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Piling on the Cavs- “As the Celtics approached 70 points during the first half Tuesday, I found myself wondering if Cleveland might wind up dead last in both offensive efficiency (points per 100 possessions) and defensive efficiency (points allowed per 100 possessions). The Cavs have been last in offensive efficiency for a while now — a remarkable thing, considering how bad Milwaukee’s offense has been — and Tuesday’s effort in Boston dropped Cleveland into a tie with Toronto for the next-to-last spot in defensive efficiency. Only the Suns stand between the Cavs and a unique level of infamy.” [The Point Forward]
Charley Rosen called Anthony Parker underrated. Mike corrects him- “Anthony Parker is shooting 38% from the field, including 32% on shots less than 10 feet, and 15% on shots between 10 and 15 feet. He makes one shot off the dribble per month. His Player Efficiency Rating (PER) of 9.77 is the sixth-worst of all players averaging over 25 minutes per game. He does make the Cavalier defense 4.4 points per 100 possessions better while he’s in the game, but being able to put lipstick on that pig doesn’t make you underrated. In short, Anthony Parker is what he is – the worst starting shooting guard or small forward in the league.” [Curry/Cavs HQ]
Mark Titus posts for the first time in forever to tell us he’s not going to be posting much. Sounds like a Cavaliers blog writer post LBJ. “This is why I’ve decided to put the blog on the backburner for awhile. The way I see it, I can either stop doing my blog to focus on my book now, or I can ignore my book and realize six months from now that I’m screwed as a scramble to finish it (Before you ask, no, I’m not capable of writing both at the same time. I’m a terrible at multitasking and I’m terrible at writing, so doing something that involves both doesn’t seem like a very good idea).” [Club Trillion]
This Ohio State blogger is still going strong- “Watch Tyler Moeller’s eyes light up after being asked what it felt like to be playing football again. Listen to Brian Rolle’s intensity when he talks about his goals for the season. My point is that these players are people. Collectively they are smart and not so smart, eloquent and inelegant, verbose and very quiet. When we celebrate their accomplishments and deride their failings it’s important to keep in mind that every player is an individual who at heart is just as human as we are.” [Eleven Warriors]
Want to know who the Browns have been talking to at the Senior Bowl?- Oklahoma State RB Kendall Hunter, Louisville RB Bilal Powell, Abilene Christian WR Edmond Gates, Alabama OL James Carpenter, Mississippi State OL Derek Sherrod, Stanford DL Sione Fua, Washington LB Mason Foster, Virginia Tech DB Rashad Carmichael, Nebraska K Alex Henery [per Scout.com]
A bonus link today. Just sayin’- “Among the linebackers, Oregon’s Casey Matthews impressed with a goal-line pick; something that personnel execs will like to see from a guy who blitzed so often in college. Like his brother, he may surprise when dropping back at the next level.” [Shutdown Corner]
(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)