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Daily News – December 14, 2016

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No Kyrie Irving, no problem for Cavs in 103-86 win over Grizzlies
Author: Joe Vardon

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cavs have shown they can’t win without LeBron James.

But they don’t seem to have that problem when Kyrie Irving doesn’t play.

Irving didn’t play for the first time this season Tuesday night and Cleveland won anyway, knocking off the Memphis Grizzlies 103-86.

How will the Cavs play without Irving, James, or Kevin Love? We’re about to find out. Coach Tyronn Lue said none of the Big 3 would even travel to Memphis for the rematch Wednesday.

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LeBron James ‘won’t buck’ Tyronn Lue on rest decision and J.R. Smith’s old routine helps find shot: Fedor’s five observations
Author: Chris Fedor

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers were in a similar position last year: playing at home against the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies.

And Memphis, missing four starters, somehow pulled the 106-103 upset.

That was the central theme of head coach Tyronn Lue’s pregame message Tuesday, reminding his team not to overlook the Grizzlies despite them being without reigning Western Conference Player of the Week Marc Gasol, point guard Mike Conley Jr. and free agent pickup Chandler Parsons.

Here are five observations:

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Memphis’ David Fizdale hints why LeBron James shouldn’t be a coach
Author: Joe Vardon

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The possibilities for LeBron James’ post-basketball life seem endless.

At 31 and with seemingly plenty of golden years left atop the NBA, the Cavs superstar is already the 39th richest entrepreneur with a net worth of $275 million, according to Forbes magazine.

But a former coach of James knows there’s one thing he probably won’t or shouldn’t do upon retirement, whenever that day comes.

James isn’t a coach.

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More Daily Press Links:

  • (12/14) LeBron James 39th richest entrepreneur under 40, Forbes says
  • (12/14) LeBron James on his role in Muhammad Ali documentary: ‘I’ve been a part of the process since the beginning’
  • (12/14) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Memphis Grizzlies, Game 24
  • (12/14) NBA All-Star game coming to Cleveland, perhaps by 2020, Cavaliers say
  • (12/14) Cavs Ground Grizzlies, Take Fifth Straight
  • (12/14) Cavaliers 103, Grizzlies 86: LeBron James, Kevin Love carry Cavs over Grizzlies as Kyrie Irving rests Akron Beacon Journal
  • (12/14) Cavs 103, Grizzlies 86; Jason Lloyd’s 29 thoughts on rest, rematches and LeBron-Fizdale Akron Beacon Journal
  • (12/14) Cavaliers notebook: NBA All-Star Game to return to Cleveland after Quicken Loans Arena’s extensive face-lift Akron Beacon Journal
  • (12/14) Cleveland Cavaliers rest Kyrie Irving, hammer Memphis Grizzlies News-Herald
  • (12/14) New Big Three for a night: J.R. Smith steps up his game with Kyrie Irving resting, helps LeBron James and Kevin Love lead way in Cavaliers win over Grizzlies Medina Gazette
  • (12/14) Cavaliers tame Grizzlies 103-86 Lake County Sentinel
  • (12/14) Cavaliers To Rest Stars In Memphis, Have No Apologies For Prioritizing Big Picture 92.3 The Fan
  • (12/14) Rest assured, Cavs control poor Grizzlies Amico Hoops
  • (12/14) Cavs coach Tyronn Lue opts to rest Big Three against Grizzlies on Wed.
  • (12/14) David Fizdale: LeBron James values perfection too much to be a coach
  • (12/14) LeBron James’ Net Worth: $275 Million In 2016 Forbes

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