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With the Cleveland Cavaliers struggling with a 9-30 record, good for second-worst in the league, there are very few bright spots to be seen. One being Kyrie Irving, a future superstar who’s making his case for being a top-3 point guard in just his second season in the NBA. Another is the performance of veteran center Anderson Varejao, although he’s been affected by a barrage of injuries lately. And then there’s Canadian-born Tristan Thompson, who’s been making a good enough impact on this squad to perhaps solidify his future with this team after being drafted fourth overall in the 2011 NBA Draft.
Thompson spent most of his rookie season finding his role with a young, inexperienced, and lowly Cavaliers team. In just 23.7 minutes a night, Thompson averaged 8.2 points a night, on 43.9% shooting from the field, noticeably low for a big man of his stature. 6’9″ and 225 pounds forms an ideal body for an NBA forward, and Thompson’s athleticism makes him all the more valuable physically. H...
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The whispers surrounding the worst kept secret amongst NBA circles are growing increasingly louder. While many fans wonder when the Cleveland Cavaliers will make a move to help win basketball games, it appears that the answer is the summer of 2014 when LeBron James can opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat. In his piece which was filed for the Sunday morning paper, Jason Lloyd...
They shared the ball well. They were able to make shots — they made a lot of shots tonight. We contested them. I think we did a pretty good job on the defensive end.
– Cleveland Cavaliers Dion Waiters, Tuesday night, after his team gave up a season-worst 124 points (on 51.2 percent shooting) in a loss to the Sacramento Kings. The Kings (14-24) score an average of 97.7 points...
When Dion Waiters has a night like this, it gives you hope.
Yes, the Cavaliers dumped a 124-118 decision to the host Sacramento Kings on Monday night. Yes, they treated defense like some sort of nasty shellfish allergy. And yes, the Cavs were swept by a team that has one eye on the door, as the franchise gears for a move out of town.
But Waiters, man, that was something else.
Video: Gee rocks the Staples Center rim
Could LeBron James return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014? The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the franchise is saving its cap space for a possible return of the king. The Ohio newspaper reports that the Cavs will likely sit tight at the trade deadline. From the Beacon Journal: Executives and agents around the league are convinced the Cavaliers won’t do anything to jeopardize...
If you did not stay up to see the Cavaliers take on the Los Angeles Lakers, we have you covered with the lone highlight. Cleveland Cavaliers high-flying forward Alonzo Gee provided Staples Center fans a put-back dunk against the hometown Lakers. Gee finished with 14 points, four rebounds, and three steals, but the Cavaliers would...
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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott believes that Kyrie Irving has a chance to become the NBA’s best floor general. However, the prequisiste is for him to pick up the phone according to Bryon Scott. Scott is pushing Irving to connect with CP3 next summer, figuring it could only help push Kyrie’s game to the next level if he worked out with Paul.
“It was much pleasanter at home, when one wasn’t always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and rabbits. I almost wish I hadn’t gone down the rabbit-hole – and yet – and yet – it’s rather curious, you know, this sort of life!”
– Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Following NBA trade rumors often feels like a journey down Alice’s infamous...
LeBron James is set to be a free agent in 2014, and there's talk of the Cleveland Cavaliers making cap room available to pursue him. The Decision 2.0 maybe?The post LeBron James, Kyrie Irving And The Potential Of The 2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
LeBron James was drafted first overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the summer of 2010, he took his talents and hairline onto ESPN for “The Decision”. The self-proclaimed “king” would then waste everyone’s time before finally saying that he was taking his talents to South [...]
A winnable game
Tough game Tuesday night vs. Denver. Here’s the Boxscore & Recap.
The Portland Trail Blazers are fighting for a playoff spot in a tough Western Conference, and when winnable games present themselves, Rip City has to take full advantage.
Matchup: Portland (20-18) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (9-31)
Venue: Rose Garden Arena
Time: 7:00 PM PT
Date: Wednesday, Jan....
LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers a hot mess. It was an ugly breakup, with fans burning his jersey and the owner Dan Gilbert going on a rant saying that the Cavs would win a title before the "so-called King" would. Meanwhile James was in South Beach predicting multiple titles.
Even though the chances are remote, James left the door open for a possible return...
As far as this season goes, the Cavaliers are a mystery from night to night and not a team you can pick to win. When they put four quarters together, theyre actually pretty enjoyable and have a chance against anyone. But that happens about twice a month. Otherwise, they need to rely on their opponent not playing well. Tonight, theyre playing a similar team in the Kings...