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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)
The mid season rookie of the year had another strong week, averaging just over 21 points and 7 assists in 3 games, including a win against Indiana that snapped the Blazers’ 6 game losing streak. Lillard has received praise from the media, coaches, and even LeBron, but now we can add future hall of famer, Gary Payton to that list.
In an interview with Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk, Payton gave his endorsement of Lillard for Rookie of the Year. “I like ...
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After making a deal earlier in the week, trade winds are swirling once again regarding the Cavaliers. In Marc Stein’s Weekend Dime on ESPN.com, he talks of the possibility of the Cavs moving newly acquired Marreese Speights, Daniel Gibson, and Omri Casspi.
“Don’t be shocked if the Cavaliers decide to move Speights on again before the Feb. 21 deadline.
The Cavs obviously aren’t...
In the land of repurposed jerseys, Cleveland fans can feel free to dust off those of Jamario Moon, Darius Miles, JJ Hickson and Larry Hughes kits. Ealier this week when Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant somehow managed to turn Jon Leuer into power forward Marreese Speights, shooting guard Wayne Ellington and point guard Josh Selby as well as a first-round pick that...
Wow, that is the only word I can use to describe the shot I saw Kyrie Irving make to vault the Cleveland Cavaliers over the Toronto Raptors tonight. Irving lock and loaded to hit an unbelievable shot that put the Cleveland Cavaliers on top and that is the way the game ended. Irving has played some inspired basketball. Kyrie Irving had 32 points in the game and he single-handedly ...
Kyrie Irving in his second season has amassed high critical acclaim. Rookie of the year award, MVP in the rookie vs sophomore game, and now his first all star appearance.
Irving is a special talent no doubt, if he can avoid the injury bug, his ceiling is as high as any young star with potential.
However, what does this mean for the Cavs and their rebuilding strategy. The Cavs are...
When we last got together, I was pretty hard on Tyler Zeller for his poor defensive rebounding. This week, given the performance and news last night, it’s a must to further break down All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving’s second 40-point performance of the season.
Kyrie scored 40 while taking just 24 shots as he willed the young Cavaliers to victory over the veteran Celtics, a...
X-rays on the sprained right toe of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson proved negative following Saturday's game in Toronto against the Raptors, the team announced. Gibson suffered the injury in the second quarter of Saturday's game. The team said he will be re-examined and receive treatment when the Cavs return home to Cleveland at Cleveland Clinic Courts. His status...
The Cavaliers have assigned newly acquired guard Josh Selby to their Canton affiliate in the NBA Development League.
Selby joined the Cavs on Tuesday in the trade from Memphis along with center Marreese Speights, guard Wayne Ellington and a future first-round draft pick. Cleveland sent forward Jon Leuer to the Grizzlies.
Selby played in 10 games for the Grizzlies, averaging two...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kyrie Irving scored 35 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from a 20-point deficit in the third quarter to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-108 on Friday night.
Irving, voted an Eastern Conference reserve for next month's All-Star Game in Houston on Thursday, scored 16 points in the third quarter to help Cleveland get back in the game. He added eight points...
Kyrie Irving hits his 5th career game-winner to give the Cavaliers a 99-98 win over the Raptors Saturday night:
Felton in, Kidd out? Raymond goes through 4-on-4 scrimmage at Temple while Kidd back at Philly hotel with ailing back nyp.st/VctwOy
— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) January 25, 2013
Raymond Felton is most likely back in the line-up tomorrow night after 4 weeks out from a broken pinkie. His insertion into the Knicks rotation cannot come at a better moment. His penetration into...
You might not have been at the Renaissance Hotel located in downtown Cleveland last night, but five of us from Waiting For Next Year were there for you — Rick, Scott, TD, Jon Cole and I.
Earlier this morning, I shared with you some of the highlights in narrative form. But now it’s something a bit more.
Thus, courtesy of Jon Cole’s awesome photographic skills and our media...
TORONTO -- Kyrie Irving scored 32 points, including the winning 3-pointer in the final second, as the Cleveland Cavaliers came back to defeat the Toronto Raptors 99-98 Saturday before a crowd of 18,820 at Air Canada Centre. The Cavaliers, who trailed by as many as 11 points in the game, got 17 points off the bench by Marreese Speights and 14 points from Toronto native Tristan...
One in and one out at point guard for the New York Knicks. Raymond Felton is expected to return from his fractured pinkie injury Saturday, pending doctor's approval.
And, now, it sounds as if Jason Kidd might sit out with a back injury, according to Knicks beat writer Frank Isola.
Raymond Felton expected to play vs Sixers. Jason Kidd (back) may be held out
— Frank Isola...
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Indiana Pacers 100-80 on Wednesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.
Rookie Damian Lillard added 20 points and eight assists for the Blazers, who also stopped a four-game losing streak at home and avoided dropping five straight at the Rose Garden for the first time since 2006.
J.J. Hickson had 14 points...