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Jim Mone, Associated Press
Tonight the Cleveland Cavaliers (4-15, 13th in the East) travel to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves (8-9, 11th in the West). Once again this is another battle of two teams without their starting PGs. This is getting to be a theme for this season with the Cavaliers recently playing Memphis without Mike Conley and Chicago without Derrick Rose. Tonight they take on Minnesota without Ricky Rubio while Kyrie Irving remains out for the Cavaliers. Dion Waiters did not travel with the team and will also miss this game.
For this preview, we’re going to do something a little different. We were approached by John Flesta of the Wolves blog TimberPups.com to do a collaborative Q&A. John and Big Al from TimberPups answered 3 questions about the Wolves that I submitted and I answered 3 questions about the Cavaliers from John. Hope you enjoy the insight from some guys who follow the Wolves on a daily basis.
Cavs Question #1 for Andrew:
Since Kyrie Irving’s ...
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Cavs owner, Dan Gilbert, took to twitter this morning to comment on rebuilding, bitterness, and “the plan”.
“@pilotronics: @cavsdan what exactly are CAVS trying to accomplish?Curious” 18 months into rebuild. Short trm get our 2 scorers back playing
— Dan Gilbert (@cavsdan) December 8, 2012
@cavs fans,rebuild strted day we drfted KI, 18 short mnths ago.No options prior...
Kevin Jones dominated the D-League this season.
In five games he averaged 23.6 points and 12.6 rebounds on 53 percent shooting.
During the Cavaliers 91-73 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, he earned his way onto the NBA floor for the first time.
It's possible that Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters helped out by keeping a watchful eye on the baby he's been...
Ricky Rubio has not had much time to bond with his teammates on the court. He has had a lot of time to bond with them on the bench. Rubio has played one shortened season since leaving his Spanish team to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves. He blew out his knee toward the end of last season and is still rehabbing from the injury. Despite all this, Rubio is pretty happy in...
Anderson Varejao leads the NBA in rebounding at 15.4 per game. Hes recorded 10 straight double-doubles. Hes recorded 10 straight games of at least 15 rebounds.
More precisely, in the previous 10 games, Varejao is averaging 17.4 rebounds per game. In the Cavs four wins, hes at 18.8 rpg.
On top of that, Varejao is the Cavs top scorer (15.0 ppg) and arguably their best...
Anderson Varejao was everything I loved about basketball. He was hustle, he was emotion, he was heart. He was 36 minutes of controlled chaos, spinning a fury around opposing frontcourts.
But not anymore.
He’s now much, much more than that.
The Wild Thing is no longer a gimmicky role player, he’s the best center in the Eastern Conference and one of the best players in...
With the Cavaliers having two rookies playing prominent minutes, WFNY thought it would beneficial to see how the fresh meat around the league is faring in comparison with the Cavalier rookies. Each week, we’ll have NBA rookie power rankings where we’ll rack and stack the freshman class of the NBA. The rankings will be weighted with the most recent games carrying the most importance...
Rookie hazing isn’t uncommon in professional sports. Nevertheless, it’s pretty rare that you hear of a head coach leading the charge when it comes to hazing rookies. But that’s exactly what Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott is doing.
According to ESPN, Scott is hazing his rookies Dion Waiters, Tyler Zeller and Kevin Jones by making them carry around baby dolls and...
The Cavaliers have assigned forward Jon Leuer to the Canton Charge, the Cavs D-League affiliate.
Leuer is a 6-foot-10 forward who was signed by the Cavs prior to the season. He was waived by Houston in July.
Leuer has played in five games with the Cavs, compiling averages of 3.2 points and 2.0 rebounds.
The Cavs (4-15) are at Minnesota on Friday, before returning to Quicken Loans...
MINNEAPOLIS Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn made a rare speaking appearance at shootaround Friday morning, his intent being to quash trade rumors involving a reported deal that would send Nikola Pekovic and Derrick Williams to the Los Angeles Lakers for Pau Gasol. Reports of the deal, Kahn said, are completely false.Since almost the moment that Mike D...
Kyrie Irving won't be able to help. Rookie guard Dion Waiters wishes he could, but that doesn't look like it's going to happen.
Likely missing their top two scorers for a fourth consecutive game, the host Cavaliers will look to snap a four-game losing streak Saturday night when they face the Detroit Pistons for the second time in six days.
Out the last 10 games with...
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C Greg Monroe; PF Jason Maxiell; SF Tayshaun Prince; SG Kyle Singler; PG Brandon Knight. Coach: Lawrence Frank.
C Anderson Varejao; PF...
Maybe my title is a little bit of an exaggeration; Kevin Love scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. But Timberwolves puns are hard, so sue me.This game was both closer and not as close as the final score indicated. The Wolves led by four at halftime and trailed by just seven at the end of the third quarter. But the Celtics’ defense locked down in the 4th, stopping Minnesota...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Both teams were without key players -- Minnesota without Ricky Rubio, Cleveland without their starting backcourt. Together, Friday at Target Center, the Timberwolves and Cavaliers spent most of their 48 minutes together struggling to find a rhythm on offense. In the end, the Wolves finally figured it out. Especially Kevin Love, who shot better than 50 percent for...