Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • 20h
    Bob Finnan @BobCavsinsider

    #Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said he'd like to sign Tristan Thompson long term. "I don't think that's any secret," he said.

  • PSD’s 2014-2015 NBA Eastern Conference Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    After a summer of endless drama highlighted by the return of a prodigal son, the Eastern Conference hierarchy looks completely different than it did in June and after a simply disastrous showing last year it appears things will be more competitive this season. October 29

  • LeBron James, Dan Gilbert 'solid' "LeBron James and Dan Gilbert were back in the same building Wednesday on the eve of the Cleveland Cavaliers' season opener, and they shared the same sunny outlook about their relationship that turned ice cold in a very public fashion four years ago. "I think it's really good," James said when..." October 29

  • Stern: LeBron's homecoming 'great' "Former NBA commissioner David Stern is far more pleased with how LeBron James handled his decision to relocate this time around. Four years after saying James' televised decision to announce he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat in free agency was "ill-conceived, badly..." October 29

  • LeBron James' wife reportedly gave birth to couple's third child, Zhuri

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Savannah James, wife of Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, reportedly gave birth to a baby girl Wednesday evening in Akron. The news was first reported by local TV station NewsChannel5 and several entertainment websites, citing an unnamed sources. Neither James, his spokesman, nor the..." October 29

  • Tristan Thompson negotiations reportedly stall after Cavs' forward asks for $12 million per season

    SB Nation "Contract extension negotiations between the Cleveland Cavaliers and big man Tristan Thompson have stalled, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. The Cavs and Thompson have until Oct. 31 to come to an agreement on an extension. The 23-year-old is reportedly seeking a deal worth about $12 million..." October 28

  • LeBron James says Kevin Love will get plenty of touches, believes Love's comments were blown out of proportion

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving knew they would have to make sacrifices for the Cleveland Cavaliers to reach their ultimate goal this season. They also knew everything they said and did would make news. It comes with the territory of being a title favorite and having the league's most..." October 28

  • How Akron differs from Cleveland on LeBron James

    USA Today "In Cleveland, the success of basketball's most celebrated homecoming will be judged by one lofty goal — whether LeBron James can end a half-century drought and set off a championship party for the ages in rock and roll's birthplace. Yet dip south on I-77 from the shores of Lake Erie to Akron,..." October 28

  • Cavs' talks with Thompson stall "After a summer and fall of good feelings, the Cleveland Cavaliers are facing their first bit of tension involving LeBron James because of contract extension talks with teammate Tristan Thompson. The Cavs and Thompson have stalled in negotiations, sources told, with a Friday deadline..." October 27

  • Anderson Varejao, Cavs in contract extension talks

    Yahoo! Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are engaged in serious talks with center Anderson Varejao on a contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Talks have progressed in recent weeks, but there's no agreement imminent, sources said. Varejao, 32, could become an unrestricted free agent in July..." October 27

  • David Blatt: 39 minutes for LeBron James "is a lot"

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt suggested the 39.5 minutes per game LeBron James is averaging for his career would be too many for his superstar this season, at least in the early going. "I don't have a number but I am cognizant of the fact and we are conscious of the fact that, certainly..." October 27

  • LeBron James reflects on Steve Nash's career, says 'it sucks' to go via injury

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James is a huge fan of future Hall-of-Famer Steve Nash, who is staring at the end of his career after his latest season-ending back injury. Nash, 40, hasn't officially called it a career, but the writing is on the wall for the Los Angeles Lakers' point guard. Following Sunday's..." October 27

  • 4d
    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Shane Edwards has been released by #Cavs. Roster at 15

  • Carmelo: Opening vs. Bulls, Cavs is nothing to worry about

    New York Post "Bring it on, says Carmelo Anthony. The triangle and the shooting doesn’t look quite ready for prime time after Friday’s final dress rehearsal — an 83-80 loss to the Raptors at Bell Centre — but Anthony is ready for the show and Da Bulls at the Garden. “We’re not running from it,’’ said..." October 25

  • No monetary value can properly illustrate worth of Cleveland Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As Tristan Thompson prepares to embark on his fourth NBA campaign, he will enter a little bulkier, wiser and more confident than years prior. The need to add more muscle to his frame over the summer stems from recognizing he would likely be utilized more at the five spot with the Cavaliers'..." October 25

  • LeBron James will let fans decide if he returns to the chalk toss "It is still a toss-up as to whether LeBron James will bring his pregame chalk toss ritual back in Cleveland this season. "I may," James said Friday when asked if he has thought about resuming his patented powder poof. "I'm going to let the fans decide and see what they think. If they want me..." October 25

  • 5d
    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Cavs coach David Blatt says Anderson Varejao will start at center on opening night. Tristan Thompson will come off the bench.

  • Cavaliers forward Kevin Love says he needs more inside touches to get his game back

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love has had his moments this preseason. In two consecutive games early in exhibition play against the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks, Love appeared to have found his groove, scoring 50 points in total while shooting 17-of-23 from the field. He was also a blistering nine-of-12 from..." October 24

  • Cavs PF Kevin Love wants more touches "Preseason is no time to judge offensive output, but Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is ready for more touches. Specifically, he wants the ball in the paint more frequently. "The offense is built that way but I just have to make a conscious decision to get myself in there," Love..." October 23

  • NBA GMs pick Spurs to repeat, LeBron MVP "The San Antonio Spurs are an overwhelming choice to repeat as NBA champion while LeBron James is the favorite to win the MVP award, according to the 2014-15 survey of NBA general managers. The general managers gave their answers to 56 questions and were not permitted to vote for their own..." October 22

  • 7d
    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The NBA draft lottery reform has been voted down at Board of Governors meeting, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. System stays.

  • Why the NBA's draft lottery reform is a slippery slope

    Yahoo! Sports "Everyone understands the reasons the Philadelphia 76ers want the NBA to wait on implementing a plan to reform the draft lottery: They need one more season to complete a most brazen two-year tanking cycle. The Sixers didn't invent the idea of gutting a roster to short-circuit a path to the No. 1..." October 21

  • LeBron James: Bulls 'much better than Cavs' "Less than two weeks before their first regular season meeting, LeBron James believes the Chicago Bulls are better than his Cleveland Cavaliers. The two teams play Monday night in a preseason game at Ohio State University. The Cavs are calling it their most important preseason game, not just..." October 20

  • Kevin Love eager for NBA playoff credibility with Cavs

    Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum "Kevin Love's career statistics are stellar. In six NBA seasons, Love has averaged 19.2 points and 12.2 rebounds, including 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds last season. Since joining the league in 2008-09, Love has registered the third-most double-doubles (256), leading the league with 65 a year..." October 20

  • 10d
    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Cavs coach David Blatt says he'll 'probably' treat Monday's preseason match against Chicago like a regular season game in terms of minutes.

  • 10d
    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    The #Cavs are waiving guards Stephen Holt and Chris Crawford, we're told.

  • 11d
    Bob Finnan @BobCavsinsider

    #Cavs F Kevin Love expected to play vs. Chicago on Monday. Big Three could be intact in Columbus

  • Kyrie Irving returns for Cavaliers "Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving returned to the court Friday night after missing three games with a sprained right ankle, starting in Cleveland's 108-102 loss to Dallas. He led all Cavaliers scorers with 23 points. "I thought he looked great," Cleveland coach David Blatt said..." October 18

  • David Blatt on Dion Waiters: 'I don't think he should lead us in shots'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Last week Dion Waiters told Northeast Ohio Media Group that he hasn't had to adjust his game much since LeBron James and Kevin Love joined the Cavaliers. In Brazil, Waiters said, "Not really," when I asked if he has had to modify his game. "I've been able to play my game. I've been able to..." October 18

  • 14d
    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Kevin Love remained in locker room with a sore neck. Not considered serious

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • The Klay Thompson gamble will determine fate of 3 franchises

    New York Post "As the NBA playoffs rolled on last spring, there was a steady undercurrent of trade talks between the Timberwolves and Warriors over a blockbuster Kevin Love deal. Even while LeBron James and Tim Duncan were facing off in the Finals, the expectation was the Warriors would eventually relent,..." October 16

  • LeBron: Winning Two Titles Has Made Recruiting To Cleveland Easier

    Real GM Basketball "LeBron James addressed how he was able to forgive Dan Gilbert and play for the man who excoriated him with a public letter on the Cleveland Cavaliers' team website in 2010. "As a man, if you got a problem with somebody, you sit down face to face and you talk to them eye to eye. And you hash it..." October 16

  • LeBron James says shortening the game won't cut it, eliminating games is the answer

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The NBA recently experimented with a 44-minute game involving the Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics. The league is exploring the impact of shortening the game for various reasons. One of the most obvious reasons is the hope of preventing injuries. LeBron James was asked about his opinion..." October 15

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • LeBron James: Too early to make Olympics decision "With LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavalier teammates are in Brazil to play an exhibition game Saturday against the Miami Heat, much of the talk has turned to the game's best player and the 2016 Olympics, coincidentally in Brazil. It's just too early to make a decision, James said..." October 11

  • LeBron James-produced 'Survivor's Remorse' picked up for 2nd season by Starz

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The LeBron James-produce "Survivor's Remorse" TV show was picked up for a second season by the Starz cable network. The show, a comedy about a star basketball player and the people close to him off the court, debuted on Starz on Oct. 4. It's co-produced by James' long-time friend and business..." October 11

  • Chalmers on scolding he used to get from LeBron: 'It's going to be a different factor for Kyrie' Irving

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "You might say Mario Chalmers had it rough in Miami. Sure, he was the starting point guard playing alongside three future Hall-of-Famers and that resulted in them securing back-to-back NBA championships. He had some fun, but he sure took a pounding and not the kind guards take when they're..." October 10

  • Cavaliers, Heat urged to refrain from three-goggle gestures in Brazil

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The gesture in the photo you see above this post is an absolute no-no. Yes, in the United States, it's a hand gesture players often use after they have just knocked down a 3-pointer. James Harden of the Houston Rockets makes it a priority following his deep balls as well as many others. It's..." October 10

  • Bosh has 'no hard feelings' toward LeBron "Chris Bosh has effectively ended communication with former teammate LeBron James, but Bosh doesn't think that fact should surprise anyone. Bosh surprised some when he said he hadn't spoken with James since he left to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers in July. But he doesn't understand the..." October 10

  • Chris Bosh warns Kevin Love playing with LeBron James will be 'extremely frustrating'

    Sporting News "To play alongside LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers appears like a glamorous position for Kevin Love to be in. Chris Bosh, James' former Miami Heat teammate, might beg to differ, though. Bosh sacrificed his own numbers for the greater good of the Miami Heat, expanding his game away from..." October 09

  • Forbes: LeBron James has most valuable athlete brand in sports

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James is worth a lot of money. We all knew that, but Forbes Magazine wants you to know it’s A LOT of money. Forbes released “The Forbes Fab 40: The Most Valuable Sports Brands of 2014,” a list that has Nike at the top. Which makes sense. But when you get to athlete’s personal brands,..." October 09

  • Kyrie Irving in walking boot for ankle injury

    Sporting News "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has faced injury issues at almost every turn during his NBA career, and he appears to be dealing with another problem in advance of the 2014-15 season. In Rio for preseason basketball against the Miami Heat, Irving was spotted in a walking boot to support..." October 08

  • Does LeBron James have his sights set on owning an NBA team someday?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As LeBron James was busy putting 30 NBA owners on notice and lecturing players to be more "educated" about the league's finances on Monday, he reeled off a list of league business transactions that would make Forbes proud. "We continue to see teams selling for billions of dollars, being..." October 08

  • Camden's Dajuan Wagner aims to play again in NBA "Dajuan Wagner says he never frets over the misfortune that followed him once he left Camden High School as perhaps the best basketball player in New Jersey history. From the stomach aches during his one year at the University of Memphis - omens of a life-threatening condition that would require..." October 08

  • 22d
    Glenn Moore @GlennMooreCLE

    Earlier reports of Ray Allen signing with Cavaliers are true. Done deal. #NBA

  • Despite rumors, nothing new on Ray Allen

    Fox Sports Ohio "Ray Allen remains a free agent and has not signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources told FOX Sports Ohio on Tuesday. Several Twitter reports stated Allen and the Cavs had reached an agreement, with one calling it a "done deal." But there remains no news and nothing official..." October 07

  • LeBron, Chris Paul May Push to End Max Contracts in NBA

    Complex "Today, reports surfaced saying that the NBA would soon be announcing a cushy new TV deal with TNT and ESPN. The biggest number to pay attention in the entire contract will be the $24B the NBA will be receiving over the course of their 9-year deal with these stations. The contract is three times..." October 07

  • Love him or hate him, LeBron's agent Rich Paul is just doing his job, and doing it his own way

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As you enter the headquarters of Klutch Sports Group, you're met with a collection of framed NBA action photos assembled across the wall: Phoenix's Eric Bledsoe, Cleveland's Tristan Thompson, Washington's Kevin Seraphin, Miami's Norris Cole, San Antonio's Cory Joseph and of course, Cleveland's..." October 07

  • LeBron James says owners claiming money losses 'will not fly with us this time'

    SB Nation "The NBA has announced its new $24 billion TV deal with ESPN and Turner, and the players have begun weighing in on what it will mean going forward. LeBron James wasn't afraid to speak his mind on the new deal, stating owners claiming money losses "will not fly with us this time," reports Jeff..." October 06