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Comment 12 Jul 2015

How can you answer "yes"? Seriously, did half of you misread the question?

Not only did OSU make it last year with 1 loss, but the committee ranked the lone undefeated team behind 2 different 1 loss teams. And that was when perception of the Big Ten was very low. After a successful bowl season, and a 1 loss OSU team beating the #1 and #2 seeds, I would think a 1 loss OSU would have a better shot this year, as opposed to last year.

Is a 1 loss OSU team guaranteed to make the playoff? Definitely not, but that isn't the question.

Comment 07 Jul 2015

This article actually says what I said. Even if you play for the Spurs, you pay Ohio state income taxes for the 1 day you played in Ohio.

Comment 06 Jul 2015

Only way we could trade for Johnson is Varejao and Haywood together.

Also, JR Smith is a much better fit than Crawford.

Comment 06 Jul 2015

NBA actually has a provision where you pay income taxes in states where you play road games. So roughly half their games are taxed.

Comment 06 Jul 2015

Aldridge is 30. He'll obviously be great for a few more years, but there's also a decent chance he isn't starter level quality by the end of the contract. Plus, Pop and Duncan will retire soon.

Signing Aldridge is a great move, but it is a short term move, for sure.

Comment 05 Jul 2015

Well, if they dodge the Spurs, suffer no injuries, and their opponents are injured, sure.

Of course pretty sure he meant David West.

Comment 05 Jul 2015

He's not under contract

Comment 05 Jul 2015

Cavs have no cap space. This is solely to maximize the value of Haywood's contract. Plus, we somehow get out of Andy's contract.

Comment 02 Jul 2015

No, the most the Cavs could offer was a little over 3mil for the following season, regardless of how much they wanted to offer.

Comment 29 Jun 2015

It's alright, Kyrie's got that

Comment 29 Jun 2015

Perhaps even more impressive from a team standpoint, was twice beating St. Ignatius and winning the D1 state title. Ignatius was in the midst of winning 5 out of 8 titles, too.

Comment 26 Jun 2015

He's a guy that could be a starter. Why? Because of Delly?

Or Kyrie. Or any of the billion solid PGs in the NBA right now.

then possible sign Love this year

Due to Kyrie's extension, probably not

But what do I know.

Must...resist....urge...to make....snarky...comment

Comment 24 Jun 2015

The Cavs will not have cap space for the forseeable future, and it's a good thing. If they did, it means LeBron and Love and maybe someone else left.

edit - Let me see if I understand the original question.

Renounce everyone, sign LeBron and Love to $15 million each, then re-sign everyone else using Bird rights?

Not legal.

Comment 24 Jun 2015

Andy is guaranteed 20 mil over the next 2 years, and has played more than 31 games once over the last 5 seasons. I can't imagine a scenario that another team wants that contract this offseason.

Comment 24 Jun 2015

Financially, it would make the most sense to sign another 1 year deal for this year (which would actually give him a raise of about 2mil) and then sign a max deal next offseason. A lot of people have assumed he would do this from the start.

If he wants to sign a 5 year max deal this summer, it would be a huge coup. He and Kyrie would be playing at "max" contracts that would be about 10-20% of the cap over the next couple of years.

I have seen a few people suggest he signs a 2-3 year deal, get a little bit of insurance against getting hurt next year, but still being able to cash in on the new cap.

Comment 24 Jun 2015

Yup. If the Cavs renounced everybody, they'd have some cap space, but enough to sign everybody.

Comment 24 Jun 2015

Can't say I was terribly mad at him for the trading his own stuff for tattoos. It's a rule he should've been aware of, and he got punished for it, but I find it was less egregious that many other types of off field problems.

The person who did the most damage was Tressell for covering it up.

Comment 22 Jun 2015

Except you still have to deal with TT, JR, Shump, Delly and any unused roster spots, plus we'd have to stay under the apron the entire season. Possible, just would require pretty much blowing up the entire team.