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The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, for games played Monday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 22.
James averaged a league-best 34.3 points on .583 shooting from the field, 5.8 rebounds and a team-high 9.3 assists, leading the Cavaliers to a 3-1 week. James was the only Eastern Conference player to score 30 or more points in each of his games and recorded his first 40-point game of the season in a 105-95 win over Indiana on Nov. 20.
Here is a recap of the week for James:
Nov. 17 vs. Golden State: Posted 31 points, five rebounds and 12 assists in a 114-108 win over the Warriors.
Nov. 18 @ Washington: Scored 34 points to go along with two rebounds, nine assists and two steals in a 108-91 loss to the Wizards.
Nov. 20 @ Indiana: Poured in 40 points and added nine rebounds, seven assists, one block and one steal in a 105-95 win over the Pacers.
Nov. 21 vs. Philadelphia: Tallied 32 points, seven rebounds and nine assists in a 97-91 win over the Sixers.
We keep track of this stuff here.
Just a reminder, that with all the hubbub of Shaq and Delonte and JJ starting to play well that we may have overlooked a major milestone coming up in just one week.
On Nov 27th, big Z will tie former player and current GM Danny Ferry with 723 games played and on Nov 28th he will have played in more games than any Cavalier EVER.
Pretty big deal.
Old Man Z (as a young man)
With a strong 31 seconds of NBA time (1 minute officially) Daniel Green is officially a Cav and with it comes the spoils: a page on CavsHistory
Check it out here
The director of “More Than A Game” was a recent guest on the Adam Carolla Podcast. You can find it at this link or itunes.
There are a few intestering tidbits and behind the scenes stuff about the doc and his interactions with the team.
If you’re like me and enjoy the whole podcast thing (I can’t walk my dog with listening to something), check out other Carolla podcasts. They’re usually fun and entertaining. If you need a starting point, download the Richard Belzer interview, Belzer tells some crazy and interesting stories. It’s worth the time.
Cavs looked good against the T-Wolves. LeBron sat in the 4th and generally made it look easy.
Other good news is Coby Karl hit the floor which means he earned his stripes and officially goes in the books as a Cav. Still no sight of Danny Green though
Not what anyone thought the start of the season would look like.
Shaq boxes out Robot-Leg
LeBron has looked good or better than he ever has to start a season, but the Cavs as a whole haven’t looked prepared. They ran out of gas quickly against the Celts and Toronto looked like a better, more talented and better prepared team then us (which they CAN’T be… right?).
Brown is still figuring out the rotation and learning to play with (and use effectively) the “Big Witness Protection Program” is going to take some serious thinking.
One thing all Cavs fans in the webisphere have agreed on: No one knew how much we would miss Delonte.
But the season is early – don’t freak out.
Hey Cavs Fans. Just an FYI. Will add the new players as they play. Some guys I’ve added (i.e. Shaq, Jamario, Parker) because I know they WILL be on the court (and therefore will end up as “official” Cavs).
If/when Powe gets healthy and if Danny and Coby play they will be added.
Just trying to avoid a Ruben Boumtje–Boumtje situation
CLEVELAND, OH – October 26, 2009 – The Cleveland Cavaliers have exercised the third-year contract option on forward J.J. Hickson, Cavaliers General Manager Danny Ferry announced today.
Hey, Hey, J.J.!
Hickson’s extension keeps him under contract with the Cavaliers through the 2010-11 season. In 62 games played as a rookie during the 2008-09 season, he averaged 4.0 points on .515 shooting and 2.7 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game. In six games (one start) during the 2009 preseason, Hickson posted averages of 9.8 points on .522 shooting and 3.5 rebounds in 20.2 minutes per game.
“J.J. is a young, talented player who continues to work hard and still has a great deal of upside,” Ferry said. “We are excited to keep him in our program and help him fulfill his potential.”
The 6-foot-9 forward was selected with the 19th overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft by Cleveland. The 21-year old played one season at North Carolina State, earning ACC All-Freshmen Team honors after averaging 14.8 points on a conference-best .591 shooting and 8.5 rebounds in 28.7 minutes per game in 31 games.
By Henry Abbott (via ESPN.com)
NBA Commissioner David Stern will be on The $ports Take with Rick Horrow (on Versus) on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Stern was asked about LeBron James, and this is some of what he had to say:
He may be the best player ever to have played. Michael might dispute that, but he has a lot of canvas yet on which to paint. I have no doubt the picture is going to be beautiful.
You know, he hasn’t won anything yet but he may be the best player ever to descend to this planet. It’s a delight to watch him; it’s a delight to watch him grow, to see his width and breadth, in terms of his interest and capacities. He’s a great kid and a great player.