10:56 AM EDT, Wed October 18, 2017
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LeBron James goes to locker room where Gordon Hayward was receiving treatment

LeBron James goes to locker room where Gordon Hayward was receiving treatment

LeBron visited the injured Celtics star during a break in the action. The 2017-18 season started with one of the most gut-wrenching moments you will ever see on a basketball court. Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward came down awkwardly after trying to catch a lob pass and suffered a gruesome leg injury. This is one of those moments that goes beyond rivalries. These are all humans and professionals that dedicate an incredible amount of time perfecting their craft and pursuing excellence. To see a fluke injury like this will undoubtedly leave anybody that witnessed it with an uneasy...
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2017-2018 Season Preview roundtable

2017-2018 Season Preview roundtable

Cavs are here! The 2017-2018 season is quickly approaching, so we decided to do a staff roundtable to gauge our expectations on the coming season. With so many questions and turnover this past summer, this promises to be one of the most interesting regular seasons the Cavs have had in a long time. So let’s dive into it! Here are some staff predictions for the regular season win total, playoff seeding, and final result for the season: Zac Lockwood (@thezlock): My numbers say 57 wins and the first seed (Boston comes second with 55 wins). I can’t believe that we’ll be in chill mode much...
Oct 14, 2017
Tyronn Lue, Dwyane Wade respond to Kyrie Irving’s comments about Cleveland

Tyronn Lue, Dwyane Wade respond to Kyrie Irving’s comments about Cleveland

Both Lue and Wade talked down Irving’s comments. It’s not often that a player that requests a trade and is moved to a great situation holds so much resentment towards his former club. For whatever reason, Kyrie Irving has been on a media tour all summer seemingly trying to throw gasoline onto the the fire of the rivalry between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. This week he took shots at Cleveland, saying it was great to play in a “real, live sports city”. Via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue didn’t have much time for Irving’s shenanigans and...
Oct 13, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers trade Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder to the Atlanta Hawks

Cleveland Cavaliers trade Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder to the Atlanta Hawks

The Cavs regular season roster is set. The Cleveland Cavaliers needed to make roster moves to get their number of players down to 15. Even if the team cut all of their non-guaranteed, partial-guaranteed players and training camp invites, the team would still need to cut at least one more contract to get down to the desired figure of 15. While Jose Calderon was a viable option in the minds of many to be cut, the name that constantly came up by people around the team was Richard Jefferson. Rather than cut Richard Jefferson and Kay Felder, the team has come to an agreement to trade the duo to...
Oct 12, 2017
Isaiah Thomas: “I might not ever talk to Danny again”

Isaiah Thomas: “I might not ever talk to Danny again”

The former Celtics guard holds resentment towards Danny Ainge. Whenever a team trades the face of their franchise, there is inevitably going to be some tension. Whether it be from the fans, who devoted ours to building them up as their favorite player; or the player feelings slighted by the organization; or even from the organization itself, upset that they were put in a position where they were forced to prematurely end the relationship. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Isaiah Thomas opened up about his feelings towards the Boston Celtics, as well as Danny Ainge: I've been looking...
Oct 12, 2017
Derrick Rose believes he’ll double his salary next season

Derrick Rose believes he’ll double his salary next season

Which isn’t saying a whole lot. The Cleveland Cavaliers took a pretty low-risk gamble this season when they signed Derrick Rose to a minimum contract worth $2.1 million. The 28 year old former MVP has a chip on his shoulder and is looking to breathe new life into his career alongside LeBron James. A strong season with the Cavs could help elevate his status around the NBA once again. By showing he can adapt and be part of a winning team, he can change the tune of his doubters and critics. Via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, Rose knows he has an opportunity to earn another payday beyond this...
Oct 10, 2017
Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers fall to Chicago Bulls 108-94

Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers fall to Chicago Bulls 108-94

Cavs unable to run with the Bulls in preseason tilt. The Cleveland Cavaliers struggled in their first outing as a semi-complete lineup as they lost to the Chicago Bulls 108-94. While there were signs for optimism, it’s clear that this roster is still a work in progress as they prepare for the regular season. The Bulls received an inspired performance from their young players, as Justin Holiday, Lauri Markkanen, and Robin Lopez all had dominant stretches throughout the night. They also took advantage of some sloppy play from the Cavs, winning the turnover battle 22-15. As well as taking...
Oct 9, 2017
2017-18 Cleveland Cavaliers Player Previews: J.R. Smith

2017-18 Cleveland Cavaliers Player Previews: J.R. Smith

When the Cleveland Cavaliers first traded for J.R. Smith, he was an afterthought. But over the years, Smith has grown into an essential piece of the Cavs success. With him out of the lineup for lots of the regular season last year, the team’s defense regressed in a big way. He has been the team’s best perimeter defender and a vital part of the team’s spacing. His role will likely be reduced with the presence of Dwyane Wade, but he still will be one of the most important X-factors on the team. Smith’s regular season three point percentage of 35.1 percent last season was the lowest...
Oct 9, 2017
Derrick Rose to start at point guard

Derrick Rose to start at point guard

The Cavs starting point guard will be Derrick Rose. It should be no surprise that Derrick Rose will start the season at point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers. With Isaiah Thomas out until January, Rose gives the team its most proven option at the point guard position. In addition, his play to this point in the preseason has been impressive, as he has shown consistent explosiveness and efficiency while surrounded by the Cavs shooters. On Monday, news came down that Dwyane Wade would be starting at shooting guard for the foreseeable future. Meaning J.R. Smith would come off the bench. Along...
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),...
Oct 6, 2017
Cedi Osman was in “shock” during his NBA debut

Cedi Osman was in “shock” during his NBA debut

The Cavs rookie made his debut on Wednesday. Cedi Osman’s debut with the Cleveland Cavaliers was a quiet one. The rookie forward scored six points on 2-6 shooting. There may not be much time for Osman in the Cleveland Cavaliers rotation, but with the average age and injury history of the roster he may need to be ready if he’s called upon. If that moment comes, it’s important that Osman adjusts quickly to the NBA game. Via Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, Osman was feeling the pressure of his NBA debut and nerves may have got the better of him: "For me, first it was like shock," Osman...
Oct 4, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks: Game preview, start time, TV information

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks: Game preview, start time, TV information

The Cavs host the Hawks in their preseason opener. The Cleveland Cavaliers are back in action as they take on the Atlanta Hawks in the first game of the preseason. Traditionally the Hawks play their last game of the year against the Cavs. But with no real chance of that this season, being the Cavs first preseason game will have to do. Who: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks When: 7 p.m . Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio. Enemy Blog: Peachtree Hoops TV: NBA TV Music: Cavs injuries: LeBron James (OUT - ankle) Hawks injuries: DeAndre’ Bembry (OUT - triceps), Miles Plumlee...
Oct 3, 2017
Tristan Thompson is embracing coming off the bench

Tristan Thompson is embracing coming off the bench

Tristan Thompson has his eyes on the sixth man of the year award. Coming off a career best season it appeared like Tristan Thompson had established himself as a starting center in the league. However with the Cavs looking to maximize Kevin Love, as well as play a more fast paced offense, Thompson will once again come off the bench. While some players may be apprehensive after losing their starting role, Thompson is embracing the position he’s in and putting the team’s needs ahead of his own. In a recent article, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin shared what Tyronn Lue had to say about telling...
Oct 2, 2017
Quick takes from the Wine and Gold scrimmage

Quick takes from the Wine and Gold scrimmage

Cavs basketball is sort-of back After a long and unpredictable summer, basketball was finally back at Quicken Loans Arena. While it was still just a scrimmage, the new look Cavs showed off their newly acquired athleticism and up tempo look for those in attendance. The game started off with Derrick Rose, J.R. Smith, Dwyane Wade, Jae Crowder and Kevin Love taking on Jose Calderon, Iman Shumpert, Kyle Korver, Jeff Green, and Tristan Thompson. Although Wade confirmed what Heat fans have complained about this summer by being a “trader” and switching sides in the middle of the game. At this...
Oct 1, 2017
Derrick Rose addresses concerns about his three-point shooting

Derrick Rose addresses concerns about his three-point shooting

Rose said it had to do with how he’d be evaluated. With Isaiah Thomas out until January, Derrick Rose will need to play a major role for the Cleveland Cavaliers. With the possibility of both Rose and Dwyane Wade starting, concerns about the spacing have inevitably surfaced. For his career, Rose is just a 29.8 percent shooter from three. Last season, that percentage dropped to a career worst 21.7 percent on just 60 attempts. When asked about his three point shooting, Rose had an interesting response: Via ESPN: When a reporter asked him Saturday if he needed to put in extra work on his...

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