Indians playoff odds, Craiglist, stats and Byron Scott… While We’re Waiting

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Holding out hope: The Cleveland Indians are 47-47 at the All-Star Break. There are only 68 games left to play in the regular season. In order to make the playoffs again, the Indians will likely have to go on a torrid second-half run yet again Last year, you might recall how I often updated the

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Cavs provide another one for the record books

We were told things were supposed to be different. In a way, they were. Rather than having nothing in the way of a defensive philosophy, tightening up and allowing an opponent to slowly climb back into a game in which they have no business being, it was—this time, anyway—the offense. The Cavaliers turned an 18-point

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NBA Rumor: Cavs wanted Klay Thompson in 2011

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Chris Grant and the Cavaliers were reportedly close to adding a third lottery pick in 2011 in shooting guard Klay Thompson. From Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal, Grant had multiple deals in place but all of them would fall through for a variety of reasons. Klay Thompson scored 16 points and shot just 5-for-16

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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 Diff: Fun Cleveland Cavs facts fans keep forgetting

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The Diff is your weekly Wednesday WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I provided an All-Star Break update of the top prospects in the Cleveland Indians system, This week, I’m talking about the Cavs’ offseason. This NBA offseason seems like it

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NBA News: Clippers talk contract with Byron Scott

ESPN’s Chris Broussard is reporting that the Los Angeles Clippers have initiated contract discussions with former Cavalier coach Byron Scott. Broussard tweeted: Sources: Clippers initiated talks about financial parameters of a contract w/Byron Scott Friday night. Did not do so w/L Hollins & B Shaw. — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) June 22, 2013 Scott was fired

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The current negative streak in Cleveland Sports is truly remarkable

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I feel like we’ve said this every year for a while now, but I can’t think of a worse time in Cleveland sports.1 I’m really not going out of my way to dwell in the negative here. I think there are some good things going on in all three Cleveland sports teams right now. I

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Scott Raab talks Boston Marathon, Jimmy Haslam, Byron Scott and Phil Jackson – WFNY Podcast – 2013-04-22

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It’s the weekly check-in with Scott Raab with plenty plenty plenty to talk about with the bombings, firings and FBI investigation that all occurred last week. The Boston Marathon news playing out online New York Post and their mis-identified suspects The terror of the citizens of Boston Milking the emotion of the audience Cable news

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Mike Brown Take Two? In The Right Situation, Yes

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There’s been a lot of rumbling ever since the Cavaliers let head coach Byron Scott go last week that it was possible that his predecessor Mike Brown may just get another look at the Cavaliers coaching gig. Some are strongly opposed to bringing a coach back for a second tour of duty, for that reason

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Byron Scott’s firing and who the Cavs are hiring with Andrew – WFNY Podcast – 2013-04-21

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Andrew and I talked about Byron Scott before we talked about Pearl Jam. Then I posted the podcasts out of order. Talk about trippy! Byron Scott and his firing with the Cavs Losing with a lack of style Camp Scott and running his players ragged Jason Lloyd’s article about player complaints Metrics and Byron Scott

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Report: Dan Gilbert Meeting With Mike Brown Tonight

It’s being reported by WKYC’s sports producer Brian Crane that a meeting between Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and former Cavaliers and Lakers head coach Mike Brown will take place this evening. Dan Gilbert meeting with Mike Brown tonight — Brian Crane (@brianjcrane) April 21, 2013 Brown was the coach of the Cavaliers from 2005-2010. In

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While We’re Waiting… Draft day trades brewing?

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Connecting the dots between a possible Kansas City-Miami trade that might affect the Browns’ plans with the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft:

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The Boots: NBA Draft lottery, Byron Scott’s tenure, playoffs

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In my usual half-rapid fire, half-prose form, I’m here today with another edition of The Boots. Again, for those unfamiliar with this feature, I assign loosely defined “Boot Up” or “Boot Down” votes to trending topics in the sports world. Let’s talk basketball again today. Boot Up: Slotting in at No. 3 – That’s not

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NBA News: Byron Scott says he didn’t get a “fair shake”

The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Schmitt-Boyer got a telephone interview with Byron Scott and quotes the now-former Cavaliers head coach. “I’m disappointed, more than anything,” Scott said in a telephone interview. “I don’t think I got a fair shake.” While his sentiment is understandable, this is an issue of framing. The Cavaliers were never designed

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NBA Rumor: Cavs covet Mike Brown, may move fast

In one of the more surreal events in Cleveland coaching history the Cavaliers are not only interested in former coach Mike Brown, but may move quickly to obtain his services in order to ensure that another team does not swoop in and take him. Mary Schmitt-Boyer of The Cleveland Plain Dealer has provided a source

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Fair or not, it was time for the Cavaliers to move on

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I still remember the day Byron Scott was hired to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers. I remember driving in my car and thinking to myself, “You know, I think I really like this hire. Even if LeBron does leave, at least the Cavaliers will play an exciting brand of basketball and be fun to watch.” Three

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Life after Byron

They walked over one by one. Clad in sweats and somber faces, the men who comprise the current Cleveland Cavaliers roster were one-man processions, walking from the far corner Cleveland Clinic Courts over to the padded wall that is laced with marketing blocks of the namesake. The Courts themselves are pristine, featuring some of the

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NBA News: Cavaliers part ways with head coach Byron Scott

The Cleveland Cavaliers have decided to part ways with head coach Byron Scott, per a report from the Akron Beacon-Journal. “I have tremendous respect for Byron professionally and a great deal of admiration for him personally. At the same time, it is critical for where we are as a team to ensure that we capitalize

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#TankStrong is Dead, Long Live #DraftStrong

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If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve seen me quite often use the #TankStrong hashtag. I’ve written about it before on here, and I’m not ashamed in believing this was part of the plan all along. But, with the Cavaliers loss to the Bobcats in Charlotte last night, that mindset, that strategy, that train of

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A big summer for Kyrie, in more ways than one

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Before his Cleveland Cavaliers would take the court against the Miami Heat on Monday night, Byron Scott sat in front of the town’s media horde and addressed items of past, present and future. In looking long term, Scott would say that the next several months set the stage for what is a “big summer” for

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