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When a team drafts a player No. 1 overall, like the Cavaliers did with UNLV's Anthony Bennett, normally they find a way to get him on the floor. At first glance, it's going to be difficult for the 6-foot-7, 240-pounder to earn minutes at power forward.
There appears to be a logjam at power forward on the Cavs, with no less than six players who can play the position: Returning starter Tristan Thompson, Anderson Varejao, Kevin Jones, Earl Clark, Tyler Zeller and Bennett.
Varejao was the starting center when he injured his knee last season. He was replaced in the starting lineup by Zeller.
Cavs coach Mike Brown said he's devised a plan in order for Bennett to get minutes at power forward.
"He's a ‘4,'" Brown said in a telephone interview from Las Vegas. "That's where he's going to play for us. Way, way, way down the road, we might try him at ‘3.' Now, he's strictly a ‘4.' "
How is he going to get minutes at power forward?...
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Anthony Bennett, the Cleveland Cavaliers first-round selection in the recent NBA Draft, continues to recover from surgery to repair a torn labrum. Still, Cavs coach Mike Brown told Bob Finnan of The News-Herald that he expects the rookie to be ready to return by training camp.While Bennett is expected to be healthy, it will be interesting to see how Brown uses the big man and gets...
The Cavaliers’ Summer League team beat San Antonio in Las Vegas today 72-66 to advance in the 22 team Summer League Tournament.
Cleveland was led by Dion Waiters, who scored 27 points on a respectable 12-23 from the field. He did go 0-4 from behind the three point line. Tyler Zeller struggled offensively scoring a single point and gathering 5 rebounds in 20 minutes. He did pick...
While we don’t necessarily believe this and believe it has no foundation, there have been some Internet rumblings this morning about the potential of Kyrie Irving leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers. Thus, we wanted to share with you what has been happening. This is not our endorsement of said rumor and we hope to not lend any additional credence with this headline.
For the first time, the Las Vegas Summer League is holding a tournament. Each of the 22 teams played three preliminary games used for the purpose of seeding the tournament. The Cavaliers went 2-1 in those games and earned the 7th seed. From the league-
“The participating 22 teams have each completed three games since the summer classic tipped off on July 12. Based on the outcome...
Cleveland Cavaliers: Andrew Bynum Signing Grade
By Mike Elworth:
Contract: 2 years, 24 million, second year team option, 6 million guaranteed
Analysis: The Cavaliers just signed the second most talented center in the NBA, for just 6 million dollars guaranteed. Incredible. Andrew Bynum just missed the entire season, but two years ago, came off of an All Star appearance and looked...
Kyrie Irving is eligible for a contract extension next offseason with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but a rumor from Brandon Tierney of CBS Radio indicates there could be discord.
“I’ve heard from someone in the know… Kyrie Irving not long for Cleveland," said Tierney.
Irving responded to the statement on Twitter.
“I wish I knew ‘someone in the know’ for all my facts...
The Cavaliers lost their first Summer League game Monday to the New Orleans Pelicans. The Cavs (2-1) were paced by Dion Waiters who had 16 points on 5-16 shooting. Tyler Zeller had 15 points and 12 rebounds. Jermaine Taylor (D-League) added 10 points and was the only other Cavalier with more than 6.
The Cavaliers again started slow offensively again, but played decent defense down...
The Cleveland Cavaliers are slowly trying to put together the pieces of a lower seeded eastern conference playoff team.
The Cavs have already added Andrew Bynum, Earl Clark and Jarrett Jack, and now Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the team is considering making an amnesty waiver claim for the recently waived Miami Heat forward Mike Miller.
Y! Sources: Cleveland's considering...
A rule involving instant replay could have a big impact on the Cavaliers for next season. Instant replay can now be used to determine whether an a defensive player was in the restricted area of the paint. From the NBA League Office-
“Instant replay may now be used:
• When reviewing a block/charge play to determine whether the defender was inside or outside the restricted area...
Hopefully everyone got their binge drinking and hot dog
eating out of the way so we can get back to business. The summer has slowed down for the NBA with
players taking time off. A few more
signings are happening, mostly restricted free agents, but all of the big names
have signed already. We will take a look at a few of the stories happening this
past week and some opinions...
The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the San Antonio Spurs by a final score of 72-66 in Summer League play on Thursday.
Dion Waiters scored 27 points on 12-for-23 shooting and six rebounds.
Marcus Denmon scored 19 points, while Aron Baynes had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
The San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers battled Thursday with the victor earning the right to move on in the new Summer League tournament. After 40 minutes of play, a 27-point performance by Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters and a hard fought Spurs team that was missing its starting veteran point guard for the second half, the Spurs fell to the Cavaliers 72-66.
Spurs 2012 draftee...
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly considering placing a bid on Mike Miller who hit the amnesty waiver wire after the Heat waived him using the amnesty provision Tuesday. The 33-year-old averaged 4.8 points and 2.7 rebounds in 15 minutes per game for Miami this season – including 3.4 point and 1.9 rebounds in 17 postseason...
The Cleveland Cavaliers are considering bidding on Mike Miller on amnesty waivers.
The Miami Heat amnestied Miller on Tuesday to save on luxury tax payments.
Miller is owed $12.8 million over two seasons.
Miller is close friends with LeBron James, who the Cavaliers will pursue in 2014.
Cleveland Cavaliers No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett answered questions from the media on Tuesday at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
He said that Tristan Thompson was showing him around Cleveland last week and has been reaching out to help him make the transition to life in the NBA.
I later asked Bennett about where he sees himself fitting in on the floor alongside Thompson...