August 30, 2015

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Cavaliers: An opening night win but don’t expect many more

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers fans were all witnesses to an opening-night win at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday night, with Cleveland beating the John Wall-less Washington Wizards, 94-84, in front of a sold-out crowd. Not to rain on the 1-0, first-place party, but it’s a pretty safe bet those fans won’t be seeing many more victories Read More…

Cavs’ Dion Waiters excited to open season in starting lineup

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INDEPENDENCE — Dion Waiters is going to feel like a high school kid tonight when he plays his first NBA game. The 20-year-old shooting guard, who came off the bench during his two years at Syracuse, will be in the starting lineup for a regular-season game for the first time since his Philadelphia prep days Read More…

Tyler Zeller plays big as Cavs fall short to Pacers in preseason

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Byron Scott doesn’t want his players to get complacent or take anything for granted, so he’s doing his best to keep everyone guessing about his opening-night starting lineup. Scott started Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Alonzo Gee, Anderson Varejao and rookie Tyler Zeller on Tuesday as Cleveland lost its final preseason game Read More…

Cavs starting jobs and roster spots still up for grabs

INDEPENDENCE — Three players are battling for two spots in the Cavaliers’ starting lineup. Five others are battling for the final three spots on the 15-man roster. Center Anderson Varejao, power forward Tristan Thompson and point guard Kyrie Irving are entrenched as regular-season starters as Cleveland enters its exhibition finale tonight at Quicken Loans Arena Read More…

Cavaliers: Team exercises options on Irving, Thompson

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have exercised their team option on guard Kyrie Irving, the NBA’s reigning Rookie of the Year. As expected, the team also exercised its third-year option on second-year forward Tristan Thompson, who was taken with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2011 draft, three selections after Irving. The 20-year-old Irving averaged Read More…

NBA preseason: Cavs rookie benched after messing up play, struggling

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CANTON — Dion Waiters may not know the plays, but he now knows this: He’s going to get benched when he totally botches one up. The No. 4 pick in the draft wasn’t very good Tuesday night, and most of his teammates weren’t much better as the Cavaliers fell 97-80 to the Milwaukee Bucks in Read More…

Cavs’ Samardo Samuels looks improved in preseason win

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CLEVELAND — Samardo Samuels knows the Cavaliers desperately need someone to replace Antawn Jamison’s offense. That in mind, the native of Jamaica spent time in Charlotte this summer working with the veteran power forward, who signed with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent. The work was evident Monday night, when Samuels displayed a Read More…

Cavaliers Wine and Gold Scrimmage: Rookie Dion Waiters still trying to get comfortable with system

CLEVELAND — Right now, it’s a good thing Dion Waiters is thinking while he’s on the basketball court. It will be an even better thing when the No. 4 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft doesn’t have to think while playing shooting guard for the Cavaliers. Waiters had some good moments and some not-so-good moments Read More…

Cavaliers: Three worth one at the 3?

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INDEPENDENCE — The good news for the Cavaliers is they can get just about anything a team would want out of the small forward position. The not-so-good news is it might take three players to deliver it. Now entering their third season without LeBron James at the position — they went an NBA-worst 40-108 over Read More…

Former West Virginia star likes Cavs, hopes to stick

Kevin Jones is happy for chance to play for Cavs. (AP photo.)

INDEPENDENCE — For Kevin Jones, the worst of times could turn out to be the best of times. After 60 players were taken in the two rounds of the 2012 NBA Draft, the 6-foot-8, 250-pound power forward from West Virginia still found himself without a team. Once Jones recovered from the blow to his ego, Read More…