The Cavaliers as favorites to win it all – WFNY Podcast – 2015-02-26

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Craig and Andrew got together in person in Columbus to talk about the Cavs and a bunch of other things. Ohio State versus Nebraska college basketball game Missing the Cavs game against Golden State The Cavs effort level across 82 games Derrick Rose’s injury and the league’s reaction to it How big a deal is

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Does Anybody Really Know What Time It is?: Cavs vs. Bulls Behind The Box Score

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The Cavaliers had a great opportunity on national television to take the lead in the Central Division and clinch the tiebreaker against their Central counterpart, the Chicago Bulls. But, shorthanded, they didn’t get any spectacular performances, and the Bulls certainly got a couple of their own as the Bulls maintained a respectable lead for most

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Cavs vs. Bulls Behind The Box Score: Cavs Bounce Back with Huge Road Win

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  Cleveland Cavaliers: 114 Chicago Bulls: 108 (Overtime) Box Score After a disappointing opening night where LeBron James and everybody played pretty tight, the Cavaliers had an incredibly formidable task on their hands: going into Chicago against their biggest threat in the Eastern Conference and trying to come out with a win. The Bulls are

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The NBA’s marketing machine is fantastic … While We’re Waiting

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“When’s the schedule coming out?” This was a text I received every few days since LeBron’s return to the Cavaliers. For weeks and weeks, many have been on edge. No official announcement came at first – the NBA had been said to want to delay the release to closer to mid-August. Finally, there was news.

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Bulls offer Gibson, McDermott and Mirotic for Love?

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The Cavaliers may have a lot stronger competition in Kevin Love sweepstakes then previously thought. According to Chris Sheridan, The Chicago Bulls offered Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love.  He states that the the Timberwolves are very intrigued by the package.  Taj Gibson is a 5-year veteran who

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A user’s guide to the Luol Deng trade draft picks

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The Luol Deng trade was over six weeks ago. Yet it seems to still be a major point of confusion for many in the national media. With today’s trade deadline fast approaching, I felt it would be prudent to review the assets exchanged in that Jan. 7 deal. [Update: Cavs have traded two second-rounders to

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The Diff: How the Cavs lost momentum during home losses

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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 C.J. Miles’ oddly impressive plus-minus data. This week, I’m logging terrible recent runs against the Cavaliers. This Cleveland Cavaliers season has not gone according to plan. That’s

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Joakim Noah on losing Luol Deng: “The trade definitely hurt”

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“The trade definitely hurt. But we’ve got to move on. I feel confident in this team. We’re working really hard. A lot of people say this is a business and all that. This game is more than a business to me. I put everything I got into this. So … I feel like Lu is

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WFNY Stats & Info: Assessing Luol Deng’s value in Cleveland

Luol Deng, 28 years old, represents a tremendous upgrade at small forward for the 11-23 Cavs. He’s a back-to-back All-Star scoring the most points in his career this season. He’ll take away minutes from Alonzo Gee et al in the team’s rotation. While the future ramifications of this move are up in the air, here

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NBA News: Cavs reportedly trade for Chicago’s Luol Deng

After weeks of speculation, the Cavs have reportedly acquired Chicago Bulls small forward Luol Deng. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst first tweeted out the news very late on Monday night. The Akron Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd also has confirmed the story. (Windhorst has since acknowledged that young RealGM reporter Shams Charania actually was first to tweet.) We’ll

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Cavs offense comes back to reality: Behind the Box Score

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After squeaking out an ugly win on Friday against one of the league’s worst team in the Bucks, the Cavaliers failed to show up at the United Center on Saturday, losing to the Bulls 100-84. The Bulls were without several key players thanks to injury, including Kirk Hinrich, Jimmy Butler, and Luol Deng in addition

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Cavs 97, Bulls 93: The Andrew Bynum Game

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This is the best-case scenario. This is the All-Star. Cavs center Andrew Bynum dominated for the first time in Cleveland, showcasing his talents with a 20-10-5 performance and leading the charge for a 97-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls. Bynum played a season-high 30 minutes and also contributed three assists to go along with his

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While We’re Waiting… Buckeyes BCS bonanza

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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. The Buckeyes knew about that exact two-point conversion

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Cavs thoughts on Dion’s success, trades, Kyrie’s struggles and more

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During Thanksgiving eve and the actual holiday itself, I got a lot of questions from family and friends about those pesky 4-11 Cleveland Cavaliers. I’m sure you did too. Here are my assorted takes on the hottest of Cavs topics at the moment. On the Dion Waiters trade options listed so far … meh. That’s

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NBA Trade Rumor: Cavaliers ‘shopping’ Dion Waiters

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly “shopping” second-year guard Dion Waiters, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard. He later expanded upon his initial tweet with an article over at ESPN.com. The rumor comes prior to tonight’s showdown against the two-time defending champs from Miami. Broussard reports, via a source, that the Cavs have spoken with the Chicago

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Joakim Noah on Anthony Bennett: “People are talking without a lot of experience”

A lot of people are talking without a lot of experience. When it comes to being in that position, it’s rough. You’re 21, 22. Everyone has something to say. When things aren’t going well, they’re usually not very nice. You’ve got to be mentally very strong. — Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah in regard to

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Perception versus reality: The ever-evolving relationship between Mike Brown and Kyrie Irving

It won’t get much traction in the way of traditional game recaps, but the interactions between Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown and All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will be, for better or worse, placed under a microscope of scrutiny for at least the next several games if not the duration of this very season.

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Will Leitch talks Trent Richardson, Cleveland sports and an Indians Cardinals World Series – WFNY Podcast – 2013-09-23

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We showed Will Leitch around when he was in Cleveland and now I got him to come talk on the podcast. This was scheduled for a while, and it was just dumb luck that there was something big like the Trent Richardson trade to talk about. The USMNT and the hipster patriotism Lee Greenwood and

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