On Tuesday night, the Wine and Gold tip off the 2012-13 campaign at The Q when they welcome the Washington Wizards. To get you started for the season, here's some nifty Opener-centric numerals ...

.500, 1.000 … Kyrie Irving’s shooting percentage from three-point range and the free throw line over the last three games of the preseason

12-31 … Cavs record in openers all-time

24.3 … Average age of the current 15-man Cavaliers roster

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived forward/center Micheal Eric, forward Kevin Jones and guard D’Aundray Brown, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts.

Eric played in two preseason games with the Cavs, averaging 0.5 rebounds in 3.5 minutes per game. The 6-foot-11, 240-pound forward/center from Temple University played in five games with the Cavaliers in the 2012 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and averaged 4.0 points on .667 shooting and 3.8 rebounds in 12.6 minutes per game.

Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea! Me, I’m an Optimist. By the looks of you people, you’re Cleveland Cavalier fans. Let’s convene for another rock’em-sock’em installment of a little number entitled NEWS … AROUND …THE … LEAGUE -- shall we?

So … how do you nerds plan to spend your last weekend off? I’ve got plenty of suggestions, but we’ll get to that in a bit.