The Cavs are mediocre, but let’s still have fun: While We’re Waiting…

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Today should be a good day at WFNY, folks. We’ve got some of the new kids and infrequent writers in charge with Craig on vacation and Scott on a work trip. Hope you can put up with us for the day. Assorted Cavs-Spurs thoughts: The Cavs, a currently mediocre team, lost by two points to


NBPA firing warning shots in advance of 2017 labor discussions

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A few weeks back, we linked to a profile of Michele Roberts, the NBA players’ union executive director, which painted her as a no-bullshit firecracker who was ready to put the union on her back and lead them to greener pastures than they could ever imagine—the kind with commas and zeros and all kinds of


Simmons: Other NBA teams intentionally leaking info to disrupt Cavs

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Looking for any additional reasons to not believe Sam Smith’s “report” on Kevin Love potentially opting out of his deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers and signing with the Los Angeles Lakers? Look no further than the other 29 teams within the NBA who are apparently desperately rooting for the Wine and Gold’s ascension to the


Shawn Marion replaces Dion Waiters in Cavs starting lineup

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With Matthew Dellavedova’s injury, David Blatt has gone to a slight shift in his starting lineup before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ fourth game of the season. As Andre Knott first reported before Wednesday night’s game in Utah, veteran Shawn Marion will be sliding into the starting five in place of guard Dion Waiters. Later, Jason Lloyd


Tristan Thompson, Cavs fail to reach extension agreement

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The Cavaliers and young forward Tristan Thompson failed to agree to terms on a contract extension by Friday’s midnight deadline. Thompson, 24, will become a restricted free agent at the end of the 2014-15 season. Reports circulated steadily via Fox Sports’ Sam Amico, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Chris Haynes. Via Amico,


Reflections on LeBron’s meaning to Akron: While We’re Waiting…


It’s almost here. Next Thursday, the Cleveland Cavaliers begin the much-hyped 2014-15 NBA regular season with LeBron James back in wine and gold. The preseason is now over. The real games begin soon. It’s a pretty surreal time to be a fan of Northeast Ohio professional basketball. It’s perhaps even more surreal to be amid


Is the Kenneth Faried extension a model for Cavs and Tristan Thompson?

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Amid a busy weekend in NBA salary news, the Denver Nuggets snuck in a late-night surprise on Sunday. They reached agreement with 2011 draft pick Kenneth Faried on a five-year $60 million extension. No news is complete without some degree of uncertainty. And many have brought up how the deal, first reported by Yahoo! Sports’


David Griffin: Defensive concerns aren’t a product of Kevin Love


Glen Taylor’s getting all sorts of replies these days. Not long after questioning Kevin Love’s defense, the star power forward’s new general manager, David Griffin, came to his player’s defense. “I think he’s an elite defensive rebounder,” Griffin told FOX Sports Radio’s Jay Mohr. “I have concerns relative to our ability to protect the rim, and


Kevin Love shoots back at Wolves owner Glen Taylor

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Newly acquired power forward Kevin Love thinks his former boss, Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, should focus more on the players he acquired than the one that left. Following the announcement of the deal that sent Love to Cleveland for two No. 1 draft picks and a future first-rounder, Taylor took a parting shot at


Larry Drew “blindsided” by offseason firing, excited about buzz in Cleveland


Despite racking up a league-worst record in 2013-14, former Milwaukee Bucks head coach Larry Drew felt blindsided by the way he lost his job this offseason. In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the current Cavalier assistant referred to his ousting by Jason Kidd as “mystifying.” Even as Drew was taking part in draft preparations