Should the Cavs rest Kevin Love? A WFNY Roundtable

Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers

Thus far through the season, the performance from Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love has not been what many expected. A three-time All-Star for which the number one pick of the last two drafts was traded has been the subject of plenty of discussion. He has been battling nagging injuries throughout the season, so would he

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Kyrie with one for the ages, conference climate, and Buckeye turnout: While We’re Waiting…

Cleveland Sports

Good morning and Happy Thursday, WFNY-ers! Did anybody catch the Cavs game last night? If you didn’t, you missed one of the best individual performances in Cavalier franchise history, courtesy of Kyrie Irving. When word came down that the wine and gold would be LeBron-less last night, the mind immediately jumped to that 1-8 record

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LeBron James misses Blazers game due to wrist injury

LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are riding high, owners of a seven-game winning streak, but to continue it, they’ll need to do so without LeBron James. The Cavaliers announced just before Wednesday night’s tipoff that James would miss his career-high 10th game of the season with a sore right wrist. He is also likely to miss an

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D’Angelo Russell, One and Dones, and Team Building

D'Angelo Russell Ohio State NCAA Basketball

On Thursday night, like many nights during this college basketball season, I watched Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell do practically everything for his team as he led the Buckeyes to a tight victory over Northwestern in Evanston. Russell scored 33 of the team’s 69 points while hitting 6-of-11 three pointers. He added seven rebounds,

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Still More OSU Afterglow and #CavsTwitter: While We’re Waiting…

Cleveland Sports

Howdy and welcome to Thursday, fellow WFNYers (pronounced WOOF-ners). It’s been quite a week of polar opposites between Ohio State football and Cavalier basketball, hasn’t it? With the Indians in the deep offseason freeze and the Browns still looking for an offensive coordinator, that’s where we’re going to stay for today’s edition of the triple dub.

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Ohio’s Praise

Ezekiel Elliott Ohio State National Championship

The Chase is complete. With an under-the-radar running back star, the greatest third-string quarterback in the history of third-string quarterbacks, an offensive line that was a laughingstock earlier in the season, and a defense that spent most of the season trying to find itself, the Buckeyes grabbed their eighth national championship with a 42-20 victory

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The Long Road To Belief

Ohio State Buckeyes

Cleveland sports isn’t easy on the soul. It’s a lot of losing, a lot of draft picks, trades, and signings gone wrong, and worst of all, it’s littered with a lot of almosts and timing of the worst variety. This is nothing anyone reading this site hasn’t heard in many different flavors before. For those

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Waiters trade reaction: Cavs couldn’t afford to wait, deal their biggest chip

Dion Waiters Cleveland Cavaliers

I‘ll always have a soft spot for Dion Waiters. He’s a high-usage, inefficient, inconsistent combo guard, but he was our high-usage, inefficient, inconsistent combo guard! He will be remembered as the player that could bring you out of your seat and to your knees multiple times within the same minute of game action. But, as of

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Reports: Dion Waiters to be Traded; J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert involved

Dion Waiters

UPDATE: The Cavaliers will receive a heavily protected first-round pick from Oklahoma City and send their 2019 second round pick to the Knicks as part of the deal. The Knicks will also waive Samuel Dalembert rather than trading him to save $2 million. Dion Waiters was supposed to fill-in for the injured Kyrie Irving in

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Blatt’s Growing Pains Not Cause For Hot Seat

David Blatt Cleveland Cavaliers

It was pretty well expected that the Cleveland Cavaliers would experience some growing pains on the court in the first half of this season. With ten new players (tops in the league) and a first-time NBA head coach, there were bound to be some head-scratching and off nights. Look no further than Sunday against Detroit

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No Varejao Presenting Its Challenges: Cavs vs Florida Teams Behind The Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

In their first two games without center Anderson Varejao, lost for the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers have looked very lost for stretches. They disappointed on Christmas Day as the Heat rode the hot shooting of Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng to the 101-91 win without Chris Bosh. On Friday night, they bounced back to win

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Whole Lotto Love — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 3

NBA Lottery Cleveland Cavaliers

If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last

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The Wheel of Shooting Guards

Cleveland Cavaliers Shooting Guards

The first two months of the 2014-15 NBA season has provided no shortage of fascinating storylines. None of them, however, intrigues me more than the way that Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt has approached the shooting guard position within his rotation. Through the course of each game, with each spin as it were, Blatt seemingly

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Cavaliers Film Room: First Quarter Love

Kevin Love

When we last met in the Cavalier Film Room, we talked about Kyrie Irving’s defense. This time, we’re finally going to get into some of David Blatt’s offense. I’m going to start with what has become pretty obvious: Kevin Love is a really good first quarter player. Not only is Love an excellent first quarter

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A Buckeye weekend for the ages

Ohio State Buckeyes

Last Wednesday night, I got a text from my buddy Steve. Steve, his twin brother Matt, and I have been friends since eighth grade. All three of us also went to Ohio State together and lived with each other for four years. Quite frankly, if not for these two, this Buckeye fanatic may very well

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My Sportsman of the Year: J.T. Barrett

JT Barrett Ohio State Buckeyes

Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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Cavalier Film Room: Kyrie Irving’s Much-Improved Defense

Kyrie Irving Cleveland Cavaliers New York Knicks

When we last met in the Cavalier film room many moons ago, before the holidays, before I moved (again), etc., we talked about defending Pau Gasol in the post. This time, we’re going to focus on something I’ve spent many nights ridiculing: Kyrie Irving’s defense. This time, however, we discuss it on a much more

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Buckeyes comeback falls just short in Louisville

Thad Matta Ohio State Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeye men’s basketball team had about as putrid of an offensive start to a game as you’ll ever to see when they looked ill-prepared on the road against a tenacious Louisville defense that sped them up, challenged every shot, and gave them fits. If you want to give them credit for anything, it’s this: Ohio

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Splinters from the Bench: Analyzing what ails Cavs second squad

Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer

It’s no secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been getting virtually nothing from their bench through the first 15 games. But, just how bad is it? Is it worse than it appears on the surface? Is it a problem that can be fixed in-house or self-correct with time and familiarity? Is a mid-season upgrade necessary?

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Buckeye Talk, Nick Swisher, and the “Vikings Family”: While We’re Waiting…

Cleveland Sports

Hey there, WFNY. It’s Wednesday, and I’m not TD. Yes, much like Mike Aviles, I have no regular WWW position, but I’m pitching in wherever needed. So, from when you last heard from me in the WWW space, it was Thursday, and plenty has happened since then. In fact, all five of the teams that

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