Found March 28, 2012 on Stepien Rules:
The Cavaliers have lost seven of their last eight games, including their fourth in a row on Tuesday in Philly. If you didn't watch that game last night, and even went so far as watching Cupcake Wars or something like that instead, I'm actually happy for you. You're better off. As are the Cavs better off too for going on this well-timed slide to end the season. What they needed to accomplish this year as a team and organization out on the floor has been accomplished. Now, for the last nineteen games of this year, no need to be a hero out there you guys.I hate tanking, I don't like anything about it, and I think that rooting for ping pong balls is shortsighted and cliche'. the same time...I'm not terribly excited about drafting Cody Zeller at eight or nine either, which is why I'm glad the Cavaliers are naturally tanking right now.  While I hate preconceived on-court tanking, I'm totally cool with natural tanking. It happens sometimes, especial...

Opposing Teams to Kyrie Irving: “No Paint for You!”

The tape may be out. Forty-two games in to his NBA career, opposing defenses are starting to clamp down on rookie point guard Kyrie Irving. The result, at least if we are using ‘win total’ as a guage, has not been pretty with the team dropping four straight contests — seven of their last eight — with the most recent being a double-digit loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. A...

Cavs C Anderson Varejao plans to play in London

Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao plans to play for Brazil in this summer's Olympics as long as he's fully recovered from a wrist injury. Varejao broke his right wrist on Feb. 11 in a game against Milwaukee. It's taken him longer to get back than expected, but the 6-foot-11 Varejao says he wants to play for Cleveland again in the final month of the season because '...

Cavaliers G Daniel Gibson has torn tendon

Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson has a torn tendon in his right foot and ankle and may miss the remainder of the season. Gibson initially hurt his ankle on March 19.against New Jersey. X-rays were negative, but the Cavs said Tuesday that Gibson's ankle has not progressed as expected. He underwent an MRI that revealed the torn tendon. The team said Gibson is undergoing further evaluation...

Cavs C Varejao plans to play in Olympics

Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao won't be lying on a Brazilian beach this summer. At least not until the Olympics are over. Cleveland's ever-hustling big man said he intends to play for his country at the London Games, assuming he's fully recovered from a broken wrist that has sidelined him nearly seven weeks. Varejao broke his right wrist on Feb. 10 in a game against...

Sloan, Harris get chance with Gibson out

Sloan, Harris get chance with Gibson out The Cavaliers will have to adjust to playing without guard Daniel Gibson for likely the rest of the season. Not that he was having a great season. Just the opposite. His trusty jump shot had abandoned him for much of the season.Backup guards Donald Sloan and Manny Harris have been forced into major minutes. Both of them have left observers... On bringing Antawn back next year

I wrote an article yesterday at in support of the very real possibility that the Cleveland Cavaliers could bring Antawn Jamison back next season once his $15 million contract expires at the end of this one. At a reasonable contract number, with Antawn coming off the bench, I not only think it makes some sense for this team moving forward, but I also think there'...

Box Score: Cavaliers 85, 76ers 103

One word review: Horrible. Nothing much else to say about this one. 19 assists to 18 turnovers for the Cavaliers compared to 25 assists to 10 turnovers for the Sixers. Right now, the Cavaliers are struggling to even be competitive in games. Cleveland Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/- Off Reb Ast TO Stl BS BA PF Pts K. Irving G 32:52 4-14 3-8 1-2 -13 0 4 7 5 2 1 0 2 12 A. Parker...

Cavaliers vs 76ers: Battle of the Post-All Star Break Blues

I’m not sure if there is such a thing as dog days of spring or not, but if there is, you could arguably say the Cleveland Cavaliers (17-29, 10th in the East) are there. The excitement of trade deadline has passed, the thought of the Cavaliers making the playoffs has long passed, injuries to Anderson Varejao and Daniel Gibson, along with the trade of Ramon Sessions has left the...

Varejao Hopes To Play For Brazil At London Games

Anderson Varejao is still recovering from a broken wrist.

Synergy Sports: Breaking down the Cavaliers per possession this season

Synergy Sports is a scouting tool used in the NBA to evaluate individual players and teams. The Synergy Sports system completely and thoroughly breaks down every possession, and play, in an exhaustive attempt to dictate tendencies and highlight who does what best, essentially. There's more to it than that, but those are the broad-strokes.In my downtime at Wednesday's game...

Box Score: Pistons 87, Cavaliers 75

That was….better? The Cavaliers at least defended better and Kyrie Irving was really aggressive in trying to top Brandon Knight. But beyond that, the Cavaliers offense was pretty horrible in this game and the Pistons more or less were able to just coast to victory. Alonzo Gee was simply destroyed by Tayshaun Prince in this game, and that’s really what set the tone for the rest...

Pistons-Cavaliers Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons are both rebuilding, and it's clear that their rookie point guards continue to provide excellent building blocks. Both seem to be slumping now. Kyrie Irving and Brandon Knight are the league's top rookie scorers and meet for the third time Wednesday night when the Cavaliers host the Pistons. Irving was chosen No. 1 by Cleveland...
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