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Currently averaging just a smidgeon under 15 PPG, Dion Waiters is the NBA’s second-leading scorer amongst rookies. As remarkable as that may seem, the fourth-overall pick is taking nearly as many shots as he’s scoring points — 14.3 to 14.8 — which has led to a fair amount of justifiable criticism. Personally, I can see both sides of the Dion Waiters argument. On one hand, it takes a certain degree of offensive ability to get 14 shots off each and every game. On the other hand, Waiters chooses to fire over four threes per contest despite his underwhelming accuracy (32.6%). Obviously, his shot selection could use a little refinement. That said, he was born in ’91 and plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Somebody has to shoot, right?
No matter your opinion of Waiters’ rookie season, I think there is one thing we can all agree on — the 22-year-old sure does has a tendency to find his way to the highlight reel. In his latest flash of brilliance, Waiters drove to the rack and finished with authority in the vicinity of Derrick Favors, one of the league’s best young shot blockers.
Well, that was certainly a high-percentage shot! Maybe start doing more of this, Dion.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers lost another game last night and the team is now 10-32 on the season. Byron Scott is the only coach that has not been fired by a Major Cleveland Franchise this season. The Browns fired Shurmur, the Indians fired Acta and Scott remains at the helm of a losing NBA franchise. The Cleveland Cavaliers are the second worse team in the NBA just ahead of Washington...
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The 6-foot-2 shooting guard has spent all seven NBA seasons with the Cavs and has been a regular contributor off the bench. At least, Gibson has until recently.
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will miss the rest of the season because of a blood clot in his lung.
The team said Monday that he is expected to fully recover but will need to take blood thinners for about three months. Varejao has been in the hospital since Thursday and will likely remain there for several more days of treatment.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that Anderson Varejao developed a blood clot Thursday and will miss the rest of the season. According to the NBA, the Cavs center recently developed a blood clot (small right lower lung pulmonary embolism) and was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic last Thursday (January 17th). He is currently being treated with blood thinners (anticoagulants...
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...
Cleveland Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao is out for the season after recently developing a blood clot, the team announced Monday. Varejao was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic on Thursday with a small right lower lung pulmonary embolism. He is expected to fully recover, but he is being treated with blood thinners. He will continue the treatment and be examined at the hospital...
Anderson Varejao's season is lost. The Cavs announced Monday that the center developed a blood clot in his lung and was admitted into the Cleveland Clinic last Thursday.
"He is being treated with blood thinners (anticoagulants) and is expected
to stay at the Clinic for several days, while undergoing treatment and
observation," the team's website reported...
The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Monday that they assigned forward Kevin Jones to the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League. Jones is averaging 1.9 points and 1.5 rebounds in 9.0 minutes over 15 games. In five games with the Charge this season, Jones is averaging 23.6 points, 12.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 41.0 minutes.
Anderson Varejao will need to remain on blood thinning medication for approximately three months.
Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will miss the rest of the
season because of a blood clot in his lung.
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...