Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Kendrick Perkins' assignment is to make sure LeBron James knows he's the best

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins is known for a few things on the court, such as his ability to bang, intimidate and enforce, but motivational speaking probably isn't something you'd associate him with. As he continues to get acclimated to his new team, his best and most powerful attribute so..." March 04

  • Cavaliers take care of Celtics with ease, thrashing them 110-79

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The young Boston Celtics may be improving and fighting for that final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but on Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers, they were fish out of water. They didn't belong, and it resulted in their 110-79 loss that wasn't nearly that close. It was not a..." March 04

  • Report: Celtics To Pursue Kevin Love, Greg Monroe, Marc Gasol This Summer

    NESN "Get ready, Boston Celtics fans. We could be in for a very interesting summer. The “fireworks” many Celtics supporters hoped for last offseason never materialized, as the team failed to land its reported top target, current Cleveland Cavaliers big man Kevin Love, and instead settled on..." March 04

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    Kyrie Irving will play tonight as Cavs face Celtics. Kevin Love is game-time decision due to illness.

  • LeBron: Harden Kick 'not basketball play' "Rockets guard James Harden was called for a flagrant foul for appearing to kick LeBron James below the belt in Sunday's 105-103 overtime win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. It was a flagrant foul 1, allowing Harden to stay in the game and finish off a 33-point performance to lead Houston to..." March 02

  • Kyrie Irving misses second game with shoulder injury, expected to return Tuesday against Celtics

    Akron Beacon Journal "Kyrie Irving missed his second game Sunday with a strained left shoulder, but is expected to return Tuesday when the Cavaliers host the Boston Celtics. Irving was initially expected to return for Sunday’s 105-103 overtime loss to the Houston Rockets, but never made the trip after he was..." March 02

  • How Cavaliers' Brendan Haywood handled the trade deadline with humor

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Before entering the extended All-Star break, Brendan Haywood humorously suggested he would spend the day of the trade deadline in his North Carolina bed with the covers over his face. From time to time he would peek out to get a glimpse of the latest news on the TV screen. He would be checking..." March 01

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    Jenny Dial Creech @jennydialcreech

    Kyrie Irving is on Cavs injury list as questionable bs. Rockets with a strained shoulder.

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    ESPN Cleveland @ESPNCleveland

    Windhorst: "Ray Allen is not gonna sign with the Cavs. I don't think he's gonna play. If he decides he wants to, it won't be with the Cavs."

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    LeBron James out tonight due to back soreness

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    Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick

    David Blatt says Kyrie Irving's MRI was clear enough that Irving could return Sunday

  • LeBron: Stop recruiting LeBron Jr. "LeBron James is not thrilled that his son and young basketball standout 10-year-old LeBron James Jr. has already received letters and even scholarship offers from college coaches. "Yeah, he's already got some offers from colleges," James told CBS Detroit before the Cleveland Cavaliers' matchup..." February 27

  • Kyrie Irving to have MRI on shoulder "Kyrie Irving suffered an injury to his left shoulder in the second half of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 110-99 win over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. Irving did not fly with the Cavs to Indiana on Thursday night for Friday's game against the Pacers. Rather, the All-Star point guard..." February 27

  • LeBron: 'few months of struggling' why Cavs are hot now

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James and the Cavaliers host Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors tonight, and there is no shortage of intrigue. At 17-3 since Jan. 13, when James returned from a two-week hiatus to rest nagging injures, Cleveland is the NBA's hottest team. The Warriors, though, at 44-10 own the..." February 26

  • Cleveland Cavaliers rally in second half to top Detroit Pistons, 102-93

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers looked like they were on the verge of losing their first game since the All-Star break against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night, but Kevin Love helped rally the team from a double-digit deficit in the second half, beating the Pistons, 102-93. "I thought Kevin played..." February 25

  • Colleges are offering scholarships to LeBron's 10-year-old son

    Yahoo! Sports "Whichever colleges are already recruiting 10-year-old LeBron James Jr. might be wise to back off for a few more years. It isn't making his father happy. The elder LeBron told reporters in Detroit at Cavaliers shoot-around Tuesday that colleges have already begun to send recruiting letters..." February 25

  • LeBron James sets all-time NBA record for assists by a forward: 'It's huge'

    The Score "LeBron James' assault on the NBA record book continues. With 11 assists against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers' superstar passed NBA legend Scottie Pippen in career assists with 6,142. That makes James the most prolific passing forward in league history, an incredible..." February 25

  • BUSTED: LeBron James just dissed his huge sponsor — McDonald's

    Business Insider "LeBron James just dissed a major sponsor. The NBA All-Star told reporters Tuesday that McDonald's, which pays him millions of dollars each year for endorsements, was a part of his regular diet when he was unhealthy. James made the comments after he was asked how old he was when he started..." February 25

  • LeBron isn't happy that his 10-year-old is getting college letters

    USA Today "LeBron James Jr. is already showing signs of following in his father’s phenomenal footsteps. He’s led his team to an AAU national championship, balled out during the John Lucas All-Star weekend, and more or less is an absolute terror on the court. He also isn’t in middle school yet. Yet, the..." February 25

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    Sam Amico @SamAmicoFSO

    Cavs hopeful Kendrick Perkins' contract/paperwork complete for Pistons tonight. If not, Cavs debut will be Thursday vs Warriors.

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Results of the MRI on Shawn Marion are in. He has a strained L hip. Expected to be out 2 weeks.

  • Rim-rattling J.R. Smith, Cleveland Cavaliers cruise past New York Knicks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Knicks, 101-83, Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Here is a capsule look at the game after a dvr review of the Fox Sports Ohio telecast: Sizzling: The Cavs (35-22) have won 16 of 18. Reeling: The rebuilding Knicks (NBA-worst..." February 23

  • Cavs' J.R. Smith says triangle offense could hurt Knicks in free agency

    New York Post "J.R. Smith is thrilled to be back at the Garden on Sunday to face the Knicks because he will be defending the triangle offense, not trying to play in it. In furthering his assault on Phil Jackson’s triangle system, Smith admitted he “wasn’t the right fit’’ in the offense, wished the Knicks ran..." February 23

  • LeBron passes Iverson on points list "LeBron James passed one of his childhood heroes, Allen Iverson, for No. 22 on the NBA's all-time leading scoring list in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 101-83 win against the New York Knicks on Sunday. James came into the day trailing Iverson by three points and wasted little time passing him,..." February 23

  • Shawn Marion reveals he has been fighting painful left hip injury for last couple months

    Akron Beacon Journal "Shawn Marion said Saturday he has been fighting a left hip injury for the last couple months, which helps explain his sporadic playing time recently. As the Cavs prepare to face the New York Knicks this afternoon at Madison Square Garden (1 p.m., Fox Sports Ohio), they may have to do it yet..." February 22

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Kendrick Perkins has completed contract buyout with the Jazz, and plans to sign with the Cavaliers, agent Arn Tellem tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Cavaliers emerge as frontrunners to sign Kendrick Perkins

    Yahoo! Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers have emerged as the strong frontrunners to sign center Kendrick Perkins, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Perkins and the Utah Jazz are proceeding on a contract buyout that could be completed as soon as Saturday, sources said. Perkins is leaning toward signing a deal..." February 21

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    LeBron James @KingJames

    Man my heart real heavy right now thinking about @chrisbosh health! Especially after hearing about Kersey the other day. My prayers are....

  • Teams starting to believe Ray Allen won't play this season

    Yahoo! Sports "Among numerous NBA executives with an interest in signing free-agent guard Ray Allen, there's a growing belief that Allen will not play in the league this season. Allen still hasn't delivered word through his agent, Jim Tanner, that he wants to play – never mind begin the process of choosing a..." February 21

  • Bulls, Cavs to pursue Kendrick Perkins

    Chicago Tribune "While many prognosticators pegged the Bulls and Cavaliers to meet in the Eastern Conference finals, that may not be their only competition. Both teams will aggressively pursue center Kendrick Perkins when his buyout from the Jazz becomes official, a league source said. In fact, a separate..." February 20

  • Sources: Cavs aren't close on any deals as trade deadline nears

    Akron Beacon Journal "If the Cavaliers are going to make more changes to their roster between now and the postseason, they will likely have to come in free agency. Barring a dramatic change in the final few hours, today’s 3 p.m. trade deadline is expected to pass without the Cavs making any deals, multiple league..." February 19

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    PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NBA Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to Deadline Day. February 19

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    The Cavaliers and Clippers are strong contenders to sign Kendrick Perkins once buyout is done with Jazz, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Andrew Bynum once drove around Philly with a gas nozzle and hose hanging from his Ferrari

    Yahoo! Sports "Former NBA All-Star Andrew Bynum was a throwback in so many ways. Not only was his deft back to the basket game a standout skill in an NBA that was creeping closer and closer to the spread out and perimeter-heavy ball that is so prevalent today, but he also acted as a throwback to the days in..." February 17

  • LeBron James explains his aggressive All-Star game start

    Pro Basketball Talk "Russell Westbrook ended up taking home MVP honors for his performance in the 2015 NBA All-Star game, but early on, no one would have guessed that that would have been the case. “I think Westbrook came for it from the start,” LeBron James said afterward, which was kind of funny considering what..." February 17

  • Wiggins believes trade to Wolves was 'best move for me'

    National Post "Andrew Wiggins never got the opportunity to suit up with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team that selected him first overall in last year’s NBA draft. He was traded to Minnesota before his rookie season even started. But he’s never looked back. “I think it was the best move..." February 17

  • LeBron passes MJ in ASG scoring "Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James surpassed Michael Jordan and moved into second place on the NBA's all-time All-Star scoring list Sunday night when he scored his 263rd career point. Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant ranks first on the list with 280 career All-Star points. James..." February 16

  • LeBron says he’s “mad at himself” for never doing the NBA dunk contest

    Ball Is Life "“It’s been some years where I said I was going to do it and didn’t do it,” James said. “And then actually watching the dunk contest, I was mad at myself, because I believe it would have been great.” So how mad are you right now? Me personally, not so much because I got off the will he do it or..." February 16

  • LaVine: Would beat LeBron in dunk contest "Zach LaVine is the NBA's new dunk king, but how would he stack up against King James? In an interview with "SportsCenter" after his All-Star Saturday night dunk competition win, LaVine said he'd take himself in a one-on-one dunk-off with LeBron James. "I never go against my own talent so..." February 16

  • MVP Andrew Wiggins out of this World in Rising Star Challenge

    New York Post "The Rising Stars Challenge may have had a new format this year, but the game didn’t look much different. Led by 22 points, six rebounds and four assists from MVP Andrew Wiggins, Team World wound up pulling out a 121-112 victory over Team USA at Barclays Center Friday night, in the first year..." February 15

  • NBA players reject salary cap smoothing, raising projected 2016 cap to more than $90M

    SB Nation "NBA players have rejected a proposal that would "smooth" the projected windfall from the new television deal that the league signed last October, setting up a substantial increase of the salary cap in 2016, according to reports. Per Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, the salary cap is expected..." February 14

  • Sources: LeBron voted NBPA vice president "Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has been elected first vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, according to sources. James will work alongside friend and Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul, who was elected president of the NBPA last year. Free agent..." February 14

  • Flourishing Andrew Wiggins could end up haunting LeBron

    New York Post "While Kevin Love’s every move, shot and word is dissected endlessly in Cleveland, the player he was traded for, Andrew Wiggins, is thriving in Minnesota with Love’s former team. After a slow start, Wiggins hasn’t wasted much time showing everyone why he was considered for years a shoo-in to be..." February 14

  • Rose does his best All-Star impression as Bulls top Cavs

    CSN Chicago "Thursday night’s matchup between the Bulls and Cavaliers featured three All-Stars, with a fourth sitting out due to injury. Derrick Rose wasn’t one of those players, but you wouldn’t have known by the way he played. The former MVP poured in 30 points and added seven assists as the Bulls won..." February 13

  • Cavaliers lose Kevin Love, cruise past Heat anyway, 113-93

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Excelling as a team Wednesday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers made up for that Christmas Day loss to the Miami Heat with a 113-93 romp at The Q. Seven Cavaliers scored in double digits, led by Timofey Mozgov's season-high 20 points and LeBron James -- who flirted with a triple double of 18..." February 12

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Cavs F Kevin Love has a right corneal abrasion. Will travel to Chicago with team tonight. Will be evaluated further tomorrow.

  • Dan Gilbert Didn't Like a Yahoo Blog Post, So Yahoo Deleted It "Quicken Loans is a predatory lender. It's impossible to read the numerous lawsuits against the mortgage company and conclude otherwise. So when Kelly Dwyer, the editor of Yahoo's popular NBA blog Ball Don't Lie, made an offhand joke about that fact in a post last year, he would have had no reason..." February 12

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Kevin Love is out for tonight's game, per the Cavs.

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    David Blatt says #Cavs G Matthew Dellavedova has been added to the Rising Stars game at All-Star Weekend.

  • Cavs confident Ray Allen comes to Cleveland if he decides to play

    Waiting For Next Year "While winning 13 of their last 14 games, the Cleveland Cavaliers have quietly had just 14 players on the active roster. Fans and media types have debated endlessly as to whether or not said roster space should be used for a back-up point guard or a reserve big man. But according to’s..." February 11