Casspi to the hoop!
Hoopsworld previewed the 2012-2013 Cavs season. It’s easily the best season preview I’ve seen from a non-blog source. There was one quote that specifically stood out to me, which came in the context of praising Chris Grant: “All Grant has done so far is nearly copy the Thunder’s model for success to perfection.” That’s an interesting opinion. I’m of the belief that everyone tries to imitate OKC. Who wouldn’t want to be the Thunder? But execution for their plan involves all of your draft picks being superstars or stars (depending on how you feel about James Harden.) The Thunder drafted Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and James Harden in consecutive years. That kind of drafting success is unprecedented, and unlikely to happen again. Maybe it’s time for people to stop comparing every young team to the Thunder. Oh, you want the season preview? Here’s the link.