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March 22, 2015 Updates

He is no longer wearing a protective boot, but he's not quite ready to perform intense workouts. Even if he was dead set on returning to action this season, he says he wouldn't know what date he would target, a sign that it was never a realistic possibility. If his condition improves, he could begin to join the team on road trips, particularly in the playoffs. At this point he just wants to be as close to the team as possible. "I miss playing, but I'm happy we're winning," he said. "That helps." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kaun added that Timofey Mozgov's presence at Cavs is not an additional motivation, but a bonus - “it would be fun to play alongside my countryman”. Sportando

As a bonus, in case he needs the pick-me-up, Nash can console himself with the knowledge that at least one pretty good basketball team still covets his services. League sources told ESPN.com earlier this month that LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers -- who happen to have two of the biggest Nash admirers on Earth in their front office in David Griffin and former teammate Raja Bell -- let it be known to longtime Nash agent Bill Duffy that they would love to give the old man a whirl as a short-minute backup to Kyrie Irving if Nash wanted to seek a buyout after the trade deadline from whoever had him at that point. No chance, though. He only wanted to come back -- and go out -- as a Laker. ESPN.com

Why does David Blatt not expand his rotation a bit? I’ve been shocked Perkins doesn’t play more. 
@Solano_56 I wrote when they acquired him that Kendrick Perkins was simply an insurance policy. He’s that break-glass-in-case-of-emergency big at the end of the bench. He was never brought here with the intent of playing heavy minutes based at least in part on the fact the Thunder struggled this season when he was on the court. There are moments Perkins is valuable, but overall, he won’t be part of the rotation unless there is an injury or foul trouble. Akron Beacon Journal

March 21, 2015 Updates

LeBron James: Congrats to my brothers @kevinlove @KyrieIrving @RealTristan13 @matthewdelly on clinching a playoff spot lastnight for 1st time in their careers. It's an amazing feet and u guys should know that. Don't take that moment for granted and I'm happy I'm apart of you guys first. Twitter @KingJames

An hour before every game Cavaliers' backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova has routine of sipping on a cup of steaming hot coffee. Not Gatorade, not Powerade, not water, but coffee. He drinks black coffee, to be exact. No sugar, no cream. Nothing. "It gets me going. It's something I've always done," Dellavedova told Northeast Ohio Media Group. "Before competition it helps improves athletic performance, focus and all those type of things." Cleveland Plain Dealer

March 20, 2015 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers have assigned guard Joe Harris to the Canton Charge, the Cavaliers exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League team, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. NBA.com

LeBron James did not attend shootaround Friday morning due to an illness and is questionable for tonight's home game against the Indiana Pacers. Coincidentally the last game James missed was in Indiana on Feb. 27, a game Head Coach David Blatt chose to rest him and the Cavaliers ended up losing 93-86. Indiana leads the season-series 2-1. Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced they have assigned rookie guard Joe Harris to the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League. In recent months, the 6-foot-6 wing has been up and down to the team's D-League affiliate at a rapid pace. Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Atlanta Hawks, by contrast, are running away with the East's No. 1 seed despite playing only three such games to date. LeBron James' Cleveland Cavaliers, meanwhile, had only played four games with a one-night rest edge heading into Thursday night's schedule. ESPN.com

March 19, 2015 Updates

"I feel like I'm the secret weapon," Haywood said facetiously. "My mindset is that the coaching staff doesn't want to let the other coaches in the league have film on me. So when the playoffs come along, they're going to unveil the secret weapon and they're not going to know what hit them. They're never going to see it coming. Me included." That's classic Haywood. He always has a knack for implementing humor into a difficult situation. The center hasn't played in almost a month, but you couldn't tell by his demeanor. He's typically upbeat and comical. I approached him and said I wanted to write a story on how professional he has been in handling constant sitting even though the Cavaliers continue to blow out opponents. "Man, I don't know if like this story," he said with a laugh. "I don't know if I like where this is headed." Cleveland Plain Dealer


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