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The 2007-08 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the 38th season of NBA basketball in Cleveland, Ohiomarker. The Cavaliers were the defending Eastern Conference champions.

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Off-season

The Cavs had a good regular season, adding some good players, but the Cavs ended up losing to Boston 4–3 in the Conference Semifinals after beating the Wizards 4–2. The Cavs would add Mo Williams next season to add finals hope.

Free agents

Player Former team
Devin Brown New Orleans Hornets
Dwayne Jones Cleveland Cavaliers
Player New team
Scott Pollard Boston Celtics


Trades



September 29, 2007

To Cleveland Cavaliers
Cedric Simmons
To New Orleans Hornets
David Wesley and cash considerations


Draft picks

Cleveland did not have a draft pick in the 2007 NBA Draft due to trades from previous seasons.







Roster

Depth chart

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Žydrūnas Ilgauskas Anderson Varejão Dwayne Jones Lance Allred
PF Ben Wallace Joe Smith
SF LeBron James Sasha Pavlović
SG Devin Brown Wally Szczerbiak Billy Thomas
PG Delonte West Daniel Gibson Damon Jones Eric Snow


Regular season

Season standings

Playoffs

Game log

Player stats

Regular season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
3 0 3.3 .250 .000 .500 .3 .0 .00 .00 1.0
78 20 22.6 .409 .308 .754 3.4 2.2 .67 .09 7.5
5 0 2.4 .333 .000 .000 .2 .2 .00 .20 .4
58 26 30.4 .432 .440 .810 2.3 2.5 .81 .24 10.4
73 73 30.4 .474 .000 .802 9.3 1.4 .47 1.64 14.1
75 74 40.4 .484 .315 .712 7.9 7.2 1.84 1.08 30.0
67 3 19.9 .416 .417 .714 1.1 1.9 .28 .01 6.5
56 0 8.4 .532 .000 .483 2.5 .2 .18 .45 1.4
51 45 23.3 .362 .298 .688 2.5 1.6 .57 .12 7.4
27 1 21.5 .512 .000 .652 5.0 .7 .33 .59 8.1
22 5 13.9 .158 .000 .455 .9 1.9 .45 .18 1.0
25 1 22.2 .359 .365 .878 3.2 1.4 .36 .28 8.2
7 0 4.9 .286 .308 .000 .3 .0 .14 .00 1.7
48 13 27.5 .461 .000 .598 8.3 1.1 .77 .54 6.7
22 22 26.3 .457 .000 .432 7.4 .6 .86 1.68 4.2
26 26 31.0 .440 .367 .788 3.7 4.5 1.12 .73 10.3
*Statistics include only games with the Cavaliers

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
8 0 11.5 .265 .294 .667 2.4 1.1 .25 .00 4.1
11 0 25.8 .449 .452 .714 1.7 2.5 .64 .18 9.0
13 13 30.2 .479 .000 .818 7.5 1.6 .38 1.08 13.1
13 13 42.5 .411 .257 .731 7.8 7.6 1.77 1.31 28.2
5 0 5.2 .200 .286 .000 .0 .2 .00 .00 1.2
5 0 4.0 .500 .000 .500 1.2 .0 .00 .20 .6
8 0 13.9 .385 .444 .667 1.3 .1 .25 .00 3.5
13 0 20.2 .486 .000 .636 4.6 .5 .38 .54 6.6
13 13 28.8 .376 .323 .929 1.8 1.5 .15 .08 10.8
3 0 2.7 .500 .500 .000 .3 .3 .33 .00 1.0
13 0 18.5 .407 .000 .429 5.2 .7 .62 .08 4.1
13 13 23.4 .515 .000 .350 6.5 1.2 .62 1.08 3.2
13 13 34.8 .400 .429 .854 3.3 4.2 1.15 .46 10.8


Awards, records and milestones

Awards

















Records

Milestones

  • On December 17, 2007 LeBron James became the youngest NBA player to score 9,000 points.


  • On February 11, 2008 Drew Gooden grabbed his 2,500th rebound as a Cavalier. Gooden is the 9th Cavalier to reach that milestone.


  • On February 11, 2008 Larry Hughes scored his 2,000th point as a Cavalier. Hughes is the 44th Cavalier to reach that milestone.


  • On February 13, 2008 Žydrūnas Ilgauskas blocked his 1,100th shot as a Cavalier. Ilgauskas is the 2nd Cavalier to reach that milestone.


  • On February 20, 2008 Zydrunas Ilgauskas scored his 9,000th point as a Cavalier. Ilgauskas is the 6th Cavalier to reach that milestone.


  • On February 20, 2008 LeBron James played his 15,000th minute as a Cavalier. James is the 8th Cavalier to reach that milestone.


  • On February 22, 2008 Zydrunas Ilgauskas grabbed his 2,000th offensive rebound as a Cavalier. Ilgauskas is the team leader in offensive rebounds.


  • On February 22, 2008 Damon Jones hit is 300th three pointer as a Cavalier. Jones is the 6th Cavalier to reach that milestone.


  • On February 22, 2008 LeBron James grabbed his 2,500th rebound as a Cavalier. James is the 10th Cavalier to reach that milestone.


  • On February 27, 2008 LeBron James became the youngest NBA player to score 10,000 points.


  • On March 19, 2008 LeBron James dished his 2,500th assist as a Cavalier. James is the 2nd Cavalier to reach that milestone.


  • On March 26, 2008 Žydrūnas Ilgauskas grabbed his 5,000th rebound as a Cavalier. Ilgauskas is the 2nd Cavalier to reach that milestone.


  • On March 29, 2008 LeBron James made his 500th three point shot as a Cavalier. James is the 4th Cavalier to reach that milestone.


All-Star



  • Daniel Gibson participated in the 2008 Three Point Contest on February 16, 2008 and finished in second place.


  • LeBron James started the 2008 All-Star Game on February 17, 2008 and was named the MVP.


Transactions

The Cavaliers have been involved in the following transactions during the 2007-08 season.

Trades



February 21, 2008

To Cleveland Cavaliers
Ben Wallace, Wally Szczerbiak, Joe Smith, Delonte West, a 2009 second round pick and a $1.7 mil trade exception
To Chicago Bulls
Larry Hughes, Drew Gooden, Cedric Simmons and Shannon Brown.
To Seattle Supersonics
Ira Newble, Donyell Marshall and Adrian Griffin.


*Note: This is the largest trade in Cleveland Cavaliers history.

Free Agents

Player Former team
Sasha Pavlović Cleveland Cavaliers
Anderson Varejão Cleveland Cavaliers
Billy Thomas Colorado 14ers
Kaniel Dickens Colorado 14ers
Lance Allred Idaho Stampede
Player New team
Demetris Nichols Chicago Bulls


References

  1. 2007 1st round pick traded to Boston for Jiri Welsch http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=1998808
  2. Tony Battie and two future 2nd round picks traded to Orlando for Drew Gooden, Steven Hunter and the rights to Anderson Varejão. http://www.nba.com/magic/news/MAGIC_ACQUIRE_TONY_BATTIE_PIC-114607-66.html
  3. James and Parker Earn Weekly Honors, NBA.com, November 26, 2007.
  4. LeBron James Named NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week - NBA.com.
  5. Yao Ming, LeBron James Named Players of the Month, NBA.com, February 1, 2008.
  6. Mike Brown, Byron Scott Named Coaches of the Month, NBA.com, February 1, 2008.
  7. LeBron James Named NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week - NBA.com.
  8. Kobe Bryant, LeBron James Named Players of the Month, NBA.com, March 3, 2008.
  9. LeBron Reaches 9,000 in Cavs' Victory Over Bucks, Associated Press, December 17, 2007.
  10. LeBron Makes History in Boston "D" Party


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