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  1. Cavaliers Anthony Bennett out three weeks with knee injury

    Mar 10, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

    Mike Brown, Anthony Bennett

    As if his season hasn’t been a big enough disappointment, Cleveland’s No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett will miss at least 10 games with a knee strain.

  2. Wednesday night NBA grades: How about that Kyrie Irving?

    Feb 27, 2014, 4:05 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Oklahoma City Thunder

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while you and your friends debated canned vs. bottled beer…. Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers. He wasn’t in attack mode, he was in seek-and-destroy mode. With Dion Waiters and basically everyone who can shoot outside 15 feet injured he knows he has to be the man…

  3. It’s official: Cleveland Cavaliers fire GM Chris Grant

    Feb 6, 2014, 2:07 PM EDT

    0110-chris-grant-300

    UPDATE 2:07 p.m.: The Cleveland Cavaliers have confirmed the report, they have fired general manager Chris Grant. David Griffin, who had been an assistant to Grant, will step in as the interim GM. “This has been a very difficult period for the franchise,” Owner Dan Gilbert said in a released statement. “We have severely underperformed against…

  4. Thursday night NBA grades: Goran Dragic would like the coaches to snub this

    Jan 31, 2014, 2:50 AM EDT

    Phoenix Suns  v Indiana Pacers

    Our quick look around the NBA, or what you missed while wondering if you can get a beer delivery by drone while off in some remote spot…. Goran Dragic, Phoenix Suns. Just as he was taking the court he found out he was snubbed from the All-Star Game (although smart money is he gets in…

  5. J.R. Smith broke Tristan Thompson’s ankles with stepback crossover (VIDEO)

    Jan 30, 2014, 10:52 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v New York Knicks

    That’s about as bad as you’re going to see a guy get burned by a crossover. That move also pretty much sums up how this game went for the Knicks and Cavaliers. New York’s J.R. Smith was driving to his right with Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson on him when Smith pulled out a stepback crossover —…

  6. Cavaliers GM Chris Grant rips team for “lack of effort”

    Jan 30, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets v Cleveland Cavaliers

    I imagine Chris Grant’s seat is feeling a little warm. He’s the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers, a team that has been awash in high draft picks in recent years — including last season’s No. 1, used on Anthony Bennett — who was told by his owner publicly it’s time to start making the…

  7. Cleveland Cavaliers beat writers try, survive cryotherapy

    Jan 20, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Cleveland Cavaliers

    NBA players are increasingly using cryotherapy, but to most of us, the actual process is a mystery. All I knew, thanks to the pain and suffering of Manny Harris, is not to wear wet socks during treatment. Otherwise, I was at a loss. But while covering the Cleveland Cavaliers on the West Coast, Mary Schmitt…

  8. The Extra Pass: Winners, losers from Bynum/Deng trade (plus Monday’s recaps)

    Jan 7, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Chicago Bulls

    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…

  9. Anthony Bennett working on ignoring criticism, finding his game

    Dec 31, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT

    Golden State Warriors v Cleveland Cavaliers

    In a historically bad season for a No. 1 overall pick, Anthony Bennett is trying to measure his progress. Since the Andrew Bynum suspension he is getting 15 minutes a night. If you want some positives look at it this way: In his first 10 games he averaged 1.3 points a game on 13.5 percent…

  10. Cavs’ Dion Waiters out Friday night (and maybe longer) with sore wrist

    Dec 20, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT

    Dion Waiters

    Dion Waiters — the Cavaliers second-leading scorer and a guy on the trade block according to reports — will be out Friday night against the Bucks and maybe longer due to a sore wrist. He has wrist tendonitis that had bothered him for a while but he had played through it — he had 25…

  11. Report: Dion Waiters accused Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson of playing “buddy ball.”

    Nov 28, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Los Angeles Clippers

    We knew that a couple of weeks ago after another ugly loss (29 points to the Timberwolves), the Cavaliers had a team meeting and in it things got a little tense — shouting, but not fisticuffs. Not long after, Dion Waiters lost his starting spot to Matthew Dellavedova, which made sense as Waiters is shooting…

  12. Report: Cavaliers testing trade market for Dion Waiters

    Nov 27, 2013, 4:14 PM EDT

    Dion Waiters

    Well, that didn’t even take two seasons. Apparently the Cleveland Cavaliers are considering moving on from the Kyrie Irving/Dion Waiters backcourt of the future, and you can be sure Irving isn’t the one going out the door. Which leads us to this tweet from Chris Broussard of ESPN: Sources: Cavs shopping Dion Waiters. They've spoken…

  13. Cavaliers’ fans boo No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett. Really Cleveland?

    Nov 21, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

    Anthony Bennett

    Cavaliers’ fans have a right to be frustrated. Owner Dan Gilbert pumped up this team and the fan base talking playoffs yet they are 4-8 to start the season with the second worst offense in the NBA (94.1 points per 100 possessions). They look like a lottery team. Again. They look like a team searching…

  14. NBA All-Star balloting opens with some interesting questions

    Nov 15, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    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…

  15. Anderson Varejao says he expects Mike Brown to limit his minutes

    Oct 28, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Anderson Varejao

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to be without Andrew Bynum until… I’m no even going to take a guess here. Theoretically someday he returns. Yes, he practiced with the team and has done some 5-on-5 work, until he suits up and walks on the court I’m not playing your game. Until that magical day, at…

  16. Wednesday And-1 Links: Cavaliers pick up options for Irving, Waiters, Zeller, Thompson

    Oct 23, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT

    Kyrie Irving

    It’s time for our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than Skittles… • If you are rebuilding with youth, rule one is…

  17. Tuesday And-1 Links: Dwyane Wade releasing documentary on Heat’s title run

    Oct 15, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

    Heat's Wade sits with the Larry O'Brien Trophy after his team defeated the Spurs in Game 7 to win their NBA Finals basketball playoff in Miami

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than Bostonites love to sing along with Neil Diamond…. • If you can’t…

  18. Tristan Thompson talks switch from left to right-handed shooter

    Oct 14, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT

    Tristan Thompson

    Through two preseason games, Tristan Thompson is 11-of-18 shooting for the Cleveland Cavaliers. That’s 61.1 percent for those of you scoring at home. It’s just two preseason games, be careful reading too much into it, but maybe it portends a big jump from last season when he shot 48.8 percent from the field. This isn’t…

  19. Cavaliers still searching for small forward to replace that guy who left town

    Oct 14, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT

    Earl Clark, Miroslav Raduljica

    Since LeBron James bolted Cleveland for Miami, the small forward spot has been a black hole for the Cavaliers. There was Jamario Moon. Then Omri Casspi. Then Alonzo Gee, who is still on the roster. Now Earl Clark is getting a shot. Not exactly a murderer’s row. The Cavaliers have built a team they like…

  20. Cavaliers’ Tyler Zeller had emergency appendectomy Friday

    Oct 12, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

    Tyler Zeller

    Tyler Zeller didn’t play for the Cavaliers Friday night and at the time it was listed as due to the strained hip flexor that he has battled through camp. But instead he was having an emergency appendectomy — having his appendix removed — tweets Cavaliers radio play-by-play announcer John Michael. This is a common operation…

  21. Anthony Bennett struggling with conditioning as he starts NBA career

    Oct 11, 2013, 9:04 PM EDT

    Anthony Bennett

    Part of the reason it was a surprise Anthony Bennett was the No. 1 overall pick is that nobody had seen him workout — he had shoulder surgery and did not go through the NBA Draft Combine, or do pre-draft workouts this season. After that he couldn’t play in Summer League either. So maybe it’s…

  22. Cavaliers’ Bennett, Varejao cleared for basketball activities

    Oct 1, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

    Anthony Bennett

    We have some rare good injury news out of a training camp: The Cleveland Cavalier’s No. 1 pick Anthony Bennett and the guy he may someday replace in the lineup, Anderson Varejao, both have been fully cleared for basketball activities entering training camp. This was expected, but now it is official. Bennett had shoulder surgery…

  23. ProBasketballTalk 2013-14 Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers

    Sep 26, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Kyrie Irving

    Last season: Kyrie Irving became the youngest All-Star since LeBron James, but the Cavaliers were decidedly awful throughout the year, finishing 24-58. Only the Bobcats were worse both offensively and defensively, Injuries took a major toll (more on that below), but the season never looked promising at any point, regardless. On the bright side, Dion…

  24. Cavs’ Varejao says he is at 70 percent, will be ready for camp

    Sep 20, 2013, 10:42 AM EDT

    Anderson Varejao

    Last season Anderson Varejao played in 25 games, his health slowed by blood clots in his leg. He spent last season and most of this summer (except when he was getting married) working on getting healthy. Which would be nice — 31 games is the most Varejao has played in a season the last three.…

  25. Tristan Thompson says switching shooting hands is working out well

    Sep 19, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT

    Tristan Thompson, Kyrie Irving

    It’s one of the more bizarre off-season story lines — Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson decided to switch his shooting hands. His first two seasons in the league he has been left handed and last season he shot 48 percent overall, 39.7 percent beyond five feet from the rim and 60.8 percent from the free throw line.…

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