It's almost Valentine's Day, so naturally, Tom Ziller went with Loveability as the theme for this week's NBA Power Rankings. It's not a big surprise Zill went with the Sacramento Kings and Minnesota Kings at the top, knowing his love for both teams, but Cleveland Cavaliers' fans might be a bit irked to see their club down at 23rd, behind sleepy teams like the Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets and the Memphis Grizzlies (Tony Allen's twitter notwithstanding: Hotter than fish grease right now!!).
23. Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving is pretty warm and fuzzy, but so long as Anderson Varejao and Antawn Jamison are playing prominent roles for this team, no one outside of Cleveland or Brazil can love them.
I mean, don't get me wrong, I don't love watching Jamison or Anthony Parker either. So, I take that into consideration. But, take it from me, all the cuties go gaga for Andy. They just love his curly hair and his internationalness.
Plus, there's a certain aesthetic to watching guys like Christian Eyenga and Samardo Samuels bounce around all willy nilly. One of our players' nicknames is Boobie. Luke Harangody is a big old teddy bear. And don't forget Omri Casspi.
Tom, I know the Cavaliers aren't anywhere near Rubio and his puffy paint-Trapper Keeper good looks, but they're certainly more cute and cuddly than Alec Burks and Jeremy Evans.