Editor’s note: The following is the second of four stories examining players the Cavaliers might select with the first pick in the NBA Draft.
Nothing is set in stone, but right now Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel appears to be the favorite to be taken by the Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick in the June …Read More
Editor’s note: The following is the first of four stories examining players the Cavaliers might select with the first pick in the NBA Draft.
There isn’t a lot of middle ground with Nerlens Noel.
There are things to love about the 6-foot-11¾ big man, who could go to the Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick in the …Read More
MIAMI — LeBron James has been here before, with dire results.
It was two years ago, the end of the first season of “Big Three” basketball in Miami. The situation: Heat down 3-2, hosting Game 6 of the NBA Finals, only two home wins separating it from what would have been James’ first title.
James had …Read More
SAN ANTONIO — Manu Ginobili had 24 points and 10 assists in a surprise start to spark the San Antonio Spurs to a 114-104 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, pushing the Spurs one victory away from their fifth championship.
Danny Green scored 24 points and broke …Read More
SAN ANTONIO — A day later, LeBron James didn’t back down.
When the Miami Heat were embarrassed by 36 points in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, James took all the blame and even lauded his teammates for playing great. Shortly after that 113-77 debacle of a Spurs’ victory ended Tuesday night, James insisted that …Read More
Al Iannazzone | Newsday
MIAMI — LeBron James wasn’t playing up to his usual MVP level Sunday and got a needed assist and a little pep talk from one of his teammates.
And not one of the high-profile ones.
MIAMI — Before reaching the top of basketball, LeBron James was run over by the San Antonio Spurs.
The Spurs swept James’ Cavaliers in the 2007 NBA Finals, so long ago that the winning game plan focused on exploiting James’ weaknesses. Those are nearly impossible to find now, and James essentially warned the Spurs that …Read More
CLEVELAND — Now that the Cavaliers have won the NBA draft lottery for the second time in three years, the real work begins.
“We have another chance to add another good young player to the group of players we have,” general manager Chris Grant said late Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. “It’s an exciting time.
“I …Read More
CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ luck with ping-pong balls continues to be much better than their play on the court.
For the second time in three years, Cleveland won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night, granting it the No. 1 pick for the June 27 event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The Cavs (24-58) had the …Read More
INDEPENDENCE — There’s no overwhelming, franchise-changing grand prize like LeBron James in 2003, but the Cavaliers would still love to win the NBA draft lottery tonight.
Nothing is etched in stone, but the consensus No. 1 pick is considered to be 6-foot-11 Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel, though he is raw and won’t be ready to play …Read More