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Before the Cavs hosted Toronto on Tuesday night, Varejao reluctantly re-visited those inglorious days. He initially declined an interview request, but after some polite prodding, the affable Brazilian shared a few thoughts on what it's like to go nearly two months without a win. "I don't really want to talk about it," he said, standing in the hallway outside Cleveland's locker room. "It's just something I really don't think about. The way it happened, to us, every game we had a chance to win. It wasn't like everyone was blowing us out. We had a lot of injuries and that's all that I can really remember, we had a lot of injuries. We had a lot of games that we had a good chance to win and we didn't. "It's just tough when you do everything right and you compete to win and it doesn't happen." USA Today Sports

March 26, 2014 Updates

Kyrie Irving stood on the far side of the court launching jump shots long after the Cavaliers shootaround ended on Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. The All-Star point guard, still a week away from having his strained left biceps re-examined, spent most of the session riding an exercise bike but did some court work and running after most of his teammates departed. Though it looked like progress, Brown cautioned observers not to read too much into it. Basically, the right-handed Irving is improving because he has had some time to heal since suffering the injury against the Clippers on March 16 in Los Angeles. "He's getting closer but he's not playing tonight,'' Brown said. Cleveland Plain Dealer

March 21, 2014 Updates

Former Duke star Seth Curry signed a 10-day contract with the Cavaliers on Friday morning, according to an NBA source. The Cavs, plagued by injuries, are intrigued by Curry's shooting ability combined with Dion Waiters' and Jarrett Jack's ability to create shots. Cleveland Plain Dealer

Dion Waiters was waiting for Mike Brown in his office after the coach finished with his postgame press conference Thursday. The two chatted with the door closed for a few minutes. No idea what the meeting was about, but Waiters took responsibility for the Cavs’ inability to rebound affectively. You’d think that would fall on the center who failed to grab a rebound during his first 25 minutes on the floor, but Waiters took the blame after grabbing two in 41 minutes. Akron Beacon Journal

“I have to get back down there and help the bigs rebound. I can’t always depend on them to get the rebounds. I take blame for that tonight,” he said. “As guards, we have to rebound too and I don’t think my focus was as good as it should’ve been on rebounding.” He can blame himself for rebounding if he’d like, but Waiters was terrific scoring the ball on a night they really needed it. This was his third career 30-point game and second this season. His other one came in that embarrassing loss at Atlanta. In fact, the Cavs have lost in all three games Waiters has scored 30 points or more. Akron Beacon Journal

March 19, 2014 Updates

This December, another fan told current Cavs star Kyrie Irving not to leave town. And just two weeks ago, another fan approached Kyrie before getting taken down by security. Apparently the crew is getting better at stopping fans before anything too dangerous can happen. They're getting so good, in fact, that the latest planned court-storming was stopped before it could even start. At around 7:55 local time, a fan sitting courtside tweeted that he would go on the court if he received 1000 retweets. He even added photos to prove it. Yahoo! Sports

LeBron James has fielded very few free agency questions this year after making clear he did not intend to answer them. He got a predictable one, though, tonight in Cleveland before scoring 43 points in the Heat’s 100-96 win. “Right now it’s too hard for me to think about,” he said. “We have 18 games to gear up for a no-sleep two months, hopefully. For me to take my mind somewhere else when I know what’s on its way [the playoffs] is almost impossible.” Palm Beach Post

(LeBron James) also was asked if he wants his No. 23 jersey retired in Cleveland. The short answer is yes. “That’s not for me to be concerned about,” he said. “At the end of the day, all pro athletes dream about it. It means you were able to be successful on and off the court. So we’ll see.” Palm Beach Post

March 18, 2014 Updates

So it was on the night of the 2011 lottery, when former Timberwolves general manager David Kahn bristled at the sight of the Cavs' winning the No. 1 pick (and Duke's Kyrie Irving). "This league has a habit, and I am just going to say habit," Kahn told reporters, "of producing some pretty incredible storylines." Then he pointed to how, the year before, the widow of late Wizards owner Abe Pollin had curiously shown up on the night Washington won No. 1 (and Kentucky's John Wall). And how, on this night, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert had his 14-year-old son, Nick, who suffers from neurofibromatosis, by his side. When he saw Gilbert's son, Kahn concluded, "we were done." Kahn later swore that he was joking, but it was too late: A familiar public message had been sent. The soap opera had started anew. "There have been so many instances of what I would call, as a lawyer, 'the equity of the situation working itself out,'" Falk tells me, referring to how often ostensibly ideal outcomes become actual ones. "And if you hooked owners up to a lie detector, they would admit to thinking that too." ESPN.com

March 17, 2014 Updates
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LeBron James is the undisputed No. 1 in the ranking with two legends from the teams that always lost to Chicago right behind him.

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