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Dion Waiters, to this point is still shrouded in plenty of unknown. Certainly, the Cavaliers’ rookie shooting guard, selected fourth-overall in the most recent NBA Draft, came out of the gate swinging — 17 points on 6-of-14 from the floor and three steals — in the team’s Opening Night win over the Wizards. But save for the 28 minutes of play, not much of Waiters’ persona is common knowledge amongst Cleveland fans.
For my feature in the impending third edition of the Cavs Zine, I dissected Waiters’ passion more than his play. Yes, we have seen the highlight reels of Dion’s days at Syracuse, and read the glowing remarks from those who have somewhat of a vested interest in the player succeeding at the next level, but until Tuesday night, expectations surrounding Waiters were kept fairly low. Talks of question marks surrounding chemistry, the penchant for focusing on published mock drafts and instant grade-based analysis as a means to say that the Cavaliers “reached” with their selectio...
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Prior to the Cavaliers’ Opening Night tip-off on Tuesday night, team majority owner Dan Gilbert addressed the media to discuss the upcoming season. Given Gilbert’s notoriety, however, not every question revolved around the future as the fiery business man was asked to address the letter he penned following “The Decision,” wherein he guaranteed that his Cavaliers would win...
Annoying in a bad way? I would say that in a good way. Who said it? Man or woman? Did he ever play the game of basketball? I don’t think so. Saying that about Andy to me is a sign of respect. His game is annoying? I think it is for guys who have to guard him, yeah. You know you’re not going to get a day off. The shot goes up, he’s coming, both ends of the floor. So if I’m...
Kyrie Irving's first "Uncle Drew" commercial with Pepsi last year was a huge hit. Cavaliers fans and NBA fans across the country seem to love "Uncle Drew". The super sophomore now a 2nd edition of the hit commercial with Pepsi just as the NBA season tips off.
It also features Bill Russell and Kevin Love as "Wes".
The Cleveland Cavaliers were able to shed a little light into the people’s lives who lost power due to the hurricane that left them in the dark. Many Cavs fans were able to go to the Q to watch the return of their Cleveland Cavaliers as they kicked off their 2012-13 NBA Season and what a kick off to the new season it was. The Cavaliers beat the Washington Wizards by 10 points 94...
Tweet Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is a rising star in the NBA, as is Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star forward Kevin Love. The two got together for the second installment of Pepsi Max’s online series that casts Irving as “Uncle Drew”, an old-school baller with insane game. The video also features NBA legend Bill Russell: [...]
Were you able to snag Anderson Varejao, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, in your fantasy basketball draft to the laughter of your friends? If you did, your silliness paid off as Varejao made the history books with an incredible statline Tuesday night. It was his 23 rebounds — 12 offensive – and 9 assists that put [...]The post NBA Star Of The Night: Anderson Varejao appeared first...
Dan Gilbert can empathize with the decision made by the Thunder to trade James Harden before he hit free agency.
Previously on That NBA Lottery Pick, we featured a short film starring Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie dressing up in old man make-up as "Uncle Drew" and schooling some street ballers.In this clip, Uncle Drew invites help from old man name Wes who is really Timberwolves forward Kevin Love: (Courtesy of Pro Basketball Talk)
Opening night was a blast, but it failed to provide us with the regular season’s first Poster of the Day. Fortunately, this doesn’t mean the evening was completely devoid of spectacular aerial exploits. As the Heat put it to the Celtics, LeBron James could be found streaking through the lane and rising high above the rim. And, in Cleveland, Tristan Thompson helped Kyrie...
Dion Waiters (left): "Screw College, when I make the big leagues, I'll be starting on opening day."
Scoop Jardine: "Good one bud."
Scoop better believe it.
According to Rick Noland of the Chronicle Telegram, Dion Waiters will be in the Cavaliers starting line-up in the Cleveland Cavaliers season opener tonight against Washington, giving Waiters...
It was less than a year ago when Kyrie Irving made his forgettable Cavalier debut. Tonight, we saw what a difference experience and confidence made for Kyrie as the Cavaliers survived a Wizards 4th quarter run to come away with a big opening night win.
Dion Waiters had a stellar debut, making Cavs fans forget about most of their preseason worries. Waiters finished with 17 points...
You can watch this again, it's okay. I know you want to. Truth is, Kyrie Irving may act as well as he plays basketball. That's what I thought this morning as I watched Uncle Drew's second installment for the fifth time. [youtube]MLyvkBifQ3w[/youtube]Somehwere, Robert De Niro just gave Leondardo DiCaprio a high five in response to that pocket pass. Good to see Wes still...
VENUE: Quicken Loans Arena
TIP-OFF: 7:30 p.m.
TV: FOX Sports Ohio HD (Cavaliers Live pre-game, 7 p.m.)
RADIO: WTAM-1100 AM (7 p.m.)
Cavs vs. Bulls
C Anderson Varejao vs. Joakim Noah
F Tristan Thompson vs. Carlos Boozer
F Alonzo Gee vs. Luol Deng
G Dion Waiters vs. Richard Hamilton
G Kyrie Irving vs. Kirk Hinrich
COACHES: Byron Scott, Cavs; Tom Thibodeau...
With the season starting tonight, the WFNY gang answered some questions about the upcoming 82 games. We also asked Jack @WayneEmbrysKids to participate with us. Because he’s one of the cool kids on the twitters.
1. What will be the Cavaliers’ Win-loss record? How much does it mean in the scheme of things?
SCOTT: I’ve gone on record with my forecast of 27-55, which should slot...
It was an ugly, ugly game.
Well, that sure was discouraging.
I wasn’t expecting much from the Cavs on Friday night. While I enjoyed the Cavs opening night win against the Wizards, the Bulls are an entirely different basketball beast. The Bulls have veteran players who know what they’re doing on both ends of the floor. Chicago is patient on offense and they move the ball to...