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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...
Sun Herald Oct 13, 2017

Shumpert replaces James in Cavs' starting lineup

Iman Shumpert replaced LeBron James in the Cleveland Cavaliers' starting lineup instead of J.R. Smith. Smith said prior to Friday night's final preseason game against Orlando that he prefers playing …
Fear The Sword Oct 13, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic gamethread

Cleveland Cavaliers at Orlando Magic gamethread

The Cavs wrap up their preseason schedule Good evening, Fear the Sword. Whose ready to watch LeBron James play basketball for the first time since June? Start time: 7 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Ohio Cleveland Cavaliers expected starting lineup: Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Iman Shumpert, Jae Crowder, Kevin Love Orlando Magic expected starting lineup: Cavaliers injuries: Isaiah Thomas (OUT - hip), LeBron James (OUT - ankle) Magic injuries: Evan Fornier (Sprained right ankle - TBD), Adreian Payne (Fractured fourth metacarpal - left hand, OUT), Terrence Ross (Strained right hamstring - OUT)
Fear The Sword Oct 13, 2017
Iman Shumpert to start in place of LeBron James vs. Magic

Iman Shumpert to start in place of LeBron James vs. Magic

J.R. Smith asked to come off the bench as he acclimates to his new role. With LeBron James out tonight as the Cleveland Cavaliers face the Orlando Magic, Iman Shumpert will start in his place with J.R. Smith coming off the bench. According to Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, Smith asked to come off the bench. "Actually he came up to me and asked me if he could come off the bench so he could get used to playing with the second unit, so I think it will be OK," Lue said, per cleveland.com. Shumpert returned on Tuesday from a sprained foot. When James returns, and he returns to the bench, he is...
Fear The Sword Oct 10, 2017
Iman Shumpert returns from foot sprain vs. Bulls

Iman Shumpert returns from foot sprain vs. Bulls

According to coach Tyronn Lue, Shumpert will be the first Cavalier off the bench. Iman Shumpert is back a bit earlier than expected. At his media availability before Tuesday’s Cavs-Bulls game, coach Tyronn Lue said that Shumpert would play six days after spraining his left foot. He was originally expected to miss 7-10 days. Additionally, Lue said that Shumpert would be the first player off the bench, replacing Derrick Rose when Rose comes out early in the first quarter. Both bits of news are surprising. Until Lue’s media availability, there was no indication that Shumpert would return....
Fear The Sword Oct 10, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls: Game preview, start time, TV information

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls: Game preview, start time, TV information

We finally get to see LeBron suit up on Wednesday. The gang is back together (minus Isaiah Thomas, that is)! LeBron James makes his preseason debut after dealing with an ankle injury suffered during practice, and the rest of the rotation will join him against the Bulls. Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Chicago Bulls When: 8 p.m. Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio Enemy Blog: Blog A Bull TV: ESPN, Fox Sports Go Cavs injuries: Iman Shumpert (OUT - left foot), Isaiah Thomas (OUT - hip) Bulls injuries: Zach LaVine (OUT - ACL), Kris Dunn (left index finger), Quincy Pondexter (left...
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 Oct 8, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards: Game preview, start time, TV information

Cleveland Cavaliers at Washington Wizards: Game preview, start time, TV information

The Cavs travel to Washington to take on an Eastern Conference “rival” The Cleveland Cavaliers look to get their first win of the preseason as they travel to Washington to take on the Wizards. Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Washington Wizards When: 3 p.m. Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. Enemy Blog: Bullets Forever TV: NBA TV Cavs injuries: LeBron James (OUT - ankle), Iman Shumpert (OUT - left foot), Cedi Osman (OUT - back), Isaiah Thomas (OUT - hip). , Derrick Rose, (Rest, Out), Dwyane Wade, (Rest, Out), JR Smith, (Rest, Out), Jae Crowder, (Rest, Out), Kevin Love, (Rest, Out),...
Fear The Sword Oct 6, 2017
How J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert can offer the Cavs secondary playmaking

How J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert can offer the Cavs secondary playmaking

Can J.R. Smith or Iman Shumpert grow into reliable secondary playmakers for the Cavs this season? With the Cavs potentially starting the season with Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade in the backcourt, Ty Lue will be searching for secondary playmaking off the bench. The decision pairs two pick and roll heavy players (Wade ran PnR on 43.9 percent of his possessions last season and Rose ran PnR on 53.5 percent of his) with one of the NBA’s best pick and roll operators in LeBron James. But it also leaves the Cavs’ bench unit with little pick and roll experience or expertise. J.R. Smith ran pick...
Fear The Sword Oct 6, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers: game preview, start time, TV information

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers: game preview, start time, TV information

The Cavs are back in action for their second preseason game. After Wednesday’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks, the Cleveland Cavaliers are back in action tonight against the Indiana Pacers. Will the Cavs bounce back? Let’s discuss that and more. Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Indiana Pacers When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland, Ohio Enemy Blog: Indy Cornrows TV: Unavailable in the Cleveland area Online: Fox Sports Go Music: Cavs injuries: Iman Shumpert (left foot sprain - OUT), LeBron James (ankle sprain - OUT), Cedi Osman (back spasms - status TBD) Pacers injuries: Ike...
Fear The Sword Oct 5, 2017
Iman Shumpert has sprained left foot, out 7-10 days

Iman Shumpert has sprained left foot, out 7-10 days

The Cavs guard will miss the rest of preseason with the injury. Iman Shumpert injured his left foot in the Cavaliers preseason opener against the Hawks, and the team has announced that he’s been diagnosed with a sprain that will have him out seven-to-ten days. That should put him out until the end of preseason, but Tyronn Lue says that he could heal faster than expected, via Cleveland.com: "We'll see how he feels," Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. "He always heals pretty good. He heals faster than anyone I've ever seen. We'll just see how he feels." Lue also said that he didn’t expect rookie...
NBA Oct 5, 2017

Iman Shumpert injures left foot in preseason game

Iman Shumpert experienced a left foot injury during the first quarter of last night's game in Cleveland at The Q vs. the Atlanta Hawks. He left the game and did not return to play.
Fear The Sword Oct 5, 2017
Fear the Links: What NBA players and coaches think of All-Star game changes

Fear the Links: What NBA players and coaches think of All-Star game changes

That and more in today’s links. Happy Wednesday, everyone. Here is today’s edition of Fear the Links. ICYMI from Fear the Sword: the Limited Upside Cavs season preview podcast, Iman Shumpert might not have a role, he also cleared the air with Tyronn Lue, Shumpert also was hurt in the Cavs’ preseason opener, which the Cavs lost 109-93 and GMs think the Cavs will win the East. At ESPN, here’s what players and coaches think of the changes made to the All-Star game format. Kevin Love seems particularly interested in who LeBron will pick. At Philly Voice, Kyle Neubeck looks at Ben...
Hoops Hype Oct 5, 2017
Trending stories: Chris Paul, Iman Shumpert, LaVar Ball and more

Trending stories: Chris Paul, Iman Shumpert, LaVar Ball and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! NBA.com 2017-18 GM Survey – via nba.com October 04 10:03 AM It’s the Golden State Warriors and everybody else. In the 16-year history of the NBA.com GM Survey, no team has been as overwhelming a favorite to win the championship as this year’s Warriors. Shares How LaVar Ball trolled his way to the top – via espn.com October 04 12:25 PM The most famous dad in sports didn’t always hold that distinction. Shares How the worst NBA jersey...
Fear The Sword Oct 4, 2017
Iman Shumpert leaves Cavs preseason opener with left foot injury

Iman Shumpert leaves Cavs preseason opener with left foot injury

The guard will not return. Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert has left the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason game vs. the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday with a left foot injury, the team says. He will not return, but did walk off the court under his own power according to the team’s broadcast. Shumpert appeared to hurt his foot while going up for a dunk. After the play, he took some time to get back to the other end of the court: Looks like this is where Shumpert got hurt: pic.twitter.com/QYTye7laEg— Chris Manning (@cwmwrites) October 4, 2017 It’s too early now to say what...

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