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?

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Check out the double feature with Beat Writer, Joe Gabriele and Beat Writer Sam Amico as they tackle everything from word association, to debating everything NBA, Cavaliers, and Cleveland to airing their Beat Writer laundry...and they promise to have you in and out of the mess in about 5 minutes or under every time!

1. Regular Season Rotation

It’s time for Cavaliers basketball . . . 2012-13 style! Fans are ready to watch a group of young and exciting Cavs talent, led by Head Coach Byron Scott, bust some moves on the court this season at The Q. The high energy action fueled by the award-winning game presentation and a lineup of premium giveaways and special theme nights promises to deliver the best fan experience in the NBA.