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Re: Am I the only one who thinks The Cavs just made a lateral move?
« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2018, 11:37:31 AM »

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Only way to really tell, for me - is to meet them in the playoffs.

We had a good shot before their trades and I still feel that way today.

Kyrie's going to have a TON to prove.

Tomorrow's game should be a reasonable measuring stick. They will have their new players active. Sure, they had no chance to gel yet, but we will be without Smart, Hayward, and whoever we pick up from buyouts.

Re: Am I the only one who thinks The Cavs just made a lateral move?
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2018, 12:28:05 PM »

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I actually think the Cave should be favored in the East now.  But may still get blown out by Houston or Golden State in the finals.

It will come down to defense.  Last year the Warriors had players, mainly Durant, waltzing down main street for endless uncontested dunks and layups.  Do the Cave now have the personnel to stop that? Can Jeff Green plug last year's gaping hole to the rim?  If there were a mean borderline violent backup center who gets bought out...that would help. 

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I actually think the Cave should be favored in the East now.  But may still get blown out by Houston or Golden State in the finals.

It will come down to defense.  Last year the Warriors had players, mainly Durant, waltzing down main street for endless uncontested dunks and layups.  Do the Cave now have the personnel to stop that? Can Jeff Green plug last year's gaping hole to the rim?  If there were a mean borderline violent backup center who gets bought out...that would help.

Well, they’ll be signing Perk, so help is on the way!

What the Cavs really need is a 1A scorer. They just don’t have the firepower to compete with secondary scorers like Curry or CP3.


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Re: Am I the only one who thinks The Cavs just made a lateral move?
« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2018, 02:15:57 PM »

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You should be careful about trusting media coverage of Cavs. Majority of these analysts are LeBrons puppets because they're afraid to lose access because he's a gigantic baby when it comes to criticism. For example they all said the Cavs won the trade for Kyrie even though it was obvious that we did.

That said, the trade in general should be positive for them because of George Hill. He's a really, really solid starter. I think I'd give up the entire garbage aging outgoing roster for just Hill... so it's clearly a win. TheY removed IT who was statistically the worst player in the league but thought he was Russell Westbrook and a bunch of other underperforming assets.

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« Reply #34 on: February 10, 2018, 02:38:42 PM »

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I actually think the Cave should be favored in the East now.  But may still get blown out by Houston or Golden State in the finals.

It will come down to defense.  Last year the Warriors had players, mainly Durant, waltzing down main street for endless uncontested dunks and layups.  Do the Cave now have the personnel to stop that? Can Jeff Green plug last year's gaping hole to the rim?  If there were a mean borderline violent backup center who gets bought out...that would help.

Well, they’ll be signing Perk, so help is on the way!

What the Cavs really need is a 1A scorer. They just don’t have the firepower to compete with secondary scorers like Curry or CP3.
When did Curry become a secondary scorer?  If anything, he's more important to the Warriors than KD. 

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« Reply #35 on: February 10, 2018, 02:40:34 PM »

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I think they're better on paper but will struggle to jell in time.

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« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2018, 02:46:06 PM »

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I think they're better on paper but will struggle to jell in time.

Maybe better on paper but 3 of the 4 guys they got a super injury prone. I think all three have had multiple injuries this year alone.

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« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2018, 02:47:01 PM »

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I actually think the Cave should be favored in the East now.  But may still get blown out by Houston or Golden State in the finals.

It will come down to defense.  Last year the Warriors had players, mainly Durant, waltzing down main street for endless uncontested dunks and layups.  Do the Cave now have the personnel to stop that? Can Jeff Green plug last year's gaping hole to the rim?  If there were a mean borderline violent backup center who gets bought out...that would help.

Well, they’ll be signing Perk, so help is on the way!

What the Cavs really need is a 1A scorer. They just don’t have the firepower to compete with secondary scorers like Curry or CP3.
Kevin Love is an excellent scorer.  He isn't a dribble creator like many teams have, but Love has been very underrated as an offensive player the last 3.5 seasons when he has been relegated to a 3rd option behind two very ball dominant players.  I mean as a #1 option in Minnesota, Love had 2 separate seasons of at least 26 ppg and right now at age 29 he should be at the very peak of his prime.