Cavs Notes: Irving, Sims, Gilbert

February 3 at 6:43pm CDT By Zach Links

This was supposed to be a bright year for Cleveland but things have not gone their way so far this season.  Key pickup Andrew Bynum was supposed to give the Cavs a much needed presence in the frontcourt but his stay was unremarkable to say the least.  There was optimism when Bynum was shipped out for Luol Deng, but weeks later things are still in disarray in Cleveland.  The latest on the Cavs..

  • Everyone wants to know if Kyrie Irving will leave the Cavs, but Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders feels that his only decision will be whether to re-sign in black or blue ink.
  • Henry Sims, who made the Cavs roster on a non-guaranteed deal out of camp, is seeing time in the absence of Anderson Varejao, writes Jodie Valade of the Plain Dealer.  “He brings some toughness and length,” Brown said. “The ability to change and block some shots. He’s a little bit better offensively than what he’s shown. He hasn’t played a lot of games so it’s tough getting the speed of the game and getting his timing down. But I like his potential.”
  • Bill Livingston of the Plain Dealer says it’s time for Cavs owner and comic sans lover Dan Gilbert to step up and lead.  Livingston also questions the wisdom of re-hiring Mike Brown, a move that was likely made in part to entice LeBron James to come back to Cleveland.
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