Cavaliers News

Iman Shumpert    SG  Cavaliers

 

 

Shumpert (knee) went through practice Wednesday and should be considered questionable for Thursday's game against the Magic, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports. Shumpert has been sidelined since late November after undergoing a surgical procedure on his left knee. There hasn't been a lot of information on his recovery, though the fact that he was able to practice Wednesday is encouraging for a return soon. Until further word emerges, he should be considered questionable to play in Thursday's game.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 17 - 1:02 PM

Isaiah Thomas    G  Cavaliers

 

 

Isaiah Thomas said that playing in games is the "only thing" that will help him get his conditioning back because the Cavs "dont practice." "That's the only thing that's gonna help me, because we don't practice. Only thing that's gonna help me is getting reps, running up and down the floor, getting my hip, getting my body accustomed to taking a beating and to running up and down the floor, getting in basketball shape." Thomas might not really start rolling until after the All-Star break, but the fact that he was able to log 32 minutes in Monday's loss to the Warriors was encouraging.

Rotoworld

Jan 17 - 12:31 PM

LeBron James    F  Cavaliers

 

 

According to a published report by ESPN, several prominent Cavs anonymously acknowledged growing discontent in Cleveland. After losing to the Warriors on Monday night, Cleveland is just 2-8 over their last ten games. Per the report, the players "expressed doubt that the problems -- an aging roster, defensively challenged personnel and a glut of redundant role players -- could simply be worked out through patience and a chance to coalesce when fully healthy." The Cavs will almost certainly make a move prior to the February trade deadline to shake up the roster.

Rotoworld

Jan 16 - 1:04 PM

Jae Crowder    SF  Cavaliers

 

 

Crowder posted seven points (3-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist and one steal across 21 minutes in Monday's 118-108 loss to the Warriors. Crowder continues to play a decidedly modest role in the Cavaliers' offense despite typically drawing starts at power forward. The six-year veteran has only managed double-digit scoring thrice in the last 11 games, and both his shot attempts (7.3) and scoring average (8.4) are his lowest since the 25-game stint with the Mavericks to open the 2014-15 campaign that preceded his trade to the Celtics. The 27-year-old's usage could see an even further downturn once Isaiah Thomas becomes fully incorporated into the offense, although the on-court rapport he has with his former Boston teammate could potentially lead to a handful of additional scoring opportunities for Crowder off feeds from the latter.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 16 - 9:00 AM

Dwyane Wade    SG  Cavaliers

 

 

Wade (rest) tallied 10 points (5-14 FG, 0-2 3Pt), seven rebounds, five assists and one steal across 25 minutes in Monday's 118-108 loss to the Warriors. Wade had received the night off for rest against the Pacers last Friday, and his shot appeared somewhat rusty after the extended layoff. The 35-year-old guard did manage to hit double digits in the scoring column for the fourth time in six January contests, but he continues to be less than efficient from the field on the majority of nights. Factoring in Monday's outing, Wade has shot under 40.0 percent six of his last nine games, although he's made up for the poor accuracy with both volume and surprisingly solid work on the glass (between five and nine rebounds in five of those contests).

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 16 - 8:52 AM

Kevin Love    PF  Cavaliers

 

 

Love accounted for 17 points (5-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block across 27 minutes in Monday's 118-108 loss to the Warriors. Love was a third offensive wheel on the night behind LeBron James and Isaiah Thomas, posting his fourth double-digit scoring effort in the last five games. The 29-year-old has been all over the spectrum scoring-wise thus far in the new calendar year, as he's posted a pair of single-digit point totals and has also generated a modest 10-point effort in three of seven games. Alarmingly poor shooting has been the primary culprit of those downturns, as Love has produced a success rate of 25.0 percent or lower from the field in all three contests. With Thomas becoming increasingly incorporated into the offense, it remains to be seen if that too will have a significantly adverse effect on Love's production over the long term.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 16 - 8:44 AM

Isaiah Thomas    PG  Cavaliers

 

 

Thomas (rest) registered 19 points (8-21 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists and one rebound across 32 minutes in Monday's 118-108 loss to the Warriors. Thomas was back in action after receiving the night off for rest on Friday against the Pacers. The 28-year-old logged a season-high amount of minutes in the process, certainly an encouraging development with respect to the overall fitness of his surgically repaired hip. Thomas has managed three double-digit scoring efforts in the five games he's seen action in thus far, even though his shot is undeniably still a work in progress; factoring in Monday's contest, he's shot no better than 38.1 percent in the last three games.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 16 - 8:21 AM

LeBron James    SF  Cavaliers

 

 

James supplied 32 points (12-18 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 8-13 FT), eight rebounds, six assists, four blocks and three steals across 36 minutes in Monday's 118-108 loss to the Warriors. James was clearly the Cavs' offensive linchpin once again, even though his sky-high usage led to a game-high eight turnovers. The four-time MVP remained red-hot from the field as well, with his 66.7 percent success rate his best since Dec. 12. James has shot at least 50.0 percent in seven of the last eight games, and he's mirrored that high standard on the other end of the floor as well. Factoring in Monday's contest, he's notched multiple steals in six of the last nine contests, while also recording at least two blocks in three of the past four games as well.

Fantasy Alarm

Jan 16 - 8:16 AM

Dwyane Wade    G  Cavaliers

 

 

Dwyane Wade hit just 5-of-14 shots for 10 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a steal in 25 minutes of Monday's loss to the Warriors. Wade rested on Friday against the Pacers and was probably dropped in a lot of leagues. And after tonight's lackluster performance, and more rest-DNPs coming, he's not going to be a very popular pickup in fantasy leagues.

Rotoworld

Jan 15 - 11:02 PM

Isaiah Thomas    G  Cavaliers

 

 

Isaiah Thomas returned from a maintenance rest on Monday but hit just 8-of-21 shots and 1-of-7 3-pointers for 19 points and four assists in 32 minutes. Maybe we should start calling him the 'Rust Guy' instead of the 'Pizza Guy,' as it's going to take him a minute to shake off the rust after missing seven months with his hip injury. The good news is that he played 32 minutes and hasn't had any issues with the hip, so it should only be a matter of time before he gets the ship righted.

Rotoworld

Jan 15 - 11:00 PM

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F Erik Murphy    
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