CAVS 2022-2023

clarkgriswold

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Is anyone else amused by how brian repeatedly criticizes the Mitchell trade yet was wildly enthusiastic about the similar Watsondermytowel trade? While only time will tell given the future aspects of the trade, at least Mitchell has produced at this point (unlike Watson).

In reality, the trade may work for both teams. Utah is building for the future and the trade works for that purpose. The Cavs needed a star to add to the mix now (and Sexton would not work for that purpose- the first twelve seconds of the video below show why). Utah would trade Sexton in a heartbeat for a 1st round pick, as they would any other BACKUP.

Garland vs. Sexton isn't even close. There's not a single GM in the NBA that would make that trade.

As for Markanen, brian never even mentioned him until I mentioned he was the most valuable asset to Utah in the trade.

 

nwwarrior09

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Lauri has turned out to be by far the most valuable asset in that deal for Utah. He's getting usage volume on a rebuilding team that he couldn't have gotten with the Cavs, and he's proving that there was another level to be reached in his game.

Utah is close to .500 BECAUSE OF HIM. Let that sink in.
 

clarkgriswold

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Lauri has turned out to be by far the most valuable asset in that deal for Utah. He's getting usage volume on a rebuilding team that he couldn't have gotten with the Cavs, and he's proving that there was another level to be reached in his game.

Utah is close to .500 BECAUSE OF HIM. Let that sink in.
Lauri was the most important player going to Utah when the trade was made. The basketball world has plenty of small ball dominant scorers. 7 foot mobile scorers and rebounders, not so much. Too bad it wasn't Cedi in that trade instead.

As for Sexton's FG% this year, he's shooting 3% better than his career percentage. It will come down (if he's not gimpy and actually plays).
 
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clarkgriswold

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Nice win today with a decisive 4th quarter. Hopefully, Mitchell is okay. Nice job by Garland of carrying the load when Mitchell went down.
 
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joesports

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Sexton is a decent NBA scorer … but he is not elite … Mitchell is … Garland is close … the guy in that trade for Utah was LM … and draft picks … Sexton was a throw in … mostly pointless to argue this point
 

soccerdad72

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Mitchell's officially out for tonight. Hopefully just a rest thing, although he left early in the last game with an apparent groin injury, so that's a little concerning. Groin injuries can linger.
 

soccerdad72

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I'd take the Cavs minus whatever points they're giving tonight...

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y2h

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Lose at home to the JV team of a 500 team, allowing 120 points 🤣

Absolutely pathetic.

Bucks by 25 tomorrow.
 

Auggie

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Really embarrassing. But a key problem with this team was very much amplified in this game, poor perimeter defense. Garland & Mitchel look like they just aren't giving the effort on that side of the court, Lavert doesn't use his brain and seems to always be out of place, and the 3s are too slow to rotate when they have to guard outside shooting wings in the half court. Looks like the book is out on how to score on CLE and it is now up to the staff to find an answer to keep other teams from having season best shooting days when they play the Cavs.
 
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