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THE 2013-14 STEPY AWARDS FOR WRITING AND BASKETBALL PLAYING

Welcome to the STEPY Awards for the Cavs 2013-14 season. The STEPY Awards were established to encourage, recognize and honor the best Cavaliers and the best Cleveland Cavalier mainstream and internet based writing of the season. The two most prestigious awards, the Chuck Heaton Cavs Writer of the Year Award for the best Cavaliers writer of the season and the Hal Lebovitz Award,...
Via Stepien Rules
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Dumars not interested in Cleveland Cavaliers GM job

The Cleveland Cavaliers currently employ David Griffin as their ‘acting’ general manager after the team decided to fire Chris Grant earlier this season. It’s not known if Griffin will continue on with the franchise once the calendar turns over on the 2014/15 season, but his job security may have just gotten a bit of a boost after former Detroit Pistons general manager Joe...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Review: Anthony Bennett, Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted Anthony Bennett with the first overall pick in last years NBA Draft, and there were many fans that were upset with the selection. Bennett certainly didn’t do anything to prove his doubters wrong in his rookie year, but he did do enough to show some fans what he is capable of after he matures and improves his game. With that being said, what was Bennett’s...
Via Sports-Glory
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Luol Deng says Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters ‘love' each other

Cavaliers forward Luol Deng keeps reading about how much Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters don’t care for each other. Some believe one of the talented guards must go. They can’t co-exist. Some contend they are almost mortal enemies. However, Deng saw no evidence of that behind closed doors in the locker room, players’ lounge or workout facility. “It’s a distraction,” he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Luol Deng Doesn’t Believe In The Irving-Waiters Feud Rumors: “They Love Each Other, They Can Play Together”

Will Irving and Waiters figure out how to play together next season?(Twitter/@CavsPulse) Heading into this NBA season, many believed the Cleveland Cavaliers would be a playoff team. Even with an extremely weak Eastern Conference, the Cavs fell one spot short in the standings, and missed the playoffs once again. Instead of building a reputation as an exciting young team with an explosive...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Report: Players support idea of another try

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Whenever you miss the playoffs, you set yourselves up for speculation. And it's not exactly a rumor that the Cavaliers face an offseason of potential change. How much change, exactly, remains to be seen. Those questions and more were on everyone's mind Thursday, as interim GM David Griffin and coach Mike Brown conducted exit interviews with the players...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dion Waiters is Waiting For Next Year

In his exit interview with the local media on Thursday morning, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters discussed the offseason and what the team’s goals are over the next 12 months. “I’ve never been to the playoffs,” said Waiters. “I’m very hungry. It’s why I play every game like it’s my last. Hopefully one day—next year. Next year, reaching the playoffs—that...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2013-14 Cleveland Cavaliers and the #seasonofhuh – WFNY Podcast – 2014-04-17

I got Ben Cox to come on the podcast to discuss the 2014 Cleveland Cavaliers. He dubbed it the season of huh. From the Cavaliers drafting Anthony Bennett, to hiring Mike Brown, to firing Chris Grant to Matthew Dellevedova being the Cavs’ best rookie this year. It was one for the ages. Make sure you go read Ben’s post at WFNY on the topic. Check out this episode!
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Through the Looking-Glass, and What the Cavaliers Found There

Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images There’s a degree of order in life. Certain things fit together in ways that make sense. There are laws of math, and physics, and biology. Unbreakable truths. Anyone who has been watching the recent reincarnation of the show Cosmos on FOX has been able to look on with awe at the sheer depth of scale to the universe and life on earth...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving: "No definitive answer" on contract extension

After the final buzzer sounded, after Kyrie Irving stuck around to hand out not just one pair of shoes, but several, at Fan Appreciation Night, the Cavaliers point guard at long last addressed the fact that he can sign a contract extension this summer. And he came the closest he has to announcing that he would like to remain in Cleveland. "I've been a part of this and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Cleveland Cavaliers Actually Trade All-Star Kyrie Irving?

Now that the disappointing 2013-2014 season is finally over for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the whole city can focus their attention on what truly matters—the nonstop rumors of the team possibly trading All-Star, Kyrie Irving. Thanks to rumors and reports continuously surfacing during the second half of the season about his displeasure with the team, certain teammates and the likelihood...
Via Buckeye State Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving Doesn't Have 'Definitive Answer' On Extension

The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to make a maximum five-year contract extension offer to Kyrie Irving this offseason. "I've been a part of this and I want to continue to be a part of this," he said. "We're making strides in the right direction, especially in this organization. I want to be part of something special, and I want to be part of something special...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Next step for Cavs: Finding out what worked

CLEVELAND -- What went right? That's the first thing Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert should determine when making his big decisions this summer. Gilbert doesn't need to focus on the disappointment of missing the playoffs, on the Cavs' final record of 33-49 after Wednesday's 114-85 win over the Brooklyn Nets, on all the frustration of what could've (and probably should...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie addresses extension, offers support for Brown

CLEVELAND -- Now that the Cavaliers' season has concluded, lots of questions remain. Owner Dan Gilbert needs to decide on a general manager, and everyone needs to find out if Kyrie Irving will sign a maximum contract extension in July. There are also questions about coach Mike Brown. We're not likely to have any firm answers to all of the above (and more) until the end of...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs' Bennett: 'I could've been a whole lot better'

CLEVELAND -- No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett doesn't think his rookie season was a complete loss. That's not to say the Cavaliers forward was thrilled with how things played out. He just understands that this rocky season is merely a small sample of what he still believes will be a long and fruitful career. "I've learned a lot," he said before the season...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Season of Huh: Your 2013-14 Cleveland Cavaliers

Sometimes a professional sports team can have one of those dream seasons. A year where everything seems to go right. One of those seasons where seemingly minor acquisitions pay big dividends, where the Krenzel bootleg is inexplicably unstoppable or somehow Sandy Alomar Jr ends up batting in every clutch situation. Whatever the reason, all the little things break your way and the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Big changes coming to Cavs…Maybe

So we know that Dan Gilbert is none too pleased. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ majority owner is reportedly fuming, having set his sights on the Eastern Conference Playoffs this season, only to fall just short in a year when countless teams around him missed the playoffs intentionally. Gilbert has a reputation for being short-sighted and reactionary, supported by recent firings and...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs forward Deng receives NBA citizenship honor

CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers forward Luol Deng has received the NBA's J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, given to the player, coach or trainer who displays outstanding service and dedication to the community. The award is voted on by the Pro Basketball Writers Association. Deng, acquired in a trade with Chicago in January, is a two-time All-Star (both with the Bulls). "It'...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs' Jack nabs 'Good Guy' award

CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers guard Jarrett Jack has been selected as the recipient of the ninth annual Austin Carr Good Guy Award, as voted on by the Cleveland chapter of the Pro Basketball Writers Association. Jack is a key member of the Cavs' rotation after being signed to a free-agent contract last summer. The award recognizes a Cavs player "who is cooperative and understanding...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Luol Deng Named Winner Of NBA's Citizenship Award

Luol Deng has been voted the 2013-14 winner of the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award. "It's an honor to be recognized for any award, but this one is special because it represents who I am as a person and where I came from," Deng said in a statement released by the Cleveland Cavaliers. "What I'm most proud of is that my family can look back after my career...
Via RealGM
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Luol Deng win’s NBA’s Citizenship Award

  Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Luol Deng has been voted the 2013-14 winner of the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award which is presented annually by the Professional Basketball Writers Association to the player, coach or trainer who shows outstanding service and dedication to the community. “It’s an honor to be recognized for any award, but this one is special because...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Halifax Mooseheads of QMJHL Show Off Amazing Pre-Game Show on Ice

Technology these days can be simply stunning. It looks as though the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL have followed in the Cleveland Cavaliers footsteps, producing one of the most amazing pre-game shows I’ve ever seen. Hopefully more hockey teams will take after this Canadian Junior team and create more awesome shows like these for their fans. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving continues to screw with Cavs fans

With less than a week remaining in the regular season, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving continues to play games with Cavalier fans who are concerned about the All-Star point guard’s future with the team. This past weekend, Irving vaguetweeted in a way that would make a teen girl blush out of admiration, putting the following tweet in quotes. "Jump over the fence…no regrets"...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Deng's days done with Cavs?

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- It's hard to know if Luol Deng will play for the Cavaliers again, but one thing is for certain: It won't be this season. Deng is suffering from a sore lower back and will miss the finale Wednesday vs. the Nets, coach Mike Brown said Monday. The injury caused Deng to miss the previous two games as well. Deng, 28, will be an unrestricted free agent in...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie at crossroads, and what type of point guard will he be?

Kyrie Irving isn't having the best of times. Forget Irving's numbers, because Stephon Marbury once put up great numbers. But as former NBA coach and current analyst Jeff Van Gundy once asked of Marbury, "Yeah, but are they winning numbers?" Winning numbers. That's something for which Marbury was never really known. He scored, he passed, he was a fantastic one...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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Five-round NFL mock draft

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10 jaw-dropping stats from the NBA season

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Ranking the best NFL free agents still available

Updated NBA Draft early entries list

Honest NBA playoffs slogans

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