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Midseason Player Grades for Each Cleveland Cavaliers Player

January 12th, 2017
The Cleveland Cavaliers lead the Eastern Conference with a 28-10 record nearly halfway through the NBA season, putting them on pace for a 60-22 finish. The Big Three of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are enjoying their best collective campaign, with Tristan Thompson, Channing Frye and Iman Shumpert playing ...

Kyle Korver Gives Cleveland Cavaliers Perfect Piece for Championship Repeat

January 5th, 2017
In a move blessed by the basketball gods, Kyle Korver will now be firing catch-and-shoot three-pointers directly from LeBron James. Adrian Wojnarowski and Shams Charania of The Vertical first reported the Atlanta Hawks would be sending the sharpshooting guard to the Cleveland Cavaliers, giving James and others yet another weapon on ...

Best Potential 2016-17 NBA Trade-Deadline Targets for Cleveland Cavaliers

January 4th, 2017
With the NBA trade deadline merely weeks away, even the reigning champion Cleveland Cavaliers should be looking to upgrade their roster. Given the sudden retirement of Mo Williams before the start of the season, loss of Chris Andersen to a torn ACL and the possibility of not regaining J.R. Smith from ...

Russell Westbrook and James Harden Are Close, but LeBron James Is MVP So Far

January 3rd, 2017
CLEVELAND — Some would consider the 2016-17 NBA MVP race a two-candidate competition between Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook. Both have been fantastic, but only familiar force LeBron James deserves the title of the league's most valuable player right now. We've never seen anything like this ...

Despite Silver Linings, J.R. Smith’s Injury Is Bad News for Shallow Cavaliers

December 22nd, 2016
The Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers (21-6) don't have many flaws, but their primary weakness is about to come to light. With starting shooting guard J.R. Smith now out for an undetermined amount of time while he undergoes surgery for a broken thumb, an already thin Cavs backcourt will be exposed. "We're going to ...

Quarter-Season Grades for Each Cleveland Cavaliers Player

December 15th, 2016
Now 25 percent through the regular season, the Cleveland Cavaliers remain perched atop the Eastern Conference. They shouldn't be moving down anytime soon. Led by an inspired and cohesive Big Three, the Cavs are getting surprise contributions throughout the lineup that have fueled their 18-6 start. Yet, for every pleasant surprise (Channing ...

How Did Iman Shumpert Get His Groove Back?

December 10th, 2016
CLEVELAND — A year ago at this time, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Iman Shumpert had yet to make his season debut following September wrist surgery. What followed was 54 of the worst games of his career as he struggled to recover from the injury, excess body weight and a broken jumper. Now, ...

5 Trade Targets Who Can Help Solve Cleveland Cavaliers’ Backup PG Problem

December 9th, 2016
There aren't many holes on the 15-5 Cleveland Cavaliers, but finding a reliable backup to Kyrie Irving is certainly the biggest. After losing Matthew Dellavedova to free agency and learning of Mo Williams' retirement just minutes before the start of media day, the Cavs have used a patchwork of players to try ...

Kyrie Irving’s Superstar Career Arc Is Officially Back on Track

November 23rd, 2016
CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving failed to make the Eastern Conference All-Star team last February, which marked the first time since his rookie season (2011-12) the former No. 1 overall pick was left off the squad. His scoring, assist and shooting numbers were also among the lowest of his young career, a ...

3 Players Who Still Have to Step Up for the Cleveland Cavaliers

November 17th, 2016
With just a pair of losses in their first 11 games, there hasn't been much to complain about for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Big Three are living up to their mantra, Channing Frye has been an absolute sniper off the bench and Iman Shumpert is enjoying a bounce-back season as ...