It’s almost tip-off time at Quicken Loans Arena, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are gearing up to welcome fans back for the 2012-13 season! The Cavs have announced the promotional schedule for the 2012-13 season, featuring a long lineup of premium fan giveaways and special theme nights. With fans already looking forward to being back at The Q for Cavs basketball, they’ll also be excited to see a bold new look on the court!

Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea! I’m an Optimist, and – unless you’re a Celtics fan – I’m proud to welcome you aboard this mighty steed we like to call NEWS … AROUND … THE … LEAGUE.

The lazy, whimsical days of summer are behind us. Labor Day has come and gone. It’s time to put away your whites. It’s time to put away childish things.

The 2012-13 NBA Season is breathing down our collective necks. And it’s time to get you nerds toughened up for the pending grind.

Good afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea! I’m an Optimist, and you lucky sons of a pup have stumbled upon a little something the makers of like to call NEWS … AROUND … THE … LEAGUE.

And as you meatheads know, the minute you’re done reading today’s column, Labor Day Weekend begins!!

As with any young up-and-coming team, there is plenty of uncertainty surrounding the Wine and Gold with Camp Scott rapidly approaching. We might not know the answers until April, but decided to pose the questions now …

1. What will the big man rotation look like?
The Cavaliers will go into this season with a good stable of young bigs. Anderson Varejao will be 30 when the season starts, but the next-oldest forward on the roster is Luke Harangody, who’s 24.