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The NBA Will Always Be A Commodities' League

by Colin McGowan

Feb 18, 2021 3:18 PM

As things are currently set up, franchises have immense control over what players are allowed to do- where they can work, how they work, what they can say, even what they do in their limited spare time. For every James Harden in the league, there's many more Andre Drummonds. Read more »

Tags: Andre Drummond, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA

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Collin Sexton's Whole Thing Shouldn't Work

by Colin McGowan

Jan 21, 2021 3:55 PM

The wildness of Collin Sexton's play is becoming more of a stylistic affectation than something you worry about. Read more »

Tags: Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA

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2020-21 NBA Season Preview: Central Division

by Keith P Smith

Dec 22, 2020 3:37 PM

While the Bulls, Pistons and Cavaliers are rebuilding, the Pacers are trying to get out of the get of the first round, the Bucks have championship or bust expectations. Read more »

Tags: Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA

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Thirty Futures: Cleveland Cavaliers

by Colin McGowan

When a player demands not to suffer from circumstances he helped create, he's not exactly correct, in any moral sense, but professional sports is not about morals. It's big business, legalized and marginally more civil mafia activity. Read more »
2020 NBA Offseason Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers

by Keith P Smith

Cleveland has young building blocks worth building around and already made their big offseason move by trading for Andre Drummond at the deadline. Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

We look at the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
Suspended Indefinitely: Bob Sura Breaks Out

by Colin McGowan

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 »
Suspended Indefinitely: Eric Snow Sticks Around

by Colin McGowan

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

by Colin McGowan

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 »
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 »