Should Cavs trade? Plus, Browns QB talk – WFNY Podcast – 2014-12-20

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Craig and Andrew made the connection on Saturday afternoon to talk about the Browns, Cavaliers and Ohio State Buckeyes. Hating how much we need Delly on the Cavs Comparing Delly to Anderson Varejao Aaron Craft and his name in the NBA Ohio State vs. Alabama and Ohio State’s chances Cardale Jones and Ezekiel Elliott Jim

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Nike to hold a Kyrie Irving experience tonight at The Q

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In celebration of the impending release of the Kyrie 1, Nike will be holding a Kyrie Irving-based “Dream” experience during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Friday night game against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena. Irving’s closest fans (read: those in attendance) will have the opportunity to purchase the Kyrie 1 before it becomes available at retail

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Kyrie Irving’s Extension — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 6

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If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last

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Cavaliers Film Room: First Quarter Love

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When we last met in the Cavalier Film Room, we talked about Kyrie Irving’s defense. This time, we’re finally going to get into some of David Blatt’s offense. I’m going to start with what has become pretty obvious: Kevin Love is a really good first quarter player. Not only is Love an excellent first quarter

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Cavs vs Hawks Behind the Box Score: Payback

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Atlanta Hawks (18-7) 127 Cleveland Cavaliers (14-10) 98 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter At the end of the first quarter, the Cleveland Cavaliers were leading the Atlanta Hawks by a 34-26 margin. In what was hoped to be a good matchup between two of the Eastern Conference’s

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The Cavs Change Coaches…Again — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 8

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If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last

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Photos: 12 LeBron 12s that will pay homage to local heroes

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Beginning Wedesday night, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Nike will shine the spotlight on 12 Ohio heroes making a difference in their communities in Akron and Cleveland, Ohio. In what will serve to be a digital campaign for Nike, the company plans to celebrate James and the tenacity of his hometown through the #iDYOURHERO initiative. The

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My Sportsman of the Year: David Griffin

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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The Cavs and Their Need to Improve Pick and Roll Defense

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The pick and roll is one of the most important elements of modern NBA offenses. Depending on who you talk to, the NBA has or has not been “a pick and roll league” over various stretches. But, like something as simple and commonplace as the play-action in football, it’s an elemental part of offense that

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My Sportsman of the Year: Kyrie Irving

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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Cavs vs Hornets Behind the Box Score: Back in Business

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Charlotte Hornets (6-18) 88 Cleveland Cavaliers (14-9) 97 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter Last season the Charlotte Bobcats were one of the NBA’s pleasant surprises. In the preseason last year there were a lot of hope that the Cavaliers would be the team to make the leap

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My Sportsman of the Year: LeBron James

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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Video: Hannibal Buress interviews Cavs coach David Blatt

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What do you get when you combine comedian Hannibal Buress with Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt? One of the best post-game exchanges of the still-young 2014-15 NBA season. Burress, on location in New Orleans this week to film some items for Grantland, had the chance to ask Blatt about the potential for moral victories

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LeBron James will be in house for Johnny Manziel’s first start

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After Johnny Manziel spent many nights court-side for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (with some allegedly to his detriment), it is only fair that the four-time MVP returns the favor as the rookie quarterback is set to make his first NFL start. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport1 reports that James will join Manziel’s agent Erik Burkhardt

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Browns QB wins, Kluber’s future salary and Dion Waiters tweets: While We’re Waiting

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Cleveland Browns thoughts entering week 15… Sunday’s game is exciting. I’m pretty pumped to be there. It’s not too often that’s the case for any Browns team this late in the season. But these are special circumstances: The 7-6 Cleveland football team is starting its Hollywood-like QB against the 8-4-1 Cincinnati Bengals. Of course, the

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Cavs vs Raptors Behind The Box Score: LeBron’s Three Highlights Comeback Win

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Cleveland Cavaliers (13-7) 105 Toronto Raptors (16-6) 101 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter. I was planning to write this recap about the Toronto Raptors. For 36 minutes of basketball, that’s what was in my head. I was going to write about how the Raptors are the best team

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Cavs, Johnny Manziel and comic book movies – WFNY Podcast – 2014-12-09

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Brian Spaeth (@brianspaeth) helped me break in my new home studio as the first in-person guest. We talked about a lot of stuff as we sometimes happen to do… Before you do anything else, please sign up for the Brian Spaeth Cavs email newsletter. ——————————————- Sign Up For WFNY Cavs Post-Game Emails Email Address  

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WFNY’s 12 Days of Christmas, 2014 Edition: Day Two

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The Holiday Season is upon us, and for many, the holidays are a time of rituals and traditions. Here at Waiting For Next Year, we believe in tradition as well, and one of our personal favorites is the annual WFNY 12 Days of Christmas contest series! This is now the seventh year in a row

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Cavs vs Nets Behind the Box Score: The Streak is Real

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Cleveland Cavaliers (12-7) 110 Brooklyn Nets (8-11) 88 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter So far this season, the script for the Cleveland Cavaliers has been to jump out to a good start in the first quarter. Then, as the bench came in late in the first and

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Matthew Dellavedova active for Cavaliers in Brooklyn

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Per ESPN Cavaliers beat writer Dave McMenamin, backup guard Matthew Dellavedova will return to active duty for the Cavaliers Monday night in Brooklyn. Delly sustained a sprained MCL in his left knee in the Cavs’ game against the Portland Trail Blazers on November 4. He was projected to miss up to six weeks, so his return

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