1. The Cleveland Cavaliers Have a Secret Weapon for Playoffs, but Will They Use It?

    CLEVELAND — For weeks, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been working on their "playoff defense" in practices, one that will presumably replace the NBA 's 22nd-ranked regular-season version...

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  2. 5 Statistics That Have Defined Cleveland Cavaliers' 2016-17 NBA Season

    The last 12 days for the Cleveland Cavaliers have included a 2-4 record, an average of 114.8 points allowed and a (brief) fall from first in an Eastern Conference they've stood atop for the past few years...

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  3. Cleveland Cavaliers' Mediocre Defense Hardly a Blueprint for Title Repeat

    CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers are working on a defensive plan for the playoffs, and it's gonna be huge. At least, that's what they're leading everyone to believe...

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  4. Cleveland Cavaliers Power Rankings: Who's Most Important for a Title Run?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers don't care about the regular season. It's why they occasionally rest LeBron James and Kyrie Irving ...

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  5. Nearly Forgotten, J.R. Smith Is Cleveland Cavaliers' Secret Playoff Weapon

    CLEVELAND — J.R. Smith is sitting at his locker, openly complaining about having to put on a shirt. No one is really listening, mind you...

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  6. Top 5 Cleveland Cavaliers Storylines with 1 Month Left in Regular Season

    The Cleveland Cavaliers don't officially begin their title defense for another month, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of juicy storylines to follow throughout the remainder of the regular season...

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  7. Grading the Cleveland Cavaliers' Trade Deadline Performance

    It was set up (as always) to be one of the NBA 's most exciting regular-season days. And the Cleveland Cavaliers traded for—wait for it — absolutely nobody...

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  8. Ranking Last-Minute NBA Trade Deadline Targets for the Cleveland Cavaliers

    With the NBA 's trade deadline just days away, the Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to improve their reserve core. Per Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com , the Cavaliers are keeping all options open and the Carmelo Anthony dream alive...

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  9. With Kevin Love Injury, Tough Times Could Be Ahead for Rest of Cavs Big 3

    Kevin Love will have to put his third and best season for the Cleveland Cavaliers on hold. On Tuesday, just days before Love was set to appear in his first All-Star Game as ...

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  10. 5 Problems the Cleveland Cavaliers Must Solve Before Playoff Time

    Only two months stand between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the start of their championship defense. With the playoffs slowly coming into focus, the Cavs remain unchallenged atop the Eastern Conference...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 5 months ago 21,634 reads 0 comments

  11. Cleveland Cavaliers' Biggest Needs Heading into 2016-17 NBA Trade Deadline

    Sitting (somewhat) comfortably atop the Eastern Conference with a 36-15 record, the Cleveland Cavaliers have but a few needs in order to repeat as champions...

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  12. Is Carmelo Anthony or Kevin Love the Better Star for the Cleveland Cavaliers?

    As Carmelo Anthony's stock plummets and Kevin Love's grows by the day, trade talks involving the two superstar forwards won't die...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 6 months ago 29,904 reads 0 comments

  13. 5 Questions the Cleveland Cavaliers Must Answer Before 2017 NBA Trade Deadline

    The Cleveland Cavaliers may have more questions surrounding their team than any other defending champion with a firm grip on first place ever has before. Cleveland (32-14) leads the Eastern Conference by 3...

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  14. Cleveland Cavaliers Trade Value Rankings Heading into 2016-17 NBA Trade Deadline

    It's safe to say the Cleveland Cavaliers will be willing participants in this year's trade deadline. Following LeBron James ' verbal beating of the team's construction, how ...

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  15. Cleveland Cavaliers Must Avoid Quick Fix Despite LeBron James' Public Outcry

    Having lost five of their previous seven games, the Cleveland Cavaliers look far from the squad that celebrated a championship just seven months ago...

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  16. Midseason Player Grades for Each Cleveland Cavaliers Player

    The Cleveland Cavaliers lead the Eastern Conference with a 28-10 record n early halfway through the NBA season , putting them on pace for a 60-22 finish...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 6 months ago 9,246 reads 4 comments

  17. Kyle Korver Gives Cleveland Cavaliers Perfect Piece for Championship Repeat

    In a move blessed by the basketball gods, Kyle Korver will now be firing catch-and-shoot three-pointers directly from LeBron James...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 7 months ago 175,654 reads 277 comments

  18. Best Potential 2016-17 NBA Trade-Deadline Targets for Cleveland Cavaliers

    With the NBA trade deadline merely weeks away, even the reigning champion Cleveland Cavaliers should be looking to upgrade their roster...

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  19. Russell Westbrook and James Harden Are Close, but LeBron James Is MVP So Far

    CLEVELAND — Some would consider the 2016-17 NBA MVP race a two-candidate competition between Houston Rockets guard James Harden and Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook ...

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  20. Despite Silver Linings, J.R. Smith's Injury Is Bad News for Shallow Cavaliers

    The Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers (21-6) don't have many flaws, but their primary weakness is about to come to light. With starting shooting guard J.R...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 7 months ago 27,113 reads 38 comments

  21. Quarter-Season Grades for Each Cleveland Cavaliers Player

    Now 25 percent through the regular season, t he Cleveland Cavaliers remain perched atop the Eastern Conference. They shouldn't be moving down anytime soon...

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  22. How Iman Shumpert Got His Groove Back

    CLEVELAND — A year ago at this time, Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Iman Shumpert had yet to make his season debut following September wrist surgery...

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  23. 5 Trade Targets Who Can Help Solve Cleveland Cavaliers' Backup PG Problem

    There aren't many holes on the 15-5 Cleveland Cavaliers , but finding a reliable backup to Kyrie Irving is certainly the biggest...

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  24. Kyrie Irving's Superstar Career Arc Is Officially Back on Track

    CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving failed to make the Eastern Conference All-Star team last February, which marked the first time since his rookie season (2011-12) the former No. 1 overall pick was left off the squad...

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  25. 3 Players Who Still Have to Step Up for the Cleveland Cavaliers

    With just a pair of losses in their first 11 games, there hasn't been much to complain about for the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

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