Down 15 points at the half to the Eastern Conference-leading Raptors. Playing without Kyle Korver, Larry Nance, Tristan Thompson, Rodney Hood, Cedi Osman and head coach Ty Lue. At another point in the season, this was the kind of night in which the Cavs would unravel. But on Wednesday, LeBron James and Co. had different
Due to injuries, Ante Zizic’s role has significantly increased over the last eight games. With his impressive (and efficient) play, it seems as though he has made the most of his opportunity and made the Cavs realize that they have more depth in the frontcourt than they thought they did prior to March. Now the biggest question is how will Zizic be used when the team is at full strength. Luckily, it’s a good problem to have.
With the Cavs dealing with a number of injuries, it makes us wish that it was possible to wrap each Cavs player in bubble wrap to assure they’re at full strength in mid-April.
A The Nail in the Coffin Podcast on ‘big’ decisions looming for the Cavs’ frontcourt and the Browns in the NFL draft
As fans clamor for more Larry Nance and less Tristan Thompson, the Cavaliers are stuck asking tough questions on what is best for the team moving forward.
Ante Zizic is by no means a sure thing, but if he can take play through the rest of the G-League season and shine in Summer League then perhaps next season he could work his way into potentially playing more significant minutes.
New Nail in the Coffin podcast: The Cavs are back and what the guys are watching in the Olympics
Despite narratives about LeBron James’ future, the reality is that his future starts now. How these next few months play out will likely shape LeBron’s free agency plans more than any other factor.
Kevin Love won’t have the opportunity to actually play with his new teammates until he fully recovers from his hand injury in a few weeks, but it’s obvious that he loves the new-look Cavs and can’t wait to get back on the court. They already look much improved, just wait until they gain more chemistry and get Love back. Watch out, Eastern Conference (and the rest of the NBA).
Koby Altman remade the Cleveland Cavaliers overnight — but are the new Cavaliers better than the old Cavaliers?
With the new-look Cavs, WFNY’s Jeff Nomina says LeBron James needs to alter his position within the team’s rotation going forward.
No matter which way you look at it, the recent moves by the Cleveland Cavaliers leave the franchise in a better spot today than they were just one week ago.
With just one practice under their belt together, the new-look Cavs not only dominated the Celtics in Boston, but they did so while looking energetic and rejuvenated all while having fun and seemingly being unstoppable offensively.
To say that the Cleveland Cavaliers had a hectic trade deadline would be an understatement. The wine and gold acquired four players while trading away six, completely reshaping their roster. Following the deadline, WFNY’s Jeff Nomina and Josh Poloha took to WFNY TV Thursday night to talk a little about the trades, why Channing Frye will be missed, and what the new-look Cavs may look like going forward.
WFNY’s Jeff Nomina joined Tom and Travis on The Nail in the Coffin podcast to talk the Cavs’ roster reload and what it means going forward.
Cavs could potentially bring in Kendrick Perkins not to help them on the court, but the veteran would could potentially help the transition following the roster overhaul, along with his experience and leadership in the locker room. With the departure of Channing Frye, a guy that keeps things going well behind the scenes is important. Essentially, Perkins’ contributions off the court are more important to the Cavs than his potential contributions on the court.
WIth so much pressure to improve the team, first-year general manager Koby Altman came through and had an incredible deadline day. Just how good does it seem to be? He got the nod of approval from former general manager David Griffin Tha’ts a good thing, right?
Isaiah Thomas’ game is broken, but his mouth seemed to run more than ever, especially when it came to blaming his teammates and coaches for the Cavs’ problems. He wasn’t the only problem, but IT sure didn’t help anything. Because of that, his departure will improve the Cavs going forward.
A key part of the Cavs’ championship run in 2016, J.R. Smith has struggled since winning his first title ring. It seems to be the reason that the Cavaliers have included him in a number of trade offers.
The status of the Brooklyn pick seems to be one of the biggest questions surrounding Thursday’s trade deadline.