Catching up with the Cavs and the JOCKTAILS Benefit tonight at Barley House

Made a trip out to Bloomington, Indiana this weekend to catch the Buckeyes game. Didn’t get a chance to cover the Cavaliers preseason game against Washington but I’m certainly encouraged to see the work our boy Tristan Thompson put in.

18 points, 10 rebounds on 6 of 11 shooting from the field certainly looks like progress. If Tristan carries his free throw line performance (6 of 7!!) into the regular season there’s reason to get real excited. 

One step at a time though. Next one is tonight against the Orlando Magic in Cincinnati.

Main thing I’ll be looking for is that our guy D-Waiters has a bounce back performance. After I spoke with Dion last week, he balled out on Friday connecting on all four of his three point attempts.

He finished that game at Chicago 7 of 12 from the field for 18 points and 3 assists. Saturday’s game at home against Washington wasn’t as productive (2 of 9 for 4 points) but who cares it’s preseason. Put an efficient 15+ point performance together tonight in ‘Nasty and Waiters will be back on that upward trend. 

Kelenna Azubuike’s been cut and the roster is down to 17. Be back tomorrow with more on all that.

JOCKTAILS Benefiting Frostee’s Challenge Tonight at Barley House Cleveland

Looking forward to attending Frostee Rucker’s JOCKTAILS Charity Event tonight and Barley House on West 6th in Cleveland. Festivities are scheduled for 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm and you should buy a ticket and get down there. It’s for a great cause and should be a lot of fun.

A collection of pro athletes and other local celebrities will be there bartending to raise money for Frostee’s Challenge.

For a $50 Donation to Frostee’s Challenge, Cocktails and Food will be provided to everyone in attendance. One hundred percent of the Tips from the Bartending Portion of the Event will go to Frostee’s Challenge as well.

To purchase a ticket to this great event click here.  

For more information follow Frostee on Twitter @FrostRuck and @Jocktails. Feel free to also hit our boy @JoeOravec3 up too, or email

Hope to see you down there tonight!


Brendan Bowers

About Brendan Bowers

I am the founding editor of I am also a content strategist and social media manager with Electronic Merchant Systems in Cleveland. My work has been published in SLAM Magazine, KICKS Magazine, The Locker Room Magazine,,, and elsewhere. I've also written a lot of articles that have been published here.