CLEVELAND Teams

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Nance says wearing his dad's number a 'dream come true' (0:55)
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Clarkson pokes fun at Kuzma's fur coat (0:22)
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Windy: Cavs are excited for this team

ESPN NBA analyst Brian Windhorst explains why the Cavs are energized and ready for the 2nd half of the season, coming out of the All-Star break.

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How does the Cavs season end?

The Next Level looks ahead to the Cavs 2nd half of the season and with the new players, how the expect the season to end for the Wine and Gold.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

47% of respondents to a Seton Hall Sports poll released Thu. said pro athletes should use their fame to comment on social issues, 42% said no & 11% had no opinion. On Fox News' Laura Ingraham's "shut up and dribble" remark re: LeBron James & Kevin Durant, 46% disapproved & 25% approved. Among those who self-identified as African-American, 69% disapproved & 12% approved of her comment.

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Max: LeBron should admit why he likes current playoff structure (1:14)
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Rejuvenated Cavs destined for another playoff run (2:12)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Marcus Thornton will have a 10-Day amount of $46,080 but count towards the luxury tax at $83,129. The 10-Day amount will cost the Cavaliers an additional $353K in luxury tax costs. Cleveland now has a tax bill of $50.3M.

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LeBron doesn't want to tinker with playoff seeding (0:35)
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Lamar Jackson comments

Jerod Cherry joins Emmett Golden on The Insiders to react to Bill Polian's comments about Louisville QB Lamar Jackson's NFL future.