The Observer

Defense wins Championships

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2015

Newsflash: The Cleveland Cavaliers are playing defense, and they’re doing it for the first time all season. They’ve also ripped off 11 straight wins, making them the hottest team in the NBA right now. Coincidence? The numbers provide an explanation. In their first 39 games, the Cavaliers were...

Gauging Tristan Thompson’s Value

Joey Arko, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2014

Everyone knows about the Cavaliers “Big Three” of Kyrie Irving, LeBron James and Kevin Love. But three players don’t win championships by themselves, no matter how talented they may be. The supporting cast around a team’s core is arguably just as valuable as the core itself. All of the pieces...

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