INDEPENDENCE — Quick, now, when was the last time the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft arrived with less fanfare than Cavaliers power forward Anthony Bennett?
Starting from 2012 and going back, Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, John Wall, Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose, Greg Oden and even Andrea Bargnani and Andrew Bogut all had more …Read More
INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson came into his own last season when Anderson Varejao was lost for the year after just 25 games.
The next task is for the third-year pro to show he can produce when he’s on the floor with “The Wild Thing,” who will be the team’s starting center again with …Read More
CLEVELAND — Mike Brown looked and sounded just like he did when he coached the Cavaliers from 2005-10.
In his first game at Quicken Loans Arena since being fired by the Cavs following an Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series loss to the Boston Celtics, Brown preached defense throughout Tuesday night in his team’s 99-87 victory over …Read More
INDEPENDENCE — The scales appear to have tipped in favor of Dion Waiters this season.
There’s been no specific verification, however, because the Cavaliers shooting guard, who is listed at 6-foot-4 and 221 pounds, dreads finding out how much he weighs.
“I hate stepping …Read More
BEREA — The great news is the oft-injured Anderson Varejao got up.
The good news is Tyler Zeller eventually did, too, suffering only a strained left hip Saturday afternoon during the Cavaliers’ Wine & Gold scrimmage at Baldwin Wallace University’s Ursprung Gym.
“I was just thankful it wasn’t my knee,” the 7-foot, 250-pounder …Read More
INDEPENDENCE — Earl Clark played for Mike Brown with the Los Angeles Lakers, so the 25-year-old knew what was coming Tuesday on the first day of Cavaliers training camp.
Lots and lots of defense.
“Mike Brown wants it done right,” said the 6-foot-10, 225-pounder who might end up as Cleveland’s starting small forward. “We’ve got a young …Read More
INDEPENDENCE — Turns out Tristan Thompson was shooting with the wrong hand all these years.
After shooting .552 from the foul line as a rookie and .608 last season, the 6-foot-9 power forward plans to abandon his left hand in favor of his right this season.
“I started my own blueprint of it,” Thompson said …Read More
INDEPENDENCE — There was a different vibe Monday afternoon when the Cavaliers held their annual media day at Cleveland Clinic Courts.
With veterans like Andrew Bynum, Jarrett Jack and Earl Clark in the fold, along with No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett and No. 13 choice Sergey Karasev, optimism was everywhere.
INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers will kick off their 2013-14 training camp Monday with the team’s annual media day at Cleveland Clinic Courts.
When practice starts the next day, there won’t be a whole lot of suspense over who makes the final 15-man roster for the Oct. 30 season opener against the powerful Brooklyn Nets at Quicken …Read More
INDEPENDENCE — Anthony Bennett just became a very rich young man, and Sergey Karasev and Carrick Felix didn’t fare too poorly, either.
The Cavaliers announced Tuesday afternoon that they had agreed to terms with all three of their 2013 draft picks — No. 1 overall choice Bennett, No. 19 Karasev and second-round pick (No. 33 overall) …Read More