Top 10 storylines for the second half of the NBA season

Now that the All-Star Game is a thing of the past, NBA teams are looking forward to the unofficial start of the second half. It will begin with the trade deadline this week, which will surely impact how the playoff race plays out moving forward.But there’s a whole heck of a lot more to look at when checking in on the top storylines for the second half of the NBA season.Will the...
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The long-term gains of being in the LeBron business

When LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010, Dan Gilbert's franchise went from breaking even most seasons with an expensive payroll, and luxury tax on top of that, to turning a profit of $33 million during the 10-11 season. Despite being in a financially limited small market, The LeBron Economy was kept in place for that first season without him with Quicken Loans Arena...
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The Cavaliers shouldn't trade Kevin Love for Carmelo Anthony or anyone else

There's a very good reason LeBron James was so vehement in his denial of trade rumors between the Cavaliers and Knicks:The only way the Cleveland Cavaliers are trading Kevin Love for Carmelo Anthony is if the entire organization is drunk on an institutional level.We're talking "rum in the morning coffee, vodka tonic for lunch, highball for happy hour," drunk. "Out on your feet, three...
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12 days ago

Cavs’ Griffin finishes seventh for NBA’s Executive of the Year

While the Cleveland Cavaliers are busy sweeping their way through the playoffs so far thanks to several players who had been added or re-signed in the last 16 months, their general manager, David Griffin learned that he was yet again shut out of an annual NBA award, something that has become commonplace for the otherwise successful franchise. Griffin finished seventh in the Executive...
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May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Stan Van Gundy rips first-place Cavs for firing David Blatt

Given that the Cleveland Cavaliers are presently the number one seed in the Eastern Conference with a 30-11 record, their decision to fire head coach David Blatt could definitely be classified as surprising. Mavericks coach Rick Carslisle said the firing made him “embarrassed for our league,” which was fairly mild commentary compared to what Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy...
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James wanted Mark Jackson to coach Cavaliers

Mark Jackson was reportedly LeBron James’s first choice to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers. The former Warriors coach was the preferred option of James and his agent, Rich Paul, according to Yahoo Sports’s Adrian Wojnarowski. According to Wojnarowski, James and Paul had worked to undermine Blatt from day one with the ultimate goal of getting a LeBron-approved coach on the sideline...
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

David Blatt's firing is a bizarre plot twist for the Cavs

After a 2014-2015 NBA season that I frequently ridiculed as a soap opera named As the Cavs Turn, I was looking forward for the 2015-16 to be a Cleveland Cavaliers basketball season that was predominantly about, well, basketball. So much for that. Though the Cavaliers were a few lucky bounces away from leading the NBA Finals 3-1 last season1 and were 30-11 after Thursday night...
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January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Shallow Thoughts: David Griffin couldn’t have done any better

First, I’m calling this “Shallow Thoughts” because it’s lunchtime and I’m 1) at work and 2) hungry, so I’m not diving into the subject matter with the depth that you, the dear reader, deserve. Basketball writing has largely become a very intelligent space — in storytelling as well as analysis — and one can feel silly submitting something rooted in vague truisms...
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January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

David Griffin robbed for NBA Executive of the Year

Apparently, winning Executive of the Year takes more than turning a 33-win team into one that not only finished the season as the second seed in the Eastern Conference, but one that was considered the team to beat heading in to the NBA Playoffs. Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers has been named Executive of the Year for the 2014-15 NBA season, having pulled in 13 first...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking at some potential Cavs coaching candidates

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Who will be the next coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers? Well, here's what general manager David Griffin had to say on the matter: "I don't intend to give regular updates on where this process sits." That's a wise move by the Cavs' new man in charge. What good comes from throwing around a bunch of names in the press? Usually, the answer is nothing. Griffin did...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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