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With Cavaliers season expected to tip off in just four weeks, the Wine and Gold are receiving excellent returns on a pair of young post players. The Plain Dealer’s Terry Pluto has the scoop on Tristan Thompson and Samardo Samuels, two players who will have to see substantial improvement if this extremely young Cavaliers roster 1 is to progress from back-to-back lottery seasons.
“Tristan Thompson has spent more time at the practice facility than any Cavalier this summer,” writes Pluto. ”The goal for the 6-9 power forward is to average 10 rebounds and 10 to 12 points. He averaged 10.4 points and 7.5 rebounds in 28 starts last season — and they want that rebounding number to rise. He’s only 21.
“A year ago, Samardo Samuels arrived at camp close to 20 pounds overweight,” he continues. ”He has been at the facility often this season and is in excellent shape, say team sources. With Jamison gone to Lakers, power forward is wide open. Thompson is expected to start. The Cavs want four big ...
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Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has returned to the practice floor, playing five-on-five basketball for the first time since breaking his hand earlier this summer.
Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears reports that Irving, who sustained a broken hand when he slapped a padded wall at a high school gym during a practice with the Cavs’ summer league team on July 14, took part...
LeBron James has come and went from the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise, but the franchise is now focused on the future with Kyrie Irving at the helm; however, how did they do this off-season? Additions and Subtractions: Drafted Dion Waiters, Tyler Zeller; Re-signed Alonzo Gee; Signed Jeremy Pargo, Jon Leuer Lost Antawan Jamison, Manny Harris, Ryan [...]
With the NBA preseason only a few weeks away now, what could possibly be better than watching some fun highlights of Kyrie and company from last season?
Well, you’re just in luck this week. On Tuesday, NBA.com published its top 10 plays of the season for the Cavs. Enjoy, everyone.
[Related: #NBARank places Kyrie Irving as No. 22]
Back in August, Kyrie Irving told me that he would "be 150-percent by the start of the season". According to a Yahoo! report from Marc Spears this morning, he's right on track after breaking his hand earlier this summer.
"Kyrie Irving was back at the Cleveland Cavaliers' practice facility on Monday, playing in his first five-on-five scrimmage since breaking...