Daily News – May 15, 2017

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Tyronn Lue wishes Cavaliers could remember defensive schemes as well as their choreographed handshakes
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers lead the NBA Playoffs in offensive efficiency. They also lead the way when it comes to choreographed handshakes.

“I wish we could remember some defensive schemes that well,” Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue said with a laugh recently. “Guys coming to the side, ‘My bad’ and they remember all this and all that. I don’t know where they come with all of that stuff at.”

Well, according to Tristan Thompson, Iman Shumpert is one of the handshake ringleaders. But other players think up the gestures as well. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

If it’s the Washington Wizards, what will Cavaliers do about John Wall and Bradley Beal?
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — It is well known now that J.R. Smith has guarded the opponent’s best offensive player in each of the Cavs’ first two playoff series, and things worked out splendidly.

But if Cleveland plays the Washington Wizards in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday, the Cavs would see two dynamic guards and scorers in John Wall and Bradley Beal.

Yes, the Toronto Raptors gave a similar look with Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan, but DeRozan, the better scorer of the two and whom was thus guarded by Smith, plays off the ball — where Smith normally plays. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

Potty training: Some of the Cavaliers’ trademark handshakes born on the throne
Author: Marla Ridenour
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal

INDEPENDENCE: When it comes to the Cavaliers’ intricate, personalized handshakes, creativity thrives on the throne.

At least for Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson.

The pregame ritual has been the Cavs’ signature since LeBron James and Damon Jones cooked it up during James’ rookie year in 2004. Coach Tyronn Lue watches and longs for the day when the Cavs are as adept at recalling some defensive schemes as they are at remembering each greeting. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

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