Player News - Cavaliers

Date: Team: Pos:

Derrick Rose sprained his ankle early in the fourth quarter of Friday's game in Milwaukee, and head coach Tyronn Lue said he's unlikely to play Saturday against Orlando.

Rose hit three of his four field-goal attempts while knocking down all six of his free throws to score a dozen points before departing. With Rose likely on the shelf, Jose Calderon could see plenty of action Saturday night against the Magic.
Oct 20 - 10:04 PM

J.R. Smith misfired on 8-of-11 field goal attempts to finish with seven points in 23 minutes Friday night in Milwaukee.

Smith and Dwyane Wade combined to hit just five of their 18 shots, so it's a good thing Kyle Korver was cooking off the bench. Smith is a bench player with Wade in Cleveland now, and his fantasy appeal is limited as long as Wade continues to play a majority of the team's minutes at shooting guard.
Oct 20 - 9:51 PM

Kyle Korver was on fire from behind the arc on Friday, hitting 5-of-6 threes to finish with 17 points in 19 minutes off the bench.

Korver also chipped in with three rebounds, an assist and a steal while committing zero turnovers. He'll have to do work when he gets a chance to play, as his run will be somewhat limited with Dwyane Wade and J.R. Smith also in the mix sucking up minutes at the two.
Oct 20 - 9:47 PM

Kevin Love scored 17 points while posting 12 rebounds, six assists and two blocked shots over 28 minutes in Friday's 116-97 win at Milwaukee.

Kevlar has fired out of the chute, posting back-to-back double-doubles to start the new season. It was also nice to see him pick up the pace with six dimes after being blanked in the category in the opener against Boston.
Oct 20 - 9:39 PM

LeBron James made 10-of-16 shots to finish with 24 points, eight assists and five rebounds across 37 minutes Friday in Milwaukee.

LeBron has been able to play both games so far despite a sore ankle that limited this preseason. The Cavs have another game on Saturday night against Orlando, and it wouldn't be shocking to see him get longer breathers after averaging 39.0 minutes per game through the first two outings.
Oct 20 - 9:36 PM

LeBron James will play on Friday vs. the Bucks according to coach Ty Lue.

His ankle is understandably a little sore after playing 41 minutes in the season opener on Tuesday, but he has another 24 hours to recover. He probably won't be playing 40 minutes Friday, but you're obviously starting him in every format.
Oct 19 - 12:46 PM

Cavs Coach Tyronn Lue said he has to "do a better job" of getting Kevin Love involved in the offense a little more.

"When we're playing slow and we're not moving the basketball and we're not moving bodies, he really doesn't benefit," Lue said. "We've got to do a better job getting Kevin more involved." LeBron James made similar comments about Love, and the team seems committed on getting him going early and often. He's still adjusting to his new role at center and he had a quiet opening night with 15 points, 11 rebounds and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes, but the big lines are coming.
Oct 19 - 12:34 PM

Cavs sign G London Perrantes.

It's a two-way deal and Perrantes will be playing almost all of his minutes for the Canton Charge. He was cut by the Spurs last week.
Oct 18 - 3:44 PM

Jeff Green scored just six points on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

As expected, Green was deployed as an energy guy off the bench and isn't going to have any consistent fantasy value while LeBron James, Jae Crowder and Kevin Love are healthy. He finished 3-of-8 from the field with one turnover in 14 minutes. Leave him on the wire.
Oct 17 - 11:13 PM

J.R. Smith scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting on Tuesday vs. the Celtics.

Dwyane Wade started and scored eight points in 29 minutes, while Smith came off the bench and played 22 minutes. He grabbed four rebounds with one assist and one 3-pointer, but it's clear that he's not going to be a reliable option in 12-team fantasy leagues. He'll get a small bump every time Wade rests, though.
Oct 17 - 11:09 PM

Tristan Thompson came off the bench and played just 19 minutes vs. the Celtics on Tuesday, finishing with five points, six rebounds, two assists and two turnovers.

He was 2-of-3 from the field, but hit just 1-of-3 from the line. His free throw shooting was his biggest concern last season (49.8 percent), but now his workload is trending in the wrong direction with the Cavs starting a small-ball lineup with Kevin Love at center. There will be nights when the Cavs will need Thompson to play more, but he's a low-end fantasy asset at best.
Oct 17 - 11:05 PM

Dwyane Wade was held to eight points on 3-of-10 shooting in Tuesday's season-opening win over Boston.

He added three assists, one rebound, one block and four turnovers in 29 minutes. The numbers don't tell the whole story, as Wade still looked spry at the age of 35. The Cavaliers used him as the starting SG and the backup PG, so he should have some decent value. The only concern is that the Cavs may monitor his workload throughout the season and that includes maintenance days -- the eventual return of Isaiah Thomas (hip) will hurt him too.
Oct 17 - 11:02 PM

Jae Crowder looked good in Cleveland's starting lineup on Tuesday vs. Boston, scoring 11 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

His usage rate isn't going to be as high in Cleveland, but it looks like he'll still get minutes in the 30s. Crowder finished just 3-of-10 from the field, but hit all four of his free throws with one turnover. As long as he sticks in the starting lineup, Crowder will have a chance to produce mid-round value for his ability to rack up steals and 3-pointers.
Oct 17 - 10:56 PM

Derrick Rose shot just 5-of-14 from the field in his Cavaliers debut vs. Boston on Tuesday, finishing with 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, one triple and two turnovers in 30 minutes.

Coming off yet another knee surgery, Rose still showed some explosion, but his shot selection was poor and his defense wasn't great either. To be fair, he's still adjusting to his new teammates and did have some positive moments as well. Rose's upside obviously isn't great and he was used off the ball a lot, so treat him like a low-end guard in 9-category leagues until Isaiah Thomas (hip) returns around the new year.
Oct 17 - 10:49 PM

Kevin Love posted a double-double vs. Boston on Tuesday, finishing with 15 points, 11 rebounds and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

He got a quick hook in the first quarter after a pair of quick fouls, but he finally got into a rhythm down the stretch after a four-point first half. Love finished 4-of-9 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line with a couple turnovers. He started at center tonight and the Cavaliers are hoping to "unleash" him this season by giving him more touches, so his fantasy owners should be expecting a lot more after this somewhat quiet start. He did miss some time in the preseason due to "tightness," but he was moving around fine tonight for the most part.
Oct 17 - 10:42 PM


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