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Hoops Hype Nov 29, 2017
Cavs shouldn't trade Nets pick in Tristan Thompson-DeAnde Jordan swap

Cavs shouldn't trade Nets pick in Tristan Thompson-DeAnde Jordan swap

The Cleveland Cavaliers are potentially one of the “multiple teams” interested in trading for Los Angeles Clippers big man DeAndre Jordan. A league source believes the Cavs would consider a Jordan-Tristan swap, first rounder would likely be in there too https://t.co/jmXYkhVmfG — Joe Vardon (@joevardon) November 24, 2017 Joe Vardon, who covers the team, wrote about the Cavaliers as a potential destination for Jordan in a swap for Tristan Thompson (via Cleveland.com): “A league source believes this move, Jordan for Thompson, is one the Cavs would consider. How the Brooklyn pick...
Fear The Sword Nov 24, 2017
Cavs would consider DeAndre Jordan-Tristan Thompson swap, per report

Cavs would consider DeAndre Jordan-Tristan Thompson swap, per report

It, though, is not an actual report. According to cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon, the Cavaliers would consider a DeAndre Jordan-Tristan Thompson swap. Per Vardon, it is not clear if the Cavs would give up the Nets pick to get Jordan in a possible deal. There are a few things to consider here. For one, the source is described as league source, and not a team one. That would seem to indicate that the person saying the Cavs would consider a swap doesn’t have direct knowledge of the situation. Secondly, it’s unclear if the Cavs would actually give up for Jordan, who can be a free agent next...
Fear The Sword Nov 24, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets gamethread

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets gamethread

The Cavs are back in action and looking for a seventh straight win. Which Cav do you think ate the most yesterday, and is thus feeling a little weighed down today? Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Hornets When: 8 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Ohio Cleveland Cavaliers expected starting lineup: Jose Calderon, 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 Cavaliers injuries: Isaiah Thomas (OUT - hip), Tristan Thompson (OUT - left calf), Derrick Rose(OUT - ankle),...
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
Ante Zizic assigned to the Canton Charge

Ante Zizic assigned to the Canton Charge

The center will get some reps with the Cavs’ G-League affiliate. Ante Zizic has been assigned to the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers announced on Sunday. Zizic will play Monday with the Cavs’ G-League affiliate on Monday on the road against the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. Zizic appeared in just five games for the Cavs this season, averaging 1.4 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. He has remained on the bench despite Tristan Thompson’s calf injury leaving some vacant minutes at center. Instead of giving Zizic a chance, Tyronn Lue has (understandably) gone with Channing Frye. It is, though, good...
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 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
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...

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