Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Cavs' LeBron James downplays decision not to stay at Trump hotel

    CBS Sports "LeBron James compared his decision not to stay at the Trump SoHo while the Cleveland Cavaliers are in New York to choosing to eat chicken instead of steak. Before Wednesday's shootaround at Madison Square Garden, James told reporters that he was "not trying to make a statement," via ESPN's Dave..." December 07

  • JR Smith day-to-day after MRI on knee comes back clean

    Larry Brown Sports "JR Smith is day-to-day for the Cleveland Cavaliers after the MRI on his injured knee came back clean, according to a report. Smith injured his knee during the Cavaliers’ game against their Eastern Conference rivals Toronto Monday, leading him to play just 10 minutes in the game. But The..." December 06

  • LeBron James Is Refusing To Stay At Trump’s NYC Hotel

    Uproxx "The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to take on the New York Knicks on Wednesday night, but the team won’t all be together on Tuesday night as some of the players asked to make their own hotel accommodations — including LeBron James. The Cavaliers have a partnership with the Donald Trump-branded..." December 06

  • LeBron James rejects idea of potential meeting with Phil Jackson

    ESPN "LeBron James says he has no interest in discussing Phil Jackson's "posse" comments directed at the four-time MVP and his business associates should he cross paths with the New York Knicks president when the Cleveland Cavaliers play at Madison Square Garden this week. "No," James said flatly..." December 06

  • Cavaliers pull out of skid, halt Raptors' six-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have defeated the Toronto Raptors all three times they have met this season, including a 116-112 verdict on Monday night. The teams do not meet again until the final game. "I just hope it doesn't mean anything," Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said...." December 05

  • LeBron: Championship 'honeymoon stage is over'

    CBS Sports "Playing like the defending champs, the Cleveland Cavaliers looked dominant as they started the season with a 13-2 record. LeBron James' all-around game was looking as sublime than ever, Kyrie Irving was leading the Cavs in scoring and Kevin Love finally seemed comfortable in his role as..." December 03

  • James Jones says he plans to retire after next season, his 15th in NBA

    Akron Beacon Journal "LeBron James has made it clear James Jones has a place on his team as long as he wants to keep playing. Jones has now decided when that will be. Jones told the Beacon Journal he will retire after next season, which will be his 15th in the NBA. His ultimate dream is to ride off following three..." December 03

  • Clippers end skid with victory over Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- LeBron James isn't concerned yet. The Cavaliers' losing streak is only at two. If it gets to three, James said, there will be something to talk about. The Los Angeles Clippers know that feeling well. They passed for a season-high 33 assists Thursday in a 113-94 victory over the..." December 02

  • Struggling J.R. Smith battling a sore left knee, doesn't want MRI

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "J.R. Smith is battling a sore left knee, he told cleveland.com after a 113-94 Cavs loss to the Los Angees Clippers Thursday night. Smith, who scored just three points on 1-of-3 shooting, sat in his locker after the game with his left knee heavily wrapped in ice. He also limped across the court..." December 02

  • Balanced Bulls topple Cavs

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Even before he stepped on the floor Friday night, Dwyane Wade acknowledged he will never consider facing a LeBron James-led team an ordinary competitive experience. So when the veteran Chicago Bulls guard squared off with the former teammate he won two NBA championships with in..." December 02

  • Dwyane Wade on playing with LeBron again: ‘Never say never’

    Larry Brown Sports "Dwyane Wade has learned not to rule anything out when it comes to who he plays for and with in the NBA. Wade told reporters Thursday that, while he’s happy with the Chicago Bulls, he knows that there’s always a chance in the future of reuniting with close friend LeBron James. “I never..." December 02

  • Report: NBA opening night to be 7-10 days earlier in 2017-18

    ESPN "Major League Baseball had all the labor negotiating fun this week, coming to terms on a new five-year pact to avert a lockout just before its own buzzer to get a deal done, but fear not. The NBA remains on course to announce its highly anticipated agreement with the National Basketball Players..." December 02

  • Dwyane Wade: I made bigger change than LeBron James did with Heat

    ESPN "As he gets set for another showdown against his close friend and former teammate LeBron James, Dwyane Wade acknowledged Thursday that he had to change his game far more than James did during the pair's four years together with the Miami Heat. "I definitely changed mine more," Wade said with a..." December 02

  • Tyronn Lue Made LeBron James Really Mad by Calling Him Out During Game 7 of NBA Finals

    Complex "If LeBron James had struggled during Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, no one would have blamed him. Well, let us rephrase that: Plenty of people would have blamed him (we see you, Skip), but he wouldn’t have deserved the blame that would have come his way. He did, after all, carry the Cavaliers on..." December 02

  • Cedi Osman Eager To Join Cavs Next Season

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavs recently met with Turkish swingman Cedi Osman, who told them he wants to play in the NBA next season, a source told international journalist David Pick (Twitter link). Cleveland holds Osman’s rights by virtue of a draft-night trade in 2015. The reaffirms a summertime report that Cavs..." December 01

  • LeBron James Will Indeed Arrive In Full Cubs Uniform For Friday’s Bulls Game

    Dime Magazine "LeBron James and Dwyane Wade aren’t teammates any more, but they’re still close friends, which means they’re liable to get competitive and trash talk one another about any number of things. With the teams from each star’s respective hometowns meeting in this year’s World Series, it was..." December 01

  • David Blatt in Exile

    Bleacher Report "It's Thursday night in Istanbul, and David Blatt is making sure I get a meatball. We're upstairs at the Beetle Lounge, a bar tucked away above the Volkswagen Arena, where his basketball team, Darüşşafaka Doğuş, has just won in prime-time Euroleague action. Downstairs, in the arena proper, there's..." December 01

  • LeBron Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year for 2016

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Well, folks, you beat the Chicago Cubs in something: LeBron James is the 2016 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, and from the sound of it, he couldn't have done it without you, Cleveland. "It took something really exceptional to name somebody sportsperson of the year ahead of the..." December 01

  • Iman Shumpert on potential Cavs-Warriors Finals rematch: ‘We gon’ bust they a**’

    Larry Brown Sports "The juiciest rivalry in the NBA today just got another layer of intrigue. In an interview with Karizza Sanchez of Complex, Cleveland Cavaliers swingman Iman Shumpert was asked about Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green’s recent trash talk regarding a potential NBA Finals rematch between..." November 30

  • Tyronn Lue calls J.R. Smith's behavior 'embarrassing,' Smith was trying not to be boring

    Akron Beacon Journal "J.R. Smith addressed his mental lapse Tuesday night and his postgame response to it with Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who called it an “embarrassing moment” and said Smith did not handle it the right way. Smith blundered mentally in the second quarter of Tuesday’s blowout loss at the Milwaukee Bucks..." November 30

  • Iman Shumpert Trash-Talks the Warriors, Says He Won’t Visit a Trump White House

    Complex "Slumped on a red leather couch in his modern, cabin-like home in Pepper Pike, an affluent suburb of Cleveland, Iman Shumpert is wearing biker jeans, brown combat boots, an olive green beanie, and a distressed Guns N’ Roses T-shirt. It’s kind of over the top for a random November afternoon, but..." November 30

  • Antetokounmpo scores 34 as Bucks blast Cavs

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Four seasons into an already-impressive NBA career, a 34-point effort from Giannis Antetokounmpo against the defending world champions might be looked at as a coming out party by some, but don't count Jason Kidd among those folks. "He's been here four years now; he's arrived,"..." November 29

  • LeBron James explains why he's one of the NBA's best passers ever

    Fox Sports "The NBA has never seen anyone like LeBron James. We all know that, of course. Tune into any Cleveland Cavaliers game and you'll see the King do things you never dreamed possible. On one play, he'll lower his shoulder and bulldoze his way to the rim, shedding defenders foolish enough to try to..." November 29

  • Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving get special instant trading cards to commemorate performances

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving turned in a pair of signature performances last week, and Cavaliers fans will not have to wait for special trading cards to capture the moments. The cards are already available online. Trading card company Panini America has released special collectibles on..." November 29

  • Cavaliers wipe out early deficit against 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- LeBron James and Kevin Love carried the Cleveland Cavaliers through three quarters. Kyrie Irving did the rest down the stretch. Irving scored 20 of his 39 points in the fourth quarter, Love had 25 points and 11 rebounds and the defending champion Cavaliers rallied from..." November 27

  • LeBron James congratulates Russell Westbrook for tying his triple-double mark

    CBS Sports "Russell Westbrook had 17 points, 13 rebounds and 15 assists in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 106-88 win over the Detroit Pistons, his league-best seventh triple-double of the season. Stat lines like this are now more or less ordinary for Westbrook -- in 18 games this year, he's averaging 31.2..." November 27

  • Russell Westbrook tied LeBron James for triple-doubles -- in 395 fewer games

    Fox Sports "Russell Westbrook and LeBron James have the same number of career triple-doubles, but if you were to illustrate their proximity, you might picture Russ rushing to the hoop and LeBron backpedaling like crazy, about to fall out of the picture. Westbrook racked up his 44th career triple-double and..." November 27

  • Cavs set NBA record with 2 straight games with 20 treys

    ESPN "The Cavaliers set an NBA record by becoming the first team to have back-to-back regular-season games with 20 3-pointers, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. The team made 21 on Wednesday in racking up 137 points in a blowout of the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Cavs piled on 20 more..." November 26

  • Channing Frye's father dies less than a month after death of his mother

    Akron Beacon Journal "Cavs center Channing Frye is dealing with the death of another parent. Less than a month after his mother died, Frye wrote on his Instagram account Thanksgiving Day that his father has died, too. “On a day for thanks. Be thankful for the person next to you,” Frye wrote. “My father passed away..." November 25

  • Cavs show some offense, more Love in 128-90 rout

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue warned people for weeks that the Cavaliers weren't playing up to their potential. They might have the best record in the Eastern Conference, but they were still leaving a lot of points on the court. Not anymore. Kevin Love had 27 points..." November 25

  • Teyana Taylor Claps Back on IG at Woman Who Said Shumpert Was Cheating on Her

    Black Sports Online "Always a lot of chatter that Iman Shumpert is cheating on Teyana Taylor. Doesn’t matter if true or not, they are married and Taylor isn’t trying to hear it on their Instagram comments. An IG Model named Sweet Lips decided to comment on the Taylor’s IG pic." November 25

  • Darius Miles-Signed LeBron Jersey Targeted ... In Bankruptcy Auction

    TMZ "Sad news for ex-NBA star Darius Miles ... who's in danger of losing a bunch of his prized possessions in his bankruptcy case -- including his signed LeBron James jersey. TMZ Sports has obtained court docs filed in Illinois where 35-year-old Miles -- who made more than $60 MILLION in the NBA --..." November 25

  • Kevin Love scores 34 of his 40 points in first quarter of Cavs' win

    ESPN "Cavaliers forward Kevin Love set an NBA record for points in a first quarter by scoring 34 on Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. Love fell three points shy of the league record for points in any quarter, set by Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, who scored 37 in the..." November 24

  • Love's historical night leads Cavs over Blazers

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue acknowledged the Cavaliers' first play call every game is a touch for Kevin Love in the post. After Wednesday, Love might start getting the second, third and fourth touches of every game, too. Love scored 34 points in the first quarter, the..." November 23

  • Amazon is pushing for sports rights, but NBA turned them down for League Pass

    Awful Announcing "The Amazon buildup towards trying to gain live sports rights continues. They quietly hired SI/120 Sports veteran James DeLorenzo in March to head a new sports group, and they’ve since hired content-acquisition people and made attempts to land particular sports rights. According to The Wall Street..." November 23

  • It’s Time for These NBA Teams to Bottom Out

    The Ringer "As we go through life, we’re taught about different levels of shame in sports. Being a sore loser is shameful, sure, but being an eager and willing loser is a downright sin. Tanking in the NBA has long been considered one of the most shameful things in all of sports. But sometimes we learn to live..." November 22

  • There's a rumor swirling that Melo may be traded to Cleveland

    HNGN "It seems that NBA trade rumors are bugging New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony until now. He's been a familiar figure for a couple of weeks in rumor mills and seems that he will continue to be the hot topic in the coming days. And heading to the Cleveland Cavalier looks to be a perfect fit..." November 21

  • Kevin Durant sees why LeBron James offended by Phil Jackson's posse remark

    ESPN "Include Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant as another high-profile player who didn’t approve of Phil Jackson’s use of the word “posse” when describing the business partners of Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James. “I see why LeBron took offense to it,” Durant told ESPN. “He doesn’t..." November 20

  • Cavs handle Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue has insisted throughout the Cavaliers' terrific start that they still hadn't played a full game. The defense had been suspect, the shooting erratic. All of that changed Friday. Kyrie Irving scored 25 points and passed for a season-high 11 assists,..." November 19

  • Retired NBA commissioner David Stern went off about cheating and ethics

    Quartz "As NBA commissioner, David Stern was a strict and unyielding monarch, who presided over a successful and growing empire for 30 years. In retirement, unshackled from those responsibilities, he is happy to let loose with his raw, undiplomatic opinions about the ills befalling sports and..." November 19

  • Phil Jackson pal rips LeBron for ‘posse’ gripe: ‘Such bulls–t’

    New York Post "Charley Rosen, Phil Jackson’s longtime confidant, is in an uproar over LeBron James’ statment he has lost respect for the Zen Master. Rosen said Jackson deserves the benefit of the doubt and is shocked James became so enraged about him using “posse’’ to describe the Cavaliers star’s management..." November 19

  • Cavs plan to 'tailor' LeBrons' minutes in January, February

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavs plan to "tailor" LeBron James' minutes in January and February as part of their plan to ensure he's in optimal condition for the playoffs in the spring, when he'll be 32. That nugget was the most important tidbit to come out of Cleveland's 103-93 loss to the Pacers on a night in which..." November 17

  • Stan Van Gundy, Magic Johnson speak on Jackson’s use of ‘posse’

    Newsday "The fallout from Phil Jackson’s criticism of LeBron James continued into Wednesday, as a basketball icon took to defending Jackson’s intentions, while Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy, called the use of the word “posse” to classify a black athlete’s business associates “not right.” “When that all..." November 17

  • Kevin Love has no regrets about choice to sign five-year contract

    Akron Beacon Journal "Kevin Love has thought about that time he passed on the opportunity to earn an extra $40 million, but he doesn’t regret his choices. When Love signed a five-year contract with the Cavaliers before last season, he was well-versed in the league’s economics and how the salary cap was poised to..." November 17

  • LeBron James donates $2.5 million to Smithsonian's Muhammad Ali exhibit

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James will donate $2.5 million to support a Muhammad Ali exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. "Muhammad Ali is such a cornerstone of me as an athlete because of what he represented not only in the ring as a champion..." November 17

  • George, Teague lift Pacers over LeBron-less Cavs

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- No LeBron James proved to be no problem for the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. Paul George had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Jeff Teague added 20, and Indiana defeated the short-handed NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, 103-93. Cleveland (9-2) played without James..." November 16

  • LeBron James will sit tonight against Pacers

    Indianapolis Star "Several reports indicate Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James won't play against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night against the Indiana Pacers. The teams meet at 7 p.m. The Cavs are 9-1, including Tuesday night's 121-117 win over the Toronto Raptors. James had 28 points, 14 assists and..." November 16

  • Space Jam director: LeBron James will never be Michael Jordan

    Larry Brown Sports "The 20-year anniversary of the release of “Space Jam” was on Tuesday, once again sparking discussions about a possible sequel to the movie featuring LeBron James or some other NBA superstar. Joe Pytka, the director of the film, has one very simple thought about “Space Jam 2.” Don’t do it. n..." November 16

  • Russell Wilson: “Seattle needs basketball back”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Wilson announced via Twitter on Monday that he was joining the ownership group pushing to return the SuperSonics to Seattle. Now, Wilson has penned his feelings about doing so in The Players’ Tribune. In the article, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback says that, as a kid of the ’90s,..." November 16

  • Cavs hand Raptors first road loss of season

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Channing Frye likes to joke how he makes opposing centers allergic to paint. He brings them out to Frye-land, which is otherwise known as the 3-point arc. Frye is excelling in Frye-land lately, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are enjoying the benefits. The 10-year veteran's..." November 15

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