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C.J. Miles to meet with Pacers, likely to leave Cavs in free agency

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Swingman C.J. Miles will meet with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, the first day of free agency, reports Fox Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico. The 27-year-old is likely going to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and seek a larger role elsewhere, Amico later added. Miles was an efficient shooter with the Cavs the past two seasons, averaging

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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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The Diff: Revisiting ShotScore and how the Cavs are terrible

The Diff

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 the downfall for the Cavs in four terrible home losses. This week, I’m focusing on shooting data again. Within the next 15 days, this Cleveland Cavaliers roster

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Cavalier Film Room: Too much help-side and three point consequences

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When we last convened in the film room, I was breaking down the offensive rebounding of Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao, aka “The Windex Duo”. As always if you have any suggestions for film room topics, you can reach me at kirk@waitingfornextyear.com. Today, we’re going to be talking about help-side defense and what happens when

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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. 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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Cavalier Film Room: The potential that comes with sharing

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When we last sat in the film room, it was to talk about Dion Waiters and a stale Mike Brown inbound play. Today, we’re not going to talk about last Sunday nigtht’s game in Sacramento. No, we’re burning the footage of that one so that it may never see the light of day again. As

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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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Headlines

NBA News: Cavs name Matthew Dellavedova as starter

In yet another change to the Cleveland Cavaliers starting lineup, undrafted rookie Matthew Dellavedova has been named the latest starting shooting guard, the Plain Dealer first reported on Twitter earlier today. “Delly” has been the biggest surprise of the 4-8 Cavs season, as he shined in the team’s most recent two games. After totaling just

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Cavs Friday Five: Putting things in perspective

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A week into the season and Kyrie is drawing chants of overrated, the Cavs rank 28th in the league in points scored, and Anthony Bennett looks like the grown up version of Jefferson Albert Tibbs from the movie Hardball.  Still, the Wine and Gold are 2-3 and are one of ten teams within a game of

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The Diff: Estimating NBA ShotScores through shooting zones

The Diff

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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Short-handed Cavs drop their first preseason game

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The Cavaliers looked absolutely gassed. After Mike Brown put them through a full-go practice earlier in the day, the Cavaliers looked a step slow on defense and took a lot of jumpers on offense as they fell to the Bobcats in Canton by a 92-74 count.  Missing in action were Anderson Varejao (rest), Jarrett Jack

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

The Diff

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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Cavalier Film Room: More Defensive Ineptitude

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When we last gathered in the film room, I chronicled the 27-point blown lead against the Miami Heat, extending their long winning streak. This week, I’m going to continue to look at the team’s defensive effort and execution. Scott covered the embarrassing loss to Brooklyn on Wednesday night, but just how bad was that second

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Cavalier Film Room: An Assist From The Bench

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Last week, I went over some winning plays on the defensive end against the Jazz in a come from behind victory. This week, I’m getting to a topic that’s long overdue. Sure, I talked about Marreese Speights’s energy and scoring a while back, but that’s just really scratching the surface of a larger theme. Today,

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Conley, Gasol, Third Quarter Woes Too Much For Recovering Cavaliers

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The Cavaliers have a virus that has infiltrated nearly the entire team. It has caused nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea, a veritable Pepto-Bismol antagonist that has plagued the team for some time now. No, I’m not talking about the flu that has stricken Tyler Zeller, Dion Waiters, Daniel Gibson, and trainer Max Benton among others.

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WFNY Stats & Info: Continued improvements by the Cavs

Despite Sunday night’s last-minute loss to the Miami Heat, the Cleveland Cavs are 13-15 (.464) since Dec. 22. That’s a tremendous sign of improvement for a franchise that previously was 45-131 (.256) in the last 2.5 seasons. I’ve tackled this subject several times before — notably, in The Diff last Wednesday. But again, what are

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