Found October 08, 2012 on Fox Sports Ohio:
CLEVELAND -- Kyrie Irving coming off the bench in the preseason is so last year. This year, Cavaliers fans are more concerned with the fact Dion Waiters, the No. 4 overall draft pick, did not start Mondays preseason opener vs. Montepaschi Siena. He may not start in Tuesdays preseason game in Canton, either.Instead, the honor will go to another newcomer -- free-agent pickup C.J. Miles, a veteran of six NBA seasons (all with Utah).I just felt C.J. comes in with a little more experience, hes a guy whos played in a ton of games. He fits in well with what were doing, Cavs coach Byron Scott said prior to tipoff at Quicken Loans Arena.Its the same thing I said about Kyrie last year. Dion has to earn it. Simple as that.It ended up OK for Irving. He was named 2011-12 NBA rookie of the year. But before that, he caddied for Ramon Sessions in the Cavs two preseason games.By opening night, Irving was the starter, and the same could happen with Waiters.Its a possibility, Scott said. We have three...

Scott sends stern message after Cavs' loss

CANTON, Ohio -- Dion Waiters had a lousy night, that much we know. But perhaps Cavaliers fans should relax. Not to make excuses, but he was playing in his first back-to-back a week into his NBA career. The result: Two points on 1-for-7 shooting in a 97-80 preseason loss to Milwaukee at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. OK, maybe that is an excuse. But its a decent one, dont you...

Dion Waiters speaks on learning to be more patient following preseason loss to Bucks

Dion Waiters finished his first preseason game against NBA competition 1 of 7 from the field. He totaled two points, three assists, and four turnovers in 14 minutes. Byron Scott said after the game that he eventually pulled Waiters with 10 minute to go for what he called "a lack of focus". Prior to leaving the Canton Civic Arena last night, I spoke with the Cavaliers rookie...

Scott: Waiters Must Learn To Play Off Ball

Byron Scott wants Dion Waiters to work off the ball for the Cavaliers.

Bloguin and Out: Waiters for Rookie of the Year?

Each week at around this time, we will point to you to what the various blogs on the Bloguin network are saying about their teams. Be sure to check out all the great blogs for more in depth coverage of your favorite team! When Cleveland selected Dion Waiters with the fourth overall pick in the draft, it raised some eyebrows. Waiters had his issues at Syracuse and no one was quite...

Irving scores 10 in Cleveland's 91-85 win

Kyrie Irving, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, scored 10 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated Italy's Montepaschi Siena 91-85 in their preseason opener Monday night. Samardo Samuels led Cleveland with 14 points and Donald Sloan added 13. The Cavaliers had six players score in double figures. Bobby Brown scored a game-high 22 points for Siena while Matt Janning added...

Cavs Report: Preseason starts with D

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- What should we expect from the Cavaliers' in the preseason opener? Well, not a whole lot. Not unless you think watching guys fighting for a roster spot is a good time. That's pretty much the story as the Cavs prepare to take on Italian club Montepaschi Siena on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena. They immediately follow with their second preseason game...

Kyrie Irving Crosses Defender, Hits Tristan Thompson For The Slam

You reach, guy with the funny hair, and Kyrie Irving will teach! As for Tristan Thompson, he’ll be sure to finish the highlight by throwing down with the utmost authority.Considering Irving’s incredible ability to break defenders down, I can totally see he and Tristan Thompson becoming one of the most exciting guard-forward combos in the league. More importantly, I can also...

Cavs Report: Pluses emerge from scrimmage

CLEVELAND -- You cant put too much stock in a scrimmage, particularly one that involves only your own teammates. But if youre talking about scrimmages played in front of the public, such as the Cavaliers Wine & Gold exhibition Saturday at Quicken Loans Arena, you could do worse. In fact, this one was closer to an actual game than in seasons past, with youngsters such as Kyrie...

Jennings gets defensive test right off the bat

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. Milwaukee Bucks coach Scott Skiles was brutally honest Monday when asked about the Bucks' challenge of guarding second-year Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving, who Milwaukee will see tomorrow night in its preseason opener. He hasn't forgotten how that task went last season. "We had a terribly difficult time with Irving last year," Skiles said...

Video: Tristan Thompson with the monster slam on Siena

Tweet Last season, the Cleveland Cavaliers drafted both Kyrie Irving (1st) and Tristan Thompson (4th) in the top-five of the NBA draft to be their dynamic duo for years to come. The combination showed some promise in their first season, with Irving winning Rookie of the Year honors after averaging 18.5 ppg and 5.4 apg, [...]

Team Gold Dominates Team Wine, 54-44

Your 2012-13 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland fans got their first look at the 2012-13 Cavaliers and I would say results were mixed. At best. The winning squad, Team Gold, shot 40% from the field and 28% from behind the arc. Yeesh. The losing team? They shot 33% from the floor and 27% from downtown. Sure, you had your requisite Good Things and Bad Things but I’m not sure how much...

NBA Team Previews Power Rankings Countdown: #27 Cleveland Cavaliers

Group 2: The Cellar Dwellers27.  Cleveland CavaliersI.Last Season in Review:Kyrie Irving is really good.  He’s not top 22 in the league good like our jump the gun on every respectable young prospect friends at ESPN have him.  But he’s damn good, to the extent that it makes illuminating Cleveland’s ineptitude last season that much easier. Kyrie posted some WoW offensive...
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