Today’s Fear the Links covers Edy Tavares’ fit in the modern NBA, Paul George and more.
At VICE Sports, Michael Pina explores what Edy Tavares fit in the current NBA is. Here’s the standout quote from Raptors905 head coach Jerry Stackhouse. Raptors905 were Tavares’ G-League team before he signed with the Cavs. They had the G-League’s best defense.
"He was a foundation piece for who we were all season long," Toronto 905 head coach Jerry Stackhouse told VICE Sports. "He's a great guy, great teammate. He's a gentle giant. Working everyday, he never was a guy to take it easy because he was tired. His goal was to be in the NBA."
Speaking of Stackhouse, his appearance on the Lowe Post is a must-listen.
Here’s The Ringer’s Danny Chau on Sean Marks’ retooling of the Nets, a team that really had no direction.
SI’s Rob Mahoney on how Jayson Tatum fits in with the Celtics. Could be he an ex-factor against the Cavs?
Also at SI, Lee Jenkins caught up with Paul George, who laid forth some interesting comments that totally will not be held against him if does leave for the L.A. next summer.
At Fear the Sword: Dan Gilbert had dinner with Koby Altman, but the Cavs still don’t have a GM. Ty Lue says the better of Kay Felder and Jose Calderon will play. And the Cavs officially have signed forward Jeff Green. On The Chase Down, Justin and Carter talk about possible Cavs free agent targets.
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