According to AP report, the Cavaliers have traded Alonzo Gee

On Thursday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers decided not to draft Joel Embiid, the center prospect with the fractured foot. However, that doesn’t mean the Cavaliers weren’t still in the market for acquiring other centers with fractured feet. According to the AP, the Cavaliers traded much maligned Alonzo Gee to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for

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Your Post-Trade Deadline Cleveland Cavaliers Viewing Guide

Because masochism isn’t for everyone I hate winter. Seriously. I woke up today at 7:00 a.m., barely able to breath for the fifth straight day. I spent the next two minutes trying to vacate my nasal cavity of what I suspect was approximately a fetrick muckton of the crustiest boogers known to man. I then turned

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Alonzo Gee to see a boost in playing time

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With Dion Waiters (knee) and CJ Miles (ankle) both nursing lower-leg injuries, once-forgotten small forward Alonzo Gee is expected to see a considerable boost in playing time, with Cavs head coach Mike Brown stating that Gee will get the bulk of the minutes usually eaten up by Waiters. Gee will see plenty of burn off

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Dan Gilbert needs to abandon playoff goals for this season

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(Editor’s note: This was written prior to the Cavaliers firing of Chris Grant.) I’m convinced that a major part of the reason that the Cleveland Cavaliers are playing the way they are is because they’ve been tanking for so long. Only Alonzo Gee and Anderson Varejao are left from the first awful season post-LeBron, but

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WFNY Stats & Info: Assessing Luol Deng’s value in Cleveland

Luol Deng, 28 years old, represents a tremendous upgrade at small forward for the 11-23 Cavs. He’s a back-to-back All-Star scoring the most points in his career this season. He’ll take away minutes from Alonzo Gee et al in the team’s rotation. While the future ramifications of this move are up in the air, here

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While We’re Waiting… Top Buckeye moments of 2013, drinking your favorite Cavaliers, and ranking the NFL head coaching vacancies

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Cleveland sports fans are waiting. Thus, while we’re all waiting, the WFNY editors thought you might enjoy reading. Because you never know how long we might be waiting. So here are assorted reading goodies for you to enjoy. Send more good links for tomorrow’s edition to tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Leading off 2014, let’s take a look back at

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So, about that whole “Anthony Bennett is a power forward” thing…

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While introducing his shiny, new first-overall draft selection in UNLV’s Anthony Bennett, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant was adamant that the bruising and barrel-chested big man would be a power forward, a position known more for playing in the post than along the perimeter. Though the team had a glaring hole at the small

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Can the Cavs erase all the doubt and fear?

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I’m really concerned about the Cleveland Cavaliers. This isn’t a reaction to the loss against the Bulls or any other singular game for that matter. My problem right now is that I just don’t see it, and I think at this point in their franchise rebuild I’m supposed to be able to without this much

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Five Cavaliers’ storylines worth monitoring this season

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The Cavaliers tip on Wednesday night in the Q. It’s finally here, and after the season ended last season, I couldn’t wait for this one to begin. After all, we killed the #TankStrong initiative when the Cavaliers walked off the floor in Charlotte on April 17th. Three big free agent signings and two first round

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Earl Clark still learning in his new role as Cavs’ small forward

If Earl Clark and Alonzo Gee could morph into one athletic Frankenstein of a small forward, what would his name be? Earlonzo Geek? Alonearl Clee? Even if we add in CJ Miles’ name for extra, um, parts, it doesn’t offer much more in terms of options. What if we just use Calvin? As much of

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NBA News: Waiters out with sore hip

The Cleveland Cavaliers will host the Detroit Pistons in their third preseason game, but will do so without shooting guard Dion Waiters. Waiters was ruled out of tonight’s contest with a right hip contusion (bruise). Rookie Sergey Karasev will start at shooting guard in his place as coach Mike Brown wants to get looks at

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The Diff: Estimating NBA ShotScores through shooting zones

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The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I wrote about three intriguing stat-lines to watch for the 2013-14 Cavaliers. This week, I’m getting into NBA shooting charts. One of my favorite sportswriters is Grantland’s Kirk Goldsberry. Like

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The Diff: Three intriguing stat-lines to watch for the Cavaliers

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The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I answered some WFNY playoff questions for the Cleveland Indians. This week, it’s preseason basketball talk about the Cavaliers. Last night was the return of basketball to the Quicken Loans

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The Boots: Cavs defense, Dion Waiters and the depth chart

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In my usual half-rapid fire, half-prose form, I’m back with another edition of The Boots. For those unfamiliar with this feature, I assign loosely defined “Boot Up” or “Boot Down” votes to trending sports topics. With a disappointing Indians loss last night, let’s get excited about the Cavs. Boot Down: The bad Cavs defense –

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The Boots: Talkin’ Cavs long-term upside and the 2014 East Playoffs

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In my usual half-rapid fire, half-prose form, I’m back with another edition of The Boots. For those unfamiliar with this feature, I assign loosely defined “Boot Up” or “Boot Down” votes to trending sports topics. With a disappointing Indians loss last night, let’s get excited about the Cavs. Boot Up: Tristan Thompson’s potential – The

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The Cleveland Cavaliers should plan well for 2014 but not just for LeBron James

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The Cavaliers’ owner and son made a vow that the team didn’t want to be in the lottery again this upcoming off-season. With Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson entering their third seasons and with Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller entering their second seasons, it’s time to see what this car can do on the freeway.

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Cavalier Film Room: Team Defense Fueling An Improbable Win

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When we last were together in the film room, we took a closer look at Kyrie Irving dotting I’s with the help of Double T. It’s been a while and there’s been plenty to talk about during this recent strong play from the Cavaliers. I’m going to keep it current this week, however, and break

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Video: Cavs’ Alonzo Gee’s put-back dunk against the Lakers

If you did not stay up to see the Cavaliers take on the Los Angeles Lakers, we have you covered with the lone highlight. Cleveland Cavaliers high-flying forward Alonzo Gee provided Staples Center fans a put-back dunk against the hometown Lakers.  Gee finished with 14 points, four rebounds, and three steals, but the Cavaliers would fall to the Lakers by 20

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Box Score: Timberwolves 91 Cavs 73

The Cavs fell behind on a Kevin Love jump hook in the first minute and never could quite catch up to the Timberwolves on Friday night. Scoring continues to be the Cavaliers’ glaring weekness, which is the worst weakness to have in a game where you try to outscore your opponent. The Wine and Gold shot

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Black Friday Fun With Numbers

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For your Black Friday enjoyment, I bring to you a special edition of Rick’s usual numbers post. Some of these might be scarier than normal, so hopefully this is not read with a heaping pile of leftover turkey in your mouth. Cleveland Browns 12.7-24.6 – Average score of the 27 Steelers-Browns games since the 1999

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