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Disrespectful. A late-May, one-word re-tweet from the account of Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters was all it would take for fans of the Wine and Gold to have pause when considering the upcoming NBA Draft, set to kick off one week from Thursday.
The response was in regard to a local media member insinuating that Waiters should be the Cavaliers’ sixth man in the coming seasons. Thinking is that Waiters played the sixth man role well during his time at Syracuse and other NBA teams have thrived with a sixth man who would be good enough to start, but provide balance with their respective squad’s reserve unit. With the poster boy of this role being James Harden during his days in Oklahoma City, we discussed this very idea during the onset of Waiters’ rookie year. During his limited time as a reserve for Byron Scott, Waiters saw improvement in his shooting percentage—both from the floor and the line, shot selection, and, thus, points per game. His first game off of the bench...
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The Cleveland Cavaliers will once again participate in the Las Vegas Summer League. This year the league will be run a bit differently. Each team will have three ‘preliminary’ games in order to be seeded in the first Summer League tournament. The Cavs three preliminary games are-
Friday, July 12 vs. LA Lakers 8 p.m. EST COX Pavilion
Sunday, July 14 vs. Memphis 8 p.m. EST COX...
Why the Cleveland Cavaliers and Two Others Should Trade Down In Draft
By: Krithic Annamalai- Hoopstuff Contriubtor
The 2013 NBA Draft is right around the corner and smart owners know that building through the draft is the most efficient way of assembling a winning roster in the NBA. NBA teams can select players based on their roster needs and gain young talent for a lot less money...
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Dallas Mavericks are reportedly in talks surrounding a deal that would allow the Cavs to move up from No. 19 to No. 13.
Dallas pick is available and Cavs appear to have parameters of a deal in place to move up from 19 for it. Target is Sergey Karasev.
— Probasketballdraft (@Probballdraft) June 20, 2013
The Cavaliers, currently owners of the Nos. 1,...
As much as we’d all like to just go on with our lives and ignore anything coming from Miami or Bristol, Connecticut about the Heat and LeBron James, it seems we can’t get away from it.
Today the Mayor of Akron decided to open his mouth and speak out of ignorance-
“One day after James won his second consecutive NBA title for the Miami Heat, Plusquellic spoke candidly from his...
Last month, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was spotted shooting hoops with Cisco SVP Rob Soderbery at a corporate event in Las Vegas.
On June 12, a video featuring Irving making a "power assist" for the Fortune 500 company he's now representing was released. I didn't see it myself until yesterday, though, when Irving tweeted it out.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly exploring a trade with the Boston Celtics that would net them future Hall of Fame small forward Paul Pierce.
Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio reports, while unable to confirm, that the Cavaliers would send the Celtics the 31st and 33rd selections in the 2013 NBA Draft in return for Pierce. The Milwaukee Bucks have also expressed interest in Pierce...
CHARLOTTSVILLE, Va. — It’s still early in the recruiting process for 2015 guard Isaiah Briscoe, but in many ways, he’s been ready for this period for quite some time. Briscoe watched his cousin, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, go through the process just a few years ago before committing to play for Duke. “We have [...]The post 2015 five-star guard Isaiah Briscoe...
Amazingly enough I hadn’t caught up with Brendan Bowers on the podcast since I relaunched it. So, today I finally did. We talked about the game seven happening tonight in Miami. We talked about the draft and what the Cavaliers should really be focused on as they head into 2013/14.
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ESPN reports former Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore looked lethargic and “struggled to keep up” in recent workouts with the Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic. Long considered a lazy and unmotivated ballplayer, the 20-year-old McLemore’s stock could plummet after receiving such negative reviews shortly before the draft. Averaging 15.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists over...
The Cleveland Cavaliers will reportedly play host to a slew of wing players on Wednesday. Andy Katz of ESPN reports that Chris Grant will hold a workout for Kansas’ Ben McLemore, Georgetown’s Otto Porter Jr., Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and San Diego State’s Jamaal Franklin.
Add a healthy Jamal Franklin to the mega workout in Cleveland Wednesday with Victor Oladipo, Ben McLemore...