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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 stretch. In the third quarter, Cleveland held New Orleans to only 7 points. Unfortunately for Jamahl Mosely’s bunch, they were ice cold from the field. For the game the Cavaliers shot 37.5 percent. Dion Waiters was 1-6 in the final quarter.
The game was tied with a minute and a half left, but New Orleans’ Austin Rivers went right down the lane on consecutive possessions off of screens at the top of the lane. Perhaps that will be addressed in practice tomorrow.
Following the game, second round pick Carrick Felix wrote in his Summer League blog about his struggles to score-
“Right now, my shot’s not falling, but that’s OK. I just have to make sure I keep playing solid defense. I know I can shoot the three, I know I can play defense, and right now, that’s the biggest thing our team needs: defense and energy. So I’m just going to try to come out in the next couple games and bring that and see where it takes me.”
Felix was 2 for 8 on Monday and 2 for 7 on Sunday in the win against the Grizzlies. In the three games combined he is 9 for 24 and 2 for 8 from behind the three point line. He is a perfect 5 for 5 from the free throw line.
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The Cavaliers improved to 2-0 in Vegas Summer League action. Dion Waiters paced the Cavaliers who beat the Grizzlies 69-58 on Sunday.
Waiters rebounded from a terrible game one shooting performance to score 23 points on 7 for 17 shooting. Tyler Zeller added 11 points and 9 rebounds. Cory Higgins (Erie, D-League) also had 10 points for the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers play their third...
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...
I arrived in Las Vegas on Monday in time to catch the Cleveland Cavaliers engage the New Orleans Pelicans in a low-scoring summer league slugfest.
The Cavaliers ended up losing by four after two critical drives by Austin Rivers. Just prior to that, however, Carrick Felix knocked down a critical basket to tie things up at 60.
Around that same time, No. 1 overall pick Anthony...
The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies by a final score of 69-58 in Summer League play on Sunday.
Dion Waiters scored 23 points to go with four rebounds and four assists. Tyler Zeller had 11 points and nine rebounds.
Jack Cooley led the Grizzlies with 20 points and nine rebounds.
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...
New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Gordon’s 2012-13 season was largely limited by injuries. After missing the first 29 games of the campaign due to a patella tendon disorder and bone bruise in his knee, Gordon’s playing time was restricted through April. He then underwent ankle surgery soon after the season ended. Despite the injury issues, Gordon is excited about the coming season...
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...
Somebody out there really loves to see Anthony Davis block.
So much so that they took the time to put together a video of all 112 blocks from the New Orleans Pelicans power foward's rookie season.
If that wasn't enough Pelcians action, the man who put collected the clips, Andrew Smith, also uploaded a YouTube video of every Ryan Anderson 3-pointer made last season.
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...
While covering the Las Vegas Summer League, CSNNE's Jessica Camerato caught up with New Orleans Pelicans second year guard Austin Rivers, who's averaging 19.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3 assists through two games. Rivers had this to say about his father's departure from Boston:
Austin Rivers on Doc: "It was so tough for him to leave (the Celtics). It made him...
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.
The New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers by a final score of 66-62 in Summer League play on Monday.
Lance Thomas had 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Austin Rivers had 13 points on 5-for-12 shooting. Jeff Withey had five points, three rebounds and three blocks in 15 minutes of play.
Tyler Zeller had 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Cavaliers. Dion Waiters scored...
The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the New Orleans Pelicans by a final score of 69-61 in Summer League play on Sunday.
Dominique Jones scored 16 points to lead the Bucks, while Ish Smith had 11 points and four assists.
Brian Roberts scored 20 for the Pelicans and Austin Rivers added 15.