Player News - Cavaliers

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Larry Nance posted 15 points across 27 minutes in Friday's 112-89 victory on the road against the Grizzlies.

Nance hit 6-of-11 from the field while finishing a perfect 3-of-3 from the charity stripe. He also chipped in with eight rebounds, four steals, two assists and two blocked shots while turning it over just once. He is fitting in rather nicely in his old man's former digs, and this was his most complete game in four outings since coming over from the Los Angeles Lakers.
Feb 23 - 11:19 PM

Cedi Osman posted 10 points across 21 minutes in Friday's 112-89 victory in Memphis.

Osman was a very efficient 4-of-5 from the floor, including 2-of-3 from behind the 3-point arc, while chipping in with three rebounds, an assist, a steal and a blocked shot before being rested for chunks of the second half with his team holding a huge lead on the road. Osman is doing a good job, but the presence of Jordan Clarkson, Jeff Green, Rodney Hood and Larry Nance Jr. makes his fantasy outlook rather murky.
Feb 23 - 11:16 PM

George Hill ended up with 18 points over 34 minutes in Friday's win at Memphis, tying LeBron James for the team high in scoring.

Hill hit 5-of-11 from the field, and he was 7-of-8 from the free-throw line. Unlike James, however, Hill wasn't able to post a triple-double. In fact, he wasn't even close. He added just two rebounds, one assist and one steal, although his three blocked shots were certainly a nice bump for fantasy owners.
Feb 23 - 11:14 PM

Jordan Clarkson (face) was able to return to Friday's game in Memphis and finish with 14 points over 20 minutes.

Clarkson suffered a right eye laceration in the first half and he needed stitches to close a gash. He was able to return and play a good chunk of the fourth quarter with the team well ahead and resting the starting five. It appears Clarkson should be fine for Sunday's nationally-televised game against the Spurs and then beyond.
Feb 23 - 11:12 PM

LeBron James finished with 18 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists and a steal over 37 minutes in Friday's 112-89 win at Memphis.

It was the 11th double-double of the season for The King, who has played in every game so far this season. "I just think being the leader of this team, I don't think he thinks he can take games off, because, you know, guys being hurt and going through a rough patch, and now new guys coming," Lue said. "So, I think he's trying to lead and lead by example. I think we still got to be smart about the situation, but (the training staff) says he feels good."
Source: ESPN
Feb 23 - 11:05 PM

Jordan Clarkson (face) is probable to return on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

He suffered a right eye laceration in the first half and needed stitches. He's listed as probable, but we'd be surprised if he didn't come back in.
Feb 23 - 9:19 PM

Jordan Clarkson was quiet on Thursday with nine points, two rebounds, two assists and one turnover in 17 minutes vs. the visiting Wizards.

Starting PG George Hill logged 31 minutes tonight and Clarkson was strictly deployed as his backup, which isn't what fantasy owners want to see. If he doesn't earn minutes at SG it will be hard to justify holding him in 12-team leagues, but a bit of patience is warranted as coach Ty Lue sorts out his rotations. We'll keep a close eye on Clarkson's minutes during games this Friday (at Memphis) and Sunday (vs. San Antonio).
Feb 22 - 11:18 PM

Rodney Hood played 27 minutes off the bench on Thursday but scored only eight points with two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers.

Hood didn't have any defensive stats and he didn't get the free-throw line, but the playing time was encouraging. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue went with a true 10-man rotation tonight, and Hood was the only bench player to log more than 19 minutes. He's not a particularly well-rounded fantasy option, but has been active enough offensively with the Cavs to hold in most fantasy scenarios.
Feb 22 - 11:17 PM

George Hill played 31 minutes on Thursday but couldn't get it going offensively, scoring six points on 2-of-10 shooting with an 0-of-4 mark from downtown.

Hill added three rebounds, three assists and one steal, while committing three turnovers. The minutes were solid and Hill has a respectable 20.9 usage rate in Cleveland, but he's erasing his fantasy value with awful shooting and nearly as many turnovers (2.0) as assists (2.7). He should improve as he gains familiarity with his new teammates.
Feb 22 - 11:16 PM

LeBron James racked up 32 points, nine rebounds, eight assists and two steals in a tough loss vs. the Wizards on Thursday.

LBJ sank 13-of-18 field goals tonight, with one 3-pointer, but that was the extent of the Cavs' offensive efficiency -- his teammates shot a combined 29-of-66 from the field (43.9%). Cleveland's revamped lineup had won five straight prior to this loss, but the No. 3 seed Cavs are still just 2.5 games ahead of the No. 6 seed Bucks. With home-court advantage in the playoffs at stake, LeBron's fantasy value looks rock-solid.
Feb 22 - 11:16 PM

The Cavaliers are signing G Marcus Thornton to a 10-day contract.

The 6'4" guard has been playing in the G League for the Canton Charge this season, averaging 18.8 points, 3.5 triples, 3.0 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocks in 36.0 minutes. Even if he manages to earn some minutes, he won't be a fantasy asset.
Feb 21 - 8:02 PM

LeBron James led his All-Star team to a spirited win on Sunday with 29 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, four 3-pointers and one steal in a game-high 31 minutes.

LeBron earned All-Star MVP honors and his team played surprisingly aggressive defense down the stretch, including a suffocating double-team against Stephen Curry at the end of regulation. In the process, LeBron passed Oscar Robertson for fifth-most assists in All-Star game history, and he's just two assists behind Bob Cousy. King James wasn't messing around tonight, and we can only hope this sets the tone for future All-Star games.
Feb 18 - 11:47 PM

Rodney Hood hit 5-of-10 shots and four more 3-pointers for 14 points, two rebounds and two steals in 24 minutes off the Cavs bench in Tuesday's 120-112 win over the Thunder.

Hood's averaging 14.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 3.5 3-pointers in his two games for the Cavs, and is going to be a key spot-up shooter from deep for the new-look Cavs. He may not have many assists, steals or blocks for his new teams, but he should score and hit a ton of 3-pointers, giving him some value in most fantasy leagues.
Feb 13 - 11:31 PM

Jordan Clarkson hit 6-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 14 points, three rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

Clarkson scored 17 on Sunday and is averaging 15.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 3-pointers in his two Cavs games. He's going to play both backup point guard and shooting guard, and just might be able to maintain his value in Cleveland. He's in wait-and-see mode for now.
Feb 13 - 11:24 PM

Larry Nance hit 5-of-10 shots and 3-of-6 free throws for 13 points, nine rebounds, two assists, a steal and three blocks in 25 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

Nance is going to play a lot of power forward and center for the Cavs, especially with Kevin Love out. He's giving the Cavs a much-needed defensive presence and it looks like he'll be worth owning across the board. He was much better tonight than in his Cleveland debut and is returning eighth- or ninth-round fantasy value on the season.
Feb 13 - 11:22 PM


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