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Daily News – December 23, 2016

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What about Tyson Chandler as an option for Cavs’ bench? Hey, Joe!
Author: Joe Vardon

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Happy holidays! Do you have a Cavs question that you’d like to have answered in Hey, Joe? Submit it here or tweet him @joevardon.

Hey, Joe: Is it too far fetched to think the Cavs have a shot at getting Tyson Chandler over in Phoenix? He’s 34 but is having one of the best seasons of his career. He would easily fill the big man void we have and would also help solidify our (shaky at times) pick and roll defense. I think it’s a match made in heaven but does it work out financially? — Louie, Jacksonville

Hey, Louie: Yes, it is too far fetched. Or close to it. As you mentioned, Chandler is 34. His salary this year is $12.4 million and he has two years on his contract after this one. The Cavs have no interest in using their limited trade assets on Chandler, who is indeed shooting a career-high 70.3 percent from the field this season while averaging 7.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. The 7-1 center would not start over Tristan Thompson or Kevin Love, nor would Cleveland play him over Channing Frye off the bench most nights. If the Suns choose to buy Chandler out of his contract later this season, then, yes, the Cavs would consider signing him to a league minimum as insurance for their frontcourt.

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Can Kevin Durant deliver LeBron James a true rival for Christmas? Doug Lesmerises
Author: Doug Lesmerises

CLEVELAND, Ohio — This is the time of year when we all force things. Yes, you’re desperate, but are you sure your sister wants earmuffs as a gift?

So what do you get the basketball player who has everything?

LeBron James brought Cleveland a championship, which was the greatest gift he ever could have given himself. He has teammates and a coach he loves and fans that adore him. He’s a businessman, a family man and a cultural icon.

Anyone have ideas for him? We were thinking of giving him Kevin Durant, whether he wants him or not.

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#CavsNets Game Preview – December 23, 2016
Author: Staff Report

Game Summary

The Cavaliers continue their three-game homestand on Friday night when they face the Brooklyn Nets. Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. (ET).

The Wine and Gold are an Eastern Conference-best 21-6 this season having won three straight games including eight of their last nine.

During their current three-game winning streak, the Cavs have scored at least 110 points in each contest, including their 113-102 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night at The Q. Cleveland is 14-0 when they reach 110 points this season.

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