TAG: Anthony Bennett

Smack / Jul 22, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Jason Whitlock: “Wiggins and Canadian Athletes Don’t Want It As Much”

Andrew Wiggins

In an appearance on Keith Olbermann‘s show last night, ESPN columnist Jason Whitlock was asked about whether the Cavs should trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love. While answering, he took the time to espouse his opinions on Canadian athletes in general. Read More »

NBA / Jul 18, 2014 / 6:45 pm

Report: Cavs Offering Wiggins, Bennett & First Rounder For Love

Anthony Bennett, Andrew Wiggins

League sources tell ESPN the Cavs have offered up Andrew Wigginslike we told you about yesterday – as well as the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Anthony Bennett. The Cavs are also said to be including next year’s first-round pick for Kevin Love, a player LeBron James is hoping joins him in Cleveland, signs an extension and they all live happily ever after bringing Cleveland it’s first title.. Read More »

NBA / Jul 17, 2014 / 3:15 pm

How Cavs Can Be A Great Perimeter Team Next Year

LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers have LeBron James. That, of course, is great. But how will their offense improve? LeBron will be a huge factor, but new additions to the roster and a change in coaching philosophy will help, too. Read More »

NBA / Jul 14, 2014 / 11:30 am

Anthony Bennett Has Been A Pleasant Summer League Surprise

Anthony Bennett

Anthony Bennett was a huge disappointment for the Cleveland Cavaliers last season. As the first Canadian to be taken first overall in the NBA draft, he appeared in just 52 games and averaged 4.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and shot 35.6 percent from the field in a wildly depressing rookie season. While it was one of the worst seasons by a No. 1 pick in NBA history, it might be a bit premature to call Bennett a draft bust, as he’s shown during Las Vegas Summer League so far. Read More »

NBA Draft / May 30, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The Best Options For Cleveland’s No. 1 Pick

Anthony Bennett

The Cleveland Cavaliers sit in great shape with the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft. But with the top pick comes a lot of pressure. The Cavaliers might have missed big time with their number one choice in last year’s draft after surprising many by selecting Anthony Bennett. Bennett had an awful start but showed some progress later in the year. With this year’s draft pool one of the strongest in recent years, the Cavaliers must hit a home run no matter what they decide to do with the top pic. Read More »

NBA, Video / Apr 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY Sports)

Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as recently as Sunday’s Golden State-Portland affair, and some highlights that may have been forgotten because of all the entertaining games we’ve witnessed this year. In case you may have forgotten, fans have been able to witness some of the greatest game-winners, poster dunks, and alley-oops in recent memory. Read More »

NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Cleveland’s 5 Worst Mistakes Since LeBron Left

Anthony Bennett

On July 8, 2010, LeBron James told the nation, on national television mind you, that he would be taking his “talents” to South Beach. The rest is history: LeBron went on to reach the NBA Finals three straight years, winning both of the last two seasons, and has a strong chance of three-peating this season. Cleveland went into depression; the Cavs tied the longest losing streak in professional sports (26 games, the longest in NBA history), and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert went crazy ex-girlfriend on us, publicly scorning LeBron for leaving a city that he has no actual connection to (LeBron is from Akron, not Cleveland… something many forget through all this). Read More »

NBA / Feb 13, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Andrea Bargnani Tops Forbes’ 2014 List Of The Most Overpaid NBA Players

Andrea Bargnani, Jamal Crawford

Last season, Forbes ranked Carmelo Anthony as the NBA’s most overpaid player. This year, through the first half of the 2013-14 season, Forbes calculates that it’s still a Knick who is the league’s most overpaid. Andrea Bargnani is this season’s most overpaid NBA player, shocking no one, except perhaps former Knicks GM Glen Grunwald who traded for the disappointing former No. 1 pick this summer. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 6, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Report: Cavs Fire GM Chris Grant

Anthony Bennett, Chris Grant

Perhaps it was this past June’s draft where the Cavaliers surprised many by selecting Anthony Bennett with the No. 1 overall pick. Maybe it’s the whispers Kyrie Irving will walk when his rookie deal ends in the summer of 2015. Perhaps it was the Andrew Bynum signing this summer that fell apart, or the Luol Deng trade that came as a result. There are a lot of reasons to choose from, which is why it’s not a big surprise the Cavs fired general manager Chris Grant today. Read More »

NBA / Feb 4, 2014 / 3:30 pm

15 NBA Players With The Most To Prove After The All-Star Break

Deron Williams

We’re more than halfway through the 2013-2014 NBA season, as the All-Star rosters are set. We’ve seen high draft picks not pan out, players playing with high criticism, and even some signs of players digressing in their careers. As the ’13-14 season continues, here is a list of the players with the most to prove after the All-Star break. Read More »