Daily News - March 2, 2018
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Kevin Love working out, Cavaliers haven't changed eight-week timeline for return yet
Author: Joe Vardon
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Kevin Love was on the court this morning in contact drills with Cavaliers staff, working his way back from the broken bone in his left hand suffered Jan. 29.
Love was wearing a UFC-style, padded glove on his left hand in the drills. A team source said there was "nothing to adjust" in terms of the eight-week timeline for return the Cavs issued following Love's injury and consultation with surgeons in New York.
If that holds, and Love does miss eight weeks, he wouldn't return until the last week of March -- when there is three weeks left in the regular season. But, we'll see. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Cleveland Cavaliers' loss against Philadelphia shows how tough their challenge is in next month
Author: Chris Fedor
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- On the final possession of the first quarter, Jeff Green and Larry Nance Jr. both had a look of confusion before bumping into each other while trying to set up a double screen for Jordan Clarkson around the 3-point line. By the time they corrected the set it was already too late. Clarkson dribbled into traffic with the clock winding down and lost the ball. The Cavs didn't even get a shot off.
That play is a microcosm of the challenge they're trying to overcome after blowing up half their roster at the trade deadline.
Even though the moves were necessary, trying to integrate four key rotation players while figuring out working lineups and other combinations in the middle of the season is not easy. Toss in a game every other night, little practice time and newbies learning fresh plays and it all adds up to the Cleveland Cavaliers losing three of five games since the All-Star break. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Jordan Clarkson threw ball at Dario Saric for breaking unwritten NBA rule: Inside Cavaliers-76ers
Author: Joe Vardon
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Philadelphia's Dario Saric dunked in the open court with 12 seconds left and the Sixers headed for a win, so the Cavs' Jordan Clarkson hit him in the back with the ball.
"It was just part of the game," Clarkson said.
The Sixers beat the Cavs 108-97 on Thursday. When Saric went in for the dunk, Philadelphia was up eight and could run out the clock.
There's an unwritten rule in the NBA basically banning such a play. If you're ahead by multiple possessions, and it's your ball with one shot clock left, dribble out the clock and shake hands. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
More Daily Press Links:
- (3/2) Did Joel Embiid make free agency sales pitch to LeBron James on Twitter after 76ers made theirs on court? Cleveland.com
- (3/2) Cavaliers shoot way to another home loss, 108-97 to Sixers Cleveland.com
- (3/2) LeBron James, no surprise, Eastern Conference Player of the Month for February Cleveland.com
- (3/2) LBJ Named Player of the Month, Averages Triple-Double Cavs.com
- (3/2) Sixers Jump Out Early, Hold Off Cavs Late Cavs.com
- (3/2) Marla’s 42 shots from beyond the arc on Clarkson’s ejection, LeBron’s unplanned dazzler and Embiid’s interesting tweet Akron Beacon Journal
- (3/2) 76ers 108, Cavaliers 97: Offensive funk dooms Cavs as 11-game winning streak over 76ers snapped Akron Beacon Journal
- (3/2) Cavaliers notebook: J.R. Smith serves one-game suspension for detrimental conduct, but will regain starting spot, coach Tyronn Lue says Akron Beacon Journal
- (3/2) Sixers down Cavs, 108-97, showcase themselves for LeBron News-Herald
- (3/2) Busy Cavalier LeBron James stuffs another rumor News-Herald
- (3/2) Final Thoughts: Cavs have difficult choice to make … focus on winning now or later? The Atheltic
- (3/2) Cavaliers can't complete the process in loss to 76ers 108-97 Lake County Sentinel
- (3/2) Final Score: Cavaliers fall to 76ers 108-97 Fear The Sword
- (3/2) Simplicity, Effectiveness And Predictability: A Cavaliers Paradox 92.3 The Fan
- (3/2) Dribbles: No excuse for Cavs’ issues at home Amico Hoops
- (3/2) Buyout market dries up for Cavaliers Amico Hoops
- (3/2) Jordan Clarkson throws ball at Dario Saric after garbage-time dunk ESPN.com
- (3/2) Kevin Love Q&A: Cavs Star Claims His Piece of UCLA's 'Sacred Ground' SI.com
- (3/2) No Recruitment Necessary: Ben Simmons Is Philadelphia's Own LeBron in the Making Bleacher Report
- (3/2) Joel Embiid, 76ers Beat Cavs After LeBron James-to-Philadelphia Hype Dismissed Bleacher Report