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Kyrie sat down with David Jacoby of Grantland.com to give a little insight into his strategy for tonight’s 3-point shootout and his love for video games.
Tristan Thomspon joined InsideHoops.com for a brief interview on all-star weekend.
“Question: People when they evaluate you, they thought rebounding and energy is going to translate at the NBA level. You seem more comfortable out there this year. What’s been the biggest thing for you this year, as far as just raising your total game?
Thompson: Well, first of all, Anderson [Varejao], it’s sad with his injury and whatnot, but it gave usopportunity for guys, all our young guys to play. So with that being said, with the time and effort put in in the summertime, it’s paying dividends. Tyler is playing well, just putting the time and effort in every day; it’s showing on the court. And it’s showing people that the Cavaliers, what our young players are doing to get better.” [InsideHoops.com]
“Thereʼs an argument Iʼve seen made that you could deal him at the deadline but still try to sign him in free agency which I donʼt buy at all. Whatever pick you may get now would pale in comparison to getting a longer look at him in your jersey, playing alongside the young talent that youʼve assembled, before making that investment. I think in the end, this is a situation where Grant has a week to decide whether he envisions Marreese Speights as a key part of a contending team in the foreseeable future.” [Nagel/StepienRules]
“Meyer himself has been a part of that “Year 2” thing. You’ve heard it before. “Everywhere Meyer has been, the team has improved in its second season and blah, blah, blah…” It’s true. It’s not limited to Urban Meyer alone; there is often a jump in production in the second year after a coaching change.
Some of that is completing the conversion from one coach’s system to another. Some of it is a staff learning to use its personnel better and recruiting players specifically for the new offense and defense. And probably some of it is simply good fortune. But with Meyer, it has been a habit. He’s done it with every team he’s coached so far.
In the game we least enjoy talking about, Meyer won the BCS championship over Ohio State, wrapping up the 2006 college football season. It capped his second season in Gainesville. That night, he joined the likes of Tressel and Bob Stoops in winning a title in his second year at a school.” [Citro/ElevenWarriors]
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Brandon Knight is going to be hearing about this one for sometime. It looks like he's playing the shell game on the streets of New York except Kyrie left the shells at home and just used his dazzling handiwork instead. Poor guy--but in his defense this Kyrie Irving kid is pretty good.
Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal is reporting the Cavaliers will submit a proposal to bring the 2016 or 2017 NBA All-Star game to Cleveland.
Last week NBA Deputy Commissioner, Adam Silver, was in Cleveland exploring the possibility of bringing the NBA’s biggest and brightest stars to Northeast Ohio.
Silver met with Gilbert and his staff last Friday. One of the questions...
Kenneth Faried may have been the MVP of the Rising Stars challenge on Friday night, but it was the Cavaliers youngsters who stole the show. With four Cavaliers (Irving, Thompson, Waiters, and Zeller) in the game there was rarely a minute of action that went by where a Cavalier was not involved.
During a stretch in the middle of the first half, with all four Cavs on the floor, the...
With the Cavaliers having two rookies playing prominent minutes, WFNY thought it would beneficial to see how the fresh meat around the league is faring in comparison with the Cavalier rookies. Each week, we’ll have NBA rookie power rankings where we’ll rack and stack the freshman class of the NBA. The rankings will be weighted with the most recent games carrying the most importance...
We all know that the best part of watching the NBA Rising Stars game is the insane dunks that will happen during the exhibition.So far, the best jam came courtesy of Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Dion Waiters who took a nice feed off the backboard from Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker:
It was a coming out party for Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving. The sophomore left Brandon Knight on skates during the rising stars challenge and took the top spot in the “Footlocker Three-Point Shoot-Out.” Check the highlights:
From the mustache to the swag, I have an infinite amount of respect for Matt Bonner aka the Red Rocket.
But like I predicted on Cleveland.com's Sports Insider show with Glenn Moore on Wednesday, Kyrie Irving was just too much for Bonner in the three-point shootout.
The YouTube video—that will one day be what the '94 Mark Price shootout is for me to some kid in...
Second year Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving breaks Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight's ankles with a dirty crossover in the Rising Stars game last night. Check out the video below.
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As suspected by many leading up to this weekend’s festivities, Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh will start in the All-Star game in place of injured point guard Rajon Rondo.
Miami Heat head coach Eric Spolestra was given the final decision and chose one of his players over other point guards in Cleveland’ s Kyrie Irving and Philadelphia’s Jrue Holiday. Bosh will start alongside...
If you are familiar with me, you know about the hashtag I created – #NBAFree. Let me give you some background.
I grew up with the Cavs a close third to the Indians and Browns as my Cleveland sports loves. My father had season tickets at the old Richfield. I probably went to between 20-25 games a year on average from 1986-1993. I was a child of the Lenny Wilkens era. Prior to...
Kyrie Irving was featured in the 3-Point Contest on Saturday night, a skill he's not known much for in the league despite shooting 42% from beyond the arc. The men he was going up against were known for this and probably viewed as favorites for the event, namely San Antonio Spurs' Matt "Red Mamba" Bonner and New York Knicks' Steve Novak. These two reserves don...