Josh McRoberts agrees to mid-level deal with the Miami Heat

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Forward Josh McRoberts, a coveted free agent for many teams, has reportedly agreed to terms with the Miami Heat today. Many reports, such as those from ESPN’s Marc Stein, Yahoo’s Marc Spears and more, peg the to-be-signed deal as the full midlevel exception for four years. The total potential value of the deal is $23

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Panic Button: Activated, Cavs drop 2nd to Bobcats

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I’ll begin with echoing a tweet I fired off in the immediate aftermath of the Cavaliers third straight loss while still inside Quicken Loans Arena in Section 121. “I’ve been patient. I remain optimistic. But I’m mad as HELL about this game! 4th given away this year. SECOND TO THE BOBCATS! Unacceptable” For nearly three

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Cavs come out flat, fall to Bobcats 90-84

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Thus dies the dream of the perfect season. Kemba Walker had 24 points, including a three with just under a minute to play to put Charlotte ahead 87-84, and Bismack Biyombo finished with 11 points and 10 boards to lead the Charlotte Bobcats over the Cleveland Cavaliers 90-84. Tristan Thompson paced the Cavs with 21

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NBA News: Kyrie Irving’s elbow X-ray turns up negative

Last night was a weird basketball game from the Cleveland Cavaliers. They showed up listless, falling 90-84 in Charlotte. One issue was the fact Kyrie Irving didn’t take any of the final three shots. After the game, the Akron Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd (a must-follow on Twitter) shared some details about an elbow issue for

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While We’re Waiting… Ohio State deserves more respect

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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. Trying to give Buckeyes the respect they deserve:

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NBA News: Mark Price to join Charlotte’s coaching staff

The most prolific shooter in Cavaliers history is heading down south: Mark Price will reportedly join the Charlotte Bobcats coaching staff this upcoming season. According to the latest from Bobcats beat writer Rick Bonnell, Price will re-enter the assistant ranks underneath new head coach Steve Clifford. Fellow former NBA All-Star Patrick Ewing is also on

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The Diff: Regression to the mean and the Cavaliers

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For my entire archive of The Diff at WFNY, check out this tag. Last week’s edition tackled an aggregate of 60 mock drafts from around the Internet, which obviously didn’t prove that fruitful when the Browns took Barkevious Mingo (projected by only 3 mock drafts). Oh well. Back in my second-ever version of The Diff,

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Small goals paving the way for big wins in Cleveland

The mountain has been turned into a series of considerably smaller molehills. While the Cleveland Cavaliers have a long way to go before they are even within eyesight of the top, each rest station along the way comes with its own intrinsic reward. After being embarrassed by 18 points in Detroit late last week, the Cavaliers

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NBA Rookie Rankings: Jedi Drummond, Bradley Beal heating up

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With the Cavaliers having two rookies playing prominent minutes, WFNY thought it would beneficial to see how the fresh meat around the league is faring in comparison with the Cavalier rookies. Each week, we’ll have NBA rookie power rankings where we’ll rack and stack the freshman class of the NBA. The rankings will be weighted with

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Box Score: Cavs 106, Bobcats 104

Maybe Kyrie Irving was reading all of our content today about his inept fourth-quarter performances? Whatever it was, he scored 16 of the team’s 20 points in another awful final frame, as the Cavaliers barely held off the Charlotte Bobcats for a 106-104 victory. The Cavaliers (8-26) are now one game below the Bobcats (8-24)

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NBA Rookie Rankings: Anthony Davis not living up to the hype

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With the Cavaliers having two rookies playing prominent minutes, WFNY thought it would beneficial to see how the fresh meat around the league is faring in comparison with the Cavalier rookies. Each week, we’ll have NBA rookie power rankings where we’ll rack and stack the freshman class of the NBA. The rankings will be weighted with

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NBA Rookie Rankings: Davis climbing, Lillard beats buzzer

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With the Cavaliers having two rookies playing prominent minutes, WFNY thought it would beneficial to see how the fresh meat around the league is faring in comparison with the Cavalier rookies. Each week, we’ll have NBA rookie power rankings where we’ll rack and stack the freshman class of the NBA. The rankings will be weighted with

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NBA Draft Rumors: Reports On Cavs Trading Up For Charlotte’s No. 2 Pick Continue To Surface

There are only four and half more days of smokescreens, and then David Stern will have to start calling names in New York. The one bit of speculation that continues to gain traction in NBA circles is that the Cavaliers will try to put together a package for the Charlotte Bobcats and move into the

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Report: Bobcats still shopping second-overall pick

Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld reports that the Charlotte Bobcats are shopping the second overall pick in the upcoming NBA draft, despite team statements that they are set at taking a player at two- “The Charlotte Bobcats continue to shop the second overall pick. Only one problem… “They want A LOT in return,” said league source.”

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While We’re Waiting… Harrison Barnes, Nick Hamilton, and More NBA Draft Talk

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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. Leading off, our own Scott Sargent chronicled the path of Harrison Barnes to the NBA and compares his path to the one carved out

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NBA Draft News: Bobcats No. 2 Pick for Sale

Having not landed the first-overall selection and the chance to draft the franchise-changing power forward Anthony Davis, the Charlotte Bobcats will in fact look to move the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. Bill Ingram from Hoopsworld confirms that Michael Jordan’s Bobcats have put the second-overall selection on the market, but are presently “asking

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While We’re Waiting… Cavs Draft Options, Michigan Rivalry, Indians Stealing Bases

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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. Our ol’ Brendan Bowers shares his thoughts on the Cavaliers getting his favorite prospect: “As our show ended, and we made our way over

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Instead of Fixing Tanking, NBA Should Remove the Lottery

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Tanking has been quite the topical conversation starter in the NBA this season. Maybe it was because there was a shortened 66-game season that ESPN, TrueHoop and several websites hammered on the topic ad nauseaum over the past few months (even on this site, quite eloquently by Ben). But, realistically, in order to solve the

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Video: DeSagana Diop Airballs Free Throw

Former Cleveland Cavaliers lottery selection DeSagana Diop airballed a free throw recently and it was fairly epic. The best part may be that his second attempt went glass. Over 10 NBA seasons after being selected eighth overall in 2001, Diop has averaged 2.0 points per contest. The 7-footer is making $6.5 million this year. (h/t

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Cleveland Cavaliers Set to Square Off with the Charlotte Bobcats

The Cleveland Cavaliers (2-2) will have a chance to keep their positive momentum going Tuesday night at 7:00 pm when they host the struggling Charlotte Bobcats (1-3). So far this early season the Cavaliers have developed a bit of a trend. When they are hitting their 3s, they win. When they’re not, they lose. This

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