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Fear The Sword Nov 26, 2017
Iman Shumpert to play Monday against the 76ers

Iman Shumpert to play Monday against the 76ers

He will come off the bench as Jose Calderon continues to start at point guard. The Cavaliers will have Iman Shumpert back on Monday against the 76ers, coach Tyronn Lue said after Sunday’s practice. Shumpert, though, will come off the bench after starting at point guard in place of Derrick Rose prior to his injury. Jose Calderon will continue to start at point guard. “He fits in because we've been putting J.R. (Smith) back with the second unit,” Lue said, per cleveland.com. “That will be Shump's position.” Shumpert has missed the Cavs’ last three games with knee soreness. For...
Fear The Sword Nov 22, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets gamethread

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets gamethread

Can the Cavs make it six straight? Maybe the Cavs can wrap this up in the hour before Warriors-Thunder tips off in Oklahoma City. Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Brooklyn Nets When: 7 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Ohio Cleveland Cavaliers expected starting lineup: Jose Calderon, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Jae Crowder, Kevin Love Brooklyn Nets expected starting lineup: Spencer Dinwiddie, Allen Crabbe, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, DeMarre Carroll, Trevor Booker Cavaliers injuries: Isaiah Thomas (OUT - hip), Iman Shumpert (OUT - left knee), Tristan Thompson (OUT - left calf), Derrick Rose (OUT - ankle) Nets...
Fear The Sword Nov 20, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons gamethread

Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons gamethread

Can the Cavs keep their winning ways going? The Pistons, playing on the second half of a back-to-back, have been one of the East’s best teams this year. Who: Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons When: 7 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Ohio Cleveland Cavaliers expected starting lineup: Jose Calderon, J.R. Smith, LeBron James, Jae Crowder, Kevin Love Detroit Pistons expected starting lineup: Reggie Jackson, Avery Bradley, Stanley Johnson, Tobias Harris, Andre Drummond Cavaliers injuries: Iman Shumpert (OUT - knee), Isaiah Thomas (OUT - hip), Derrick Rose (OUT - ankle), Tristan Thompson (OUT -...
Fear The Sword Nov 20, 2017
Should Channing Frye get consistent minutes?

Should Channing Frye get consistent minutes?

Tyronn Lue has been forced to play Channing Frye due to injury. Have results shown that he should have played all along? Channing Frye was practically glued to the bench to start the season, playing minimal minutes that came mainly in garbage-time situations. That was until Nov. 1, when Tristan Thompson was injured during a game and forced Tyronn Lue’s hand. The Cavaliers have played vastly different since, although an injury to Derrick Rose and the return of Iman Shumpert also helped the team during this time period. The early Cavaliers’ season was a dumpster fire and Frye barely saw...
Fear The Sword Nov 20, 2017
Tyronn Lue indicates Cedi Osman could play vs. Pistons due to injuries on the roster

Tyronn Lue indicates Cedi Osman could play vs. Pistons due to injuries on the roster

Our #CediWatch has restarted. Cavaliers rookie Cedi Osman has mostly been relegated to the bench in his first year in the NBA, a natural byproduct of playing on a deep team with high expectations (and one that has struggled to win, thus forcing more minutes for their stars.) With Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert, Isaiah Thomas and Tristan Thompson all out against the Pistons and Osman’s fellow benchwarmer Jose Calderon pressed into a starting role, Tyronn Lue indicated that Cedi could find minutes against Detroit, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com: Ty Lue said something at Monday's shootaround...
Fear The Sword Nov 19, 2017
Jose Calderon to start against the Pistons

Jose Calderon to start against the Pistons

The veteran guard fills in as Iman Shumpert and Derrick Rose are out. With the Cavaliers’ other point guards tested, Jose Calderon will start for the Cavaliers on Monday against the Pistons. Tyronn Lue revealed his decision on Sunday at the Cavs’ practice in Detroit. “Just be who he is,” Lue said, per cleveland.com, when asked what he wanted to see from Calderon. “Offensively, we know he can shoot the basketball so we want him to shoot the ball.” Calderon has started one other game this year, a 114-93 loss to the Magic on Oct. 21. In that game, Calderon started, but was...
Fear The Sword Nov 18, 2017
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 18, 2017
Iman Shumpert to miss 5-7 days with knee effusion

Iman Shumpert to miss 5-7 days with knee effusion

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without Iman Shumpert for at least a week as he rehabilitates his sore knee. The Cavs guard tried playing through soreness Friday against the L.A. Clippers, but was limited to just 11 minutes of play. On Saturday, team released the following statement regarding the status of Iman Shumpert: Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert experienced left knee soreness during the first half of last night’s game in Cleveland vs. the LA Clippers. He was examined at halftime and did not return to play. Additional examination and imaging today at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health...
Fear The Sword Nov 18, 2017
No timetable for Iman Shumpert

No timetable for Iman Shumpert

Shumpert will be day to day with knee soreness. Iman Shumpert played just 11 minutes against the L.A. Clippers before he was forced to remove himself from the game with knee soreness. According to Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue, Shumpert had been dealing with this soreness prior to the game. But with the Cavs already short-handed, he tried to play through it. Via Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com: Coach Tyronn Lue told cleveland.com that Shumpert's knee was bothering before the game but he tried to play, and it was unknown if Shumpert's absence would linger. If Shumpert misses more time, the point...
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 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...

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