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Eastern Conference: Buyers & Sellers

by Keith P Smith

Feb 8, 2016 11:51 AM

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, we look at which teams in the Eastern Conference will be buying or selling, or could even do either. Read more »

Tags: Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Brooklyn Nets, NBA

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Beating The Warriors

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jan 26, 2016 12:44 PM

The Spurs might be playing right into the Warriors hands by trying to out-execute them and beat them with ball movement. The best chance anyone might have is to ugly up the game, muck up the action and play a Brutalist style of 1-on-1 offense for seven games. Read more »

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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It Takes A Galaxy

by Christopher Reina

Jan 25, 2016 7:57 PM

There is a wolfishness to how the Warriors and Spurs play collectively on both sides of the floor that overwhelm not just single superstar teams but even teams with a collection of superstars. Read more »

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA

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Rolling Back The Kevin Love Trade For Cleveland

by Jonathan Tjarks

There's just not a lot of room for what Kevin Love brings to the table when the Cavs are playing the best teams in the league and what they could really use is another 6'7+ wing defender who could slide between the 3 and 4 positions and push LeBron down to the 4 and the 5 more often. Read more »
2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The only considerations are talent, age, cap flexibility and future draft picks with the goal being to eventually compete for and win the NBA Finals. Read more »
Ten Takeaways From Cavs-Thunder

by Jonathan Tjarks

The Cavs beat the Thunder 104-100 on Thursday in a game that was full of fascinating subplots. Read more »
East Fails To Capitalize On Short-Handed Cavaliers

by Andrew Perna

At full strength, the Cavaliers are far-and-away the class of the East. Any chance their competition had to steal home court in the postseason has passed. Read more »
Draymond Green's Extraordinary Set Of Tools Has But One Peer

by Jonathan Tjarks

LeBron James can do everything Draymond Green can do but better. If the Cavs are going to beat the Warriors, it will because they have unleashed LeBron as a point center and put four guys who can guard multiple positions and stretch the floor around him. Read more »
Finding Kevin Love's Best Self

by Colin McGowan

Kevin Love arrived during the middle of a frenzy in the 2014 summer and rode his own confusion to an unsatisfying year. Now, he's being given the chance to acclimate while also, by happy coincidence, lessening LeBron's workload. Read more »
Cavs Enter Season As NBA's Most Probable Champion

by Danny Leroux

While the Warriors deserve to start their title defense as the best team in the NBA, Cleveland's comparatively easy path to the Finals gives them a better chance of holding the Larry O'Brien trophy in eight months. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Tristan Thompson Signs Five-Year, $82M Deal With Cavaliers

by Christopher Reina

112 days later, Tristan Thompson received an extra $2 million over five years in an agreement both sides effectively won. Read more »
NBA Season Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers

by Brett Koremenos

The Cavaliers are in championship or bust mode. The regular season will be used as a lab to zero in on their best form, particularly in devising ways of getting more out of Kevin Love. Read more »
Untangling The Gridlock Of Cleveland's Frontcourt

by Jonathan Tjarks

Keeping both Timofey Mozgov and Tristan Thompson will be difficult for the Cavs financially and due to limited available minutes. Which of the two is more essential becomes an interesting dilemma. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Kevin Love Re-Signs With Cavaliers

by Christopher Reina

Kevin Love's first round injury gave both he and the Cavs time to miss each other. They quickly agreed upon a five-year, $110 million deal instead of a 1+1. Read more »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »
Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

by Christopher Reina

These infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Read more »
Three Important Takeaways From Game 6

by Benjamin Cantor

A replication of Game 4, speed kills again for the Warriors and a final wrap on the 2015 NBA Finals. Read more »
Smaller, Faster, Better

by Jonathan Tjarks

Instead of a league where big teams dictate the action against smaller ones, faster teams can now dictate the action against slower ones. It's all about being able to defend and shoot at a high level from every spot in the floor. Read more »
LeBron's Cleveland Odyssey Continues

by Christopher Reina

There has been so much evangelism for the necessity of having multiple superstars in order to compete and win titles, most of it justifiable, but maybe LeBron James was brought to the NBA to break that wheel. Read more »
Three Important Takeaways From Game 5

by Benjamin Cantor

On David Blatt going small without Timofey Mozgov, a tale of two halves and a vintage Stephen Curry performance in the fourth quarter. Read more »
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