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The Andrew Bynum Era, Projecting Risk and Pau Gasol?

During a four-game stretch for the Cleveland Cavaliers, from November 30 to December 7, Andrew Bynum averaged 18 points and nine rebounds. His seven-foot frame would help his new team win three of those four games after struggling mightily to begin the season. Cleveland would even use the momentum he helped create to win their […]

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Internally Debating the Cleveland Cavaliers

Forty-three wins for the Cleveland Cavaliers. That was my prediction this season. I still kinda believe this team is 43-wins good, too. At least that's what I've been telling myself lately. But just as soon as my right brain suggests that this team could still finish above .500, my left brain scoffs at the idea […]

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CHRIS GRANTLAND: MERRY CHRISTMAS, THE WORLD IS A VAMPIRE

THE TUNNEL (Cleveland Jackson) The Cavaliers lost in a way that changes franchises Monday night.  They lost 115-92 to the Detroit Pistons in front of 19,215 people that attended with no promotion and who came to support a team that had gone 10-16, that was coming off a stinging defeat in Chicago on Saturday night.   […]

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5 ISSUES THAT CONFRONT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS (PLUS A SICK PICTURE OF MICHAEL STANLEY ROCKING OUT)

Heading into tonight's matchup vs the Pistons about the State of the Cavaliers, Stepien Rules presents the following for your consideration. .DION WAITERS WRIST TENDONITIS HAS THE CAVS TEAM AND FANS MISSING MOMENTS LIKE THIS. (AP Photo)   1.        Life without Dion Waiters' aggressive play can be hard on offense.  Waiters was moved from the […]

GET THE DAMN BALL TO BYNUM.

BY ALEX RAFFALLI There is an obvious difference in the Cavaliers style of play when 285 pound, 7-foot center Andrew Bynum is on the court.  One that this young Cleveland team hasn’t been able to take full advantage of so far. GETTING THE BALL INTO THIS MAN'S GIANT CAPABLE HANDS IS A TOP GOAL OF […]

CHRIS GRANTLAND: MEETING MO WILLIAMS AT THE CROSSROADS

There is a moment when the past meets the future and we are there, all at once.  That was Tuesday night in Cleveland, the only place that it could happen. THE HEAD COACH AND BACKUP POINT GUARD OF THE NBA 2009 EASTERN CONFERENCE ALL STAR TEAM.  (David Liam Kyle, NBAE/Getty Images)   In August 2008 […]

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Latest At SLAM: Rave Reviews For Matthew Dellavedova

My latest article at SLAM is a feature on Matthew Dellavedova. The undrafted Australian from St. Mary's University currently leads all rookies in three-point field-goal percentage at 45.8 percent. He also ranks 17th among all rookies at 13.6 minutes per game. The Cavaliers guard and I talked about the role Mike Brown is asking him […]

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CAVS ZINE 4 ORDERING INFORMATION

CAVS ZINE 4 ORDERING INFORMATION ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS There are only 100 copies available for mail order.  To get on the list of the 100, send an email to: BibleOfCavsFandom@gmail.com.   Your email should include:   Your regular mailing address and a promise that you will send $3 well concealed cash  to cover the postage and […]

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SECRETS OF CAVS ZINE 4. ORDER YOURS MONDAY.

CAVS ZINE BECOMES AVAILABLE FOR ORDERING MONDAY. It's an independent hand made Cavaliers and Cleveland oriented publication about basketball.  It features all of your favorite Cavs bloggers and artists.  It is insanely cool.  Most of them were hand delivered to people who attended the Cavs home opener, so this is one of your last chances […]

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Kyrie Irving Leads Cleveland’s Defense Of Home Against Knicks

Prior to taking the court against the visiting New York Knicks on Tuesday, Kyrie Irving said that he and his teammates were becoming more comfortable in Mike Brown's system. He also mentioned that he felt like things were starting to come together. After suggesting as much, Irving then capitalized on the building momentum in Cleveland by […]

MOMENTUM ON CAVALIERS SIDE TONIGHT. YUP.

It isn't just that the Cavs have now won 3 games in a row.  It's how they've won them.  Amazingly, this team, that was the source of so much angst just over a week ago, is the favorite to win this game. Obviously, the emergence of Andrew Bynum as a legitmate force has been a […]

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The Tristan Thompson Factor: Thompson Averaging 16.4 Points In Cavs 7 Wins

Tristan Thompson has averaged 15 points and 14.8 rebounds over the last four games. He has also shot just above the league average of 47.5 percent for power forwards by converting 21-of-45 field goals while logging 36.3 minutes per night. Following the 88-82 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday, the Cleveland Cavaliers have […]

CHRIS GRANTLAND: A CRITIQUE OF PURE REBOUNDING

It is in the subconscious of Tristan Thompson.  A place where geometric calculations of space, timing and weight are taking place through a transfer of information in a vortex of an inner ear mechanism, brain stem communication, a cerebral cortex in a mesh with procedural memory which informs every inch, every half inch, every quarter […]

Latest At SLAM On Andrew Bynum and Cavaliers Frontline

Andrew Bynum, Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao have combined to average 44.5 points and 34.5 rebounds over the last two games heading into Friday's matchup with the Atlanta Hawks. Bynum, specifically, has averaged as many as 17 points and 8.5 rebounds during that stretch–the first time he's posted consecutive numbers like that in an NBA […]

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Tristan Thompson Grabs 21 Dominating Rebounds and Karasev Interviews Varjeao

Tristan Thompson told Mike Brown during a game earlier this season that his goal is to get all of the rebounds. On Wednesday night against the Denver Nuggets, Thompson did specifically that by collecting a career-high 21 to go along with 17 points. He began his rebounding dominance by grabbing nine boards during nine minutes […]

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