Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Cleveland Cavaliers fight off New Orleans Pelicans, 99-84

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Someone's losing steak had to end Saturday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers found a way in the fourth quarter to make sure it wouldn't be the New Orleans Pelicans'. The Cavaliers broke a two-game skid with a 99-84 victory. New Orleans has lost four in a row. Kyrie Irving scored 19 of his..." February 07

  • LeBron frustrated after last-second loss to Celtics: 'It hurts'

    The Score "Friday night's home game against the Boston Celtics (30-22) was there for the taking for the Cleveland Cavaliers (35-14), but poor execution down the stretch, a 39-point fourth quarter from the visitors, and a dagger from Avery Bradley ultimately led to their demise. LeBron James was left with..." February 06

  • Avery Bradley 3 caps wild comeback for Celtics over Cavs

    Boston Herald "Improbable doesn’t begin to describe it. The Celtics trailed the Cavaliers by four points with seven seconds left — and they managed to pull a 104-103 rabbit out of their hat when Avery Bradley stuck a 3-pointer from the left corner at the buzzer. “It was the perfect storm. Things just went..." February 06

  • Kevin Love will not play vs. Pelicans

    The Score "Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love will not play in Saturday night's contest against the New Orleans Pelicans. Love was forced out of Friday night's matchup between the two clubs after suffering a left thigh bruise." February 06

  • LeBron James: 'I could care less about what I shoot from the 3'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James hasn't made a 3-pointer in six games. He's zero for his last 18. Five misses were in the Cavaliers' 104-103 loss at the buzzer to the Boston Celtics on Friday night. "I could care less about what I shoot from the 3," James snapped. "It's not my game." James was noticeably..." February 06

  • Silver says changes coming to Hack-A-Shaq rule

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s evolving opinion of Hack-A-Player indicates there may be changes to the increasingly practiced and increasingly reviled strategy. After months of media debate, putrid foul shooting, lengthy games and fan discontent, Silver told USA TODAY Sports in an NBA A to Z..." February 05

  • Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith unhappy with being left out of 3-point contest

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith said he knows he can't change the NBA's decision not to include him in the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, but he hopes the league reconsiders how it chooses participants for future All-Star festivities. "Other than stats and analytics and everything they..." February 05

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    Windy: “The #Cavs would love to get their hands on Jared Dudley….”

  • NBA All-Star Saturday Night: LaVine, Curry back to defend their titles

    CBS Sports "The NBA announced its All-Star Weekend participants Thursday, including who will compete in the Slam Dunk Contest, the 3-Point Shootout and the skills competition. Slam Dunk Defending champion Zach LaVine leads the field after last year's electrifying performance. His challengers include..." February 05

  • Charlotte ends their losing streak to LeBron with 106-97 win over Cleveland

    At The Hive "It's over. It's over. It's finally over. The Charlotte pro basketball team's six-year losing streak to Lebron James ended on Wednesday night. The Hornets defeated the King's Cleveland Cavaliers 106-97 inside Time Warner Cable Arena to end a 23-game losing streak to the league's best..." February 04

  • Mo Williams says he won’t ask Cavaliers for a trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mo Williams excelled as the Cavaliers’ starting point guard early in the season, when Kyrie Irving was still recovering from injury. But with Irving healthy and Matthew Dellavedova significantly improved, Williams has fallen from the rotation. He has played just 20 minutes in Cleveland’s last..." February 03

  • Kehlani Confirms Relationship With Kyrie Irving, Says She Isn't In Love

    The Big Lead "Kehlani and Kyrie Irving made some headlines a few weeks ago when it popped up that they were dating. Irving later confirmed the relationship. The two have been very active on social media, and are clearly not shy about their feelings for one another. In an interview with ILY Magazine, the..." February 02

  • Cavaliers get their first win in Indiana in six years by defeating the Pacers in OT, 111-106

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It took half a dozen years and an overtime period, but the Cleveland Cavaliers finally snatched a win in Indiana with a 111-106 defeat of the Indiana Pacers on Monday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Cleveland (35-12) outscored Indiana (25-23) 15-10 in the extra five-minute period. The Cavs..." February 02

  • Kevin Love can celebrate: The Cavaliers finally put him in a team photo

    Sporting News "Kevin Love is like a lot of us. He just wants to hang out with the cool guys. So often in the past, Love has been disregarded. Tossed aside. When the Cavaliers pose for a team Instagram photo, Love is nowhere to be seen. Maybe he wasn't in the area, or maybe LeBron James pushed him out of the..." February 02

  • NBA 2K basketball video game sued over use of player tattoos

    New York Daily News "The makers of hit video game series NBA 2K have been slapped with a copyright infringement lawsuit for using images of several NBA players’ body art — including four of LeBron James’ tattoos — without permission. Solid Oak Sketches claims Take-Two Interactive Software has used eight of its..." February 02

  • Tyronn Lue channels his inner Phil Jackson and Cleveland Cavaliers revert to bad habits

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue wasn't aware until before tipoff. LeBron James first heard about it during his on-court postgame interview. The Cavaliers hadn't won in Indiana since 2010, before Tristan Thompson and Kyrie Irving stepped foot on an NBA court. "Oh, man,'' James said...." February 02

  • Should the Cavs put Mo Williams on the trading block?

    Fear The Sword "It's been a rough 2016 for Mo Williams. Ever since the calendar flipped to the new year, Williams hasn't been playing much for the Cleveland Cavaliers. He's appeared in only five games, receiving no more than eight minutes of playing time in any of those contests. In between, Williams has..." February 01

  • Tyronn Lue is helping Kevin Love remember just how good a player he really is

    SB Nation "David Blatt never connected with LeBron James, and in the end that's why he was fired in Cleveland. But Blatt's inability to effectively blend Kevin Love into the Cavaliers' offense might go down as his greatest blemish. In Minnesota, Love was a beast, the type of scoring machine that was an..." February 01

  • Report: Cavaliers held players-only meeting following Blatt firing

    The Score "Winners of four straight, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been red-hot following the firing of head coach David Blatt, and it could be in part due to a players-only meeting the team reportedly held following Blatt's dismissal. The gathering took place after general manager David Griffin addressed..." February 01

  • LeBron James on why he doesn't want to be an NBA head coach: 'I'll get blamed for every little thing'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Houston's Kevin McHale, Brooklyn's Lionel Hollins, the Cavs' David Blatt . . . and now Jeff Hornacek is the latest NBA coaching casualty. The Phoenix Suns fired Hornacek early Monday morning after dropping 17 of their last 19 games. Coaches are dropping like flies as immense -- and often..." February 01

  • Cavs stars tackled accountability issue in players-only meeting

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers have been invigorated over the last week following game plan changes by new coach Tyronn Lue, but it hasn't been the only event that's positively affected the team. Following a meeting called by general manager David Griffin to inform the team coach David Blatt had been..." February 01

  • How Tyronn Lue's communication skills have put the Cleveland Cavaliers back on track

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The power of effective communication is an integral part of how new head coach Tyronn Lue has boosted the morale in the Cleveland Cavaliers' locker room. Lue is an honest, candid straight shooter, and his players respect that. He has eliminated uncertainty to the best of his ability. His..." February 01

  • How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

    CBS Sports "During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read..." February 01

  • Big 3 combine for 71, lead Cleveland Cavaliers to 117-103 victory over San Antonio Spurs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers entered Saturday's game with a 0-5 record against the San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors and Chicago Bulls. "I don't put a lot of emphasis on it," head coach Tyronn Lue said before tipoff. "I just want to make sure our style of basketball is what we want to play. I..." January 31

  • LeBron James' uni mix-up surprised him, too: 'Never realized that'

    ESPN "Everything seemed to click for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in their 117-103 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. Well, almost everything. James started the game wearing the wrong shorts. James had on the Cavs' standard-issue gold shorts for the 2015-16 season, while the..." January 31

  • Cavaliers' Richard Jefferson battling through toe injury

    ESPN "Richard Jefferson recently switched to wearing LeBron James' signature Nike sneakers. The choice in footwear didn’t have anything to do with No. 24 on the Cleveland Cavaliers wanting to be like No. 23. The reason the 35-year-old small forward opted for the LeBrons over the Nike Zoom HyperRevs..." January 30

  • Cavaliers' Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving spark 114-106 win against Pistons

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "During a week of firsts, the Cleveland Cavaliers claimed another. The first road win of the Tyronn Lue era. The Cavaliers raced past the Detroit Pistons on Friday night, 114-106, extending their winning streak to three games thanks to another explosive offense performance, led by Kevin Love..." January 30

  • LeBron joins rare company in scoring, assists during win over Pistons

    The Score "LeBron James hit two significant milestones in Friday night's 114-102 win over the Detroit Pistons. He became only the 17th player in NBA history to score 26,000 career points, and also passed Derek Harper for 20th all time in league assists. By the end of this season, James could pass up to..." January 30

  • Tyronn Lue: 1st-place Cavs deserve more than 1 All-Star

    The Score "Tyronn Lue wasn't happy when the Eastern Conference All-Star reserves were announced Thursday night. Specifically, Lue scratched his head at his fellow coaches' decision to leave Kevin Love's name off the ballot. "I just thought, in this league it's always been about winning and winning has..." January 29

  • Pat Riley: LeBron 'never, ever' requested Erik Spoelstra firing

    ESPN "If LeBron James ever wanted Erik Spoelstra fired as coach while a member of the Heat, he never expressed that sentiment to team president Pat Riley. "Not from him to me, ever," Riley said Thursday of James, who left the Heat two seasons ago in free agency to return to Cleveland. "So a lot of..." January 29

  • All-Star Reserves Announced

    NBA.com "Millions of fan votes decided who the starters would be for the 65th NBA All-Star Game next month in Toronto. Only 12 to 14 were required, from coaches around the league, were required to decide the 14 other players who would fill out the rosters for the Eastern and Western Conference..." January 29

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    Brad Turner @BA_Turner

    East All Star reserves: Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Paul Millsap, Andre Drummond, Chris Bosh, John Wall, Isaiah Thomas

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    Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen

    Western Conference reserves: Draymond Green, James Harden, Chris Paul, Klay Thompson, Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Aldridge. No Dirk.

  • Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Phoenix Suns 115-93

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With the Cleveland Cavaliers continuing to adopt a new accelerated offensive flow on the fly, it sure helps to get a mediocre opponent in the house. Fortunately for the defending Eastern Conference champions, the Phoenix Suns were in town and they didn't disappoint. After a competitive first..." January 28

  • Report: No Cavaliers veterans liked David Blatt

    Pro Basketball Talk "Cavaliers general manager David Griffin tried to pin David Blatt’s firing on lackluster results on the court. That’s a tough case considering Blatt guided Cleveland’s to last year’s NBA Finals and a 30-11 start this season. So, what was it? LeBron James, despite his denials and public..." January 28

  • NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to reevaluate fan voting for All-Star Game

    USA Today "Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially took over for David Stern during All-Star weekend nearly two years ago, his willingness to consider any and all changes that would improve the league has been one of the hallmarks of his tenure. That ideology, it appears, will apply to the All-Star..." January 28

  • Tyronn Lue to coach Eastern Conference all-stars

    Larry Brown Sports "Tyronn Lue has just three games under his belt as a head coach. However, that won’t stop him from the coaching in this year’s NBA All-Star Game. The league announced on Wednesday Lue will assume the role of head coach for the Eastern Conference in next month’s showcase in Toronto. Lue, of..." January 28

  • LeBron denies bid to oust Spoelstra, any contact with Heat limited partner

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "LeBron James said Wednesday that he not only was caught off guard by a report that linked him to an attempted bid to fire Erik Spoelstra as Miami Heat coach during his time with the team, but that he had never met the protagonist at the center of the tempest. According to a radio interview in..." January 28

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    BREAKING: @cavs new head man Tyronn Lue to coach East @NBAAllStar squad. pic.twitter.com/0VGtGHyozJ

  • LeBron James defends reputation, calls criticism he undermines coaches unfair

    ESPN "Responding to criticism stemming from the Cleveland Cavaliers firing head coach David Blatt despite the team's first place record in the Eastern Conference, LeBron James said, "I think it does suck that people want to throw my name in dirt," after the Cavs held shootaround on Wednesday..." January 27

  • LeBron James fires back at critics: 'It does suck that people want to throw my name in dirt'

    Akron Beacon Journal "After taking hits for days over his perceived role in David Blatt’s firing and the belief he is a coach killer, LeBron James fired back Wednesday. James said he has always supported his head coach, dating back to childhood, and he insists he has never undermined any of his coaches. “People get..." January 27

  • Gregg Popovich can't be *too* critical of the David Blatt firing

    Yahoo! Sports "On Monday, a much-anticipated showdown between the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs was shot to bits by the removal of Spurs big man Tim Duncan, and further shot to bits by the sterling play of both the Warriors and Stephen Curry. Curry obliterated San Antonio’s top-ranked defense on..." January 27

  • Heat Minority Owner Claims LeBron James Tried to Get Erik Spoelstra Fired in 2010

    Uproxx "It’s been posited elsewhere that the only reason Erik Spoelstra remained in his position as head coach during the rocky early days of the Big-3 era in Miami is because he had the backing of Pat Riley. And Tuesday, as the media was still trying to make sense of David Blatt’s sudden ouster as head..." January 27

  • Israeli Journalist Compares LeBron James to Hamas in Light of David Blatt’s Firing

    Complex ""All of Israel is behind the Cavaliers." That's what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his good friend David Blatt before Cleveland's NBA Finals appearance last year. That isn't the case anymore. Since the legendary Maccabi Tel Aviv coach was unceremoniously fired a few days..." January 27

  • Should the Celtics trade for Kevin Love?

    Celtics Blog "There aren't any trade rumors to discuss at the moment but I thought I'd fill in some of the space before the deadline with a series dedicated to trade speculation. I'm starting with the topic du jour, Kevin Love. Is he available? Let's start with his availability. Are the Cavs really..." January 26

  • Tyronn Lue gets his first coaching win as Cleveland Cavaliers pull off 114-107 victory over Minnesota Timberwolves

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A late third-quarter surge by the Cleveland Cavaliers was enough to award Tyronn Lue his first head coaching victory Monday night. Cleveland secured the 114-107 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Quicken Loans Arena on Australia Day, which featured Aussie tributes in the stands and special..." January 26

  • Kevin Love Could Be Next to Go

    CBS Sports "Hey, can we back up for a second? I need to go back and look at something with you all. See, when David Blatt was fired on Friday, it was basically mass chaos on the internet. Immediately a flood of stories started coming in to reflect the insanity that is the 31-win best team in the Eastern..." January 26

  • Tyronn Lue wants Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love to focus less on 'their brand' and defer to LeBron James

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Had the Cavaliers not just fired one coach, promoted another, and lost to the Chicago Bulls last weekend, some commentary from Tyronn Lue about what's not working between LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love might've made more noise. Lue, who was speaking Saturday before his first game as..." January 26

  • Kevin Love not on trade block now or ever, Cavaliers GM asserts

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said Monday that the team is not involved in any trade talks regarding Kevin Love. "You'd have to go a long way to convince me that we're a better team winning in the Finals without a player like Kevin on our team," Griffin said in an interview..." January 26

  • Popovich takes a shot at Cavaliers in post-game interview

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is sly. He saw a golden opportunity and seized it. In the aftermath of the Spurs' 30-point thrashing at the hands of the Golden State Warriors, Popovich used a post-game meeting with reporters to throw some serious shade at Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David..." January 26