All the numbers on new Cleveland star Kevin Love

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Analyzing the statistics on the soon-to-be-acquired power forward Where does Kevin Love rank in the NBA’s elite class? Confidently, I’d say he’s a top-12 player. In case you haven’t done this exercise in a while, it is indeed very difficult to rank NBA players. We know pretty well that the top three are LeBron James,

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No, it’s not that difficult for the Cavs to have max contract space

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There appears to be quite a deal of confusion about the Cleveland Cavaliers’ salary cap situation. Let’s try to clear the air with some math, shall we? Just last week, GM David Griffin said the team could clear space for a max contract “just by waving our hand and making it happen.” Seems simple enough,

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Rumor: Tristan Thompson on the block this summer

David Griffin has not shied away from the fact that his roster is due for some significant retooling this offseason. One player that could be traded due to a lack of fit moving forward is fourth-year power forward Tristan Thompson. Joe Kotoch of Probasketballdraft.com reports that this is a very real possibility. His veteran post

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Cavalier Offseason Wishlist: Frontcourt

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This will be the first in a few posts from me about my post-season Cavalier thoughts. Before I dive in, be sure to check out the great work from Ben, Andrew, and Jacob in their varying post-season thoughts and breakdowns. It was only this past weekend that I sat down and watched the majority of

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Late Opening Night, Joe Banner’s Office, HIMYM, and Cloud Nothings: While We’re Waiting

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I had a dream last night that the Cavaliers got into the playoffs and beat the Pacers in the first round of the playoffs. It was one of those ultra-realistic dreams, too. Like, the kind where even when you wake up and you know it was a dream, you still think it might have been

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Cavs vs Pistons Behind the Box Score: A game-winner for Dion

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The Cavaliers were on the road, playing the second night of a back-to-back. For the first three quarters the team more or less played like it. The Cavaliers fell down by 16 points and it looked like that would pretty much be it. But the Cavaliers got a surprise offensive explosion from Matthew Dellavedova, Anderson

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#CavsRank: No. 9 Anderson Varejao, the Wild Thing

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The date was July 8, 2004. It was a Thursday night, and the Cleveland Cavaliers were reeling. It seemed impossible, yet the outcome was simultaneously probable. Some would argue even likely. The Cavaliers took a major risk, and they were burned in a big way. It was that Thursday night when restricted free agent Carlos

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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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While We’re Waiting… Are the Cavs buyers or sellers?

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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. My good friend at FTS shares the usual options,

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Game Preview: Cavs finish first half with pivotal road game in Detroit

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After yet another surprising victory, the Cleveland Cavaliers have just one game left before the All-Star Break. And it’s against a familiar and troublesome opponent. Tonight, the Cavs (19-33) will look to achieve their first four-game winning streak since LeBron James played in Cleveland. They’ll attempt to do so in Detroit against the Pistons, who

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Luol Deng unlikely to resign with Cavs this offseason per report

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The last 24 hours have been very Cleveland Cavaliers-heavy at ESPN.com. While Brian Windhorst was second to confirm Chris Grant’s firing, there also was a detailed article on Anthony Bennett’s next steps for growth. In a separate article focused on Bennett, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein also shared some rumblings about Luol Deng and the Cavs summer

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Scott Raab discusses Chris Grant’s firing – WFNY Podcast – 2014-02-07

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It’s always great to have Scott Raab’s perspective when big things happen. We spent about an hour talking about all the different dynamics surrounding the Cavaliers and their decision to dismiss Chris Grant from the team. As always, it was a discussion that went beyond what is normally covered in the rapid-fire sports talk settings

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Things that annoy me about the Cavaliers right now

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The season from hell hath unleashed its versatile fury all over the Cleveland fan base during the past week. From last Sunday’s Suns meltdown to Saturday’s array of hoops-related excitement, these truly are dark days in Cavs world. There are many, many things that annoy me about this Cavs franchise and its current dysfunctional state.

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NBA News: Carrick Felix out 6-8 weeks, Anderson Varejao questionable for Tuesday

Rookie guard Carrick Felix is out for 6-8 weeks and Anderson Varejao is questionable for Tuesday’s game against New Orleans, the Cavaliers announced this afternoon. Felix, the No. 33 pick in this June’s draft, left his game with the Canton Charge on Saturday. An MRI revealed a left patellar stress fracture in his left knee.

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The Diff: C.J. Miles, Cleveland Cavaliers difference-maker

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The Diff is your (usually) weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sport statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Two weeks ago, I recapped all of the Cleveland Indians pitching moves this offseason. Today, I’m writing about an unheralded Cleveland Cavaliers hero. C.J. Miles is an inconsistent NBA player, generally

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Cavs vs. Mavericks Behind The Box Score: Another inbound play failure dooms Cavaliers

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After a very positive five-game road trip, the Cavaliers started their opportunity-ridden five-game home stand with a disappointing performance on Monday. Despite a furious second-half rally, they couldn’t quite get close enough and lost 102-97 to the Dallas Mavericks. Somehow, miraculously, after two missed Dallas free throws, the Cavs trailed by just three points with

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Cavs vs. Nuggets Behind The Box Score: Road trip ends on a high note

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There’s no denying that this was a monster victory, likely the best of the season. To complete a five-game Western Conference road trip, the Cleveland Cavaliers just beat the West’s hottest team. A 42-point second quarter led the way for a 117-109 victory over in Denver against a Nuggets squad that was 6-1 in their

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WFNY Stats & Info: Cavs frontcourt’s potential without Bynum

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It’s no secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers were not a good basketball team with since-departed Andrew Bynum on the court. Heck, they obviously haven’t been good overall with their 12-23 record, but it was particular awful with the current free agent. In Bynum’s 480 minutes, the Cavs had a -11.3 net efficiency rating per 100

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