Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Cavs officially re-sign veteran Richard Jefferson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers have kept another piece of their NBA championship team, re-signing veteran Richard Jefferson. Per league and team policy, terms of the contract were not released. However, early reports had Jefferson agreeing to a two-year deal worth around $5 million, which would dip..." July 28

  • NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons of Experience

    Bleacher Report "The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health..." July 27

  • Why the Cavs should look to Iman Shumpert at backup point guard

    Fear The Sword "The Cleveland Cavaliers saved themselves $38 million this summer when they declined to match Matthew Dellavedova's offer sheet with the Milwaukee Bucks. When they did this, they created a small hole in their rotation. Delly, while not a true point guard in the traditional sense, occupied 24.6..." July 26

  • Cavs sign coach Tyronn Lue to a five-year extension

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly signed Tyronn Lue to an extension that will make him the third highest-paid head coach in the Association. It’s a move that makes all the sense in the world. After firing David Blatt at the midway point of the 2015-16 season, Cleveland found itself at a..." July 26

  • Why LeBron James still hasn't re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers

    Fox Sports "We're almost a month into NBA free agency, and all the big names signed their deals long ago -- except for the biggest of them all. LeBron James remains a free agent, much to the confusion of the basketball-watching population. And it's easy to see why fans would be perplexed. On the surface,..." July 25

  • Sasha Kaun retires after winning title with Cavs in only NBA season

    CBS Sports "Kaun revealed in an interview Saturday with Gary Bedore of the Lawrence Journal-World that he will retire from professional basketball. "I was very blessed and fortunate to play as long as I have. I had a great experience for the [Russian] national team and professionally. Overall, it's been..." July 25

  • Paul George: 'It's on me' to get Pacers to challenge Cavs

    The Score "The Indiana Pacers were right there. They'd come up short in the Eastern Conference finals two years in a row when Paul George suffered a horrific leg injury in a Team USA scrimmage. They missed the subsequent playoffs after the star forward missed most of 2014-15. This past postseason, he..." July 24

  • Kings won’t engage in Cousins trade inquiries, including one from Cavs

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Kings have sent on and off signals about trading DeMarcus Cousins. Here’s another “off” one. Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders: League sources peg the Kings’ stance on Cousins as a “non-starter.” They simply won’t go there on trade talk despite long-standing interest from the..." July 23

  • Kyrie Irving: 'Having a chance for a gold in the Olympics is a dream come true'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After winning the NBA championship, something Kyrie Irving termed "the hardest thing" he's ever done, the Cleveland Cavaliers dazzling young point guard has his sights set on another piece of shiny hardware. "Having a chance to go for a gold in the Olympics is a dream come true," Irving said..." July 22

  • Shannon Brown Allegedly Cheated On Monica, Got Sidechick Pregnant, Pray For Him

    Hip Hop Wired "Former NBA player Shannon Brown has reportedly been caught cheating on his wife, R&B singer Monica. Pray for that man. Word is—actually, according to a gossip site called The On Industry Blast—the high flying guard even got the sidechick pregnant. Ugh. Needless to say, the Twitter peanut..." July 20

  • The NBA will create TV-style shows exclusively for Twitter

    Sporting News "Twitter continues to partner with sports industries, and the latest pairing is with the NBA. The social media company and basketball league made a joint statement Tuesday announcing a deal which allows Twitter to broadcast "exclusive original live programming" from the NBA. But the programming..." July 19

  • NBA execs want an NFL-style franchise tag. Players should hate that idea.

    SB Nation "The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps put together a tidy package of flashpoints in upcoming NBA labor negotiations, issues that could be so divisive they could spark another season-damaging lockout. We'll talk more about the Lockout Warning Level as summer wears on, but one item in particular piqued..." July 19

  • Larry Sanders is interested in a return and the Cavs should be interested

    Fear The Sword "When Larry Sanders walked away from his contract worth $27 million on February 26th, 2015 it sent shock-waves throughout the NBA community. For a relatively healthy player to give up so much guaranteed money was relatively unheard of, especially one with as much talent and ability as..." July 19

  • LeBron James tells Cavs he will re-sign with them

    ESPN "LeBron James has informed the Cleveland Cavaliers he will re-sign with the reigning NBA champions this summer but still has no timetable for negotiating or signing a deal, sources told ESPN. James is one of several members of the Cavs from last season's championship team who remain unsigned,..." July 19

  • Anderson Varejao Won't Accept Cavaliers Championship Ring That Was Never Offered

    The Big Lead "Anderson Varejao was a fun trivia debate during the NBA Finals. Varejao started the season with the Cavaliers and ended the season with the Warriors, becoming the first person to ever play for both Finals teams in the same season. Many people wrongly believed that he was guaranteed a championship..." July 18

  • Tyronn Lue Never Signed His Agreed Upon Contract to Coach Cavs

    Black Sports Online "Here is an interesting nugget of information. When Tyronn Lue replaced David Blatt as head coach it was reported he signed a 3-year deal, but apparently that was just a verbal agreement and Lue never actually signed a head coaching contract. The situation with Lue is a little more complex...." July 18

  • J.R. Smith wants $15 million per year from Cavaliers

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith will probably re-sign with the Cavaliers. But… That request doesn’t seem so outlandish to me, but then again, I didn’t expect Smith to have such a hard time in free agency last summer. Simply, the capped-out Cavaliers have no mechanism to adequately replace Smith if he leaves...." July 18

  • Report: Varejao would not accept title ring from Cavs

    Sportsnaut "Anderson Varejao has a right to receive an NBA championship ring after spending part of the season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. But he has no plans to accept one as a current member of the Golden State Warriors, who lost to the Cavs in the NBA Finals. Varejao appeared in more regular season..." July 18

  • JR Smith leaving LeBron James, Cavaliers? Veteran admits he has thought about it

    Sportsrageous "J.R. Smith is “nervous” about his chances of rejoining LeBron James next season. In a recent interview, the shooting guard admitted that he has thought about the possibility of leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers, which will fuel the NBA rumors that he’s signing a big contract with another..." July 17

  • LeBron's delay to re-sign unrelated to J.R. Smith contract status

    The Score "The fact that LeBron James has yet to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers is not related to J.R. Smith's outstanding contract status, according to's Chris Haynes. With NBA news slowing down in mid-July, the only superstar yet to put pen to paper is James - though it's quite..." July 16

  • The Cavaliers might have some good young talent, too

    SB Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers are as win-now as a team can get. They're coming off a legendary championship, boast LeBron James in (or close to) his prime and stand as the NBA's best hope of toppling the Golden State Warriors next season. The Cavs are all about today, and I don't think anyone could..." July 15

  • Report: Cavs trade Kaun to 76ers to clear space to sign Andersen

    The Score "The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Sasha Kaun and cash considerations to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the rights to Chukwudiebere Maduabum, according to ESPN's Marc J. Spears." July 15

  • LeBron's new contract is taking long because his decision is difficult

    Sporting News "While there is zero doubt where LeBron James will be playing next season, there is a reason he has taken so long to re-sign with the Cavaliers. The NBA Finals MVP returned to Cleveland two years ago, which means the Cavaliers have his Early Bird rights. With Early Bird, a franchise can give a..." July 15

  • Cavs GM David Griffin is confident Cavs will re-sign J.R. Smith

    Fear The Sword "Despite there being almost no news on the J.R. Smith front, it seems as if he’ll be back in wine & gold next season. And Cavs GM David Griffin is confident in that fact. "I think the good news is J.R. wants to be here and we want J.R. back," Griffin said on ESPN during the Cavs’ summer league..." July 15

  • Kyrie Irving FaceTimed Kobe From The Locker Room After Game 7 "It all fell into place for Kyrie Irving. In the final minute of Game 7 of the NBA Finals, he broke a scoreless tie with a fadeaway 3-pointer over two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry. The Cavs proceeded to win the game and the series, and Irving etched his name in NBA glory forever. The dream..." July 15

  • Andre Iguodala: The Thunder Were the Best Team in NBA Playoffs Last Season

    Complex "Which team was the best team in the NBA Playoffs last season? Was it the Warriors, the team that finished 73-9 during the regular season, or the Cavaliers, the team that beat the Warriors in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals after rebounding from a 3-1 series deficit? The obvious answer is the Cavs..." July 14

  • It Looks Like Shaq Agreed to a WrestleMania Match With Big Show at the ESPYs

    Complex "John Cena hosted the 2016 ESPY Awards on Wednesday night, and the WWE used it to their full advantage. If you missed the show, you can check out Cena’s opening monologue here, which featured him referencing the world of pro wrestling while poking fun at some of the professional athletes who were..." July 14

  • LeBron offers to be walk-on player for Liverpool on U.S. tour

    The Score "Liverpool will be crossing the Atlantic this month for matches against Chelsea and AC Milan in California, which has LeBron James pretty excited. James gave Reds manager Jurgen Klopp a shout-out on Facebook and let him know that he's available if the club needs some help." July 13

  • Kyrie Irving on Next Season: "I Definitely Don't See Us as an Underdog"

    Complex "Kyrie Irving is having one hell of a summer. The star point guard won his first NBA championship in June when the Cleveland Cavaliers came back to defeat the 73-win Golden State Warriors in seven games. In August, Kyrie will suit up for Team USA in the Olympics alongside the likes of Kevin Durant,..." July 13

  • NBA Announces Changes to Intentional Foul Rules

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced changes to its intentional fouling rules Tuesday following years of debate regarding teams' various Hack-a-Shaq strategies. According to the league's official press release, the NBA Board of Governors approved a rule change for the 2016-17 season that will make the intentional..." July 13

  • LeBron thanks Duncan, calls him 'best PF ever'

    The Score "LeBron James joined the long list of NBA players heaping praise on Tim Duncan following the San Antonio Spurs legend's retirement announcement Monday. James took to Twitter to express his gratitude for the "best PF ever."" July 11

  • Cavs' Assistants In Limbo As Tyronn Lue Extension Not Yet Finished

    Real GM Basketball "Tyronn Lue and the Cleveland Cavaliers have yet to agree upon an extension, which has left some members of the coaching staff in limbo. Larry Drew and Mike Longabardi are the only assistant working on a contract. Both sides were optimistic a deal would be completed before Summer League. He's..." July 10

  • Larry Sanders trolls fans by hinting he'll sign with Warriors or Cavaliers

    The Score "Larry Sanders may or may not be ready to return to the NBA, but the 27-year-old certainly wants his Twitter followers to think he is. The 6-foot-11 VCU alumnus posted two photos on his social media account on Saturday: one from the film "The Warriors" (Golden State Warriors?) ... ... and..." July 09

  • LeBron Predicted Kevin Durant Would Leave the Thunder 2 Years Ago

    Obsev "Back in 2014, LeBron James called that the Oklahoma City Thunder would lose Kevin Durant in free agency. After a Game 5 loss to Memphis Grizzlies in the first round of the playoffs put their team down 3-2, The Oklahoman published a now infamous hack job of an article criticizing Durant which..." July 09

  • Tyronn Lue says Cavaliers near deal with Chris “Birdman” Andersen

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers are playing in Summer League in Las Vegas, opening play with a loss to Milwaukee where second-year point guard Jordan McRae dropped 23 points (on 3-of-15 from the floor, but he got to the line 17 times). While the game was going on, Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue swung by NBA TV and..." July 09

  • LeBron hasn't given Cavs a timetable on when he'll re-sign

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James has yet to notify the Cleveland Cavaliers when he intends to re-sign, league sources informed during NBA Summer League. July 7 was the day free agents were officially able to sign contracts. Team officials have reached out to the camp of James for an answer to no..." July 09

  • Report: J.R. Smith expected to re-sign with Cavaliers

    The Score "As J.R. Smith continues to spend his summer shirtless in celebration of winning his first NBA championship, it's believed he returns to Cleveland when the party eventually stops. The Cavaliers are expected to re-sign the unrestricted free agent, according to Chris Hayes of, as the..." July 09

  • Sources: Anderson Varejao has not requested a Cavs championship ring

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Free agent center and former Cleveland Cavalier Anderson Varejao has not requested a championship ring from the NBA champs, has learned. Varejao was a member of the Golden State Warriors when the Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 series deficit to win the city's first championship in..." July 08

  • Profanity in LeBron's parade speech earned 2 FCC complaints

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Two people filed complaints with the Federal Communications Commission regarding LeBron James' profanity-laden speech during the rally at the Cavaliers' championship parade. The complaints against WKYC and WOIO came July 22, the same day of the parade, from a viewer in Cuyahoga Falls and..." July 08

  • LeBron reacts to Dallas police shootings: 'More violence is not the answer'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Consider LeBron James' Twitter feed a microcosm of the confusion and anger Americans are feeling after the killings of five officers in Dallas Thursday and of two black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota this week. James, the Cavaliers' outspoken superstar who has a track record for..." July 08

  • Cavaliers send Dellavedova to Bucks in sign-and-trade

    The Score "The Cleveland Cavaliers have sent guard Matthew Dellavedova in a sign-and-trade to the Milwaukee Bucks, the team announced on Thursday. In return, the Cavs receive a $4.8-million trade exception, cash, and the rights to Albert Miralles. "We wish Delly the best as he continues his career in..." July 07

  • Salary-cap projection for 2017-18 season to be lower than expected

    ESPN "In a surprise turn, the NBA is pulling back on its salary-cap projection for the 2017-18 season, according to a league memo obtained by ESPN, and it could complicate the Golden State Warriors' efforts to keep their new super team together. The league previously projected the 2017-18 cap to hit..." July 07

  • Cavs Agree To Trade With Bulls For Mike Dunleavy

    Real GM Basketball "The Chicago Bulls are finalizing a deal to send Mike Dunleavy to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Chicago has had to trade away Dunleavy in order to fit Dwyane Wade's contract into their cap space." July 07

  • Ray Allen's reps contact Cleveland Cavaliers on possible comeback

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The representatives of the future Hall-of-Fame sharpshooter Ray Allen have reached out to the Cleveland Cavaliers to inform the champs that their client is anticipating a return to basketball after a two-year hiatus, league sources informed The interest is mutual, a league source..." July 06

  • Report: LeBron will not take huge pay cut to facilitate Wade signing

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly are in the mix to add Dwyane Wade, but the real impediment for such a move is money. The Cavs already have over $76 million committed for next season, and that's without factoring in how much LeBron James will make once he agrees to a deal with the team. Even..." July 06

  • Did Dwyane Wade fly to Cleveland to meet with Cavs?

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that Kevin Durant has signed with the Golden State Warriors, the Cleveland Cavaliers have to answer by bringing in Dwyane Wade, right? The rumors are already flying around on Twitter. Flight tracking information has become popular fuel for speculation in free agency over the past few years,..." July 05

  • Cavs expect to talk to Dwyane Wade but are limited in what they can offer

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Cavaliers and free agent Dwyane Wade are expected to talk soon, multiple league sources confirmed to the Beacon Journal, although the path to a deal remains blocked by a number of financial obstacles. Wade had been vacationing in Spain with LeBron James, but was expected to fly back Tuesday..." July 05

  • Teams calling LeBron, but agent says he's staying put

    The Score "LeBron James' return to the Cleveland Cavaliers may be a forgone conclusion, but that's not stopping hopeful teams from inquiring about the future Hall of Famer's status. Teams are calling James, who is still an unsigned, unrestricted free agent, but according to ESPN's Marc Stein, James' agent..." July 05

  • LeBron James sent a brilliant message on Kevin Durant's big day

    Fox Sports "While the basketball world was still in shock over Kevin Durant's decision to join the Golden State Warriors, reigning NBA Finals MVP LeBron James was relaxing with his favorite movie, and perhaps plotting the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers. While many NBA players were freaking out over the..." July 05

  • Dwyane Wade In ‘Preliminary Talks’ To Join Cavs, LeBron

    NESN "Six years ago, LeBron James left Cleveland and took his talents to South Beach to join Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat. Now, it might be Wade leaving South Beach to go to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Wade has taken a few team-friendly deals with the Heat in recent seasons, and at 34 years old,..." July 05