Earlier in December, Nike announced the release of the Kyrie 1, the first signature shoe of Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving. Teammate and two-time NBA champion LeBron James offered his support in an interview with Darren Rovell of ESPN at the time. It’s great. I’m happy for him. I was there as a friend, as a teammate, as a brother of his. I know what it’s all about. It’s a different feeling for him now. It’s a lot of pressure, too,
After having missed the playoffs for the past four-straight seasons—ever since four-time NBA MVP LeBron James left home for the warm beaches of Miami to join Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and the Heat, and after surprisingly good luck in the past two NBA draft lotteries gifted the Cleveland Cavaliers with back-to-back top-overall picks, there may have been little hope for any monumental improvement entering the summer of 2014. That was, of course, before James made the decision to go home, rejoining
Alex Kirk, the 2014 undrafted Cleveland Cavaliers rookie center, was signed to a contract back in August. He had a fair showing in the preseason, averaging five points, three rebounds and just under one block in nearly 15 minutes of play. Over the weekend, he was informed that he had made the team’s 15-man roster. The former University of New Mexico college starter will likely see time with the team’s D-League affiliate, the Canton Charge, before he gets time with the
New Cavs head coach David Blatt has amassed his fair share of European hardware. The NBA has plenty of Euroleague athletes among its teams’ rosters. Now, it has its first head coach. Last year, as the Boston Celtics began searching for a replacement for Doc Rivers, who was essentially traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, Blatt was mentioned by some reputable basketball writers—including our very own Chris Sheridan—as a possible candidate. However, the job went to Butler coach Brad
Less than two weeks until the 2014 NBA Draft, and now the pecking order is taking shape. Teams are conducting pre-draft workouts, but no visit was more important than Joel Embiid’s to Cleveland on Wednesday. While the Cavs have had Embiid on top of their board, their were concerns over his back, and Cleveland insisted they would conduct their own medical exams to ensure Embiid is worthy of being the top choice. According to my sources, the Cavs came away comfortable with
Could the “Chosen One” return to his home team? With the NBA Draft Lottery out of the way, all news can focus on the future—immediate and long-term—for the Cleveland Cavaliers. They appear to be exploring all options, with reports surfacing that Kansas Jayhawks center Joel Embiid, barring medical clearance coming off of back surgery, sits atop the Cavaliers’ draft board to recent rumblings that Cleveland has expressed interest in Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star power forward Kevin Love. With a core
Tuesday night the NBA held its Draft Lottery to determine the top three picks in the forthcoming draft. Somehow, someway — conspiracy theorists have at it — the Cleveland Cavaliers won the top overall pick with only a 1.7-percent chance at it. This makes the second consecutive year that Dan Gilbert’s team has won the lottery, third time in the past four years. The results are in! The #Cavs hold the No. 1 pick in the upcoming @NBA Draft on June 26th.
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