The New Cleveland

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Are the winds changing in Cleveland? The mood and spirits of this lakefront town are at an all time high because of the recent happening with the sports teams. The national media has all eyes on Cleveland, but this time they are watching the city because of the prospects of good news rather then the

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Scott Van Pelt and Charles Barkley defend Cleveland, slam Bill Simmons

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Bill Simmons may be bulletproof in the eyes of various ESPN employees, but that didn’t stop a few high-profile ones from coming out and defending Cleveland in the wake of the 2014 NBA Lottery results. When it was revealed that the Cleveland Cavaliers—once again—have the first pick in the NBA Draft, Simmons quickly took to

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Target: Acquired

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Dr. J was not impressed. The 6-foot-6-inch Doctor of Dunk stood in the center of the dais with the most stoic of looks, arms crossed across his barrel chest. Representing a team that was among the worst in the league, Erving was flanked by an 18-year-old who was in the midst of becoming an Internet

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Twitter reacts to the Cavs winning the lottery once again

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For the third time in four seasons, the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA lottery. The most recent iteration comes with the team, who was actually trying to win, having a 1.7 percent chance at coming out with the No. 1 pick. Naturally, Twitter went insane. Take a look. #CavsGoodKarma #ThisIsUnbelievable pic.twitter.com/inopvlVKE6 — ESPN Cleveland (@ESPNCleveland)

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HOLY CRAP: The Cavs land the first pick—again

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The bow ties may not have been present but the luck did not run out. Having selected in the top four in each of the last three NBA Drafts, the Cleveland Cavaliers will, once again, have the first pick heading into the 2014 edition. Finishing the 2013-14 season with 33 wins, the Cavs had a 1.7

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This Year’s NBA Lottery is Different for the Cavaliers

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Well tell me if you have heard this before: The Cleveland Cavaliers are hoping for a good draw in NBA Draft Lottery. After another lackluster season, the Cavaliers have another chance at getting the number one pick in the June draft. They hold the ninth best odds of getting the top pick with a 1.7%

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Dan and Nick Gilbert continue to defy the odds

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When Nick Gilbert came away with the fourth-overall pick in last year’s NBA lottery, he was disappointed. Just fifteen years old at the time, the son of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ majority owner felt that he had let down an entire fan base that so badly wanted to return to prominence. After all, it was this

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NBA Rumors: Cavaliers could deal first-overall pick

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Just hours after winning the first-overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft, rumors are circulating that have the Cleveland Cavaliers considering trade options which would include their lottery prize. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst points out that, while a top pick has not been dealt in 20 years, the stars are aligned for the Wine and Gold to

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NBA Lottery: Cleveland Cavaliers land first-overall pick in 2013 NBA Draft

The Cleveland Cavaliers will select first in the upcoming NBA Draft. The Cavaliers had a 15.6 percent chance of winning the top spot, and have now won the lottery for the second time in the last three years. Before the lottery results were revealed, Cavs representative Nick Gilbert stated that this would be the team’s final

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Dear NBA Lottery, I think we should see other people

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The NBA Lottery is tonight and I could not care less. I will watch, don’t get me wrong. Following the festivities, I will leave with different emotions than those I had entering the evening. I will start monitoring workout schedules and making phone calls to obtain information that may shed some light on who the

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While We’re Waiting… Browns’ Curious Calls, Cavs’ Departures, Bryce Stowell Emerges

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While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Very strong arguments made in this recap of the Browns drafting so far: “Do you know what we found out today? The front office

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On the Cavs, Tanking and Lester Hudson

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With their the overtime loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night, the Cavs are officially out of the playoff race. This was expected. The Cavs are in the middle of their rebuild and are in full tank mode.

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The Decision Redux: LeBron Took, But He Also Gave

I envisioned this post as being sentimental and nostalgic. Seven years of excitement and hopes and passion, the towel waving and the series-based tee shirts, the chalk tosses while Kevin Rudolf permeates through Quicken Loans Arena. I wanted to discuss just how much LeBron James meant to the city of Cleveland and what good times

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The Cavaliers are “In a Good Place”

Three days apart and in fairly different context, Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant and head coach Byron Scott discussed their respective optimism.  Scott, when questioned about his post-mortem outlook on the Cavaliers job last Friday, used words like “interesting,” but also called the bulk of what he endured between the months of October and April

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