More Cavs Injuries: Iman Shumpert

By now the abnormal is becoming so very, very normal. Iman Shumpert will miss three months because of wrist surgery, recovery and rehab. His 12 weeks out of the Cavs lineup will be a significant loss for the team and for the defender himself who just signed a new deal with the Cavs- $40 million…

Markieff Morris Making Nice?

All it took for Markieff Morris to check his attitude at the door was a $10,000 fine levied by the NBA. Morris unprofessional attitude on social media (he specifically targeted his employers, the Phoenix Suns) took a turn for the worse this summer. But on his first day back in Phoenix, Morris wanted to turn…

NBA Coaches On the Hot Seat (Eastern Conference)

Despite the cream of the crop Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls keeping up appearances, the Eastern Conference is still inferior. Throw in the Hawks, Heat and Wizards and that’s as far as the NBA depth chart will take you on any given night. Toronto will have its moments of grandeur but are not a serious contender.…

Sam Mitchell Replaces Flip Saunders As T-Wolves Coach

(this article was first written before Flip Saunders died of cancer. It has been updated). When Flip Saunders announced he was battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer that originates in the white blood cells, cancer survivors were skeptical he’d be back on the sidelines in eight weeks. Chemotherapy, which was a significant part of Saunders wellness…

Bradley Beal and Tristan Thompson: Still Waiting

Not to be overly dramatic, but it may be coming to an end for Bradley Beal in Washington and Tristan Thompson in Cleveland. The cities that drafted them are taking hardline approaches to contract talks that might drive the two lottery picks out of town despite this season being one in which both players may…

Kyrie Irving Out For Awhile

It was supposed to be a three or four month recovery. But Kyrie Irving’s injury (broken kneecap) sustained in game one of the NBA Finals will have him out longer than most expected and he may not see game time until the beginning of next year, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. It will be two…

J.R. Smith Gives Himself A Pay Cut

As expected, J.R. Smith re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers and as expected, J. R. Smith screwed himself out of some money. He was expected to make $6.3 million dollars in 2015-16 but he opted out of his deal and lost a million dollars in the process. So J.R. Smith achieved what no amount of bank…

The Tristan Thompson Line In The Sand

The Tristan Thompson-Cleveland Cavaliers stalemate has finally reached the point of no return. One side believes they are being denied what has been earned. The other side is calmly saying, slow your roll, you are not a max player. Of course with the stakes this high, the sides have stayed in their respective corners even…

Matthew Dellavedova Returns But Will He Get Minutes?

The Cavs re-signed Matthew Dellavedova to a one year deal assuring Cleveland fans that one of their favorite players will return to the roster. The re-signing of  Dellavedova keeps last year’s team intact but invokes questions regarding the role Dellavedova will have this season outside of the necessary if-Kyrie-gets-hurt insurance policy. How much time will…

Free Agents That Still Need A Job

There are only five days left in the month and the free agent class has dwindled down to a very small fraternity of players who are a) refusing to budge on salary, or, b) weighing their narrow options with distaste, or, c) close to signing with a team. Here’s a list of the available free…