Tag: Cavs

Early NBA Playoff Analysis: Top Dogs

By Dastan Haghnazari

The NBA playoffs are always full of surprises, but within the past few years, it was definite that the Warriors and Cavs ruled supreme over the NBA.  This season the Cavs have been shaken up in a restructure, and Chris Paul has joined with James Harden to form a lethal duo in Houston.  We may see new teams in the finals this year or tradition may dictate that the Warriors and Cavs will be in attendance again.

The West is the better of the two conferences, and it contains the best players in the league, apart from the King.  Currently, I believe the best teams in the West are the Rockets, Warriors, Thunder, and Timberwolves.  The Rockets and Warriors are  the obvious favorites in the West for the one and two seed, respectively, and the rest of the seeding is almost a toss-up. Read Full Article Here!

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2018 NBA Trade Deadline: New-Look Cavs

By Oliver Mauntel

Transaction Overview

Cleveland Cavaliers receive: Los Angeles Lakers receive:
Jordan Clarkson G Isaiah Thomas PG
Larry Nance Jr. PF Channing Frye PF
2018 1st round Pick (protected)

CLEVELAND-Although he had only played in 15 games, the Isaiah Thomas experiment clearly didn’t work out in Cleveland. The Cavs looked to improve their team chemistry by dumping off Thomas, while getting younger and more athletic in the process. Clarkson will serve as a much better defender than Thomas and will provide more length in the backcourt as well. Larry Nance Jr., returning to the organization in which his father’s #22 hangs in the rafters, will provide rim protection that the Cavs have so desperately needed. On the other end of the floor he is a highlight waiting to happen, as he will appear in the slam dunk contest over All-Star weekend. Read Full Article Here!