Found November 04, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
Full disclosure: I was asked to be part of Verizon Wireless Midwest Bloggers program. I have been provided with a wireless device and five months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product. The phone is the Motorola Razr M. At the end of the program I get to keep the phone.
Dan Gilbert himself broke the news via twitter that the Cavaliers were going to be launching a new app at the beginning of the season. The app has launched, but Gilbert is letting us know that improvements are in the plans-
“Answers to your @Cavs App questions: iPhone 5 optimization in Nov. iPad version coming late 2012. Game audio & FlashSeats not yet available.”
“Thank you @Cavs fans for your feedback. This is just version one of Cavs app. Many improvements and new features to come in next few months.”
I am fairly impressed with the functionality of the app. It gives you all the info you would imagine a team specific app would do. The home page has a countdown to the next tip-off right at the top, with all the relevant game information right off the bat.
There is a roster section, a stats section, the standings and full schedule which function as you’d like them to and contain what you would want from these sections.
You can also connect to the Cav Fanatic boards and the team shop through the app. Clicking these links basically connects you to their respective websites. There is no mobile version look or feel to these spots, and the app menu at the bottom of the screen disappears. Perhaps this will be changed in the future.
I am very interested to see Flash Seats added to the app. That will make this a slam dunk must-have app in my book.
I would also like to see a version of the NBA.com TV companion added to the app. I love having that open on my tablet while the game is on. Hopefully, Dan Gilbert is a WFNY reader.
The app is the best team specific app I’ve seen. Search for it on I-tunes and on the Google Play Store. It is a free app, and looks great on my Razr.
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Though all eyes were on Anderson Varejao when the NBA decided to crack down on players flopping, it is reserve point guard Donald Sloan who has been given the first warning by the league.
With 5.58 remaining in the fourth period of Cleveland’s game vs. Chicago (Nov. 2), Sloan of the Cavaliers committed a physical act that was considered a “flop” under the league’s new rule...
That's Donald Sloan of the Cleveland Cavaliers, with maybe the most hilarious flop I've ever seen. The arms up while spinning will be a great audition for the Cavs community theater production of The Sound of Music.
But as funny as it is, it's a no-no in today's NBA, even though it wasn't called. So Sloan got a little warning from the league as part...
(Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
It was a rough weekend for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as they dropped both of their games Friday and Saturday night.
The Cavaliers showed us two very different types of losses, though. Friday night against Chicago was a reprise of the song we heard so many times last season. The Cavaliers fell behind by 16 in the first quarter and...
Think about this: Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters are both 20 years old.
Then think about this: The Cavaliers could be 3-1 right now.
Then consider this: The Clippers were coming off a home loss to Golden State facing a very young Cavs team and back on their own floor.
Yet the Cavs won anyway, 108-101, in a fun and up-and-down game Monday that featured something resembling playoff...
About an hour west of Cleveland, Ohio exists the Millennium Force. Comprised of steal and dreams, it was the first roller coaster to exceed 300 feet in maximum height. Given it’s lakefront abode, it’s the kind of coaster that plasters bugs to the back of your throat if you choose to enjoy the thrills with your mouth agape; tears streaming across your temples is almost unavoidable...
The NBA is the best. Not only are they announcing which players are warned under their new flopping regulations, but they're even posting videos of the violations.
Minnesota Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donald Sloan were the first players caught for overreactions to physical play.
Barea was warned for flopping with ten minutes...
Last season, the Cleveland Cavaliers were apt to follow up a tough loss with another defeat. Things are slowly changing.
Rookie Dion Waiters hit seven 3-pointers in scoring 28 points and Kyrie Irving added 24 points in a 108-101 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night that snapped a two-game skid two nights after losing by three to Milwaukee.
Coach Byron Scott called...
This game looked like it was going to overtime. Kyrie Irving’s layup tied the game with 0.7 seconds left but Brandon Jennings nailed a 28 footer as time expired. This was a back-and-forth affair. The Cavs built an early lead, then blew it. The Bucks had a lead for awhile, but the Cavs fought back. There’s a few takaways from this game: 1) Kyrie Irving is REALLY good. 2) So is...
Last night the Cavaliers went to Los Angeles and shocked the Clippers. Well, it shocked me anyway. I’m easy to shock, I guess. From a fantasy perspetive let’s take a look at the minutes log for the 5 Non Lebrons last night. Kyrie Irving – 37, Dion Waiters - 32, Alonzo Gee – 34, Tristan Thompson 34, Anderson Varejao – 36, Tyler Zeller – 24. Nobody else had more than 20...
Upon further review....here are a few thoughts looking back on week one of the new Cavaliers campaign:
-Andy. Wow. 13,15, 4 and shooting 64%. We all had fun with the fact we were passing off Antawn Jamison and Anthony Parker as “veteran leaders” last year. I couldn’t imagine a player playing that role any better than a guy like Andy. Just relentless and a joy to...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Waiters sinks Clippers
It did not take long for Dion Waiters to find his footing in the NBA. After two years largely spent coming off the bench at Syracuse and being a change-of-pace guard, Waiters was selected with the fourth pick overall by the Cavaliers. He has stepped right...