Daily News – April 7, 2017

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Is Deron Williams helping the Cavs? ‘Hey, Joe’
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Do you have a Cavs question that you’d like to have answered in Hey, Joe? Submit it here or tweet him @joevardon.

Hey, Joe: Why did the Cavs spend so much time worried about finding a “viable” backup point guard? It seems irrelevant watching Deron Williams just pass the ball to LeBron and let him bring the ball up the court to either start the offense or dribble while everyone watches and shoots as the shot clock runs out. — Craig, Norwalk

Hey, Craig: This can be a complex issue. I’ll try to be as succinct as I can. Williams was the best, cheapest option for the Cavs. By signing as a free agent in late February, he cost a total of $907,000 in salary and tax considerations. They didn’t have to trade for him, or for someone more expensive. He is 32 and a three-time All-Star. That’s why the Cavs waited for him. They had a feeling he’d be available as a free agent. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

#CavsHawks Game Preview – April 7, 2017
Author: Staff Report
Publication: Cavs.com

Game Summary

The Cavaliers will try to extend their four-game win streak on Friday when they face the Atlanta Hawks. Tipoff from Quicken Loans Arena is at 7:30 p.m. (ET).

After Wednesday’s 114-91 win over the Boston Celtics, Cleveland improved to 51-27 and regained the top spot in the Eastern Conference. The Cavaliers opponent on Friday can help the Wine and Gold’s cause to claim the top seed as the Hawks host Boston on Thursday night. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

Marla Ridenour: Cavaliers, LeBron James shake off listless approach, show what they can be when they feel like it
Author: Marla Ridenour
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal

BOSTON: The battle for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference didn’t have to be this close.

If the Cavaliers consistently summoned the kind of concentration, energy and attention to detail they displayed in Wednesday night’s romp over the Boston Celtics at TD Garden, they wouldn’t have a mere one-game lead over the Celtics with four games to go.

If they had, LeBron James would be resting for the rest of the regular season, getting treatment and drinking expensive wine at his mansion in Bath. Or sitting in a loge at Progressive Field with his teammates at the Indians’ home opener Tuesday, which he is considering anyway, and wondering why Richard Jefferson is roaming the park, watching from different vantage points so he can be with “my people.” – CLICK HERE to read full story.

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