Summer League Recap: Cleveland 70, Milwaukee 68 (or, I’m Wiggin’ out Already)

Dan Gilbert was on hand to watch a match-up that featured two of the top rookies from the 2013 draft class (Delly and Antetokounmpo) and the top two rookies (so far) from the 2014 draft class. Cleveland started the fourth quarter on a 15-4 run in the first eight minutes and survived a Nate Wolters three point attempt as time expired to win an ugly game which featured 37 turnovers…

2014-07-12
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The Point Four-ward: Summertime Rolls Edition

Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) Last week, I wrote about the Cavs moves in free agency and failed to mention LeBron James. However hard to believe, it’s true. At the time, all of five days ago, I was still trusting what people who cover the league closely had been telling me since the Heat came crashing down in the Finals: sometimes where there’s smoke, there’s just a…

2014-07-09
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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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Cavs: the Podcast 0050 – New Coach, New Draft, Same Podcast

First – congrats on the entire C:tB team – we’ve reached 50 podcasts!  Thanks to all our listeners who have supported us over the last two (or three?) years. Can you believe it – we’re a mere FOUR days from the 2014 NBA draft!  Embiid is injured, Blatt is the head coach, and no one (including the front office) has a clue WHAT to do with the number one overall…

2014-06-23
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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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Choose Your Own Adventure: You Are David Griffin!

In elementary school, my favorite books were the “choose your own adventure” ones.  I enjoyed being able to exercise limited creativity by picking the end of my Goosebumps book.  Just going through the door on the right could land you in a locked room with some creepy dolls moving slowly towards you to hold your hand.  Ringing the doorbell to the door on your left could lead you to tea…

2014-05-30
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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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Mega Links to the Present: Memorial Day Madness

Welcome to a special Memorial Day links edition of CtB.  We’ve a lot to get to. First off, let’s thank our service members whose sacrifices we are eternally grateful for. Second, we still have no idea who the Cavs are drafting. I’ve seen mock drafts with each of the three wunderkinds going first. This collection of mock drafts from Cavs.com has six sites picking Wiggins, three picking Embiid, and two…

2014-05-26
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