Daily News - June 30, 2014
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Cavaliers second-round draft pick Joe Harris compares to ex-Cav Wally Szczerbiak
Author: By Bob Finnan
Publication: The News-Herald
"When one watches Joe Harris shoot the basketball, one reminisces back to Wally Szczerbiak.
Harris constantly moves on the court in search of open looks. When he finds one, he shoots the ball with efficiency, much like Wally World.
The 6-foot-6, 225-pound Harris shot 40.7 percent from behind the arc in his four-year career at the University of Virginia. That proficiency wasn’t lost on the Cavaliers, who used their second-round pick, 33rd overall, on the sweet-shooting swingman on June 26.
His 263 3-pointers were second all-time in school history. Only Curtis Staples, who connected on 413 shots from long range from 1995 to 1998, made more." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Cavs fans should love new Bennett
Author: By Ron Kantowski
Publication: Las Vegas Review Journal
"It was a new NBA commissioner, but what he had to say Thursday was remarkably similar to what the old commissioner had said exactly one year ago: that the Cleveland Cavaliers had used the first overall pick in the draft to select a kid from Canada.
Cavaliers fans called it a do-over. A 94-by-50-foot mulligan.
Last year, the Canadian kid Cleveland took first was Anthony Bennett from UNLV; this year it was Andrew Wiggins from Kansas." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Scrutiny of Wiggins begins
Author: By Grant Taylor
Publication: The Herald-Dispatch
"HUNTINGTON -- Questions arose well before commissioner Adam Silver's announcement of the No. 1 overall selection Thursday night in the NBA Draft.
Who was going to be better professional basketball player -- former Huntington Prep and University of Kansas standout Andrew Wiggins or Duke University star Jabari Parker?
While many so-called experts had the duo as a toss-up going into the draft Wiggins was chosen No. 1 by the Cleveland Cavaliers, ending a dizzying span of 400 days in which he had gone from a standout at Huntington Prep to the NBA's top overall selection.
And as soon as his name was called Wiggins received his welcome to the pro game -- a welcome that came in the form of scrutiny." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
NBA star Alonzo Gee processes being traded while giving back at home
Author: By John Evenson
"West Palm Beach NBA star Alonzo Gee is getting ready for his second annual basketball camp coming up in two weeks, but at the same time he's trying to process the fact he's been traded for the first time in his NBA career. After spending his first four seasons in Cleveland, he was traded by the Cavaleers to the Charlotte Hornets this past Thursday night for their 45th pick in the draft Dwight Powell.
"It's a business you know, I mean it hurt a little bit because obviously I've been (in Cleveland) so long. It has to be for the better, I mean it can't be for the worst for me, I want to make the best out of this opportunity."
Gee seems to make the most out of every opportunity, moving his basketball summer camp to Northwood University this year, hoping to mentor the kids who grew up in his home town." - CLICK HERE to read full story.