Know Your Foe: Harrison Barnes, Unanswered Prayer

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April 18, 2011 changed everything. The day that Harrison Barnes declared he would be returning to North Carolina for his sophomore season would forever alter the course taken by Chris Grant and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Atlantic Coast Conference rookie of the year, the 6-foot-8 Barnes was a prospect who had been watched for years,

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The best CB tandem, coaching flowcharts and like father like daughter …While We’re Waiting

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Another week gone by and it is my turn in the rotation for www. Let’s kick things off with some Browns optimism. I’ll be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever heard of NFL.com’s Adam Schein before. But if the Browns’ defense comes close to what he thinks it will be, I’ll be pretty happy. There

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Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski writes about how the Cavs lost their way

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Literally minutes after the Cavaliers sealed a rare three-game winning streak on Tuesday night, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski decided to rain on Cleveland’s parade and release an article about what he’d dug on a seemingly dysfunctional Chris Grant regime. Wojnarowski is the most well connected NBA writer out there and he tends to be the one to

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Waiters vs. Barnes: Comparing Players, Teams, And Situations

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The Golden State Warriors are in the middle of a thrilling second-round series with the San Antonio Spurs. Rookie Harrison Barnes, the 7th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, has had an increased impact in the postseason at both ends of the floor, averaging 19 points in the series and posting a stat line of

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NBA Rookie Rankings: Harkless emerging, Valanciunas showing signs of life

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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

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NBA Rookie Rankings: Anthony Davis starting to live 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

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Rookie Rankings: Lillard’s big fear, Waiters keeps chucking

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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: MKG winning, Waiters struggling, and the rise of White Russia

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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: Fresh Meat

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Fresh meat. We all love it. Whether it’s the new guy at work, the new girl in your apartment complex, or the guy at the tailgate with the slab of baby-backs, everyone stares and starts asking questions fast. “Is he here to fire someone?” “Is she single?” “Is there any way we can trade him

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Cavaliers Road Trip Takes Them to Golden State

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have played 4 games this season, and sit at 2-2. In 3 of the 4 games, the Cavaliers were able to feel good about the way they played. Only in the Chicago game last week could their effort and desire really be challenged. This is a good sign for the early season.

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WFNY’s 2012 NBA Draft Roundtable

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NBA Draft day is here! In the Cavaliers’ franchise history, these have been some special days. The Cavaliers have drafted nearly all of their franchise cornerstones, and they’re hoping to add another for the second straight year. Here at WFNY, we’ve got a wide range of college and pro basketball opinions, and we drew on

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2012 NBA Draft: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Harrison Barnes and Growing Debates

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Volume versus efficiency. Finesse versus raw athleticism. Relatively regal or standard with a hyphen. With the Cleveland Cavaliers owning the fourth spot in the upcoming NBA Draft1, and every selection beyond the first-overall being laced with various layers of mystery, there is a growing belief that Chris Grant and his staff, if they stay put,

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NBA Mock Draft: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist To Cavs In Latest Chad Ford Projection

Chad Ford released the eighth version of his 2012 mock draft on Friday, and the ESPN scout thinks the Cavaliers will have their choice of Harrison Barnes and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at No. 4. Ford predicts Thomas Robinson will go to Charlotte at No. 2 and the Wizards will scoop up Brad Beal at No. 3,

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NBA Draft 2012: Time To Go Get Brad Beal?

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The NBA Draft is upon us, and the Cavaliers and their fans are sure to have an eventful week, climaxing on Thursday night. The Cavs hold the No. 4 overall pick in a Draft that has little locked in after Anthony Davis at No. 1 for New Orleans. After Davis, there’s another five prospects who

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NBA Free Agency: Cavs Likely to Match Offers to Alonzo Gee

Though the fervor amongst fans of the orange roundie has been firmly focused on the upcoming draft, Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reports that the Cleveland Cavaliers will likely match any offers given to swingman Alonzo Gee. Citing several league sources, Amico states that the team will look to retain Gee, 25, following what

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Sources: Cavaliers Have Drummond Ranked Higher Than Barnes?

While things have quieted down a bit in recent days with the rumors of the Cavaliers going after Andre Drummond in the draft, it’s possible this could be exactly what the Cavaliers want everyone to think. The general assumption has been that the Cavaliers are targeting Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bradley Beal, and Harrison Barnes at #4,

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NBA Draft: Bradley Beal and Harrison Barnes perform well in workout, Andre Drummond to visit next week

Looks like both Bradley Beal and Harrison Barnes performed well for the Cavaliers today.  Jeff Goodman, of CBS Sports, tweets: From Joe Kotoch at ProBasketballDraft.com: Cleveland is seriously considering Kidd-Gilchrist, Brad Beal, Harrison Barnes, Andre Drummond, and Austin Rivers.  Rivers has been a name that is rising on the Cavs board with his creative scoring ability

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What I Think I Know About the NBA Draft

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Here’s what I know about the 2012 NBA Draft: 1. It takes place on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 (you should watch it here). 2. The New Orleans Hornets will take Kentucky center Anthony Davis with the first pick. 3. The Cavs have four picks and a lot of options. When the lottery gods pushed the Cavs

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2012 NBA Draft: Harrison Barnes Scouting Video

One of the latest productions from the great folks over at Draft Express, we have a scouting video of North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes, a player who has been consistently linked to the Cleveland Cavaliers with regard to the June 28 NBA Draft. Complete with player comps and testimonials, strengths and weaknesses. [Related: NBA Draft: Staying

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NBA Draft: Staying at #4 And Debating The Prospects

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When the NBA Draft Lottery dust settled and the Cavalier contingent was a bit downtrodden to see their sword and basketball logo pop up in the #4 envelope, I was among those thinking of what could have been. If the Cavaliers had nabbed the second or third pick, they were guaranteed either Kentucky forward Michael

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