Found January 19, 2013 on Stepien Rules:
Jeff Goodman from reported earlier this week that the Boston Celtics, San Anonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers have expressed interest in free agent center Greg Oden. If I'm Chris Grant, I'm probably thinking the same thing those other GM's are.  Why not?  Oden hasn't played a game since December 5, 2009 because of his inability to stay healthy. In all, he's played a total of one NBA season. He's clearly fresh. And he’s young, as he will turn only 25 in a few days. Really, what do the Cavs have to lose in taking a chance on Oden? Lets be honest, this is a lost season and I would much rather watch Oden than the likes of Kevin Jones, Jon Leuer and Luke Walton. But I also know what kinds of risk come with Oden. If he can stay on the court, which he hasn’t been able to do, he has been pretty effective. In the 2009-2010 season, his last time healthy, Oden played in 21 games for Portland. He averaged 24 minutes per, with 11.1...

Is It Time For The Cleveland Cavaliers To Fire Byron Scott?

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost another game last night and the team is now 10-32 on the season. Byron Scott is the only coach that has not been fired by a Major Cleveland Franchise this season. The Browns fired Shurmur, the Indians fired Acta and Scott remains at the helm of a losing NBA franchise. The Cleveland Cavaliers are the second worse team in the NBA just ahead of Washington...

Cavaliers Film Room: Tyler Zeller’s Defensive Rebounding

When we were last in the film room, I preached about the Cavaliers’ need to force turnovers, increase the pace, and run more as a recipe for success. Today, we’re going to look at how the Cavaliers’ rookie center Tyler Zeller has been faring in the absence of Anderson Varejao. It’s no secret that Anderson Varejao was the team’s most valuable rebounder and defender, but...

Halfway Home: Cavaliers’ Stats And Trends

The 10-32 Cleveland Cavaliers are one game past halfway through their second season of the Kyrie Irving era, and not a whole heck of a lot has gone right on the court in terms of generating wins and sustaining success. Let’s dig into some of the advanced metrics that might give us a clue as to what ails the Cavaliers. As I further researched the finer statistics, it became clear...

POTD 1/19/13: Dion Waiters on Derrick Favors

Currently averaging just a smidgeon under 15 PPG, Dion Waiters is the NBA’s second-leading scorer amongst rookies.  As remarkable as that may seem, the fourth-overall pick is taking nearly as many shots as he’s scoring points — 14.3 to 14.8 — which has led to a fair amount of justifiable criticism.  Personally, I can see both sides of the Dion Waiters argument.  On one...

Box Score: Jazz 109, Cavaliers 98

You don’t defend, you don’t win. That sums it up for the Cavaliers who once again allowed 50+% shooting as the Jazz were led by Randy Foye’s 20 point effort as they distanced themselves from the Cavaliers in their second half in a 109-98 victory in EnergySolutions Arena. An under the weather Dion Waiters led the wine and gold with 23 points, including 10-of-12 from the free...

NBA Rookie Rankings: Career nights for rookie swingmen

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...

Dion Waiters throws down nasty slam dunk against Jazz (Video)

One of the NBA rookies that many people don't talk about is Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters but he has put together one solid rookie performance.During Saturday night's game against the Utah Jazz, Waiters found a seam to attack and went to the rack to throw down a nasty dunk:
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