Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Cavaliers welcome James back in 102-95 win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The LeBron James formula remains. When he plays, the Cleveland Cavaliers win more often than not. When he's out, so are they. James scored 24 points upon return from his bout with strep throat and the Cavaliers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 102-95 on Monday night. James..." February 27

  • Andrew Bogut negotiating 76ers release, wants to join Cavs

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers have emerged as the favorite to sign veteran center Andrew Bogut provided he can negotiate his release from the Philadelphia 76ers by Wednesday, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN on Sunday that Bogut's agent, David Bauman, and the Sixers remain in active..." February 27

  • Bulls take advantage of James' absence against Cavs

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Sure, the Chicago Bulls have mopped the floor with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season. Then again, the Cavs missed three All-Stars and two or three starters in their last two losses to Chicago, including Saturday night's 117-99 defeat. LeBron James, Kevin Love and J.R..." February 26

  • Andrew Bogut can help the Cavs against his former Warriors

    CBS Sports "Soon-to-be free agent Andrew Bogut is expected to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers after his buyout with the Philadelphia 76ers is complete, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs were also reportedly interested in adding him. If this happens, the Cavaliers..." February 26

  • Kyle Korver helped convince Deron Williams to sign with Cavs

    Yardbarker "Three-time All-Star point guard Deron Williams is en route to Cleveland, and one of his old teammates may have had something to do with it. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com on Saturday, Cavaliers swingman Kyle Korver helped convince Williams, who was waived by the Dallas Mavericks..." February 26

  • Dwyane Wade thanks LeBron for staying home after beating Cavs

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Bulls received a major gift from the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday as they got to face the Eastern Conference’s top team without the league’s top player. LeBron James did not attend Saturday’s game as he was ill, giving the Bulls a big opportunity to score a win. They took..." February 26

  • Deron Williams cleared waivers, will join Cavaliers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Deron Williams cleared waivers and has confirmed his intent to join the Cavs for the remainder of the season, according to a source with direct knowledge of the arrangement. Williams, who was waived Thursday by the Dallas Mavericks and is the backup point guard the Cavs have coveted for some..." February 25

  • LeBron James (sick) questionable to play against the Bulls

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James did not attend shootaround and is questionable to play Saturday night against the Bulls. The Cavs said James is ill. Richard Jefferson worked out with the starters Saturday morning. They're 4-18 since the start of the 2014 season on nights when James doesn't play. Cleveland owns..." February 25

  • Cavs were 'on pins and needles' as Celtics explored blockbuster trades

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers were monitoring the Boston Celtics efforts to acquire either Paul George or Jimmy Butler at the deadline. The Celtics are already a top contender in the Eastern Conference, but acquiring either of those star wings would make them even more competitive in a series against..." February 25

  • Rockets, Cavs competing to sign Andrew Bogut

    CBS Sports "Soon-to-be free agent center Andrew Bogut will have his choice of championship contenders , and the Akron Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd reported that the two main teams to watch are the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Houston Rockets. There will be a number of suitors in pursuit of Bogut, who is..." February 24

  • Cavs Expected to Sign Both Andrew Bogut and Deron Williams

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be on the verge of signing both point guard Deron Williams and veteran center Andrew Bogut according to multiple reports. The 7-foot Bogut is expected to be bought out by the Philadelphia 76ers after having been traded to them by the Dallas Mavericks on..." February 24

  • Cavs get 10th straight win over Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Like so many other games against the New York Knicks, this one "got too easy" for the Cleveland Cavaliers. That's what Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said after his team beat the New York Knicks for the 10th straight time, 119-104 Thursday in the first game back from the All-Star break..." February 23

  • Cavs, Jazz among Deron Williams' options

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Mavericks did not trade guard Deron Williams before Thursday’s deadline, and they waived the veteran guard shortly afterward. For the Mavericks, this means more opportunities for young guards Yogi Ferrell and Seth Curry. For Williams, this means he will likely have his pick of a few..." February 23

  • Charles Oakley will attend Knicks game against Cavaliers in Cleveland

    New York Daily News "Charles Oakley confirmed he plans to attend the Knicks-Cavs game in Cleveland on Thursday. It is unclear if Oakley is going as a guest of his friend LeBron James, who has publicly supported Oakley after Oakley was forcibly removed from Madison Square Garden two weeks ago. In a text message to..." February 23

  • Source: Mavs + Cavs 'Deeply Involved' In Deron Williams Trade Talks - And Here's The Prize

    Scout "By mid-afternoon Wednesday, we'd read the tea leaves and come to an obvious Dallas Mavericks conclusion: There is a Mavs trade on the front burner, and maybe two of them, and there is major interest by both the Mavs and the other team, and there are huge obstacles, big negotiating issues,..." February 23

  • With less than 24 hours left, NBA trade deadline heats up

    KSL "We're not under 24 hours until the NBA's trade deadline. Here's what's going on with the Jazz and around the NBA. Derrick Favors trade looks unlikely Monday, ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that the Jazz have tested the market for Derrick Favors, seeing what kind of interest there is in the Jazz's..." February 22

  • Cavaliers, Knicks, Bulls Interested In Trading For Patrick Beverley

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets are receiving interest in Patrick Beverley from the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls. Beverley would like to remain with the Rockets. Beverley is on one of the NBA's best contracts as he re-signed with Houston in 2015 on a four-year, $25 million..." February 22

  • Rockets Interested In Trading For Iman Shumpert

    Real GM Basketball "The Houston Rockets have expressed interest specifically in Iman Shumpert of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports the Rockets are seeking a trade for a player in the $10 million to $12 million salary range. The Rockets are offering expiring contracts and cash..." February 22

  • Cavaliers To Work Out Larry Sanders

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers have had discussions with Joel Bell, the agent for free agent big man Larry Sanders, league sources tell Sam Amico of AmicoHoops.net. Chris Haynes of ESPN.com tweets that Cleveland is believed to have a workout lined up with Sanders, while Keith Smith of RealGM adds (via Twitter)..." February 22

  • Cavs intend to re-sign Derrick Williams to second 10-day contract Wednesday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavs intend to sign forward Derrick Williams to a second 10-day contract Wednesday before the team returns to practice following the All-Star break, a source told cleveland.com. Williams, whom the Cavs signed as a free agent Feb. 9 and is averaging 9.8 points in 22.8 minutes per game,..." February 22

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Cavs lose $5.4 million in trade exceptions; Anderson Varejao eligible to return

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavs were unable to find a partner to fill the roughly $5.4 million they had in trade exceptions that were to expire by day's end Monday. Cleveland general manager David Griffin and his staff searched for trades to fit in the $4.4 million exception created last season by dealing Anderson..." February 21

  • LeBron James defends Kyrie Irving: ‘If he decides the Earth is flat, that’s ok’

    Sportsnaut "Kyrie Irving caused quite the stir when he asserted the Earth is actually flat, not round as everyone knows to be the truth, during All-Star week. Whether he actually believes it or not remains to be seen, as NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he was just “trying to be provocative.” Either..." February 19

  • LeBron James: Can't compare me vs. Stephen Curry to classic rivalries

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors have met in the NBA Finals the past two seasons, and LeBron James and Stephen Curry are two of the biggest names in the NBA. James is a four-time MVP. Curry has won the past two MVP awards, and last year he was the league's first unanimous..." February 19

  • Draymond Green sides with Kyrie Irving’s ‘earth is flat’ stance

    San Jose Mercury News "Warriors forward Draymond Green and Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving have something in common besides their championship rings and Nike endorsements. “Ky got me thinking about that, though,” Green said on his Dray Day podcast for Uninterrupted, co-hosted by yours truly. “I’m rocking with Ky. … How..." February 19

  • Adam Silver has fun with Kyrie Irving's flat-earth comments at All-Star press conference

    NBA.com "In a sign of how well things are going these days for the NBA, one of the big subplots to 2017 All-Star Weekend dealt with the purported view by one of the players here that the Earth is flat. It also set up the best line so far through Saturday night’s events, courtesy of commissioner Adam..." February 19

  • How LeBron James helped ruin the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    Fox Sports "Pop quiz time! Can you name the four participants in the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest? Correct! Last year's rightful (but not actual) winner, Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic, will be on hand on Saturday night. The other three dunkers: the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, the Suns' Derrick Jones Jr.,..." February 18

  • Jimmy Butler on who he would play with if he had the choice: Kyrie Irving

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler has played with some pretty solid players in the NBA, but when the Chicago Bulls star was asked on Friday who he would pick to play with if he had the choice, with no other considerations attached, he went for one dude: Cleveland Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving. Now don’t get too rattled..." February 18

  • Kyrie Irving says the Earth is undeniably flat: 'This is not even a conspiracy theory'

    SI "Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat: the Earth is not flat. Most people know this, but the internet has given rise to a growing group of meme-happy people who believe Earth is flat and surrounded by walls of ice, and that NASA has been fabricating evidence to the contrary. That’s..." February 18

  • Tyronn Lue walks back talk of knowingly playing an injured Kevin Love

    Sportress of Blogitude "Tyronn Lue on Wednesday night backtracked on a claim he played Kevin Love last week despite knowing the forward was injured. The Cleveland Cavaliers head coach claims he misinterpreted a question before Wednesday’s 113-104 victory over the Indiana Pacers and that led to the confusion. Lue..." February 16

  • Why the Cavaliers should tank the rest of the regular season

    Fox Sports "There are two ways for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to react to Kevin Love’s recent knee injury. The Cavs can double-down across the board, asking each player to do a little more to pick up the slack — and in so doing, risk taking a test they might not pass. That’s option No. 1, the..." February 16

  • Pepsi, Cavs star Kyrie Irving collaborating on Uncle Drew film

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving will star in a movie that will turn his Pepsi commercial character, Uncle Drew, into a full-length feature film, a company official confirmed Thursday. "Pepsi and Kyrie Irving are looking forward to expanding the Uncle Drew universe," Lou Arbetter, who is..." February 16

  • Bill Walton tells story on-air of how he got Richard Jefferson suspended for two games at Arizona

    Awful Announcing "Wednesday night’s ESPN broadcast of Dave Pasch, Bill Walton and Dick Vitale calling the NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers produced plenty of memorable moments, but the highlight may have been Walton sharing an unusual story about his connection to Cavs’ forward..." February 16

  • Cavs' Kevin Love played 3 games with injured knee

    ESPN "Kevin Love played at least three games on his injured left knee that required arthroscopic surgery this week, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue revealed before his team's 113-104 win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. One of those games -- a nationally televised contest against the Oklahoma City..." February 16

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony named to replace Cavaliers' Kevin Love at All-Star Game

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will replace injured Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday in New Orleans. This marks the 10th All-Star selection for Anthony, who went into Wednesday's game against the..." February 16

  • Korver makes history in Cavs' victory over Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- He is one of seven players with at least 2,000 3-pointers in his career and he has tortured the Indiana Pacers for the last week. Yet none of that pleases Kyle Korver as much as his dunk. Korver might be good for 2,000 3s in a career, but he is only good for about one dunk a..." February 15

  • John Calipari says team of ex-UK players would win NBA title over Warriors, Cavs

    CBS Sports "While the NBA universe revolves around superteams like the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers and their All-Star littered rosters, Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari says he has a formula a -- at least a theoretical one -- to top them all and take the NBA title. In a recent..." February 15

  • LeBron on Cavs' injuries: 'As long as I'm in the lineup, we've got a chance'

    USA Today "LeBron James doesn't seem all that concerned that Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love is expected to miss the next six weeks while recovering from knee surgery. Widely considered the greatest basketball player in the world, why should he be? "As long as I'm in the lineup, we've..." February 15

  • Cavaliers Willing To Increase Payroll

    Hoops Rumors "Ownership has told the Cavs’ front office that it can increase payroll this season, a source tells Sam Amico of Amico Hoops (Twitter link). Cleveland currently has the highest payroll in league history, even after shipping Chris Andersen to the Hornets. Amico adds that Cleveland is in trades..." February 15

  • JR Smith shoots down report about return from thumb injury

    Larry Brown Sports "J.R. Smith has some bad news for those who think he’ll be returning to action in a few weeks. ESPN reported on Monday that Smith is doing well in his rehab from the thumb surgery he underwent in December and is expected back by the middle of March. Smith responded to the report on Twitter later..." February 14

  • James, Irving help Cavs pull away from Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Losing a star player is never easy, but the best teams in the NBA find a way to get by when that does happen. That is what the Cleveland Cavaliers did Tuesday. Hours after it was announced that forward Kevin Love would be out six weeks following knee surgery, Cleveland..." February 14

  • Raptors Trade For Serge Ibaka... Because of Kevin Love Injury News

    The Big Lead "The Toronto Raptors have made the first major trade of the NBA season by sending Terrence Ross and a 1st round pick to the Orlando magic in exchange for Serge Ibaka. The Raptors should like this move short and long term. Toronto went 56-26 last season and finished a game behind the Cleveland..." February 14

  • Will Kevin Love injury change Cavaliers’ trade deadline plans?

    New York Post "Kevin Love underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and will be out an estimated six weeks, the Cavaliers announced Tuesday. The news comes nine days before the Feb. 23 NBA trade deadline. The Cavaliers previously rejected overtures from the Knicks to trade Love for Carmelo..." February 14

  • Cavs' Kevin Love has surgery on left knee, out 6 weeks

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday that is expected to sideline him for six weeks, the team announced. The surgery, performed by Dr. David Altchek in New York City, removed a loose body from the knee. Love's rehabilitation process..." February 14

  • The Long-Term Gains Of Being In The LeBron Business

    Real GM Basketball "When LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010, Dan Gilbert’s franchise went from breaking even most seasons with an expensive payroll, and luxury tax on top of that, to turning a profit of $33 million during the 10-11 season. Despite being in a financially limited small market, The LeBron..." February 14

  • J.R. Smith took the Larry O’Brien Trophy with him to McDonalds

    Pro Basketball Talk "If you win the NBA title, you get to spend a day hanging on to the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Most players invite family and friends around to bask in the glow and remember a championship run. J.R. Smith took the trophy to McDonald’s. Because he’s J.R. Smith, that’s why. Just be happy he’s..." February 14

  • J.R. Smith could return in as little as three weeks

    Sportsnaut "Cleveland Cavaliers starting shooting guard J.R. Smith suffered a complex fracture on his right thumb back in December that required surgery. He was originally scheduled to be out 12-14 weeks, which projected him for a March or early April return. Reportedly, that timeline has been moved..." February 13

  • Tyronn Lue ‘definitely concerned’ about Kevin Love knee injury

    CBS Cleveland "Kevin Love will get a second opinion on his sore left knee Tuesday and when he will return remains a mystery. Love experienced soreness in his knee following Saturday’s 125-109 win over Denver. He underwent an MRI on Sunday and for now he is resting and rehabbing. “[I’m] Always concerned..." February 13

  • Lebron, Griffin named NBA Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the LA Clippers’ Blake Griffin today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, Feb. 12. James averaged 25.5 points, 11.3 assists (second in the East and the NBA) and..." February 13