Kyrie Irving’s Extension — WFNY’s Top 10 Cleveland Sports Stories of 2014: No. 6

Kyrie Irving Contract Extension

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


Adrian Wojnarowski really, really doesn’t like LeBron James

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Are NBA reporters lobbing bombs back at Woj? We’ve spoken ad nauseum about the bizarre angles taken by Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski when discussing one LeBron James, but a well-written and well-sourced longread report over at The New Republic shines a brighter light on this apparent bias against the four-time NBA MVP among others. Spending


Cavs vs Raptors Behind The Box Score: LeBron’s Three Highlights Comeback Win

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Cleveland Cavaliers (13-7) 105 Toronto Raptors (16-6) 101 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter. I was planning to write this recap about the Toronto Raptors. For 36 minutes of basketball, that’s what was in my head. I was going to write about how the Raptors are the best team


Cavs considering trading Dion Waiters for a big man

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are in first place, but that doesn’t mean that David Griffin is complacent with his current roster. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Wine and Gold are still in search of a rim-protecting big man and that they’d be willing to trade Dion Waiters in order to get one. Sources say that


Kevin Love: “I’m a Cavalier for the long term”

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Words are only worth so much, but Kevin Love continues to say all the right things when it comes to his future with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In an interview with ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning”, Love, once again, pledged his allegiance to being a member of the Wine and Gold beyond the


Cavs interested in Andrei Kirilenko

Andrei Kirilenko

The Brooklyn Nets could look to trade forward Andrei Kirilenko and the Cleveland Cavaliers are rumored to be one team interested in acquiring the veterans services. Kirilenko, who famously joined the Nets after taking less money than the market would have seemingly dictated, has completely fallen out of the Nets’ rotation and has missed the last


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

Cleveland Cavaliers guards Dion Waiters

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’