Cleveland Cavaliers Midseason Progress Report

Cavaliers are Growing as a Team

With half of the NBA season completed, now seems like a perfectly appropriate time to look at the progress we’ve seen from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first half. There’s no question the first half has been nothing short of a very pleasant surprise for Cleveland fans. It’s fair to say Kyrie Irving and Tristan

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Boobie: Cavs Have to Make Every Possession Count

This is one of the things, with us being a young team, that we have to learn. In this league, you have to value every possession and each one has to count and matter. You have to make the right play and I think we understand that as a team. When we’re on the floor,

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Cavaliers Live by the Three-Ball, if Just for One Night

Just one season ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers were being defeated by the three-point shot on what appeared to be a nightly basis. Whether it were the Los Angeles Lakers or Minnesota Timberwolves, the opposition drained the long-range shot with ease as the Wine and Gold allowed a league-worst 41.1 three-point field goal percentage. Compiling their

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Re-Sign or Release: Daniel Gibson

Back in May, 2008, we featured a little series called “Re-Sign or Release” where we went through every player on the Cavaliers roster and turned to the readers to see what they would do if they were the general manager of the Wine and Gold and – hypothetically, of course – all of the players

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Cavaliers Season Ends with Many Important Lessons

Last night, Joe Tait fittingly put an end to an era.  I am not happy to see him go, but watching and listening to him end his career last night just seemed fitting.  I didn’t cry, but I didn’t dare say anything either with a lump in my throat the size of a grapefruit.  There

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Cavs/Knicks: Baron Davis’ Debut, Boobie Gibson Still Out

The Cavaliers haven’t taken to the road in almost a month.  During their eight-game home stand, they managed to win their 10th straight game against the New York Knicks. This time around, the Wine and Gold travel the Big Apple to take on the Amar’e/’Melo tandem with a new guard at their disposal as the newly-acquired

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Cavs Come Up Short to Sixers in Final Seconds

As Cleveland has seen too many times before, a considerable lack of go-to weapons haunted the Cavaliers when they needed them the most. Hosting the Philadelphia 76ers, down three points with less than one minute remaining, Cavs head coach Byron Scott drew up a play that would provide point guard Ramon Sessions with two different

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While We’re Waiting… LeBron Feuds With Gibson, Choo Injury, Marvin Benard?

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. The Cleveland sports Twitter-sphere exploded Saturday afternoon with reports of an argument between LeBron James and Daniel “Boobie” Gibson. Mind you, these are all

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Previewing Cleveland’s Second Half Schedule

The All-Star Weekend has been nothing special for Cleveland Cavaliers fans thus far, so let’s take a look at what’s left in the 2010-2011 season. Currently owning the NBA’s worst record at 10-46 at the break, the Cavs will hope to utilize several upcoming home games to gain some optimism heading into the offseason. After

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While We’re Waiting… Browns Draft, Andre Miller, Troy Murphy Rumors

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. Previewing defensive ends and the Browns draft strategy: “If we are to read the signals slowly drifting out of Berea, the Cleveland Browns have

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NBA All-Star Saturday Open Thread

Daniel Gibson will be the sole Cleveland Cavaliers participant in NBA All-Star Weekend – deservedly or not – and he has his chance to shine Saturday night. Some of the league’s top dunkers, skills competition contestants and three-point bombers will fight for some cool trophies beginning at 8 p.m. tonight. Follow along as we see

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Daniel Gibson Will Take His Shot, But Should He?

The All-Star break for the members of this year’s Cavalier team is all about rest, as opposed to participating in the festivities. Except for one Cavalier: Daniel Gibson who will be taking part in the 3 point shoot-out. We know that Daniel deserves to be there, his .443 shooting percentage from behind the arc is

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Boobie Gibson to Represent Cleveland in Foot Locker Three-Point Contest

The Cleveland Cavaliers will have a representative in Los Angeles during the All-Star weekend as Daniel Gibson will be one of six participants in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest. Taking place on February 19, Gibson will square off against Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Dorell Wright, James Jones and Kevin Durant.  Presently, Gibson is 10thin the

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Cavs Set Single Season Consecutive Loss Record

The Cavaliers lost to the Portland Trail Blazers last night to set a new single season NBA consecutive loss record.  It was the 24th consecutive loss for a team that has not won a game since December 18th.  They have lost an absurd 34 out of 35 games.  They did not blow a lead in

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The One Where Cleveland Allows Orlando to Pull Down 24 Offensive Rebounds

The Cleveland Cavaliers are among the league worst in offensive rebound rate, clocking in with a percentage of 22.87.  This statement is unlikely to surprise given that this year’s crop is chilling in the cellar when it comes to almost every statistical measure known to man. However, when you consider that the Cavaliers are surrounded by – when

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While We’re Waiting… Kosar Thoughts, Jeff Fisher, Holmgren’s Packers

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. Continued perspectives on the Bernie Kosar rumors with several other NFL teams, and what the Browns should do next: “Now, merely hiring Kosar as

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Losing Streak Hits 17 as Cavs Let One Slip Away to Nets

With 1.4 seconds remaining on the clock, Daniel Gibson ran off of a screen and was open in the near-side corner.  Teammate Joey Graham hit him with the pass, Gibson squared, released and watched. In what could have been slow motion, the ball rotated perfectly, was in line, but caught just enough of the back

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Cavs News and Notes: Fanatic Jerseys, Bucks Preview, and Eyenga Returns

Byron Scott won’t say it, but it appears that this Cavaliers team is continually chasing their collective tail.  Heading into Wednesday’s game, Scott and his staff were stressing the increased use of a “show” defense to help give the young and injured Cavs a chance to win games.  The defensive emphasis worked as the Wine

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Improved Cavs Defense Offers a Sign of Hope in Loss to Suns

Seeking to ramp up the defensive pressure, Byron Scott’s Cavaliers caught a glimpse of what hard-nosed defense can do for a team, regardless of talent level or injuries. After allowing the Suns to run a verifiable lay-up line in the first half, converting on 52.2 percent of their shots, the young and hobbled Wine and

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