Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Lou just too sweet as Raptors come back to beat Cavs

    Toronto Sun "Dwane Casey went looking for some anger to match what the Cleveland Cavaliers brought on Saturday night. What he got instead was an energized Lou Williams, who shot the Raptors back into a game they trailed by 18 points seven minutes into the night and went on to win by a comfortable margin in..." November 23

  • LeBron James says Cavs 'fragile' "With so much of the season still left to be played, it would be too early to say the Cleveland Cavaliers have hit a breaking point after a 110-93 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Saturday night dropped them to 5-7. But LeBron James says the state of the Cavs is delicate at this early..." November 23

  • Spurs grind out tough victory against LeBron, Cavs

    San Antonio Express-News "If you overlooked the gray hairs flecking Tim Duncan’s beard, and the ever-expanding circumference of Manu Ginobili’s bald spot, it would be easy to confuse these Spurs for those of yore, suffocating their opponents on defense while grinding out whatever point they can muster. OK, so those..." November 20

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Things are fluid, as always in trade talks, but latest word is Houston more likely than Cleveland as landing spot via trade for Corey Brewer

  • LeBron admits Spurs prompted exit from Miami — sort of

    San Antonio Express-News "LeBron James admitted the loss to the Spurs in last season’s NBA Finals played a role in chasing him from Miami back to Cleveland. Sort of. Had the Heat defeated the Spurs last June and won their third consecutive title, James said Wednesday he likely would have returned to South Beach for..." November 20

  • Paul Pierce: Total respect for LeBron "Paul Pierce believes his contentious rivalry with LeBron James is borne out of competitive respect more than any dislike for each other over the years. "I think a lot of it is really misunderstood," Pierce said Thursday. "If I see LeBron walking down the street, it's not going to be no..." November 20

  • LeBron James complains about minutes in Cleveland

    Sports-Kings "LeBron James is apparently a fan of playing less minutes. This isn’t just a concern James has for himself, but also his teammates. Namely Kyrie Irving and Kevin Loves. The Cavs went out and wont he Summer, by securing the services of LeBron and Love, but the big question, at least right now, is..." November 19

  • LeBron takes on 'burden of leading' "LeBron James said leading this Cleveland Cavaliers team, teaching it how to win on a championship level, is the biggest challenge of his 12-year career. "This is more challenging than me trying to win my first championship," James told on Wednesday, hours before his Cavaliers hosted..." November 19

  • Cavaliers says there are no untouchables, he's maintaining aggressiveness to improve roster

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It has been nine games of a roller coaster ride. The revamped Cavaliers are still searching for continuity and consistency, particularly on the defensive end. Teams have had a field day breaking down the Cavaliers' defense. If it were not for the offense picking up steam over the last five..." November 19

  • Spurs rest up for Cleveland while crushing Sixers

    San Antonio Express-News "Yup, the hapless Philadelphia Sixers — they of the 26-game losing streak, franchise-record 53-point defeat and a new standard for intentionally throwing entire seasons — were in town on Monday. The result was about what you’d expect: The Spurs, despite some ragged moments, cruised to a 100-75..." November 18

  • Maybe Cavaliers fans should thank Spurs for LeBron James

    USA Today "When the San Antonio Spurs take the floor at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland on Wednesday night, the pre-tip-off focus should — just this once — be on the visiting team rather than LeBron James' infamous chalk-toss routine. The Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans all over Ohio should take a..." November 18

  • Cavaliers 127, Hawks 94: Three-point barrage carries Cavs to blowout win

    Akron Beacon Journal "Whatever magic the Cavaliers discovered in the fourth quarter on Friday carried over into Saturday. The buzzsaw is sharpening, and the rest of the league is officially on notice. The Cavaliers made their first 11 3-pointers and set an NBA record in the process in a lopsided 127-94 victory..." November 16

  • Report: Joe Harris could move to starting two-guard for Cavs soon "The Cavaliers drafted Joe Harris 33rd overall out of Virginia in the 2014 NBA Draft. He got very little playing time to start the year, as you would expect from a second-round rookie on a team with veterans and title aspirations. But with Matthew Dellavedova out and Dion Waiters struggling, Harris..." November 16

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    David Blatt has no intentions of resting LeBron James. Said LBJ feels good, playing well: "Foreseeable future, we're going to ride that."

  • LeBron James' 41 points propel the Cleveland Cavaliers over Boston Celtics 122-121

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James led the Cavaliers past the Boston Celtics, 122-121 on Friday, securing their third consecutive win. Fans of Boston (3-5) were not fond of James, for obvious reasons. Whenever he made a play, he was showered with boos. The boos were loud and frequent considering the performance he..." November 15

  • Kevin Love denies any interest in joining Lakers next season

    Akron Beacon Journal "Kevin Love denied a report he’s interested in joining the Lakers next season while poking fun at all the attention his handshake with Kyrie Irving has received. “Whatever we were doing with our hands was about as true as me going to the Lakers,” Love said Friday. “Going to the Lakers, I don’t..." November 15

  • Dion Waiters returns to practice, expected to play Friday vs. Celtics

    Akron Beacon Journal "Dion Waiters returned to practice on Thursday and is expected to play Friday when the Cavs play at the Boston Celtics. Waiters missed Monday’s win against the New Orleans Pelicans after falling hard to the court during last Friday’s victory at Denver. “He’s probable for tomorrow,” Cavs coach..." November 14

  • NBA owners expendable, NBPA director says "Michele Roberts, the NBA players' union executive director, on Wednesday questioned several of the principles that for decades have governed owner-player relations in the league, objecting to the concept of a salary cap while making clear she'd push for much more than a 50-50 split of..." November 13

  • LeBron James wants to know the person responsible for taking his triple-doubles away

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James wants answers. After the league nixed his triple-double performance (32-12-10) against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, shaving an assist from his total and crediting it to Tristan Thompson, James and his sons want to know who is responsible for this. "I had two reactions,"..." November 13

  • The Irving-Love handshake: Cavs issue a statement to clarify its meaning

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The celebratory handshake by the Cavaliers' Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving after Monday's 118-111 win over the New Orleans Pelicans has received plenty of attention. At the conclusion of their choreographed handshake, each placed his right hand near the corner of his mouth with his thumb and index..." November 12

  • LeBron James' triple-double leads Cleveland Cavaliers over New Orleans Pelicans

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers won their second consecutive game, 118-111 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night at The Q. Cleveland (3-3) did a good job of keeping Anthony Davis out the paint on defense. Kevin Love's presence on the outside had to be respected by Davis. That strategic plan..." November 11

  • NBA takes away LeBron James' triple-double vs. Pelicans "Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James was credited for an extra assist in Monday's 118-111 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, so the NBA took away what would have been a triple-double. His line is now as follows: 32 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists. The error, first pointed out on Reddit,..." November 11

  • RUMOR: Love ‘Will Seriously Consider’ Opting Out, Eyes Return To L.A.

    Lakers Nation "For much of the off-season, all the talk was about the Los Angeles Lakers targeting Kevin Love via trade or through free agency in 2015. However, the Minnesota Timberwolves ultimately traded the All-Star forward to the Cleveland Cavaliers where he joined forces with LeBron James and Kyrie..." November 11

  • David Blatt: Cavs' defense lethargic "The Cavaliers had their most complete offensive performance of the young season as LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love combined for 86 points en route to a 118-111 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, but it was the Cavs' defense that left coach David Blatt downtrodden Monday. "I can..." November 11

  • LeBron James won't let his kids play football?

    Fox Sports "The increased attention to head injuries in football has led to some big names coming out to say they wouldn't let their children play. Former NFL great Kurt Warner said he would prefer his sons didn't play. Brett Favre has said he'd be "leery" of it. Even President Barack Obama has said he..." November 11

  • Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters clarifies remarks regarding his pregame ritual

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters sought to clarify Saturday comments he made earlier this week about his religious beliefs and not being on the court for the national anthem at the Cavaliers game Wednesday against the Utah Jazz. On Friday, Dion informed me of his Muslim faith..." November 10

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Cavs say Dion Waiters suffered a lower back contusion from his fall against Nuggets. He is listed as questionable Monday against Pelicans.

  • Matthew Dellavedova out 4-6 weeks "Cavaliers backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova will be out at least one month with a sprained left knee. The team confirmed Sunday that Dellavedova sprained his medial collateral ligament during the fourth quarter of Cleveland's loss in Portland on Tuesday. Dellavedova, one of the team's best..." November 09

  • Dion Waiters informs Cavs that he is a Muslim and plans to skip national anthems

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Prior to the Cavaliers getting set to take on the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, one of their players was missing from the pregame opening events. Dion Waiters was nowhere to be found when the national anthem was being sung. He was absent when the starting lineups were introduced. It was the first..." November 09

  • Cavaliers ride fast start, balance to victory over Nuggets

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers defeated the Nuggets, 110-101, Friday night at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. Here is a capsule look after a dvr review of the combination of Fox Sports Ohio and ESPN telecasts: The Cavs (2-3) snapped a two-game losing streak and finished a stretch of four consecutive road games..." November 08

  • LeBron denies Irving exchange: 'Very false' "LeBron James denied an ESPN report that he and Kyrie Irving "exchanged words" following the Cleveland Cavaliers' 19-point loss to the Portland Trail Blazers earlier in the week and said his relationship with the point guard is "coming along well." "Those reports are untrue," James said Friday..." November 08

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    LeBron James says it's too early to confront players. Denies having an exchange with Kyrie Irving.

  • LeBron, Irving exchange words in 'healthy' argument "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving exchanged words in the Cleveland Cavaliers' locker room following the team's 19-point loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night, and it led to Irving leaving quickly without speaking to the media, multiple sources told The discussion was seen as..." November 07

  • Report: Cavs' Dellavedova out six weeks "Cleveland Cavaliers backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova has been diagnosed with a Grade II MCL sprain in his left knee and could miss up to six weeks, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. Dellavedova was injured in Tuesday's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. If he is out for six weeks,..." November 07

  • 'Exhilarating' win for Jazz over Cavs as Gordon Hayward hits buzzer-beater

    The Deseret News "Sundiata Gaines has some company when it comes to the part of Utah Jazz lore that includes hitting buzzer-beating shots against LeBron James’ teams. In a moment that encapsulated the Jazz’s better-than-expected play this fall and highlighted the progression of his career, small forward Gordon..." November 06

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    LeBron James @KingJames

    In the words of the great @AaronRodgers12 "RELAX"

  • Dion Waiters isn't accepting his role yet

    SB Nation "It's been an adjustment for everyone in Cleveland this season, but no player has struggled with his new role more than third-year guard Dion Waiters. Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Dion Waiters spent the first two years of his career carving out a role as a primary scoring option for the..." November 06

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    Bob Finnan @BobCavsinsider

    #Cavs backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova is ruled out of tonight's game vs. Utah with L knee injury. Will Cherry could see some time

  • Lillard finds his shooting stroke, Blazers blast Cavs, 101-82

    CSN Northwest "Portland point guard Damian Lillard never understood why so much fuss was made over his poor shooting start to the season through three games of an 82-game schedule. Conversely, Lillard on Tuesday night didn't quite get why people made a big deal over his 27-point performance during a 101-82..." November 05

  • LeBron blames recent losing seasons in Cleveland for Cavaliers’ slow start

    Pro Basketball Talk "Ever since LeBron James left the Cavaliers for Miami at the conclusion of the 2010 season, the team has been dismal at best, and one of the league’s bottom feeders. Now that he’s returned, James believes a hangover of sorts exists that is at least partially to blame for the team’s slow start —..." November 05

  • LeBron opts for new leadership style with Cavs "The old head seems to be playing the long game, at least for now. That's what LeBron James was doing Tuesday night, and perhaps more nights in the near future, when the Portland Trail Blazers whipped the Cleveland Cavaliers so heartily (101-82 was the final) that the white flag was out midway..." November 05

  • LeBron inspired by Lauren Hill, plans to send her package

    Fox Sports Ohio "Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is one of many who were moved by Lauren Hill's first college game for Mount St. Joseph Sunday. James posted on Instagram Monday about Hill, the teenager dealing with a rare brain tumor, who took to the court and scored four points as she made her debut at..." November 03

  • Cavaliers sign guard Will Cherry

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cleveland Cavaliers signed point guard Will Cherry on Sunday, the team announced in a press release. They had previously waived veteran guard A.J. Price, creating an open roster spot. Cherry, who played college basketball at the University of Montana, was signed by the Toronto Raptors this..." November 02

  • Cavaliers coach Blatt ripped team in meeting following embarrassing opening night loss "Before the Cleveland Cavaliers could go on to earn the first win of their season -- and the first win of David Blatt's NBA coaching career -- he had some lingering feelings about his team's disaster of a debut that he had to share. In lieu of putting the Cavs through a shootaround before the..." November 02

  • LeBron says he needs more reps "LeBron James was in town to play the Chicago Bulls on Friday but you would have guessed the Cleveland Cavaliers were getting ready to play the Chicago Bears judging by how much he was taking about football in the pregame locker room. The Cavs had the Bulls on the second night of a back-to-back..." November 01

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The Cavs are signing free agent point guard Will Cherry to replace guard A.J. Price, sources told Yahoo Sports.

  • Cavs Waive A.J. Price " The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived guard A.J. Price, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. The Cavs roster now stands at 14." November 01

  • Cleveland Cavaliers get their first win of the season with a gritty road win over the Chicago Bulls

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers and LeBron James bounced back after a disappointing loss to the Knicks and got a hard-fought 114-108 overtime victory on the road over the Chicago Bulls Friday night. The United Center was its usual sold-out, rowdy environment as fans were pumped up for this home..." November 01

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    Tom Withers @twithersAP

    Blatt acknowledged he should have given Marion and Miller more minutes. Also Tristan Thompson must get more than 2 boards in 20 mins. #Cavs

  • Kyrie Irving, David Blatt take blame "The new-look Cleveland Cavaliers didn't get off to the start they were hoping for, falling to the New York Knicks 95-90 on Thursday thanks in large part to LeBron James shooting just 5-for-15 with eight turnovers. James called some of his miscues "careless," shouldering his responsibility for..." October 31