Someone is Missing the “Kid”

The Cavaliers miss Kyrie Irving. They miss the scorer playmaker who could do things off the dribble. They miss his arrogance in the fourth quarter mixed in with his three point shot making. They miss his slicing and dicing talent and how young he is. They miss the whole Kyrie Irving package, dagger threes, playmaking,…

The Cavs Backcourt: Questions and Questions

Fresh off a gentleman’s sweep in last year’s Finals, the Cavs retooled their roster and rebooted their style of play with the additions of Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Rose, and Dwyane Wade. With 17 All-Star appearance between the three, 12 by Wade, it would appear that the Cavs can once again stand toe to toe with…

There Is Nothing Sad About Anthony Bennett

In a Darwinian survival of the fittest chess move- or survival of the most talented to be more accurate- beleaguered Anthony Bennett was waived by the Phoenix Suns. He was trying to make a comeback after a career that has flailed, been broken, rarely showed glimpses of special, taken him to the east and west…

Isaiah In the Uncomfortable Middle

The three months before this past month, living and crying was the rule of the day. Grief mixed in with competitive fire gave Isaiah Thomas a way through his sadness, a way to dig through a cataclysmic fog. And then, on a perfect day in summer, as if a lost sister and a gimpy hip…

The Education of Dan Gilbert

We tell ourselves that with age people learn to see the bend and break in the road before it hits them and causes disaster. They mature and figure out the right way to do things before the crises happens. First, you need a vision and then a strategic plan. If things go wrong, accountability is…

Cavs Face The Summer Dreaming About Paul George

Cavs Free Agents: Kyle Korver, James Jones, Derrick Williams, Deron Williams 2015-16  Cavs Weaknesses: 30th: Steals. 29th: 2-Point Attempts, Center Scoring. 28th: Bench Points. 27th: Shooting Guard Scoring.  25th: Blocks. 23rd: Free Throw Percentage. 21st: Offensive Rebounding. 2015-16 Cavs Strengths: 1st: Power Forward Scoring. 2nd: Three Point Attempts, Three Point Percentage,Offensive Rating. 3rd: 2-Point Percentage.  4th: Points, Starters Points. 5th: Field Goal Percentage. 6th: Point Guard Scoring. 7th: Defensive Rebounding, Frontcourt Scoring, Points in the Paint. 9th: Starters Points. Highest Contracts…

The Tipping Point

This Cavaliers loss feels different. Worse, somehow. More traumatic. Or, dramatic. A tipping point. As if something has really changed in the NBA landscape that makes it highly unlikely from here on out that the Cavaliers can compete with the high octane offense that is the Warriors. Although a core of this Cavaliers team lost…

Tristan All Eyes on You

Because of a dominant Eastern Conference run in the spring of 2015, Tristan Thompson and his reps decided he was a max player. The Rich Paul group tried to hold the Cavs hostage until they surveyed the landscape and finally figured out no one was going to leverage their roster so Thompson could get a…

It’s Too Early For Cavs Panic But….

The Cleveland Cavaliers barely showing up in Golden State made a mockery of the trilogy. They looked glazed and a little comatose and were never in the game. When you are in that kind of attention deficit trauma against Kevin Durant and company cruel things are bound to happen. The defense was pathetic, and at…

Hating On the Trilogy

Getting here, the trilogy nearly complete, was as inevitable as spring becoming summer. The moment after Kyrie Irving crushed into jagged pieces the Warriors heart [courtesy of a game winning three] you knew what would happen next- next being twelve months later. Look no further than the losers side of the court. Steph Curry’s sad…