April 19, 2014

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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…

Cavaliers: Dion Waiters supports coach Mike Brown, wants him to return

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach Mike Brown got an endorsement from guard Dion Waiters as Cleveland players concluded exit interviews Thursday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Forward Tristan Thompson, the only other player to talk to the media Thursday, spoke highly of Brown but was pretty much non-committal about the coach’s future. “I’d like to see Coach Read More…

Cavaliers get easy win over Nets in season finale, but no yes yet from star guard Kyrie Irving

Brooklyn Nets' Marquis Teague drives past Kyrie Irving Wednesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving stopped short of saying he’d sign a contract extension with the Cavaliers this summer, but he seemed excited about the possibility. Speaking after the Cavs concluded the season with a 114-85 victory over the extremely shorthanded Brooklyn Nets in a glorified exhibition game Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, Irving spoke Read More…

Cavaliers: Veterans Luol Deng, Jarrett Jack believe young guards Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters can thrive together

Cavaliers guards Kyrie Irving, left, and Dion Waiters kid around during media day on Sept. 30. Irving and Waiters addressed the media Monday after practice in an effort to dispel rumors they dislike one another and don’t get along. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

INDEPENDENCE — Luol Deng is finishing his 10th NBA season. Jarrett Jack has been in the league nine years. Both Cavaliers veterans are considered to be intelligent, hard-working players who understand the nuances of successful professional basketball. Perhaps it should be a positive, then, that both expressed extreme confidence that young Cavs guards Kyrie Irving Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Back in the draft lottery, what are Cleveland’s chances?

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers’ season finale against the Brooklyn Nets tonight at Quicken Loans Arena is going to be about games of chance. Over the course of the evening, more than $1 million in prizes will be given out as part of Fan Appreciation Night, and from a basketball standpoint the game could have NBA Read More…

Cavaliers looking to finish season on a good note against Nets following last two lackluster efforts

Kyrie Irving

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers play their final game of the season Wednesday night against the Brooklyn Nets at Quicken Loans Arena. Some would argue their season ended two games ago. After beating Detroit in impressive fashion Wednesday but getting eliminated from the playoffs later that night when Atlanta beat Boston, the deflated Cavs (32-49) lost Read More…

Cavaliers show little life in blowout loss to Celtics

Boston Celtics' Jeff Green shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova and Jarrett Jack Saturday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The penultimate game of the season was the ultimate clunker for the Cavaliers. Playing with no emotion and virtually no effort prior to a totally cosmetic fourth-quarter rally, the Cavs were dismantled 111-99 by a bad and injured Boston Celtics team Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. Boston (25-55), which had lost 13 Read More…

Bucks 119, Cavaliers 116: A game after being eliminated from playoff contention, Cleveland plays clunker

Milwaukee Bucks' Brandon Knight drives against Cleveland Cavaliers' Dion Waiters Friday in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

MILWAUKEE — With slim hopes of avoiding the NBA’s worst record, the Milwaukee Bucks are making the most of their late-season opportunity. The Cavaliers dropped their first game since being eliminated from the playoff chase. Chris Wright, in the midst of his second 10-day contract, scored an energetic 14 points off the bench to help Read More…

Cavs to play preseason game in Brazil

Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao, from Brazil, shoots against the Denver Nuggets on Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

NEW YORK (AP) — Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao will play an NBA game back home in Brazil for the first time when Cleveland takes on the Miami Heat in an exhibition in October. The NBA announced five international preseason games Thursday. The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings will meet twice in China — Oct. 12 Read More…

Cavaliers eliminated from playoff race despite 122-100 rout of Pistons

Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson is hit by Detroit Pistons' Peyton Siva Wednesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers did their part, but the Boston Celtics did not. Cleveland put on a basketball clinic for large portions of its impressive 122-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, but saw its playoff hopes come to an end when the Atlanta Hawks rallied to beat the Read More…