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Fear The Sword Oct 21, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers playbook: The Cavs are getting Kyle Korver open with screens again

Cleveland Cavaliers playbook: The Cavs are getting Kyle Korver open with screens again

As the team adjusts to new personnel, Cleveland turned to familiar action to get Korver open. There is no way around this: the Cleveland Cavaliers are different. Replacing Kyrie Irving with Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade means the team is going to shoot fewer three-points and have less spacing. Channing Frye’s exodus from the rotation from the rotation hurts that, too. For a team that has bombarded teams from deep in this last three years, this is an identity change. It also means that the team will have to create good three-point attempts differently — no longer can they bank on Irving...
Fear The Sword Oct 13, 2017
Final Score: Cavs beat Magic 113-106 in preseason finale

Final Score: Cavs beat Magic 113-106 in preseason finale

Cleveland finishes the preseason on a high note. And with that, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason is over. On Friday, the Cavaliers beat the Orlando Magic 113-106 in Orlando to finish the preseason with a 2-3 record. The Cavs won without LeBron James, who missed the game due an ankle injury, and Kevin Love, who was a late scratch after feeling “tight” during warm-ups. Iman Shumpert started in place of James. Channing Frye started in Love’s place. Jose Calderon lead the Cavs will 18 points off the bench to go along with five assists. Derrick Rose added nine points and Dwyane Wade...
Fear The Sword Oct 13, 2017
Richard Jefferson jokes about potentially being cut on Road Trippin’ podcast

Richard Jefferson jokes about potentially being cut on Road Trippin’ podcast

RJ might not be doing too many more Road Trippin’ pods with the Cavaliers soon. Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye are famously candid on their Road Trippin’ podcast, and Jefferson took that up a notch on Friday’s episode with J.R. Smith. In a discussion about Smith moving to the bench, Jefferson, whose spot on the Cavaliers is looking shakier by the day, poked fun at his current situation: "Everybody has to sacrifice." - Frye"I'm about to sacrifice my way out of here." - RJ"Oh, god, come on. Too soon, too soon!" - Frye— Carter Rodríguez (@Carter_Shade) October 13, 2017 This...
Fear The Sword Oct 9, 2017
Fear the Links: The NBA is considering changing playoff seeding

Fear the Links: The NBA is considering changing playoff seeding

That and more in today’s links. Happy Monday, everyone. Here are today’s links. ICYMI from Fear the Sword: Tyronn Lue told Channing Frye he was sorry for removing him from the rotation, the Cavs are now 0-3 in the preseason, LeBron James is expected to play in the Cavs’ final two preseason games As transcribed from an ESPN article by ESPN, the NBA is considering balancing the schedule out and changing playoff seeding to abolish conferences. This isn’t something that will happen overnight, and isn’t certain yet, but it would directly impact the Cavs. For one, it’d be much less...
Fear The Sword Oct 8, 2017
Tyronn Lue told Channing Frye he was sorry for removing him from the Cavs’ rotation

Tyronn Lue told Channing Frye he was sorry for removing him from the Cavs’ rotation

Frye likely won’t see much playing time this season. So far in the Cavs’ preseason play, Channing Frye has barely seen the floor. And that isn’t likely to change moving forward. According to cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon, coach Tyronn Lue told Frye he was “sorry” for removing him from the Cavs’ rotation. Frye, a staple of the Cavs’ rotation last year, has been bumped out due to the Cavs’ being deeper and Lue looking to use more versatile lineups. “I was like man I'm sorry,” Lue said Sunday after the Cavs’ preseason loss to the Wizards, per cleveland.com. “[Frye]...
Fear The Sword Oct 8, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards gamethread

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards gamethread

Come chat about today’s game where none of the Cavs’ best player will be in action. Good afternoon (and possible Indians sweep day!) Fear the Sword. Ready for some more LeBron James-less Cavaliers basketball? Start time: 3 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Go Cleveland Cavaliers expected starting lineup: Jose Calderon, Kyle Korver, Richard Jefferson, Jeff Green, Channing Frye Washington Wizards expected starters: John Wall, Tomas Satoransky, Otto Porter Jr., Jason Smith, Marcin Gortat Cavaliers injuries: LeBron James, (Left ankle, Out), Iman Shumpert, (Left foot, Out), Isaiah Thomas, (Right hip,...
Fear The Sword Sep 29, 2017
Fear the Links: The Dwyane Wade edition

Fear the Links: The Dwyane Wade edition

Is there anything else that matters at the moment? Happy Friday, everyone. Here are today’s Fear the Links. If you have something you deserves to be shared here, drop me an email at christopherwmanning@gmail.com. From Fear the Sword: A podcast on Wade’s fit, previewing Channing Frye’s season, J.R. Smith seems to be the Cavs’ starting two guard, at least for now, LeBron missed practice due to ankle injury and Dwyane Wade will wear No. 9 with the Cavs. From 2006, when Dwyane Wade was named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year after winning the title, he was profiled by the...
Fear The Sword Sep 28, 2017
2017-18 Cleveland Cavaliers Player Preview: Channing Frye

2017-18 Cleveland Cavaliers Player Preview: Channing Frye

One of two Cavaliers with an unbelievably difficult 2016-17 season looks to have a rebound year in a big way Channing Frye has not even been a Cleveland Cavalier for two full seasons. He was the return when the franchise traded away the Anderson Varejao, a fan favorite. Even so, you would be hard-pressed to find a player who has endeared themself more to the city of Cleveland. By his own account, he is one of the luckiest players in the history of the NBA because he ended up on the same team as one of his life-long friends, Richard Jefferson. Their friendship and antics lead to the...
Fear The Sword Sep 27, 2017
2017-18 Cleveland Cavaliers Player Preview: Jeff Green will get squeezed out of Cavaliers rotation

2017-18 Cleveland Cavaliers Player Preview: Jeff Green will get squeezed out of Cavaliers rotation

Jeff Green could struggle to find the minutes to revive his career in Cleveland. Jeff Green was once considered one of the more promising athletes at the wing position in the NBA. Those days are past him. After becoming a punch line as the “guy a pseudo-contender wasted a first-rounder on to try to get them over the top”, he signed a one-year, $15 million deal with the Orlando Magic last summer. Last year, he wasted away, as players tend to do when they sign contracts with the Orlando Magic (see: Frye, Channing). He averaged career low in minutes (22.2 per game) scoring (9.2 per game),...

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