April 24, 2014

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Cavs: Acting GM Griffin knows everybody is under review

Cavaliers interim general manager David Griffin answers questions during a news conference Tuesday. Unsure of his own future, Griffin discussed Cleveland’s disappointing season. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — David Griffin insists he isn’t “acting.” Even with his current “interim” tag, he is proceeding as if he will continue to be general manager of the Cavaliers. Speaking at a press conference Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts that was intended to wrap up the 2013-14 season, Griffin was in the somewhat awkward position Read More…

Cavs commentary: Some advice; Cleveland should keep Brown, Griffin

Acting Cavaliers general manager David Griffin will meet with the media this morning at Cleveland Clinic Courts to review the 2013-14 season. Normally, such proceedings include a decent amount of talk about the future, but these aren’t normal times. For one, Griffin doesn’t know whether he will retain the GM job. Two, even if he Read More…

Cavaliers final grades are passed out

Professor Noland has graded all tests and is not happy with this class, but here are final report cards for the 2013-14 Cavaliers: Anthony Bennett (4.2 ppg, .356 FG%, .245 3-pt%): The No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft came to camp injured and out of shape and never caught up. There’s some potential Read More…

The fates of Brown and Griffin are unknown

Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach Mike Brown got an endorsement from guard Dion Waiters as Cleveland players concluded exit interviews Thursday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Forward Tristan Thompson, the only other player to talk to the media Thursday, spoke highly of Brown but was pretty much non-committal about the coach’s future. “I’d Read More…

Cavs: Seals of approval, vets like Irving and Waiters potential

Cleveland’s Dion Waiters, left, drives past Atlanta’s Kyle Korver to score. Several veteran players say Waiters and Kyrie Irving can learn to play together and prosper. (AP FILE PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — Luol Deng is finishing his 10th NBA season. Jarrett Jack has been in the league nine years. Both Cavaliers veterans are considered to be intelligent, hard-working players who understand the nuances of successful professional basketball. Perhaps it should be a positive, then, that both expressed extreme confidence that young Cavs guards Kyrie Irving Read More…

Cavs, Irving eye strong finish

Rick Noland The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers play their final game of the season Wednesday night against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena. Some would argue their season ended two games ago. After beating Detroit in impressive fashion last Wednesday but getting eliminated from the playoffs later that night when Atlanta beat Boston, Read More…

Cavaliers sluggish in loss to Celtics

CLEVELAND — The penultimate game of the season was the ultimate clunker for the Cavaliers. Playing with no emotion and virtually no effort prior to a totally cosmetic fourth-quarter rally, the Cavs were dismantled 111-99 by a bad and injured Boston Celtics team Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Boston (25-55), which had lost 13 Read More…

Irving is proud of Gordon

  Rick Noland The Gazette CLEVELAND — Derrick Gordon, a UMass guard who Wednesday came out as the first openly gay male college basketball player in Division I, has the full support of former high school teammate Kyrie Irving. “I’m proud of him,” the Cavaliers guard said prior to a game against the Detroit Pistons Read More…

Cleveland’s playoff hopes end

  Rick Noland The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers did their part, but the Boston Celtics did not. Cleveland put on a basketball clinic for large portions of its impressive 122-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, but saw its playoff hopes come to an end when the Atlanta Read More…

Cavs: Brown won’t let team ease up

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers got a brief stay of execution Tuesday, but coach Mike Brown wants his team’s intensity to stay high regardless of the situation. Cleveland’s miniscule playoff hopes remained alive when Atlanta lost at home to Detroit, but all it will take to eliminate the Cavs from postseason contention is a loss in Read More…