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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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?
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