Now that Ronny Murray is a memeber of the Cavs, everyone has been asking us, “Where does he rank on Cavs All-Time Nickname team?” We’re glad you asked. After minutes of consideration, Cavshistory.com is proud to present, The Cavaliers Top Ten All-Time Nickname squad:
10.) Wayne “Tree” Rollins
9.) Ronald “Flip” Murray
8.) Clarence “Foots” Walker
7.) Robert “Tractor” Traylor
6.) “Flat-Top” Freddie Roberts
5.) “Dinner Bell” Mel Turbin
4.) William “Smush” Parker
3.) Bobby “Bingo” Smith
2.) John “Hot Rod” Williams
1.) “Magic” Milos Babic
Which one did you like better?
One more, just because it looks cool!
In an effort to fill out a roster, the Cavs signed former Oklahoma State gaurd Stephen Graham to a 10-day contract. Graham will fill in while the Cavs are without Luke Jackson (wrist), Larry Hughes (finger) and Ira Newble (face). If he’s lucky, he’ll get into a game and will forever be recognized as an official Cavalier and grace the players page on this website. Stay tuned.
Lebron was once again named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. This is the second time this season Lebron has taken the honor, first capturing it back on Nov. 21 after a week that saw the Cavs go 4-0 and Lebron average 29pts, 8 rebs, and 5 assits, including a triple-double over Philia. This past week he averaged 33.8pts, 8.5rebs, 7.5 assists and 2.3 steals, again leading the Cavs to a 4-0 record with the ultimate highlight coming in a comeback victory over the Phoenix Suns.
Lebron also spurned the league office and will not compete in the Slam Dunk Contest during the All-Star break festivities. Opting instead to compete in the Skills Challenge. For those of you who don’t know what the Skills Challenge is, it’s the other event that takes place on All-Star Saturday night that nobody cares about.
The Cavs officially introduced Larry Hughes and Donyell Marshall this afternoon at a press conference at Q-Lo Arena. Larry says Lebron was recruiting him throughout the year and Marshall says it doesn’t matter if he starts or comes of the bench. Mike Brown seems stoked to have a defensive player the quality of Larry.
Check out the video: Press Conference.
No, it didn’t convert to Islam, but the Gund Arena will be going by a new name. The Cavs and Quicken Loans have worked out an agreement to give the naming writes of the building to the biggest on-line mortgage company. Quicken Loans Arena, or “The Q” for short, will be the new home of the Cavaliers. PD article.
Works for me. I’ll still probably call it the Gund for the next few years, but “The Quicks”, “The Q”, “The Q.L.A.”, “Q-Lo” “The Raymond Usher III Dance Emporium” are all ok with me.
Reports have Donyell Marshall signing a four year deal worth between $20-$25 million according to ESPN. Marshall, who hit 12 three point field goals in a game versus Philly this past year, will be relied on heavily by Cavs to “sweet stroke that three ball” and to keep all the other Michael Reghi superlatives coming.
Whether Donyell starts or comes off the bench, the Cavs continue to add depth to their team. However, this raises more speculation about Drew Gooden’s future with the Cavs. Could Drew be traded to get a PG? Draft Picks?
Rip Van Winkle’s favorite player re-ups with the Cavs. Z signs a five year deal worth between $55-$60 million that will probably allow him to finish his career in Cleveland. With the signing of Hughes and Z, coupled with Lebron, the foundation is set for the Cavs.
Check out the ESPN article.
It’s nice to see the Cavs actually have a plan and are working it. The ship has been listless in the past, and hopefully, now, with the new ownership and front office, the course is set and headed towards the New World.