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October 10, 2014 Updates

"LeBron is a dominant player so if he feels like something is not going his way, he's going to say something about it," Chalmers told Northeast Ohio Media Group. "For Kyrie, he's going to have to adjust to that and LeBron is going to have to adjust to Kyrie. It's going to be a different factor for Kyrie." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Chalmers refused to elaborate on what it was like when a furious James was approaching and you knew he wasn't coming to give a hug. "Man, that process is over and done with it," Chalmers said. "It's a fresh start, fresh team, new year." He then took it a step further and claimed to have amnesia. "I don't even remember, bro," he said. "Last year is in the past. This is a new year. New me. I'm not thinking about it." Cleveland Plain Dealer

October 9, 2014 Updates

It shouldn't be shocking to hear that LeBron James is still considered the best basketball player in the world, as 16 of 27 executives who took part in this USA TODAY Sports anonymous poll picked the Cleveland Cavaliers star who has four MVP awards and two titles to his credit. But that they would still start a rebuilding effort with the soon-to-be 30-year-old is revealing, a clear sign that they don't expect him to slow down anytime soon now that he's starting over again in his home state — especially now that he used a no-carbohydrates, no-sugar diet to shed more than 10 pounds in this latest offseason. USA Today Sports

“I want people to understand I’m a competitor and he’s on the other team, and I think he’d understand that and I understand that and that’s how it is now,” Bosh said. “There’s no hard feelings or anything if we’re both trying to win; he’s against us and that’s a matter of fact.” Bosh is transitioning from a role player back into a franchise cornerstone this season, and part of his mental preparation for that change has been a noticeable edge during the preseason. He’s not as laid back and casual as seasons past. Miami Herald

Kyrie Irving missed practice on Thursday and likely will not play Saturday when the Cavs face the Miami Heat in a preseason game in Brazil. Irving injured his right ankle when Anderson Varejao stepped on his foot at practice Tuesday before the team charter departed. X-rays and an MRI were negative and Irving felt well enough to compete in an NBA Cares community outreach event Thursday prior to Cavs practice. Akron Beacon Journal

Ethan J. Skolnick: Six Heat players & six Cavs players participated in the NBA Cares clinic. Irving, Love among them for Cavs, Deng, Chalmers for Heat Twitter @EthanJSkolnick

When asked if management had assured him he would be the starting two before Wiggins was shipped out, Waiters reverted back to being his honest, forthcoming self. "Of course," Waiters responded with a laugh. "I wasn't worried about nothing, man. It was going to be whatever it was going to be." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Some jabs were exchange back and forth, but nothing more. It'll definitely make the Cavaliers-Wizards games more appealing. Nonetheless, this is exactly the type of element Waiters prefers. He favors a raucous atmosphere; that's what gets him motivated. "Everything was too quiet so I had to stir up something with Washington," Waiters said. "People have been missing the action so I had to stir up something. You know me. But at the end of the day, I'm here. I'm ready. I'm ready for war. I was born ready. We're all ready." Cleveland Plain Dealer

The Cleveland Cavaliers unveiled their new alternate jerseys on Thursday, and they are pretty fire if I do say so myself. The navy with the yellow and red piping is strong, and I really like the “All for one. One for all.” detail in the bottom of the jersey. For The Win

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was sighted in Brazil wearing a walking boot on his right foot Wednesday but is not worried about the injury. "It's not serious," Irving told Northeast Ohio Media Group's Chris Haynes shortly after the news broke. "I will be fine. Just a little sprain." Cleveland Plain Dealer

October 8, 2014 Updates


It will be very hard to surpass the No. 1 player on the list – especially now that he's back..


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