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The Difficulty Of Being In The LeBron James Business

by Colin McGowan

Feb 13, 2018 9:50 AM

LeBron James realized that he is the most powerful person in the NBA, and while he can't control everything that's said about him, he can control how he's treated by everyone he works with. Read more »

Tags: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, NBA

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Grading The Deal: Cavs Add Rodney Hood, George Hill

by Keith P Smith

Feb 8, 2018 2:34 PM

The Cavaliers were able to add a pair of quality pieces in George Hill and Rodney Hood. Read more »

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz, NBA

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Eastern Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

Feb 5, 2018 4:05 PM

With the Trade Deadline just a few days away, it is time to look at which teams are Buyers, Sellers, Either or Neither. 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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The Present That LeBron Can Control (And The Future He Can't)

by Jonny Auping

LeBron James came back to Cleveland and pictured a world where life would be good, and basketball would be fun. But those plans were made before the Warriors' dynasty Read more »
2017 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The Warriors, Rockets, Cavaliers, Celtics and 76ers enter 2018 as the top-5 teams in terms of players and assets. Read more »
Observations & Overreactions: Celtics Vs. Cavaliers

by Brett Koremenos

Here are five of our best (worst?) observations and overreactions from the Cavaliers' narrow win on opening night over the Celtics. Read more »
Season Questions: Can Anyone Actually Beat The Warriors?

by Brett Koremenos

While the Warriors appear inevitable, the Spurs, Rockets and Cavaliers are the three teams who may have a chance of beating them in a playoff series. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Cleveland Cavaliers

by Colin McGowan

Isaiah Thomas is fired up. He always is. But that's largely irrelevant: a player thoroughly self-made now needs luck more than anything else. Read more »
Central Division Offseason Review

by Keith P Smith

The Central Division saw Kyrie Irving, Paul George and Jimmy Butler exit over the offseason. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Celtics Trade Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Nets FRP To Cavs For Kyrie Irving

by Christopher Reina

The Cavaliers and Celtics are Eastern Conference rivals and agreed upon a blockbuster trade involving their All-Star point guards. Read more »
The Cultural Curiosities Attached To Kyrie Irving

by John Wilmes

Now 25, Kyrie Irving is ostensibly ready to walk away from automatic championship contests every June for the more self-as-business glory of earnestly bowing out, but doing more on the court and for longer, every April or May. Read more »
The Cavaliers Have One Unhappy Star And Three Options

by Colin McGowan

The Cavaliers have few not-so-straightforward solutions available. There's a way out of this Kyrie Irving mess, even if it's only theoretical. Read more »
Carmelo Anthony's Third Act

by Colin McGowan

The way we think now, Carmelo Anthony is a remarkable talent whose best years were squandered primarily on unremarkable teams. But turn that logic over in your head and let it settle into a fresh orientation: is beauty, rare as it is, ever really wasted? Read more »
2017 Summer League Notes On All 30 NBA Teams

by Keith P Smith

Notes and observations on all 30 NBA teams from how they evaluated their offseason moves and what they saw from their Summer League prospects. Read more »
Without David Griffin, What's Next For Cavs Happens On Dan Gilbert's Terms

by Colin McGowan

Losing David Griffin doesn't mean LeBron James is going to leave Cleveland next summer, but step one was getting rid of an executive who made sure the Cavs were as talented as they could possibly be every year. Read more »
Golden State's Decadent Superiority

by Colin McGowan

There are a lot of ways to explain the why and how of the Warriors' dominance, but the most striking thing about them, as they occasionally toiled but mostly calmly outgunned the Cavaliers, was the wearying totality of their talent. Read more »
LeBron's Persistent Desire To Construct Himself For Us

by Colin McGowan

LeBron thinks he should have the strongest word on who LeBron is and what he stands for. Unfortunately, the subject can't control history and the celebrity can't marshall the minds of the contemporary masses. Read more »
LeBron James, Michael Jordan & The Leap From Objective Excellence To Basketball Orthodoxy

by John Wilmes

Just as a rational person can't deny that LeBron James is the more evolved talent than Michael Jordan, an evidence-collecting observer knows that LeBron hasn't dominated the public imagination in the same way that his coolly bald predecessor did. Read more »
LeBron Makes History As Cavaliers Return To Finals Again

by Andrew Perna

LeBron James will enter The Finals with 5,995 playoff points, eight more than Jordan and nearly 2,000 ahead of the closest active player (Tony Parker). Read more »
LeBron Makes Good On Promise, Cavaliers Hand Celtics Historic Loss In Game 2

by Andrew Perna

What's in store for Games 3 and 4 if the Cavaliers can play better? 140 points? More than 25 made threes? Can LeBron best Michael Jordan's 63, or is he playing too efficiently to take on that type of the scoring load? Read more »