July 22, 2014

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Rick Noland: Cramping puts LeBron James in a tight spot

Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) is helped from the court by guard Mario Chalmers, guard Dwyane Wade, Erik Spoelstra, front, right, and Rashard Lewis. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Got my water, my Gatorade and a banana. Should the air conditioning in the office fail, I will fight through it. Heck, even if that mysterious injury to my right elbow flares up, I will battle on and type solely with my left hand. I know, I know. Too easy. And maybe not even fair. Read More…

Cavaliers: Coaching search at 5 interviews, including former Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro

Vinny Del Negro

The Cavaliers have now interviewed five people for their vacant coaching job. Former Clippers and Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro, who has a close personal relationship with Cavs general manager David Griffin, was interviewed over the weekend. Twelve-year veteran head coach Alvin Gentry, former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins, Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin and Clippers assistant Read More…

Cavaliers begin interview process, meet with Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin

The Cavaliers interviewed their first head coaching candidate Tuesday evening, with more to follow soon. Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin met with Cleveland, according to multiple reports, with Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue and former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins scheduled to be interviewed by the Cavs this week. The Cavs have also asked for permission to speak Read More…

Commentary: Cavaliers positioned to make significant jump, and new GM David Griffin gives them a chance

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, left, and minority owner Jeff Cohen celebrate after the Cavaliers won the top pick in the the NBA basketball draft lottery in New York, Tuesday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Cavaliers sure can win the NBA Draft Lottery. Now they need to start winning games. There is, however, reason for optimism after Cleveland secured the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft for the third time in four years: The inept Chris Grant is no longer general manager. As the Cavs begin what should Read More…

Lucky Cavaliers win NBA Draft Lottery again, despite having just a 1.7 percent chance of landing the No. 1 pick

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The Cavaliers are the undisputed champion when it comes to the NBA Draft Lottery. With just a 1.7 percent chance of getting the No. 1 pick in the June 26 NBA Draft, Cleveland did exactly that Tuesday night in New York. It was the second year in a row and third time in the last Read More…

Cavaliers plan to cast a wide net in their search for new coach

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin answers questions during a news conference Tuesday in Independence. Griffin said All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving had nothing to do with coach Mike Brown's firing. (AP Photo)

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers aren’t necessarily looking for someone with NBA head coaching experience. They won’t rule out hiring a college coach. And guard Kyrie Irving won’t get to pick who succeeds Mike Brown. That was the word Tuesday from new general manager David Griffin at a news conference at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “We’re not Read More…

Mike Brown out as Cavs coach … again

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown

INDEPENDENCE — Mike Brown is out and David Griffin is in. The Cavaliers fired Brown as head coach Monday after just one year of his second stint on the job. Brown, whose team went a disappointing 33-49 and failed to make the playoffs, signed a five-year, $20 million contract. The first four years were guaranteed. Read More…

David Griffin moving foward as if he expects to keep Cavs GM job

Cleveland Cavaliers interim general manager David Griffin answers questions during a news conference Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

INDEPENDENCE — David Griffin insists he isn’t “acting.” Even with his current “interim” tag, he is proceeding as if he will continue to be general manager of the Cavs. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts that was intended to wrap up the 2013-14 season, Griffin was in the somewhat awkward position Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers need to keep David Griffin as GM

David Griffin

Acting Cavaliers general manager David Griffin will meet with the media this morning at Cleveland Clinic Courts to review the 2013-14 season. Normally, such proceedings include a decent amount of talk about the future, but these aren’t normal times. For one, Griffin doesn’t know whether he will retain the GM job. Two, even if he Read More…

Rick Noland: Grading time … where are Cavs’ ‘A’ students?

Professor Noland has graded all tests and is not happy with this class, but here are final report cards for the 2013-14 Cavaliers: Anthony Bennett (4.2 ppg, .356 FG, .245 3-pt): The No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft came to camp injured and out of shape and never caught up. There’s some potential Read More…