Happy Wednesday, Fear the Sword. Here are today’s links.
ICYMI from Fear the Sword: a recap of Cavs-Bucks, a podcast recap of Cavs-Bucks, how Kevin Love block created a J.R. Smith three-pointer, player grades for Cavs-Bucks, Tyronn Lue wants J.R. Smith to be back to being a ‘gunslinger’, some Eastern Conference power rankings and Zach Harper appeared on The Chase Down podcast
Elsewhere, here are four Eric Bledsoe trade takes worth your time: The Sporting News’ Danny Leroux looks at the deal with a deep dive into the Bucks’ cap sheet, Yahoo’s Dan Devine on how it could propel the Bucks up the East, VICE Sports’ Michael Pina on the questions the trade poses for the Bucks and The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks on how the deal maybe completes the Bucks’ puzzle. Our friends over at BrewHoop also did a roundtable on the trade that’s worth your time, as is this Locked on Bucks podcast.
Lastly, RIP to Roy Halladay. Here is the New York Times’ obit, written by Tyler Kepner.