Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Cavs throttle Raptors, grab 3-2 series lead

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Kevin Love worked his way inside for an easy basket to start the game, then splashed a 3-pointer in transition. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward waved to the crowd to grow louder and capped a brilliant first half by zipping a two-handed, overhead pass halfway down the court to..." May 26

  • Leonard, Green, Jordan, Bradley, Paul On All-Defensive Team

    Pro Basketball Talk "There wasn’t much consensus among All-Defensive voters, except for this. Kawhi Leonard is really good. The back-to-back reigning Defensive Player of the Year was the only player to appear on every ballot, and he made the first team on all 130. He leads a pretty well-selected group: First..." May 25

  • NBA Playoffs Odds 2016: Warriors Lose Status As Championship Favorites

    NESN "For the first time in many months, the Golden State Warriors no longer are the favorites to win the 2016 NBA Finals. The defending champions trail the Oklahoma City Thunder 3-1 in their Western Conference finals series after losing Game 4 on Tuesday night. Golden State will try to become just the..." May 25

  • LeBron James trying to instill ‘sense of calmness’ ahead of Game 5

    Sportress of Blogitude "LeBron James says he’s doing his best to instill a “sense of calmness” in his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates ahead of a Game 5 showdown with the Toronto Raptors that has taken on incredible significance after the team lost two on the road to even up the Eastern Conference Finals. The unstoppable..." May 25

  • Stephen A. Smith: LeBron Could Leave Cleveland If Cavs Win NBA Title

    Complex "As of right now, Cavaliers fans are hoping, wishing, and praying that LeBron James can lead their team to its first championship in NBA history. But if LeBron is able to do it, could it end up backfiring on those very fans? The same ones who welcomed him back with open arms in 2014 after he..." May 25

  • Raptors hold off Cavs, even East finals at 2-2

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Eastern Conference final has turned into a homer's series. After dominating the first two games at home, the Cleveland Cavaliers found the Toronto Raptors to be a lot more difficult to play in enemy territory. As a result, the Cavaliers lost their first two games of the..." May 24

  • Craig Sager to receive Jimmy V Award for Perseverance

    College Spun "During the Western Conference Finals, NBA fans can find Craig Sager doing his normal job, handling sideline duties for TNT. Sager, who was given just a few months to live back in March, continues to work the job he loves, even driving hours from chemotherapy treatments to make sure he’s in time..." May 24

  • Kevin Love hurt his knee in Game 4, but should play in Game 5

    Fear The Sword "If you saw Kevin Love limping off the floor during the third quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 3 loss to the Toronto Raptors and panicked a bit, you can now relax. Love did hurt his knee after stepping on official's foot, but said after last night's game that he's fine and should play in..." May 24

  • Mission Impossible: African-Americans & analytics

    The Undefeated "The mission was to find black folks who spend anytime talking about advanced analytics, whose conversations are framed by — or even casually include references to — win shares or effective shooting percentage, WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched) or points per 100 possessions. It’s a failed..." May 24

  • At least LeBron will stay if the Cavaliers lose, right? While We’re Waiting…

    Waiting For Next Year "Sorry, no “Happy Tuesday!” message from me today. It’s not a happy Tuesday. Well, other than the fact that today is Taco Tuesday and I am getting cheap tacos for lunch, that is. But I digress. You didn’t come here to read about tacos, you came here to commiserate with fellow Cleveland sports fans..." May 24

  • Drake says in Instagram post Kyrie Irving 'gave' Raptors two wins

    ESPN "One game after roasting LeBron James on Instagram, Toronto Raptors global ambassador Drake was in the house for Game 4 in Toronto. This time, it was Kyrie Irving who was the target of Drake's social media ire following the Raptors' Game 4 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. In the two games in..." May 24

  • Shaq says ex-teammate Tyronn Lue wasn't allowed to trash-talk him

    Fox Sports "In the latest round of nostalgic analysis from a former NBA player, communication between teammates used to be different -- a.k.a. the right way -- back in the day. On last night's "Inside The NBA," TNT analyst and future Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal said he wouldn't let role players like..." May 24

  • The Cavaliers have a Kevin Love problem again

    New York Post "The Eastern Conference Finals are tied at two games apiece following the Toronto Raptors’ stirring Game 4 win, and now the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Big 3 of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Channing Frye need to step up. What, you thought Kevin Love? Nope. The max-contract, three-time All-Star..." May 24

  • LeBron James a 'confident guy' in familiar Game 5, where he's had mixed results

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Since the Raptors earned the right to play the Cavaliers in the Eastern finals, LeBron James has given them their due. Even after the Raptors evened this series at two games apiece with a 105-99 win Monday night, Kyle Lowry said he didn't think the Cavs "ever looked at us like inferior..." May 24

  • Frye: Cavaliers defensive effort in Game 4 'some bulls---'

    The Score "Channing Frye doesn't have to dig very deep into the boxscore to point out what went wrong during the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-99 Game 4 loss Monday to the Toronto Raptors. "They shot 54 percent. We've just got to look at the film and do better," Frye told reporters. "That's some..." May 24

  • Shaq says ex-teammate Tyronn Lue wasn't allowed to talk to him

    The Score "Shaquille O'Neal had a strict communication policy during his playing days. " May 23

  • LeBron James to pay Dahntay Jones' fine

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James said he intends to cover the fine imposed on Cleveland Cavaliers reserve Dahntay Jones for the one-game suspension he received for punching Bismack Biyombo in the groin at the end of Game 3. The cost? About $80. Jones struck Biyombo in a sensitive area with 17.6 seconds..." May 23

  • Dahntay Jones suspended, Dwane Casey fined

    Raptors Republic "The NBA has fined Toronto Raptors head coach $25,000 for public criticism of officiating following the team’s Game 3 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday. In his post-game press conference, Casey initially appeared to be trying to bite his tongue, but he reached a point where he..." May 23

  • LeBron passes Kidd on NBA's all-time playoff assists list

    The Score "LeBron James' scoring throughout the postseason has put him in the company of some of the greatest playoff performers of all time. During Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, though, it was his passing which got some much-deserved attention instead. With his third dime of the night against..." May 22

  • DeRozan, Biyombo give Raptors new life

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Raptors crushed any ideas that they were going to be swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday. Led by 32 points from DeMar DeRozan and a franchise playoff record of 26 rebounds by Bismack Biyombo, the Raptors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 99-84 in Game 3 of the..." May 22

  • Tyronn Lue: I should have called more plays for LeBron James

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue believes he made a mistake by not calling more plays for LeBron James in his team's Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 loss to the Toronto Raptors. James said he believes the team will have a better game plan for Monday's Game 4. The Cavs scored just 84 points..." May 22

  • David Blatt says he will coach somewhere next season

    USA Today "Just a few kilometers from Air Canada Center at the old, historic Maple Leaf Gardens and just minutes before the Toronto Raptors played the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals, former Cavs David Blatt talked at a Canada Basketball coaching clinic. “What..." May 22

  • Cavs' Jefferson: 'We the South are going to be OK'

    The Score "Following in the footsteps of the Indiana Pacers, the Cleveland Cavaliers are also taking their turn spinning the "We The North" mantra held by the Toronto Raptors. Smarting from their first loss of the postseason, the Cavaliers were calm and relaxed after practice Sunday, and veteran forward..." May 22

  • GoFundMe Started for LeBron’s Recovery After His Flopping

    Black Sports Online "Of course a GoFundMe has been started for LeBron after he flopped after being elbowed by his own teammate Tristan Thompson. " May 22

  • Tyronn Lue responds to Bismack Biyombo’s finger-wagging

    Larry Brown Sports "Raptors center Bismack Biyombo dominated the Cavs on the interior in Toronto’s 99-84 Game 3 victory over Cleveland Saturday, pulling down a franchise-best 26 rebounds while recording four blocked shots. For Biyombo, who has been known to engage in some Dikembe Mutombo-style finger-waving from time..." May 22

  • Blatt: Cavaliers are 'the team to beat right now'

    ESPN "Former Cavaliers coach David Blatt holds no ill will toward his former team. In fact, he believes Cleveland is the favorite to win the NBA championship this season. "I think they're playing great," Blatt told ESPN.com on Saturday, shortly before the Toronto Raptors beat the Cavs 99-84 in Game 3..." May 22

  • LeBron quotes Jay Z when discussing hard fouls

    SI "LeBron James was involved in a scuffle in the second quarter of the Cavaliers’ 99–84 Game 3 loss to the Raptors on Saturday, and was fouled hard by Bismack Biyombo later. After the game, James was asked about his mentality after said fouls, and his tendency not to react with physicality toward..." May 22

  • Drake disses LeBron on Instagram following Cavs' Game 3 loss

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Drake wasn't inside the Air Canada Centre for the Toronto Raptors' 99-84 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night. However, the rapper and Raptors ambassador, who is often seated courtside, enjoyed the game from afar. " May 22

  • Irving says he's OK after leaving Game 3 early

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers lost their first game of the postseason, falling to the Toronto Raptors, 99-84, on Saturday night. But the scoreboard wasn't the worst sight of the evening for the Cavs. Kyrie Irving walked to the locker room in noticeable pain with around a minute remaining, taking..." May 22

  • Sore ankle continues to bother Matthew Dellavedova

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova continues to experience soreness in his left ankle, according to coach Tyronn Lue, and his playing status will be determined after going through shootaround Saturday morning prior to Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Toronto..." May 21

  • Charles Oakley: 'Cavaliers are playing JV teams right now'

    The Score "Charles Oakley doesn't think much of the Eastern Conference, aside from his hometown club. The Cleveland Cavaliers, who currently sport a 10-0 record, have rolled all three opponents set before them in their bid for a second-straight Finals appearance. That's left Oakley unimpressed with how..." May 21

  • LeBron passes Shaq on NBA's all-time playoff scoring list

    The Score "LeBron James' journey to the top of the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list continued during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night against the Toronto Raptors. With his 19th point of the evening, the four-time league Most Valuable Player passed former Cleveland Cavaliers..." May 20

  • James' triple-double powers Cavs to rout of Raptors

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- On the same night he passed one legend in scoring, LeBron James stopped outside the locker room to greet another. The postseason legend of the Cleveland Cavaliers, meanwhile, is still growing. James recorded his 15th career postseason triple-double on the same night he..." May 20

  • Lue calls LeBron 'the best player in the world'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavalier fans should savor every moment of the postseason. That's because the NBA has seldom witnessed anything quite like how the Cavs are charging through the Eastern Conference playoffs. Ten games ... ten wins ... hundreds of great plays. That's right ... hundreds. Which..." May 20

  • LeBron and Wade's friendship enrages the NBA -- and that's just fine with them

    ESPN "NO ONE UNDERSTANDS the most infamous friendship in American sports like Gabrielle Union. The Hollywood actress did more, for instance, than merely marry Dwyane Wade in Miami on Aug. 30, 2014. Union choreographed a multisegment handshake with Wade that featured LeBron James' signature stomp..." May 20

  • Kyle Lowry Wanted to Watch OKC-Warriors With Tyronn Lue

    Fox Sports "Toronto Raptors star guard Kyle Lowry has a very close relationship with Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue. How close? The Raptors point guard, who talked to Lue throughout the first two rounds of the Eastern Conference playoffs, told Lue he wanted to watch Game 2 of the..." May 20

  • Ex-Cavalier coach Blatt supports Lue despite extended silence

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With the Cavaliers sporting a 10-0 playoff record and beating teams by a league-high average of 13.2 points per game, loyalists of the organization are overjoyed with what this team has accomplished. On Thursday evening, the Toronto Raptors plunged into a 0-2 Eastern Conference Finals hole..." May 20

  • Kevin Love injury scare a reminder of how much Cavaliers need him

    Sporting News "Kevin Love sat to the right of the LeBron James at the podium and exchanged a few whispers while waiting for the question to come. Seven questions into the postgame press conference, a reporter finally asked Love about the left shoulder. Love took a hit late in the third quarter of Cleveland’s..." May 20

  • Lue passes Riley for consecutive wins to start playoff coaching career

    The Score "With the Cleveland Cavaliers' 108-89 Game 2 victory Thursday over the Toronto Raptors, Tyronn Lue set an NBA record for most consecutive victories to begin a postseason coaching career. Lue's 10-0 start this spring with the Cavs surpasses the nine straight wins Pat Riley racked up in his rookie..." May 20

  • DeMarre Carroll on LeBron James flagrant foul complaints: ‘We don’t act’

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James feels that he hasn’t gotten a fair shake when it comes to flagrant fouls in the postseason, but one Toronto Raptors player seems to think there’s a reason for that. On Tuesday, James wondered aloud what it would take for a flagrant foul to be called in his favor, having been..." May 19

  • Bismack Biyombo not afraid of LeBron James, only lions

    The Sports Daily "What is Toronto Raptors center Bismack Biyombo afraid of? Not LeBron James, that’s for sure. “No I’m not and I will never be. I’m never afraid of human beings,” Biyombo told reporters Thursday when asked if he was afraid of James. “I always joke with Kyle [Lowry], I’m afraid of..." May 19

  • Forget Cleveland’s title drought, James is guaranteeing college educations and more to poor kids in Akron

    The Undefeated "On the north side of Akron, Ohio, inside the cafeteria of crumbling Firestone High School, Theresa Magee sits impassively at a small table. The infectious “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” bounces off the drab tile walls, but she doesn’t move. The aroma of sweet barbecue wafts through the air, but she..." May 19

  • Tyronn Lue Has Allegedly Been Telling LeBron to STFU in Huddles

    Black Sports Online "This is big IF TRUE… David Blatt’s main problem was LeBron didn’t respect him because he never challenged him. Tyronn Lue probably noticed this and figured if he was going to succeed he had no choice but to punk LeBron a few times. According to this report from CBS Sports that is what has..." May 19

  • Cavs go inside, crush Raptors in Game 1

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- As 3-pointers fell at historic rates through the first two rounds of the postseason, LeBron James' message never changed: The Cleveland Cavaliers are not just a team of jump-shooters. In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, James and the Cavaliers proved it. On a night when..." May 18

  • Gilbert Arenas puts $500,000 down on Cavaliers winning title

    Sportsnaut "Former NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas is one interesting character. Never afraid to shy away from controversy during his playing days, the former second-round pick has taken that to new levels following his retirement. Just a week after indicating that San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard is..." May 18

  • Orlando guard Evan Fournier: Raptors have ‘zero chance’ of winning game against Cleveland

    Larry Brown Sports "Very few NBA observers are giving the Toronto Raptors a chance against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. It turns out that even people within the game feel that way, too. Take, for example, Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier, who offered his opinion on how the series will..." May 18

  • Tales from the NBA draft lottery

    ESPN "For a moment in the closed-off lottery drawing room, there is real suspense. The machine with the 14 pingpong balls inside flips on, the balls fly around, and a timekeeper with his back to it waits 20 seconds before raising his hand, the signal for the operator to suck up the first ball. Those..." May 18

  • Here’s Why LeBron James Hasn’t Been in More Movies

    Complex "On Tuesday, GQ published an interview they did with LeBron James' business partner Maverick Carter. It touched on a number of topics related to the multifaceted marketing power of the Cavaliers' star. Carter talked about the Nike deal he helped LeBron negotiate that is likely worth $1 billion, the..." May 17

  • Ryan Anderson says he was nearly traded to Cavs, looks forward to free agency market

    The Advocate "Ryan Anderson might well leave the New Orleans Pelicans in free agency this summer. He almost left New Orleans a little sooner. As a guest on “The Vertical Podcast” with JJ Redick on Monday, Anderson said he nearly was dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers at the trade deadline before Cleveland..." May 17

  • Barcelona eyeing David Blatt for head coaching job?

    Sportando "FC Barcelona is eyeing David Blatt for head coaching job. According to El Mundo Deportivo the Spanish powerhouse contacted the coach asking if he is interested in returning to Europe after his NBA experience. After winning the Euroleague title with Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2014, Blatt became the head..." May 17