Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • LeBron James distributes, Dion Waiters contributes in 105-91 win over Memphis Grizzlies

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James was in the giving spirit and Dion Waiters was in attack mode. Together it translated into the Cavaliers routing the Memphis Grizzlies, 105-91, at The Q on Sunday. James had nine assists at the half, illustrating how he was in the table-setting mood from the onset. He finished with..." December 22

  • Kyrie Irving lauded by Team USA "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, the MVP of the Basketball World Cup, was honored Sunday as the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year. Irving started in all nine games for the Americans in Spain and averaged 12.1 points and 3.6 assists. He scored 26 points in the gold-medal game, going..." December 22

  • 19h
    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Cavs F Mike Miller (ankle) will play tonight vs Grizzlies.

  • 22h
    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Zach Randolph (knee) & Tony Allen (eye) both likely out today when Grizzlies visit Cavs. Randolph did not make trip to Cleveland yesterday

  • Adam Silver on tanking: 'I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose' "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that the perception of tanking in the league is greater than the reality of it. "I absolutely don't think any team is trying to lose," Silver said in an interview with ESPN's Andy Katz for "Outside the Lines." "No player is going out there to lose," Silver..." December 21

  • Cavs GM David Griffin considered trading for Brewer, wants big man "The Cleveland Cavaliers are still trying to add to their roster after a successful summer that netted them LeBron James, Kevin Love, Shawn Marion, and Mike Miller. As they try to round their squad into title contention, they know they're still missing a defensive piece that can hopefully bring the..." December 20

  • Mike Miller bombs away in his return, guiding Cavaliers to 95-91 victory over Nets

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After making what may have been viewed as a questionable move initially, Cavaliers head coach David Blatt came out smelling like a rose Friday night. Mike Miller's seven 3-pointers and his insertion into the starting lineup proved to be the key in getting the Cavaliers a 95-91 win over the..." December 20

  • Hawks crush the Cavs in Cleveland, 127-98

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "This one tops them all. The Hawks clearly got their best win of the season by running the Cavaliers out of their own building in a 127-98 victory Wednesday night. The win proved one thing to be very clear – the Hawks are for real. They are one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, no..." December 18

  • LeBron still reflecting after blowout "A day after losing by 29 points to the Atlanta Hawks, LeBron James said the Cleveland Cavaliers already have enough on their roster to win big down the line. As long as every player improves as the season goes on, that is. "If we continue to get better, every individual, if we continue to make..." December 18

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Cavs F Kevin Love will play vs Hawks. Mike Miller will be held out one more game due to stiffness in neck though he passed final phase.

  • Kevin Love a game-time decision tonight with flu-like symptoms

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is experiencing flu-like symptoms and will be a game-time decision tonight against the Atlanta Hawks. Love did not participate in morning shootaround. He went through practice Tuesday, so he must have gotten ill last night or this morning." December 17

  • Report: Cavs have pursued Wesley Matthews in trade talks " reports that the Cleveland Cavaliers have targeted Portland Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews repeatedly in trade talks, only to have Portland shake them off like Taylor Swift. The idyllic fit for the Cavaliers to fill their void for toughness, shooting and defensive tenacity..." December 17

  • The Big Three sparks fast start as Cleveland coast past Charlotte, 97-88

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Big Three got the Cavaliers back on track with a much-needed 97-88 win over the Charlotte Hornets at The Q on Monday night. LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving led the charge, combining for 65 points. More specifically, they fueled a blazing start that gave the Cavaliers a 21-0 lead..." December 16

  • Report: Cavaliers interested in Wesley Matthews, but Blazers refuting offers

    Fear The Sword "It's no secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers have issues at shooting guard. Dion Waiters started the first three games there before Shawn Marion took over. David Blatt cited defense as his key motivation behind the move, but Marion is playing out of position. Matthew Dellavedova, Joe Harris, Mike..." December 16

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Cavs G Matthew Dellavedova will play tonight against Hornets after experiencing stomach issues over weekend in New Orleans.

  • 6d
    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    David Blatt said he hopes Mike Miller will be available to play Wednesday after a practice on Tuesday. He's missed 6 games w/ a concussion

  • 7d
    Bob Finnan @BobCavsinsider

    Delly, Dion on practice court. So is Mike Miller, who is in final stages of concussion protocol

  • Ryan Anderson comes through for Pelicans, tying career high for threes in win against Cavaliers

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Just two nights ago, Ryan Anderson stood inside a cramped American Airlines Center locker room and talked about the frustration of missing a late, potential-game-tying 3-pointer. It was a conversation Anderson clearly didn't want to have, but one under the circumstances was necessary. No..." December 13

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    Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG

    .@matthewdelly also got sick (stomach/vomitting) and was admitted to Ochsner Medical Center in N.O. for eval & is traveling home today.

  • LeBron James starting to slow down? "In the fourth quarter of a playoff game against the Boston Celtics in 2008, LeBron James came off a screen and rumbled to the basket and challenged Kevin Garnett at the rim. Garnett shoved him in the midsection as he went airborne, knocking James back slightly, but he reacted by just reaching..." December 13

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    LeBron on Kobe nearing MJ: "It's not surprising. He's one of, if not the greatest scorer our game has ever seen"

  • Quiet for most of the game, Kevin Durant explodes late to close out Cavs

    The Oklahoman "More than a week into his return, Kevin Durant is yet to have that signature “I’m back” game. But on Thursday, he finally tossed up one of those quintessential closing acts — the kind that earned him the nickname Slim Reaper during a particularly terrorizing stretch last season. Durant is a..." December 12

  • 7,500 pairs of LeBron Nikes stolen "He just did it. A Memphis man has been charged with theft of property after driving away with a truck full of 7,500 pairs of the newest LeBron 12 Nike shoes with a retail value of approximately $1.5 million. In early November, police say Charles Jennings, an employee of cargo transportation..." December 12

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    Fran Blinebury @franblinebury

    Kyrie Irving putting weight on left knee as he leaves court. Horrible looking landing after contesting Westbrook jumper.

  • 10d
    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Matthew Dellavedova will start in LeBron's place, moving Irving to SG and Marion to SF

  • 10d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Cavs coach David Blatt announces that LeBron James will NOT play tonight against Thunder here in OKC

  • LeBron James a "game-time" decision for tonight against Thunder with sore left knee

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James did not participate in shootaround and is a game-time decision for tonight's road matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder because of a sore left knee, a Cavaliers team official said. The team is calling James' injury "general soreness" in the knee, something that developed this..." December 11

  • Late defense and LeBron James carry Cavs past Raps, 105-101

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Buckling down on fourth-quarter defense and LeBron James scoring down the stretch lifted the Cavaliers past the Toronto Raptors, 105-101, Tuesday night at The Q. Toronto was shooting 58 percent from the field entering the fourth quarter. The Cavaliers finally tightened things up defensively,..." December 10

  • LeBron violates royal protocol, puts arm around Kate Middleton during photo

    Yahoo! Sports "As part of a holiday and also in support of the NBA Cares initiative, Prince William and Kate Middleton took in a Brooklyn Nets-Cleveland Cavaliers contest on Tuesday night, sitting alongside unofficial NBA ambassador Dikembe Mutombo. The royals sat courtside as the Cavaliers broke a tie game in..." December 10

  • Cavaliers make multiple statements, throttle Nets 110-88

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving made a statement before Monday's game against the Nets. Then the entire Cavaliers team did the same -- with a different message -- on the court by extending their winning streak to seven games with a 110-88 romp at Barclays Center on Monday night. During warmups..." December 09

  • Protests greet Prince William and Kate at Cavaliers-Nets

    USA Today "The loudest crowd at Barclays Center on Monday wasn't even inside the building. As the crowd of 17,732 — including Jay Z, Beyonce, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the evening's highly anticipated guests, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Will and Kate — headed into the game between the..." December 09

  • Add Memphis' Koufos to Cavs' wish list "The Cleveland Cavaliers are widening their scope in search of the rim protector that, even amid their best basketball of this young season, everyone knows they badly need. Far more worrisome to the Cavs than their uneven 11-7 start is the lack of a proven presence at the rim to help stiffen..." December 08

  • LeBron James wants an ‘I can’t breathe’ Eric Garner T-shirt to wear before game in Brooklyn

    New York Daily News "LeBron James is searching for a way to protest the Eric Garner decision, and he could display it Monday night in Brooklyn in front of the Royal Couple. Already outspoken about the death of Garner and a grand jury‘s decision not to indict the responsible officers, James was asked Sunday about a..." December 08

  • Cleveland Cavaliers: Dion Waiters' slide continues

    The News-Herald "The original plan was for Dion Waiters to be a solid contributor from his starting shooting guard spot. After all, he was a 15.9 points-per-game scorer last season for the Cavaliers. Some players knew they’d have to sacrifice minutes, playing time and scoring with the addition of superstar..." December 08

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    Andy Vasquez @andy_vasquez

    Cavs coach David Blatt says he doesn't expect Mike Miller (concussion) to play tomorrow in Brooklyn.

  • Cavaliers’ James Jones prefers not to know when he’ll be playing

    Pro Basketball Talk "James Jones has appeared in just four of the Cavaliers’ first 18 games of the season, and has played a grand total of 30 minutes while hoisting only seven shots. But as a veteran who is now in his 12th NBA season, he stays ready on a nightly basis, and his preparation doesn’t change. Maybe..." December 07

  • Magic praises LeBron's social stance "Decades after he started to become known just as much as an advocate for AIDS and HIV awareness as he was for being a basketball player, Magic Johnson challenged today's athletes to use their platform to take up a cause. And he commended LeBron James for doing just that. "They have to get..." December 07

  • Cavs Interested In Tayshaun Prince

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavs have interest in Tayshaun Prince, reports Brian Windhorst of, who shared the information this morning in an appearance on ESPN Cleveland radio, as the station passes along via Twitter (hat tip to Dave McMenamin of Windhorst expects the Cavs will use their trade..." December 06

  • Irving saves day, leads Cavaliers to fifth straight win, 90-87 over Knicks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyrie Irving's driving layup with seven seconds remaining in the game helped the Cavaliers escape New York with a 90-87 win over the New York Knicks Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Cleveland (10-7) extended its winning streak to a season-high five games. New York (4-15) has lost 15 of..." December 05

  • Cavs' Miller has concussion-like symptoms "The Cleveland Cavaliers say Mike Miller has concussion-like symptoms and will remain in New York overnight for evaluation. Miller left the Cavaliers' 90-87 victory over the Knicks on Thursday night with 2:28 remaining and was placed in the NBA's concussion protocol, the team said. Miller was..." December 05

  • Cavaliers extend win streak to 4 with a scrappy win over Bucks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A young team that is having success early makes for a fearless, scary opponent. The Cavaliers (9-7) found that out about the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday in a hard-fought 111-108 win at The Q to extend their winning streak to four. The young, scrappy Bucks put up a quality fight as they..." December 03

  • Kevin Love reaffirms pledge to remain with Cavaliers long term

    Sporting News "Although Kevin Love has pledged his allegiance to the Cleveland Cavaliers on numerous occasions, the reports and rumors about a potential departure continue to mount. Love is aware of the perception these rumors create, and he told ESPN's "Mike and Mike" he wishes he could end all the..." December 03

  • LeBron says he hasn’t abandoned chalk toss. Wonders how this became a story.

    Pro Basketball Talk "People care about whether LeBron James throws chalk into the air pregame. They just do. In the past week at PBT the story that LeBron has stopped doing the pregame ritual is the sixth most viewed story on this site. It’s become part of his iconography. People care. LeBron knows they care —..." December 03

  • Cleveland Cavaliers have placed a bid for 2018 NBA All-Star Game

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission have submitted a bid to host the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. Cavaliers Chief Executive Officer Len Komoroski and President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission David Gilbert both confirmed to Northeast Ohio Media..." December 02

  • LeBron James has stopped doing his signature chalk toss

    Fox Sports "The people wanted it, but LeBron James has apparently ditched his trademark chalk toss. Before the season, James asked the Cleveland fans to vote on whether he should continue with throwing up a bunch of chalk and slapping his hands together prior to each game. An overwhelming 95 percent were..." December 01

  • Cavaliers claim guard A.J. Price "The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed veteran guard A.J. Price off waivers from the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, sources told To make room for Price on the roster, the Cavs waived rookie guard Will Cherry. It is a reversal of a roster move the Cavs made the first week of the regular season..." December 01

  • Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love seek improved D "Part of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ intended transformation process this season of turning a new group of individuals into a cohesive team involved the hope to pull off an “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”-type renovation on the reputation of some of its key cogs. Namely, Kevin Love and Kyrie..." November 30

  • Kevin Love's breakout game boosts Cleveland Cavaliers to 109-97 victory over Indiana

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love's breakout offensive game energized the Cavaliers on Saturday, as they secured their third straight victory with a 109-97 win over the Indiana Pacers at The Q. Love was featured in a high-octane start to the game and finished with a season-high 28 points on 9-of-13 from the field,..." November 30

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Varejao (rib contusion) went through a full shootaround Saturday morning. He'll be a gametime decision against the Pacers.

  • A near triple-double for LeBron James spearheads Cavaliers' 113-87 rout of Washington

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James said they had to bring it from the gate and that's exactly what the Cavaliers did in cruising to a 113-87 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday evening at The Q. Cleveland (7-7) has won back-to-back games and improves its home record to 4-4. Washington (9-5) has dropped its..." November 27