Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Mo Williams considering retirement, Cavs could part with him soon

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mo Williams could be in his last week as a member of the Cavaliers. Williams, 33, a 13-year veteran and former All-Star who played a supporting role in the Cavs' 2016 NBA championship, is strongly considering retirement, multiple sources told Additionally, the "stretch"..." August 27

  • Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving Star in New Nike Campaign

    Complex "To announce the launch of its fall tech pack, Nike brought a handful of Olympic athletes together to model the new collection. The new campaign features NBA superstars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving as well as tennis's Rafael Nadal, soccer player Neymar, and Argentine Rugby player Juan Martin..." August 25

  • LeBron James hopes new CNBC reality show will be a slam-dunk for Cleveland

    USA Today "LeBron James' dream came true in June when he delivered a championship title to the city of Cleveland. Now he's helping to pay it forward with a new reality show. Executive produced by James and business partner Maverick Carter, Cleveland Hustles (Wednesday, 10 p.m. ET, CNBC) matches four..." August 25

  • J.R. Smith, family finally vindicated by NBA title

    Today's Fastbreak "J.R. Smith’s story was already written years ago. To many, it ended with untapped potential and a laundry list of missteps. But those who stopped reading after the fights, partying and shoelace infractions missed the most important chapter of all. The title. Hours after Smith and the..." August 25

  • Report: Cavaliers ‘not even remotely’ considering Kevin Love trade

    Larry Brown Sports "There’s no job security quite like the one that winning an NBA championship provides. Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love is quickly finding that out. According to a report by Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders on Tuesday, though “there are no shortage of suitors” for the three-time..." August 25

  • Dwight Howard -- I'd Beat LeBron In MMA Fight

    TMZ "NBA star Dwight Howard is a huge UFC fan -- so when we got him leaving UFC 202, we had to ask ... who would win if you stepped into the Octagon with LeBron James?? Howard ain't no bitch -- and says he'd put his money on himself. Look, he was just joking around ... but let's check out the..." August 22

  • LeBron Surprises Wife With Ferrari at Surprise Birthday Party

    Black Sports Online "It is good to be the Queen to the King. I hear a lot of things about a lot of NBA wives, but I have only heard great things about Savannah James." August 22

  • LeBron: I'm chasing Jordan's greatness, not his 6 rings

    Total Pro Sports "Few weeks ago, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James was asked by one of his campers what motivates him now that he’s brought the Larry O’Brien trophy to Cleveland for the 1st time ever, and the 4-time MVP brought up Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan. “My motivation,” James says, “is..." August 22

  • Kevin Durant, USA blow out Serbia to win Olympic gold

    USA Today "They weren’t the Dream Team, or even the Redeem Team – not even close. But by the time Team USA’s 96-66 win against Serbia was complete on Sunday and the mission for the third consecutive gold medal was complete, only one thing mattered more than all the comparisons that always inevitably come:..." August 21

  • LeBron expresses desire to play for Popovich at Tokyo 2020

    USA Today "LeBron James told USA TODAY Sports it would be a career treat to play for Mike Krzyzewski and Gregg Popovich on the U.S. Olympic team. In an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, James left the door open for a return to the U.S. basketball team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and in a subsequent..." August 20

  • J.R. Smith: Call my agent if you're wondering about my contract situation

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "J.R. Smith's free agency has once again extended deep into the summer, as he remains one of the few players still without a deal. After a rough last off-season where Smith eventually settled for two-year pact worth $5 million per season with a player option for the second year, the 3-point..." August 20

  • LeBron: Durant joining Warriors is 'great for our league'

    The Score "The King sees nothing wrong with Kevin Durant's decision to join a 73-win team. In fact, LeBron James applauded Durant's move to join the Golden State Warriors in a recent interview with Business Insider. "I think it's all great for our league," James said. "Our league is very competitive...." August 20

  • Cleveland ice cream shop still going in on Steph Curry

    The Score "The Cavaliers may have defeated the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, but some Clevelanders aren't ready to make nice with Stephen Curry just yet." August 19

  • NBA Moves 2017 All-Star Game To New Orleans

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans. An official announcement is expected by the end of Friday. The All-Star Game was previously scheduled to take place in Charlotte but the NBA decided to relocate it due to a state law in North Carolina that limits..." August 19

  • J.R. Smith mum on contract situation: 'Ya'll can call' my agent

    The Score "The Summer of Swish continues Thursday at J.R. Smith's 10th annual golf tournament, where there will be no talk of his contract stalemate with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The shooting guard recorded a video for Uninterrupted - LeBron James' multimedia platform - in which he thanked everyone..." August 18

  • LeBron James believes he knows who the NBA's next big star is

    Fox Sports "After years of spending previous off-seasons playing for Team USA and starring in hit movies (how did ‘Trainwreck’ not win an Oscar?), it’s been a relatively quiet summer for LeBron James. Outside of discussing the ‘ghosts’ of Chicago, and attending the occasional Drake concert, King James has..." August 18

  • Don't even think about asking J.R. Smith about his unresolved contract situation

    CBS Sports "Free agent guard J.R. Smith doesn't want to answer any questions about his unresolved contract situation. Smith is the biggest name left on the market, but his negotiations with the Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be at an impasse. On Thursday, he posted an "Uninterrupted" video about his 10th..." August 18

  • LeBron Believes Michael Jordan May Get Too Much Credit For The Bulls’ Championships

    Uproxx "LeBron James will forever be compared to Michael Jordan. Of all the people who were hyped to be the heir apparent to Jordan, LeBron is the most deserving of that designation. Their successes, on a team and individual level, will always be compared in the argument over who is better player, and who..." August 18

  • Report: LeBron has no-trade clause in new contract with Cavaliers

    The Score "The odds of the Cleveland Cavaliers ever trading four-time league Most Valuable Player LeBron James are basically slim to none, especially after he brought the team back from oblivion to defeat the Golden State Warriors and capture the franchise's first NBA championship last season. However, on..." August 17

  • LeBron James: 'My dream is to actually own a team'

    ESPN "LeBron James already locked up his immediate future this offseason, signing a three-year, $100 million extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers. On Wednesday, he provided a glimpse of what his post-playing plans could look like. "I feel like my brain, as far as the game of basketball, is unique,"..." August 17

  • LeBron James Comments on Possibly Playing in 2020 Olympics

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James admitted Wednesday he's missed playing with Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but he didn't fully commit to a return in 2020. Rachel Nichols of ESPN spoke with the three-time NBA champion about a range of topics for an interview..." August 17

  • LeBron James to join Trevor Noah on Daily Show tonight

    Cavs Nation "LeBron James finished Zero Dark Thirty as a returning NBA champion, and now he’s the celebrity and story every host and media needs. In the midst of an aggressive media tour, James has made stops on radio and instagram, but his next stop is television. " August 17

  • Charles Barkley Has Some Harsh Words For The U.S. Olympic Basketball Team’s Roster

    Uproxx "The U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team isn’t exactly dominating in Rio de Janiero so far. Sure, it finished the group stage 5-0, but the team had some close calls, including three-point wins over France and Serbia. With the knockout round set to start on Wednesday, the Americans have some..." August 17

  • USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

    SB Nation "When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. He wanted to wash the taste of bronze out of America’s mouth and he wanted to build a sustainable program. On most accounts, he has succeeded. While the United States slipped in the 2006 FIBA World..." August 16

  • LeBron James given third-best odds to win 2016-17 NBA MVP

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "One more MVP award will give LeBron James five, elevating him into rare company with Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players to reach that total. A fifth award will also push him past NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain. But the odds of James reaching that number aren't..." August 16

  • LeBron James' new Cavs contract reportedly includes a very rare clause

    Fox Sports "What are the odds that the Cleveland Cavaliers would ever try to trade LeBron James? Short of LeBron being abducted by aliens and replaced by a reasonable facsimile, there's basically no chance that the Cavs wound want to part ways with the most important player in franchise history. And it..." August 16

  • Melo would've 'gone off' on critics if LeBron didn't tell him to chill

    The Score "Carmelo Anthony caught some heat for saying winning three Olympic gold medals - and no NBA championships - is enough to render his career "great." It seems Anthony didn't take the criticism too well, but luckily for him, he has a level-headed friend in LeBron James." August 15

  • Shumpert teased Melo about winning a championship first

    The Score "Iman Shumpert has no chill whatsoever. The Cleveland Cavaliers swingman recently revealed he made fun of his former teammate, Carmelo Anthony, about being the first one to win a title. "I definitely teased him about having a ring before him," the former New York Knick said in a video..." August 13

  • Knicks' Jennings thinks LeBron is still underpaid

    The Score "LeBron James may have just become the highest-paid player in the NBA on Thursday, but some around the league believe the three-time champion is worth even more than his reported $100-million contract. New York Knicks point guard Brandon Jennings shared his thoughts on the deal via Twitter,..." August 12

  • JR Smith offered $10 million per year from Cavs, wants more

    Larry Brown Sports "J.R. Smith is one of the only notable names remaining on the NBA free agent list, and the belief is that he will eventually re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. While that could ultimately be what happens, the two sides don’t seem particularly close to an agreement. Steve Kyler of Basketball..." August 12

  • LeBron James' 3-Year Deal Worth More Than Michael Jordan's Entire Career Earnings

    The Big Lead "LeBron James re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday, inking a three-year, $100,000,000 contact. LeBron is due to make over $33 million in 2017-2018, the second year of his deal, which will make him the highest-paid player in a single season in NBA history. The previous highest salary..." August 12

  • FIBA pushing for 3-on-3 in 2020 Olympics

    The Score "The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) is pushing for the inclusion of three-on-three basketball in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, FIBA secretary-general Patrick Baumann told USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt on Thursday. The request is under consideration by the International Olympic..." August 11

  • LeBron makes it official, signs three-year, $100 million deal to stay with Cavaliers

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James said he was staying in Cleveland after the Cavaliers won the franchise’s first NBA title. The only question was for how many years and on what kind of contract, there were a lot of options. We have the answer — LeBron is about to be the highest paid player in the NBA. Brian..." August 11

  • David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

    The Comeback "New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured..." August 11

  • Coach K Supposedly ‘Strong-Armed’ A Teenage Kyrie Irving Away From Playing For Australia

    Uproxx "Australia’s national basketball team boasts a number of solid NBA players. Guys like Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, and Patty Mills all start for Australia, and while none of them are All-NBA guys, they’re all good basketball players. It’s not a stretch to say that Kyrie Irving is a better..." August 11

  • LeBron could become world's best at handball in 6 months, coach says

    The Score "One of the joys of the Olympics is briefly becoming a huge fan of a sport you encounter only every four years. Handball is the perfect example. It's an action-packed spectacle that requires athletes to juke like NFL players, leap like NBA stars, and chuck the ball at the net like an MLB pitcher..." August 10

  • How Coach K stoked Kyrie Irving's Olympic fire

    Yahoo! Sports "Kyrie Irving can’t call it luck because he knows that chance favors the prepared. And he can’t be described as indestructible because he’s been knocked down more than enough times to have his durability questioned. What Irving has going for him is a knack for overcoming the challenges of his..." August 10

  • LeBron James Spent His Weekend Hanging Out on a Yacht in Italy and Posting Hilarious Instagram Stories

    Complex "Remember when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Paul spent a few days hanging out on a yacht somewhere off the coast of Spain earlier this summer while Snapchatting their adventures? It was amazing and featured the three singing, dancing, and doing a bunch of other things that you’d expect rich..." August 08

  • Confident Kyrie Irving says ‘nothing’ could hinder Team USA gold chase

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving is feeling quite good about Team USA’s chances at the Rio Olympics. Irving told reporters that he doesn’t really see any reason why the Americans should be tripped up in their chase for a gold medal. “I don’t know…nothing,” Irving said Thursday when asked what could stop Team..." August 06

  • NBA Chief Adam Silver Isn’t Expecting Another Lockout in 2017

    Bloomberg "I’m going to abuse my privilege here to lodge a complaint, which is that basketball is a great flow sport, but NBA games stop too much. If it were me, I’d try to take most of the timeouts away from coaches. I know you have to have them for commercials and for rest, but if they were just programmed..." August 06

  • Curry, LeBron favorites to win 2016-17 NBA MVP

    The Score "Four of the last five NBA Most Valuable Player awards have gone to either LeBron James or Stephen Curry, and Las Vegas oddsmakers don't see that trend changing for the 2016-17 regular season. The King and The Chef are the two heavy favorites to take home the Maurice Podoloff Trophy at the end..." August 04

  • DeAndre Liggins Signs Camp Deal With Cavs

    Real GM Basketball "DeAndre Liggins has signed a camp deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Liggins has won D-League Defensive Player of the Year in two of the past three seasons. Liggins would give the Cavs another wing option should he make their roster." August 04

  • B.J. Armstrong advises LeBron to 'get rid of all the comparisons'

    ESPN "B.J. Armstrong played six seasons and won three championships with Michael Jordan, which gives him an up-close, personal and unique perspective on the psyche of the player widely regarded as the greatest of all time. Armstrong, 48, does not believe it impossible for a current player to surpass..." August 03

  • Report: Cavaliers, James Jones agree to 1-year, $1.55M contract

    The Score "Veteran sharpshooter James Jones is looking to advance to the Finals for the seventh season in a row. The 35-year-old has agreed to return to the reigning NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year, $1.55-million contract, league sources told The Vertical's Shams Charania. Jones has..." August 02

  • NBA union boss ‘optimistic’ there won’t be a lockout next year

    Yahoo! Sports "This July, Kevin Durant decided to join the Golden State Warriors. (Y’know, in case you missed it.) That was one of many, many transactions during a month in which NBA teams flush with cash thanks to a salary cap sent skyrocketing by the league’s $24 billion broadcast rights deal spent to such a..." August 02

  • LeBron James chases the ghost from Chicago and basketball immortality

    SI "Five weeks after the parade, LeBron James watches the final minutes of the last game for the first time. He sits in a black swivel chair, on a basketball court inside an airport hangar, as 81 of America’s best amateur players study him from metal bleachers. They have come to Los Angeles for the..." August 02

  • J.R. Smith sprayed $23K worth of champagne celebrating Cavs title

    The Score "J.R. Smith popped a bunch of bottles of bubbly following the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 7 victory over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Exactly how much champagne are we talking? About $23,000 worth. This, from Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated, who wrote that "Smith sprayed..." August 02

  • LeBron Was Shocked Dwyane Wade Didn’t Get Kobe Money From The Heat

    Uproxx "On November 26, 2013, Kobe Bryant signed a contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers. The two-year deal would pay him $48.5 million over the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, presumably the ultimate twilight of his Hall-of-Fame career. That Bryant’s on-court impact wouldn’t live up to such an..." August 02

  • Jalen Rose thinks NBA players should only get to play in the Olympics once

    USA Today "Jalen Rose stopped by the Summer of Jeep event in Chicago along with 25 students from the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy. The school began in 2011, and has now graduated 170 students, all who were accepted into college, trade school or the military. He brought the group to Chicago to see Team USA..." August 01

  • How Dahntay Jones Lost NIKEs Over Not Paying $300 Storage Bill

    Black Sports Online "Dahntay Jones is true sneaker head but unfortunately for him, he’s being relieved of a number of pairs after failure to pay his storage fee. According to, the Cleveland Cavaliers G/F lost 208 pairs of rare Nike sneakers from his collection after the Atlanta storage company housing them..." August 01