Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Lue: 'We just want the winner' of Game 7

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Following his typical afternoon nap, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue will grab his notebook, break down film of Oklahoma City and Golden State -- some of the Finals games from last season included -- and then watch Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. As always, he will be taking..." May 30

  • NBA Facebook Page Already Selling Tickets for Warriors vs. Cavs Finals

    Black Sports Online "Home teams are 100-24 in Game 7s in the NBA playoffs, so there is essentially a 75% shot that the Warriors are indeed going to make it to the Finals. The NBA is trying to prepare in advance, especially because of the short turnaround, but SB Nation noticed they were already selling tickets for..." May 29

  • Casey: Raptors not at Cavs' level, but 'we're gonna be'

    The Score "The Toronto Raptors ended their historic 2015-16 season in somewhat disappointing fashion Friday night, getting rolled by 26 points in Game 6 of the East finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team has no reason to hang its head, though, after setting new franchise benchmarks with 56..." May 28

  • Cavs punch ticket to NBA Finals

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Cleveland Cavaliers finally figured out a way to win in Toronto on Friday night and it came at the right time, in the sixth game of the Eastern Conference finals. With LeBron James scoring 33 points and Kyrie Irving adding 30, the Cavaliers overwhelmed the Toronto Raptors..." May 28

  • Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving, Iman Shumpert, and Jordan McRae Could Be the Next Great R&B Group

    Complex "Move over Lil' Kev and make room for Cleveland's Child. While Richard Jefferson is utilizing his downtime in the playoffs to build up the legend of unofficial Cavs mascot and Kevin Love look-alike Lil' Kev, Kyrie Irving, Iman Shumpert, and Jordan McRae are putting in their 10,000 hours in order to..." May 28

  • Lue reveals reaction to Blatt's firing, told GM 'this is f--ked up'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Tyronn Lue was enjoying a peaceful, rare afternoon off when his phone begin to ring. There would be little peace for the rest of the day. Eventually, that one call led to others. It sparked conversations between Lue and every member of the Cavaliers roster that eventually reset a season. But it..." May 28

  • Cavs upset Draymond Green isn't being punished for kicks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be focused on closing out the Toronto Raptors this evening on Canadian soil. Head coach Tyronn Lue and his players had few words in advance of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. They know it's about action. The theme for tonight's game is that it's Game 7..." May 28

  • Why Do People Still Come At The King?

    Sporting News "I'm beginning to think some sports fans hate LeBron James more than they love sports, and it's a shame. Following the Cavaliers' series-clinching 113-87 win against the Raptors in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday, you knew it was coming from ESPN's Skip Bayless. The former..." May 28

  • LeBron only 8th player to reach 6 straight NBA Finals

    Fox Sports "You probably already know how good LeBron James is as a basketball player. How could you not? The guy has dominated the NBA since he came into the league in 2003. Yet sometimes, we still take for granted just how incredible his accomplishments are. Take Friday night's Game 6 win over the..." May 28

  • Drake was quick to congratulate LeBron James and the Cavs after their Game 6 win

    TSN "During Game 6, LeBron James threw down a huge dunk and then started yelling at Drake on his way back up the court. In essence, the one-sided exchange silenced Drake to say the least. After the Cavaliers advanced to the NBA Finals for the second straight year, however, Drake was quick to wish..." May 28

  • LeBron lauds Raptors fans: 'I've never been a part of something like this'

    The Score "All postseason long, the Toronto Raptors' frenzied, die-hard supporters helped lift their team to heretofore unseen heights. Even as the Raptors slogged through some ugly basketball in the early rounds, even as they tested the faith of their believers, the crowds showed out in a massive way -..." May 28

  • LeBron vows to approach Game 6 like elimination game

    The Score "The Cleveland Cavaliers sit firmly in the driver's seat with a 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference finals, but they don't want to take any chances. Having already dropped two games in their last trip to the North, LeBron James vowed that the Cavaliers would treat Game 6 like an..." May 27

  • Pat Riley reportedly hates the Dwyane Wade-LeBron James friendship

    Larry Brown Sports "The lovefest between former teammates Dwyane Wade and LeBron James is slightly offputting to some in the NBA, and Heat president Pat Riley is reportedly one of them. ESPN’s Pablo S. Torre profiled the pair’s relationship, in which one mutual friend says the pair are “like twins.” Even Wade’s..." May 27

  • 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

  • Adam Silver: Officials get it right ‘roughly 90 percent’ of the time

    ESPN "Commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA doesn't have a choice on whether to be as transparent as possible in determining whether key crunch-time plays were officiated correctly "with so many cameras focused on the action, with so many other kinds of services providing that same information to our..." May 26

  • All NBA-Teams Announced; Will Anthony Davis Get His Extra $24 Mil

    Black Sports Online "The answer to the Anthony Davis question is no. He had to make at least All-NBA 3rd team to make his extra $24 million and he did not. While he isn’t hurting for cash, you can’t make up $24 million. Damian Lillard though….. Anything else surprise you about the teams? Here is a..." May 26

  • The Cavaliers' best lineup features LeBron James and 4 bench players

    SB Nation "No five-man unit was as famous in the NBA in the past two seasons as Golden State's "Death Lineup." The combination of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green became synonymous with explosive offense and disruptive defense. It was a five-headed monster that..." May 26

  • Cavaliers DJ Trash Talks Drake on Instagram Following Cleveland’s Game 5 Win Over Raptors

    Complex "After the Raptors beat the Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night, Drake threw some shade at LeBron James and Cleveland’s team DJ Steph Floss when he posted this on Instagram: Then, after the Raptors beat the Cavaliers in Game 4 of the ECF on Monday night, Drake..." May 26

  • Cavaliers fan gets in shouting match with Dwane Casey

    The Sports Daily "Nothing went right for the Toronto Raptors in their 116-78 loss to the Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Cleveland was clicking on all cylinders in the pivotal Game 5 of the series, and their Big 3 set the tone early and completely dominated the opposition. As bad as the box score looked for the..." 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