Posts tagged: Off Season

Cavs Take Irving and Thompson in the First Round

1 and 4

#1 and #4

Pretty big day yesterday, the Cavs took Irving as expected with the 1st and surprised quite a few with Thompson at 4.  I gotta admit I didn’t know Tristan at all prior to the pick and I just hope Coach Scott and GM Grant know more than I do.

 

I the 2nd round they picked Milan Macvan from Serbia – 6′ 9” 260 lbs… that’s all I know

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2011 Draft Tomorrow…

Feels good to be at the center of the NBA Universe again. I gotta admit I missed it.

Cavs have the 1 and the 4 but we’ve heard all sorts of rumors about trades and changes. Twitter is a blessing and a curse. So much information is available but its hard to sift through it all. We will see.

Cavs have been spotty with drafts. Traditionally always making the right pick at #1 (Carr, Big Brad, LBJ) and making good 2nd round picks. But in the last 15 years we’ve NOT done so great at mid lottery picks.

Tomorrow should be fun.

Cavs Lose and All-Time Great, Mike Mitchell Passes Away at 55

Cavs Great (19.3 PPG, 5.8 APG over four years) Mike Mitchell passed away yesterday after a 2 year battle with cancer.  Mike was the bright spot on the Cavs post AC and Bingo era.

Mike made the 1981 All-Star game that was hosted in Richfield, OH. He score 14 on 6/12 shooting and grabbed 4 rebounds in 15 minutes of work in front of his home crowd.

Mike was well known for prolific scoring and a high arching jumper.  He had no fear in putting it up.

The Cavs drafted Mike in 1978 and he came off the bench his first season before joining the starting line-up and becoming a great scorer.

RIP Mike.

 

 

Oh Hai, I’m Baron Davis and I get what it means to play for a CLE Team

Try not to like me, you can't

Cavs Win Draft with Help From @CavsNick and CLE All-Star Supporters

CAVS WIN! (link)

 

Nick Gilbert

Nick Gilbert

@CavsNick came through in the clutch and delivered the 1st and 4th overall picks in the 2011 NBA Draft for his Dad, the Cavs and the Cavs Faithfull.

 

Cavs Win 2011 NBA Draft Lottery

Cavs Win 2011 NBA Draft Lottery

But even he needed a little help.  The Cleveland Sportsverse was well represented as Gilbert flew out Josh Cribbs, Cavs SuperFan Joe Haden and also Bernie Kosar!?

And I agree with Nick: “What’s not to like”

#cavs #believeland #cleFan

 

Draft Selection Tonight 8:30pm EST on ESPN

Wear your gear, get your good luck charms out.  Go Cavs.

Link

Cavs Exit Interviews at Cavs.com

here

btw  I was (am) a big Mo Williams fan, but Baron Davis is really winning me over.

p.s. first “Off Season” tag of the year :(

Joe Haden is Awesome (via the Dugout Sports Show)

Check the link

Please note that is TWO games he’s come dressed in a full Cavs uniform.  If anybody gets how to be loved by CLE fans, its this dude.

Joe Haden

Joe Haden

LeBron Releases the Most Self-Absorbed Commercial in History

Apparently, he’s the victim.

LeBron, in your own words: “GET OVER IT”.  I have.

GO CAVS!

MSB Reports JJ Gets the Starting Spot Anyway

After PO’ing coach Scott over the last few games by not “getting” the offense down and with the threat of losing out on his starting spot, Scott went ahead and named J.J. as the starter and veteran Antawn Jamison will be coming off the bench.

J.J. Drives His Way to Starter

MSB from the PD reports:

INDEPENDENCE — Just four days after calling out J.J. Hickson for his lack of focus in the Cavaliers final pre-game game, coach Byron Scott named Hickson his starter at power forward for Wednesday’s regular-season opener against the Boston Celtics at The Q.

That means veteran Antawn Jamison will be coming off the bench.

Scott said Hickson responded with strong practices over the weekend. Meanwhile, he thinks a bench headlined by Jamison and Daniel Gibson will be a strength for the Cavs.”