Christmas in July: Everything you need to know about Cavs draft pick Rakeem Christmas

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When the Cleveland Cavaliers traded the rights to Duke point guard Tyus Jones to the Minnesota Timberwolves, they, in turn, received the rights to the Turkish Terror, Cedi Osman, a future second-round draft selection, and the rights to a big man out of Syracuse named Rakeem Christmas. Aside from being incredibly festive and potentially related

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It’s shaping up to be one hell of a July—again: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Monday, you guys. Stay dry this weekend? Looking forward to this shortened work week? Just dying to talk about the Cleveland Indians’ Season of Embarrassment? Well, sit tight because I have a few other things I wish to discuss first… While this week typically marks the beginning of what’s commonly referred to as the

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NBA Free Agency: Cavaliers sign Keifer Sykes, John Shurna

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The 24-48 hours after the NBA Draft always leads to a fury of activity as teams scoop up undrafted agents from around the country and around the globe. Famously, that’s how the Cleveland Cavaliers signed folk hero Matthew Dellavedova back in 2013 out of St. Mary’s. The Cavs have been active again this year, even

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NBA Draft: Cavs select Cedi Osman, Rakeem Christmas, Sir’Dominic Pointer in second round

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After trading the No. 24 pick Tyus Jones to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Cavaliers made a trio of selections in the second round. With the 31st pick, the Cavaliers went international in a likely draft stash by drafting guard/forward Cedi Osman out of Turkey. They followed that up by drafting a more familiar name in Syracuse

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NBA Draft: Buckeye star D’Angelo Russell drafted by Lakers

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In a small surprise, the Los Angeles Lakers used the second pick in the 2015 NBA Draft to select Ohio State guard D’Angelo Russell. Russell was selected over big man Jahlil Okafor, who went No. 3 to Philadelphia after the other top post threat, Karl-Anthony Towns, was made the top selection by Minnesota. Russell, a

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Possible draft options to fill the Cavaliers’ biggest needs

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The Cleveland Cavaliers played valiantly throughout the 2015 NBA playoffs, coming within two games of winning a NBA championship. This run came with Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving either diminished or completely unavailable. The dwindling depth of the Cavs caught up to them in the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. That series will be

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Life After Cavs, Going No. 2, and Maron-Obama: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Wednesday, Blawg Pound. Cavs season is over, and has been for a week. While it’s been kind of nice living without the NBA — getting to sleep at a reasonable hour and that sort of thing — I miss it. We’ve covered the magic and fun that this team provided plenty, and I’m not

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Cavaliers must cast a wide net for additional depth

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In the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors were the team with health on their side, but they also built an incredible amount of depth with a veteran bench that insultated them from losing a couple of players, foul trouble, or a lack of production1. Now, this isn’t to say the Cleveland Cavaliers could have

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A fine day in Cleveland, oral histories, and Pixies: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Wednesday, Blawg Pound. We’re staring down the barrel of Memorial Day 2015, the Cavs open their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Atlanta Hawks this evening, and the Indians got a win (!) last night behind yet another dominant pitching performance. It’s a great day! Cavs coach David Blatt can explain why better than I

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The Matrix: Unloaded

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D’Angelo Russell declares for NBA Draft

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Ohio State star freshman D’Angelo Russell has decided to chase his lifelong dream and declare for the NBA Draft. According to’s Paul Biancardi, who broke the news Wednesday evening: “This was a hard decision because I knew I could come back and play with my teammates who I love, and to be coached by coach

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D’Angelo Russell, One and Dones, and Team Building

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On Thursday night, like many nights during this college basketball season, I watched Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell do practically everything for his team as he led the Buckeyes to a tight victory over Northwestern in Evanston. Russell scored 33 of the team’s 69 points while hitting 6-of-11 three pointers. He added seven rebounds,

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We Love Z: Reliving Yesteryear

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The sports radio host was laughing. That much seemed obvious enough, although for the moment the broadcast hung in dead silence. Eventually, he could be heard banging his hand on the table before he noisily inhaled and the guffaws began in earnest. That’s why they call them the Cleveland Cadavers! After all, by the mid

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LeBron James Comes Home — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 1

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If you thought that 2013 was one crazy year in the world of Cleveland Sports, 2014 once again proved that there is rarely a dull moment. There were good times and bad, hirings and firings, wins and losses, homecomings and award winners. As the year comes to a close, like we have done the last

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Find a Way to Stay

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James Posey never imagined this would be the road he would travel, but he plans on being on it for a very long time.

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Cavs “firmly in lead” to acquire Kevin Love


Andrew Wiggins is one step closer to being an official member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Whether or not he ultimately reaches that destination remains to be seen. The Golden State Warriors were long considered to be the Cavs’ lone rival in obtaining Love as they refuse to include swingman Klay Thompson in discussions given Love’s

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Top Ten Most Popular Posts of the Last 30 Days on WFNY


As we embark on the July 4th holiday, the WFNY crew is taking some time off to be with their families like the rest of you. I thought I’d schedule this post to let those of you who need something to read on the web see if you missed anything. Here are the most popular

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The Heir Up There: Can Andrew Wiggins pick up where his father abruptly left off?


  Andrew Wiggins already has world-class athleticism—he hit the jackpot of all genetic lotteries. The anticipation surrounding his ascension and arrival to the NBA rivals few others. But he also carries with him the one device that others who have come before him did not have—his father’s past.

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Cleveland Twitter welcomes Andrew Wiggins

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Say what you want about Andrew Wiggins and his question marks—the other athletes (and various owner types) in the city of Cleveland appear to be fully on board with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ selection of the Kansas product with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Welcome to the Cleveland @22wiggins! The sky is

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Cavs draft sharp-shooting Joe Harris with No. 33 pick

Having already added Andrew Wiggins to the fold with the No. 1 pick, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Joe Harris, the sharp-shooting swingman out of Virginia with their first pick in the second round (No. 33 overall). Harris, who had a first-round grade by’s Jay Bilas, is a 6-foot-6-inch efficient scorer with a quick release

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