Daily News – May 14, 2017

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Cleveland Cavaliers have Terry Talkin’ Mike Brown, David Blatt
Author: Terry Pluto
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Watching Mike Brown filling in as head coach of the Golden State Warriors made me wonder about David Blatt.

I know, this is a bit strange, but stick with me.

Brown had returned for his second tour of duty as Cavs coach. He had a 33-49 record for the 2013-14 season. He was fired on May 12, 2014. So it was slightly more than three years ago Brown was fired … for the second time. He also was fired in 2010 after five years here. – CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cavaliers lose another fourth big man to injury, won’t scrimmage before Eastern finals
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — The Cavs are bored and want to play.

Knowing they can’t play a basketball game until Wednesday when the Eastern Conference finals begin, thanks to Washington beating the Celtics Friday and forcing a Game 7 in their semifinal series, the players wouldn’t mind scrimmaging against each other to stay sharp after an extended layoff.

But that’s not going to happen. Cavs center Walter ‘Edy’ Tavares suffered a fractured bone in his hand during an informal scrimmage on Thursday among players at the end of the bench and is out indefinitely. – CLICK HERE to read full story.


Coach Tyronn Lue adamant Cavs won’t scrimmage during layoff after center Edy Tavares fractures hand
Author: Marla Ridenour
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal

Although he said his players remain locked in and are working like consummate professionals, coach Tyronn Lue knows the Cavaliers are antsy with a nine-day layoff before the start of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday.

It is the longest break between series of LeBron James’ Cavs career.

Forced to await the winner of the Boston Celtics-Washington Wizards semifinal series, which concludes with Monday’s Game 7 in Boston, Lue said he’s trying some new things to keep the Cavs sharp. Scrimmaging will not be one of them, he said Saturday. – CLICK HERE to read full story.


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