April 26, 2015

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Brian Dulik: Dion Waiters hardly a slam dunk, especially at No. 4

Kentucky power forward Anthony Davis was clearly the best player in the NBA Draft. Florida shooting guard Bradley Beal and Kentucky small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were next in line. As for Syracuse shooting guard Dion Waiters, well, let’s just say the phones weren’t ringing off the hook at the Cavaliers ticket office Thursday night. By Read More…

What’s the point? Cavaliers have position covered, so weak draft class no concern

If there’s one position in the starting lineup the Cavaliers will not be looking for help in Thursday night’s NBA Draft, it’s point guard. Reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving, the No. 1 overall choice a year ago, has that spot held down nicely. It’s probably a good thing, too, because point guard Read More…

Is there power in the fourth pick? Cavs could draft Kansas power forward Thomas Robinson even with Tristan Thompson on roster

The Cavaliers took a power forward last year with the fourth pick in the NBA Draft. They wouldn’t come right back Thursday and take another power forward with the fourth pick, would they? It’s not likely, but several reputable mock drafts do have Kansas’ Thomas Robinson joining Tristan Thompson in Cleveland’s frontcourt. Assuming Kentucky’s Anthony Read More…

Good luck: Cavs hope draft pays off again, but contention likely a ways off

INDEPENDENCE — Nick Gilbert brought the Cavaliers good luck again Friday. The popular 15-year-old son of Cavs owner Dan Gilbert represented the team at a drawing in New York to break a draft order tie between Cleveland and New Orleans, who finished with identical 21-45 records. The Cavs won and would pick one spot ahead Read More…

Big games from Manny Harris, Samardo Samuels fuel Cavaliers past Knicks

CLEVELAND — Manny Harris and Samardo Samuels showed Friday why the Cavaliers haven’t given up on them. What they’ll show the next time they take the court is anyone’s guess. Harris had 19 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in a starting role and Samuels had 15 points off the bench as the Cavs defeated Read More…

Cavs notes: Anderson Varejao’s season officially over

CLEVELAND — It’s official: Cavaliers center Anderson Varejao is done for the season due to a fractured right wrist. The Cavs made the announcement Friday prior to a game against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena, meaning Varejao will have missed the last 41 games of the 66-game season after suffering the injury Read More…

Cavs crushed in third quarter as Pacers clinch playoff spot

INDIANAPOLIS — Darren Collison might want to get well soon. While he has been recovering from a sore groin, backup point guard George Hill has proven capable as a starter. Hill had 15 points and seven assists to help the Indiana Pacers clinch a playoff spot by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-83 Friday night. Indiana Read More…

A not-so-special delivery: Lackluster Cavs put up little fight against Bucks, drop sixth straight

CLEVELAND — FedEx and the United States Postal Service couldn’t have mailed this one in nearly as fast. Heck, Yahoo, Hotmail and AOL don’t always work this quickly. The Cavaliers didn’t even show up Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena, falling 121-84 to the Milwaukee Bucks in a game that wasn’t a game at all. Read More…

Cavaliers cut Jason Kapono, sign Manny Harris for rest of season

CLEVELAND  — Jason Kapono’s second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers was brief. The team waived the veteran forward Saturday, two days after he was acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers. Kapono, who previously played for the Cavs in 2004, came over in the deal that sent Ramon Sessions and Christian Eyenga to the Lakers for Read More…

Bulls hand Kyrie Irving-less Cavaliers their fourth straight loss

CLEVELAND — The Chicago Bulls probably aren’t 30 points better than the Cavaliers, but that’s been their average margin of victory against Cleveland this season. And they are better. Way better. With Kyrie Irving a late scratch due to illness and Anderson Varejao already out with a fractured wrist, the Cavs had virtually no chance Read More…