Cavs’ Moondog trolls Robin Lopez with gift to his brother

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For the last two years, Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez has made a living off teasing mascots. Whenever the Blazers hit the road, mascots are in danger. He’s had a noted history with Cleveland Cavaliers mascot Moondog. That history — and the Cavs’ home date with the Brooklyn Nets tonight — led to the


Don’t trust the computers on Ohio State in the NCAA tournament: WFNY Stats & Info

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I can’t ever recall a dichotomy quite like this. The base support for this year’s Ohio State men’s basketball team has been lukewarm at best. A team some thought to be a top-20 contender languished for most of the season, stumbled into the NCAA tournament, and landed a No. 10 spot opposite 7-seed Virginia Commonwealth.


J.R. Smith shooting his way into Cavs record books: WFNY Stats & Info

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Suddenly, it’s been a month since my last tongue-in-cheek J.R. Smith three-point update. As you can see in the WFNY Stats & Info collection, I’ve been blogging occasionally about Smith’s rapid ascension up the Cleveland Cavaliers record books for long-distance attempts. After hitting six threes on Sunday, here’s a detailed status check for where he


Who has LeBron James assisted the most in his career? WFNY Stats & Info

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LeBron James had another record-breaking performance on Tuesday night, surpassing Scottie Pippen for the most assists all-time by a frontcourt player in NBA history. With his 11 assists in the victory over the Detroit Pistons, LeBron now has 6,142 for his career. That’s the 27th-most all-time. To commemorate the occasion of the Akron native becoming


Summer trade of Brendan Haywood could carry 300% tax rate for Cavs

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Last Thursday’s trade deadline was a fairly quiet affair for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sure, you can discuss the merits of Kendrick Perkins and his presence as a fourth big for this streaking team. But largely, the most impactful Cavs news from last week was a non-transaction. After some recent speculation from the blogosphere, the Cavs


Cavs take Utah’s Delon Wright in ESPN’s 2015 NBA mock draft

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Thursday is the NBA trade deadline. And while the Cleveland Cavaliers will be thinking of small deals on the fringes of their roster, it’s also fun to consider possible upgrades during the coming summer. As I discussed last month, a Brendan Haywood trade is much more palatable this season than during the offseason because of


J.R. Smith now 45th in Cavs history in threes attempted: WFNY Stats & Info

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In the background to his All-Star All-Style victory, J.R. Smith continues to make damages to the Cleveland Cavaliers record books. In just 20 games with the Cavs, he’s already shot up the leaderboard in three-point shots attempted. Here’s a look at exactly where Smith stands in Cavs history: 38. Andre Miller – 200 39. John Bagley –


AL Central is closer to baseball’s worst division than best: WFNY Stats & Info

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It’s been a busy offseason for the American League Central Division. After the Kansas City Royals advanced to the World Series, cellar-dwelling division mates Chicago and Minnesota pushed their payrolls up over $100 million with splashy free agency signings. And, of course, Detroit and Cleveland each won 85-plus games again last year. So how does


MLB News: Indians sign lefty Bruce Chen to minor league deal

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The Cleveland Indians signed veteran left-hander Bruce Chen to a minor league deal on Monday night, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. The deal is reportedly for a base of $1 million with an additional $1 million in incentives. Chen, 37, spent the last six years with the Kansas City Royals. He was released by


Looking at Kevin Love’s first quarters: WFNY Stats & Info

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The second-quarter outburst from Kevin Love in Sunday’s win over the Lakers at first seemed to be the turning of the tide for his disappointing Cavaliers season. But after post-game comments from LeBron James, the relationship with Love and this team continues to be on the hot seat. This ongoing controversy pushed me to look


Things that please me about the Cleveland Cavaliers right now

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Three-hundred and sixty-seven days ago, I wrote a piece titled Things that annoy me about the Cavaliers right now. It is a fascinating read to remember how things were for this franchise just 12 months ago. Let’s fast-forward to the ending because that’s always the best part: “The bottom line is that the Cleveland Cavaliers


Update on J.R. Smith’s three-point bonanza: WFNY Stats & Info

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He might have cooled off last week, but that hasn’t stopped J.R. Smith from still taking a ton of three-point shots for the streaking Cleveland Cavaliers. Now in 14 games in the Wine & Gold, the former Knick has attempted 113 threes. It’s a pretty impressive performance, as I first started tracking last Monday. Smith is


Kyrie and LeBron Enough for Seventh Straight Win: Pistons vs Cavs Behind The Box Score

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Detroit Pistons (17-29) 95 Cleveland Cavaliers (26-20) 103 Box Score Seven heaven. Kyrie Irving and LeBron James were enough offense together to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 103-95 win on the road against the pesky Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. Irving finished with 38, including 16 in the fourth quarter, and James collected 32


Indians showing interest in outfielder Nolan Reimold

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The Cleveland Indians have a pretty crowded outfield picture entering the 2015 season. But rumors circulated at the end of last week about their interest in yet another guy to add to the organizational depth. MASN’s Rich Kubatko tweeted on Friday that Cleveland is interested in signing free agent outfielder Nolan Reimold, the former long-time


Could Joba Chamberlain be a fit for the Indians bullpen?

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Last week, rumors circulated that the Indians were still interested in adding one more legitimate late-inning reliever to their bullpen. The options are winding down, so one particular name caught my eye over the weekend. ESPN’s Jim Bowden — yes, that same Jim Bowden who imploded during the trade deadline season — wrote an article


WFNY Stats & Info: J.R. Smith is taking a ton of threes

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J.R. Smith has now played 10 games in the Wine & Gold for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In those 10 games, he has attempted a stunning 85 three-point shots. Quickly, Smith is climbing up the franchise’s all-time leaderboard in long-distance shot attempts. From the great research database of, here’s where Smith currently stands. Warning: The


Everything you need to know about the NBA All-Star game, Kyrie Irving’s contract, and the future

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NBA fans voted in LeBron James as an Eastern Conference All-Star starter, but did not vote in Kyrie Irving despite his start last season and his reigning All-Star Game MVP honor. That snub will likely cost Irving – and by definition, save the Cleveland Cavaliers – around $9-10 million over the course of the point


Cleveland Indians reportedly in market for upgrade at closer

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Earlier on Friday, the Cleveland Indians reached agreements with their three final arbitration-eligible players. Everyone on the roster was now signed for the 2015 season. It seemed the team would be mostly done with any other acquisitions besides the usual spring training invites. But alas, Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi reported on Friday afternoon that the


The Timofey Mozgov trade helps the Cavs and that’s a good thing: While We’re Waiting…

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It’s been a wild few weeks to be a Cavaliers fan. Right about the time I arrived home for winter break, things were going well. Four weeks later, there have been two big trades, several injuries and a splattering of gut-wrenching losses. Suddenly, these Cleveland Cavaliers — the ones many thought would win 55, 60


Cavaliers to acquire Denver’s Timofey Mozgov

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are makin’ moves:’s Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst first reported on Wednesday that the team was close to acquiring center Timofey Mozgov from the Denver Nuggets. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski later confirmed the deal is happening. According to the reports, the Cavs will send two future first-round draft picks to Denver. Initially, the report stated that