Daily News - July 15, 2014

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Cleveland Cavaliers stay undefeated and continue to gain valuable experience at Summer Lea
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

"LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- David Blatt still doesn't know what it feels like to lose an NBA game.

OK, so it's only summer league, but don't try telling the new head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers that there's nothing for his team to gain or learn during this run.

"It's great experience for our guys," Blatt said after the Cavs' 86-77 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. "We've got a full gym everyday so that's kind of nice and it also gives them energy I think to play a little bit harder."

Matthew Dellavedova, who is now trying to prove himself to a new coaching staff, led the team in scoring with 19 points. Three other players scored in double figures as Shane Edwards and Anthony Bennett each chipped in with 14. Andrew Wiggins added 10 on 4-of-8 from the field."

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The Cleveland Cavaliers should trade for Kevin Love, even if it costs Andrew Wiggins
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

"LAS VEGAS -- Here in Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the world, the Cleveland Cavaliers are favored to win the 2015 NBA Championship.

The addition of LeBron James vaulted the Cavs in front of reigning champions San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City and the Chicago Bulls, who expect to have a healthy Derrick Rose and formidable frontcourt with the addition of Pau Gasol teaming with Joakim Noah.

Sin City won't be getting any money from me because that's what the locals refer to as a "sucker bet."

James' arrival no doubt shifted the balance of power in the Eastern Conference. Having the best player in the world team up with two-time NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving creates a duo unmatched in the wide-open conference. Toss in the immense potential of bouncy Andrew Wiggins, the scoring punch of Dion Waiters, the hustle and energy of Anderson Varejao, the young legs from Tristan Thompson and under-the-radar Anthony Bennett and you see a team that appears better than Indiana, Chicago, Washington or anyone else standing in the Cavs' way in the East."

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Cavs Sink Sixers to to Stay Unbeaten
Author: Joe Gabriele
Publication: Cavs.com

"Yeah, it’s fair to say the Cavaliers are having a pretty good week here in Sin City for Summer League.

Hours before they tipped off their first game on Friday night against Milwaukee, they learned that the greatest basketball player on the planet will be wearing wine and gold – this season and beyond. Cleveland proceeded to win a thriller over the Bucks later that night. On Sunday afternoon, they crushed the Spurs to improve to 2-0. And on Monday evening, the Cavs featured four players in double-figures in a convincing 86-77 win over Philly to remain unbeaten heading into Wednesday’s tournament play.

The hits kept coming in Monday’s win. Sophomore forward Anthony Bennett continued to shake off one of the toughest rookie campaigns a top pick’s ever endured – turning in another rock-solid performance against the Sixers, netting 14 points on 5-for-12 shooting, adding four boards and an assist.

His fellow countryman and the top pick in this year’s draft, Andrew Wiggins, was just as good. He notched 10 points on an economical 4-for-8 shooting, adding three boards, three steals and a pair of blocks."

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