Cavs forward Kevin Love has been ruled out for the Eastern Conference semifinals against the winner of the Bulls/Bucks series after suffering a dislocated shoulder and torn labrum.
The Cavs released the following statement last night:
Cleveland guard J.R. Smith also has been suspended two games for the hit he issued to Jae Crowder. That swing earned Smith a flagrant 2 by the refs and automatic ejection from the game. Also, Cavs reserve big man and enforcer Kendrick Perkins was issued a $15K.
- Indians outfielder Nick Swisher is one step closer to returning to the big club. Swisher will join Class AAA Columbus in Rochester, N.Y. to continue his recovery from double knee surgery. Swisher will DH Tuesday and play right field Wednesday. He'll take Thursday off and play right field on consecutive days Friday and Saturday. Swisher is expected to return to the Tribe next week.
- The Browns have reportedly have had talks with Washington over the past week about potentially moving up to the 5th pick. They’ve touched base with most Top 10 teams in this years draft.
- University of Central Florida Breshad Perriman had dinner last night in Orlando with General Manager Ray Farmer and other Browns executives. Perriman is 6’2” 215lbs and runs a 4.26 40 yard dash. In addition to visits Devante Parker and Amare Cooper and dinner with Breshad Perriman in Orlando, the Browns met with West Virginia receiver Kevin White the night before his pro day.
- The NCAA is considering changing the game shot clock from 35 seconds to 30 seconds. It's a minor step in improving gameplay, but definitely a step in the right direction.