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Grading The Deal: Cavs Turn A Year Of Creative Moves Into Kyle Korver

by Keith P Smith

Jan 6, 2017 12:33 PM

The Cavaliers turned Anderson Varejao and Matthew Dellavedova into Kyle Korver and, very likely, another player TBD, by using the Varejao TPE. Read more »

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2016 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

Dec 31, 2016 12:36 PM

The Warriors and Cavaliers remain atop our year-end rankings but there's considerable change behind them, most notably the Raptors, Bucks and 76ers. Read more »

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Enduring The Holidays With The NBA's Best Rivalry

by Colin McGowan

Dec 28, 2016 9:18 PM

There's the impenetrable small talk of the holidays and there's the pleasure of two great basketball teams pushing each other, a game-winning fadeaway jumper from the elbow as the clock ticks down, a tense bungled last-second out-of-bounds set. Read more »

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DeMarcus Cousins As An Enormous, Looming Backup Plan

by Jonny Auping

If the Warriors, Cavaliers or Clippers begin to worry that their level of talent won't be enough to defeat their fellow contenders and are ready for something drastic, they are each uniquely in a position to trade for DeMarcus Cousins. Read more »
How The Cavs & Clippers Are Improving Their Old Familiar Selves

by Colin McGowan

In the Cavs and the Clippers, we're watching two squads who know they're good but also know they're going to have to be even better this season if they want to challenge the Warriors. All signs are positive so far and perhaps it's due to their continuity. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Cleveland Cavaliers

by Colin McGowan

J.R. Smith is 31 years old. He's a not a screw-up or a clown or a locker room cancer or a jerk or a fraud or a lunatic or a dolt. He's a man with regrets, and he's better today than he has ever been before: a world champion with a contract that's going to put his grandkids through college. Read more »
Five Question Season Preview: Central Division

by Brett Koremenos

On Chicago manufacturing space in their offense, the Greg Monroe dilemma for the Bucks, Jeff Teague unleashed in Indiana's system, Cleveland's veteran depth and whether the Pistons can still improve without Reggie Jackson. Read more »
2016 NBA Offseason Review: Central Division

by Keith P Smith

While the Cavaliers spent their offseason maintaining their title team, the Bulls, Pacers, Bucks and Pistons looked to reshape larger parts of their roster. Read more »
Team USA And The Genesis Of NBA Superteams

by Christopher Reina

Without the development of friendships as teammates and the on-court test drive of playing with each other as part of Team USA, the 2010 Heat and 2016 Warriors probably never happen. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Lakers Move Early With $64M Deal For Timofey Mozgov

by Christopher Reina

Timofey Mozgov was impactful in his first few months with the Cavaliers during the 14-15 season but rushed back after offseason knee surgery and wasn't the same impact center. Read more »
2016 Offseason Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers

by Keith P Smith

The natural inclination when you win a championship is to bring all the guys back and make a run at another title. The Cavaliers seem no different. Read more »
Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »
Non-Basketball And The NBA's Booming Business

by John Wilmes

While there are space-age strides being made in the way NBA is played, and while these Finals have seen some dazzling individual performances from LeBron and Kyrie, it's clear that the quality of play is not what has fans leaning in. Culture, not basketball, is the NBA's leading export. Read more »
LeBron's Jumper: The Most Important Variable In The Finals

by Michael Pina

LeBron's relationship with his jumper is more confusing than ever before. He's in a predicament every time he rises up to shoot, but the Cavaliers are just about impossible to stop when he strikes the proper inside-outside balance. Read more »
LeBron James Needs To Adjust To Draymond Green, Not The Other Way Around

by Jonny Auping

The difference between their roles, and their personalities, is basically that LeBron James is determined to do everything while Draymond Green is willing to do anything. Read more »
Cavs Nearing An Insurmountable Challenge Without Quick Game 3 Turnaround

by Jarrod Rudolph

The Cavaliers are returning home where they haven't yet lost during the postseason and role players typically perform better in home games. And they have LeBron James feeling a sense of urgency in this series. Read more »
Warriors Competing Against Healthy Cavs, The Spectre Of Historical Teams Of The Past

by Jarrod Rudolph

Teams without the correct personnel are attempting to emulate the Warriors, which is shaping their legacy and reputation as they face a healthy Cavs this time and the spectre of NBA history. Read more »
Three Question NBA Finals Preview: Warriors Vs. Cavaliers

by Matthew Tynan

The teams are the same and the cities are the same, but when you start to break it down, this just feels like an entirely different animal and a rematch in name only. Read more »
The Puzzling, Frustrating, Spectacular Kyrie Irving

by Colin McGowan

On the whole, Kyrie Irving is a magnificent talent occasionally eclipsed by what he won't do. There is a sense with him that if he could out of his own way, he could find another level. He could get his chance in these Finals. Read more »
The Spectacular Nonsense Of Cavs, Raptors

by Colin McGowan

Many of the Cavs' shots that are now 24-footers were dunks and lay-ins during the pair of blowouts for that opened the series, while Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan ascended to being unguardable back in Toronto. Read more »