Found November 10, 2012 on
Fox Sports Ohio:
Random thoughts following the Cavaliers 107-105 loss Friday night at Phoenix:
Hey, how about Chris Grant? Remember on draft day, when everyone was criticizing the Cavs general manager for reaching for Dion Waiters with the No. 4 overall pick? I sure do, because Im one of the dorks who wrote it. In fact, that's exactly what I wrote. I wrote Waiters was a reach. I was wrong. Because truth is, after two weeks, Waiters is a top-three rookie, probably top two (along with New Orleans Anthony Davis).
So lets give Grant some serious credit. While everyone was talking about Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bradley Beal or Harrison Barnes on draft night, Grant took a flyer on Waiters. We all had our doubts. But after Waiters scored 28 points in a win over the Clippers, then 23 vs. the Suns (on 9-for-13 shooting), its safe to say the kid has upside.
This isnt intended to trash Beal, Barnes or the others. This was a deep draft and those guys should all have fine careers. But the Cavs needed a ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Positive thoughts on the Cavaliers following their 106-91 loss at Oklahoma City on Sunday:
1. It's all good. Honest.
Yes, Im writing positive thoughts about the Cavs. No, Im not employed by the organization. Nor do I receive any special perks if I say only nice things about the team (nor should I). And anyone who reads my stuff regularly (that means you, mom) knows I can sometimes...
The Cavaliers were not able to sustain the fast start they got off to Friday night, falling to the Phoenix Suns 107-105. The Cavaliers jumped out to a 37-16 lead after the first quarter, but were outscored by the Suns every period there after. Dion Waiters led all Cavaliers in scoring with 23 points on 9-13 shooting from the floor. Not to be outmatched, Shannon Brown, the former...
While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at email@example.com.
“If the season ended tomorrow, the Cleveland Cavaliers would owe Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, Anderson Varejao, Dion Waiters, Tyler Zeller, and Alonzo Gee $28,079,120...
Time to look at the local media covering the CLEVELAND CAVALIERS Newspaper- The Plain Dealer is the city’s dominant newspaper. It’s online sports section is pretty basic. It does have a page dedicated to the Cavs (Twitter). Beat writerMary Schmitt Boyer (Twitter) have the Cavs covered. Columnists Terry Pluto (Twitter), Bud Shaw (Twitter), and Bill Livingston
Games like these are almost a guaranteed loss. The Cavaliers won at Oklahoma City last season, the Thunder are defending Western Conference champions, and they already lost to an East team (Atlanta) at home this year.
So, what do the Cavs have to play for?
Well, you still have to approach each game its winnable. And with the young Cavs, it probably is. At least, it...
(Photo: AP/Gus Ruelas)
Fresh meat. We all love it. Whether it’s the new guy at work, the new girl in your apartment complex, or the guy at the tailgate with the slab of baby-backs, everyone stares and starts asking questions fast.
“Is he here to fire someone?”
“Is she single?”
“Is there any way we can trade him three natural lights for those ribs?”
Once we get the information...
Kyrie Irving is the clear leader of the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he's going to need plenty of help moving forward if two of the team's big men miss considerable time.
With Anderson Varejao and first-round pick Tyler Zeller on the shelf, Cleveland continues its road trip Friday night against the Phoenix Suns in a matchup of two of the NBA's worst defensive teams.
Over the course of a less than impressive 1-4 start, Lakers fans have become increasingly dissatisfied with the team, and more vocal as well. While that is par for the course for sports fans anywhere, now it seems that some … Continue reading →
The OKC Thunder may not have James Harden, but they still packed more than enough punch. The Cavaliers played tough for three quarters in one of the NBA’s toughest venues, but Russell Westbrook’s barrage of buckets late in the third and early in the fourth proved to be too much as Westbrook’s 27 points led the Thunder’s 55% shooting effort as they pulled away from the Cavaliers...
The USA Today broke the story just after 1pm EST-
“Mike Brown has been fired by the Los Angeles Lakers, according to his agent Warren Legarie. The Lakers are off to a 1-4 start and will play Golden State tonight at the Staples Center.”
Brown has a career coaching record of 314-167 (.653).
[Related: NBA Rookie Ratings]