January 30, 2015

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Cavaliers commentary: Loyal fan advises not to get your hopes up

Turns out I would have been much better off heeding the initial advice of 85-year-old Betty from Seville. More — a lot more — on Miss Betty in a moment, but first let me point out I’m one of the idiots — but not the only idiot to venture into such territory — that predicted Read More…

Cavaliers put up little fight in blowout loss to Kings

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — LeBron James declined to speak to reporters after Cleveland’s latest loss without him. His Cavaliers teammates had another quiet night, too. DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points and 13 rebounds and the Sacramento Kings beat Cleveland 103-84 on Sunday, handing the Cavaliers their seventh loss in eight games with James out with a Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavs are champs on paper, chumps on the court

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On paper, everything Cavaliers general manager David Griffin did this week makes perfect sense. But let’s not lose sight of the fact the Cavs also looked pretty good, on paper, when they made their original offseason moves, highlighted by signing LeBron James, re-signing Kyrie Irving and trading for Kevin Love. That’s why there remains this Read More…

Cavaliers: Coveted big man acquired in trade with Denver

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ quest to add a legitimate big man is complete. Denver traded starting center Timofey Mozgov and a second-round draft pick to Cleveland in exchange for two first-round selections Wednesday night, marking the Cavaliers’ second significant trade in three days. The 7-foot-1, 250-pounder averaged 8.5 points, a career-high 7.8 rebounds and 1.17 blocked shots Read More…

Rockets 105, Cavaliers 93: Losing continues during busy day at The Q

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CLEVELAND — In other news, the Cavaliers lost 105-93 to the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night at sold-out Quicken Loans Arena. On the day they traded two first-round picks for 7-foot-1, 250-pound Denver center Timofey Mozgov and finalized the Monday deal that brought J.R. Smith and the currently injured Iman Shumpert to Cleveland, the Cavs Read More…

Cavaliers notes: J.R. Smith ready and willing to shoot

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CLEVELAND — J.R. Smith doesn’t dispute his reputation as a gunner. “When in doubt, shoot the ball,” the 29-year-old guard said Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena prior to making his Cavaliers debut against the Houston Rockets. Smith, acquired along with Iman Shumpert from the New York Knicks on Monday in the three-team trade that sent Read More…

Struggling Cavaliers add new blood, hope to get back on track

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CLEVELAND — Once LeBron James gets his knee and back healthy enough to play again, the superstar will rejoin a Cavaliers team that has undergone some rehabilitation as well. The Cavs have started the new year with yet another new look. On Monday night, general manager David Griffin addressed his team’s sore need for bench Read More…

Short-handed Cavaliers lose 17-point lead, fall to lowly 76ers

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PHILADELPHIA — LeBron James was absent. So were Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters. By the end, Cleveland’s 17-point lead was gone, too. Tony Wroten scored 20 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 9.1 seconds left to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to a 95-92 win over the short-handed Cavaliers on Monday night. It was Philadelphia’s Read More…

Cavaliers deal Dion Waiters to Thunder, get J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert from Knicks

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INDEPENDENCE — Dion Waiters’ stay in Cleveland is over. The Cavaliers finalized a three-team deal sending Waiters to Oklahoma City and bringing New York’s J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to Cleveland, the team announced late Monday night. The Cavs also received a first-round pick from the Thunder, which would be top-18 protected for Oklahoma City Read More…

Cavs Notes: LeBron’s two-week timetable remains flexible

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers announced on New Year’s Day that LeBron James would miss two weeks with left knee and lower back soreness, but that doesn’t mean a Jan. 15 return date is set in stone. “The timetable is very fluid,” Cleveland coach David Blatt said Sunday prior to a 109-90 loss to the Dallas Read More…