Posts tagged: NBA

Cavs Sign Mike Miller and James Jones

Cavs Acquire Brendan Haywood and Dwight Powell for Hopson

The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired center Brendan Haywood and the draft rights to forward Dwight Powell, the 45th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for guard Scotty Hopson and cash considerations, General Manager David Griffin announced today.

Cavs Take Wiggins #1

2013-14 Kansas College Stats:

G MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT% TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
35 32.8 5.4 12.1 .448 4.2 8.5 .493 1.2 3.6 .341 .775 5.9 1.5 1.2 1.0 2.3 2.7 17.1

Kyrie is NBA Live Cover Boy

Cover Boy

Kyrie was just announced as the cover boy for the LONG awaited next title in the NBA Live series. This is the first NBA Live since NBA Live 10.. the 11th, 12th, and 13th were all canceled.

We’ll see if Uncle Drew can help get the series back on track.

Cavs Win 2013 NBA Draft Lottery!

Woo!

4 Cavs Set to Take Part in All-Star Weekend

All-Star weekend is upon us and the Cavaliers will have a nice presence there. Dion, Tyler and Tristan are participating in the Rookie-Sophmore game. So is Kyrie, but he’s also in the 3-point shootout AND will be in the All-Star game.

Good exposure to our young talent.

Semih says “no” to Cavs, “yes” to Turkey (via ABJ)

via Jason Lloyd (JasonLloydABJ) of the Akron Beacon Journal

Semih ErdenSemih Erden is returning to Turkey to play with Anadolu Efes of the Euroleague, the team’s website reported Tuesday. The Cavs did not confirm the report.

Erden, 25, signed a two-year deal with a team option for a third year. He spent two injury-plagued seasons in Cleveland, averaging 3.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 28 games (nine starts) last season. Coach Byron Scott had high hopes for Erden, but they went relatively unmet.

Scott criticized Erden multiple times last season for not playing hard enough and not giving a strong enough effort. When he was traded from the Boston Celtics to the Cavs two years ago, Erden emphatically denied rumors that he was homesick and wanted to return to Turkey.

Then reports swirled for the past couple of weeks that Erden was returning home to play, reports that his agent denied. Yet that’s where he is going.

The Cavs extended Erden a qualifying offer of about $1 million hours before the midnight deadline Sunday, making him a restricted free agent. The Cavs had the right to match any offer he received, but that obviously only applies to other teams in the NBA. The team would retain his rights should he return to the NBA in the future.

 

You know what this means… this post gets the “Alumni” tag

Cavs Trade 3 Picks for Zeller

Cavs traded their 24th pick of the 1st round (Jared Cunningham) and their 33rd and 34th picks (Bernard James and Jae Crowder) to Dallas for a big dude, Tyler Zeller.

Last time we traded to Dallas on draft night, we got Mark Price.  Just Sayin’

Zeller

Zeller

Cavs Take Dion Waiters with the #4 Pick of the 2012 Draft

In a surprising move, the Cavs took a 6′ 4″ scorer at #4 in the draft that never started a game in college.

Dion Waiters

Dion Waiters

via cavs.com:

With the 4th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft the Cleveland Cavaliers selected 6′ 4″ shooting guard Dion Waiters from Syracuse. Waiters averaged 12.6 points per game on 47.6% shooting from the field during his sophomore season.

Kyrie PotM Again

via cavs.com

“Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving was named today as the NBA’s Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for games played in the month of March.

Irving appeared in 15 games in March and averaged 19.9 points on .458 shooting, 5.0 rebounds and 6.7 assists in 32.3 minutes per game. During the month, Irving ranked first in scoring, three-point percentage (.413), free throw percentage (.881) and assists, and finished second in field goal percentage and steals (1.5) among Eastern Conference rookies. Irving scored 20 or more points in eight games (the most 20-point games by a rookie in the month), and shot at least .500 from the field six times. Irving also averaged 7.4 points per fourth quarter in the month, which was the most among all Eastern Conference rookies. On the season, Irving is averaging 18.9 points, which leads all rookies, on .471 shooting, 4.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists in 31.5 minutes per game.

Kyrie PotM

Kyrie PotM

Against the Nuggets on Mar. 7, Irving scored or assisted on the Cavs final 12 points in the last 2:36 of the game, including making the game-winning layup with 4.0 seconds remaining, in a 100-99 win at Denver. He finished the game with 18 points, a game-high eight assists, five rebounds and three steals in 33 minutes. Irving set a career high in assists with 12, to go along with nine points, six rebounds and three steals against the Thunder on Mar. 9. In that contest, Irving scored the go-ahead basket in the fourth quarter to help the Cavs to a 96-90 road victory, snapping Oklahoma City’s 14-game home winning streak.

Irving recorded his first career double-double against Atlanta on Mar. 18 with 19 points and 10 assists in 37 minutes. He also finished with 29 points, a career-high nine rebounds, nine assists and three steals at Atlanta on Mar. 21, becoming the first rookie this season to reach totals of at least 29 points, nine rebounds and nine assists. On Mar. 30 against the Bucks, the 6-3 point guard scored a game-high 29 points and added five assists in 32 minutes, while also shooting a perfect 6-6 on three-pointers, becoming the first rookie in the NBA to make at least six three-pointers without a miss since Stephen Curry of Golden State on Jan. 5, 2010.

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