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Cleveland Cavaliers call up John Holland

Cleveland Cavaliers call up John Holland

The Cavs call up Holland from the Charge to fill-out injury riddled roster. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been gutted with injuries to begin the 2017-2018 NBA season. Already missing Isaiah Thomas and Tristan Thompson, the team will now be without both Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert for at least a week. In order to address this issue, the team will be calling up John Holland from the G-League. Holland signed a two-way contract with the team earlier this summer. The news was first reported by Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, later confirmed by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin: Cavs source confirms the...
Fear The Sword Nov 17, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Clippers gamethread

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Clippers gamethread

Will the Cavs make it four straight? It’s Ty Lue going against his mentor tonight in Cleveland. Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Clippers When: 7:30 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Ohio Cleveland Cavaliers expected starting lineup: Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Jae Crowder, Kevin Love Los Angeles Clippers expected starting lineup: Austin Rivers, Sindarius Thornwell, Wesley Johnson, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan Cavs injuries: Isaiah Thomas (OUT - hip), Tristan Thompson (OUT - left calf), Derrick Rose (TBD - ankle sprain/soreness) Clippers injuries: Milos Teodosic (OUT - plantar...
Fear The Sword Nov 17, 2017
Tyronn Lue says Derrick Rose will miss at least two more weeks

Tyronn Lue says Derrick Rose will miss at least two more weeks

Derrick Rose won’t be back soon, it seems. Derrick Rose hasn’t played in a game since November 7th due to lingering ankle issues. It doesn’t quite seem like he’ll be back any time soon. Derrick Rose (ankle) will miss at least two more weeks, Ty Lue said.— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydNBA) November 17, 2017 This is a bummer for Rose, but ultimately probably good news for the Cavaliers. Most minutes he’s been on the floor have been a complete disaster. Rose has a net rating of -12.3 this season, and he’s played over 75 percent of his minutes with LeBron this year. With the Cavs...
Fear The Sword Nov 15, 2017
Draymond Green says Cavs fans should be concerned about LeBron’s workload

Draymond Green says Cavs fans should be concerned about LeBron’s workload

He isn’t wrong: LeBron is playing a ton of minutes The Cavaliers have stumbled to a 7-7 start for the 2017-18 season, and there’s been a litany of issues. The team is dealing with injuries to Isaiah Thomas, Tristan Thompson and Derrick Rose, the defense is as abominable as it’s ever been, and the team’s struggled to incorporate all the new pieces into their rotation. As far as Draymond Green is concerned, their biggest problem is LeBron James’ workload so far this year, via USA Today: However, there are some glaring concerns with them. And at the same time, you’re missing a...
Fear The Sword Nov 15, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets gamethread

Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets gamethread

Will the Cavs give the Hornets a fifth straight loss? Let’s hope this isn’t as weird as Monday’s game, right? Who: Cleveland Cavaliers at Charlotte Hornets When: 8 p.m. TV: ESPN Cleveland Cavaliers expected starting lineup: Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Jae Crowder, Kevin Love Charlotte Hornets expected starting lineup: Kemba Walker, Nic Batum, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Marvin Williams, Dwight Howard Cavs injuries: Isaiah Thomas (OUT - hip), Tristan Thompson (OUT - calf), Derrick Rose (TBD - ankle soreness/sprain) Hornets injuries: Treveon Graham (OUT - Right quad...
Fear The Sword Nov 13, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks gamethread

Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks gamethread

Will the Cavs pick up a win against a solid Knicks team? "Traveling like a real citizen, man." - J.R. Smith, working class poet Who: Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks When: 7:30 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Ohio Cleveland Cavaliers expected starting lineup: Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Jae Crowder, Kevin Love New York Knicks expected starting lineup: Jarrett Jack, Courtney Lee, Tim Hardaway Jr., Kristaps Porzingis, Enes Kanter Cavs injuries: Isaiah Thomas (OUT - hip), Tristan Thompson (OUT - left calf), Derrick Rose(TBD - ankle sprain/soreness) Knicks injuries: Kristaps...
Fear The Sword Nov 13, 2017
Derrick Rose out again Monday due to ankle injury

Derrick Rose out again Monday due to ankle injury

Rose continues to be on the shelf. Derrick Rose is out again on Monday as the Cavaliers face the Knicks, Rose’s old team, in New York. Cavs coach update Rose’s status at the team’s shootaround Monday morning: Derrick Rose will miss Monday's game against the Knicks because of his left ankle injury, Ty Lue said. Iman Shumpert will continue to start in his place.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) November 13, 2017 When asked about if Rose was out, Lue said “no Rose” and didn’t elaborate further. Rose is dealing with ankle injury that he suffered on Oct. 20 against the Bucks. He...
Fear The Sword Nov 13, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks: game preview, start time, TV information

Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks: game preview, start time, TV information

Can the Cavaliers win their second game in a row? After finishing 1-1 in the Texas road trip, the Cavaliers head to New York to play Kristaps Porzingis and the Knicks. Who: Cleveland Cavaliers at New York Knicks When: 7:30 p.m. ET Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York. Enemy Blog: Posting and Toasting TV: Fox Sports Ohio, NBA League Pass Online: NBA League Pass, Fox Sports GO Music: Cavs injuries: Isaiah Thomas (OUT - hip), Tristan Thompson (OUT - left calf), Derrick Rose (TBD - ankle sprain/soreness) Knicks injuries: None Three Keys to the game The Knicks are off to a fast...
Fear The Sword Nov 12, 2017
Fear the Links: LeBron definitely took a shot Phil Jackson

Fear the Links: LeBron definitely took a shot Phil Jackson

That and more in Sunday’s linkls. Happy Sunday, Fear the Sword. Here are today’s links, which I hope you are enjoying over your third or fourth cup of coffee and while not watching the Browns,. ICYMI from Fear the Sword: an update on Derrick Rose, Cavs-Mavs player grades, and the Cavs beat the Mavs behind a big Kevin Love game LeBron took a shot at Phil Jackson because, yes, he’s that petty. At Vice Sports, Michael Pina’s The Outlet Pass is worth your time each week. This week, he looks at the Mavs’ struggles (and fan favorite Cavs trade target Nerlens Noel), Kyrie’s passing in...
Fear The Sword Nov 11, 2017
Derrick Rose out vs. Mavericks, timeline for return unclear

Derrick Rose out vs. Mavericks, timeline for return unclear

Rose says he may have come back too soon from his initial injury. Derrick Rose will miss his second straight game when the Cavaliers face the Mavericks on Saturday. Iman Shumpert, who started for Rose on Thursday against the Rockets, will again start in Rose’s place. Coach Tyronn Lue updated Lue’s on Saturday afternoon after the team’s shootaround. Rose has already missed five games this season due to his ankle injury. Per cleveland.com, Rose said he returned too fast from the initial injury, which he suffered on Oct. 20. Neither he or the team know when he’ll return from this...
Fear The Sword Nov 9, 2017
Podcast: A deep dive into Derrick Rose, Kevin Love and the Cavs' lineups

Podcast: A deep dive into Derrick Rose, Kevin Love and the Cavs' lineups

Today’s show dives into two of Cleveland’s most interesting players. Welcome to Locked on Cavaliers, the official Cleveland Cavaliers podcast of the Locked on Podcast network. On today’s episode, host Chris Manning (@cwmwrites) is joined by Fear the Sword's Mike Zavagno (@MZavagno11) to look at why Derrick Rose has struggled (1:03), good lineups the Cavs have used (13:00), the bad of the Cavs' lineups (20:36), Kevin Love's season so far (35:26) and preview Thursday's Cavs-Rockets game. For those who were wondering, every episode of ‘Locked on Cavaliers’ is now available on iTunes...
Fear The Sword Nov 9, 2017
Derrick Rose will not play vs. Rockets due to ankle injury

Derrick Rose will not play vs. Rockets due to ankle injury

Iman Shumpert will start in his place at point guard. The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without Derrick Rose as they face their biggest challenge of the season Thursday night against the Houston Rockets. ESPN’s Dave McMenamin reported that sources told him Rose will miss the game due to ankle soreness. It’s unclear at this time whether or not the soreness is occurring on the same ankle that he sprained earlier this season against the Milwaukee Bucks, but it seems like a safe assumption. Injuries like this can linger and it takes very little to re-aggravate them. Rose also has a lengthy...
Posting and Toasting Nov 7, 2017
How is Kristaps Porzingis dominating the NBA? An in-depth look

How is Kristaps Porzingis dominating the NBA? An in-depth look

Much Kristaps dominance. Kristaps Porzingis has made the leap. With the Carmelo Anthony trade in the rearview mirror, and Derrick Rose shipped off to Cleveland, it was finally time for Kristaps to take on the role of the go-to offensive player. While many called for this, a lot of objective observers thought Porzingis might struggle to completely fill the lead scoring role. After all, last season's film left a lot to be desired, and there were plenty of holes in Porzingis' game. I don't think anyone saw this monstrous start coming. He busted out the gate red hot, but fell down to Earth...
Fear The Sword Nov 7, 2017
Podcast: On Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade’s comments and more

Podcast: On Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade’s comments and more

Plus, what the Cavs should look to improve on in the next few games. Welcome to Locked on Cavaliers, the official Cleveland Cavaliers podcast of the Locked on Podcast network. On today’s episode, host Chris Manning (@cwmwrites) is joined by Bleacher Report's Greg Swartz (@CavsGregBR) to talk about how Kyrie Irving has looked with the Celtics (1:12), on Derrick Rose's struggles so far (6:13), on Dwyane Wade's comments after the Hawks loss (12:21), the team's lack of an identity (16:51) and a quick preview of Cavs-Bucks (31:54). For those who were wondering, every episode of ‘Locked on...
Fear The Sword Nov 5, 2017
Derrick Rose to be kept on minute restriction all season

Derrick Rose to be kept on minute restriction all season

The Cavs will try to maintain the point guard’s heath with limited minutes. The Cleveland Cavaliers may be struggling early this season, but Derrick Rose is still off to a good start with his new team. The point guard is averaging 16 points per game on the highest true shooting percentage of his career. In order to preserve and maintain his effectiveness and health, the Cavs have decided to keep him on a strict minutes restriction for the full season. Via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin: "Let me say, for one, I'm just happy to be a part of this team, part of something that I think is special,"...

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