The Point Four-ward: Surprise Me


As the Cavs prepare to kick off training camp, they are not a team without issues heading into the 2016-17 NBA season. They have yet to come to terms with their free agent starting shooting guard. Their back-up point guard may or may not be planning to retire (and, what’s worse, he apparently hasn’t made his intentions any clearer to the Cavs front office than he’s made them to you…


The Point Four-ward: Tick Tock… Tick Tock…

Four points (okay… one larger point split up into four numbered sections) I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) It was not long ago — September 28, to be precise, at the team’s Media Day — that LeBron James said he “could use a couple more months off” and talked of how, while he still believed himself to be the best player in the game, he recognized that there would…


Recap: Cavs 102, Heat 92 (or, Our Stars Are Better Than Yours)

As I geared up to watch the Cavs take on the Heat in Opening Night at the Q, I noticed a Tweet that included an interesting factoid about a few of the stars involved in this game. It was to be the first time since Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Finals that LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh would all be playing on the same court together (not…


The Case for The Decision

One of my many manifestations of maladaptive behavior is that I force myself to see things from another perspective. It’s a time consuming chore and I regularly lose sleep over it. The ultimate goal is finding true objectivity for better or worse, and making a final judgment independent of emotion and societal moors. We are weaned from childhood to find a moral of a story. There is always something positive…


Links To The Present: All Hugs Edition

LeBron James was feuding with Chris Bosh and the Heat.  The Cavs and Heat were even trying to avoid each other in Brazil; furthermore, Bosh said LeBron is hard to play with, and ultimately, feelings were hurt.  Feelings are miraculously unhurt now.  Shandel Richardson of the Sun Sentinel witnessed a true show of affection between the former Heat player and Chris Bosh. James squashed the thoughts of their strained relationship with a hug…


The +/- Fun Zone

Back in April, Cavs: The Blog writer Tom Pestak took a ton of time to try and figure out which Cavs two man units were the most effective using plus-minus data for individual players and plus-minus data for two man units.  To make some sense of that data, a little math was required.  Plus-minus (PM) numbers don’t take into account how many minutes players and lineups played, so it needs to be…


Cavs: the Podcast 0051 — Decision Eve?

With all the hyperbole, rumor, and silliness floating around, Tom and I went in into the broadcast booth to talk about LeBron and his options. Who’s whispering in his ear? Will he return to Cleveland? Have the opinions of random Northeast Ohioans who have tenuous affiliations with the King reached a critical mass? Will Pat Riley pull off another miracle? Who else could the Cavs add? What if our hopes…