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ZYDRUNAS ILGAUSKAS HAS NOT BEEN WITH THE CAVS THIS SEASON

Maybe the Cavaliers could have used a little more help from Zydrunas Ilgauskas this season. HE’S OUR RAFTER MAN. According to a report from the Morning Journal’s Bob Finan, Ilgauskas has not been with the team this season and decided last summer to take the year off.  There were rumors during the draft last summer […]

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ELIMINATED… AAAAND, LOOKING AT THE ROOKS: DELLY, BENNETT AND SERGEY

There has never been a Cavaliers game in the history of the franchise with more team assists than the Cavs managed against the Pistons Wednesday night.   41 assists in one game, including 12 from rookie Matthew Dellavedova.  An NBA season high 26 in the first half.  These were astounding numbers, considering that one of […]

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DION WAITERS SAYS HE “LOVES” KYRIE IRVING, “AS A FRIEND”

It was, perhaps, the most absurd press conference in the history of the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise.   Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters were assembled to address rumors that they did not like each other.  Waiters responded that he not only likes Irving, but that he “loves” him, albeit “as a friend”. IRVING AND WAITERS, COMFORTABLE […]

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DESTROYING CAVALIER NARRATIVES: #CLARITY

It feels like a basketball town when 18,179 are in attendance for the Cavs on Saturday night in April to watch this game.  It’s an overtime loss that saw the Bobcats win in Cleveland by two in the extra frame, despite a career high 44 points from Kyrie Irving.  For context, the Cleveland Indians, playing […]

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Kyrie Irving returns to bolster Cavs playoff chances down stretch

The Cleveland Cavaliers were required to beat the Orlando Magic on Wednesday in order to maintain any hope of qualifying for the postseason. In dominating fashion, by a score of 119-98, they accomplished specifically that. The Magic may not have necessarily wanted to win but that’s beside the point. It was a critical game for this […]

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MEANINGFUL GAMES IN APRIL, DELLAVEDOVA’S IMPACT AND THE HOPSON ERA

I’m not interested in celebrating the simple fact that the Cleveland Cavaliers are playing meaningful games in April for the first time in four years. But I’m also not opposed that simple fact, either. I understand this moment in Cavs history has arrived almost entirely by default. The Eastern Conference is historically bad and a […]

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Henry Sims Helps Sixers Snap Streak To Stay Tied With Cavs

Henry Sims began the 2013-14 campaign as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He appeared in 20 games for Cleveland, averaging 2.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 8.4 minutes of work on a nightly basis. The Georgetown product played his last game for the Wine and Gold on February 19. He was then traded to […]

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#CAVSRANK #6 AUSTIN CARR

Welcome to #CavsRank, the illustrious ranking of the best all-time Cleveland Cavaliers players from some of your favorite Cavs bloggers.  At #6, Stepien Rules has the honor of presenting Mr. Cavalier himself, Number 34, Austin Carr… It beats inside your chest about 36,400,000 times a year.  It moves 2000 gallons of blood through arteries and […]

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Cavaliers Overseas: Catching up with Darnell Jackson

Darnell Jackson helped lead the Kansas Jayhawks to a national championship before arriving in Cleveland for the 2008-09 campaign. Despite a wrist injury that forced him to miss time at the beginning of the season, Jackson appeared in 51 games for the Cavs as a rookie. While earning minutes in support of a big man […]

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ZYDRUNAS

It’s a wooden knocking sound.   An AK-47 machine gun firing, maybe two or three at once or maybe even more, in succession.  It is a chorus, over and over and over, expelling ringing spent shells.  In the bright lights cutting through a fog of haze and of two hundred thousand are soldiers swinging brutal rifles […]

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The surreal, nostalgic and memorable from halftime at Z Night

Larry Nance was seated alongside Nate Thurmond. Austin Carr and Bobby "Bingo" Smith were to his left. The cutting-edge video tribute roared through the arena with creativity and grace as the legendary Wayne Embry approached the podium. From the designated media area in section 106, I stood watching, listening and remembering. He recalled a European […]

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Spurs beat Cavs by 21 despite Dion Waiters return to lineup

Score: 121-101 Games Back: 4 What we learned against the Spurs: The Cavaliers maybe could’ve made the playoffs if Dion Waiters had been healthy over the last couple weeks. Dion Waiters scored 24 points in less than 24 minutes. If he would’ve been healthy enough to log 30-plus minutes on Tuesday, the Cavaliers might have […]

CAVS FALL IN MEMPHIS TO THE RISING EVENING REDNESS IN THE WEST

Score:  Grizzlies  110, Cavaliers 96 Games back: 3.5 What We Learned In The Loss To the Grizz:  The Cavs need to learn how to close out games on the road. With 4 minutes left in this game, the Cavaliers were only down by one point. CATFISH ON THE TABLE AND GOSPEL IN THE AIR (Joe […]

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LeBron James and Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey retirement

I keep hearing that LeBron James will be attending Zydrunas Ilgauskas' jersey retirement ceremony on March 8 at Quicken Loans Arena. So much so that I felt obligated to write about it. According to multiple sources I’ve spoken with, there is a very good chance that James will be attending the Cavaliers game against the […]

CAVS WIN SECOND IN A ROW: IT’S NOT OVER YET!

Score:  Cavaliers 99, Jazz 79 Games Out:  3.5  What We Learned In The Win Over the Jazz:  The Cavs Playoff Hopes Just Might Be Realistic   It's been a crazy season, but they still might be able to pull it off. IRVING DID EVERYTHING LAST NIGHT.  I MEAN EVERYTHING. (Layne Murdoch NBAE/Getty Images) Kyrie Irving […]

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