Cavalytics Podcast

Cavalytics Podcast

United States

A podcast about the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers with a focus on statistical analysis.


Episode 39 - Cavs roster construction and the crazy beginning to free agency.  

We discuss the league wide spending spree that has marked the beginning of free agency, explain the Cavs roster and cap limitations, argue about JR Smith's signability, and chat about Kevin Love. Special guest Joshua Jamieson (@joshuajamieson9)

Episode 38 - How in the world did the Cavs pull that Finals victory off?  

After letting the dust settle a bit, we take a closer look at the Cavs Finals win over the Golden State Warriors. We talk stats, strategy, adjustments, and historic individual performances. We know the new intro music is a little loud at the start. We'll take care of it next episode.

Episode 37 - We are the champions! The Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Finals!  

We discuss the magical night that was Game 7 of the NBA Finals. The Cleveland Cavaliers are NBA Champions!

Episode 36 - We discuss the Cavs going to Game 7 of the NBA Finals!  

The Cavs are going to Oakland for Game 7 of the NBA Finals! We discuss LeBron's incredible Game 6 performance and break down what needs to happen in Game 7.

Episode 35 - We excitedly discuss the Cavs incredible Game 5 win over the Golden State Warriors  

Kyrie and LeBron made NBA Finals history by becoming the first teammates to score 40 points in the same game. We dig into their amazing performances and break down the Cavs Game 5 victory.

Episode 34 - We chat about the Cavs demoralizing Game 4 loss to the Warriors.  

Sans Arnav, Keith discusses the Cavs Game 4 loss to the Warriors. This is not the most optimistic podcast we've recorded.

Episode 33 - Cavs win Game 3 of the NBA Finals in shockingly convincing fashion. We dig into it.  

The Cavs thumped the Golden State Warriors 120-90 in Game 3 of the 2016 NBA Finals. We talk all about it.

Episode 32 - We tackle the Cavs Game 1 loss to the Warriors in the NBA Finals.  

We dig in to the Cavs Game 1 loss against the Warriors. While attempting to stay positive, we discuss what exactly went wrong, what went right, and what the Cavs need to do in Game 2 to even the series at 1.

Episode 31 - 2016 NBA Finals Preview of the Cleveland Cavaliers vs the Golden State Warriors  

We preview the Cavs upcoming NBA Finals showdown with the Golden State Warriors. We break down what each of us think the Cavs need to do to bring the first championship in franchise history to the city of Cleveland. We wrap it all up by giving our predictions for the series. GO CAVS!!!

Episode 30 - WE'RE GOING TO THE FINALS! Cavs beat the Raptors in 6.  

The Cavs beat the Raptors in a wild and satisfying Game 6 and now advance to the NBA Finals! We dissect the series, salute LeBron, give Kyrie and Love some credit, and generally lavish laudatory praise on the Wine and Gold.

Episode 29 - Back on track! We recap the Cavs blow out win over the Raptors in Game 5 of the ECF.  

The Cavs (for now) silenced their numerous critics with a blow out victory over the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavs now lead the series 3-2 and head to Toronto for game 6 on Friday. We discuss the big win and how things look for the Cavs going forward.

Episode 28 - We dissect the Cavs game 4 loss to the Raptors. The series is now tied at 2.  

The Cavs got down big, then fought back to get up a little, then faded and lost to the Raptors in game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. We break down the break down. We also discuss the Draymond Green non-suspension.

Episode 27 - We mourn the Cavs loss in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Raptors  

The Cavs were thumped in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Kyrie and Love stunk. Bismack Biyombo looked like Dennis Rodman. Nevertheless, we still like the Cavs situation. We discuss. And give PLENTY of reasons for hope!

Episode 26 - The beat goes on. Cavs post a dominant win over the Raptors to go up 2-0 in the ECF  

Even our host Keith is struggling to be pessimistic now. We discuss the Cavs 10th win in 10 games in the playoffs. We also discuss a newly released number about the Cavs playoff shooting called quantified shot probability.

Episode 25 - The Cavs throttle the Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals  

We recap the Cavs satisfying franchise record 31 point victory over the Raptors in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. We also discuss Kyrie Irving's return to form and the power of lineups featuring Kevin Love at center.

Episode 24 - Eastern Conference Finals Preview Cleveland Cavaliers vs Toronto Raptors  

We preview the Eastern Conference Finals. We breakdown the Raptors roster and discuss strategies the Cavs could use to exploit their weaknesses. We also discuss and share some numbers on the Cavs red hot shooting.

Episode 23 - Game 4 was a nailbiter, but the Cavaliers sweep the Hawks  

We discuss the Cavs close victory over the Atlanta Hawks, completing the sweet. We also look ahead a bit to the Raptors or Heat.

Episode 22 - The beat goes on. Cavs win game 3 against the Hawks.  

We recap another blistering offensive outing by the Cavs against the overmatched Atlanta Hawks. We also talk about the Cavs defense, viability of a Frye-Love lineup and Tristan's underwhelming night.

Episode 21 - A bundle of positivity after the Cavs obliterate the Hawks in record setting fashion  

We recap the Cavs amazing performance (a record setting 25 threes) in game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Atlanta Hawks. We also talk about JR Smith's role in the offense and give some reasons to bump up the Cavs championship odds.

Episode 20 - Cavs/Hawks game 1 recap and crowd noise discussion  

We discuss the Cavs up and down and up again performance against the Hawks. Then we pontificate about the quiet crowds at the Q.

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