the other Cavaliers many fans and some media members want to include in these deals may…

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Gone Griff

2017-06-28

I respect the hell out of David Griffin, not necessarily for the moves he made as the Cavs general manager, but for his steady positivity during turbulent times, and his strength to build a championship roster while he was battling cancer. While former Cavs point man Chris Grant has been virtually blackballed by the league, I look forward to Griffin landing another gig and I’ll be rooting for him. Griffin…

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Playoff Podcap: Cavs 106, Pacers 102 (or, How Sweep It Is!)

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2017-04-24

It wasn’t always easy… but at least it was quick. The Cavs put the finishing touches on their first round sweep of the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, becoming the first team to punch their ticket to the second round. For their efforts, they get to kick back and relax for a week or so as they wait for the winner of the slugfest between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Toronto…

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