Last year, the truncated NBA schedule didn’t hit the presses until mid-December. But with labor issues in the rearview mirror, the Wine and Gold know who’s on the docket before the calendar turns to August.

With a full 82-gamer, there’s no concern about the grind of back-to-back-to-back contests or 17 games in 21 nights. The regular season is still more of a marathon than a sprint, but at least this season, teams will be able to catch their collective breath.

CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Cavaliers have claimed forward Jon Leuer off waivers from the Houston Rockets, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. The Rockets waived the forward on Wednesday, July 18.

Leuer, 23, averaged 4.7 points on .508 shooting and 2.6 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game in 46 games (12 starts) during his rookie season in 2011-12.  In his 12 starts, the 6-foot-10, 228-pound forward averaged 7.7 points on .560 shooting and 3.3 rebounds in 17.7 minutes per game.

Now that’s the way to wrap up a week in Las Vegas in style …

Less than 24 hours after turning in their least inspiring performance of Summer League, the Wine and Gold bounced back – clobbering the Knicks, 98-64, to wrap up their stint in the Sin City invitational at 3-2.

The Cavaliers achieved that winning record without their presumptive starting point guard, Kyrie Irving, for the entire week and the player slotted a shooting guard, Dion Waiters, for the final two games.