Posts Tagged ‘season preview’

Hoopsworld Previews the Cavs

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

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.

NBA.com Previews the Cavs

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

The classic look of disapproval from Coach Scott.

A pretty good Cavs season preview from NBA.com, even though the real gem in my mind is the video clip that accompanies the article, which has Reggie Miller previewing the season. He thinks the Cavs should play up-tempo offense and trap on D, and he thinks that Zeller and Waiters are great fits for that type of team. Here’s the link.