Competitive Psychopath: A Collin Sexton Story


After the Cavs netted the Nets unprotected first round pick in the Kyrie trade, I slowly began wading in the 2018 draft prospect waters. The undertow of finding a longterm replacement for Uncle Drew organically pulled me towards the point guard prospects, and that’s when my curiosity with Collin Sexton began. Sexton’s high school highlights blew me away. He attacked the defense as if it he was a bail bondsman…


The Point Four-ward: Dollar Dollar Bills, Y’all


Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) On Friday, the Cavs and J.R. Smith agreed on a new four-year, $57 million contract, ending another preseason stand-off between the team’s front office and Smith’s agency, Klutch Sports. In the end, both sides can claim they got what they were after, as Smith will receive a reported $45 million in guaranteed money — quite a bump up from the $5 million…


No Mo After All… J.R. Deal Close?


Yesterday, David Griffin and the Cavaliers had to delay the start of their Media Day press conference by about thirty minutes after they received a call from Raymond Brothers, the agent for Mo Williams. Turns out, Mo had reversed course once again and decided to forego the final year of his contract to officially retire from the NBA. The announcement comes less than a week after the 14 year veteran…


The Point Four-ward: the Point Moving Forward


Four points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) Of any position on the Cavs, the one with the biggest question mark hanging over it heading into this season was the back-up point guard position. And that was before news broke this weekend that the presumptive holder of that position, Mo Williams, was contemplating retirement.


Podcast Episode 80: Mopey Mo, LeBron Finds his Shot, and the Cavs’ Threats

Happy 2016, everyone. Tom, Evilgenius, and I are back in the podcast booth this week going over (almost) all of this week’s Cavs news. We celebrate the Cavs’ 3-0 bounceback week with a bevy of questions. Is LeBron’s shot really back? Why is Mo Williams is so mopey, and what should the team do about it? Who are the Cavs’ top threats in the East? The West? Are the Cavs’…


The Point Four-ward: Happy Kyri-days!

Due to a crazy week of traveling – and in the spirit of “next man up” – Mike, Cory and Ben joined me for a group Point Four-ward in which we each have a point we’re thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) The regular season is nearly two months old, but this week marks the first time that Cavs fans (along with the rest of the league) will start to…


Recap: Cavs 89, Celtics 77 (Or, Don’t Poke the Bear)

Jae Crowder clapped his hands and ran his mouth in the 1st half.  And to some extent, he backed up his tough guy bravado with a decent floor game.  The Celtics enthusiastically stuck to their m.o. – they pushed the pace, played physical defense, and liked every shot they saw.  Near the end of the second quarter, LeBron stepped to the free throw line after a hard (but clean) foul from…


The Point Four-ward: Much Danger… Averted

For points I’m thinking about the Cleveland Cavaliers… 1.) Hopefully, the Cavs coaching staff used Tuesday’s 105-100 win over the Portland Trailblazers to drive home one very important point to their most important player: Please, LeBron James, please, stop dominating the ball. James is still one of the best players in the world, if not the best, but the Cavs are a worse team when the ball hits his hands…


Wine Colored Days Warmed by the Son

Robert Evans recants in The Kid Stays in the Picture that Paramount Pictures didn’t want to produce The Godfather because “Mobster films don’t play, that’s what these distribution guys have to say, and when you bat zero, don’t make another sucker bet kid.” Evans’ solution was that a gangster film could work, if it was told authentically. With that in mind, Evans approached relatively unknown Italian-American director Francis Ford Coppola to…


Looking At The Backcourt Minutes

A few weeks ago, Cavs: The Blog took a look at the Cavaliers’ frontcourt and how the minutes could be split up among their plethora of big men. While we seemed to be in the ballpark of how David Blatt might set up his rotation, he has recently begun to shorten it, with Anderson Varejao recently receiving a DNP-CD against the Indiana Pacers, and James Jones playing fewer minutes than he had…


Recap: Cavs 108, Sixers 102 (or, Many Happy Returns)

There have been many positive returns for the Cavaliers over the last 18 months. From the return of the King, to the return of the Cavs to the postseason, to the return of all of the team’s seven free agents this past off-season. Last night saw three more happy returns as the Cavs took on the Philadelphia 76ers for the second game in a week (this time at the Q):…