Is there a difference between lucky and good? While We’re Waiting

WFNYBanner www

Happy Tuesday WFNY! I have to be honest, for sports fans like myself, the period from MLB post-All Star break to the start of the NFL season can be a bit of a drag. It’s not that I dislike watching the Indians. In fact, I have them on right now as I am writing this

Read More...

Mike Krzyzewski would trade Wiggins for Love “without hesitancy”

love-kevin-smiling

Coach K was on CBS Sports Radio and talked about the Cavaliers and trading for Kevin Love. “I think there’s absolutely not one second of hesitancy,” Krzyzewski said on The John Feinstein Show. “I’d trade for Kevin Love. That’s not saying anything about any of the other (players involved in the deal). Love’s an All-Star.”

Read More...

Kyrie Irving selected to join Team USA for 2014 Training Camp

(AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will take his shiny, new contract extension to Las Vegas where he will join 18 other NBA players as members of this summer’s U.S. national team roster. Irving will join a litany of point guards—Chicago’s Derrick Rose, Portland’s Damian Lillard, and Golden State’s Steph Curry—as some of the hand-picked talents to potentially

Read More...

Details of Kyrie Irving’s contract extension emerge

Kyrie Irving

Lost in all of the news surrounding LeBron James’ return to Cleveland was official word that the team inked All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to his contract extension. While the deal is set to conceivably keep Irving in Wine and Gold through 2020, the former No. 1 pick can opt out after his fourth season.

Read More...

A monarchy restored, but the subjects never left

LeBron's back

I spent nearly four years holding onto a lot of hard feelings when it came to LeBron James. A lot of us did. The first year could only be described as raw and open wound hatred. The second year, culminating with LeBron’s first championship, was acceptance. What Cleveland had been resisting had happened, and even

Read More...

Irving Courting LeBron to Cleveland?

lebron and kyrie

The full court press is on for the services of LeBron James.  The Cleveland Cavaliers could be getting help from their newly signed star.  According to Fox Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico, Kyrie Irving is making a pitch to LeBron James about joining the Cavaliers.  Amico goes on to say that ESPN reported Irving saying to LeBron

Read More...

Andrew Wiggins as a 2-guard and other areas of concern – WFNY Roundtable

andrew wiggins_draft

One of the best qualities of Waiting For Next Year is the diverse interests of our many writers. After the draft, I asked two of my WFNY colleagues for their take on Andrew Wiggins and his key areas of highlight/criticism going forward. Enjoy. Jacob: All three of us wrote about Wiggins. Kirk, in your film

Read More...

On Kyrie and Commitment

Kyrie Irving walked the walk. After what seemed like an eternity of rumor and innuendo surrounding his disdain for Cleveland and the drain-circling direction of the Cavaliers, all of which were verbally rebuffed by the point guard, Irving took minutes—not days, or weeks, or even months—to provide the handshake that will keep him draped in

Read More...

Kyrie’s staying, Klinsmann’s “American-ness”, and The Leftovers, While We’re Waiting

WFNYBanner www

Happy Tuesday, WFNY! And Happy July! Sometimes July can be a bit of a dull sports month for me. I’m not exactly the world’s biggest baseball fan, so sometimes the month can be a bit of a drag for me. But not this July. The World Cup has been the most exciting World Cup in

Read More...

Cavs agree on five-year max contract extension with Kyrie Irving

gilbert cavs

Terrific news within two hours of free agency: The Cavaliers have agreed to a five-year max contract extension with star point guard Kyrie Irving. The deal is reportedly worth $90 million. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the agreement, then Cavs owner Dan Gilbert followed up with a celebratory tweet of his own. Reports on Monday suggested

Read More...

As expected, Cavs reportedly ready to offer max deal to Kyrie Irving

Let’s make this as simple as possible. Kyrie Irving has been playing on his rookie deal since being taken No. 1 overall back in 2011. At the time, he signed a four-year $23.2 million dollar deal. Irving is entering the last year of that deal. The Cavaliers are going to offer Irving an early extension

Read More...

No, it’s not that difficult for the Cavs to have max contract space

david griffin

There appears to be quite a deal of confusion about the Cleveland Cavaliers’ salary cap situation. Let’s try to clear the air with some math, shall we? Just last week, GM David Griffin said the team could clear space for a max contract “just by waving our hand and making it happen.” Seems simple enough,

Read More...

Is Kyrie Irving “all in” on Cleveland? While We’re Waiting…

WFNYBanner www

Griff dropping subtle hints? In the 24 hours immediately following the NBA Draft, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin was carefully selecting his words, seen by many to be verbal warning shots. When the Cavs used the No. 1 pick on Andrew Wiggins, Griffin—in what was a change from previous years—immediately addressed the pick via

Read More...

The Finals, Free Agency and Trading Kyrie? While We’re Waiting…

Happy Monday, kids. Hope you enjoyed your Father’s Day weekend. We’ll have some Tribe talk in just a bit, but for now… With yet another dominating win, the San Antonio Spurs simultaneously thwarted the hopes of conspiracy theorists and fans of collusion with one fell swoop. Showing that team play will—more often than not—triumph over

Read More...

Kevin Love says trade to Cleveland “not outlandish at all”

love-kevin-smiling

So you’re saying there’s a chance? In an interview with The Big Lead’s Jason McIntyre, Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love referred to rumors of Cleveland Cavalier interest as “not outlandish at all.” Love has reportedly been angling to be traded from the Timberwolves, but had listed potential suitors that did not include Cleveland. ESPN

Read More...

Kyrie Irving shares a pic of his 2014 Hyperdunk PEs

Kyrie Irving may or may not be the next in line for his own Nike shoe, but he recently shared a shot of his very own 2014 Nike Hyperdunk PE. Currently on tour for Nike Basketball in Hong Kong, the two-time All-Star point guard broke out the new shoe while conducting a skills session. This

Read More...

LeBron talk a blight on the fans and the franchise

James Jersey Decision

I can’t believe I even have to say this at this point, but Cleveland really needs to stop talking about LeBron James. Stop hanging onto every little scrap that gets pushed out in the media that reinforces there is some sort of miniscule chance he comes back to Cleveland in the next two or three

Read More...

Cavs will offer Kyrie Irving max deal per report

Kyrie Irving

Pushing aside all national (read: New York-based) rumors and innuendo, Cleveland’s own Terry Pluto reports that the Cavaliers will, in fact, offer Kyrie Irving a maximum contract extension once the league-mandated July 1 window opens. My sources tell me that the Cavs have had no doubts about offering Irving the 5-year deal, and will do

Read More...