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.
Wait, you mean we’re not still in the hunt? “Cleveland fans are not as stupid as the current Indians regime might wish to believe. They can feed us heaping bowls of bullsh*t, and lord knows they try, about staying the course and sticking with what you’ve got, but we all know the truth: The Indians aren’t going anywhere. They have a couple of stars, a handful of above-average players, a few talented prospects, and a bunch of crap. Yet, in spite of this painfully obvious reality, we can’t ever seem to get an honest assessment from Wedge, Shapiro, or Dolan, about what’s really happening to this team.” [CMCR]
If you want Mike Hargrove to replace Eric Wedge, first you will have to pry him away from teaching the Bee Jays. [HHReynolds]
On the search for a power forward: “The bottom line here is that playing power forward for the Cavs means taking on a massive amount of defensive responsibility on a nightly basis. I’d much rather have that spot filled by someone whose defense would best be described as “good” than someone whose defense would best be described as “bad, but with a valid excuse.” [John Krolik/Cavs the Blog]
More on that whole “defense” thing: “Remember this, in Villanueva’s 78 games, he failed to record either a block or a steal in 21 of them. Yes he’s a high-energy player that helps you in transition and can also bury the outside shots in the half court. But with Shaq and Z stumbling and plodding their way around the perimeter against the pick and roll next year, this team can’t afford to have any other deficiencies on that end of the floor (never mind your undersized backcourt that often has problems against bigger guards).” [Cursed Cleveland]
Eddy and Ann Curry both got the shaft: “If you were to believe everything you read on the Internet — and, honestly, who doesn’t? — you’d be convinced that Donnie Walsh, Mike D’Antoni and the Knicks are assembling some sort of “Dream Team” in New York. LeBron James will, of course, be in an orange-and-blue jersey soon enough, and his teammates will include Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Ricky Rubio, Stephen Curry, Dell Curry, Michael Curry, Kobe Bryant, Bill Russell, Michael Jordan, Charles Oakley, Patrick Chewing and John Starks. And oh, Jason Kidd will running the point” [JE Skeets/BDL]