The pointless marathon otherwise known as the NBA regular season is heading down the home stretch. Most teams have slightly more than 20 games left to play and the playoff picture is beginning to take shape. The teams outside of the playoff picture are also beginning to position themselves for the future by trading off assets for draft picks, expiring contracts, and in some instances even straight up cash. As a Cavs fan, the season can’t end soon enough. With the mad dash to the finish we have a pretty good idea of who the contenders are and who is on their way to an early playoff exit. So with all of that said it’s time to take a look at what is going on and what to expect from each team for the remaining quarter of the season.
So as not to bombard people with a 4,000 word article, this is going to be broken up into two parts. Part one will focus on the non-playoff teams. Look for part two either later today or sometime early tomorrow depending on how things go. Continue reading
So how’s this for a shocker. Over night the Cavaliers pulled of their “major trade” and in fact, did acquire an upper level point guard from the state of California. As it turns out it wasn’t Golden State Warrior Monta Ellis as everyone had hoped. Instead the Cavaliers acquired Clippers point guard Baron Davis. This move appears to be a bit puzzling until you take a look at just what exactly happened and think about the trade from a logical perspective. Continue reading
Well folks… it’s the all-star break.
Coincidentally since I consider myself to be an all-star, I too am taking a break. I’ll be back on Monday with a preview of what to look forward to the rest to the NBA season for the Cavs and the rest of the league. Unless of course something crazy happens with Carmelo Anthony and the Cavs are involved. But until then, I’m going to relax the next couple of days and enjoy the awesome whether that’s finally come.
Have a nice weekend everyone.
My quick predictions for the skills competitions and the all-star game:
Skills competition: Russell Westbrook
3 Point Shoot Out: Boobie Gibson (total homer pick)
Slam Dunk Contest: Blake Griffin
All-Star Game: The East
MVP: Derek Rose
IT’S OVER! IT’S FINALLY OVER!
And I know nothing about NBA basketball… or yesterday’s entry was the greatest revers jinx in the history of reverse jinxes.
The Cavs finally got off the shnide last night, beating the Los Angeles Clippers in overtime, 126-119. Bedlam ensued afterwards as confetti rained from the rafters, the Cavs celebrated with one another, and fans danced in the aisles. It was a fantastic scene. Continue reading
Let’s just get this out in the open from the start. The Cavs aren’t winning tonight. They aren’t beating the Clippers. This isn’t an attempt at a reverse jinx after the kiss of death I put on them Wednesday. This is a fact and it comes down to one basic fact… There is no one on the Cavs roster that can guard Blake Griffin.
Name me one player. Seriously… I’m waiting, Alonzo Gee? Ryan Hollins? Joey Graham? Antawn Jamison?
It’s games like this one where the problem with the Cavaliers is glaringly obvious. There is not enough talent on this team, as currently constructed, to compete in the NBA. If you want to be one of the top teams in the NBA you need a superstar. It’s a fact of life along with women are insane and men are slobs. Yes, occasionally there are exceptions to the rule, but for the most part these facts hold true. Continue reading