Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Lue: Crazy to think I need permission from Love, Irving to bench them

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was unhappy Saturday about how a key decision he made in Game 3 of the team's first-round series with the Indiana Pacers was being portrayed in the media. After he benched Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in the fourth quarter of the Cavs' 119-114..." April 23

  • LeBron James passes Kobe Bryant for third on NBA playoff scoring list

    CBS Sports "This just in -- LeBron James is really good. James continued his assault on the NBA record book with a jumper in the second quarter of Thursday's Game 3 of the Cavaliers' opening-round playoff series with the Indiana Pacers. The basket gave him 5,641 playoff points for his career, passing Kobe..." April 21

  • Jeff Teague guarantees Pacers won't be swept by Cavs

    Indianapolis Star "They produced the greatest offensive half in franchise history. They then followed it with a half that made every fan feel nervous, queasy, and ultimately, sick. The Indiana Pacers had a chance to win Game 3 and establish themselves in their opening-round playoff series against the Cleveland..." April 21

  • Kyrie: LeBron 'still amazes me'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Exhausted after playing the entire second half and willing his team back from a 25-point halftime deficit, LeBron James sat at the podium by himself while being peppered with questions, from his 3-point shooting to the contributions by the bench to admiration for rapper Kendrick Lamar, who James..." April 21

  • Cavaliers erase 26-point deficit, stun Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Trailing by 26 points. On the road. In the NBA playoffs. For most NBA players, even those who play at an elite level, it probably would be best to simply move on to the next game. But not for LeBron James, who added another chapter to his legend Thursday night,..." April 20

  • JR Smith to start Game 3 for Cavaliers

    ESPN "When JR Smith walked out of the arena after not playing in the second half of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 117-111 Game 2 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday because of a hamstring injury, he vowed to play in Game 3 as long as the Cavs would let him. Smith got his wish Thursday after getting..." April 20

  • The NBA Players Who Are Too Busy Complaining To Get Back On D

    Five Thirty Eight "As someone who each week watches about a dozen NBA games for a living, I have my fair share of pet peeves. Like many fans, I lose my patience with the glitchy League Pass whenever I’m forced to stream a game on my laptop. By the ends of close games, I’ve often lost interest during the 15-minute..." April 20

  • Pacers' Lance Stephenson on stopping LeBron James: 'You gotta tame him'

    USA Today "No matter the role, Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson is just content to be wearing an NBA uniform. “I’m just happy I’m playing, happy I’m on the court with a playoff team,” Stephenson said in Cleveland earlier this week. Stephenson was an integral part of those two Pacers teams that..." April 20

  • This Is The NBA Draft Order And Lottery Odds After Tiebreakers Were Decided

    Dime Magazine "The NBA Draft Lottery isn’t until May 16, but the ping-pong ball fun got started on Tuesday when the league broke all the necessary tiebreakers for the lottery odds and 16 non-lottery spots in the draft. In total, there were five ties broken on Tuesday by way of the all powerful ping-pong ball..." April 18

  • Here Is The BIG3 Basketball League’s Full 10-City Schedule For The Summer

    Uproxx "The BIG3’s full 10-week, 10-city schedule has been released, as the fledgling basketball league filled with former NBA stars like Allen Iverson, Jason Williams, Stephen Jackson, Chauncey Billups and many more will begin in late June with their inaugural games at the Barclays Center in..." April 18

  • LeBron James says Cavs 'right there on turning the switch'

    ESPN "Never mind that the Cleveland Cavaliers nearly blew another late double-digit lead in their 117-111 Game 2 victory over the Indiana Pacers to go up 2-0 in their Eastern Conference first-round series. LeBron James says the defending-champion Cavs are on the brink of putting it all..." April 18

  • Cavs open 2-0 lead over Pacers with 117-111 win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Never mind the blown fourth-quarter leads. After beating the Indiana Pacers 117-111 on Monday night in Game 2 of an Eastern Conference first-round playoff series, the Cleveland Cavaliers are feeling pretty good about themselves. The Cavs have never lost a playoff series in..." April 17

  • Pacers confined to hotel Sunday amid manhunt for Cleveland Facebook killer

    USA Today "The Indiana Pacers were told to stay in their team hotel Sunday night because the search for the Facebook killer in Cleveland was still ongoing. "We were instructed to stay put because of the situation that was happening last night," Pacers coach Nate McMillan said during the Monday morning..." April 17

  • LeBron James alters free-throw stance, routine with Kyle Korver's help

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After the worst free-throw shooting season of his career, LeBron James vowed to fix his problems going into the playoffs. And he called on one of the best for some instruction: teammate Kyle Korver. "Myself and Kyle, we kind have been brainstorming about it, how to get it to be more..." April 17

  • Dwyane Wade compares game of Jimmy Butler to LeBron James'

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade played with LeBron James long enough to know how overwhelming James can be on both ends of the floor. After watching Bulls All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler's monster performance against the Celtics on Sunday, he was ready to compare his current teammate to his old..." April 17

  • LeBron on Isaiah Thomas' performance after tragedy: 'He was unbelievable'

    CBS Sports "Sunday featured one of the most emotional NBA playoff openers in recent memory, as Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas took the court one day after learning that his younger sister had passed away in a car accident. Many doubted whether Thomas would play, but word came out a few hours beforehand that..." April 17

  • Twitter Roasts Warriors for Using Slogan Similar to Cavaliers' 'Defend the Land'

    Bleacher Report "Since LeBron James returned to the Cavaliers, the team has adopted "The Land" as a term for Cleveland. Fresh off their first-ever NBA title, the Cavs have made "#DefendTheLand" their postseason motto. Apparently, the Golden State Warriors liked it. Sunday's 121-109 win over the Portland..." April 17

  • The Cleveland Cavaliers are Muting Drake’s Golden State Warriors References

    Complex "Aside from parlaying his success into an official NBA job with his hometown Toronto Raptors, you can still catch Drake regularly dropping references to his favorite NBA players. But if you’re hoping to hear bars about “Chef Curry with the shot” or “gettin’ cheddar packs like KD,” don’t expect the..." April 16

  • LeBron James after win: ‘We still need to clean things up’

    Yardbarker "The Cleveland Cavaliers won a nail-biter in Game 1 of their opening round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, 109-108. LeBron James was happy that his team got the win, and he was satisfied with the team’s effort and energy. But he believes the team still has some work to..." April 16

  • Miles misfires as Cavaliers stave off Pacers in opener

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers were going to stop at nothing to get the ball out of Paul George's hands with the clock winding down. The idea was to get a stop. Cleveland got the one it needed when C.J. Miles missed a wide-open jumper at the buzzer, and the Cavaliers beat the..." April 15

  • LeBron James joins an elite NBA club today

    Yardbarker "The Indiana Pacers head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers on Saturday. While the Cavaliers haven’t been playing their best basketball of the year (by any means), they still are heavy favorites to eliminate Paul George and the Pacers. With Saturday’s game, LeBron James joins an elite club..." April 15

  • Cavs GM on releasing Larry Sanders: ‘He’s kind of flaky’

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Cavaliers surprised the NBA world by releasing center Larry Sanders on the final day of the regular season. While Sanders had not played a big role on the team for the month he was on its roster, most figured that he figured into the Cavaliers’ long-term plans. Nearly two years..." April 15

  • Kevin Love: 'Without a Little Chaos, I Guess We're Not the Cleveland Cavaliers'

    Complex "The Cleveland Cavaliers begin their NBA championship defense Saturday. The reigning champs enter the postseason with more questions than answers, however, as the team has struggled down the stretch, falling to the No. 2 seed in the East behind the Celtics. While the Cavs have looked shaky, we've..." April 15

  • Could LeBron James move on from the Cavaliers?

    Sportsnaut "The drama. It would be absolutely absurd if LeBron James decided at some point at a later date to move on from the Cleveland Cavaliers once again. However ridiculous this may seem on the surface, one NBA insider it not closing the door on that possibility. In an interview on ESPN Radio..." April 15

  • LeBron James’ chance to surpass Michael Jordan is on the line in these NBA playoffs

    Fox Sports "This is your moment, LeBron James. Your entire legacy comes down to these NBA playoffs. You already told the world what we all knew: You want to surpass Michael Jordan. You want to be the greatest of all time. That is still your goal, right? Well, if you want to catch that ghost, you’ll..." April 14

  • LeBron won't dwell on Cavs' 'strange' regular season, locked in for playoffs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James has played this game before. He gets an idea in his head, a perceived slight or a real one, and he uses it as motivation to propel him to The Finals. He lets everyone know it exists, but he doesn't say what it is. James said on Thursday that the Cavs "have a good chance to win..." April 14

  • Paul George on the Cavs: 'It’s who I’ve wanted to matchup against'

    Indianapolis Star "The regular-season finale for the Indiana Pacers represented an opportunity to continue playing. A long, odd 82-game journey led to a pivotal finale — the chance to finish with a winning record, to extend their winning streak to five games and reach the NBA’s 16-team postseason..." April 14

  • Larry Sanders missed team bus before being cut

    The Athletic "It took Larry Sanders 27 months to decide he wanted to give basketball another try. It took the Cavs 28 days to determine he still isn’t ready. In a season full of surprising twists, the Cavs began the final day of the regular season with one more when they released Sanders. Now it’s fair to..." April 13

  • Celtics owner: ‘I don’t think we’re as good as Cleveland’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics are on the verge of clinching the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, but owner Wyc Grousbeck isn’t exactly exuding much confidence. In an appearance on WEEI’s Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Wednesday, Grousbeck expressed skepticism that his team could compete with the rival..." April 13

  • NBA GMs looking to tweak contract buyout and waiver process

    Fanrag Sports "A majority of general managers in the NBA are urging the league to begin a dialogue on possible tweaks to the in-season contract buyout and waiver process, according to a report from The Vertical. Among front office and personnel, there’s an ongoing worry regarding the buyout process. The..." April 13

  • LeBron James announces Family Foundation will open Akron I Promise School

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After years of motivating more than 1,000 kids to stay on track, get an education and dream big, the LeBron James Family Foundation on Tuesday announced it will partner with Akron Public Schools to create a new I PROMISE School. Eligible students will be selected via a lottery system for the..." April 12

  • Raptors roll, assure Cavs of East's No. 2 seed

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Toronto Raptors finally won a game against the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, with an eye toward four more in the playoffs. Norman Powell led all scorers with 25 points, and the Raptors pounded the Cavs 98-83 in the final game of the regular season. Cleveland,..." April 12

  • Khloe Kardashian Would Marry Tristan Thompson If He Popped The Question

    Dime Magazine "Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian have been together for a while now – they started dating in 2016 and seem to be pretty happy with one another. Could they be so happy that they decide to spend the rest of their lives together? As it turns out, Kardashian is ready, as she said in an..." April 12

  • Cavaliers to cut Larry Sanders, sign Edy Tavares for playoffs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Larry Sanders experiment is apparently over with the Cavaliers, who are planning to release him and sign 7-3 center Edy Tavares for the playoffs, two sources told cleveland.com. The dual roster moves were first reported by The Vertical." April 12

  • Cavaliers to sign veteran Dahntay Jones

    Fanrag Sports "As the Cleveland Cavaliers make final preparations for their title defense, Cleveland will add backup guard Dahntay Jones to the roster, according to NBA reporter Chris Haynes of ESPN. He fills a vacancy, which Cleveland created by waiving DeAndre Liggins on Sunday. Jones was on the Cavaliers..." April 11

  • Westbrook, LeBron & CP3 Have Disdain for Curry, Book Claims

    The Big Lead "In the midst of Cleveland’s historic NBA Finals rally from a 3-1 deficit against Golden State in 2016, this happened in Game 6: An uncharacteristic moment of trash talk from LeBron to the 2-time MVP, Stephen Curry. Friends talk trash all the time, and make no mistake, LeBron and Curry were..." April 11

  • Cleveland council moves Quicken Loans Arena upgrades closer to approval, final vote coming next week

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "City Council moved a plan to commit $88 million in tax revenues toward upgrades proposed for Quicken Loans Arena one step closer to passage Monday, but fell one vote short of being able to approve it immediately. Council voted 11-6 to suspend its rules on an ordinance that will contribute a..." April 11

  • Only one of Warriors’ Big Four missed the cut in NBA’s 15 most popular jerseys

    Fox Sports "When it comes to selling merchandise, popularity matters. That’s the case in the NFL and MLB, and it’s certainly true in the NBA. That’s part of the reason Stephen Curry has dominated jersey sales for quite a while now. His reign of having the most popular jersey in the league continued this..." April 11

  • Officials missed three crucial calls that hurt Cavaliers in loss to Hawks, NBA says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyrie Irving should not have been called for charging late in overtime and of course the two Hawks who tied him up for a jump ball at the end of regulation Sunday were out of bounds, according to an officiating review of Cleveland's 126-125 loss released Monday by the NBA. The review was..." April 11

  • LeBron James will sit out Cleveland Cavaliers' season finale

    NBA.com "The top seed in the Eastern Conference is still in play, but LeBron James will reportedly not play to help his team claim it. According to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic (Cleveland), James will sit out the Cavaliers' season finale against the Raptors on Wednesday. This news comes despite Cleveland..." April 11

  • LaVar Ball: 'Who cares about LeBron James? I don't care about LeBron'

    CBS Sports "When LaVar Ball joined 92.3 The Fan’s “Bull & Fox” on Monday, the first thing he said was that he regrets none of his previous public comments. Some context: This is the man who claimed he could have killed Michael Jordan one-on-one and said on many occasions that his son Lonzo Ball is better than..." April 11

  • Heat still alive; Cavs fall into second with OT loss

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Picture the Miami Heat as Uma Thurman's character in "Kill Bill." Just when it appeared the Heat might be buried, they punched a hole in their casket and dug themselves out of the dirt. On a night in which the Heat failed to get help from the three teams they needed to lose,..." April 10

  • LeBron James Likely Would Have Re-Signed With Heat Had They Won 2014 Finals

    Real GM Basketball "LeBron James would have likely re-signed with the Miami Heat in 2014 had they won their third straight Finals, according to an except from a new book called Return of the King: Lebron James, The Cleveland Cavaliers and The Greatest Comeback in NBA History by Brian Windhorst and Dave..." April 10

  • LeBron James and Cavaliers teammates partied in Miami after brutal loss to Hawks

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Cavaliers allowed the Atlanta Hawks to engineer a historic fourth-quarter comeback Sunday and ultimately lost in overtime. So what did LeBron James and Co. do to salve their wounds? They partied it up in Miami, of course. According to TMZ Sports, James, Tristan Thompson and J.R...." April 10

  • Cavaliers express frustration at officials after 26-point meltdown

    ESPN "After failing to protect a 26-point fourth-quarter lead in their 126-125 overtime loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, several members of the Cleveland Cavaliers found fault in the officials for contributing to their collapse. "It wasn't a foul on my sixth foul," said LeBron James, who fouled..." April 10

  • Cavs collapse, Hawks overcome 26-point deficit for OT win

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks topped their stunning short-handed victory in Cleveland with a 26-point fourth-quarter comeback on Sunday to shock the Cavaliers in overtime. Asked which victory was more satisfying, Atlanta guard Tim Hardaway Jr. said, "This one. But any time you beat the..." April 09

  • Cavs waive DeAndre Liggins, reportedly interested in bringing back Varejao

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers made a curious late-season move on Sunday, waiving guard DeAndre Liggins just hours before their scheduled game against the Atlanta Hawks. Liggins made the trip to Atlanta with the team, and was reportedly informed on Sunday morning by Cavs general manager David Griffin..." April 09

  • This Cavs small-ball lineup 'centered' around LeBron James should terrify opponents

    Sporting News "It wasn’t until the playoffs last season that the Cavaliers really started to experiment with small-ball lineups. According to Basketball Reference, LeBron James only logged 23 percent of his regular-season minutes at power forward compared to 40 percent in the playoffs. Seeing as some of the..." April 09

  • No regular starters, no problem for Hawks against Cavs

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- This was not exactly what the Cleveland Cavaliers imagined while heading toward the playoffs. Nor could the Atlanta Hawks have imagined picking up a half-game on the Milwaukee Bucks for the East's fifth seed this way. The Hawks did not play any of their usual starters..." April 08

  • Tyronn Lue on Cavs latest loss: ‘That’s who we are’

    Sportsnaut "With an opportunity to pretty much lock up the No. 1 seed Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers laid a complete egg. They fell to Atlanta by the score of 114-100 at home, furthering the idea that Cleveland itself is not in a good spot. This came after..." April 08