Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Ending Contracts To Watch At The Deadline

    Basketball Insiders "The Ending Contracts With the 2017 NBA Trade Deadline approaching on Thursday, February 23 at 3 p.m. EST, there is more and more chatter in NBA circles, and the biggest questions facing NBA teams is what to do with their ending contract or possible ending contract players. The bulk of deals..." February 21

  • Big questions, lots of answers before NBA trade deadline

    ESPN "Only a week or so ago, most league executives anticipated a quiet deadline. So many teams were in desperate win-now mode, few would sell off quality veterans to the grease the trade wheels. Teams just outside the contender circle wouldn't mortgage the future for a suicide mission against Golden..." February 21

  • Cavs lose $5.4 million in trade exceptions; Anderson Varejao eligible to return

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavs were unable to find a partner to fill the roughly $5.4 million they had in trade exceptions that were to expire by day's end Monday. Cleveland general manager David Griffin and his staff searched for trades to fit in the $4.4 million exception created last season by dealing Anderson..." February 21

  • LeBron James defends Kyrie Irving: ‘If he decides the Earth is flat, that’s ok’

    Sportsnaut "Kyrie Irving caused quite the stir when he asserted the Earth is actually flat, not round as everyone knows to be the truth, during All-Star week. Whether he actually believes it or not remains to be seen, as NBA commissioner Adam Silver said he was just “trying to be provocative.” Either..." February 19

  • LeBron James: Can't compare me vs. Stephen Curry to classic rivalries

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors have met in the NBA Finals the past two seasons, and LeBron James and Stephen Curry are two of the biggest names in the NBA. James is a four-time MVP. Curry has won the past two MVP awards, and last year he was the league's first unanimous..." February 19

  • Draymond Green sides with Kyrie Irving’s ‘earth is flat’ stance

    San Jose Mercury News "Warriors forward Draymond Green and Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving have something in common besides their championship rings and Nike endorsements. “Ky got me thinking about that, though,” Green said on his Dray Day podcast for Uninterrupted, co-hosted by yours truly. “I’m rocking with Ky. … How..." February 19

  • Adam Silver has fun with Kyrie Irving's flat-earth comments at All-Star press conference

    NBA.com "In a sign of how well things are going these days for the NBA, one of the big subplots to 2017 All-Star Weekend dealt with the purported view by one of the players here that the Earth is flat. It also set up the best line so far through Saturday night’s events, courtesy of commissioner Adam..." February 19

  • How LeBron James helped ruin the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

    Fox Sports "Pop quiz time! Can you name the four participants in the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest? Correct! Last year's rightful (but not actual) winner, Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic, will be on hand on Saturday night. The other three dunkers: the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan, the Suns' Derrick Jones Jr.,..." February 18

  • Jimmy Butler on who he would play with if he had the choice: Kyrie Irving

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler has played with some pretty solid players in the NBA, but when the Chicago Bulls star was asked on Friday who he would pick to play with if he had the choice, with no other considerations attached, he went for one dude: Cleveland Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving. Now don’t get too rattled..." February 18

  • Kyrie Irving says the Earth is undeniably flat: 'This is not even a conspiracy theory'

    SI "Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat: the Earth is not flat. Most people know this, but the internet has given rise to a growing group of meme-happy people who believe Earth is flat and surrounded by walls of ice, and that NASA has been fabricating evidence to the contrary. That’s..." February 18

  • Tyronn Lue walks back talk of knowingly playing an injured Kevin Love

    Sportress of Blogitude "Tyronn Lue on Wednesday night backtracked on a claim he played Kevin Love last week despite knowing the forward was injured. The Cleveland Cavaliers head coach claims he misinterpreted a question before Wednesday’s 113-104 victory over the Indiana Pacers and that led to the confusion. Lue..." February 16

  • Why the Cavaliers should tank the rest of the regular season

    Fox Sports "There are two ways for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to react to Kevin Love’s recent knee injury. The Cavs can double-down across the board, asking each player to do a little more to pick up the slack — and in so doing, risk taking a test they might not pass. That’s option No. 1, the..." February 16

  • Pepsi, Cavs star Kyrie Irving collaborating on Uncle Drew film

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving will star in a movie that will turn his Pepsi commercial character, Uncle Drew, into a full-length feature film, a company official confirmed Thursday. "Pepsi and Kyrie Irving are looking forward to expanding the Uncle Drew universe," Lou Arbetter, who is..." February 16

  • Bill Walton tells story on-air of how he got Richard Jefferson suspended for two games at Arizona

    Awful Announcing "Wednesday night’s ESPN broadcast of Dave Pasch, Bill Walton and Dick Vitale calling the NBA game between the Indiana Pacers and the Cleveland Cavaliers produced plenty of memorable moments, but the highlight may have been Walton sharing an unusual story about his connection to Cavs’ forward..." February 16

  • Cavs' Kevin Love played 3 games with injured knee

    ESPN "Kevin Love played at least three games on his injured left knee that required arthroscopic surgery this week, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue revealed before his team's 113-104 win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. One of those games -- a nationally televised contest against the Oklahoma City..." February 16

  • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony named to replace Cavaliers' Kevin Love at All-Star Game

    USA Today "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will replace injured Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday in New Orleans. This marks the 10th All-Star selection for Anthony, who went into Wednesday's game against the..." February 16

  • Korver makes history in Cavs' victory over Pacers

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- He is one of seven players with at least 2,000 3-pointers in his career and he has tortured the Indiana Pacers for the last week. Yet none of that pleases Kyle Korver as much as his dunk. Korver might be good for 2,000 3s in a career, but he is only good for about one dunk a..." February 15

  • John Calipari says team of ex-UK players would win NBA title over Warriors, Cavs

    CBS Sports "While the NBA universe revolves around superteams like the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers and their All-Star littered rosters, Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari says he has a formula a -- at least a theoretical one -- to top them all and take the NBA title. In a recent..." February 15

  • LeBron on Cavs' injuries: 'As long as I'm in the lineup, we've got a chance'

    USA Today "LeBron James doesn't seem all that concerned that Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love is expected to miss the next six weeks while recovering from knee surgery. Widely considered the greatest basketball player in the world, why should he be? "As long as I'm in the lineup, we've..." February 15

  • Cavaliers Willing To Increase Payroll

    Hoops Rumors "Ownership has told the Cavs’ front office that it can increase payroll this season, a source tells Sam Amico of Amico Hoops (Twitter link). Cleveland currently has the highest payroll in league history, even after shipping Chris Andersen to the Hornets. Amico adds that Cleveland is in trades..." February 15

  • JR Smith shoots down report about return from thumb injury

    Larry Brown Sports "J.R. Smith has some bad news for those who think he’ll be returning to action in a few weeks. ESPN reported on Monday that Smith is doing well in his rehab from the thumb surgery he underwent in December and is expected back by the middle of March. Smith responded to the report on Twitter later..." February 14

  • James, Irving help Cavs pull away from Timberwolves

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Losing a star player is never easy, but the best teams in the NBA find a way to get by when that does happen. That is what the Cleveland Cavaliers did Tuesday. Hours after it was announced that forward Kevin Love would be out six weeks following knee surgery, Cleveland..." February 14

  • Raptors Trade For Serge Ibaka... Because of Kevin Love Injury News

    The Big Lead "The Toronto Raptors have made the first major trade of the NBA season by sending Terrence Ross and a 1st round pick to the Orlando magic in exchange for Serge Ibaka. The Raptors should like this move short and long term. Toronto went 56-26 last season and finished a game behind the Cleveland..." February 14

  • Will Kevin Love injury change Cavaliers’ trade deadline plans?

    New York Post "Kevin Love underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and will be out an estimated six weeks, the Cavaliers announced Tuesday. The news comes nine days before the Feb. 23 NBA trade deadline. The Cavaliers previously rejected overtures from the Knicks to trade Love for Carmelo..." February 14

  • Cavs' Kevin Love has surgery on left knee, out 6 weeks

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday that is expected to sideline him for six weeks, the team announced. The surgery, performed by Dr. David Altchek in New York City, removed a loose body from the knee. Love's rehabilitation process..." February 14

  • The Long-Term Gains Of Being In The LeBron Business

    Real GM Basketball "When LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010, Dan Gilbert’s franchise went from breaking even most seasons with an expensive payroll, and luxury tax on top of that, to turning a profit of $33 million during the 10-11 season. Despite being in a financially limited small market, The LeBron..." February 14

  • J.R. Smith took the Larry O’Brien Trophy with him to McDonalds

    Pro Basketball Talk "If you win the NBA title, you get to spend a day hanging on to the Larry O’Brien Trophy. Most players invite family and friends around to bask in the glow and remember a championship run. J.R. Smith took the trophy to McDonald’s. Because he’s J.R. Smith, that’s why. Just be happy he’s..." February 14

  • J.R. Smith could return in as little as three weeks

    Sportsnaut "Cleveland Cavaliers starting shooting guard J.R. Smith suffered a complex fracture on his right thumb back in December that required surgery. He was originally scheduled to be out 12-14 weeks, which projected him for a March or early April return. Reportedly, that timeline has been moved..." February 13

  • Tyronn Lue ‘definitely concerned’ about Kevin Love knee injury

    CBS Cleveland "Kevin Love will get a second opinion on his sore left knee Tuesday and when he will return remains a mystery. Love experienced soreness in his knee following Saturday’s 125-109 win over Denver. He underwent an MRI on Sunday and for now he is resting and rehabbing. “[I’m] Always concerned..." February 13

  • Lebron, Griffin named NBA Players of the Week

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and the LA Clippers’ Blake Griffin today were named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, Feb. 12. James averaged 25.5 points, 11.3 assists (second in the East and the NBA) and..." February 13

  • Cavs free up roster spot, save cash by trading injured Chris Andersen to Hornets

    Fox Sports "It won’t be the biggest deal made before the NBA trade deadline, but the Cleveland Cavaliers have created some flexibility by moving Chris Andersen. The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking to add some depth, perhaps via trade before the Feb. 23 deadline or more likely via a signing of someone off..." February 13

  • Kevin Love (Knee) OUT for Tuesday's Game

    NBA.com "Cavaliers forward Kevin Love experienced left knee pain during Saturday’s game against the Denver Nuggets at Quicken Loans Arena. He experienced continued soreness and effusion postgame and was examined further on Sunday, including an MRI, at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health by Dr. James Rosneck." February 12

  • LeBron James wants Cleveland to extend 10-day deal with Derrick Williams

    ESPN "Derrick Williams, signed by the Cavaliers to a 10-day contract this week, will be sticking around Cleveland for a while -- if LeBron James has his say, at least. "We hope that this is a long-term thing," James said of Williams after the Cavs' 125-109 win over the Denver Nuggets on Saturday...." February 12

  • James, Irving carry Cavaliers past Nuggets

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Denver Nuggets coach Mike Malone has seen this before. After coaching LeBron James for five years as an assistant during James' first tour in Cleveland, Malone has plenty of experience watching the game's most dominant player pick teams apart with his passing and shooting...." February 11

  • Colin Cowherd reveals why the Cavaliers will still win the NBA title

    Fox Sports "Despite LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving all taking the floor in Oklahoma City on Thursday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers came up short against the Thunder — and the hand-wringing commenced almost immediately. Forget the fact that LeBron’s team had won four straight games with Kyle..." February 11

  • Kevin Durant says 2010 tweet about LeBron James was a reaction to fake news

    The Ringer "Returning to OKC Won’t Be Easy Bill Simmons: It’s got to be emotional. Kevin Durant: I wouldn’t be human if I sat here and just acted like I’m this super tough Teflon, [like] nothing gets to me, man. That’s what NBA players got to stop doing, man. You’re not that tough. You’re human at the..." February 10

  • LeBron ends presser with 'Oakley for president'

    USA Today "After Charles Oakley was arrested at the Knicks game on Wednesday night, LeBron James shared a photo of Oakley on Instagram with the caption, "Mood!! #Legend," which seemed like he was saying he's siding with the "legend" in as few words as possible. Well, after the Cavaliers lost to the..." February 10

  • Thunder top Cavaliers behind Westbrook's triple-double

    The Sports Xchange "OKLAHOMA CITY -- Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said his Big 3 wanted to play. Facing the leading candidate for MVP, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving talked their skipper into letting them take the court instead of resting Thursday night. That move only seemed to pick up Russell..." February 09

  • Cavs To Sign Derrick Williams To 10-Day Contract

    Hoops Rumors "Recently released Heat forward Derrick Williams is signing a 10-day contract with the Cavaliers, tweets Shams Charania of The Vertical. Williams became an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday when he went unclaimed on waivers. Williams, who turned down a 2016/17 player option with the Knicks,..." February 09

  • LeBron James weighs in on Charles Oakley mess

    New York Post "LeBron James and the Cavaliers were in Indiana on Wednesday night, but Charles Oakley’s plight at the Garden wasn’t far from the King’s mind. Shortly after the Cavaliers defeated the Pacers, James went to Instagram and posted a picture of Oakley in his customary road Knicks’ uniform along with..." February 09

  • Kyle Korver is revving up and would like to stay with Cavs next season

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyle Korver hasn't given much thought to his free agency this summer, but, yes, he'd like to re-sign with the Cavs. "I mean, who wouldn't want to play with the best players in the world," Korver told cleveland.com. Korver, 35, scored a season-high 29 points on a season-best eight 3-pointers..." February 09

  • NBA, Take-Two to Create Professional Videogame League

    Fox Sports "Think you’re one of the best NBA 2K players on the planet? Now, you’ll be able to prove it — and maybe even make a living doing it. The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced plans Wednesday to launch the NBA 2K eLeague, a new, professional..." February 09

  • Iman Shumpert out vs. Pacers, LeBron could sit Thursday at Thunder

    Akron Beacon Journal "Iman Shumpert will not play tonight against the Indiana Pacers because of a sprained left ankle, but LeBron James will play despite the Cavs being in the midst of three games in four nights. Coach Tyronn Lue, however, said it’s likely James will rest tomorrow at Oklahoma City if his minutes are..." February 08

  • Korver helps Cavs end Pacers' seven-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Kyle Korver is giving Cleveland the type of lift it expected when the Cavaliers acquired the veteran guard from Atlanta last month. Korver came off the bench to score a season-high 29 points, sharing scoring honors with Kyrie Irving in a 132-117 victory over the Indiana..." February 08

  • Adrian Wojnarowski Is Close To Joining ESPN

    Deadspin "NBA scoopmaster Adrian Wojnarowski is close to an agreement to leave Yahoo and join ESPN, according to multiple sources, a huge shakeup in the basketball reporting world that will have a wider-reaching effects beyond where you get your news. And according to one source, Wojnarowski isn’t the only..." February 08

  • LeBron James says President Trump's order on refugees 'divides and excludes people'

    CBS Sports "By openly campaigning for Hillary Clinton before the 2016 presidential election, LeBron James made it abundantly clear that he is not a fan of President Donald Trump. James and several members of the Cavaliers are even refusing to stay in any Trump-branded hotels. So it should come as no surprise..." February 08

  • Charles Barkley: Dwyane Wade, Draymond Green are 'AAU babies' for backing LeBron

    CBS Sports "To no surprise to anyone, Charles Barkley is still talking about his war of words with LeBron James. The Cavaliers star took umbrage with Barkley saying James was whining about Cleveland needing to add another playmaker. Barkley also seemed to question James' competitive fire and spirit, which..." February 08

  • Amid another round of chatter, Kevin Love quietly having best Cavs season

    Sporting News "Kevin Love certainly is used to this sort of thing. It’s been years since we had an offseason or a trade deadline period in which Love’s name did not come up as a potential target, so it’s little surprise he has surfaced again. What’s different this time, though, is the vehemence with which the..." February 08

  • Report: NBA also reduces projected 2018-19 salary cap to $103 million

    Pro Basketball Talk "Adam Silver said he dislikes the 1+1 contracts signed by players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant. The NBA commissioner might soon see players lock into longer deals more often and switch teams less often. Not only does it now project the 2017-18 salary cap to reach just $102 million, the..." February 07

  • Barkley Plays High Stakes Blackjack in Vegas After LeBron Implies He Has Gambling Problem

    Black Sports Online "TMZ Sports recently spotted Charles Barkley in Las Vegas engaging in a high stakes blackjack session at the Mandalay Bay. This Vegas trip is amidst the back and forth between Chuck and Bron that got personal when Bron mentioned Chuck’s unpaid Vegas gambling debts. According to the TMZ report Chuck..." February 07