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Cup of Cavs: Cleveland Cavaliers news and links for Friday, February 11

Unwind from a hectic deadline week with a Cup of Cavs.

The first sip

The Cavs made their big move early in deadline week, so they had a relatively quiet day yesterday. That freed me up to stare at my Twitter timeline for hours on end waiting for this to finally get done:

This doesn’t directly involve the Cavs, of course. But guess where the Cavs are heading tomorrow night?

The Cavs and James Harden are like a fated pair. Last year’s Harden deal brought Jarrett Allen (and, indirectly, Caris LeVert) to Cleveland. Then Collin Sexton famously ruined the Nets’ Big Three debut a few days later. And now, the Cavs might have another shot at spoiling a Harden welcome party tomorrow night in Philadelphia. Maybe the Sixers are the Cavs’ dream playoff matchup? (Just kidding. They absolutely are not.)

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Links of the day

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Analysis

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Gamethreads

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