Cleveland Cavaliers News – 2013 Cavaliers Updates
11/8/13 – Despite adding Andrew Bynum and top draft pick Anthony Bennett to the potent and exciting young core of third-year point guard and undisputed team leader Kyrie Irving, Dion Walters, Tristan Thompson, and Tyler Zeller, Cleveland Cavalier tickets have dropped 26% in price since last season on the secondary market, the biggest drop in ticket price in the NBA
. Averaging $103 to see a Cavs home game at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland residents might get the best deal this year on tickets. Statistically, the team has one of the top defenses in the league, holding opponents to .405 shooting and allowing just 91.3 points per game average, second-lowest in the league as of Wednesday. While Bennett has had a slow start, Cavs fans have welcomed significant contributions from free-agent acquisition Jarrett Jack and role player C.J. Miles.
8/26/13 - Led by All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers are in the position to compete for their first playoff berth since the departure of Lebron James. If 2013 #1 overall draft pick
Anthony Bennett can live up to his potential and free agent acquisition Andrew Bynum
can stay healthy, the Cavs will be one of the most promising, young teams in the Eastern Conference. Andrew Bynum spent 7 years in Los Angeles and helped the Lakers win 2 NBA titles. Due to injury, he did not play last season for Philly thus Bynum's return
to the Staples Center will be on January 14. The Cavs should also expect to benefit from the improvement of 21-year old Dion Waiters and 22-year old Tristan Thompson. Not surprisingly, the two most expensive home games at Quicken Loans Arena in 2013-14 are against Lebron’s NBA Champion Heat on 11/27 and 3/18.
Cleveland Cavaliers 2013 Season
After the highly publicized departure of franchise face LeBron James during the 2010 offseason, the Cleveland Cavaliers fell into a deep funk, from which they are only now beginning to rebuild from. This season, even though they are still among the leagues least successful teams, they are just one win shy of equaling their win total of last year's lockout-shortened season. Leading the way for the Cavs is guard Kyrie Irving; despite sitting out a few games recently with a nagging injury, he continues to be the team's leader in scoring, assists and steals. Center Anderson Varejao, a holdover from the LBJ era, continues to be a force in the middle, leading the squad in rebounding. Joining Varejao in the frontcourt are forwards Tristan Thompson and Alonzo Gee, while Dion Waiters, who is second on the Cavs in scoring, is Irving’s backcourt running mate. Support off the bench comes from guard C.J. Miles and center Tyler Zeller. Coach Byron Scott, despite the team’s on-court struggles, is working to give the Quicken Loans Arena
faithful reason to hope for the future of the franchise
Google searches for Cleveland Cavaliers tickets have declined significantly since King James left the team. The most expensive Cavs game will be the last in Quicken Loans Arena this season; it’s the matchup against James and the Miami Heat (4/15). Heat vs Cavs tickets in April are averaging $286, $78 more per ticket than when the two teams meet on 3/20. Other notable matchups remaining on the Cavs schedule: Brooklyn Nets (4/3), Boston Celtics (3/27), New York Knicks (4/12), and Philadelphia 76ers (3/29). Are you a displaced Cavs fan? Cleveland Cavs tickets are approximately 30% cheaper on the road.