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Oftentimes, teams improve themselves at the trade deadline. That was anything but the case for the Cavaliers.
They have an eye on the future, which is why they wanted a second first-round pick so desperately. They were forced to give up backup point guard Ramon Sessions in the five-player trade with the Los Angeles Lakers last Thursday.
The problem with that trade was they didn't have another player on the roster who was a pure point guard. They had Daniel Gibson waiting in the wings, but he's a combo guard. Yes, he can give you minutes at point guard, but he's a more natural shooting guard.
They signed D-League point guard Donald Sloan last Friday, and he was pressed into action on Monday at the Prudential Center. He scored 11 points, had three rebounds and one assist in the Cavs' 105-100 win over New Jersey.
Gibson suffered an ankle injury in the second half and had X-rays. He didn't return.
When starter Kyrie Irving got in foul trouble -- he ended with fi...
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Not a Tristan Thompson fan with the fourth-overall selection? Still one of the shrinking-by-the-day contingent of individuals who think the Cavaliers should have selected Derrick Williams and some other guard — Brandon Knight, Kemba Walker, Jimmer?? — with the fourt selection? Well, ESPN aims to make you feel in more silly than you already should.
In a revisionist redraft of...
The enigmatic era of Ryan Hollins’ career in Cleveland has come to an end. The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that they have officially waived the 27 year old center.
Hollins was acquired along with Ramon Sessions from the Minnesota Timberwolves in the Delonte West trade. An extremely athletic big man who was thought to be capable of running the open court, the Cavaliers had...
In what was his final contest as a teenager, Cavaliers rookie point guard Kyrie Irving may have compiled his most complete game as a professional. Already recording a handful of game-winning shots, including an ice-cold display at the free throw line against the World Champions, Irving fell just shy of a triple-double in Cleveland’s overtime loss to the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks...
Guh. The Cavaliers had this one won twice, but poor defense and timely shooting by the Hawks forced the game to overtime, and then cost the Cavs the game. Even still, the Cavaliers had a chance to win in the end, but Kyrie Irving’s jumper missed the mark and Gee wasn’t able to tip the ball in. Irving nearly had his first career triple double, falling a rebound and an assist short...
The Cavaliers have waived backup center Ryan Hollins, one day after rookie Tristan Thompson had his best game as a pro.
Hollins, who came to Cleveland in a 2010 trade with Minnesota, averaged 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game. The 7-footer made seven starts and played in 24 games this season.
Hollins' release comes one day after Thompson scored a season-high...
The Cleveland Cavaliers are a young team. Kyrie Irving is a rookie and many of the players on the team are still relatively new to the NBA. Young teams struggle and the crunched and rushed schedule has not helped anything.
Add the weight of sudden expectation makes things all the worse as the team comes to grips with its position in the standings. It is safe to say no one had the...
Ryan,I heard your departure from the Cavaliers was a mutual decision, and I just wanted to thank you for your role in that. It was time bro, and it takes a real man to be able to admit such things. I also appreciate you not showing off this season, ball hogging it up, or being out there worried about your own statistics too. If you had been, you might not have allowed Tristan Thompson...
This past Tuesday, a source close to Ryan Hollins told WFNY that the recently released center would “have a new home” after clearing waivers. Two days later, Hollins has in fact cleared waivers — no team wanted to be on the hook for the remainder of his $3 million player option — and it appears that a new home is indeed on the horizon.
Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England reports...
Tristan Thompson received a Cavs Zine Two last Tuesday, he most likely finished reading it this week, and then went for 27 points and 12 rebounds last night in New Jersey. There are no coincidences there, obviously. Nor is there any coincidence to the way that Tristan played just after being called out by Coach Byron Scott following the loss to the Hawks on Sunday either. Zaza Pachulia...
Celts will get Ryan Hollins if he clears waivers, according to source who may or may not have missed out on him (he wouldn't say).
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) March 21, 2012
Hey... remember that amazingly bad rebounder that's available? well, he may no longer be once he becomes a Celtic.
So the Celtics have problems with bench scoring and rebounding...
The Cavaliers have released 7-foot center Ryan Hollins.
The Globe's Gary Washburn wasted no time tweeting the Celtics will have interest.
Before you lobby for Hollins, check out John Hollinger's scouting report:
+ Lean, athletic big man who can run the floor and make spectacular dunks. + Poor shooter with no post game. Can make short runners. Loses cool easily.+...
Ryan Hollins cleared waivers at 2 pm today and reports are that the Celtics are working with him on a contract which could be completed as early as this afternoon. I'll let the tweets tell the rest of the story:
#CelticsTalk: In order to make room for Hollins, #Celtics expected to waive Chris Wilcox.
— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) March 22, 2012
Look for Ryan...
Ryan Hollins has averages of 3.7 points on .500 shooting and 2.3 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game in 24 games.