The Cleveland Cavaliers became of part of the NBA in 1970 as an expansion team.
Over the years, the Cavs have had their highs and lows. Their highs included three
Central Division Championships in 1976, 2009 and 2010. During these years,
Cleveland Cavaliers tickets were highly sought after.
The first division title was made with the help of Nate Thurmond. The coach, Bill
Fitch, received the Coach of the Year Award that year. However, following that year,
there were several years of hardships for the team. By the year 1986, the Cavs had
players like Brad Daugherty, who was a five-time NBA All Star, Mark Price, Ron
Harper and Larry Nance. With a coach named Lenny Wilkens, any Cleveland
Cavaliers tickets purchased allowed you to witness 8 playoff seasons in 9 years.
After that playoff streak came to an end, another period of lows for the Cavaliers fell
upon the team. Excitement returned with the purchase of Cleveland Cavaliers
tickets when the Cavs drafted a player named LeBron James.
LeBron truly brought high-flying skills to the Cavaliers’ games. However, one thing
Lebron never brought to Cleveland was an NBA championship. Although they made
it to the NBA Finals in 2007, the exciting season ended in a thump when the Cavs
were swept in the finals. The Cavs had another brief and futile play-off appearance
the following year. So close but yet so far—- left the fans itching for a championship.
However the big question was will Lebron even return to the team?
12-6-13: Although the Cavaliers lost their fifth game in a row on Friday at Boston, they bounced back with two important victories at home. Cleveland had yet another strong showing on the second night of a back-to-back, as they defeated the Chicago Bulls on Saturday. Then on Wednesday, the rested Cavaliers won by double digits to snap the Denver Nuggets’ seven-game winning streak. In addition, this is the first time this season that Cleveland has won two straight games. For a team that was reportedly shopping Dion Waiters a week ago, the Cavaliers might finally be settling into the 2013-14 season.
11-28-13: The disgruntled Cavalier locker room can’t seem to right the ship, as they have now lost four games in a row and seven of their last eight. Cleveland, now 4-11 on the season, is also facing issues with former number four pick Dion Waiters who is firmly on the proverbial trading block. Cleveland’s issues at the SF position have spurred rumors of Waiters going to Chicago for Luol Deng, New York for Iman Shumpert and to Philadelphia for Evan Turner.
11-22-13: After a players only meeting and a media-created “Where in the world is Dion Waiters” story, things aren’t quite going on the uptick that Cavs fans expected. Sitting at 4-8 on the season and losing four of their last five games, rumblings are already being created in Cleveland that a move needs to be made. Is Kyrie a leader? Is Bynum alive? Will Anthony Bennett ever make a shot? After Wednesday night’s loss to the Wizards, Mike Brown publicly called his team out saying that the only player that competed on the night was Matthew Dellavedova – an undrafted rookie, on a team filled with top lottery picks. Did we mention that Anthony Bennett is shooting 5-37 on the season? Yeah.
11-15-13: After a solid 3-2 start, the Cavs have dipped in their play in week three, dropping to just 3-6 with two straight losses leading into Friday night. After an intense win over the Philadelphia 76ers in a game that yielded 252 combined points, Cleveland got shut down on offense by the Bulls and simply couldn’t keep up with the Timberwolves. In addition, Cleveland endured a minor injury scare involving star point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving would end up being OK, however, and with center Andre Bynum slowly working his way into shape, the Cavs are looking ahead with optimism.
11-8-13: Despite getting almost nothing out of their two new prized bigs, free agent acquisition Andrew Bynum and #1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett, the Cavs are still 2-3 and playing competitive basketball. With wins over the Nets and Timberwolves on their resume through their first five games, it looks like the Cavaliers have some real upside with star point guard Kyrie Irving leading the way. And if Bynum and Bennett ever feel like living up to the hype, the Cavs might even start thinking seriously about the playoffs.
11-1-13: After missing the playoffs each of the last three seasons, the Cavaliers have a new coach and new confidence. Mike Brown is ready to instill a winning attitude in Cleveland. Health will determine the Cavaliers’ chances, as they will be depending on Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Anderson Varejao and Andrew Bynum. Near the end of the preseason, Cleveland also made some roster moves. They waived four players to trim the roster for the regular season. In addition, the Cavaliers are shaping their core of players after exercising the fourth-year contract options on Irving and Tristan Thompson as well as the third-year options on Waiters and Tyler Zeller.
10-18-13: Kyrie Irving is one of the up and coming players in the NBA and has a very bright future ahead of him as long as the injury bug doesn’t bite him. The Cavaliers have played very good basketball this preseason which has led them to a 3-1 record, in their last game Irving was able to score 12 of his 15 points in the third quarter before being pulled. The Cavs have four games remaining in the preseason:
- October 19 vs Indiana
- October 21 vs Philadelphia
- October 23 vs Washington
- October 24 @ Charlotte
8-23-13: While the pain of losing LeBron James may never subside, Cavs fans once again have a team to be proud of. With Kyrie Irving blossoming into a superstar and Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson and first overall pick Anthony Bennett ready to support, Cleveland is likely bound for a return trip to the playoffs this year. The ultimate free agency steal was signing Andrew Bynum to two-year, $25M contract with just $6M guaranteed. If Bynum returns to the player he was last season, Cleveland could make a serious leap into contention in a suddenly top-heavy Eastern Conference.
LeBron and the Miami Heat will make their boo-filled return to Cleveland on Wednesday, November 27th and again on Tuesday, March 18th. Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls visit Cleveland on a Saturday night on November 30th before making their final trip into Cavs territory on Wednesday, January 22nd. Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets will show up ready to battle with Bynum on Saturday March 22nd.
Key Home Games:
- October 30th – Brooklyn Nets
- November 27th – Miami Heat
- December 7th – L.A. Clippers
- January 5th – Indiana Pacers
- February 5th – L.A. Lakers
8-22-13: The Cavs have signed top draft pick Anthony Bennett to his guaranteed rookie deal. It's not known exactly what he'll make, but the deal can be worth up to $22.8 million over four seasons.
7-10-13: The Cavaliers and Andrew Bynum have agreed on a two-year deal. The deal includes $6 million of $12 million guaranteed in year one and a team option for the 2014-15 season for $12.5M.
7-1-13: In what was a huge surprise for the first overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft The Cleveland Cavaliers selected power forward Anthony Bennett From UNLV. Coming off recent shoulder surgery Many analysts were not sure How this would affect his draft status. Apparently the Cavs were not worried. Bennett is an explosive forward with a wingspan of 7-1. This is the second year in a row the Cleveland Cavaliers have selected the first overall pick in the NBA draft And according to their owner Dan Gilbert he hopes this is the last year they're in the lottery. Anthony Bennett should make a good pair with the backcourt of Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters. Last year the Cavaliers one only 24 Games. Tickets at Cavaliers games average $69 last year And with the rebuilding process continuing with the addition of Anthony Bennett It would be no surprises to see an increase in average ticket prices for Cavs home games.
6-28-13: Cavaliers 2013 Draft Summary
Round 1, Pick 1: PF Anthony Bennett, UNLV.
Round 1, Pick 19: SF Sergey Karasev, Russia.
Round 2, Pick 1: SG Allen Crabbe, Cal.
Round 2, Pick 3: SG Caririck Felix, Arizona State.
6-12-13: Kyrie Irving had a sensational year. Averaging over 22 points per game, the all-star point guard is rising toward the top of the league in terms of point guards. To put it simply, the man needs some help. Fortunately for Kyrie and co. help might just be on the way. The Cavs will select number one overall and again in the 19th slot. This year’s draft is not overly loaded with talent but with two picks within the top 20 they should find quality players ready to contribute. Already on the roster is shooting guard Dion Waiters, who if healthy, can be a consistent number two option for the Cavs offense.
2-27-13: Behind all-star guard Kyrie Irving the Cavs have had some signature wins despite a rough season in the last place. Although Cleveland has struggled since LeBron James left, the future is bright as long as they have Kyrie in it. At 20-38 the Cavs will next face the LA Clippers in Cleveland followed by the Knicks at home as well. Kyrie has averaged great numbers night in and night out, putting up over 23 points and 5 assists per game. Cleveland should be expected to continue to add talented youth to their roster using this year’s draft to help them. Headed for the lottery once again should enable them to get a high pick and flip it into a talented young player who can join their productive youth movement.
11-26-12: The cavs are yet another young team who will be missing their best player for a good amount of time. Kyrie Irving, the team’s all-star point guard is out with a broken finger. It would be safe to assume this team is headed toward the lottery once again as they continue to rebuild.