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With the Cavaliers having two rookies playing prominent minutes, WFNY thought it would beneficial to see how the fresh meat around the league is faring in comparison with the Cavalier rookies. Each week, we’ll have NBA rookie power rankings where we’ll rack and stack the freshman class of the NBA. The rankings will be weighted with the most recent games carrying the most importance, but the whole body of work will be taken into account. Great beards and great celebrations may also play a large factor.
1. Damian Lillard (Last Week: 1)
In my eyes the Rookie of the Year race is all but over. Unless Anthony Davis steals Damian Lillard’s basketball abilities Monstars’ style, the trophy will undoubtedly go to Lillard.
Lillard scored a career high 37 points last weekend against the Warriors and in doing so made it very clear that if you go under a ball screen, he will launch and drain a 3. Few tools of a guard’s game are more useful than the ability to shoot the 3 off of a high ball screen...
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When we were last in the film room, I preached about the Cavaliers’ need to force turnovers, increase the pace, and run more as a recipe for success. Today, we’re going to look at how the Cavaliers’ rookie center Tyler Zeller has been faring in the absence of Anderson Varejao. It’s no secret that Anderson Varejao was the team’s most valuable rebounder and defender, but...
The Cavaliers have played more games on the road so far this season than any other NBA team. Their record in those road games heading into last night’s game in Portland was 5-19. They had also lost the first three games of the current road trip, and had given up 237 points in those contests.
In other words, things weren’t looking very bright.
The Cavaliers came out hot however...
He is young, fast, and can apparently keep spinning in the lane for a basket.
Of course I am talking about Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving who showed last night versus the Blazers, he will twist and turn many times if he is determined to score a basket for his team.
Check out Kyrie putting rookie phenom Damian Lillard in the spin-cycle during last night's game.
You don’t defend, you don’t win. That sums it up for the Cavaliers who once again allowed 50+% shooting as the Jazz were led by Randy Foye’s 20 point effort as they distanced themselves from the Cavaliers in their second half in a 109-98 victory in EnergySolutions Arena. An under the weather Dion Waiters led the wine and gold with 23 points, including 10-of-12 from the free...
Wednesday night two of the NBA’s best young talent at the point guard position faced off against each other as the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trailblazers matched up in Portland. While CJ Watson guarded Lillard for most of the contest, Kyrie Irving dropped a sweet spin move on rookie-of-the-year candidate, Damien Lillard.
Kyrie ended the night with 31 points and 5 assists...
The best matchup Wednesday night, and perhaps the most underrated, was that of last season’s ROY, Kyrie Irving, and rookie point guard Damian Lillard. The Cleveland Cavaliers ended up defeating the Portland Trail Blazers, 93-88, and in the process Irving showed Lillard this delicious spin move that left Lillard perplexed.The post Kyrie Irving’s Spin Move Rattles Damian Lillard...
Jeff Goodman from CBSsports.com reported earlier this week that the Boston Celtics, San Anonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers have expressed interest in free agent center Greg Oden.
If I'm Chris Grant, I'm probably thinking the same thing those other GM's are.
Oden hasn't played a game since December 5, 2009 because of his inability...
BOSTON — On the surface, Anthony Davis seems to have a lot in common with a young Kevin Garnett. The lithe rookie for the New Orleans Hornets is just as freakishly athletic at 6-foot-10 as Garnett was as a 19-year-old for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1995. Just like a young Garnett, Davis’ potential is clear despite a mostly up-and-down rookie campaign.
Playing against Davis...
One of the NBA rookies that many people don't talk about is Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters but he has put together one solid rookie performance.During Saturday night's game against the Utah Jazz, Waiters found a seam to attack and went to the rack to throw down a nasty dunk:
From one athletic freak out of Chicago’s South Side to another, Kevin Garnett had high praise for Anthony Davis.
“That kid is long,” the aging Celtics superstar said of the Hornets rookie. “He makes me look like a midget, man. I was nothing like him. He’s a freak of nature. This kid’s going to be really good. He’s going to be really good.”
via Ben Rohrbach, WEEI.com
Looking for the block of Saturday night in the NBA? We here at That NBA Lottery Pick have tracked it down for you.Watch as New Orleans Hornets rookie Anthony Davis send a shot by Golden State's Richard Jefferson into the crowd with a volleyball swat: