Happy Monday, everyone — here is your Cup of Cavs for Monday, Feb. 18.
And while I have you, would you mind subscribing to Fear the Sword’s new feed on Apple Podcasts? Be there to check out Thick, Jacked Frames — an NBA draft show from Trevor Magnotti — and The Bottom! from myself and David Zavac.
Take of the day
So, the past few years with the LeBron James-centric Cavs — and even dating back to Kyrie Irving’s entrance into the league — have made All-Star weekend a busy time in the Cavs’ corner of the world. But as we come out of this weekend, I am frankly okay with it being a very light weekend. There was no need to blog about most of the contests or write-up a recap of a pointless game because two or three Cavaliers were in it. Time off is good.
Over the next few days, I am going to do some reading I’ve been putting off and gear up for the rest of the season and then get ready to do a big draft binge ahead of June. There’s going to be a lot of Cavs stuff to sift through between now and then. So, I’m just saying to enjoy these few days.
As of today, the Cavs have the third-worst record in the NBA. They have a 52.1 percent chance of landing a top-four pick and a 14 percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick. They could pick as low as No. 7 overall.
Today’s Tankathon sim yielded the Cavs the fifth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The Cavs have a 14.8 percent chance of landing that pick:
ICYMI — news and notes from yesterday
Adam Silver wishes trade requests happened behind closed doors
Giannis will place for Greece at the FIBA Worlds
Cedi didn’t do a ton in the Rising Stars Challenge
You definitely know Hamidou Diallo’s name now
The best/weirdest moments from last night’s All-Star game
More LeBron James comments about being a team owner someday
What to read today
SB Nation’s Paul Flannery wrote about Blake Griffin, who is improved, but not new