Cavs show early free agency interest in Trevor Ariza, Spencer Hawes

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA free agency officially began at midnight Tuesday. Within the first hour, flurries of rumors hit the Twittersphere. Although no key news has surfaced yet, the Cavaliers have been linked to a few understandable targets. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Cavs are among those showing “significant interest” in Wizards forward Trevor Ariza. Washington’s brass will

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Cavs vs. Wizards Behind The Boxscore: Depleted backcourt rears its ugly head

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The warm and fuzzy feeling associated with the Cavaliers’ recent six-game win streak seems like a distant memory. After dropping a Friday night matchup in Toronto, the Cavaliers began a new losing streak tonight at the Q, dropping one to the Wizards 96-83. There were some good moments in the first half, including a sick

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Cavs Friday Five: Would you rather? Cavs and Wizards edition

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It’s tough to be a Cavalier fan these days. Real tough. They could very well be the worst team in all of the Association. Sure, their 4-8 record puts them only a half game behind Detroit for the 8 seed, but as I sat in The Q and looked up to see The Diff read

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Animated: Matthew Dellavedova screens Kyrie Irving free for three

It’s a little late, but I can’t stop thinking about this play from Saturday night. I discussed it with Scott Raab because it would have seemed so inconceivable that Matthew Dellavedova might have factored into the Cavaliers game on Saturday night… in overtime… in a positive way… Anyway, he doesn’t get the worship that Kyrie

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The Diff: NBA conference imbalance and the East playoffs

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The Diff is your weekly Wednesday WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I had a rare hiatus. Two weeks ago, I wrote about fun Cleveland Cavs facts that we keep forgetting. Now, it’s more NBA playoffs talk. When we talk about

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NBA Rookie Rankings: Lillard vs. Kidd and Payton, Waiters can’t finish

No Cavs player is more polarizing among the WFNY crew than Dion Waiters (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

With the Cavaliers having two rookies playing prominent minutes, WFNY thought it would beneficial to see how the fresh meat around the league is faring in comparison with the Cavalier rookies. Each week, we’ll have NBA rookie power rankings where we’ll rack and stack the freshman class of the NBA. The rankings will be weighted with

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Cavaliers say “Game On” for tonight’s opener

A significant portion of greater Cleveland is without power, but the Cavaliers say that ‘proper precautions’ are in place and the game will be played as scheduled tonight. Tip is at 7:05. You can see it on FSO or listen on WTAM 1100. Cavaliers radio play-by-play announcer John Michael also tweeted out a reminder today

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Box Score: Wizards 99, Cavaliers 95

Another rough game for the Cavs backcourt as they lost Saturday night to one of their closest comparable teams in the Eastern Conference at home. Poor shooting games from both Dion and Kyrie, while Jan Vesely and the Wizards frontcourt were able to score effectively throughout the contest.   Washington Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt

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New Orleans trades Okafor and Ariza to Washington

The Cavaliers have been rumored to be feeling out the Hornets for a trade at the number ten spot. New Orleans was insisting that any deal made would have to include the contracts of Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor. That deal is out of the question now. The Hornets traded Okafor and Ariza to the

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Box Score: Cavaliers 85, Wizards 96

It was fan appreciation night at the Q, and Kyrie Irving did play despite having the flu. Well, he played the first half. At least nine minutes of it. Antawn Jamison came up gimpy in this one as well. Check out the Cavaliers’ leader in minutes played. Washington Starters Pos Min FG 3Pt FT +/-

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Luke Harangody goes legend against Wizards, then back to D-League

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I’m fairly certain that no player has ever led his team in both points and rebounds during an NBA game one night, and then been sent immediately down to the NBA’s Developmental League that following morning. That is until Luke Harangody did as much for the Cleveland Cavaliers this weekend. Harangody played for the Canton

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Box Score: Cavs 98, Wizards 89

The Cavaliers aren’t really tanking by choice as can be proven by this victory. The Cavaliers won by nine with a starting rotation including Luke Harangody. Well, maybe someone else is just tanking harder. FINAL Team 1 2 3 4 Total CLE 22 28 23 25 98 WAS 22 21 28 18 89 Cleveland Starters

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Box Score: Wizards 101, Cavaliers 98

Head coach Byron Scott mixed up the lineups on Friday night against the lowly Washington Wizards but unfortunately for Cavs fans, the end result was still the same as Cleveland dropped its fifth straight game. Ryan Hollins and Alonzo Gee got the start in place of Omri Casspi and Semih Erden. Amazingly, this was Antawn

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Cavs Fall in DC on Record Setting Night for Wiz

The Cavs had an opportunity, albeit slim, to have an undefeated weekend on the road.  The schedule featured a terrible Wizards team without star PG John Wall and a Knicks team that the Cavs have owned this season – owned. One of the Cavaliers’ five road wins came in Washington earlier this season – part

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Cavs Take Another Step Back in Loss to Wizards

After Cavalier fans celebrated Friday night’s win as if it were a Game 7 of a playoff series, the winless-on-the-road Washingon Wizards promptly came into town and pulled the celebration rug out from underneath the Cavs’ collective feet. Fortunately, Cleveland can only sit here and ponder the potential for the consecutive loss streak continuing on

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2010-11 NBA Blogger Previews – Southeast Division

Yep, it’s that time of year again already. Once again, CelticsBlog 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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While We’re Waiting… Wizards Revenge, Rogers’ Future and LeBron Free Agency Odds

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 [Shakes fist] Washington!!! “The Washington Wizards may have lost a few battles against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they most certainly won the war.  Think

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While We’re Waiting… Michael Jordan, Choo’s Duty and LeBron Day

While We’re Waiting serves up an breakfast buffet of WFNY-esque goodies for your daily viewing pleasure (on weekends too!!) Have something else you think we should see? Send it to our fancy tips email address at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. Some comments from Michael Jordan’s agent about the future of LeBron James: “‘I am a big LeBron James

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Antawn Jamison’s Bethesda, MD House Hits the Market

Once the Cavaliers decided to trade for Antawn Jamison and the two years, $23 million left on his contract beyond the 2009-10 season, the veteran power forward appeared to be well on his way to be calling Cleveland home.  Being a member of the Wizards since 2004, Jamison grew some roots right outside of the

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The NBA Playoff Boots: Joakim Noah, LeBron, Boston Talking Trash and More

The Boots are my form of reporting current information from the sports world. Boot Ups and Boot Downs are assigned to various events, people or stories as I first used in my e-mail based Sports Report. For possible topics in any future articles, as always, e-mail us at Tips@WaitingForNextYear.com. Boot Up: Joakim Noah’s Future –

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