This is sort of about basketball, but mostly about not basketball. Dion Waiters and the Oklahoma City Thunder played against the Cavaliers in Cleveland on Sunday. Waiters was unsurprisingly and unwarrantedly booed, which feels approximately appropriate given his Philadelphia upbringing. Dion has talked some mess since being traded and ruffled some feathers long before that,
Oklahoma City Thunder (22-22) 98 Cleveland Cavaliers (25-20) 108 Box Score After ending their six-game losing streak last Thursday night against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cleveland Cavaliers entered Sunday afternoon’s game on a five-game winning streak following their best performance of the year against the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. Before Sunday’s contest against
The great thing about professional sports at the highest level in this country is that people will pay you outrageous sums of money to play a game for a living. One of the bummers is that you seldom have a chance to play in front of your hometown friends and family, unless you’re drafted by
It’s been a wild few weeks to be a Cavaliers fan. Right about the time I arrived home for winter break, things were going well. Four weeks later, there have been two big trades, several injuries and a splattering of gut-wrenching losses. Suddenly, these Cleveland Cavaliers — the ones many thought would win 55, 60
So the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Dion Waiters for Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, and a first-round draft pick. Shumpert is a good two weeks away from participating in team activities and that first-round pick is protected to a point where the team may not get to take advantage of it come this July. But Smith—the mercurial and
In a town on Lake Erie, in the year twenty twelve, Came a man into whose praise I must delve. His name was Di-on, for the Cavs he would play. For my Cavs were his team, until just Monday. Drafted from ‘Cuse, from Philly he came, He thought all the world ought know his name.
Our own Scott was on the scene Wednesday morning with the Cavaliers and we found out a couple things. First, Kyrie Irving will be back playing tonight after missing the loss to the Philadelphia 76ers with a back injury. Second, we found out that he hasn’t spoken with Dion Waiters since the trade went down.
I’m sure in some circumstances it can be really exciting, fun, a relief or some other emotion when you get the news that you’ve been traded in the world of professional athletics. According to Andrew Keh of the New York Times who covers the NBA, or “N.B.A.” as the Times insists on calling it, Carmelo
Former Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters bid his farewell to Cleveland in a recent Instagram upload which thanked the organization, majority owner Dan Gilbert and all of the fans who stuck with him throughout his tenure with the team.
It’s obviously hard to figure out how it’s all going to work out in the end, but you could have said the same thing with any lineup featuring Dion Waiters. Tim Legler of ESPN talks about the dynamics of the Cavaliers now that the trade has been made. He says that Iman Shumpert should take
Dion Waiters had plenty of chances to shine in Cleveland, but apparently the perception is that he was persona non grata in the Cavaliers locker room. When asked about how he plans to integrate Waiters in to the Oklahoma City Thunder offense following Monday night’s trade, reigning NBA MVP Kevin Durant had the following to
I‘ll always have a soft spot for Dion Waiters. He’s a high-usage, inefficient, inconsistent combo guard, but he was our high-usage, inefficient, inconsistent combo guard! He will be remembered as the player that could bring you out of your seat and to your knees multiple times within the same minute of game action. But, as of
Happy Tuesday WFNY! Now that the holiday season is behind us, things are returning to normal for most of us. Back to regular five day work weeks, most schools are back in session, and now we settle in for winter. In sports, this means two things. One, football playoffs. And two, the NBA regular season
UPDATE: The Cavaliers will receive a heavily protected first-round pick from Oklahoma City and send their 2019 second round pick to the Knicks as part of the deal. The Knicks will also waive Samuel Dalembert rather than trading him to save $2 million. Dion Waiters was supposed to fill-in for the injured Kyrie Irving in
In their first two games without center Anderson Varejao, lost for the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers have looked very lost for stretches. They disappointed on Christmas Day as the Heat rode the hot shooting of Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng to the 101-91 win without Chris Bosh. On Friday night, they bounced back to win
Last week, I shared five different top-five lists as a way to ring out 2014. I wrote that post not knowing if I’d do another While We’re Waiting this year since I usually take Thursdays and Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are Thursdays this year. But looky here, I’m back! I’m subbing for TD
The first two months of the 2014-15 NBA season has provided no shortage of fascinating storylines. None of them, however, intrigues me more than the way that Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt has approached the shooting guard position within his rotation. Through the course of each game, with each spin as it were, Blatt seemingly
To celebrate 2014, I’ve created five top-five lists for your enjoyment. I’ve had fun writing the While We’re Waiting editions on Thursdays this year. Who knows if I’ll do one on Christmas or New Year’s Day in the next two weeks … so I thought I’d commemorate some of the bests of the year in
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
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