Posts tagged: Off Season

Omri Back to Maccabi?

Enough buzz around the internet to acknowledge that this might happen… link.  Will Casspi join Jordan Farmer overseas?

 

Slow Summer… Here’s Some World B. Free Highlights

There’s a lockout going on.  So how about a video of WBF with some pretty rare footage of the 1980-1983 Home and Away uniforms?  (and forgive me, there is some footage of him from when he was on the Sixers, etc…)

Check out how empty the Coliseum was (at 1:11 in)

It is extremely rare to have any photos/videos of the Cavs is their home uni’s from that area. Why?  The team was so bad an so widely unpopular that almost no one was there for the home games.  So most of the archival footage is from road games.

Enjoy watching World work and his legendary “egg in a nest” haircut.

Cavs Sneak in Deal for Casspi and a Pick for J.J. Just Before Lockout

Omri Casspi

Omri Casspi

Just before the bell rang and the doors locked, GM Grant and the Cavs snuck in a deal for lanky G/F Omri Casspi for a 1st round protected pick in 2012 and our beloved J.J. Hickson

 

J.J. still has huge upside, and the Cavs weren’t to keen on dealing him, but they needed a 2/3 and some wiggle room financially.  Plus J.J. may be to pricey to sign long term for what he gives.

Now we wait.  The doors are locked and no NBA to be played for a while.  Also, who knows if we’ll get to use that LBJ trade exception.  Get ready for a quiet summer.

(if you guys want something to do to fill the time this summer, try Googling “Omri Casspi Girlfriend”)

Kyrie and Tristan in Their New Gear

Check out #1 Kyrie Irving and #4 Tristan Thompson in they Cavs road uni’s

 

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving

Tristan Thompson

Tristan Thompson

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.

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