How important to the Cleveland Cavaliers present, and future, is Larry Nance Jr.?

As the losses for the Cleveland Cavaliers mount, it’s imperative to pull back. View the franchise from afar, with an eye toward the future. What players deserve to be there? When the Cavs are a playoff contender, who from this squad makes an impact? Are there difference makers already in place, guys who do thingsContinue reading “How important to the Cleveland Cavaliers present, and future, is Larry Nance Jr.?”

Cleveland Cavaliers and Black Ice

A tough week for the Cleveland Cavaliers ended on Saturday night with a fun win over a toiling Portland team. Whipped in New York, Miami, and Dallas, the team needed a victory for their psyche. The schedule is brutal for a struggling team. The games keep coming and the losses can mount. Self doubt isContinue reading “Cleveland Cavaliers and Black Ice”

Are the Cleveland Cavaliers falling off a Cliff?

A lousy week for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the first of the season, is cause for concern. Will this team descend to the depths most everyone predicted for them, or can John Beilein, the coaching staff, and the veterans rid the team of the bad habits of the past three games? The first real challenge ofContinue reading “Are the Cleveland Cavaliers falling off a Cliff?”

Ahead of Schedule?

When a young NBA team expected to lose begins stacking wins together, their confidence level rises. It’s happening right now with the Cavaliers. Regardless of the competition (the Wizards and Knicks are bad) back-to-back road wins by a team supposed to be one of the worst in the league breeds assurance that the system isContinue reading “Ahead of Schedule?”

How good is Tristan Thompson?

It’s no surprise that Kevin Love is posting monster numbers and leading the Cavaliers. Assuming health, Love would hoard rebounds and points this season on a young team with few established NBA veterans. The true revelation after six games, however, the heart and soul of this young squad, is Tristan Thompson. Though he’s spent hisContinue reading “How good is Tristan Thompson?”

The Young Cavs Don’t Suck

Being a fan of an NBA team deep in rebuild mode requires extreme patience. The Cavaliers, during the last decade and a half, have volleyed between being a contender for the title and hoping for the number one pick in the draft. No ambiguity existed in Cleveland. Could this team make it to the middle?Continue reading “The Young Cavs Don’t Suck”

Eastern Conference Preview

Western Conference Preview is here. 1. Milwaukee Bucks 61-21 When young teams take the leap from scrappy playoff out to title contender, they label the year a success. Considering the MVP, Coach of the Year, and Executive of the Year awards went to Bucks, 2019 was a gigantic leap forward in Milwaukee. Playoff loses haveContinue reading “Eastern Conference Preview”

Western Conference Preview

1. Denver Nuggets 58-24 By finishing second in the Western Conference a year ago, the Nuggets young core established themselves as a contender. Nikola Jokic is an MVP candidate. A wizard with the ball in his hands, he’s a 7 footer unlike anything the league has seen. Jamal Murray took a leap in his developmentContinue reading “Western Conference Preview”

Rebuild Year 2

Gone are the days of long playoff runs and Finals appearances. The realities of life as a small market NBA team are back. Instead of dissecting match-ups against the Celtics and Warriors, Cavaliers fans are left to argue over the merits of trading Kevin Love and the ceiling of Collin Sexton. The greatest era inContinue reading “Rebuild Year 2”