Daily News - June 23, 2014

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Jabari Parker might be the most NBA-ready of draft prospects
Author: Jodie Valade
Publication: Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio – The greatest fault of Jabari Parker, the most despicable, horrible part of his game, the thing that is so unforgivable that there are questions about selecting the Duke product with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft?

He might be the most NBA-ready of any prospect.

And that, of course, is a detriment in a league draft often focused more on potential and upside. Parker, the 6-foot-9 forward, might have the most questions of any of the top three NBA draft prospects because he's 19 years old, and looks to be close to a finished product." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Cleveland Cavaliers embark on a week that could transform them -- Bud Shaw's Blog
Author: Bud Shaw
Publication: Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cavaliers embark on their biggest week since The Decision and Dan Gilbert's letter calling LeBron James departure a cowardly betrayal (you know, in a good way)

It begins with the introduction of David Blatt as head coach Wednesday, shifts to Thursday's NBA draft and serves as the drum beat toward getting Kyrie Irving's name on a multiyear contract.

Compared to July 2010, this week can't help but turn out better. Default aside, there's even reason to believe it could be transformative." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Amico Report: For Cavs, Blatt is where it's at
Author: Sam Amico
Publication: FOX Sports Ohio

"Why not?

That's my feeling about the Cleveland Cavaliers' hiring of David Blatt as coach. Why not?

The man has won overseas -- a lot. He is clearly well-respected by his players, both near and far. He possesses a system that stresses ball movement, lots of touches for the right people, a fun style of play that should excite both players and fans.

So why not?" - CLICK HERE to read full story.


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