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Cup of Cavs: Cleveland Cavaliers News and Links for Thursday, November 11

Today’s news and notes.

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Folks, the Cleveland Cavaliers. Let’s have a good Thursday.

The first sip

So, Jarrett Allen is good. I think he’s worth the $20 million per year — he’s above the line of centers who aren’t worth paying for and it seems like he is still going to get better. The Cavs getting him for a bad first and Dante Exum’s expiring as part of the four-team James Harden trade is probably the best trade or free agent signing of the Koby Altman era.

He also brings a needed fun factor to the team because of how he plays. It feels like once a game he puts up a poster dunk:

llen is just fun and plays really hard and he’s at the literal center of what the Cavs are right now. That’s cool.

Read this

At Uproxx, the great Katie Heindl profiled Jarrett Allen.

Links of the day

Udonis Haslem wants the Heat to move on from the Jokic beef

Good for Bulls fan Freddie Gibbs

The Marvin Bagley-Kings relationship is going great

Enes Kanter on why he decided to speak out on certain issues

Paolo Banchero: Big LeBron guy

Some heat between Cade Cunningham and Jalen Green

David Griffin and Alvin Gentry reportedly got into an altercation