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Rumor: Cavs Had Strong Opportunity to Trade Up for Luka Doncic

According to Joe Vardon of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cleveland Cavaliers had an opportunity to trade with the Atlanta Hawks for an opportunity to draft Luka Doncic on draft night that would have included Kent Bazemore.  While no further details were provided in Vardon’s recap other than the Cavs being pretty excited and concentrated on Collin Sexton with the 8th pick (who is averaging more points per game than…

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Summer League Recap: Cleveland 96, Sacramento 84 (or, insert Sexton/fire pun here)

With Cedi Osman and Ante Zizic sitting out Wednesday for rest, it was Collin Sexton’s time to shine, Wednesday afternoon. Shine he did, with a scintillating game: 24 points, seven dimes, four boards, a steal, three turnovers, and +22 in just 25 minutes. Collin was far and away the best player in the game and the Cavs ran out to big leads whenever he was on the floor as he…

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Summer League Live Thread: Cavs Vs Kings

The biggest tournament of the summer for people that don’t like kicking balls starts today in Las Vegas. That’s right, it’s the NBA Summer League tournament. Afrer playing three games to be seeded, the Cavaliers earned the eighth seed with a 2-1 record. They’re up against the Kings, who snagged the 24th seed. Cleveland’s team has played fairly well and has a chance to win the whole thing if Cedi…

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Summer League Recap: Cleveland 93, Indiana 88 (Or, Return of the Cedi)

The force is strong with this one! Cedi Osman returned to action for the Cavs’ Summer Leaguers Monday afternoon and looked like a Jedi master. Won’t Ante Zizic out for rest, Cedi scored 25 on 18 shots and added six dimes and six boards in 31 minutes, plus a block and a steal. He looked, dare-I-say LeBron-esque the the way he controlled the game down the stretch: isolating on big…

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What About Love?

As the Cleveland Cavaliers move into their second Post-LeBron Era, there are a lot of questions swirling around the team. How good can Collin Sexton be? Will Cedi Osman take a larger role next season? Can (and will) the Cavs move off of the contracts of Tristan Thompson and JR Smith? The most common discussion taking place is whether or not the Cavaliers should tear down the roster for a…

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Summer League Live Thread: Cavs vs. Bulls

Wakanda Forever, Cavs Fans! The wine and gold take on the Bulls at 9:30 EST, Saturday on ESPN2. It should be a fun one, as the Bulls have some intriguing players including rumored Cavs target, Duke’s Wendell Carter Jr., the No. 22 pick of 2018, Boise State’s Chandler Hutchison, and undrafted free agent, Maryland’s Melo Tremble. The Bulls have eight undrafted free agents, four from 2018, three from 2017, and…

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Summer League Recap: Cleveland 72, Washington 59 (or, Big ZZ)

Editor’s Note: Please welcome commenter, CLF who’s scouting the summer league for us! Shout-out to Nate and the CtB family for the guest spot! In the first action since the Finals, the Cavs’ summer league squad dominated the game against the Wizards 72-59, and they did it with stellar defense and smart offense. Cleveland raced out to 22-10 first quarter league and led by 16 at the half before going…

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Summer League Live Thread: Cavs vs Wizards

Welcome to Vegas, peeps! The summer Cavs (some some aren’t) debut tonight. Colin Sexton, Ante Zizic, John Holland, Okaro White, and Cedi Osman join undrafted free agents Dakota Mathias, Billy Preston, and a host of hopefuls like Scoochie Smith as they take on Sam Cassell Jr., Troy Brown Jr., and the aptly named Phillip Scrubb. It’s going to be epic. Check it out at 9:00 on NBATV or at nba.com,…

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From Distance: Los Angeles Cavs

  four point play…. 1. When one makes bold predictions, one will occasionally be required to down some tasty crow. Last week, I whiffed badly on two substantial predictions: LeBron would stay, and PG13 would be a Laker. Oops. It happens. I know I’m not alone with those particular stances. As more information comes out post Decision 3.0, it’s easy to retroactively see all the “writing on the wall.” It’s…

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The Allure of the West

From CtB, Happy Fourth of July. For today’s article, Excl and James Michael Kenney-Prentiss team up to bring you the following meditation on LeBron’s move west, to the city of angels. The West – majestic, mysterious, beckoning – beckoning all would-be adventurers with promises of gold, of glory, of the indefinable, yet desirable. The allure has captured many an imagination, and has spurred some of the greatest triumphs and saddest…

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Podcast Episode 178: LeBrexit

Well… LeBron James is gone. Again. To process this new reality… Nate, Tom, Eli and EG commiserated in the podcast booth. We discuss why we think it happened, who’s to blame, whether it was a basketball or lifestyle move, if the Lakers are now contenders, what happens now with the future of the Cavs, and how this move affects LeBron’s ultimate legacy. So, all in all a pretty cheery listen….

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