1. Cavs Earning Battle-Tested Label Early in Playoffs, but at What Cost?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers are just one win away from advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, although it's been far from an easy ride...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 4 months ago 106,640 reads 396 comments

  2. Detroit Pistons' Odd Mind Games Transforming LeBron James, Cavaliers into Beasts

    Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson made it clear entering the playoffs that his team wanted to face Goliath. His wishes have come true, as Detroit has woken a sleeping giant...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 4 months ago 78,792 reads 143 comments

  3. Don't Overlook LeBron James' 1st-Round Dominance in NBA Playoffs

    Facing LeBron James in the first round is essentially a death sentence for opposing teams. After failing to reach the playoffs during his first two seasons, James-led teams have qualified for the past 11 postseasons...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 4 months ago 59,425 reads 252 comments

  4. Kevin Love Already Exorcising Last Year's Playoff Demons

    CLEVELAND — Kevin Love 's first playoff experience in 2015 didn't even last four full games. Now, the Cleveland Cavaliers power forward is looking to make up for lost time...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 4 months ago 63,070 reads 180 comments

  5. Cleveland Cavaliers' Quest for Redemption Has Zero Margin for Error

    Less than 10 months ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers solemnly walked to their locker room after suffering a devastating Game 6 loss to the Golden State Warriors ...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 4 months ago 43,527 reads 80 comments

  6. NBA Playoffs Will Decide Who These Cleveland Cavaliers Actually Are

    On the doorsteps of completing the 2015-16 regular season, is it possible we still have no idea who the Cleveland Cavaliers are? This is a 57-24 team that battled injuries to ...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 4 months ago 12,436 reads 78 comments

  7. Why Is Cleveland Cavaliers' Big 3 Still Not Working?

    The Cleveland Cavaliers ' Big Three experiment has yielded some successful results, but the Cavs may still have to win a championship as early as this summer to keep LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving together...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 5 months ago 70,713 reads 217 comments

  8. End-of-Season Grades for Each Cleveland Cavaliers Player

    Set to wrap up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers are ready to begin yet another run to the NBA Finals. With the regular season nearly completed, it's time to hand out some grades...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 5 months ago 20,654 reads 51 comments

  9. It Ain't Easy Being LeBron James' Teammate

    Playing on the same team as LeBron James carries obvious advantages. But it isn 't as easy as most would think. This has nothing to do with James the player, mind you...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 5 months ago 42,284 reads 55 comments

  10. Resting LeBron James Means Cavaliers Must Be Willing to Sacrifice No. 1 Seed

    CLEVELAND — While he won't win this season's MVP race, LeBron James remains as crucial to his team's success as perhaps any athlete on the planet...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 5 months ago 67,485 reads 147 comments

  11. Despite Distractions, Don't Forget How Many Cavs Depend on LeBron James

    LeBron James has caused quite the stir off the court in recent weeks, but let's not dare forget for a second how crucial he is to the Cleveland Cavaliers ' overall success...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 5 months ago 35,429 reads 102 comments

  12. Best and Worst Potential Eastern Conference Playoff Matchups for Cleveland Cavs

    The Cleveland Cavaliers recently reached their 50th win of the season, which secured the fifth division title in franchise history and a spot in this year's postseason. Cleveland is guaranteed to finish no lower than No...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 5 months ago 19,414 reads 95 comments

  13. Should Cleveland Cavaliers Consider a Big 3 Upgrade This Offseason?

    From the moment the Cleveland Cavaliers ' LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love coalesced into a Big Three, rumors have pointed towards an inevitable collapse...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 5 months ago 69,530 reads 222 comments

  14. Cleveland Cavaliers' Biggest X-Factors for Stretch Run

    Playoff basketball is but weeks away as the Cleveland Cavaliers look to wrap up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. From now until the end of the regular season on April 13, Cleveland must become a well-oiled machine...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 5 months ago 13,190 reads 29 comments

  15. Cavs Must Come to Their Senses and Fully Deploy Channing Frye

    CLEVELAND — After weeks of giving him spare minutes off the bench, it's finally time for the Cleveland Cavaliers to unleash sweet-shooting big man Channing Frye ...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 6 months ago 43,141 reads 82 comments

  16. Forget No. 1 Seed, Resting LeBron James Should Be Priority No. 1 for Cavaliers

    CLEVELAND — For all the competition he's faced over 13 years in the NBA , LeBron James ' biggest foe may be his own body...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 6 months ago 22,995 reads 89 comments

  17. Change Is Real, Slow for Cleveland Cavaliers Under Tyronn Lue

    CLEVELAND — Six weeks into his head coaching career, how much do we really know about Cleveland Cavaliers head man Tyronn Lue? NBA fans recognize him from a solid ...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 6 months ago 38,360 reads 99 comments

  18. 5 Bold Predictions for Cleveland Cavaliers' Stretch Run

    Let's recap the Cleveland Cavaliers ' previous week, shall we? First there was the 99-97 road collapse to the Toronto Raptors on Feb...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 6 months ago 36,136 reads 81 comments

  19. Cleveland Cavaliers Don't Need a Higher Gear, They Need Stronger Control

    While the Cleveland Cavaliers (41-15) were heavy favorites to capture the Eastern Conference crown this season, it hasn't been the smooth path most envisioned...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 6 months ago 17,155 reads 43 comments

  20. Ranking Best NBA Buyout Candidates the Cleveland Cavaliers Should Pursue

    Following a snooze of an NBA trade deadline, the potential buyout market is sizzling hot. Teams now have less than a week (March 1) to release a player who can be signed and added ...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 6 months ago 72,075 reads 64 comments

  21. Post-NBA Trade Deadline Power Rankings for Each Cleveland Cavaliers Player

    A shakeup in the Cleveland Cavaliers roster brings an exciting new addition—and fresh player power rankings! While the Cavs didn't pull off any blockbuster trade-deadline ...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 6 months ago 17,594 reads 22 comments

  22. Kyrie Irving May Be on the Doorstep of Making the Leap

    The leap, that magical time in an NBA athlete's career when his skills and stats improve dramatically, is never guaranteed. So many factors come into play. A solid talent base on which to build is key...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 6 months ago 24,742 reads 64 comments

  23. 5 Biggest Issues Cleveland Cavaliers Must Address at the Trade Deadline

    At 38-14 entering the All-Star break, the Cleveland Cavaliers are stuck somewhere between pretty good and the NBA 's elite...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 6 months ago 16,211 reads 16 comments

  24. Cleveland Cavaliers Still Coping with Uncertainty in Post-Blatt Era

    CLEVELAND — Consistent rotations were never coach David Blatt 's strong suit. It's now up to Tyronn Lue to fix what the former Cleveland Cavaliers boss couldn't...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 7 months ago 14,772 reads 52 comments

  25. LeBron James' Inconsistent Stroke Has Opponents, Cavaliers Off Balance

    CLEVELAND — Pegged as the NBA 's worst high-volume shooter from outside the paint earlier this season, LeBron James responded with weeks of improvement—followed by a recent string of inconsistency...

    Greg Swartz Written by Greg Swartz about 7 months ago 72,427 reads 148 comments