Andrew Bynum is no longer with the Indiana Pacers

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The Indiana Pacers’ meltdown has been one of the biggest stories of the NBA’s second-half and playoffs thus far. After a 33-7 start to the year, the Pacers limped to the playoffs, barely squeaked past the weak 8-seed Atlanta Hawks and lost at home in Game 1 to the Washington Wizards. Almost quietly, if you

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Andrew Bynum to Indianapolis, “I want to play”

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The Luol Deng era in Cleveland will last longer than the Andrew Bynum era ever did, but that’s not saying much. Bynum was traded to Chicago for Deng and subsequently cut. The stories started to come out about the end of Bynum’s time in Cleveland shortly thereafter. Bynum had been suspended by the team and

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A user’s guide to the Luol Deng trade draft picks

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The Luol Deng trade was over six weeks ago. Yet it seems to still be a major point of confusion for many in the national media. With today’s trade deadline fast approaching, I felt it would be prudent to review the assets exchanged in that Jan. 7 deal. [Update: Cavs have traded two second-rounders to

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Indiana Pacers planning to sign former Cavs center Andrew Bynum

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The Indiana Pacers are planning on signing former Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst on Friday night. Windhorst, the former Plain Dealer star beat writer, later added that the Indianapolis Star was first to report of the Pacers meeting today with Bynum. There is no deal in place yet but talks

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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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Video: LeBron James counts Dwyane Wade’s illegal steps

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There’s a GIF (pronounced Jiff) going viral right now where Dwyane Wade catches the basketball and takes seven steps without dribbling. It is kind of sad for the NBA, but funny at the same time. Because this is the modern world and the Internet exists, it is starting to take on even more new lives.

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Cavs trade for Deng a win for the present, but a question for the future

While many of us were sound asleep on Monday night, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant was still hard at work. Glasses on, Grant was looking to capitalize on the flexibility he gave the team in structuring Andrew Bynum’s contract in a way that not only protected the team, but also served as a valuable

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NBA News: Cavs reportedly trade for Chicago’s Luol Deng

After weeks of speculation, the Cavs have reportedly acquired Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst first tweeted out the news very late on Monday night. The Akron Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd also has confirmed the story. (Windhorst has since acknowledged that young RealGM reporter Shams Charania actually was first to tweet.) We’ll

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Davone Bess, Browns firing of Chud, Cavs’ future – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-06

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First week in a long time without Scott Raab. First pinch hitter out of the gate was Andrew. We spent some time talking about the Browns and all their maneuvers along with how quiet it has generally been about Davone Bess. ————————- Scott’s post on Davone Bess is an interesting place to start. – why

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NBA Rumor: Cavs eyeing Utah’s Richard Jefferson in a Bynum trade

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Utah small forward Richard Jefferson is the latest rumored target of the Cleveland Cavaliers in their ongoing efforts in dump center Andrew Bynum by Tuesday’s deadline. ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein have the latest on Friday evening about the Jefferson-to-Cleveland rumors. Here is their report on the three main exit strategies that the Cavs

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The Diff: The Cavs and their terrible, horrible offense

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The Diff is your (usually) weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Welcome to 2014. Two weeks ago, I wrote about Omer Asik trade rumors and the Cavaliers. Today, I’m writing about the Cavs’ no good, very bad offense. The Cleveland Cavaliers somehow

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WFNY Stats & Info: Notes on Pau Gasol’s decline

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Pau Gasol is the latest rumored trade candidate for the Cavaliers, according to Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne at ESPN.com. The 33-year-old is a three-time All-Star but his best days are clearly behind him as shown in advanced statistics. Although he’s averaging 14.7 points and 9.4 rebounds in 30 minutes per game this season —

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ESPN’s Chad Ford calls Cavs one of NBA’s biggest messes

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At 10-20, it’s undoubtedly been a disappointing start to the season for the Cavaliers. But are they the NBA’s biggest disappointment? ESPN Insider’s Chad Ford has posted a weekly “Tank Rank” article about the leading worst teams in the league. The Cavs have been occasional entrants into the top-10 listing so far. In Monday’s article

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Cavs could be sending Andrew Bynum back to LA for Pau Gasol

Could the Cavaliers be adding yet another power forward to the mix? In one of his recent Below the Rim podcasts, there was a passing moment where the host, ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst, and his guest, Grantland.com’s Chuck Klosterman, had tossed around a trade that was on the table between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Andrew Bynum has potential, lacks commitment

I believe Andrew has always had the potential to help a team when he puts his heart into it. He just doesn’t seem to be consistent with his commitment to the game. That can lead to alot of frustration for any team that has signed him. When I worked with Andrew I found him to

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Scott Raab talks about Rob Chudzinski being fired and Andrew Bynum – WFNY Podcast – 2013-12-30

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Scott Raab couldn’t be finished with the WFNY Podcast for 2013 after what happened over the weekend, so we decided to do one more in 2013. We touched on all of the obvious topics including… Scott Raab talking about the Browns Dumpster fire’s use in the mainstream Joe Banner and the ego that goes with

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While We’re Waiting… Life without Andrew Bynum

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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. Where is the hope for the Cavs? “I have

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Cavs at NBA’s one-third mark: How much patience is left?

After three straight miserable seasons, a 10-18 start is not what fans nor the front office expected for the Cleveland Cavaliers this year. It’s been a myriad of issues plaguing the team, most in the form of inconsistency. For two weeks, they looked like a legitimate playoff team, winning five of six before narrow losses

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NBA News: Cavs’ Andrew Bynum suspended from team

Center Andrew Bynum has been suspended from the Cleveland Cavaliers for “conduct detrimental to the team”, the team announced Saturday morning. In the official release, the Cavs said that Bynum did not travel with the team for its game against Boston today and he has been excused from all team activities indefinitely. The organization will

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All of the Above

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Long after the final buzzer had sounded on the Cavaliers’ most recent contest, CJ Miles was hoisting jump shots. The final box score had been submitted, the Cavaliers falling victim to yet another loss—this one, a decided loss on their own home court to a team that, by all accounts, should have provided the Cleveland

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