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Cavaliers Links Roundup: Plans for Sergey Karasev, David Griffin's future, and more

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A semiweekly offseason guide to what people elsewhere on the internet are saying about the Cavs.

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While most of Cleveland is battling a severe case of Johnny Football Fever, some people are still writing about basketball.

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One question on the minds of many, I'm sure, is what the Cleveland Cavaliers should do with Sergey Karasev next season. Chris Manning from Right Down Euclid believes they have three options:

"The first is that he is a full-time member of the Cavs. The second is that he splits his time between the Cavaliers and the Canton Charge in the D-League, which he did this past season. The last is that he spends all of next season in Canton before coming back to the Cavaliers after the Charges' season wraps up a few weeks before the NBA season ends. Ideally, the Cavaliers would go with the first option."

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During his weekly chat, Fox Sports Ohio's Sam Amico said that he hasn't heard much about the team's plans with regard to David Griffin and Mike Brown. But he thinks Griffin has a good chance to keep the job:

"I honestly get the feeling that David Griffin is the frontrunner. Another hot name to keep an eye out for is Nets assistant GM Bobby Marks. Not just for the Cavs, but for the Pistons. He's widely respected and been around a long time."

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Cavs: The Blog has more thoughts on the playoffs from the perspective of the Cavs fans, this time via Nate Smith:

"The Cavs should be thankful for Dan Gilbert. Clay Bennett's cheapness might doom OKC this year. The Thunder didn't want to amnesty the calcifying Kendrick Perkins, and didn't want to go over the luxury tax to add another big. Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph beat up the Thunder inside in their three wins. If Zach hadn't been suspended in game seven, and if Memphis would have shot better, they'd have won this series. I expect OKC to struggle against Jordan/Griffin, too."

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And finally, the PD's Bill Livingston has some nice reflection on former GM Harry Weltman, who passed away yesterday. Meanwhile, Terry Pluto puts Weltman's career in context.