August 5, 2015

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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

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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…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving wants to stay healthy, become team’s leader

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INDEPENDENCE — Kyrie Irving has impressed at every level of basketball. He’s also gotten hurt at every level of the game. When the Cavaliers open training camp this morning at Cleveland Clinic Courts, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year will be looking to continue one trend and end another. Of course, the supremely confident Read More…

Alonzo Gee signs new deal with Cavs

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers now have three players who could be their starting small forward in 2012-13, but there isn’t a hands-down, clear-cut favorite in the bunch. The Cavs signed restricted free agent Alonzo Gee, who started 31 games for them last season, to a reported three-year, $9.75 million contract Monday. Previously, the Cavs signed Read More…

Cavs’ Kyrie Irving gives kids thrill, advice

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AVON LAKE — That must have been an awesome crossover move the kid from New Jersey had a decade ago. “I went to the Boston University elite camp with my father,” said Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year. “B.U. offered me (a scholarship) right then, in my fifth-grade year.” Read More…

Cavs announce signing of veteran swingman C.J. Miles

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INDEPENDENCE — C.J. Miles broke the news last week on his Twitter account and the Cavaliers made the official announcement Wednesday: Cleveland has signed the veteran swingman to a contract. Terms of the deal were not announced, but Miles, who could end up being the team’s starting small forward, is believed to have signed a Read More…

Cavaliers: Deal for Andrew Bynum not done yet

To sign an extension or wait for free agency, that could be the question. The rumored trade that would send Andrew Bynum to the Cavaliers, Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers and Anderson Varejao and draft picks to the Orlando Magic reportedly was still being discussed Thursday, but it did not appear close to Read More…