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Sergey Karasev, a Russian scorer picked by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 19 pick in last month’s draft, will be signed shortly and formally introduced to the Cleveland media early next week.
WFNY’s Scott Sargent was the first Cleveland news member with the report on Twitter today, although it appears other Russian basketball writers had reported the news earlier in the week (link).
Karasev, 19, has been playing for the Russia team in the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. He was named as the tournament’s best player following his team’s 81-74 championship victory over Australia. A Cavs press update shared the impressive efficiency of Karasev’s eight-game performance: 19.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 24.9 minutes per game.
The Cavaliers’ other two recent draft picks, UNLV forward Anthony Bennett (No. 1) and Arizona State wing Carrick Felix (No. 33), were introduced to the Cleveland media on June 28. However, only Felix has been playing for Cleveland’s Las Vegas Summer League team as Bennett continues his rehab from May shoulder surgery.
There had been some Internet murmurs earlier this week that perhaps Karasev wasn’t going to be joining the Cavaliers this upcoming season, instead continuing to play over in his native country. This news about his impending signing with the team and introduction to the media likely squashes those rumors, as the 6-foot-8, 200-lb. guard/forward was highly regarded entering the draft process. His performance at April’s Nike Hoop Summit in Portland led many draft observers to call him the most NBA-ready international player in the class.
[Related: 2013 NBA Draft: Cavaliers select Sergey Karasev with the 19th-overall pick]
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The Cavaliers’ Summer League team beat San Antonio in Las Vegas today 72-66 to advance in the 22 team Summer League Tournament.
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Andrew Bynum was introduced by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday with a handshake and a smile.
This is the second-consecutive year that Bynum has done this dance.
It is the second time that he has publicly stated that he will be healthy enough to play a full season of basketball.
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“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...
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived Kevin Jones and Chris Quinn.
Jones played in 32 games this past season for the Cavs, averaging 3.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in 10.5 minutes per game.
Quinn played in seven games for the Cavs, averaging 1.4 points and 1.3 assists in 11.3 minutes per game.
It feels so much like deja vu I as I sit and watch a city get euphoric over the signing of Andrew Bynum.
A year ago in Philadelphia, the sign and trade acquisition of Andrew Bynum had the city buzzing with thoughts of a dominant center, and a historic playoff run.
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He called questions...
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Not that the Cavs would ignore James should he opt out of his contract and become a free agent next summer. No team would.
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Bynum met with reporters...
Andrew Bynum is officially a member of the Cleveland
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“Instant replay may now be used:
• When reviewing a block/charge play to determine whether the defender was inside or outside the restricted area...
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Keep an eye behind him as Mike decides to videobomb him and praise him for his defense:
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Mike Brown interrupts Dion Waiters's post game interview to discuss Dion's defense. (NBA TV)
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