Found August 17, 2013 on
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By Wade Foley
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been receiving some positive feedback from ESPN lately, which is a welcomed change from the past three seasons. First, ESPN predicted the Cavs to make the playoffs this season as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 39-43. While this writer believes the Cavs will accrue more than 39 wins this season, that’s still quite an improvement over the 24 wins from last season. The Cavs’ record and ability to reach the playoffs this season will also strongly hinge on their injuries, or lack thereof.
Soon after that, ESPN statistical analyst Bradley Doolittle said that the Cavs are the most improved team heading into the new season. He acknowledged that the Cavs would have improved even if they didn’t bring in any new talent due to the young, developing core from last season. He then added that Anthony Bennett, Jarrett Jack, Andrew Bynum, Earl Clark and the return of Anderson Varejao would greatly improve the roster...
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A feature part of Friday night’s Jamal Crawford Pro-Am in Seattle, Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving not only showcased his NBA best handles, but showed that he can, when provided the space, throw down with his left hand. [Related: While We’re Waiting… Tribe falls, Weeden waits and Kyrie’s killer crossover]
At times last year, Jarrett Jack was the best guard on the floor for the Warriors, even when sharing it with Steph Curry. Other times, like in the second round against the Spurs, Jack’s presence on the court hurt the Warriors; poor shot selection and subpar defense from Jack saw some Golden State leads dwindle.
So, what does this mean for the Cavaliers and their new signee?
The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to build something special around point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving’s game is not normal. This video from Jamal Crawford’s Pro AM displays Irving's next level ability.
It is also why Irving will be able to command a $80 million max deal from the Cavaliers after this season is in the wind.
Suggestive rumors have also floated on the airwaves...
Cleveland Cavaliers: Why the Cavaliers Will Make the Playoffs
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff…
* Note: The Heat, Pacers, Bulls, Knicks and Nets are all givens to make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, but the other three spots are up for grabs and here is a prediction that the Cavaliers are one of those teams.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will make the playoffs...
Chris Grant is more than pleased by Andrew Bynum’s commitment to rehabilitation and conditioning.
Bynum is recovering from a series of knee problems that forced him to miss the entire 2012-13 season.
"I have absolutely been blown away by his approach," Grant said. "Literally, [from] the day we signed him, the next day he was here and he has been here every day but...
When Kyrie Irving was at Duke the fan base knew they had something special; they just wish they got to see him in uniform a bit more (darn injuries and NBA). Folks in Cleveland know all too well how amazing the youngster is, but thanks to the rest of the team not being so hot the Cavaliers do not get a lot of national attention.
Which leaves events like...
That Kyrie Irving fellow from the Cavaliers, he’s pretty good.
The Jamal Crawford/Seattle Pro Am is behind the Drew League when it comes to this summer’s best summer league action. The Seattle Pro-Am has had special guest like Tyreke Evans, and Kevin Durant visit so far this summer.
Saturday Clippers star Blake Griffin is expected to pay a visit as well.
Friday night it was all...
Kyrie Irving has quickly grown on me as a player, and it’s all because of his sick moves. The Cleveland Cavaliers point guard put on an absolute show over NBA All-Star Weekend last season, winning the 3-point competition and then embarrassing Brandon Knight in the Rising Stars Challenge. He won Rookie of the Year after […]
Cleveland Cavaliers: Why Anthony Bennett Can win Rookie of the Year
By Brandon Hartman:
Shocker Alert: The first overall pick from this year’s draft, Anthony Bennett, has a good chance of being named 2014’s Rookie of the Year. Yes, stop the presses, I just went and predicted that. Common sense would assume that the player picked before all others would have the inside track to...
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving absolutely takes this defender to the woodshed with a sick cross over during the Jamal Crawford Pro-Am in Seattle.
Nick “Swaggy P” Young is known around the NBA for his apparent fashion sense, so SportsNation recently caught up with the new Laker and asked him to analyze the outfits of players such as Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.
Young even touched on Andrew Bynum’s crazy hair; the swingman saw Drew’s hair evolve first-hand last season when they were...
There are few NBA players that have a killer crossover like Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving and during an appearance at the Jamal Crawford Pro-Am in Seattle this weekend, his crossover skills were on full display.
Watch as Irving breaks a couple of ankles on two incredible crossovers in the same game:
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Ubaldo took a no-no into the 6th. And then was immediately pulled when he gave up...