Kevin Love participated in this morning’s practice, listed as questionable

Tonight, the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers will square off against the San Antonio Spurs inside Quicken Loans Arena at 8:30 p.m. EST on ABC. After an impressive 118-103 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night, the Cavs will look to keep their momentum rolling. After dealing with injuries, sickness, and a six-game West […] The post Kevin Love participated in...
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1 hour ago

Making sense of how the Cavs defend the pick and roll

A deep dive into every pick-and-roll the Cavs have defended since Christmas and why a lack of consistency is hurting their defense The Cavaliers enter the halfway point of the season in a bit of a rut, winners of only 8 of 13 games since their Christmas Day showdown with the Warriors. While the offense continues to hum along at top-5 levels, the defense has fallen to 14th—an average...
Via Fear The Sword
2 hours ago

Comparing Cleveland Cavaliers players using Advanced Statistics

Have the Cleveland Cavaliers maximized their roster according to advanced statistics? Advanced statistics are helpful in determining a player’s individual value. One area that is often overlooked is salary per minutes played. In the NBA, we rarely think about how many minutes a player plays when evaluating the value of his contract. The purpose of this article is […] Comparing...
Via King James Gospel
3 hours ago

Cleveland Cavaliers: Why Kyrie Irving Shouldn’t Start in the All-Star Game

The Cleveland Cavaliers are an excellent team, and they managed to have two starting All-Stars. But, in my opinion, Kyrie Irving shouldn’t be starting. To start this off, I love Kyrie Irving and I love the Cleveland Cavaliers, obviously since I’m writing for them. To be honest though, it wasn’t just Russell Westbrook who was […] Cleveland Cavaliers: Why Kyrie Irving Shouldn’t...
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4 hours ago

Cavs' Irving shares inspirational message to motivate kids

CLEVELAND (AP) Kyrie Irving spent a day dedicated to transition and big speeches by delivering a message from the heart. Cleveland's All-Star point guard, whose own life has undergone major changes over the past year or so because of fatherhood, an Olympic gold medal and NBA championship, spoke to hundreds of school kids on Friday about following their dreams. To kick off a program...
Via Associated Press
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LeBron calls Gregg Popovich the greatest coach ever; shot at Phil Jackson?

In advance of the first meeting of the season between LeBron’s Cavs and Gregg Popovich’s Spurs, LeBron heaped praise on the longest-tenured coach in the NBA by calling him the best coach of all time. “To do what he’s done in an era of basketball where its changed so much and have a growth mindset and change with the game… he’s continued to build around Timmy, Manu and...
Via The Comeback
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J.R. Smith Gives Latest Update on Thumb Injury

When Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith suffered a fractured right thumb on Dec. 20, the original diagnosis was that he would be out between 12 to 14 weeks. One month after that injury, Smith is offering an update but no timetable on exactly when he’ll be back playing for the team. Smith is scheduled for a doctor’s visit on Friday and recently spoke to Joe Vardon...
Via Cavaliers Nation
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LeBron James bids farewell to President Obama: 'Enjoy retirement’

LeBron James bid a heartfelt farewell to Barack Obama and his family as his presidency comes to an end and the Donald Trump administration takes over running the country.James, who counts the Obama family as his “friends,” took to Twitter to express his thoughts in a video post via his multimedia site Uninterrupted.Saying the Obamas “have been a true inspiration — not only...
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Rumor: Cleveland Cavaliers Interested in Phoenix Suns Swingman

With the NBA trading deadline a little more than a month away, the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to look for available talent to fill in spots among their injury-depleted bench. One report states that they’re among a number of teams looking to acquire Phoenix Suns small forward/shooting guard P.J. Tucker. John Gambadoro of reports that Tucker is being sought by...
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Cavs star forward Kevin Love sidelined with back spasms

CLEVELAND (AP) Cavaliers star forward Kevin Love will not play Thursday night against Phoenix because of back spasms. Love has been bothered by a sore back for several days. He sat out the second half of Monday night's loss at Golden State as a precaution and the team was hopeful he would be able to face the Suns. However, Love was unable to make it through the entire morning shootaround...
Via Associated Press
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John Tortorella challenges LeBron: “Not a chance” he could play hockey

John Tortorella is poking fun at fellow Ohio sports star LeBron James.According to Keith Britton of 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland, Tortorella jokingly asserted James wouldn’t be able to transition to hockey despite his athletic prowess. Torts challenged him to skate with the Blue Jackets. “Not a chance,” Tortorella said.  “He can’t skate. He’s too damn big, he can’t skate...
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WATCH: Kemba Walker shows off ridiculous handles

While Kyrie Irving might draw all the attention for having the best dribbling skills in the NBA, we’d be remiss to leave Kemba Walker out of this discussion. Irving dribbled his way out of trouble on Wednesday night when it looked like he would surely be trapped in the corner. He shortened his dribble a bit to confuse a defender, then juked another one. He then calmly found Roy...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James Jr. amazes in yet another highlight video

Another highlight video documenting the mind-blowing on-court exploits of one LeBron James Jr. recently hit the Internet. Put plainly, this impressive prodigy is on is way to following in the footsteps of his Cleveland Cavaliers superstar father. And he’s only 12. Granted, a highlight video by its nature can be a bit misleading. But this most recent mixtape celebrates there’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs' Love limited in practice, questionable against Suns

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) Cavaliers forward Kevin Love was limited in practice with a sore back and is questionable for Thursday's game against Phoenix. Love didn't have any contact during Wednesday's practice, the Cavs' first since returning from a six-game road trip. Coach Tyronn Lue said Love participated in the first half of the workout. During the portion open to media, Love...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cavaliers used blowout loss to Warriors as a Kyle Korver experiment

The Cavaliers got blown out by the Golden State Warriors on Monday night.As my colleague Dieter Kurtenbach pointed out, the loss is ultimately unimportant. The Cavaliers were at the end of a long road trip, and a weeknight game in January is not the same as Game 7 of the NBA Finals. The Cavs will rebound from this, and will be there at the end of the season.Monday night was somewhat...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Fan pays $52,000 for courtside tickets to Warriors-Cavs

If you don’t think the Golden State Warriors’ home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the hottest ticket in town, get a load of this. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, a fan paid over $52,000 for four court-side tickets to the game featuring the opponents in the past two NBA Finals. $52,088: Price paid by fan for four courtside seats...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs GM wants to add another playmaker

Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin spoke with the media on Friday and made it pretty clear that he wants to add another playmaker to the team. Nearly a week after the Cavs acquired sharpshooter Kyle Korver from Atlanta, Griffin explained that the team still wants to make another addition. “It’s something where we’re all pretty keenly aware that it would help take some burden...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s going on with the Cleveland Cavaliers?

While the Cleveland Cavaliers are the No. 1 team in the Eastern Conference and have one of the best records in the NBA at 28-10, the team has not looked the same over the last few weeks. On top shooting struggles and a stagnant offense, the Cavs have lost four of their last nine games, and three of their last five. In each of their recent losses, and even in a few of their wins,...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith shares photo of daughter born five months premature

J.R. Smith and wife Jewel Harris recently revealed their daughter Dakota was born five months premature earlier this month and weighed only one pound at birth. The Cleveland Cavaliers star and Harris made the heartbreaking announcement in a video posted to Twitter via LeBron James’ Uninterrupted online platform. .@TheRealJRSmith and his wife share difficult family news. pic...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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