Potential destinations for Kyrie Irving in 2016

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Cleveland Cavaliers fans can still remember how painful it was to see LeBron James announcing that he would take his talents off of the Cleveland and to the South Beach, joining forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Unfortunately for them, they might experience a similar feeling once again, in about two years from now. Superstar point guard Kyrie Irving doesn’t seem like he is eager to stay in Cleveland after the end of the 2015 – 2016 season.

At that time, Irving will be a restricted free agent and of course, a lot of things might have changed in the team and Irving’s plans for his future. Nonetheless, if he does part ways with the Cavs, these are the teams he could end up joining. [Read more…]

What the future holds for Luol Deng and the Cleveland Cavaliers?

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When the Cleveland acquired former All-Star forward Luol Deng, the entire Cavaliers nation was excited. Deng is a proven star, one of the best perimeter defenders in the league and also a great contributor on offense. In fact, he was the leading scorer of his former team, the Chicago Bulls. Now, more than a month after the trade, things don’t look that good for Cleveland.

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Cleveland Cavaliers still a couple years away from being NBA playoff contender

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The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders.  There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going.

Year two of the post-LeBron James makeover in Cleveland is underway.  Led by reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, Kyrie Irving, the future is getting brighter for the Cavs but they are still a couple of seasons away from being a legitimate playoff contender.

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Paying a Price for Trading a Superstar

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There is no denying that Dwight Howard is a superstar and superstars only come around every so often. Teams are rarely willing to trade their superstar unless it’s for another superstar or a group of solid players and draft picks. That being said, I have no words for what took place last night.  [Read more…]

2011 NBA Draft re-do with 2012 hindsight

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It is an annual tradition here during the NBA All-Star break to re-do the NBA Draft lottery from the previous year.  The Sports Bank’s NBA Draft Nerd, David Kay and Peter Christian will alternate re-drafting the top fourteen picks in the 2011 NBA Draft taking into account what they know about the rookies based off their performances so far this season.  They will factor in how each team’s roster looked at the time of the draft and give their reasons as to why the selection would be made.

Check out The Sports Bank’s 2012 NBA Mock Draft.
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The 10 Worst NBA Drafts in the Lottery Era

The calendar now reads June. In the NBA that means it’s time to crown an NBA Champion. However among the biggest of NBA nerds, it also means it’s time to get ready for the NBA draft. We’re only two weeks and a few hours away from the 2011 NBA Draft. This year, it’s preparing for the likes of Kyrie Irving, Derrick Williams, Enes Kanter and Brandon Knight to join the greatest basketball league on the planet that has us basketball geeks totally psyched.

Wait, what?

By Peter Christian

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Cavs Kyrie Irving getting endorsements, becoming NBA star

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Skullcandy, Inc. (Nasdaq: SKUL) a lifestyle audio brand, announces the signing of Cleveland Cavaliers standout point guard Kyrie Irving.  Kyrie will be joining a Skullcandy lineup that includes several NBA All Stars such as Kevin Durant Deron Williams, Kevin Durant and 2011 NBA MVP Derrick Rose.
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Cleveland Cavaliers look to build around Kyrie Irving this off-season

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All things considered, there should actually be optimism regarding the Cleveland CavaliersKyrie Irving appears to be the face of the franchise that Cavs fans hoped they were getting with the top overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.  With four of the top 34 picks in the 2012 NBA Draft and a ton of cap space, management should look to build around Irving this off-season.
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Cavs Kyrie Irving backs off earlier remarks about his, Coach K.’s Team USA future

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Kyrie Irving had to clarify remarks he made Monday night on Mike Krzyzewski’s future with the U.S. Olympic basketball program. The Cavaliers franchise point guard and #1 pick in the #NBA draft this past June, had to back off earlier made comments by saying he spoke prematurely in saying Krzyzewski would coach the 2016 U.S. Olympic team.

“I spoke to Coach K (and) he did tell me he was coaching, but I prematurely spoke on that,” said Irving, who played at Duke last season. “But I know he’s going to be part of USA Basketball. That’s the most important thing. That’s what made my decision easier.” He’s going to be part of the USA staff anyway whether he’s coaching or not. That way it’s easy for me,” he was quoted in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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Cavs Kyrie Irving MVP of NBA Rising Stars game

Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Kyrie Irving made eight 3-pointers and finished with a Rising Stars game high 34 points Friday night helping Team Chuck beat Team Shaq 146-133 in the NBA showcase exhibition between the league’s best rookies and second year players. It’s the Rookies vs. Sophomores game but now with a new brand.

Yes, it’s an All-Star game, where NO ONE plays any defense, but it’s clear the Cavs franchise point guard will soon be playing in the big boy game. The Indiana Pacers Paul George added 23 points hopefully raising Pacers awareness, because Indy seems to have very little of that right now.

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall earned MVP honors last season as a rookie.

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Cavaliers Kyrie Irving has decent vocal chops (video)

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has better vocal chords than you might think. Check out the Cavs’ special Valentine’s Day music video message to their fans. Some of the singing is well….and Irving should stick to hoops and not consider a R&B career, but for a #1 NBA draft pick, he can hit some high notes.

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Cleveland Cavaliers select Kyrie Irving with top overall pick in 2011 NBA draft

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With the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers have selected Kyrie Irving, the point guard from Duke.

Though the Cavs kept completely silent about the pick leading up to the announcement, this choice does not come as a surprise. For weeks, experts and insiders have been predicting the Cavs to take Irving first.

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