The Best Trade Deadline Free Agent Signings


Some teams, like Cleveland and Detroit, made big splashes at the trade deadline. Cleveland traded six players away to net themselves Larry Nance Jr., Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood, and George Hill. Detroit traded away two starters and Boban Marjanovic to get Blake Griffin. Other teams, however, sought value at this year’s trade deadline. These players…

So Did Cleveland Get Better?


The Cleveland Cavaliers made a bevy of moves at the trade deadline this season, and no matter what opinions one had on the players exchanged on either side (going out vs. coming in), the Cavaliers got objectively younger, more athletic, and lengthier. Iman Shumpert, Channing Frye, Dwyane Wade, Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder, a…

Is There Any Room for Debate in the James Harden for MVP Discussion?


James Harden has been one of the NBA’s best players in recent seasons. The once 6th man of the year for the Oklahoma City Thunder is now one of the NBA’s most dangerous weapons offensively. Harden became an all-star in his first season with Houston, and has slowly upped his scoring and assist averages since…

Who All Should Have Made the All-Star Team Over Kevin Love


Kevin Love is an all-star again, and while there have been worse all-star selections historically, there have been multiple more deserving candidates in the East this season.  His face averages of 18.6 points and 9.4 rebounds per game are at an all-star level, but his actual impact on Cleveland is not, and one could argue…

Which Potential Playoff Series Could End Up Upsets?


Every year, there is at least one upset in the NBA Playoffs. Some years the upsets are less shocking (Utah over Los Angeles in 2016-17) than others (Cleveland over Golden State in 2015-16), but they are still a reminder that the better regular season record only nets a team one extra home game in a…