3:40 AM EDT, Tue October 24, 2017
7 hours ago
Dwyane Wade felt it was time to embrace bench role

Dwyane Wade felt it was time to embrace bench role

Wade sought out Tyronn Lue to facilitate a move to the bench. The season isn’t even a week old, but that isn’t stopping the Cleveland Cavaliers from making a change to their starting lineup. J.R. Smith will takeover for Dwyane Wade as the team’s starting shooting guard moving forward, after a slow and awkward start from the former star. Wade acknowledged the need for change at practice on Monday. Stating that there was no sense in waiting for a change when things clearly weren’t working. "I just decided, earlier than later, just to get to the unit where I'd be more comfortable in...
11 hours ago
Eastern Conference power rankings: Continuity is an asset

Eastern Conference power rankings: Continuity is an asset

This is gonna be an ugly year in the East, friends. The East is a big, stinking pile of crap, but it’s our big, stinking pile of crap. Let’s see how things stack up a week into the season. 1. Toronto Raptors | 2-0 (+25.5 point differential) You can only play who is in front of you, and the Raptors have blown the doors off of who was in front of them with double-digit blowout wins against the Bulls and 76ers without Joel Embiid. I wouldn’t expect them to hold this top spot long, but I’d be stunned if they fall out of the top four at any point this season. 2. Washington Wizards | 2-0...
12 hours ago
J.R. Smith pleads not guilty to reckless driving, excessive speeding charges

J.R. Smith pleads not guilty to reckless driving, excessive speeding charges

Smith was cited the night before the Cavs’ pregame against the Magic on Oct. 12. Prior to the Cavaliers’ Oct. 12 preseason game against the Magic, J.R. Smith was cited for reckless driving in Bay Village, Ohio. According to the police report, police stopped Smith;s 2016 Dodge Avenger around 1:20 a.m. At the time, Smith was driving West speeding west on Lake Road, between Oakmoor Avenue and Glen Park Drive. The report does not say how fast Smith driving at the time. Ultimately, Smith was pulled over and pulled into the driveway of a neighbor. He took field sobriety tests, but the...
13 hours ago
Derrick Rose to miss the Cavaliers’ next two games

Derrick Rose to miss the Cavaliers’ next two games

Rose is still dealing with a sore left ankle. As he continues to work on his injured, Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose will miss the team’s next two games against the Bulls and Nets. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue updated Rose’s status after Monday’s practice. "He's going to be out a few more days I guess, I don't know," Lue said, per cleveland.com. "Seven days? I'm not sure. We're going to do the right thing and just take our time.” It’s unclear who will start in Rose’s place. With Dwyane Wade moving to bench, it would seem either Jose Calderon and or Iman Shumpert will start in...
14 hours ago
Dwyane Wade will come off bench, J.R. Smith re-inserted into starting lineup

Dwyane Wade will come off bench, J.R. Smith re-inserted into starting lineup

This was the right decision all along. Dwyane Wade has had a less-than-stellar debut for the Cavaliers through three games thus far. He’s shot 28 percent from the field, turned the ball over 2.7 times a game while only assisting 3.3 times per game. So, yeah, it’s not going well. J.R. Smith openly was upset about his benching, and it turns out that he didn’t need to stay mad for long. At practice Monday, coach Tyronn Lue said that Wade will come off the bench moving forward: Dwyane Wade is coming off the bench now for Cavs.— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydNBA) October 23, 2017 JR...
Oct 22, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers one play explained: Kevin Love connects with LeBron James

Cleveland Cavaliers one play explained: Kevin Love connects with LeBron James

On a night where little went right, a intriguing development was on display. Not much went right for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday against the Orlando Magic. In a blowout loss, the Cavs were outshot from three and looks out of sorts against the Magic. Only two players played well: LeBron James and Kevin Love. And the two also showed off a offensive change for the Cavs that could change the dynamic between the two some. Against the Magic, as has been the case in the Cavs’ other two games, Tyronn Lue is letting Love set up around the elbow more often than he has in seasons past. As he...
Oct 22, 2017
Derrick Rose says his ankle injury is “nothing too serious”

Derrick Rose says his ankle injury is “nothing too serious”

Rose missed Saturday’s loss to the Magic. According to Cavaliers point guard Derrick Rose, his ankle injury isn’t “too serious.” “It's a mild sprain, nothing too serious,” Rose said on Saturday, per cleveland.com. “Been getting lot of treatment since this morning, actually (Friday) night. They're staying on top of it. Like I said, I just don't want to lose my conditioning because I feel like I'm in great shape right now.” Rose hurt his ankle on Friday when the Cavaliers beat the Milwaukee Bucks. When he was hurt, Rose was fouled by Bucks center Greg Monroe, whose hands...
Oct 22, 2017
Dwyane Wade is still searching for his role with the Cavaliers

Dwyane Wade is still searching for his role with the Cavaliers

It might be with the second unit. The Cleveland Cavaliers experienced something that has become fairly common over the last three seasons. After beating the Celtics and Bucks, the team experienced a major letdown game with a blowout home loss against the Orlando Magic. Growing pains should be expected with this team, given the amount of turnover this summer. But one constant through three games has been the struggles of Dwyane Wade. Wade was limited to just 16 minutes against the Magic and has failed to reach double digit scoring in any game this season. Wade has looked out of sorts...
Oct 21, 2017
Canton Charge announce 2017-18 training camp roster

Canton Charge announce 2017-18 training camp roster

It features Kendrick Perkins and the Cavs’ two-contract signees. The Canton Charge, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ G-League affiliate, have announced their training camp roster ahead of the 2017-18 season. Headlining the roster are a few familiar faces. Veteran center Kendrick Perkins, as previously announced, will play for Canton in hopes of resurrecting his NBA career. Two-way contract signees London Perrantes and John Holland (who also played for the Charge last season) are on the roster as well. Additionally, forward Gerald Beverly and guard Mike Williams return to the team after playing...
Oct 21, 2017
Final Score: Cavaliers drubbed by Magic 114-93

Final Score: Cavaliers drubbed by Magic 114-93

The Cavs fell apart in their third game of the season. With just over six minutes left in the third quarter, Dwyane Wade hit a three-pointer to cut the Magic’s lead to seven. After he made, he looked up and raised his arms to celebrate just as the Magic called a timeout to regroup. In that moment, it seemed as if the Cavs were on their way to a comeback after trailing from the game’s opening possession. It, though, was not to be. Over the rest of the third quarter, the Magic pushed their lead back up to 23 points. The Cavs would go onto lose 114-93 on Friday night in Cleveland. At one...
Oct 21, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic gamethread

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic gamethread

The Cavs return home on the second half of a back-to-back. On the heels of a win in Milwaukee against Giannis and the Bucks, the Cavs return home to face the Magic tonight at Quicken Loans Arena. Quick question: With Aaron Gordon possibly out, who the heck with Orlando use to defend LeBron James? Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic When: 8 p.m. TV: Fox Sports Ohio Cleveland Cavaliers expected starting lineup: Jose Calderon, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Jae Crowder, Kevin Love Orlando Magic expected starting lineup: D.J. Augustin, Terrence Ross, Evan Fournier, Jonathan Isaac, Nikola...
Oct 21, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic: game preview, start time, TV information

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic: game preview, start time, TV information

Get ready for a barnburner, ladies and gents. The Cavaliers have jumped out to a 2-0 start to the season despite tough Eastern Conference competition and working in new pieces. They look to add to that win total against the Orlando Magic at home on the second half of a back-to-back. Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Orlando Magic When: 8 p.m. Where: Quicken Loans Arena Enemy Blog: Orlando Pinstriped Post TV: Fox Sports Ohio Online: Fox Sports Go, NBA League Pass Cavs injuries: Isaiah Thomas (right hip - OUT), Derrick Rose (left ankle - OUT) Magic injuries: Elfrid Payton (left hamstring - OUT),...
Oct 21, 2017
Derrick Rose feels he doesn’t receive an equal whistle

Derrick Rose feels he doesn’t receive an equal whistle

The Cavs point guard is tired of not being rewarded for going to the rim. When Derrick Rose signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, his intention was to show that he can be a positive contributor on a winning team and prove he can still play at a high level. But one aspect of his game that was so crucial to his success early in his career was his ability to get to the line. However since his All-Star seasons, Rose feels like he hasn’t received a fair whistle from the officials. Derrick Rose opened up to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin after leaving Friday night’s game with an ankle sprain. He...
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...
Oct 21, 2017
Jose Calderon likely to start Saturday against Orlando

Jose Calderon likely to start Saturday against Orlando

With Derrick Rose out, the Cavs will have a new point guard in. With Derrick Rose nursing an ankle sprain, the Cleveland Cavaliers appear like they will need to make a change at point guard for Saturday night’s showdown against the Orlando Magic. Per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue expressed skepticism towards Derrick Rose’s status for Saturday’s game: Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said he is "kind of assuming" Rose will miss the tail end of Cleveland's back-to-back Saturday at home against the Orlando Magic. "Just got to see how he feels," Lue said. "It doesn't look...