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Eastern conference power rankings: The East is soft, man

SBN: Fear The Sword (Carter Rodriguez) — Somehow, the Cavaliers are still on top in the East. Note: These power rankings of the Eastern Conference will run weekly once actual basketball is happening. For now, consider them a little more sparse. 1. Cleveland Cavaliers | Vegas Win Total Over/Under: 53.5 2016-17 Record: 51-31 After the offseason the Cavaliers just had, it felt odd to put them at the top of the list. But then...
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Fear the Links: Who is making the playoffs in the East?

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — That and more in today’s links. Happy Monday, everyone, here are today’s links. We are only two weeks from camp starting, so just hold on a little bit longer. At CBS , Matt Moore runs through who is going to make the playoffs and whose not from a betting perspective. For me, it begged the question: who the hell is going to make it out of the East? At FanSided , Scott Rafferty looks at...
  • 132 days ago
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Cleveland Cavaliers 5 vs. 5: Remembering forgotten Cavs

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — Today’s roundtable is all about overlooked players. In which five FTS writers answer five questions about forgotten Cavaliers . Also, welcome to Zac Lockwood, you all know as ZLock in the comments. I’m very happy to add him to the team. His first story on the Cavs’ likely new lineups can be found here. 1. Looking back, who's a Cavs player you were totally convinced would work out, but...
  • 139 days ago
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Fear the Links: A EuroBasket catch-up

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — #CediSZN is here. Happy Sunday, everyone. Today’s links are all about EuroBasket 2017, where Cedi Osman has been one of the tournaments most interesting players and a number of NBA players are balling out. For Osman , here’s our recap of his performance in Turkey’s loss to Russia — a game where me may have been the best player on the court. And here’s our recap of his stat-stuffing...
  • 140 days ago
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A look at the Cavaliers’ new rotation

SBN: Fear The Sword (ZLock) — Tyronn Lue has a lot of adjustments to make and new pieces to add. In a standard NBA season, each team is responsible for fielding five players for 48 minutes in each of 82 games. That adds up to 19,680 total minutes to be divided across the 15-man roster. Now, imagine you are an NBA head coach — something most fans do already — and over 27 percent of the minutes played for your team in the...
  • 141 days ago
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Derrick Rose says he “can still play” after frustrating season with Knicks

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — The Cavs point guard spoke about his goals for next season with the Associated Press. Derrick Rose has fallen from where he once was. The former MVP went through a series of knee injuries, four surgeries and a drop in value from max-level player to signing a minimum contract with the Cavs this summer. In an article with Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press , Rose talked about his...
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How essential is Iman Shumpert to the Cavaliers?

SBN: Fear The Sword (Akash Anavarathan) — Iman Shumpert has been constantly the subject of trade rumors, so how essential is the shooting guard to the Cavaliers future? In 2015, the Cavaliers were looking to add depth on the wings and especially coveted players who could defend multiple positions. At the same time, the Knicks were looking to dump J.R. Smith and were willing to part with Iman Shumpert to make it happen. ...
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Koby Altman’s first chance to shape the Cavaliers has them looking very similar

SBN: Fear The Sword (Carter Rodriguez) — Cleveland’s new GM could’ve changed how the Cavs play. He chose not to. “This thing is not broken.” New Cavaliers GM Koby Altman said that at his introductory press conference to a round of derision from social media pundits, including myself. “This thing is not broken” seemed to indicate that the Cavaliers would be able to recover from the Kyrie Irving trade demand and rediscover...
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LeBron denies knowledge of Blake Griffin’s speculation that he signs in New York

SBN: Fear The Sword (Carter Rodriguez) — LeBron James wasn’t here for Blake Griffin’s New York ideas. LeBron James ’ upcoming free agency is a hot topic across the league, and Clippers star Blake Griffin made headlines when he speculated (admittedly, without inside info) that LeBron was more likely to land in New York than he was to sign with the Lakers , the team he’s been linked to most often. Well, TMZ Sports tracked...
  • 151 days ago
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Trent Redden hired as Clippers Assistant General Manager

SBN: Fear The Sword (Justin Rowan) — The former Cavs assistant GM has found a new home. The L.A. Clippers have hired Trent Redden to be their next assistant general manager. Redden served in that role with the Cleveland Cavaliers until he was dismissed along with David Griffin this past June. The news was first reported by Kevin Arnovitz: Longtime Cavs exec Trent Redden will join the Clippers as their new assistant...
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NBA Trade Rumor: Kristaps Porzingis not available in possible Kyrie Irving trade

SBN: Fear The Sword (Justin Rowan) — Porzingis appears to be off the table. Just as more news came in regarding the focus of the Cleveland Cavaliers efforts to trade Kyrie Irving , we have a counter-report cooling the flames of any Irving to New York Knicks talk. While Kristaps Porzingis was identified as the Cavs primary target, it appears as though any odds of the team acquiring Porzingis are slim to none. According...
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NBA Trade Rumor: Cavaliers targeting Kristaps Porzingis, other young stars for Kyrie Irving

SBN: Fear The Sword (Justin Rowan) — The Cavs After a long period of silence surrounding a potential Kyrie Irving trade, we finally get some insight into what the Cavaliers are thinking. While most figured the Cavs would be looking to capitalize on what is left of LeBron James ’ time in Cleveland, it appears as though the fear of losing him again is making the Cavs look at younger options. According to a report from ...
  • 158 days ago
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NBA Schedule Release: Cavaliers 2017-18 regular season schedule released

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — Whose ready for Cavs basketball to be back? The Cavaliers’ 2017-18 season has been released in full by the NBA. As announced last week, the Cavs will open the season at home on Tuesday, Oct. 17 against the Celtics . Cleveland will play 37 times on national TV this year. As for back-to-backs, the Cavs will play 13 in 2017-18 — down from 18 last year and below the league average of...
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Five vs. five: Dissecting the 2017 offseason

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — Answering questions about another interesting summer in the NBA. In which five Fear the Sword staffers dig into the 2017 offseason. Fill in the blank: The _ had the best offseason the Eastern Conference. Chris Manning (@cwmwrites): I’d like to say the 76ers , but it’s Boston. They nabbed the summer’s top prize and he’s someone who can help now and down the road. They’re the one...
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2017 NBA Schedule: Cavaliers to face Warriors on Christmas Day for third straight year

SBN: Fear The Sword (Chris Manning) — Cleveland will also face the Boston Celtics on the opening night of the 2017-18 season. For the third straight, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will square off on Christmas Day. The NBA announced its Christmas Day games on Thursday evening with the Cavs and Warriors slotted in at 3 p.m. on ABC. Last year in Cleveland, the Cavaliers beat the Warriors 109-108 on a game...
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