The Cavs and Their Need to Improve Pick and Roll Defense

David Blatt Cleveland Cavaliers

The pick and roll is one of the most important elements of modern NBA offenses. Depending on who you talk to, the NBA has or has not been “a pick and roll league” over various stretches. But, like something as simple and commonplace as the play-action in football, it’s an elemental part of offense that

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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

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Cavs vs Nets Behind the Box Score: The Streak is Real

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

Cleveland Cavaliers (12-7) 110 Brooklyn Nets (8-11) 88 [Box Score] Click here to sign up for WFNY’s Cleveland Cavaliers email newsletter So far this season, the script for the Cleveland Cavaliers has been to jump out to a good start in the first quarter. Then, as the bench came in late in the first and

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Splinters from the Bench: Analyzing what ails Cavs second squad

Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer

It’s no secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers have been getting virtually nothing from their bench through the first 15 games. But, just how bad is it? Is it worse than it appears on the surface? Is it a problem that can be fixed in-house or self-correct with time and familiarity? Is a mid-season upgrade necessary?

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Cavs vs. Bulls Behind The Box Score: Cavs Bounce Back with Huge Road Win

Cleveland Cavaliers Behind the Box Score.

  Cleveland Cavaliers: 114 Chicago Bulls: 108 (Overtime) Box Score After a disappointing opening night where LeBron James and everybody played pretty tight, the Cavaliers had an incredibly formidable task on their hands: going into Chicago against their biggest threat in the Eastern Conference and trying to come out with a win. The Bulls are

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Tristan Thompson, Cavs fail to reach extension agreement

Tristan Thompson Cleveland Cavaliers

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,

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An infamous kiss, closing windows, and YIELD: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Tuesday WFNY! It’s mostly happy, anyway. The Browns remembering how to be the Browns again was awfully frustrating, and pessimistically it was perhaps enlightening. Because really, does anyone know who the real Browns are? This has to be the most bipolar football team I can recall. You have the first halves of the first

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Allie Clifton responds to Tristan Thompson kiss “controversy”

Tristan Thompson Cleveland Cavaliers

The debate over the Tristan Thompson controversy has been a hot topic among various media outlets. In case you missed it, Thompson took part in an uncomfortable interview with FSO reporter Allie Clifton. In the interview, Thompson called Clifton “Tina” and then subsequently kissed her on the cheek. This exchange caused a stir in the media, especially

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Tristan Thompson kisses Allie Clifton, calls her Tina

Tristan Thompson Cleveland Cavaliers

Pre-season basketball just needs to end. There might be a real basketball game to talk about. Alas, this is what we’ve got. Tristan Thompson was being very strange in a pre-game interview with FSO reporter Allie Clifton. He might have been fulfilling a dare or a bet or doing some kind of inside joke that

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LeBron and Kyrie to sit out tonight’s preseason game

LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt announced that LeBron James will sit out tonight’s preseason game versus the Milwaukee Bucks. James will sit out tonight to rest, but he will play the preseason game tomorrow in Cincinnati versus the Indiana Pacers. He is resting because of the back-to-back games and not because of an injury. Shawn

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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’

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Tristan Thompson working on finishing quicker

Tristan Thompson King Cleveland Cavaliers

One of the more infuriating things about watching Tristan Thompson play down low has been the piling on of pump fakes. Obviously it is important to pump fake at times, but it always felt like Tristan Thompson would find himself in a situation where it was a nervous tic more than even a fake. In

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Could the Cavs add Roy Hibbert?

Roy Hibbert Indiana Pacers

That the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to add a rim-protecting center to their roster is no secret. That the Indiana Pacers could potentially part with Roy Hibbert, however, will turn a few heads. Rumors are circulating that Hibbert (who has long been mentioned in rumor mills) could be on the move, and that the Cavs

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