Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Kyrie Irving's 55 points carry Cavaliers to 99-94 victory over Portland

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyrie Irving single-handedly lifted the Cavaliers to an 99-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers -- the team's eighth straight win -- with a career-high 55-point outing at The Q on Wednesday night. With LeBron James missing his 10th game of the season with a sprained right wrist sustained..." January 29

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Cavs F LeBron James (wrist) will not play tonight against #Blazers, I'm told.

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    David Blatt says LeBron (sore wrists) is a game-time decision because of the fall he had in Detroit last night

  • Irving, James combine for 70 points as Cavaliers grind out 103-95 road win over Detroit

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It was a dry, dull environment at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Tuesday night, but the Cavaliers exited with a 103-95 victory over the Detroit Pistons to claim their seventh consecutive win. Playing in an unenergetic atmosphere on the road benefited the Cavaliers. For some reason the crowd..." January 28

  • LeBron James out Wednesday vs. Blazers with wrist injury

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers have finally gotten rolling as of late, winning six straight and beginning to look like the juggernaut of a team that many projected before the season began. But Cleveland only looks that way when LeBron James is in the lineup — and he won’t be on Wednesday for a home contest..." January 28

  • J.R. Smith credits improved play with Cavaliers to lack of nightlife in Cleveland

    New York Daily News "Is the party really over for J.R. Smith? That’s what the flighty former Knick said this week, contending that joining LeBron James in Cleveland — and getting away from the New York nightlife — finally will help him shake the inconsistency that has punctuated his NBA career. “I think this is..." January 28

  • LeBron James breaks NBA record with latest honor

    Fox Sports Ohio "He's already a four-time NBA MVP and two-time champion -- now LeBron James can stake claim to another record. The Cleveland Cavaliers star was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week Monday for the 48th time of his career, more than any other NBA player before him. For James, 29 of..." January 26

  • Cavaliers make statement with 108-98 win over powerhouse Thunder

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers continued to roll Sunday, procuring their sixth consecutive win with a 108-98 statement victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The game lived up to its billing: star players going at one another, highlights galore and trash talking. Cleveland once again did it with..." January 26

  • Kevin Love suffered dizzy spell in Sunday's win over Thunder, but says he's OK

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Late in the first quarter of Sunday's 108-98 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, a disoriented Kevin Love went to the foul line. The Cavaliers' power forward looked out of sorts as he missed his first free throw. He then got the attention of team trainer Steve Spiro to signal something was..." January 26

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Brendan Haywood says he got kneed in left knee last game against Hornets. It is swollen. He will not be able to play tonight vs. Thunder.

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    Fred McLeod @CavsFredMcLeod

    David says Iman looks good to him..he's probably about 70 percent along the way in conditioning..still a few weeks away from going all out

  • Dion Waiters: I've grown since trade "Less than two weeks after being traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dion Waiters was back in Cleveland on Saturday, preparing for Sunday's game against his former team. While LeBron James acknowledged shortly after the trade, which ended up netting the Cavaliers J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert..." January 25

  • Irving's non-selection as All-Star starter cost him over $7M " reports that Kyrie Irving had more than his pride hurt when he wasn't voted an All-Star starter on Thursday. Irving was signed to a max extension last summer coming off his rookie contract, which meant that if he fulfilled certain requirements, he'd hit the "Derrick Rose"..." January 25

  • Cleveland Cavaliers anonymously concede roster composition was an issue

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers were expected to be the team to beat after forming the new Big Three last summer. A few months into the season, it was Cleveland taking the beating. Trying to incorporate 11 new players was always going to be a tall task, but having arguably three of the NBA's top 15 players on..." January 25

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Cavs have assigned rookie Joe Harris to Canton Charge of NBA D-League.

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Cavs G Iman Shumpert (shoulder) will be activated tonight vs Hornets. He will play.

  • Cavaliers defeat Jazz, 106-92, extend winning streak to four games

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There weren't any late-game heroics from Utah's Gordon Hayward this time. The Cleveland Cavaliers raced away from the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night at Quicken Loans Arena, 106-92, extending their winning streak to four. The rout started early as the Cavs stormed out to an 11-point advantage..." January 22

  • Sources: LeBron made recent pitch to Allen "While the principal reason LeBron James visited Miami during his recent two-week rest period was to seek out warmer weather while he rehabbed strains in his left knee and lower back, he also had another item on his agenda. During James' Miami jaunt, the four-time MVP met with free-agent guard..." January 22

  • Former Suns great Shawn Marion announces he will retire after this season

    Arizona Republic "When Shawn Marion headed to the Cleveland bench late in last week's game at US Airways Center, "The Matrix" was saying goodbye to Phoenix. Marion said he plans to retire after this season with Cleveland, ending a 15-year NBA career that was mostly spent as a star with the Suns. When the Suns..." January 21

  • Lakers Top 2015 List Of NBA's Most Valuable Teams; Average Franchise Is Now Worth Record $1.1 Billion "What do you get when you combine a massive new $24 billion television contract, a nearly six-year bull market in equities creating tremendous wealth, and cheap credit? You get a massive rise in sports franchise values, with the NBA serving as ground zero for the current boom. The average NBA team..." January 21

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Iman Shumpert will not play tonight. Seemed early this week there was a chance for tonight. Instead his #Cavs debut could be Friday.

  • Cavs assign rookie Joe Harris to the Canton Charge

    Fear The Sword "The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Tuesday that rookie guard Joe Harris has been assigned to the Developmental League's Canton Charge. It makes sense; the most surprising aspect of this whole story is that this is Harris' first trip down to Canton. Harris has been thrust into a meaningful role..." January 20

  • Cavaliers dominate Bulls with strong defensive act, resulting in a 108-94 rout

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Make it three wins in a row as the Cavaliers produced one of their better defensive performances of the season in routing the Chicago Bulls 108-94 on Monday night at The Q on Martin Luther King Night. If this was an Eastern Conference Finals preview, Chicago (27-16) can't like its..." January 20

  • LeBron misses practice with flu-like symptoms

    Fox Sports Ohio "Cavaliers forward LeBron James did not practice Tuesday because of flu-like symptoms. James, 30, has played in four games after missing eight straight with a knee and back strain. The Cavs (22-20) have won three in a row and are in the midst of a four-game homestand. They host the Utah Jazz on..." January 20

  • Dion Waiters on Thunder: 'They give me the ball; Like, I touch the ball' "Dion Waiters has always been a bit of a polarizing prospect. He seems to have the talent to be an excellent player in the NBA, but his style of play can leave you wondering if he knows it's a team game and not an individual sport. At least, that's how it appeared for him while he was on the..." January 20

  • Kevin Love returns to Cavs' lineup "Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love returned Monday night against the Chicago Bulls after missing a game with back spasms. Love got the start for the Cavaliers after being listed Love as a game-time decision. "I feel good," Love said after participating in Monday's shootaround. "With how..." January 19

  • Cavaliers Attempting To Acquire Veteran Point Guard

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers are attempting to acquire a veteran point guard to improve their depth behind Kyrie Irving. With their current roster, the Cavaliers may be unable to sustain if Irving were to be injured." January 19

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    Joe Vardon @joevardon

    Kevin Love expects to play tonight. #Cavs

  • LeBron: Best I've felt all season "The Cleveland Cavaliers went 2-3 on a West Coast road trip but won something that means more come playoff time: LeBron James flashing MVP form again. James on Sunday said he felt better in his three games back from injury than he had all season. After missing eight games to rest a sore back and..." January 19

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Cavs F Kevin Love (back) practiced. He's listed as questionable for Monday's game vs Bulls. Will be reevaluated after morning shootaround.

  • LeBron James becomes youngest to reach 24,000 points "Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James became the youngest player to reach 24,000 points Friday. James reached the milestone at 30 years, 17 days old, beating Kobe Bryant who reached the mark at 31 years, 75 days. It's an impressive feat for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that..." January 18

  • Cavaliers inquire about Jordan Farmar

    Pro Basketball Talk "After a much slower than expected start to the season, the Cavaliers weren’t about to sit idly by without trying to improve player personnel in order to turn things around. Doing so would have essentially been a slap in the face to LeBron James, and might have been perceived as willfully..." January 18

  • David Blatt took the Cavs bowling instead of holding practice to chill them out

    Yahoo! Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers entered Thursday night's nationally televised matchup with the Los Angeles Lakers reeling. They'd lost six in a row and nine of their last 10, sitting a game under .500 with their stars underperforming and their reserves offering little support, and finding themselves..." January 18

  • Blatt on LeBron: 'We're OK ... we don't go out drinking together'

    The Score "Embattled first-year Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt opened up a bit Friday on the Cavs' challenges to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Blatt also went into some detail on his dissected relationship with LeBron James. Man to man, we're OK. We don't go out drinking together, but we're..." January 17

  • Cavaliers have expressed interest in backup point guard Jordan Farmar

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers have inquired about recently-waived backup point guard Jordan Farmar, a league source told Northeast Ohio Media Group. The dialogue was explained as a "feeling-out" process. Farmar, 28, was bought out of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday. He clears..." January 17

  • David Blatt had the Cavaliers skip practice to go bowling

    SB Nation "NBA head coaches are always supposed to have a trick up their sleeve, whether it's a sneaky inbounds play or a previously unused lineup that shifts the momentum of a game. Cavaliers coach David Blatt's trick on Thursday was even more unorthodox. He surprised his team with a trip to a bowling alley..." January 16

  • LeBron James, Cavaliers break six-game losing skid with 109-102 win over Lakers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers got a must-needed 109-102 road win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night, breaking a six-game losing streak. Before the game head coach David Blatt said the true component to turning things around is winning. "We got to win, more than anything else and we have..." January 16

  • Cavs interested in free agent Nate Robinson "The Cleveand Cavaliers have been disappointing throughout the first half of the season, own a 19-20 record and are trying to turn things around after making two trades. They're also dealing with numerous reports of friction between the coaching staff and the players. Oh, and their defense is miles..." January 15

  • David Blatt on the Cavaliers: 'Things are fine' "Embattled coach David Blatt brushed off criticism in recent reports that he has lost the Cavaliers' locker room, and pointedly disagreed with the idea that assistant Tyronn Lue has called timeouts behind his back. "That's a lot of nonsense and I think it's kind of cheap, to be honest with you,"..." January 15

  • Hakeem Olajuwon: Michael Jordan 'far superior' to LeBron James "Hakeem Olajuwon has weighed in on the subject, I hesitate to call it a debate, about LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan. From CNBC: "When people start comparing him with Jordan then that's not a fair comparison. Jordan was a far more superior player in a very tough league, he was very creative,"..." January 15

  • Lakers’ Scott doesn’t envy Blatt’s Cavs situation

    USA Today "Of all the problems facing Byron Scott in his job as Los Angeles Lakers coach these days, earning respect from his players is not one of them. Such is life when you're a longtime NBA head coach who won three championships as a player with the same storied organization for which you now coach...." January 15

  • Suns return home, outshine LeBron James and the Cavaliers

    Arizona Republic "When the Suns could do no wrong Tuesday night, Markieff Morris was brilliant. It was a good thing for them that he was just as good when the Suns could do no right. The Suns were spoiling the return of LeBron James to Cleveland's lineup with a 19-point, third-quarter lead. Then the Cavaliers..." January 14

  • Report: Tristan Thompson turned down 4-year, $52 million extension "Tristan Thompson, who is represented by LeBron James' agent, Rich Paul, chose not to accept a four-year, $52 million extension proposed by the Cleveland Cavaliers before the Oct. 31 deadline, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski: James is the biggest reason Klutch Sports exists, and..." January 14

  • The Cavaliers are reportedly ignoring play calls from their coaching staff

    SB Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers have a lot of issues these days, but an apparent disconnect between the team's players and coaches stands near the top of the list. As the Cavaliers have sunk to a disappointing 19-20 record this season, opposing evaluators have seen the team "appearing to run different..." January 14

  • Can LeBron James save the Cavaliers from themselves?

    USA Today "LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night on the road against the Phoenix Suns. It had been two weeks since James had been in uniform for the Cavs, who were riding a five-game losing streak. LeBron scored 33 points, shoved his head coach, and Cleveland lost for the sixth..." January 14

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Shawn Marion (sore L hip) says he will play against the Suns.

  • Kevin Love says he doesn't plan to opt out of Cavaliers contract at end of this season

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Even though the Cleveland Cavaliers have gotten off to a mediocre 19-19 start, power forward Kevin Love told Northeast Ohio Media Group on Tuesday that he plans to forgo free agency this summer and opt in with the Cavaliers for the 2015-16 season. "I think that we will figure it out here, so I..." January 13

  • Kings coast past visiting Cavs 103-84

    CSN Bay Area "The Kings put together a solid all-around effort to defeat the Cavaliers 103-84 at Sleep Train Arena. DeMarcus Cousins scored 26 points to go along with 13 rebounds, and Rudy Gay poured in 23 points for Sacramento (16-21). Darren Collison added 16 points and six assists, Carl Landry added..." January 12

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    Blake Ellington @BlakeEllington

    Reporter: "Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love they are two max players, they're here." Blatt responds quickly: "Kevin's not a max player yet."

  • Kevin Love is 'not a max player yet' says David Blatt

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "James hasn't played since Dec. 28 and has missed a career-high nine games this season. The Cavs have lost eight of those games, and are 19-19. It's an understandable crutch: James, renowned as perhaps the NBA's best player, is sitting out with averages of 25.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 7.6..." January 12

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