Happy Sunday, Fear the Sword. Here are today’s links, which I hope you are enjoying over your third or fourth cup of coffee and while not watching the Browns,.
ICYMI from Fear the Sword: an update on Derrick Rose, Cavs-Mavs player grades, and the Cavs beat the Mavs behind a big Kevin Love game
At Vice Sports, Michael Pina’s The Outlet Pass is worth your time each week. This week, he looks at the Mavs’ struggles (and fan favorite Cavs trade target Nerlens Noel), Kyrie’s passing in Boston and more.
At SB Nation, Seerat Sohi wrote about why the future for the Anthony Davis-DeMarcus Cousins trade is now.
At FiveThirtyEight, Chris Herring looks at how the 76ers might be dominant sooner than we think. (His podcast with Jonah Keri is also worth your time.)
And lastly, from Sports Illustrated’s Jake Fischer, a wonderful profile of Mike D’Antoni, who visits Starbucks every day.