Player News - Cavaliers

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Coach Ty Lue said the Cavs will focus on running Kyle Korver off screens and pindowns, in order to get their new sharpshooter open looks.

We got a sneak peek at what that might look like Friday in Sacramento, as Korver scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including four made 3-pointers. Korver has knocked down more 3-pointers than any NBA player over the last decade and is now sharing the floor with the best passing forward of all-time, on a team that launches treys at a dazzling rate. Scoop up Korver off the wire if you need 3-pointers.
Jan 14 - 10:29 AM

LeBron James scored 16 points with two rebounds, 15 assists, one block, one steal and one 3-pointer in 42 minutes during a 120-108 win over the Kings on Friday.

And the two-game losing streak is over. Those dimes match his season high and is just one off his career high, which was coincidentally against the Kings in 2013. Somewhat surprisingly off a two-game losing streak, LeBron only had a 19.5 usage rate tonight, which is his lowest of the season. LeBron gets a trip to Oracle Arena on Monday for a game that he says isn't against a rival. There's no reason to watch that, right?
Jan 14 - 2:18 AM

Kyrie Irving scored 26 points with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

He was coming off a terrible 11-point dud on Wednesday, so he had nowhere to go but up. Irving has been lethal as a catch-and-shoot trey guy this season, making 44.1 percent from deep in his previous games. You may have heard he's been big time against the Warriors, so it should be a fun one on Monday.
Jan 14 - 2:10 AM

Iman Shumpert was effective in a start against the Kings on Friday, scoring 16 points with two steals and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

After the game, LeBron James said he was trying to get Shumpert going partly because Shump was wearing LeBron's retro No. 1 sneakers tonight. Obviously there won't be many shots going Shump's way in that first unit, so he's only worth a look in deep leagues.
Jan 14 - 2:06 AM

Kyle Korver scored 18 points on 7-of-10 from the field against the Kings on Friday, adding five rebounds, two assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

There he is. Korver only needed six attempts from deep after missing his first five attempts in his first two games as a Cav. Even though he is coming off the bench, Korver is still playing 13 minutes per game next to LeBron James. He's worth a pickup in standard leagues for owners needing treys.
Jan 14 - 2:04 AM

DeAndre Liggins moved back to the bench on Friday with no points, three rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 13 minutes against the Kings.

He moved into the straight backup point guard role again behind Kyrie Irving with no wing minutes tonight. Liggins won't have much value unless you're super desperate.
Jan 14 - 2:00 AM

DeAndre Liggins will come off the bench vs. Sacramento on Friday.

Iman Shumpert will start in place of Liggins, as coach Tyronn Lue tries to shake things up following consecutive road losses to the Jazz and Trail Blazers. Liggins was already a fantasy liability and the arrival of Kyle Korver has further damaged his appeal.
Jan 13 - 2:16 PM

Iman Shumpert will replace DeAndre Liggins in the starting lineup Friday night vs. Sacramento.

Despite getting promoted into starting lineup, it's hard to get excited about Shump's fantasy prospects. Over the Cavs last eight games, he has seen plenty of playing time (26.1 minutes per contest) but is averaging just 5.4 points (shooting 36.4 percent from the floor and 16.7 percent from downtown), 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists. With Kyle Korver now in the mix, Shump will likely see his minutes reduced, even if he remains the starter.
Jan 13 - 2:02 PM

LeBron James scored 20 points during a 102-86 loss to the Blazers on Wednesday, adding 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block, two 3-pointers and five turnovers.

It's just the second losing streak of the season for the Cavs with a three-game losing streak ending on Dec. 2. James also passed Tim Hardaway Sr. for 15th on the all-time assists list in the NBA. Speaking of assists, LeBron's assists are down in January with just 5.3 per game. He'll get it turned around in no time.
Jan 12 - 1:20 AM

Kyrie Irving made just 4-of-16 from the field for 11 points against the Blazers on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, one 3-pointer, two steals and one assist.

He's cold with a dud against the Jazz coming on Tuesday night, as well. Irving has been down in back-to-back sets on the year with just 20.7 points per game in his previous six outings with no rest. Plus, the Cavs had some travel issues to make matters worse. Irving gets three favorable matchups with the Kings on Friday, the Warriors on Monday and the Suns on Thursday. As a quick side note, T.J. McConnell has a better winning percentage as a starter than Irving does.
Jan 12 - 1:13 AM

Kyle Korver scored two points with two rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 25 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

He's off to a terrible start and hasn't even made a 3-pointer yet. Korver is a career 42.9 percent shooter from deep and LeBron James can make great shooters even better, so Korver should be in a position to thrive. His owners should stick with him for now.
Jan 12 - 1:08 AM

Kevin Love made 5-of-15 from the field for 17 points with eight rebounds, one assist and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday.

He gave everyone a quick scare when he went to the locker room due to a left leg injury. He was only in the locker room for about a minute before he went on a bike, which he does quite often. Love has shaken his durability concerns from earlier in his career, but there's always a chance he gets a night off on the road. The Cavs don't have a road game in a back-to-back until Jan. 29.
Jan 12 - 1:05 AM

Kevin Love returned to the game on Wednesday in the second quarter.

He didn't go into the locker room for very long, so we're expecting him to be fine.
Jan 11 - 11:22 PM

Kevin Love (left leg) went to the locker room at the end of the first quarter on Wednesday.

He stepped on Al-Farouq Aminu's foot and looked to grab his left calf. Love was down for about two minutes before he went to the bench for about 45 seconds. He didn't have much of a limp and returned from the locker room to ride a bike. This seems minor for now.
Jan 11 - 11:09 PM

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Levin Love will play against the Blazers on Wednesday night.

There was some concern this game would be canceled, but it is reportedly a go. The Blazers landed in Portland at 12:55 PST, so their pre-game routines are going to be a mess. The Cavs also had travel issues last night.
Jan 11 - 4:23 PM


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