Daily News - June 3, 2014

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Cleveland Cavaliers Luol Deng gets 1 1st-place vote for NBA's All-Defensive Team
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cavaliers forward Luol Deng received one first-place vote and two second place votes for the NBA's All-Defensive Team that was released on Monday.

Deng was the only Cav to receive any votes.

Chicago's Joakim Noah, the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year, led the first team, joined by Indiana's Paul George, the Clippers Chris Paul, Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka and Golden State's Andre Iguodala." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Vinny Del Negro interviewed with Cleveland Cavaliers over the weekend
Author: Mary Schmitt Boyer
Publication: Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro interviewed with the Cavaliers over the weekend for the team's vacant head coaching position, two NBA sources told The Plain Dealer.

Del Negro had been rumored to be a candidate for the job all along, in part because he and Cavs general manager David Griffin worked together in Phoenix, where Del Negro served as a broadcaster, director of player personnel and assistant general manager.

But it wasn't known until Monday that he had interviewed for the position on Friday and Saturday, joining Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin, Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue, former Suns coach Alvin Gentry and former Memphis coach Lionel Hollins, who had dinner with team representatives on Sunday night and continued his meetings on Monday." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Prospect Profile: Dante Exum
Author: Joe Gabriele
Publication: cavs.com

"PLAYER SUMMARY – Canada has produced two top-five picks in the last three Drafts – including the overall No. 1 last year and the potential No. 1 this year. Australian hoops haven’t reached that level yet, but more and more athletes from Down Under have started to crack NBA rotations and this June, guard Dante Exum hopes to be the highest-drafted Aussie since Andrew Bogut was the top overall selection in 2005.

The versatile Exum – who measured a legitimate 6-6 in shoes with an impressive 6-9 ¼ wingspan – has the ability to play both guard spots and even played a little small forward coming up." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cavs interview Vinny Del Negro over weekend for coaching vacancy
Author: Jason Lloyd
Publication: Akron Beacon Journal

"Vinny Del Negro interviewed with the Cavaliers over the weekend, a league source with knowledge of the interview confirmed, bringing the total to five known coaching candidates who have interviewed for the vacant coaching job.

The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the Cavs aren’t making their coaching search public.

Del Negro, 47, is close personally to Cavs General Manager David Griffin." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cavaliers: Coaching search at 5 interviews, including former Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro
Author: Rick Noland
Publication: Chronicle-Telegram

"The Cavaliers have now interviewed five people for their vacant coaching job.

Former Clippers and Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro, who has a close personal relationship with Cavs general manager David Griffin, was interviewed over the weekend.

Twelve-year veteran head coach Alvin Gentry, former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins, Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin and Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue have also spoken with the Cavs, who fired Mike Brown on May 12 after a 33-49 season." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


NBA Free Agency: Searching for depth at shooting guard for the Cavaliers
Author: Justin Rowan
Publication: Fear the Sword

"Dion Waiters had a very strong finish to the 2013-2014 season, putting up 19.3 ppg, 3.7 assists and 2.6 boards in 32.2 mpg after the all star break. While the Cavaliers hope Waiters will be able to build off of his strong finish, depth on the wings is crucial to the success of any team. Plus, with Waiters missing 33 games over his first two seasons, having a reliable backup to minimize the drop off if he does go down with an injury will be big if the team wants to make the postseason next year.

The Cavaliers have made it clear that they wish to gain experience, toughness and shooting among other things in the offseason. Spacing is something that's been in short supply over the past four seasons and is one of the main things that should be addressed In exploring what free agent options are out there, the logical place to start is with a member of this years squad that will be entering free agency:" - CLICK HERE to read full story.

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