A user’s guide to the Luol Deng trade draft picks

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The Luol Deng trade was over six weeks ago. Yet it seems to still be a major point of confusion for many in the national media. With today’s trade deadline fast approaching, I felt it would be prudent to review the assets exchanged in that Jan. 7 deal. [Update: Cavs have traded two second-rounders to

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Rudy Gay, Sacramento Kings host suddenly streaking Cavaliers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are suddenly an exciting team to watch. Just like that, after a trade for a two-time All-Star and a double-digit road win – just the third in four seasons – and the season has turned around again. Tonight, they continue their five-game Western Conference road trip in Sacramento. The Kings are 12-22,

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NBA Free Agency: Sacramento pulls offer to Andre Iguodala

The Sacramento Kings have apparently decided to pass on free agent forward Andre Iguodala, according to USA TODAY’s Sam Amick. “The Sacramento Kings have pulled their offer to free agent small forward Andre Iguodala, according to a person with knowledge of the decision,” writes Amick. “After making a four-year, $52 million bid, the Kings will now

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NBA News: Sacramento hires Chris Jent as assistant coach

Ohio State Buckeyes assistant and former Cleveland Cavaliers coach Chris Jent is heading to the West Coast. The Sacramento Kings have officially hired the 43-year-old Jent as an assistant coach, the team announced yesterday. Previously this offseason, the Kings tabbed former Cavs assistant Michael Malone as their head coach and it had been rumored for

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NBA Rumor: DeMarcus Cousins wants to stay in Sacramento

Lately, Cleveland Twitter has been buzzing with trade ideas revolving around Sacramento Kings star center DeMarcus Cousins. The rampant speculation — of course with no concrete backing — has heated up even more so since the Cavaliers won the NBA Draft Lottery for the No. 1 pick next month. But today, with the recent sale

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NBA Rumors: Cavaliers discussed deal with Kings that would have removed restrictions from first round pick

According to Jason Lloyd, the Cavaliers and Kings had discussions about a deal that would have removed the restrictions surrounding Sacramento’s first round pick owed to the Cavaliers in the Hickson/Casspi deal- “#Cavs made offer to Sac to remove pick protections from Hickson/Casspi trade, league source said. Deal died with Sac/Hou trade last night” -Jason

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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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Dion Waiters: “I think we did a pretty good job on the defensive end”

They shared the ball well. They were able to make shots — they made a lot of shots tonight. We contested them. I think we did a pretty good job on the defensive end. — Cleveland Cavaliers Dion Waiters, Tuesday night, after his team gave up a season-worst 124 points (on 51.2 percent shooting) in a

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While We’re Waiting… Are the Sacramento Kings the new 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. This was an enjoyable back-and-forth from two “Cleveland-Raised-Basketball-Writer-in-Exile” on comparing the Kings-Browns situations: “First of all, the fact that the Kings are the only

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NBA News: Kings Buyout Former Cav Hickson

According to a tweet from Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sacramento Kings have reached a buyout agreement with former Cavalier first round pick JJ Hickson. Hickson, who showed much promise playing along side LeBron James in Cleveland was traded this past offseason to the Kings for Omri Casspi and a heavily protected 1st rd pick. Neither

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The Dan Gilbert/Kelly Dwyer Rift Reaches Bizarre Levels as Cavs Top Kings

The Cleveland Cavaliers won their thirteenth game of the season on Wednesday night as the Wine and Gold outscored the Sacramento Kings by 10 points in the second half, ultimately winning 97-93. Evidently, said 13th win was largely coveted.  Not only is it a prime number (which is inherently cool), setting the stage for a

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While We’re Waiting… Trade Exceptions, Vizquel’s Hall of Fame Odds, 2011 Big Ten

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. Forecasting what might happen with those fancy trade exceptions this season: “Most years the NBA trade season is defined by the term ‘expiring contracts.’

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Cavs Fall Apart in Second Half, Lose 107-104 to Sacramento Kings

Just when the Cavaliers offense looked at its best under Byron Scott, the Sacramento Kings rallied to take a 107-104 victory at the Q Saturday night. It was a classic third quarter debacle that did in Cleveland again, falling apart after taking an impressive 14-point halftime advantage. Ramon Sessions, Daniel Gibson and the guards led

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Cavaliers/Buckeyes Preview

The Cavaliers and the Buckeyes are back in action tonight as the NBA season and Big Ten conference play heat up. Stay tuned here for comments as both games unfold on this Saturday night and enjoy some previews from around the web after the jump. For the Cavs, there is not much time to regroup

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2010-11 NBA Blogger Previews – Pacific Division

Yep, it’s that time of year again already. Once again, CleticsBlog are hosting the annual Blogger Previews for every team in the NBA. How this works is simple, every day a certain NBA team is up and bloggers who write about said team will offer their previews for that team in the upcoming season. Then,

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Cavz vs. Kings Preview – Welcome Home Z Day!

The Cavaliers (CAVZ!!!) take on the Sacramento Kings this afternoon (3 PM, FSOhio, WTAM 1100) to start a three-game home stretch over the next six days. The main story of the game is the return of Cavz center Zydrunas Ilgauskas to the Z (The Z!!!) after his trade to the Washington Wizards before the trade

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NBA Buyout News: Done Deal, For Hughes That Is

I’m probably going to get lynched for that headline. This is actually not about the Wizards and Zydrunas Ilgauskas. The latest we have seen is this Washington Post piece saying that a buyout is coming soon- Wednesday at the earliest. I’m a little confused by that addition to the article on Howard’s season ending injury

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Late Game Defense, Flawless OT Powers Cavs Over Kings

While the box score may show that the Cavaliers topped the Kings thanks to huge scoring nights from LeBron James and Mo Williams, the real story of the 117-104 overtime win in Sacramento was the crunch time defense coupled with timely execution on the offensive end.  The Kings’ Tyreke Evans (more on him later) was

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Cavaliers Preivew #30 – Cavaliers at Kings

Cleveland Cavaliers (21-8) vs. Sacramento Kings (13-14) Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA Wednesday, December 23, 2009 10:00 PM ET FSOH, WTAM 1100AM The Cavaliers looked flatter than ever agasint the short-handed Dallas Mavericks but managed to bounce back against a high-scoring Phoneix Suns offense.  Tonight, they get to play one of the younger teams in the

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Merry Christmas Cavs: 4 Games, 6 Nights, 5700 Miles, Partridge in a Pear Tree

Since the release of the schedule, Cavs observers have been looking at these first two months as the toughest stretch with the biggest hurdles to clear.  The Cavs are not winning in the convincing manner that they did last season and they certainly look shaky at times on both ends of the floor.  Yet we lag only a few

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