The Cavs and Their Need to Improve Pick and Roll Defense

The pick and roll is one of the most important elements of modern NBA offenses. Depending on who you talk to, the NBA has or has not been “a pick and roll league” over various stretches. But, like something as simple and commonplace as the play-action in football, it’s an elemental part of offense that virtually every team incorporates to some degree. The pick and roll is akin...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James Has Failed as Cleveland’s GM

​ At first glance, it seems pretty obvious: wouldn’t all 30 NBA teams move mountains in order to have LeBron James in their uniform? Well, probably. But there definitely is an identifiable downside to having the world’s best player on your team: the end of your bench gets filled up with ring-chasing veterans and James’ personal friends. It happened in 2010 in Miami...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jones providing extra spark off of Cavs bench

Over the course of his career, James Jones has always been a consummate professional. Whether it was embracing a starting role in his earlier days or coming off of the bench as a veteran presence, Jones has been consistent with his preparation. "This is a team sport," Jones said. "Roles and team dynamics change consistently. Every year there's 30 to 40 to 50 or so new players in...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs vs Nets Behind the Box Score: The Streak is Real

Cleveland Cavaliers (12-7) 110 Brooklyn Nets (8-11) 88 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter So far this season, the script for the Cleveland Cavaliers has been to jump out to a good start in the first quarter. Then, as the bench came in late in the first and into the second quarter, that’s when things get interesting. Against the Brooklyn...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

NBPA firing warning shots in advance of 2017 labor discussions

A few weeks back, we linked to a profile of Michele Roberts, the NBA players’ union executive director, which painted her as a no-******** firecracker who was ready to put the union on her back and lead them to greener pastures than they could ever imagine—the kind with commas and zeros and all kinds of presidents our past. “My past is littered with the bones of men who were...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James to Everyone: “RELAX”

The Cleveland Cavaliers are 1-3, and could have been winless if not for an overtime against the Chicago Bulls. Dion Waiters won’t pass. Kyrie Irving won’t pass. Kevin Love can’t play defense. Mike Miller and Shawn Marion don’t fit in. James Jones hasn’t played. Matthew Dellavedova is injured and could miss a month. LeBron has already had a confrontation with a two-time...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: season opener will be epic

If you are going to be in attendance at the season opener when the Cleveland Cavaliers face the New York Knicks, then you are in for a real treat. Thursday’s night season opener will be the hottest ticket for the Cavaliers in years. So many events will be taking place inside and outside of the Quicken Loans Arena. Different celebrities will be in attendance as well as hit makers...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA to Cavs, Heat: Don't use three-goggle gesture in Brazil

We often see NBA players celebrate making a three-point shot with a hand gesture referred to as "three-goggles." We won't, however, be seeing the "three-goggles" this weekend when the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Miami Heat in preseason action in Rio de Janeiro. Why? Because the gesture is off-limits in Brazil. It may sound strange, but it's true. To fans in the United States...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite rumors, nothing new on Ray Allen

Ray Allen remains a free agent and has not signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources told FOX Sports Ohio on Tuesday. Several Twitter reports stated Allen and the Cavs had reached an agreement, with one calling it a "done deal." But there remains no news and nothing official pertaining to Allen. Cavs general manager David Griffin admittedly has spoken with Allen's representatives...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Moving On Up: The Wine & Gold Scrimmage

When I walked into Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday night for the 2014 Wine and Gold Scrimmage, a remix of Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up” was playing in the concourse. Coincidence perhaps, but that song managed to capture everything those in attendance (and attempting to watch on Cavs.com) felt about this glimpse of the new Cavs: The tempo, the spirit, the fun. The Cavs are going...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

James Jones: The way you lead is you get out there and compete

I spoke with 2x NBA champion James Jones for my latest at SLAM Magazine. I asked Jones how he, as a veteran, is able to move past the spectacle of Cavs media day and help set the tone for training camp. He offered some valuable insight and description of both his approach, as well as his fellow championship free-agents Shawn Marion and Mike Miller. An excerpt of Jones’ quotes...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs Report: LeBron works with Kyrie, praises Waiters

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- More random observations and notes from Cavaliers training camp: 1. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Mike Miller and James Jones each took turns firing away at the same basket after practice Tuesday, with LeBron and Jones wearing mostly serious looks, and Irving and Miller smiling and slapping hands. The point? Actually, there isn't one. I just figured it'd be cool...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs Kicks: Media Day 2014

Sure, there are plenty of quotes to share and sound bites to parse, but another high point of annual Media Days in the NBA are good for are scoping out what the players plan on wearing on their feet come regular season. There were, per usual, your fair share of Nikes, but a few more PEs and private lines this time around thanks to the addition of LeBron James, Shawn Marion and Kevin...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs report: Top-notch shooters offer assists to LeBron, Love

A few observations on the first couple days of Cavaliers training camp: 1. Aside from the usual excitement over the fact LeBron James is on the team again, fans should be thrilled with the likes of Mike Miller and even James Jones. It's been a long, LONG time since anyone in Cleveland could nail perimeter shots like those two. 2. That much was evident on the first day of practice...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs Media Day 2014 Live Blog

LeBron James will be wearing a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey for the first time since 2010. Kyrie Irving will discuss his shiny new contract. Kevin Love and Mike Miller and James Jones will talk about their new teammates. It’s Cavs Media Day 2014, the day many have been waiting for since The Essay, and WFNY will be on location giving you all of the updates, notes, and quotes. It...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: Cavs sign free agent Lou Amundson

The Cleveland Cavaliers just keep adding free agents to their team this off-season. The Cavaliers have now signed power forward Lou Amundson. Amundson joins LeBron James, Mike Miller, Shawn Marion, and James Jones, as players signed through free agency this summer. The Cavaliers have done well this season by bringing in much-needed talent. They also were able to make a trade with...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs NBA 2K15 Player Rankings Leaked

Basketball-based video games in Cleveland are once again shaping up to be pretty fun. Not long ago, we gave you a look at the “Homecoming” video for LeBron James which is tucked away inside of NBA 2K15. Now, thanks to Cavs Nation, we allegedly have leaked player rankings for the entire Cleveland Cavaliers roster. LeBron James: 98 Kevin Love: 89 Kyrie Irving: 88 Dion Waiters...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA 2K15 Player Ratings Leaked for Cleveland Cavaliers

Ah, the age old-NBA 2K player rating system. It’s a time when players and fans alike receive a numerical value or “rating” for every single player in the NBA. Certain aspects such as layups, dunks, three-pointers, steals, and rebounding are measured and all taken into account when assigning this “player rating.” Every year, before the NBA 2K video game is even released...
Via Cavs Nation
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs Rumors: Eric Bledsoe Wants to Play With LeBron

They say the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. This age-old adage is certainly holding true in regards to King James himself and his new look Cleveland Cavaliers. After acquiring all-star Kevin Love, former Miami Heat sharp shooters Mike Miller and James Jones, it seems like any free agent worth clamoring about is ready to assist the King on his quest to bring the city of...
Via Cavs Nation
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs team age, Dion Waiters interview and quick sports takes … While We’re Waiting

Let’s talk about age. The Cavaliers are reportedly close to signing 36-year-old Shawn Marion. This is on top of the official signings of 34-year-old Mike Miller and 33-year-old James Jones. And the recent trade for 34-year-old Brendan Haywood. And the possible signing of 39-year-old Ray Allen. Suddenly, the Cavs look kinda old, no? Oh well. Boo hoo. Last season, the Cavs were the...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Miller, Jones more proof LeBron, Cavs aim to win big now

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Mike Miller and James Jones aren't NBA superstars, but they are veteran role players. And when you're talking about a team with LeBron James, veteran role players are pretty important. Miller and Jones were introduced to the media (and therefore, fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers) on Wednesday -- or about three weeks after everyone already knew the unrestricted...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James’ recruiting gets tangible

For weeks, Cleveland has heard about the recruiting efforts made by LeBron James, a guy who, just last week, met his new head coach for the first time since agreeing to terms with the Cavaliers on July 11. For weeks, James has reportedly been a part of the discussions surrounding Kevin Love joining him in his quest to bring a championship to the lakefront, if only on a player-to...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs officially sign Mike Miller and James Jones

The Cleveland Cavaliers have officially come to contract agreements with James Jones and Mike Miller. Both are former Heat team mates of LeBron James, and it didn’t take long for the two of them to hit the practice courts together. Cavs GM, David Griffin, made the announcement from Cleveland Clinic courts on Tuesday. Per league policy, terms of the contract were not released....
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers announce signing of Miller, Jones

The Cleveland Cavaliers made a pair of signings official Tuesday evening with the announcement veteran free agents Mike Miller and James Jones have joined the club. Both will be reunited with LeBron James, who played with them as a member of the Miami Heat and decided to return to the Cavaliers earlier this summer.  Miller will embark on his 15th season out of Florida this fall...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavaliers announce signing of Miller, Jones

The Cleveland Cavaliers made a pair of signings official Tuesday evening with the announcement veteran free agents Mike Miller and James Jones have joined the club. Both will be reunited with LeBron James, who played with them as a member of the Miami Heat and decided to return to the Cavaliers earlier this summer.  Miller will embark on his 15th season out of Florida this fall...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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