March 1, 2015

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Former Knicks J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert have fun against old team

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NEW YORK — LeBron James was sitting comfortably on the bench and figured on staying there. Then J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert punctuated their return to New York with an alley-oop that demanded he stand. “That was beautiful, that was special,” James said. “I was planning on not getting up too many times off the Read More…

Ex-Thunder center Kendrick Perkins to sign with Cavaliers

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NEW YORK — The Cavaliers continue to get bigger — and better. Former Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins will sign with the Cavs once he clears waivers Monday, multiple league sources told the Beacon Journal. ESPN first reported the move. Perkins was dealt to the Utah Jazz at the trade deadline, but Yahoo reported Read More…

Cavaliers: David Blatt’s NBA education an ongoing process

HOENIX — On the day he was introduced as Cavaliers head coach 6½ months ago, David Blatt’s supreme confidence permeated the room. He dismissed the egos of NBA players as a non-issue, he proudly boasted how he had won everywhere he has been and he downplayed differences between the European game and the NBA. “I’ve Read More…

Cavaliers: Kevin Love turning it up on defensive end

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CLEVELAND — After Kevin Love’s best offensive night of the season Saturday, Cavaliers coach David Blatt was more excited about his work on the other end of the floor. “I think Kevin Love is playing the best defense of his career,” Blatt said. “He can get better like all of us can, but he’s doing Read More…

Cavaliers: Waiters can’t stay out of his own way

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It was just the other day I wrote a story on Dion Waiters’ move to the bench and mentioned how Waiters means well, but sometimes can’t seem to get out of his own way. That seems to be happening again. Waiters has pulled the fire alarm again and, in typical fashion, is trying to run Read More…

Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova earning coach’s trust, getting playing time

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There are plenty of obvious positives to playing alongside LeBron James, but there are certainly drawbacks, too. Matthew Dellavedova knows the negatives better than anyone because his locker is right next door. When 25 or more media members are swarming James in the corner after games, it can make getting showered and dressed tricky for Read More…

NBA preseason: LeBron James takes charge in win over Pacers

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CINCINNATI — LeBron James has spent the early part of this preseason helping his teammates find a rhythm. He spent Wednesday night finding his own. James shook off a sluggish start to the preseason to score 26 points in 24 minutes in the Cavs’ 98-93 preseason victory against the Indiana Pacers on the campus of Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving sprains ankle, but tweets that it’s not serious

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The Cavaliers’ lone free day in Brazil was spent with canceled sightseeing plans and Kyrie Irving in a walking boot. Irving was injured during practice before the Cavs’ flight departed Tuesday. X-rays and an MRI taken Tuesday were negative, a league source said, and the boot was considered precautionary. It’s Read More…

Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer fail to impress in 24-23 preseason loss

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LANDOVER, Md. — Talk about not living up to the hype. The duel between Browns quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel against Washington on Monday night at FedExField disappointed in almost unimaginable fashion because neither player made strides nor a strong case he should become the starter heading into the upcoming season. The veteran and Read More…

Waiting period may complicate Cavs’ deal for Love

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When the Cleveland Cavaliers receive the paperwork on Andrew Wiggins’ signed contract, which is expected Thursday, the clock on a tedious 30-day waiting period that could drastically alter the future of the franchise will officially begin ticking. Forget about fantasies here. If the Cavs are going to consummate a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves for Read More…