Here is your Cup of Cavs for Wednesday, Feb. 6. We’d still love your feedback, so let us know below or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts.
Take of the day
The John Wall news is brutal. Jokes will be made about his contract and how screwed the Wizards are. But think about Wall the person for a second — this is absolutely gutting. He has to know that, no matter how hard he works at his rehab or how well it goes, he may never be the same player, with that game-changing speed, again. You cant help but feel for Wall in that regard. And it makes the Kyrie Irving-John Wall debates feel so, so far away.
Here’s hoping Wall can get better. He was awesome at his peak, and dunks like this are proof. Maybe he can get better, as his friend DeMarcus Cousins seems to have. The two have already talked at least. Here’s hoping.
Also, consider this and never, ever be annoyed at players for getting paid:
When John signed his supermax, I asked why he didn't wait a year to possibly add an extra $50 million to the back end of the deal. Told me, “I only made All-NBA this year. All-NBA is not guaranteed. You never know what can happen. I never wanted to chance it, so I was like, why?”— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) February 5, 2019
ICYMI — news and notes from yesterday
John Wall suffered a ruptured Achilles after slipping in his home
Alec Burks might be flipped to the Rockets
Marc Gasol might be on his way to Charlotte
The Lakers are waiting for a counteroffer
Anthony Davis might play Wednesday, which seems weird
Orlando’s Mo Bamba is going to be out for a while
Here’s everyone participating in the All-Star weekend festivities
Teams have called the Wolves trying to acquire Andrew Wiggins for ‘pennies on the dollar’
A lot of info on the Kristaps trade from Marc Stein
What to read Today
BR Mag’s Mirin Fader profiled likely top-five pick Ja Morant