Cavs vs. Thunder Behind The Boxscore: HUH?!

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On the second night of a back-to-back against the best of the West following a tough loss to the Raptors, I gave the Cavaliers virtually no chance of competing tonight, let alone winning. But, they did exactly that, it was a star-studded effort for Kyrie Irving, who trumped the duo of Durant and Westbrook with

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Chris Grant resisted front office push to trade for Thunder’s James Harden

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James Harden seemed to be a fantasy trade target for many Cavaliers fans back when he was a lightning scoring guard off the Oklahoma City Thunder bench. Now, he’s a two-time All-Star for the Houston Rockets. And today, upon the firing of Cavs GM Chris Grant, we learn that such a deal actually could have

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NBA News: Mike Miller clears waivers, wasn’t interested in Cavs

After initial speculation yesterday, Mike Miller has cleared amnesty waivers and was not interested in being claimed by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Miami Heat waived the 33-year-old shooter two days ago and the deadline for filing an amnesty waiver claim with the NBA was 5 p.m. Thursday. If no one placed a claim, Miller would

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2013 NBA Draft, 2013 NBA trade scenarios and more with Kirk – WFNY Podcast – 2013-05-29

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Kirk wrote a fantastic article exploring the trade market available to the Cavs and I wanted to go over it and push him further on it since it has been out there a few days. Of course we also talked about some other stuff like Dwight Howard. Kirk’s NBA Draft Rumors article Being an eighth

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The Boots: NBA Draft lottery, Byron Scott’s tenure, playoffs

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In my usual half-rapid fire, half-prose form, I’m here today with another edition of The Boots. Again, for those unfamiliar with this feature, I assign loosely defined “Boot Up” or “Boot Down” votes to trending topics in the sports world. Let’s talk basketball again today. Boot Up: Slotting in at No. 3 – That’s not

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Another Cavs blowout brings more ‘fire Byron Scott’ murmurs

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Any time your team is having a 22-47 season, it’s certain to elicit negative reactions from fans about the organization’s head coach. But it’s a very nuanced type of negativity when it deals with Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott. Multiple times this year — notably, after the team started 5-23 — fans have questioned

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While We’re Waiting… Already starting to doubt the Browns?

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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. Skepticism Sunday: “It’s happening already. There hasn’t been a practice or even an organized team activity, let alone a game that counts. The team

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The Diff: Cavalier notes on Tristan, turnovers, trades, etc

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Thanks so much to all of our WFNY readers (even my friend Terry Pluto) for sharing, liking and commenting on last week’s edition of The Diff about Michael Bourn. I’m heading back to basketball this week to share an assortment of thoughts as the team begins the second half tonight. Tristan Thompson’s progress One of

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Irving’s disinterest piques that of Cavalier fans

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A strange thing happened this past weekend: Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, who previously could do no wrong, irked a few fans when he candidly admitted that he was agitated and became disinterested midway through a basketball game. A game wherein the All-Star was benched for the entire fourth quarter — alongside the rest of the team’s

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Thunder, Lightning, and Kyrie: A Storm Of Epic Proportions At The Q

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We all know how difficult the weather can be to predict. Who hasn’t been caught on a seemingly bright and sunny day without an umbrella when the skies suddenly open up? The Oklahoma City Thunder strolled into snowy Cleveland winners of 35 games in their 46 attempts this season. Meanwhile, the Cavs were less than

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Video: Kyrie Irving puts on a display against the Oklahoma City Thunder

Kyrie Irving happened, once again. Another huge fourth quarter from the 20-year old. I’d recommend fast-forwarding to the one-minute mark to see the dagger-like damage Irving does to Russell Westbrook, but the bevy of lay-ins over outstretched arms coupled with his first dunk of the season are too good to miss. This kid is special.

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WFNY Stats & Info: Comparing Cavs’ momentum to the Thunder’s

Yesterday, we started off a new series in the WFNY Stats & Info column. Today, I follow up on some of the same themes. After looking at breakdown of the Cavs relatively improved play in their last 15 games, I couldn’t resist looking into how it compared to the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008-09. As

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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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Silver lining on the Varejao injury, the rebuild moves forward

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It’s hard not to feel some pain for Anderson Varejao after hearing the news that his knee contusion was in fact a torn muscle in his leg. Memories of Andy winning the game with a buzzer beating 3-pointer against Atlanta, and giving Ray Allen the business during a national televised game against the Celtics are two

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Varejao trade destinations…or lack there of

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Anderson Varejao was everything I loved about basketball. He was hustle, he was emotion, he was heart. He was 36 minutes of controlled chaos, spinning a fury around opposing frontcourts. But not anymore. He’s now much, much more than that. The Wild Thing is no longer a gimmicky role player, he’s the best center in the Eastern Conference and one of the best players

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Regardless of LeBron’s fortune, I already own the conclusion

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One of the hardest lessons I learned from the LeBron James situation in Cleveland is that I can’t let anyone have that kind of control over me ever again. The power that LeBron James had over Cleveland was granted to him by people just like you and me. Sure, it was augmented by Phil Knight

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Seattle… We Feel Your Pain

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There are very few cities that understand what the fine people of Seattle are feeling this morning. The anger. The bitterness. The anguish. The pure disgust and hatred for the carpet-bagging owner that ripped your heart out and stomped on it. We all know how that feels here in Cleveland. Watching the Oklahoma City Thunder

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A Cavalier Conversation: NBA Draft, Free Agency, Playoffs

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The NBA is in full steam, and to celebrate the occasion, I brought along my brother Sam Rosen (@sjrosen18) to chat about some of the hot topics going on right now. Hope y’all enjoy our takes on topics ranging from the NBA Draft to the Cavs’ offseason and the playoffs. 1. Assuming that Anthony Davis,

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The 2012 NBA Draft, And A Ticking Clock

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In Cleveland, the next draft always seems to be the most important event in franchise history. The Browns were at yet another precipice and holding three early picks this year, and the 2012 Draft was expected to define this regime. With their second quarterback selection in three years, this is likely the draft that will

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Kyrie Does It Again, Cavs Shock Thunder, 96-90

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This is getting pretty ridiculous. With two and a half minutes to play and trailing 84-85, Byron Scott took a timeout to settle his young team. The Cavs had played hard the entire evening but the Western Conference leading Thunder had taken control and were looking to push their home winning streak to 15 games.

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