Cavs have another team meeting, preach “having fun”

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Following the Cavaliers’ win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night, All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving provided one of his better post-game addresses in recent memory. Typical Irving interviews involve a slew of nervous ticks—face wiping, ear tugging—and are provided at a volume which can only be made out by those within a few feet.

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Conley, Gasol, Third Quarter Woes Too Much For Recovering Cavaliers

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The Cavaliers have a virus that has infiltrated nearly the entire team. It has caused nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea, a veritable Pepto-Bismol antagonist that has plagued the team for some time now. No, I’m not talking about the flu that has stricken Tyler Zeller, Dion Waiters, Daniel Gibson, and trainer Max Benton among others.

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WFNY Stats & Info: Cavs stats since the Memphis trade

It’s now officially been 39 days since Chris Grant’s latest act of wizardry, rounding out an actually complete bench for the Cleveland Cavaliers thanks to the help of the Memphis Grizzlies. Over these 39 days, the narrative has changed drastically for the 2012-13 Cavs season: Instead of a distraught and meaningless season ruined by Anderson

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NBA Rumor: Injured Omri Casspi wants buyout from Cavaliers

More news on the Omri Casspi front broke yesterday afternoon. Officially, from the Cavaliers, it was announced that the seldom-used forward from Israel would be checked into a hospital from Orlando and miss Saturday night’s game against the Magic. Here was the release from the team: “Cavaliers forward Omri Casspi was taken to Orlando Regional

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WFNY Stats & Info: Marreese Speights with extended minutes

New Cavalier F/C Marreese Speights made quite a splash in his debut on Friday night against Milwaukee. In the incredible comeback victory, the 25-year-old Florida Gator provided 10 points on 4-for-7 shooting with 6 rebounds and 2 steals in 18 minutes. He played the entirety of the fourth quarter and also had some big defensive

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The Diff: Franchise comparisons for the Cavaliers

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Thanks to all for your really positive feedback about my first-ever edition of The Diff last week about Kyrie Irving’s potential. I’m back today with more talk about the Cavs. Hope you enjoy yet again. For weeks and weeks, one of my favorite NBA topics has been exploring and researching possible franchise comparisons for the

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Deal with Memphis is “pretty great for Cleveland”

While many want to parlay the recent trade between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies into a cap play in exchange for depth, Grantland’s Zach Lowe chimes in with his (always educated) take: “I was as guilty as anyone this morning in burying the lede on Twitter, in part because it makes sense to focus on

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NBA Rumor: Cavs Among Teams That Have Interviewed Bill Walker

Forward Bill Walker is the latest correspondent for HoopsHype, and he shares his experience in the first of his free agent blog posts: This is Bill Walker, formerly of the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks. I’m a free agent now and will blog about my experiences this summer here at HoopsHype. Hope you find

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Kyrie Irving Sits the Fourth as Cavs Cruise into Summer

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With approximately eight minutes to go in the fourth quarter on a Monday night in Memphis, Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving cheered as his teammate Samardo Samuels dropped in a finger roll, bringing their team within one point of a back-and-forth contest against an opponent many feel could challenge for the Western Conference finals. Like

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Report: Lester Hudson to sign with Memphis Grizzlies

According to the Memphis newspaper The Commercial Appeal, G Lester Hudson will sign with the Grizzlies and will be eligible for their playoff roster- “Guard Lester Hudson, whose second 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers expired on Wednesday, is expected to sign with the Griz for the rest of the season. A source with knowledge

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Memphis Grizzlies Have No Interest In Trading Rudy Gay To Cleveland

We’ve heard plenty of rumors regarding the Cleveland Cavaliers recently, some of them legit, some of them downright laughable. The one that has seem to stuck the most, though, is the rumor that the Cavs were interested in trading for Memphis Grizzlies’ SF Rudy Gay. Perhaps the Cavaliers did have some interest, but it was

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Cavaliers Give it Away in Memphis, Tie Losing Streak Record

The Cavaliers tied the NBA’s consecutive loss record last night in Memphis with their 23rd straight defeat.  It felt like this was the one to break the streak, but, as has been a trend, they squandered their opportunity with a horrendous fourth quarter to lose by 7.  Over the course of about a quarter, from

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Cavs’ Weekend Was About Shoddy Officiating and JJ Hickson’s Shoes

Getcha sunglasses ready. Heading into a much-anticipated week where the Cavaliers play host to the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, they have not only won two of their last three games, but they played hard and competed in their 11-point loss to the Orlando Magic.  And if there is a silver lining, or even a

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Shaquille O’Neal Starting to “Heat” Up

Get the joke, everyone? The Cavaliers continue their home stand hosting the Miami Heat tonight at the Q. Shaq used to play for Miami and even won a title with that team several years ago. Their nickname is the Heat and has been so since they entered the league in 1988. Shaquille “The Big Shaqtus”

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Cavs 105, Grizzlies 89: Nine Straight Wins for the Wine and Gold

It’s actually harder to write a recap after a game like this. They Cavs played so well, and the Grizzlies looked so out of it that there is hardly anything to discuss. It would be nit-picking to try and find negatives . Let’s look at a few numbers- 6- As in six wins in a row

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Bring on Leon

During last night’s 111-109 overtime loss in Memphis, something was made abundantly clear to me: The Cavaliers under the radar signing of PF Leon Powe will pay big dividends later in the season and into the playoffs. Late in the fourth quarter and into overtime, the Grizzlies and the Cavs were back and forth exchange

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Cavs 109, Grizzlies 111 (OT): LeBron Comes Up Short

“Every eight games or so the Cavaliers have one of these games.” Austin Carr What kind of game are we talking about Austin? You are absolutely right by the way. I don’t know if you could put a number on it, but every couple of weeks the Cavaliers have an absolutely ugly game like this

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NBA Free Agency: Hakim Warrick, Anyone?

Caught in the whirlwind of Dolan Salary Dumping 2009 was the quiet front of the Cavaliers and their never-ending plan to make this team better.  Many thought that the additions of Shaquille O’Neal, Anthony Parker and Jamario Moon would be it until at least August when the team would then look to add another power

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Darius Miles Too Bad For a Feel-Good?

Former Cavalier Darius Miles just can’t let himself be a feel-good story.  He undermines himself at every turn.  Miles had a big year in the news when you consider he only played in 34 games for the Grizzlies this season.  He was attempting a comeback from micro-fracture surgery and his career was considered to be

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Delonte West Sits Out Cavaliers Victory

Cavaliers 94, Memphis 79 (Box) The wrist was sore enough for Delonte West to miss his 17th game of the season. The Cavaliers say there is nothing to worry about and they were just being cautious. I have to imagine those 15 wins Memphis came into town with weren’t intimidating enough for the Cavs to

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