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The Cleveland Cavaliers announced their final two roster spots, selecting Matthew Dellavedova and Henry Sims to fill the last openings on the 15-man roster for the 2013-14 season. Players let go were DeSagana Diop, Kenny Kadji, Jermaine Taylor, and Elliot Williams.
It was obvious one of these last spots was reserved for a big-man, due to the uncertainty the Cavaliers front court poses. This spot largely fell between Sims and Kadji, with Sims winning for what seemed to be his rebounding ability; he averaged about 6 and 6 this preseason. Kadji showed his potential, but his inconsistent shooting and lack of rebounding kept him off the roster.
The other spot was arguably between Dellavedova and Taylor. I can understand the Cavaliers going to Dellavedova, the former mid-major star. With Kyrie’s history of injuries and Jarrett Jack being the only other “real” point on the team (Dion Waiters has played point in the past; Jack is a combo guard), Matthew Dellavedova is smart and tough enough...
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The Cleveland Cavaliers open the 2013-2014 season tonight with the return of head coach Mike Brown. The Cavs split their preseason with a 4-4 record and they looked good at times. For those of you waiting to see Andrew Bynum play, you’ll have to wait a bit longer. According to coach Brown, Bynum has been practicing but he isn’t cleared to play in game time situations. The Cavs...
The Cavaliers tipped off the season Wednesday night against the Brooklyn Nets, and debuted the new intro video for the season.
You can watch it on Cavaliers.com here.
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Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum is not sure he will regain his explosiveness after missing all of last season because of injuries to both knees.
The 7-foot Bynum said before Monday night's game against Minnesota that he still feels pain in his knees, but hopes his minutes will increase as the season goes on. He hoped to play in both halves of the game, his third appearance of...
Andrew Bynum will reportedly debut tonight for the Cavaliers.
Sixers fans, I’ll pause while you punch a whole in your computer, or throw your smartphones away in anger.
Replaced your items? Good.
When Bynum steps on the court, he’ll have officially played more in Cleveland than he ever did with the Sixers.
Bynum earned over $16 million last year — just to hurt his knee and...
Pepsi Max started their Uncle Drew commercials by featuring Cleveland Cavaliers starting point guard Kyrie Irving as Uncle Drew. Last season, they added Minnesota Timberwolves superstar Kevin Love into the mix as Drew’s running mate, Wes. This season, Irving and the “old timers” got a little boost from two more surprise participants. Although Wes wasn’t anywhere to be found...
For those of you trying to track down Andrew Bynum’s first field goal as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, this is the exact post to see that highlight.
Check out the and-one opportunity for Andrew as he grabs a missed Alonzo Gee shot and puts it in the basket:
Kryie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers, is back with another episode of Uncle Drew. Now I don’t know if the title of this series is actually called “Uncle Drew”, but that’s what I call it. I think it’s called Pepsi Max…Max series of Max…or some confusing combination of those words. It really doesn’t matter what combination of words Pepsi chose to get their brand...
No. 2: Will Cavs young backcourt be as good as we want them to be?
Mike Brown is asking Kyrie Irving to play defense and by all accounts, Irving is more than willing to get his hands dirty. If this team is going to defend their way to the playoffs, a lot of that burden is going to be on Irving and his backcourt buddy, Dion Waiters.
Both of these guys excel with the...
No. 3: The pieces are there, but how improved will the Cavs bench be in 2013-14?
Last season, the Cleveland Cavaliers entered opening night with a second unit comprised of C.J. Miles, Luke Walton, Samardo Samuels and Tyler Zeller before later adding Shaun Livingston. This year, along with Miles and Zeller, the names now include Jarrett Jack, Alonzo Gee and No. 1 overall...
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has already had one superstar leave under his watch. He doesn't want it to happen again.
Gilbert said Wednesday night that he hopes to keep All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving around for his entire NBA career.
Unable to re-sign LeBron James to another contract in 2010, Gilbert said before Cleveland's home opener against the Brooklyn Nets that the...
Andrew Bynum made history after participating in his first full court five on five with the Cleveland Cavaliers according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown says Bynum hasn’t been cleared to play, or take part in a full practice.
“There’s parts of the practice they don’t want him to do,” Brown said, referring to the team’s...
Dan Gilbert is already declaring that he will do whatever it takes for the Cleveland Cavaliers to keep Kyrie Irving with the franchise for his entire career.
"It's still a little bit early, but we feel good about Kyrie being here for his entire career," Gilbert said before Wednesday's season opener. "We think we set up an environment and a culture that is conducive...
Barring any setbacks in pre game warmups, Cavs center Andrew Bynum, may see some game action on Wednesday night in the team’s season opener.
According to Jodie Valade of The Plain Dealer:
Cavaliers coach Mike Brown said 7-footer Andrew Bynum might play tonight against Brooklyn in the season-opener. Brown said Bynum wouldn’t start, but might play a few minutes provided he doesn’t...
2013-2014 Season Predictions
7th in Eastern Conference
Oh, hope springs eternal. I have no idea whatsoever. A lot depends on the team health (looking at you Mr. Bynum,), but more depends on the development of our diaper dandies, and that includes Young Kyrie too.
Another NBA season dawns later today and that’s a perfect time to reintroduce Uncle Drew to basketball fans. Cavaliers stud KYRIE IRVING reprises the role with two newcomers (Denver’s NATE ROBINSON and WNBA champion MAYA MOORE) as UD visits an underground jazz club in downtown Chicago to convince his old point guard “Lights” to re-live their glory days on the court…