Found December 31, 2011 on
Waiting For Next Year:
Flashback to June 23rd, 2011 and yours truly watching the NBA Draft at my college house in Columbus. Knowing that Kyrie Irving was a near certainty and still basking in the warmth of our new point guard on board, the number four came as a shock to me. The pick: Tristan Thompson, the 6’9″ freshman power forward out of Texas. Admittedly, I had not researched Thompson nearly as much as other potential Cavalier selections leading up to the draft. I had my heart set on the seven-foot Lithuanian big Jonas Valanciunas, who Toronto took with the very next selection after the Cavs. Given the team’s structure at that time, I was not happy with the choice.
My biggest concern with the selection at the time was that we already had a young, talented power forward in J.J. Hickson. Adding Thompson immediately forced the Cavaliers hand to deal Hickson. With a lockout looming, that’s exactly what happened one week later under the gun when the Cavs sent J.J. to Sacramento for small forward Omri Casspi...
BEST OF MAXIM
19-year old point guard Kyrie Irving and 20-year old power forward Tristan Thompson are off to fast starts for the Cavs. Irving has not shot the ball too well (33.3%) as he is 7 of 21 from the floor, but, he is still playing solid overall basketball. Irving has played in 2 games (both starts) for the Cavs so far this year and he is averaging 23.0 minutes, 10.0 points, 3.5 rebounds...
The Cleveland Cavaliers opened their season with a loss then traveled to Detroit where coach Byron Scott show a resurrected Cavaliers team that was ready to play some solid defense and outplay the Pistons with ease. What team will Scott put on the floor tonight? Can Scott get his team to perform two games in a row with the same intensity they showed in Detroit? It sure would be nice...
The Cleveland Cavaliers (1-1) head into Indianapolis tonight to take on the Indiana Pacers (2-0). For the Cavaliers, this will be their first test against a very good basketball team. Looking to build their first win streak of the season, the Cavaliers will need to not only match the effort they gave against the Pistons, but they will have to likely play even better.
The Pacers are...
Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says he's optimistic about the future the NBA and his team after the end of the lockout.
Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says he's optimistic about the future the NBA and his team after the end of the lockout. Gilbert spoke prior to Sunday night's game against the New Jersey Nets. Gilbert says the Cavaliers were one of the teams that voted yes on the new agreement. He also said he was disappointed his email to commissioner David Stern protesting the proposed...
The Cavaliers only shot 38.6% from the floor and they were outrebounded 60-49 last night, so they probably got blown out right? Nope. That is because the Cavs played stellar defense in holding the Pacers to 38.3% shooting from the floor. The Cavs had the last shot in regulation, so they should have won this game, but Kyrie Irving’s shot barely missed, sending the game into...
CLEVELAND, Ohio: Daniel Gibson and the Cavaliers opened the new year with a near record-breaking shooting effort from behind the 3-point arc.The Cavaliers hit 16 long-range shots, one short of the franchise mark, on the way to a 98-82 win...
Cavs owner is happy with the direction of the team, believes fans will come back
Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers hope to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss when they entertain the reeling New Jersey Nets on New Year's Day.
CLEVELAND — Antawn Jamison scored 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers made 16 3-pointers in a 98-82 win over the Nets on Sunday.
Kyrie Irving, the No. 1 pick in the draft, had 13 points, four assists and four rebounds for Cleveland (2-2).
Deron Williams led New Jersey (1-4) with 16...
Antawn Jamison poured in a game-high 23 points and pulled down five rebounds, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 98-82 win over the New Jersey Nets at Quicken Loans Arena.
Jan 1, 6:00 PM | Quicken Loans Arena
New Jersey Nets vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds
The Cavaliers will try to pay off for their supporters on Sunday when they play host to the Nets at Quicken Loans Arena in NBA wagering action.
The Cavaliers currently sports a record of 1-2, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-1 ATS. The Nets are 1-3 and 2...
Dec 30, 7:00 PM | Conseco Fieldhouse
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Indiana Pacers Odds
Cleveland travels to Indiana on Friday, hoping to boost its 1-1 mark with a victory over the Pacers.
This season the Pacers are 2-0 overall and 2-0 ATS against the number, while the Cavaliers are 1-1 and 1-1 ATS. As for the totals, Indiana is 0-2 on the OU, and Cleveland is 2-0.
Antawn Jamison scored 23 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers made 16 3-pointers in a 98-82 win over the New Jersey Nets.