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Suspended Indefinitely: Bob Sura Breaks Out

by Colin McGowan

May 6, 2020 9:11 PM

Most of us are, by definition, no more than average, but that doesn't mean we're average all the time, or average the same way everybody else is. Read more »

Tags: Bob Sura, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, NBA

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Suspended Indefinitely: Eric Snow Sticks Around

by Colin McGowan

Apr 30, 2020 3:39 PM

It was hard to tell if Eric Snow's steadiness was real or invented. You are, especially in your work, as much what others believe about you as anything else. Read more »

Tags: Eric Snow, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA

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John Beilein's Disappointing Stint As NBA Clipboarder-In-Chief

by Colin McGowan

Feb 20, 2020 4:07 PM

You can already hear the grumbling from John Beilein's brothers in the college ranks that you can't teach NBA players. Except that's so obviously not true. Read more »

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Michigan Wolverines, NCAA, NBA

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Andre Drummond's Continual Cycle Of Optimism And Discouragement

by Colin McGowan

There's something about Andre Drummond. We wouldn't have bothered keeping up with his growth for this long if there wasn't. But what are its precise dimensions? Read more »
Kyrie Irving Will Always Be His Often Wonderful, Sometimes Difficult Self

by Colin McGowan

Kyrie Irving is more annoyance than malignancy, but he is a volume annoyer, impressed with his Wikipedian knowledge of philosophy and art while confusing personality defects with genius. Read more »
The Real Possibility Kevin Love Might Be Stuck

by Colin McGowan

It's been five-plus oddly frictionless years in Cleveland, where Kevin Love has not been a leader or standout performer. Fine and less than fine, are the points between which he's vacillated. Read more »
Thirty Histories: Cleveland Cavaliers

by Colin McGowan

Nobody did right by Darius Miles, and he didn't know how to do right on his own. So of course he ended up struggling, foundering, and eventually fading away. Read more »
2019 Eastern Conference Offseason Chatter From Summer League

by Keith P Smith

With so much turnover this offseason, and another exciting draft class, teams had lots and lots to say. Read more »
What Exactly Does Kyrie Irving Want?

by Micah Wimmer

What Kyrie Irving is striving for remains as opaque as ever. The irony of Irving's move to the Nets is that he now finds himself in a similar situation to the one he was so eager to leave two summers ago. Read more »
Cleveland Cavaliers: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

Beyond their high draft pick, this offseason for the Cavaliers is expected to be about course correction and trading the contract of J.R. Smith. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space for All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Knicks, Clippers, Hawks, Kings and Lakers project to have the most cap space this offseason. Read more »
Kyrie Irving's Oddly Familiar Leadership Traits

by Colin McGowan

It's strange yet predictable that Kyrie Irving fancies himself the NBA's most creative thinker, but is falling back on the old Treat The Young Guys Like Idiots strategy. Read more »
Cedi Osman's Big Chance Playing Into The Void

by Colin McGowan

The sky's not exactly the limit for Cedi Osman, but he's on his way to becoming a drunk impressionist's rendering of Gordon Hayward- in other words, a useful player. Read more »
2018 NBA Offseason Review: Central Division

by Keith P Smith

The biggest moves of the offseason in the Central Division could be the additions of Mike Budenholzer and Dwane Casey. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

The NBA cap will jump by $7 million while some of the bad contracts of 2016 will come off the books, which means an abundance of cap space again. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Kevin Love

by Colin McGowan

Deep down, what is our relationship with professional athletes? Our own lives loosely correlating with facts about people we watch on TV? Maybe that's all it is, a kind of hysterical connection between object and voyeur. Read more »
2018 Eastern Conference Summer League Notes

by Keith P Smith

Keith Smith emptied his notebook after speaking to players, coaches, front office personnel and agents with all 15 Eastern Conference teams. Read more »
Leroux's 2018 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

On how all 30 teams fared in the 2018 NBA Draft. Read more »
La Decision: A Marketing Strategy Made Out Of Flesh

by Colin McGowan

The reason people hated The Decision and why they're immensely annoyed with Antoine Griezmann's version is that it takes attention-as-currency to its logical, nauseating conclusion. Read more »
LeBron James' Path To Podium Greatness

by Spencer Lund

You could make the case LeBron James' all-around game has never been better. But his off-court game has reached the same rarefied air. And that might even be more impressive considering where he started off eight years ago. Read more »