Jul 15, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT
Waiters doesn’t see himself as a sixth man. What matters is does Blatt see him as a sixth man.
Jul 11, 2014, 10:33 PM EDT
If you’re betting on the Cavaliers to win the title next season
Jul 2, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT
Related factor: Cleveland might have to waive Anderson Varejao to pay Hayward so much
Jun 30, 2014, 5:59 PM EDT
Potential landing spots for the point guard: Heat? Pistons? Knicks?
May 21, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT
A lot of teams would love the Cavaliers’ top pick. Giving up enough to get it is another question.
Apr 1, 2014, 11:39 AM EDT
The Cavaliers really do like Scotty Hopson, a 6’7” two guard from Tennessee last seen playing in Turkey. However, they gave him a big deal to set him up as trade bait around the NBA Draft.
Mar 23, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT
Kevin Durant had his latest technical foul rescinded, but two more and he’ll receive a one-game suspension.
Mar 21, 2014, 2:41 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while watching your bracket go up in flames on the first day… Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors. Credit the Milwaukee Bucks, they would not roll over, they fought and made Golden State work for it. Stephen Curry was the guy that was not going to…
Mar 21, 2014, 12:30 AM EDT
Kevin Durant got a technical foul for this?
Mar 19, 2014, 2:44 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while thinking it’s crazy that “Lost” is 10 years old… LeBron James, Miami Heat. Nobody likes it when their ex-girlfriend walks into the party looking smoking hot. LeBron pretty much did that to the Cavaliers on Tuesday night — he had 25 points in the…
Mar 18, 2014, 10:39 PM EDT
LaBron deserves more respect from franchise he took so far.
Jan 29, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES — Indiana is the best team in the NBA right now — they have the best record in the league (by percentage points over Oklahoma City) and they have the best point differential in the league. The Pacers are legitimate title contenders. They have done all that in spite of their offense. The…
Jan 21, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
As the New York Knicks were serenaded with a mix of boos and chants of “Brooklyn! Brooklyn!” at Madison Square Garden during an embarrassing 23 point home loss to the Nets, it felt like rock bottom. Again. For about the seventh time. That’s the thing about the Knicks this season. When it looks like it…
Jan 20, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT
The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is one traditionally well-celebrated in the NBA. Today features a 10-game slate, and we’ll provide live updates, highlights and recaps here as the day goes on. 1:15 a.m. ET Tuesday: Pacers 102, Warriors 94 (FINAL): The second half of this game felt like a playoff game, down to the…
Jan 15, 2014, 2:59 AM EDT
Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while having another coffee but just to help your memory…. Al Jefferson, Charlotte Bobcats. He made every Knicks front line player look bad — you’d think Tyson Chandler had never seen a pump fake before. Once Jefferson got his post moves going (he was 8-of-10…
Jan 13, 2014, 9:42 PM EDT
When a team loses by more than 40 points, it’s rarely only a product of the available talent on the floor. It’s usually a sign of deeper trouble going on within a given team’s ranks. The Cavaliers found themselves in this situation on Sunday, losing by 44 points in Sacramento in a game where Kyrie…
Jan 13, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT
When the Cavaliers ridded themselves of an unhappy Andrew Bynum and traded for Luol Deng, it was a short-term decision aimed at helping the team compete for a playoff spot in the miserable Eastern Conference this season. Deng is an unrestricted free agent this summer, so the deal amounts to nothing more than a half-season…
Jan 7, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
Winner: Luol Deng Deng is going to a team that desperately needs him. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ small forwards have a PER of 9.2 and yield a PER of 15.5 to opposing small forwards, according to 82Games. That’s a horrific net PER of –6.3. Of the 150 positions in the NBA (five per team), only three have have…
Jan 3, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT
One of the best parts of the NBA is watching the young talent emerge, some guys you expected to be good but others that came out of left field. Along those lines, here are seven players to watch as they start to break out and find their way in their first couple NBA seasons. Anthony…
Dec 14, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT
The Rockets have made the decision to trade Omer Asik, and will more than likely do so during a five-day window that begins on Sunday. The reason for that specific timeline is due to the fact that players who signed new contracts last summer weren’t eligible to be traded until Dec. 15, and any players…
Dec 14, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT
Near the very end of the Cavaliers’ win over the Magic on Friday, Orlando’s Andrew Nicholson was called for a flagrant two foul that resulted in an automatic ejection for shoving Anderson Varejao to the floor. Apparently Nicholson didn’t appreciate the fact that Varejao scored the meaningless basket with the Cavs up six and just…
Nov 27, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT
Ever since LeBron James said he’d consider returning to the Cavaliers, it’s been fun to speculate. Will he do it? How would it affect his legacy? How great would LeBron and Kyrie Irving be together? It’s an interesting discussion, one that’s assuredly been held within in the league, by fans and many in between. And…
Nov 26, 2013, 7:20 PM EDT
Dirk Nowitzki, welcome to the club. That’s the club of star players who have gotten a warning from the league about flopping. Nowitzki earned his in the third quarter of the Mavericks’ loss to Denver Monday night, when Darrell Arthur closed out and contested the jumper and Nowitzki fell like he was reenacting the Kennedy…
Nov 15, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT
If he doesn’t come back until December, is Kobe Bryant still a starting All-Star guard in the West? Or should Stephen Curry or James Harden have that spot? Does Kevin Love move past Tim Duncan into the starting lineup? Is Paul George a starter in the East? Is it time for a Derrick Rose/Kyrie Irving…
Nov 14, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT
Chances are at some point this season, you’ve heard about SportVU. For the uninitiated, SportVU is a player tracking software that utilizes cameras positioned around the court to collect all sorts of data. It’s a major breakthrough for analytics, and while a good portion of teams have had the software and data for a few years,…
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- PBT Extra: Rockets must adjust to new Mavericks starting lineup in Game 5 10
- Portland comes from 10 down in fourth quarter to win 99-92, stay alive in series 5
- Bucks stay alive behind big backcourt performance to force Game 6 vs. Bulls 25
- Incredible 35-point performance from Deron Williams leads Nets to overtime Game 4 win over Hawks 11
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