John Krolik of Cavs: The Blog writes that "most things about life are less terrible than the Cavaliers." The post is full of goodness (and, as promised, badness) but starts like this:
The Cavs are one game away from the official midway point of the season. Normally, this is the point where I would try and compare all the good things about the Cavaliers to all the bad things about the Cavaliers and see how they do or don’t even out. However, seeing as to how the 2010-11 Cavaliers are playing historically terrible basketball and are a miserable wasteland where all that is good and happy comes to perish, I’ve decided to try and measure all the bad things about the Cavaliers with all the good things about the rest of the world and see who wins. Without further ado:
Bad thing about the Cavaliers:
I’m looking at the Synergy data on the Cavs’ defense, and dear lord it is horrifying. The Cavs are giving up an average of .95 points per possession, which is dead last in the league. They are giving up .97 points per possession in isolation situations, which is dead last in the league. They are giving up .94 points per possession to the ballhandler in pick-and-roll situations, which is dead last in the league. Essentially, if you have the ball, a live dribble, and the intention to score, the Cavaliers have no idea how to stop you.
Good thing about the Earth:
Remember when the Cavaliers' won all the time and their big "problem," under Mike Brown, was a boring offense? Now that the team has real problems, Brown looks like a genius.
"I think about cathartic Mike Brown rants," writes Krolik, "more than most people do."