Daily News - February 27, 2018
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Cavaliers want Rodney Hood to shoot more
Author: Joe Vardon
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Rodney Hood has had two games of fewer than 10 points since joining the Cavaliers.
They are the only two games Cleveland's lost out of its five with Hood.
"We definitely have to get him more touches," coach Tyronn Lue said Monday. "Also at times when he has the ball he has to be aggressive. I think right now he's in between, not sure. But we need him to be aggressive and score the basketball."
The Cavs host the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Nike giving away special LeBron James 'Equality' sneakers
Author: Troy L. Smith
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Nike is giving away 400 pairs of the LeBron 15 "Equality" sneakers.
The shoes, which James debuted last fall, became an instant hit with fans. The special version of he LeBron 15 features the word "Equality" written across the black heel in support of racial equality.
The promotion features an online giveaway, where fans can either submit a free entry (one per shoe size) or sign up for a Nike+ account and submit an unlimited number of entries for $10 each.
All of the money from the giveaway will go to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Cleveland Cavaliers Scribbles: What Kevin Love can mean to team
Author: Terry Pluto
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Scribbles in my Cleveland Cavaliers notebook:
1. "Accurate but not true." That's a phrase I learned from the late Ron Grinker, a legendary NBA agent in the early days of the league. Accurate but not true applies to the comments made by LeBron James about the officials.
2. Here's the accurate: James is absolutely right when he complained about only going to the foul line four times in Sunday's 110-94 loss to San Antonio. James often is fouled and it's not called partly because he is so strong. It's as if the officials don't think those shoves and bumps should bother him. But they do impact his shots. He deserved more trips to the foul line in that game and several others.
3. "But not true." The applies to the final verdict. The Cavs didn't lose because of the officials. They lost because of the other four starters (besides James) scored only 14 points. They shot 5-of-28 from the field, zip-for-10 on 3-point shots. Even a road weary Spurs team with some key injuries can beat the Cavs when that happens. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
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- (2/27) What the 'Brooklyn pick' really means to the Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland.com
- (2/27) Cleveland Cavaliers working with Rodney Hood on footwork and shooting mechanics, admit he needs more touches (video) Cleveland.com
- (2/27) Cavaliers looking into fan's slur toward Spurs' Patty Mills Cleveland.com
- (2/27) #CavsNets Game Preview - February 27, 2018 Cavs.com
- (2/27) By the Numbers: Marching Ahead Cavs.com
- (2/27) Cavs Host Third Annual Chinese New Year Celebration presented by Tencent Cavs.com
- (2/27) Cavaliers notebook: Cavs investigating racial taunt of Spurs guard Patty Mills Akron Beacon Journal
- (2/27) Cavaliers investigating racial taunts of Spurs’ Patty Mills News-Herald
- (2/27) Don’t Forget Cavs center Ante Zizic Waiting For Next Year
- (2/27) Cavaliers Combatting Their Own ‘Predictable’ Offense 92.3 The Fan
- (2/27) Cavs’ Lue aims to energize ‘predictable’ offense Amico Hoops
- (2/27) Time may not be on new-look Cleveland Cavaliers' side, but LeBron James is NBA.com
- (2/27) Ty Lue says Cavs have become too 'predictable' ESPN.com
- (2/27) Nike, LeBron James to give away 400 limited-edition 'Equality' sneakers USA Today
- (2/27) Cleveland Cavaliers: 5 Goals for the Final 6 Weeks of the Season Bleacher Report
- (2/27) 'We Always Need Kevin': Cavs Will Find Championship Form When Love Returns Bleacher Report