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Analyzing the 2011 NBA Trade Deadline

For anyone who’s been living under a rock for the past 48 to 72 hours, the NBA’s annual trade deadline came and went and along with it a bevy of deals.  In recent years the trade deadline has failed to live up to its hype.  It has usually involved deals for role players that are meant to tune up the contenders and give them that one final missing piece or the teams that are out of contention shedding pay roll and trying to blow things up and start over.  There’s also the small group of GM’s that don’t know what they’re doing and regularly make deals that leave everyone scratching their head for days, if not weeks.  David Kahn and Chris Wallace anyone?

What we saw this year was absolutely insane and it all started with the trading of Carmello Anthony to the Knicks.  After that, the dominoes began to fall and teams starting moving forward with plans B and C.  So what exactly happened?  How did we get from what many believed to be a quiet trade deadline to me getting off an air plane after an hour long flight and being immediately bombarded by text messages and tweets about everything that had gone down?  A lot of it was desperation.  In other instances it was paranoia.  And like always there was the occasional they did what moment.  So let’s take a look at everything that happened starting with Carmello Anthony. Continue reading

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Cavs and the NBA Trade Deadline

Are Anthony Parker's days as a Cavalier numbered?

The countdown to the NBA trading deadline is quickly approaching all zeros and so far the Cavs have yet to make a move.  However, there have been grumblings that involve the Cavs in a “major move” that would involve a major influx of talent to the Cavs roster.  Those were the exact word of former Cavs beat writer and current ESPN beat writer Brian Windhorst.  Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to provide any names of the players involved in this possible trade because it’s been kept that secretive.  Whether or not this supposed trade comes to fruition on Thursday, we’ll have to wait and find out. Continue reading

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It’s an L.A. Thing… You Wouldn’t Get It

Just when we think it couldn’t get any worse the Cavs go and pull something like what they did last night and totally redeem themselves… well sorta… at least in the short-term.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, the Cavs played the Lakers last night.  The Lakers radio station billed this game as their last practice before the all-star break.  Everyone assumed they would just roll into Cleveland, walk on to court, get their 20 point win and get out of dodge headed for the all-star break.  There was just one problem.  The Cavs wanted no part of that plan.  They had a different plan in mind… Continue reading

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Part 1: The Marriage

Part one of a four part series…

This week LeBron James makes his return to Cleveland for the first time since “The Decision” back in July.  Needless to say, this will be a landmark moment for the city as we officially come face to face with the ramifications of “The Decision.”  Since this is such a huge event I will be focusing the majority of the week on “The Return.”  Today’s entry, part 1, will focus on the marriage of LeBron James to the Cavaliers and the city of Cleveland…

“The Marriage”

May 22, 2003

The day that would forever change the Cavaliers and the city of Cleveland.

May 22, 2003

The day that Cleveland would FINALLY have a sports savior, their own Basketball Jesus to guide the city to its first major championship since 1964.

May 22, 2003

The day that the Cleveland Cavaliers, holders of a 22.5% chance of obtaining the #1 pick in the NBA draft would do just that, and gain the right to draft… LeBron James. Continue reading

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