NBA News: Cavs’ Tyler Zeller suffered concussion, fractured cheekbone

Cleveland Cavaliers rookie center Tyler Zeller will miss some time after suffering a non-displaced fracture of the orbital cheekbone and a concussion in Monday night’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers. Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports that a wayward elbow from Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has landed the 17th-overall pick in the NBA’s concussion

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Pluto: Thompson, Samuels Owning Cavs’ Training Facility

With Cavaliers season expected to tip off in just four weeks, the Wine and Gold are receiving excellent returns on a pair of young post players.  The Plain Dealer’s Terry Pluto has the scoop on Tristan Thompson and Samardo Samuels, two players who will have to see substantial improvement if this extremely young Cavaliers roster1 is

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Byron Scott: Only Varejao and Irving are Guaranteed Starters

“If you look at our team, Kyrie (Irving) and Andy (Varejao) are the only starters,” he said. “Tristan (Thompson), C.J. (Miles) and Dion (Waiters) will have to earn it.” That’s the latest on the starting lineup thinking process from Cavs head coach Byron Scott, via Bob Finnan’s report for the News-Herald. Scott shared his excitement

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While We’re Waiting…Indians Bullpen Improving, Assessing Tom Heckert’s Work, Slimmed Down Samardo Impressing

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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. Bullpen rounding into form for the second half? “Now, it seems the pen is at least close to getting back to full strength and

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Samardo Samuels to Play for Jamaica in Centrobasket Championship

Good news for the Jamaican National team: Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Samardo Samuels has agreed to represent them in the upcoming Centrobasket Men’s Championship tournament to be held this June in Puerto Rico. Bad news for the Jamaican National team: Samuels is the headlining act, per The Jamaican Observer, as Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert

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Louisville beats Florida, punches ticket to Final Four

You might not have had this in your bracket, but Samardo Samuels had it in his. Louisville headed to Final Four after beating Bradley Beal and the Florida Gators on Saturday. Recap from the AP via USA Today: Rick Pitino nudged out Billy Donovan for a spot in the Final Four on Saturday when his Louisville team finished the

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Quote: Byron Scott Weighing Options at Center

From a coach’s standpoint, you can have four or five bad games, you’re almost giving me no choice but to look elsewhere. With the way he’s playing, do I stick with him or try to find another piece who can help us in this puzzle that we have? I haven’t made up my mind yet.

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NBA Lockout: Cavs PF Samardo Samuels is Working on His Jumper

Former Cavalier assistant coach Chris Jent may no longer be employed by the Cleveland NBA franchise, but this has not stopped him from helping improve the shot of players who don the Wine and Gold.  Following in the footsteps of forwards LeBron James and JJ Hickson, 22-year-old power forward Samardo Samuels has reportedly spent time

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Cavs lose a game to the Clippers that made sense for them to win

Entering the month of March it would’ve been fair to assume that the Cavaliers as an organization probably only wanted to win two more games.  The game against Juwan Howard and the Heat on March 29th being one, and the other being this latest loss to Blake Griffin and the Clippers 100-92 yesterday. With an opportunity to make a direct

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Ramon Sessions and Baron Davis: A Changing of the Guard?

As Baron Davis finishes addressing the media and chatting it up with various Cleveland Cavalier employees, he slaps on his over-sized eyewear and extends his left arm towards Ramon Sessions’ locker. “Good game, Sesh,” Davis says as the two bump fists and the veteran guard proceeds to take on the rest of his night. Though

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A great night in the Garden for your Cleveland Cavaliers

This one had to leave you almost as pumped up as Byron Scott was when Baron Davis’ three pointer secured the Cavs victory in New York last night with 10 seconds left.  It had everything you could ever want in a Cavs game.  The Cavaliers rallied from multiple double digit deficits, and eventually erased a 12-point fourth quarter lead

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Alonzo Gee Answers the Call in 109-99 Loss to Spurs

On any given night, Cavaliers swingman Alonzo Gee isn’t quite sure what to expect. Given the state of flux that has been the small forward spot for Byron Scott’s group in the 2010-11 season, Gee has seen his playing time come and go since being signed in late December.  However, with the team’s recent trade

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On Anderson Varejao’s Injury and What Exists Ahead for Cavaliers

Practices are typically a time of rest for Cleveland’s Anderson Varejao. Earning the most playing time in his career to this point in the 2010-11 season, a team-high 32.1 minutes per game entering Sunday night, Cavaliers head coach has been taking it easy on his starting center when the team takes to the practice floor

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Cavs Drop Fourth Straight, Mull Rotation Changes

Times could be a-changin’ in Independence. In what should have been a road trip to help the Cleveland Cavaliers get back on track, the Wine and Gold suffered their fourth straight double-figure defeat on Sunday night.  Losing to the Detroit Pistons, 102-92, the Cavs dropped their third-straight game against a team which they had regularly

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Raptors Deliver Harsh Dose of Reality to Cavaliers, Cleveland Fans

It’s an entirely new feeling for Cleveland basketball fans. Overjoyed by the team’s surprise victory Wednesday night over the Boston Celtics, the Cavalier faithful fell right back down following a 101-81 loss to the Toronto Raptors Friday night. In the start of what could be many painful games on the road, Toronto conquered the helpless

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Source: Manny Harris to Nab Cavs’ 15th Roster Spot

Chris Grant may not have had any draft selections at his disposal this past spring, but the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers will likely head into the regular season with three rookies on their 15-man roster.  Joining the athletic Christian Eyenga and undrafted Samardo Samuels will reportedly be another undrafted rookie in Manny Harris who, as a league source tells WFNY, has all

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Cavaliers Must Improve During Texas Road Trip

The NBA preseason continues tonight and hopefully it will include a better effort from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite the absence of several key players from the expected rotation, it will be important for head coach Byron Scott to get more balanced play out of his Cavs than the last game against the Wizards. Tonight the

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Cavaliers Waiting on Jawad Williams as Training Camp Approaches

Don’t look now, basketball fans, but the Cleveland Cavaliers open training camp in just a couple weeks. In fact, for those of you who follow the Cavs players on Twitter, you may have noticed that several players are already in town and working out at Cleveland Clinic Courts. The air is beginning to cool, the

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Cavaliers Add Samardo Samuels to Their Stable of Potential

The Cavaliers may not have had a draft pick this past June, but that has not stopped them from adding a rookie with some upside.  Reportedly agreeing to terms with Samardo Samuels, an undrafted 6-foot-9-inch, 240-pound power forward out of Louisville, the Cavs have managed to provide themselves with a potential frontcourt presence while not guaranteeing

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