August 2, 2014

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Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving credits his coach and his dad

INDEPENDENCE — Drederick Irving is Kyrie Irving’s father and Byron Scott is the 20-year-old’s coach, but sometimes the two men switch roles. Other times, they occupy both.
That’s why Irving went out of his way to thank both men Tuesday morning … Read More…

Cavs’ Dan Gilbert trying for lottery repeat; sees wins coming

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert wants to duplicate the draft lottery and change his team’s win total for the better.
Gilbert
In a 17-minute session with the media Wednesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts, Gilbert said the Cavs will try to du… Read More…

Good luck: Cavs hope draft pays off again, but contention likely a ways off

INDEPENDENCE — Nick Gilbert brought the Cavaliers good luck again Friday.
The popular 15-year-old son of Cavs owner Dan Gilbert represented the team at a drawing in New York to break a draft order tie between Cleveland and New Orleans, who finished w… Read More…

Young guys fill in, but Cavs still lose

CLEVELAND — In the first NBA game of his life, D.J. Kennedy led the Cavaliers in scoring and minutes played.
That says all that needs to be said about Cleveland’s approach in a 96-85 loss to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Aren… Read More…

Plenty of prizes at Cavs’ fan appreciation night tonight

CLEVELAND — A ton of people are going to win tonight. The Cavaliers might even be among them.
Cleveland plays its final home game of the season at Quicken Loans Arena — the 2011-12 season concludes Thursday in Chicago — in what has once again bee… Read More…

Cavaliers commentary: Some anniversaries should be forgotten

Friday was the one-year anniversary of “The Decision,” also known as LeBron James announcing live on ESPN that he would take his talents to South Beach.
Admittedly, it snuck up on me, otherwise there would have been a story in Friday’s paper instead of today’s. From a beat writer’s perspective, I goofed. I wasn’t on top [...] Read More…

NBA Draft: Irving likely the top pick, but will he be the man?

It’s not an absolute certainty, but all signs point to the Cavaliers selecting Duke point guard Kyrie Irving with the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday night.
If that is indeed the case, it leads to a bigger, more important question for the Cavs and their fan base: Just how good of a [...] Read More…

NBA Draft: Cavaliers debating Kanter and Valanciunas at No. 4

Enes Kanter or Jonas Valanciunas? That is the question that could well be confronting the Cavaliers when they make the fourth pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday.
Assuming Cleveland takes Duke point guard Kyrie Irving with the No. 1 pick – “I don’t see anyone but Kyrie Irving going No. 1,” ESPN’s Jay Bilas said [...] Read More…

Commentary: Loving to hate LeBron an area pastime

It’s OK to admit it: You are absolutely loving LeBron James’ struggles in the NBA Finals.
You woke up happy Friday morning, fresh off another James meltdown in Game 5, when the only points he scored in the final period came on a worthless layup in the closing moments as Dallas’ defense parted like the Red [...] Read More…

Commentary: Loving to hate LeBron an area pastime

It’s OK to admit it: You are absolutely loving LeBron James’ struggles in the NBA Finals.
You woke up happy Friday morning, fresh off another James meltdown in Game 5, when the only points he scored in the final period came on a worthless layup in the closing moments as Dallas’ defense parted like the Red [...] Read More…