While We’re Waiting aims to be the round-up of the recent WFNY-esque information for your morning viewing. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email in the sidebar.
Third Quarter Collapse discusses the addition of Tyronn Lue to the Magic. Sure, Bogans’ contract may have deserved a bit more in a deal, but what they fail to mention is the fact that Lue has been downright lethal at times when facing the Cavaliers. The Philadelphia 76ers are the only team in the league to allow more points per game to Lue in as many contests as the Cavaliers. While I doubt Orlando added Lue for this reason, it definitely doesn’t hurt matters for the Magic. [Ben Q Rock/Third Quarter Collapse]
Terry Pluto weighs in on LeBron James: “A few weeks ago, he defended point guard Chris Paul for part of a game. On Tuesday night, he defended Raptors center Jermaine O’Neal in the fourth quarter. He also defended Allen Iverson for a while in a victory at Detroit. He not only can play every position on the floor, he can defend almost anyone — big or small — in the NBA. No other player comes close to his versatility. ” [Terry Pluto/Plain Dealer]
WFNY’s own Craig got to be the voice of reason over at Razzball’s Tribe Fantasy Baseball preview. The highlight is easily found in the comparison of “Kerry to Kelly” versus “Sasha to Boobie.” Do check it out. [Rudy Gamble/Razzball]
“While Mangini may come across as being abrasive and reticent to discuss anything of interest, not many know the coach other than from his tenure in New York or his time as an understudy of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. This head coach is not going to offer up significant information that could jeopardize any scheme or on-field advantage he may believe to exist. Mangini is not an introvert; he can and will be personable, so long as it doesn’t entail him discussing intricacies of his football operation, a player, or any of the inner workings of the organization. I’ve had the opportunity to see, talk with and learn about every Cleveland head coach since Sam Rutigliano; Mangini deserves the opportunity to put his mark on this organization, regardless of whether the media or fans agree with him or not.” [Lane Adkins/The OBR]
Bring your green hat! While I’ve been pondering making the weekend trip to Chicago, this may have sealed the deal: “Ryan Naufel informed me of regarding the weekend series in Wrigley that many Tribe fans are considering making a trip for. Ryan tells me that Mickey’s Bar and Patio in Chicago (a bar that is a place where Browns’ Backers congregate and where Cavs’ games are highlighted) has reserved a rooftop party for 170 Tribe fans for the Saturday game on June 20th.” [The DiaTribe]