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Post#1 » by El Hespiritu » Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:43 pm

Mmmh...

Aiyä!

From the Great Lakes....https://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=1754984
... to The Salt Plains...https://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1755911
... to Desert Valley...https://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1866693
... back to the Tundra and now...

What are you guys? I'm asking seriously here.

I honestly never followed your team (watched it a bit closer during Wade/LeBald era and that's it).
But now, of course, I know I'm Cavaliers fans since my childhood.

No shame at all.

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Post#2 » by JonFromVA » Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:28 am

The Cavs are a team that keeps giving big minutes to 19 year olds that don't know what they're doing. They have some vets, but they keep getting hurt. I fully expect Rubio to join the later category.

We needed a backup PG that can defend either guard position. Some would argue we still need a SF, but we do have a couple of prospects we can hope will take a big step next year in Isaac Okoro and Dylan Winder. Larry Nance has also played some SF as well.

Oh, and to keep things spicy, at least for now we still have Ricky's former teammate and good buddy Kevin Love on the roster.
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Post#3 » by jbk1234 » Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:36 am

JonFromVA wrote:The Cavs are a team that keeps giving big minutes to 19 year olds that don't know what they're doing. They have some vets, but they keep getting hurt. I fully expect Rubio to join the later category.

We needed a backup PG that can defend either guard position. Some would argue we still need a SF, but we do have a couple of prospects we can hope will take a big step next year in Isaac Okoro and Dylan Winder. Larry Nance has also played some SF as well.

Oh, and to keep things spicy, at least for now we still have Ricky's former teammate and good buddy Kevin Love on the roster.
K. Love is going to play most of his minutes off the bench. You throw Sexton into that unit for serious minutes, and it's night and day versus last season.

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Post#4 » by tundraknight » Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:20 am

The Cavaliers got their Delly replacement.
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Post#5 » by SunsRback4Good » Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:20 pm

Any extra room left on the Cavs bandwagon?
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Post#6 » by El Hespiritu » Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:01 pm

SunsRback4Good wrote:Any extra room left on the Cavs bandwagon?
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Post#7 » by avempace » Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:49 pm

I will make myself comfortable!
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Post#8 » by jbk1234 » Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:35 pm

tundraknight wrote:The Cavaliers got their Delly replacement.
I like Delly the person, I love his work ethic and toughness, but Rubio is a lot better than Delly. A lot.

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Post#9 » by JonFromVA » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:36 am

At this rate Cavs fans on the board are going to quickly be outnumbered by Rubio fans, but hey maybe we can turn some.
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Post#10 » by SunsRback4Good » Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:42 am

jbk1234 wrote:
tundraknight wrote:The Cavaliers got their Delly replacement.
I like Delly the person, I love his work ethic and toughness, but Rubio is a lot better than Delly. A lot.

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Yeah, alot better but at the end of the day Delly will retire with a championship while Rubio wont. :(
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Post#11 » by JonFromVA » Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:19 am

SunsRback4Good wrote:
jbk1234 wrote:
tundraknight wrote:The Cavaliers got their Delly replacement.
I like Delly the person, I love his work ethic and toughness, but Rubio is a lot better than Delly. A lot.

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Yeah, alot better but at the end of the day Delly will retire with a championship while Rubio wont. :(


Championships aren't supposed to come easy, but if Ricky really wants to ring chase he'll have that opportunity in a year.
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Post#12 » by LivingLegend » Tue Aug 3, 2021 12:30 am

Had no idea Rubio had a fan following. Welcome!
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Post#13 » by tundraknight » Tue Aug 3, 2021 6:58 am

jbk1234 wrote:
tundraknight wrote:The Cavaliers got their Delly replacement.
I like Delly the person, I love his work ethic and toughness, but Rubio is a lot better than Delly. A lot.


Indeed.. btw Rubio just dropped 38 points on 13-20 FG. Despite Spain losing to USA that’s still very impressive.
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Post#14 » by sisibilio » Tue Aug 3, 2021 7:07 am

LivingLegend wrote:Had no idea Rubio had a fan following. Welcome!

He has the most devoted fanbase in Spain, even bigger than Pau in his heyday probably.
If you want to try to measure the elements of basketball that are supposedly unmeasurable, spend a game just watching Marc Gasol.
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Post#15 » by LivingLegend » Tue Aug 3, 2021 4:27 pm

Not sure if its just me, but is there a reason Rubio always looks miserable? Even watching the game last night I dont think I saw him crack a smile once. He literally looks depressed playing basketball.
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Post#16 » by RiRuHoops » Tue Aug 3, 2021 10:04 pm

LivingLegend wrote:Not sure if its just me, but is there a reason Rubio always looks miserable? Even watching the game last night I dont think I saw him crack a smile once. He literally looks depressed playing basketball.


He just learned a few days ago that he's joining the Cavs, he's not going to look happy, and then he learned that he's to play USA in 1/4 finals, that's a lot of bad news in a week.
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Post#17 » by LivingLegend » Tue Aug 3, 2021 10:34 pm

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LivingLegend wrote:Not sure if its just me, but is there a reason Rubio always looks miserable? Even watching the game last night I dont think I saw him crack a smile once. He literally looks depressed playing basketball.


He just learned a few days ago that he's joining the Cavs, he's not going to look happy, and then he learned that he's to play USA in 1/4 finals, that's a lot of bad news in a week.


That's fair, but at some point he has to ask himself why in 10 years no contender has gone out of their way to get his services.

If he plays on the Cavs like he did against USA, the Cavs will be a playoff team--theres all of the incentive he needs.
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Post#18 » by avempace » Thu Aug 5, 2021 7:58 am

https://www.elmundo.es/deportes/juegos-olimpicos/2021/08/04/610a53f9fc6c8336348b45ea.html

P. Casi hemos pasado por alto que Ricky acabó con 38 puntos. ¿Cómo puede ser tan diferente al jugador que vemos en la NBA?

R. Son muchos años de comodidad, de confianza, de reconocimiento de su rol en este equipo. Y una evolución mental y técnica en las últimas temporadas que nosotros hemos tenido la oportunidad de disfrutar porque se lo hemos permitido. Sin embargo, lamentablemente, en la NBA, donde hay un número de jugadores impresionantes en su posición, no han sabido cogerle el punto del todo y se le ha encasillado demasiado rápido. Le han hecho renunciar a poder expresar en la cancha sus mejoras en la faceta anotadora.


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Q. We have almost overlooked that Ricky finished with 38 points. How can he be so different from the player we see in the NBA?

R. They have been many years of comfort, of trust, of recognition of his role in this team. And a mental and technical evolution in recent seasons that we have had the opportunity to enjoy because we have allowed it. However, sadly, in the NBA, where there are an impressive number of players in his position, they have failed to get the point completely and he has been pigeonholed too quickly. They have made him give up being able to express his improvements in the scoring facet on the court.


So Scariolo does not agree with the label "not a scoring PG".

Rubio has not visited the playoff frequently, but another example of his competitive capabilities, choosing a playoff against Westbrook to get a triple doble: https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23281874/utah-jazz-take-2-1-series-lead-oklahoma-city-thunder-ricky-rubio-triple-double

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Post#19 » by sisibilio » Thu Aug 5, 2021 3:45 pm

To be fair he used to be pretty turrible finishing around the basket and inconsistent with his 3 pt shooting until very recently, but has clearly improved.
Now i could see him scoring 15+ ppg with good efficiency if given starter minutes.
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Post#20 » by JonFromVA » Thu Aug 5, 2021 5:54 pm

sisibilio wrote:To be fair he used to be pretty turrible finishing around the basket and inconsistent with his 3 pt shooting until very recently, but has clearly improved.
Now i could see him scoring 15+ ppg with good efficiency if given starter minutes.


We'll see how he plays after this Summer, but Rubio isn't going to get the nod over either Garland or Sexton based on his scoring ability. Both of our young guards shoot and finish better than Ricky.

If Ricky ends up starting, it'll be because of how he runs the offense, provides leadership, and gets everyone else involved.

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