Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • LeBron James is understandably thrilled that Kevin Durant signed with Nike

    USA Today "Kevin Durant having the opportunity to opt out of his Nike contract created a market for a historic amount of money being thrown around by competing for not only Durant but for what would have been a monumental business accomplishment for Under Armour. The Baltimore-based company, according to..." September 01

  • Varejao feeling healthy after tough four years without LeBron

    NBA.com "Derrick Rose isn’t the only player looking to use the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup as a springboard to a healthier and more successful NBA season for a title contender. Cavs center Anderson Varejao would love to put some injury issues behind him as well. In the four years since LeBron James..." September 01

  • Report: Kevin Love-Andrew Wiggins trade great for Wolves ticket sales

    CBSSports.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves have discovered a new, exciting formula for selling season tickets: 1. Trade superstar for Canadians 2. Bring Canadians to state fair 3. Profit! After sending Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-way trade that returned Andrew Wiggins, Anthony..." August 31

  • Cavs GM David Griffin: 'We're going to need to add' rim protection

    CBSSports.com "Since it became apparent that the Cleveland Cavaliers had a shot of signing LeBron James, there has been talk about their rim protection. Cleveland's only real presence around the basket on defense is Anderson Varejao, and he's had recurring injury issues for years. Adding Kevin Love, who is not a..." August 29

  • David Griffin defends Cavaliers’ pursuit of John Calipari

    Pro Basketball Talk "The No. 1 reason LeBron James signed with the Cavaliers is because he was born in Northeast Ohio. The No. 1 reason Kevin Love approved a trade to the Cavaliers was because LeBron had already signed. So, Cleveland’s great offseason was set in motion for reasons outside the Cavaliers’..." August 29

  • Dion Waiters stays in Cleveland: King's orders

    Philly.com "Dion Waiters was en route to Los Angeles last month for a weeklong workout session with pro basketball trainer Rob McClanaghan, an annual West Coast trip that had become as much a part of Waiters' offseason routine as the trade rumors that always seem to include his name, when his cellphone..." August 27

  • Cavs' Dion Waiters fasted, cut carbs to drop 12 pounds

    CBSSports.com "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters is excited about the possibilities with LeBron James and Kevin Love on his team next year, and he's prepared for the season differently this summer, via Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer: What he has a chance to be now, with James and Love, is..." August 27

  • NBA adding extra space along the baseline to increase safety

    SB Nation "There will be more space around the basket stanchion next season because the NBA is trying to improve player safety. The NBA is attempting to improve player safety by cutting down the amount of photographers around the basket stanchion, according to a memo from Rod Thorn, the league's president..." August 26

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    ESPN Cleveland @ESPNCleveland

    .@TheRealTRizzo: Zydrunas Ilgauskas is attempting a comeback to the NBA. #Cavs Listen to The Really Big Show on http://t.co/l1VfrW2yk5

  • Agent: Zydrunas Ilgauskas Isn't Considering Comeback

    Real GM Basketball "Zydrunas Ilgauskas has been retired for three seasons and the Cleveland Cavaliers retired his No. 11 last season, but he could be considering a comeback. ESPN Cleveland radio host Tony Rizzo first talked about an Ilgauskas return on Sunday and reiterated the possiblity on Monday." August 26

  • Cavs trying to trade for Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov

    CBSSports.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers have been trying to work out a trade for Denver Nuggets center Timofey Mozgov for the past six to eight weeks, ESPN's Brian Windhorst said on ESPN Cleveland radio. Mozgov played for Cavaliers head coach David Blatt on the Russian national team. Blatt told Russian outlet..." August 26

  • Kobe Bryant's text to LeBron James after The Decision was so Kobe Bryant

    Sporting News "Kobe Bryant is supremely confident. This is a secret to no one. And because of that confidence, there is no doubt in his mind that he is the best player in the world, even at age 36. In one of a series of untold Bryant stories, Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report provides details that explain who..." August 26

  • Kevin Love to wear No. 0 with Cavaliers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "For the first time in his basketball career, Kevin Love will be holding up a No. 0 jersey when he's officially introduced as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers at a press conference Tuesday. The number along with a line of merchandise bearing his name were revealed on the team's website over..." August 26

  • LeBron James' departure was key to Cavs' long-term success

    SB Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers will have what looks to be their best team ever when they begin their season on Oct. 30. On paper, it's hard to argue against the 2014-15 edition of the Wine and Gold Express. You have LeBron at the sustained peak of his powers to go with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in..." August 25

  • Kyrie Irving to start at point guard for Team USA

    ESPN.com "‎Kyrie Irving will start opposite Goran Dragic at point guard Tuesday night when Team USA plays Slovenia in its final tuneup game leading into the FIBA World Cup. But Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski, in tabbing Irving as his starter against the Dragic-led Slovenians, told ESPN.com that one..." August 25

  • Cavs, Heat interested in Emeka Okafor; won't be ready until midseason

    ESPN.com "Even after losing an entire season to injury, Emeka Okafor is a man in demand. Roughly half of the league, I'm told, has registered interest this summer in Okafor, despite the fact that the 31-year-old free agent lost the entire 2013-14 season while recovering from a serious neck..." August 25

  • Wiggins’ HS coach: ‘Andrew could care less what LeBron thinks of him’

    NBA.com "That’s the message delivered by the last two men who coached the No. 1 Draft pick. When the Cleveland Cavaliers finally shipped Wiggins — shunned by LeBron James since the day the King announced his return to Cleveland six weeks ago — to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love on Saturday, he..." August 25

  • Love traded to Cavs, Wiggins headed to Minnesota

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve known this was coming, now the waiting is over. It didn’t take long on the first day Andrew Wiggins could be traded for the deal to go down — he is headed to Minnesota as part of a three-team trade that forms a super team in Cleveland with Kevin Love joining LeBron James and Kyrie..." August 24

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    Chris Ballard @SI_ChrisBallard

    KB believes players like him & LeBron are underpaid (put LBJ free market at ~ $75 mil). Believes important to set an example in contracts...

  • Cavs Sign Dwight Powell

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed forward Dwight Powell, the 45th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Per league policy, terms of the contract were not released. Powell played four years at Stanford,..." August 23

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    LeBron James @KingJames

    Welcome to the Land @kevinlove!

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    John Shipley @johnDshipley

    #twolves release trade details in ad, guessing in both papers. This from today's early @PioneerPress Sunday edition pic.twitter.com/Y3P8MK7q7c

  • Suns make late Kevin Love pitch

    ESPN.com "With just hours to go before a planned megadeal the would send Kevin Love to Cleveland, the Phoenix Suns reached out to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday to ask once more about the possibility of acquiring Love in a sign-and-trade for guard Eric Bledsoe, sources told ESPN.com. The..." August 23

  • Sources: Love to Cavs deal done

    ESPN.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves have an agreement in principle to acquire Philadelphia's Thaddeus Young in addition to No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins as part of a three-team trade that will send Kevin Love to the Cavaliers, according to sources with knowledge of the teams' deal..." August 23

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Source close to K-Love talks says Cavs/Wolves/Sixers are planning three-team trade as opposed to separate deals ... barring any late tweaks

  • Cavs Complete Coaching Staff

    NBA.com "The Cavaliers have finalized their coaching staff and named Jim Boylan, Bret Brielmaier, Larry Drew, and James Posey as assistant coaches on head coach David Blatt’s staff, Cavs General Manager David Griffin and Blatt announced today. They join Tyronn Lue, who was named associate head coach..." August 19

  • Kyrie Irving's Transformation Starts With Admission He Needs LeBron, Cavs' New Vets

    Real GM Basketball "Everywhere now, people probe into Kyrie Irving and his intentions as a leader. They tell him he’s been a leader on the Cleveland Cavaliers, that now is his time in the sport, and these people keep speeding the clock on his maturity beyond reality. Cleveland lucked into Irving in 2011, a franchise..." August 19

  • Anthony Bennett blocks out Kevin Love trade talk, helps Andrew Wiggins

    Toronto Star "It has been an unusual summer to say the least for two of Canada’s top young basketball players. Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett have been front and centre in off-season NBA talk, with the Cleveland Cavaliers expected to send them to Minnesota with a first-round pick for all-star forward..." August 19

  • Shawn Marion isn't a panacea for the Cavaliers, and that's just fine

    Yahoo! Sports "The Miami Heat “only” won two championships during LeBron James’ four seasons with the team, with the main personnel criticism from that run coming in the form of chiding the team’s front office for only going after big names in its attempts to build a roster. Mike Miller seemed obvious. Shane..." August 18

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The Cavs are also optimistic about their chances of signing free agent guard Ray Allen prior to the start of training camp, a source said.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Shawn Marion has committed this weekend to sign with the Cavaliers

  • Bryant Says Cavs Are Making Mistake Trading Wiggins

    Dime Magazine "During the 1996 NBA Draft, Kobe Bryant was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th pick, and promptly traded to the Lakers for center Vlade Divac. At the time, it seemed like a big win for the Hornets, since Divac was one of the better big men in the league and Kobe was coming out of Lower..." August 17

  • Chauncey Billups a real possibility to make Cleveland Cavaliers roster

    Pro Basketball Talk "When last we saw Chauncey Billups, the veteran point guard was playing sparingly for the Detroit Pistons last season. Which is what he did for the Clippers for a couple seasons before that. In Los Angeles he was sort of an additional assistant coach, someone who could guide a then growing Clippers..." August 16

  • LeBron James says Nike offered his son a deal

    Washington Post "You can’t blame Nike for wanting to lock up a future NBA superstar, especially since it has already a relationship with his dad. LeBron James Jr., known to his pops as Bronny, has shown flashes of talent over his nine years on the planet, so it makes sense that his father would share a photo..." August 15

  • NBA releases 2014-2015 schedule: Spurs host Mavs in season opener

    CBSSports.com "The NBA announced its 2014-2015 schedule Wednesday, and for the first time in seven years, LeBron James will not feature on its opening night. The season opens Tuesday, October 28th with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs raising their fifth banner before taking on the Dallas Mavericks...." August 13

  • Sources: LeBron back to Miami for Christmas day game

    ESPN.com "The NBA will announce Wednesday that LeBron James will play his first game in Miami since returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day, according to sources briefed on the league's new schedule. Sources told ESPN.com Tuesday that the NBA's 2014-15 schedule -- which will be released in..." August 13

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    Former #bucks coach Larry Drew has agreed to join David Blatt's coaching staff with the #cavaliers, an NBA source told the Boston Globe

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    Bird said he came away from meeting with Shawn Marion feeling like he was undecided but wanted to play on championship contender now.

  • Warriors' Stephen Curry says he's a better offensive player than LeBron James

    Fox Sports "Stephen Curry has never shied away from a good offense -- the Warriors star has made a career scoring a barrage of baskets throughout his five years in the NBA. But the guard beefed up his offensive prowess even more on Tuesday by taking a shot at the King himself. During a call-in to the Dan..." August 12

  • Cavaliers Sign Alex Kirk To Multi-Year Deal

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers signed rookie seven-footer Alex Kirk to a partially guaranteed, multi-year contract, league sources told RealGM. The Cavaliers announced the signing on Monday afternoon. Kirk averaged 5.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 52.4 percent field-goal shooting for the Cavaliers’..." August 11

  • Andrew Wiggins said he wanted trade to Wolves

    CBSSports.com "Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self said that No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins told him he'd welcome a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Minnesota Timberwolves, via the Associated Press: ''When all this trade stuff started, I talked to Andrew and Andrew told me, ''I hope I get..." August 11

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    Steve Kyler @stevekylerNBA

    .@Aaron_88: Chances NBA blocks the Kevin Love trade? ---> Fairly low... I expect all parties to deny the level of future contract talk.

  • Company hedged its Wiggins bets

    ESPN.com "The nation's largest online licensed sports retailer saved itself from being caught with a glut of Andrew Wiggins Cavaliers replica jerseys and fans from the hassle of returning them. A spokesman for Fanatics, which also services the NBA's online store, said Thursday that the company -- which..." August 10

  • LeBron: Cavs title 'my No. 1 goal'

    ESPN.com "LeBron James signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers that is for just two years and includes a clause that could allow him to be a free agent next summer. On Friday, though, he said he's not planning to enter free agency again next year. "My No. 1 goal is to win a championship here;..." August 10

  • NBA could block Kevin Love trade

    ESPN.com "Carmelo Anthony went on a tour of sorts as a free agent this summer, and while he had said initially that winning was the priority, in the end he chose to take as much money as possible to remain with a Knicks team that finished outside of the playoff picture in the woeful Eastern Conference last..." August 10

  • Eyes will be on Cavs, Heat early

    ESPN.com "The NBA didn't wait long to pit LeBron James' Cavaliers against his new former team. Six days after opening the preseason at home, the Cavs will meet the Heat on Oct. 11 in Rio de Janeiro. James and Cleveland open Oct. 5 against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the Israeli club formerly led by new Cavs coach..." August 09

  • Source: Sixers in Cavs-Wolves trade

    Philly.com "WHILE NEWS CAME out yesterday that Minnesota and Cleveland had agreed in principle to a trade that will send All-Star Kevin Love to the Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a first-round draft pick, the Daily News has learned that the Sixers will, indeed, be involved in the deal. A..." August 09

  • Cavaliers giving strong consideration to signing E’Twaun Moore

    Pro Basketball Talk "If their portion of the Kevin Love trade occurs as reported – including the 76ers wouldn’t necessarily affect Cleveland’s roster – the Cavaliers will have 11 players clearly in their plans for next season: LeBron James Kevin Love Kyrie Irving Anderson Varejao Tristan..." August 08

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    Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

    Woj states that Cavs made a run at Timofey Mozgov (offering a 1st round pick) in hopes adding a big center and rim protection

  • Sources: Cavs have agreement to acquire Love, including contract commitment

    Yahoo! Sports "The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached an agreement in principle to send All-Star forward Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected 2015 first-round draft pick, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Cleveland is making the deal with Minnesota with a..." August 08