Bargain Shopping


They say the NBA has become a year-round sport, and that’s never more obvious than it is right now. The NBA Finals just ended last week, but the NBA Draft is Thursday, and free agency and summer league play begin on July 1. While it’s unlikely the Cavaliers make a pick in the draft—and almost impossible that the pick is a significant one—they will almost definitely make some moves in…


Recap: Hawks 114, Cavs 100 (or, The Tortoise Beat the Hare)


After finally flipping the Cavoltron playoff-mode switch against the Celtics on Tuesday, the Cavs flipped the switch back to lackadaisical no defense whatsoever chill-mode. The Cavs played the game as though they were were the hare and the undermanned Hawks were the tortoise in the Aesop fable. Through the first three quarters it worked. The Hawks would build a lead, then the Cavs would race back to tie the game, then…


The Point Four-ward: The Bigs Issue


Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) While plenty of veteran names have been bandied about for the Cavs now-available roster spot, most of the attention has been on which available player — be it Norris Cole, or Mario Chalmers, or even Rajon Rondo — could be your next Cavaliers back-up point guard. That is the team’s most glaring hole, right now.


Sticking With Mike Dunleavy


With the 2016-2017 NBA season quickly nearing the first quarter pole, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been playing as well as any team in the league thus far. At 13-3 with a two-game lead in the Eastern Conference, the NBA Champions have carried over their momentum from last season, and are playing inspired, confident basketball. There are very few concerns at Cleveland Clinic Courts right now.


The Point Four-ward: Deflation Station


Last week, I touched on a handful of things that could give an unexpected boost to the Cavaliers’ 2016-17 season. Now, in the interest of fairness — and in recognition of the fact that one championship may not have entirely washed the ingrained pessimism from every Cleveland fan’s heart — I present to you the other side of that coin: four things that could completely derail the Cavs’ title defense.


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…