Source confirmed Andre Miller Trade Rumors

An NBA Source confirmed trade rumors between the Cavaliers and the 76ers but nothing appear to be serious at this point. The Cavaliers have been shopping for a point guard for the past two seasons.

The Cavaliers are struggling with a record (12-16) that is worse than the Atlanta Hawks and they are sitting ninth in the Conference. The Cavaliers were booed in their last home game against Golden States and Lebron didn’t speak with the media after the game.

The article in Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday’s paper said that Ed Stefanski has hinted he is willing to trade Miller, perhaps packaged with another player for expiring contracts and draft picks.

According to Marc Narducci, “Cleveland just isn’t a good fit”. “the Sixers have more to realistically offer the Cavs than the other way around. Unless Cleveland suddenly felt like peddling LeBron James.”Drew Gooden name was mentioned along with Simmons and Ira Newble. The Cavaliers might try to ship Damon Jones because he’s been asking to be traded last season.

At this point, Stefanski is looking at all options and Miller could go by the trading deadline.

Chicago Bulls fire Coach Scott Skiles

Scott Skiles was fired on Christmas Eve after a 9-16 startThe Bulls fired Scott Skiles on Christmas Eve after a 9-16 start, the worst in the Eastern Conference.

“Hardly a day goes by that I don’t demand accountability and stress results,” Skiles told the Chicago Tribune. “Today was my day to be held accountable.””The fact that it’s Christmas Eve is neither here nor there,” Skiles told the Tribune. “The timing doesn’t bother me. I’m not destitute.”

The Bulls were booed by the home crowd during Saturday night’s 116-98 loss to the Houston Rockets. Their next game is Wednesday at San Antonio.

“I don’t have a long-term solution as of today,” Bulls general manager John Paxson said. “I’m disappointed in the way we’re playing, the way we’re competing, the energy or lack thereof that we’re playing with on the floor. I know expectations coming into the year were really, really high and we’re not even close to those. I honestly believe we’re a better team than we’ve played this year.”

Paxson said he does not expect to hire a coach until after the season, with assistants Pete Myers or Jim Boylan likely taking over on an interim basis.


Cavs Lose to Warriors

Win one, lose one; if that pattern holds up as it has over the last few games, then we are in for a good game on Christmas day against the Heat.  Well, that aside, the Cavaliers took another drubbing from a team on a back to back last game of a long road trip.  105-96 was the final but very misleading.  The Cavs trailed by as many as 28 points late in the third quarter.  After the game LeBron was not available, and while he scored 25 points on 8-20 shooting it was not a typical high energy game for LBJ.  LeBron did have some nice touch passes to Z who followed them up with a couple of strong dunks.  But in the end, the defense couldn’t overcome the 38 1st quarter points scored by the Warriors.  The most the Cavs have given up in a quarter this season.

NBA Recap / NBA Box Score

News from local media:

Cavs Lose Big; Fans just Boo   (Akron Beacon Journal)

Cavaliers woes continue; lose to Golden State (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

News from National Media:

 Davis lead Warriors to easy win over Cavs (Sports Network)

 Warriors jump on Cavs early in Victory (San Jose Mercury News)

Hughes may be Gift Wrapped

According to Branson Wright of the Cleveland Plain Dealer “Larry Hughes’ time with the Cavs might be just about over.  According to several league sources, the Cavs have contacted several teams about a deal involving the 6-5 guard.  One source said the Wizards are one of those teams.”

The trade deadline is Feb 21st.  “Hughes will be gone ay before then,” said one source, who did not want to be identified.  Hughes is upset that the Cavs have never put in an offense that plays to his strengths as a slasher. 

Do you blame Mike Brown for Hughes demise, not recognizing his ability through proper coaching and play calling or is Hughes just a poor pick on Ferry’s part.  I guess only time will tell.

Warriors Vs. Cavs Pre Game

The Golden State Warriors come to town for a late Sunday afternoon game.    The Warriors fell to the Nets 100-95 on Saturday and are finishing up a five game road trip.  The Warriors were the darlings of the West last year when they knocked off the Dallas Mavericks in the playoffs.  The Warriors are led by Baron Davis who is averaging 21.5 PPG, 4.9 RPG and 7.9 APG.  For a complete look at the Warriors click below. 

Golden State Warriors

LeBron is head of the Class

LeBron James heads the list of greatest players in the history of the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise, as voted on by a panel of USA TODAY experts that included Hall of Famer Jack Ramsay and former NBA coach Dwane Casey.
James is the “best all-around player in franchise history and will own almost every record for the franchise by the time he retires,” says Austin Carr, who is entering his 10th season as an analyst for Cavs television broadcasts.   Click below to see who else made the list.

Source:  USA Today

LeBron James’ company adds linebacker, Mike Flynt to client list

Mike Flynt, the 59-year-old grandfather who just finished his long-delayed senior season of college football, is the newest client of LeBron James’ LRMR Innovative Marketing & Branding company.

James was very impressed and inspired by Flynt’s determination. “He didn’t allow anyone to take away the dream he had, no matter how old he was or what he went through,” the Cavaliers’ megastar said. “A man that can go back and play college football after 37 years, that’s a great story. He never gave up on his dream.””I’m so excited about being involved with these young guys,” Flynt said. “It’s like being with the teammates I just left. They’re athletic, high-energy, intelligent and innovative.”


Cavaliers Hold Off Lakers

The highlight of the game last night was in the final moments when the two  superstars wanted to guard each other.

“If you want to win ballgames you have to be able to take on the best player,” said James
“I didn’t even ask,” James said. “I just told Sasha (Pavlovic) to go somewhere else.”

Bryant asked the same thing coach Phil Jackson during that time out.
coach Jackson wasn’t totally sold, but went with his wishes.”Why not?” Bryant said later. “I look forward to those matchups, that’s what I do as a defensive player.”
James scored 33 points and added 10 rebounds and five assists.

Daniel Gibson added 15 points, and Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 12 points. The Cavs held the Lakers to 12 points on 5-of-22 shooting in the fourth quarter.

This was the Cavaliers third win in 12 games.

NBA Recap | Box Score

News from local media:
LeBron gets better of Bryant in victory (Akron Beacon Journal)

Cavs answer coach’s pleas for defense and beat Lakers (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

News from National Media:
Cover Me: LeBron Outdoes Kobe In Head-To-Head Defense (ESPN Daily Dime)

LeBron vs. Kobe still looks like a stand-off (FOX

LeBron scores 33 in win over Lakers (Los Angeles Times)