April 18, 2014

2013-14 Cleveland Cavaliers Season Preview

Kyrie All StarThe 2012-13 season for the Cleveland Cavaliers was an up and down season. Mostly downs, but there were some nice stretches of good basketball mixed in. But the recurring theme of an almost defiant refusal to play any defense whatsoever night in and night out became too much for head coach Byron Scott to survive. And so the Cavaliers begin the 2013-14 season with a new head coach, a new identity and philosophy, a new hope in a veteran All-Star center, a new potential in the #1 overall pick, and a new sense of purpose for achieving a higher goal. And oh yeah, they still have Kyrie Irving, too. Will the new season deliver new results, or will the Cavaliers continue to watch the playoffs from home? Let’s take a closer look at the 2013-14 Cleveland Cavaliers.

Team Name: Cleveland Cavaliers
Last Year’s Record: 24-58 (5th in the Central Division)
Key Losses: Wayne Ellington, Marreese Speights, Shaun Livingston, Daniel Gibson, Omri Casspi, Luke Walton, Byron Scott (coach)
Key Additions: Andrew Bynum (free agent signing), Jarrett Jack (free agent signing), Earl Clark (free agent signing), Anthony Bennett (first round draft pick), Sergey Karasev (first round draft pick), Carrick Felix (second round draft pick), Mike Brown (coach) [Read more...]

2012-13 NBA Blogger Previews: Pacific Division

For the past several years, the great Boston Celtics blog CelticsBlog.com has hosted an annual NBA Bloggers Preview. Basically, every day leading up to the start of the season, one team is previewed by some of the best writers on their team blogs, and then once the division is done, we will post the links to all the previews.

The Cavaliers preview day is tomorrow, so check back then for our preview of the upcoming season. In the meantime, though, check out all the excellent links below to start getting your fill of NBA goodness before the season starts.

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2011-12 NBA Blogger Previews: Cleveland Cavaliers

For the last several years, we have participated in the NBA Blogger Previews, hosted by CelticsBlog. It’s always been a fun exercise and a great way to keep up with what’s going on with all the other teams in the league. So why should this year be any different?

Well, because, this year is different. There is no NBA season as of right now. I do not share in any slight optimism that there will be one. I think this is heading for a lost season. Never the less, Jeff Clark from CelticsBlog felt we should proceed anyway, and I agree. Just because the season may be lost doesn’t mean we can’t think about where our teams are and how the lockout might affect them.

So it may be a little different this year, but without further ado, here is the preview for your Cleveland Cavaliers: [Read more...]

NBA Blog Previews: Southwest Division

 

It’s that time of year again. That time when NBA training camps get underway, preseason games are starting, and NBA previews are being made.

Other than the fact that an NBA season keeps seeming more and more unlikely, why should this year be any different? Sure, there’s no training camp and preseason, but that doesn’t mean NBA previews can’t still be done.

Things are just a little different this year. Rather than a true season preview, think of these as more of an offseason report. A state of the union address, if you will. [Read more...]

2010-11 NBA Blogger Previews – Southeast Division

Yep, it’s that time of year again already. Once again, CelticsBlog are hosting the annual Blogger Previews for every team in the NBA. How this works is simple, every day a certain NBA team is up and bloggers who write about said team will offer their previews for that team in the upcoming season. Then, once a division is completed, all the bloggers throughout the NBA who are participating will post links for all the previews for that division.

Next up is the Southeast Division. All the previews are linked below, and I encourage everyone to take a few minutes, click on the links, and check out what writers from across the nation are saying about their own teams. As a reminder, our preview of the Cavaliers’ upcoming season can be found here.

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2010-11 NBA Blogger Previews – Northwest Division

Yep, it’s that time of year again already. Once again, CleticsBlog are hosting the annual Blogger Previews for every team in the NBA. How this works is simple, every day a certain NBA team is up and bloggers who write about said team will offer their previews for that team in the upcoming season. Then, once a division is completed, all the bloggers throughout the NBA who are participating will post links for all the previews for that division.

Next up is the Northwest Division. All the previews are linked below, and I encourage everyone to take a few minutes, click on the links, and check out what writers from across the nation are saying about their own teams. As a reminder, our preview of the Cavaliers’ upcoming season can be found here.

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2010-11 NBA Blogger Previews – Central Division

Yep, it’s that time of year again already. Once again, CleticsBlog are hosting the annual Blogger Previews for every team in the NBA. How this works is simple, every day a certain NBA team is up and bloggers who write about said team will offer their previews for that team in the upcoming season. Then, once a division is completed, all the bloggers throughout the NBA who are participating will post links for all the previews for that division.

Next up is the Central Division. All the previews are linked below, and I encourage everyone to take a few minutes, click on the links, and check out what writers from across the nation are saying about their own teams.

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2010-11 NBA Blogger Previews: Cleveland Cavaliers

It’s our time. As part of the 5th Annual NBA Blogger Previews, the Cavaliers are on the clock today, so it’s time to take our first in-depth preview of the team. Of course we’ll still have plenty more in the coming weeks as we ramp up for the new season, but for now, lets get started with our preview:

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CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 2010-11 PREVIEW [Read more...]

2010-11 NBA Blogger Previews – Pacific Division

Yep, it’s that time of year again already. Once again, CleticsBlog are hosting the annual Blogger Previews for every team in the NBA. How this works is simple, every day a certain NBA team is up and bloggers who write about said team will offer their previews for that team in the upcoming season. Then, once a division is completed, all the bloggers throughout the NBA who are participating will post links for all the previews for that division.

Next up is the Pacific Division. All the previews are linked below, and I encourage everyone to take a few minutes, click on the links, and check out what writers from across the nation are saying about their own teams. We will be posting the Cavaliers preview later today, so stay tuned. [Read more...]

2010-11 NBA Blogger Previews – Atlantic Division

Yep, it’s that time of year again already. Once again, CleticsBlog are hosting the annual Blogger Previews for every team in the NBA. How this works is simple, every day a certain NBA team is up and bloggers who write about said team will offer their previews for that team in the upcoming season. Then, once a division is completed, all the bloggers throughout the NBA who are participating will post links for all the previews for that division.

First up is the Atlantic Division. All the previews are linked below, and I encourage everyone to take a few minutes, click on the links, and check out what writers from across the nation are saying about their own teams. We will be posting the Cavaliers preview on September 29, so stay tuned. [Read more...]

2009-10 NBA Blogger Previews – Central Division

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The month of October means three things: 1) all hope and optimism for the Browns has dissipated, 2) NBA preseason basketball is here, and 3) CelticsBlog is once again hosting their annual NBA Blogger Previews. We did the Cavaliers preview on Monday, and this week the Central Division was on the clock and you can read all the previews below.

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2009-10 NBA Blogger Previews – Southwest Division

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The month of October means three things: 1) all hope and optimism for the Browns has dissipated, 2)  NBA preseason basketball is here, and 3) CelticsBlog is once again hosting their annual NBA Blogger Previews. We did the Cavaliers preview yesterday, but last week the Southwest Division was on the clock and you can read all the previews below.     [Read more...]

2009-10 NBA Blogger Previews: Cleveland Cavaliers

Every year the fine folks over at CelticsBlog set up a running feature of NBA blogger previews for every team in the NBA. Today is the Cavalier’s day to go under the microscope, so we offer up our team preview below.

Cleveland Cavaliers2009-10 Cleveland Cavaliers Preview

Last Year’s Record: 66-16

Key Losses: Joe Smith, Ben Wallace, Wally Szczerbiak, Sasha Pavlovic, Tarence Kinsey

Key Additions: Shaquille O’Neal, Anthony Parker, Leon Powe, Jamario Moon, Danny Green

1. What significant moves were made in the offseason?

As Cavalier fans have grown accustomed to now, GM Danny Ferry once again refused to be passive in the offseason and went to work on improving a team that went 66-16 last season, but simply wasn’t good enough to beat Orlando in the playoffs. When you just look at the difference in caliber between the players lost and the players gained, you gain a greater appreciation for just how successful Ferry was in his mission.    [Read more...]

2009-10 NBA Blogger Previews – Atlantic Division

The month of October means three things: 1) all hope and optimism for the Browns has dissipated, 2)  NBA preseason basketball is here, and 3) CelticsBlog is once again hosting their annual NBA Blogger Previews. We will be doing the Cavaliers preview next Monday, but this week the Atlantic Division was on the clock and you can read all the previews below.   [Read more...]

NBA Blogger Previews – Southest Division

While we are doing our own NBA divisional previews here at WFNY, CelticsBlog (one of the absolute best in the business) is also hosting their annual Blogger Previews, and this year we were invited to participate. Next up, the Southeast Division is featured. Feel free to click around and check out some of the predictions and insight from some of the absolute best NBA writers you will find on the internet.     [Read more...]

NBA Blogger Previews – Cleveland Cavaliers

The annual CelticsBlog NBA Blogger Previews are underway, and the Cavaliers are on the clock. Our preview of the Cavaliers is below. For all the other previews from Cavaliers bloggers, check for the list of Cavaliers previews over at CelticsBlog.   [Read more...]

NBA Blogger Previews – Southwest Division

While we are doing our own NBA divisional previews here at WFNY, CelticsBlog (one of the absolute best in the business) is also hosting their annual Blogger Previews, and this year we were invited to participate. Our preview of the Cavaliers, along with all the other Central Division teams will be coming this week, but for now, the Southwest Division previews are up. Feel free to click around and check out some of the predictions and insight from some of the absolute best NBA writers you will find on the internet.   [Read more...]