Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Leonard's 41 points, late dunk lift Spurs past Cavs in OT

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- In the days before the wounded San Antonio Spurs descended on Cleveland, LeBron James anointed Kawhi Leonard the new face of the Spurs' franchise now that Tim Duncan has retired. Against the defending champions, he certainly played like it. Leonard scored a career-high 41..." January 22

  • Cavs players forgot play Tyronn Lue drew in huddle, and it cost them against Spurs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There is almost never any one reason a team loses a basketball game. So the Cavs' colossal mistake(s) on a risky play call late in overtime of a 118-115 loss to the Spurs wasn't the sole culprit in this loss. But no one in the Cleveland locker room was too impressed. The Cavs trailed..." January 22

  • LeBron: Gregg Popovich coaching 'factors a lot' into 2020 decision

    ESPN "LeBron James hasn't made the decision to play in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, at least not publicly, but he says the chance to play for new USA Basketball head coach Gregg Popovich will be a big consideration. "It factors a lot," James said at the Cleveland Cavaliers' shootaround Saturday..." January 21

  • LeBron James says Gregg Popovich is greatest all-time NBA coach

    ESPN "LeBron James has faced Gregg Popovich in three NBA Finals, and on Saturday night he will play his 24th regular-season game against him, not to mention the uncountable number of San Antonio Spurs games he's watched. In other words, the Cavaliers star has had plenty of time to form an..." January 20

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • Cavaliers notch highlight-reel win over Suns

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Cavaliers had played poorly for long enough offensively that coach Tyronn Lue thought they needed a reminder of how good they can be when they play the right way. So Lue compiled a highlight video of earlier in the season when guys consistently found the open man and made..." January 19

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Cavaliers' Korver enjoying life on team that often ended his playoffs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Since joining the Cleveland Cavaliers during their longest road trip of the season, Kyle Korver has encountered plenty of firsts. He played his first game with the Cavaliers Tuesday in Utah. He went through his first shootaround on Friday morning in Sacramento and buried his first 3-pointer..." January 19

  • Tristan Thompson Just Using Khloe For More Social Media Followers & Potential Endorsement Deals

    Black Sports Online "Tristan Thompson plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Normally when you Google an athlete things about the sport they play come up, even if it is off the court things it still is connected to the sport. What happens when you google Tristan Thompson now? This isn’t uncommon for athletes who..." January 18

  • Ty Lue says Draymond Green ‘wanted to send a message’ with flagrant foul on LeBron

    Fox Sports "Midway through the second quarter of the Golden State Warriors’ blowout win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, Draymond Green collided with LeBron James and was whistled for a flagrant foul for his actions. It probably should have been only a common foul, but given Green’s history and..." January 18

  • Nate Robinson wonders why PG-needy Cavs won't contact him

    Hybe Beast "Basketball has long been a land of giants, and rightfully so. When the object of the game is to place a leather ball into a hoop 10 feet off the ground, almost double the height of the average American male, it helps to be 6’7’’, which happens to be the average height of today’s NBA..." January 18

  • Draymond Green disagrees with LeBron James, says Warriors-Cavs is a rivalry

    CBS Sports "Unlike LeBron James, Draymond Green is willing to say that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors indeed have a rivalry. Before the Warriors' 126-91 blowout victory on Monday, James insisted that the Cavaliers have no rivals. Green essentially said James was lying. "I don't have much..." January 17

  • Flagrant or flop? Draymond Green crashes into LeBron James

    New York Daily News "Draymond Green appears to be up to his dirty tricks again. Or has LeBron James just mastered the art of flopping? Things got a little chippy between the Cavaliers and Warriors Monday night as James and Green collided into each other during the second quarter in a rematch of last season’s NBA..." January 17

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Warriors end Cavs' hex with blowout win

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Draymond Green recorded a knockdown on LeBron James, but neither team was claiming a knockout Monday night when the Golden State Warriors emphatically snapped a four-game losing streak to the Cleveland Cavaliers, crushing the defending NBA champions 126-91. Klay Thompson..." January 16

  • Cavs GM David Griffin: 'Shame on us' if we don't maximize LeBron James' legacy

    CBS Sports "When LeBron James decided to come home, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin and his front office immediately had a responsibility to build a championship team. This is not some kind of hardship -- every executive in the NBA history would love to have a player of James' caliber --..." January 16

  • Lue disagrees with LeBron, believes Cavaliers-Warriors is a rivalry

    USA Today "By the time LeBron James throws his next Halloween party, this Monday showdown between his defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena will be a forgotten memory. If James makes another batch of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson “RIP” cookies like he did..." January 16

  • Cavaliers considered sitting Big 3 vs. Warriors

    ESPN "There’s no denying the Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James, at the moment, appear to have a mental edge over the rival Golden State Warriors. Overcoming a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals to secure Cleveland’s first championship in 52 years and coming back from a 14-point deficit on Christmas Day..." January 16

  • Fan pays $52,000 for four court-side tickets to Warriors-Cavs game

    Sportsnaut "If you don’t think the Golden State Warriors’ home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the hottest ticket in town, get a load of this. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, a fan paid over $52,000 for four court-side tickets to the game featuring the opponents in..." January 15

  • LeBron James said Golden State Warriors are NBA's 'best team,' not a 'rival'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James called the Golden State Warriors the "best" team in the NBA not once, but twice Friday night. How's that for stoking the flames of what's supposed to be the league's best rivalry? "We don't look at it as a rival," James said. "They're a great team. They've been the best team..." January 15

  • Durant finds himself entrenched in Cavs-Warriors rivalry already

    CSN Bay Area "Though he has experienced only one game, Kevin Durant already feels the heat that exists when the Warriors and Cavaliers share the court. Asked if Warriors-Cavaliers can be classified as a rivalry, Durant barely paused. “Yeah,” he said Saturday after practice. “I think so.” The teams meet..." January 15

  • Korver, Irving lead Cavaliers past Kings

    The Sports Xchange "SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Kyle Korver is not ready to pass any tests on the basics and intricacies of his new team's offense. In the meantime, he'll find a way to make due. "I still didn't know what was going on half the time," Korver said after he and the Cleveland Cavaliers tasted victory for..." January 14

  • LeBron James: DeMarcus Cousins ‘the best big man in our game’

    Sportsnaut "Demarcus Cousins has been a highly regarded and highly mercurial player since entering the league in 2010. Equal parts dominant and outspoken, Cousins has helped revitalize a position once dominated by big bruisers in the paint. With his level of play only rising as his career progresses,..." January 14

  • Kyrie Irving Paying Tuition of Student From His Former HS Dealing With Serious Medical Condition

    Black Sports Online "Kyrie Irving is quickly becoming a philanthropists off the court. Irving starred at St. Patrick’s High School in New Jersey, so when he was informed of 12-year-old Spencer Joyner and his medical struggles, Kyrie decided to lend a helping hand. Joyner is struggling with a condition called..." January 14

  • Melo may consider a trade to Clippers or Cavs

    New York Post "A total of 45 players have suited up for the Knicks, under four head coaches, since Phil Jackson took over as president in March 2014, according to Elias Sports Bureau. The roster has been changed almost twice over. Of course, the only player Jackson inherited, who has remained, through thin..." January 14

  • David Griffin says Cavs not done making moves, looking for a play-maker

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said his team is not done dealing after acquiring Kyle Korver last week to boost the team's chances of a repeat title but that the Cavs might not be after the traditional point guard that many assume they covet. "It's something where we're all..." January 14

  • Blazers cruise past Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "PORTLAND, Ore. -- CJ McCollum scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half, and Allen Crabbe came off the bench for 24 points as the Portland Trail Blazers hammered the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-86 Wednesday night at Moda Center. McCollum hit the 25-point barrier for the seventh consecutive..." January 12

  • Cavaliers players: Lack of practice contributing to recent slump

    ESPN "After a 102-86 loss to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday extended the Cleveland Cavaliers' slump to three losses in their past five games, the defending champs admitted that a lack of practice time is catching up to them. The Blazers loss marked two weeks to the day since Cleveland's last practice..." January 12

  • Hayward leads Jazz over Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- If Gordon Hayward wanted to build a slam-dunk case for being named an all-star this season, his performance against the defending NBA champions should headline his resume and lead off his personal highlight reel. Hayward played as close to a perfect game as anyone could..." January 11

  • LeBron James is growing frustrated with recent lack of foul calls

    CBS Sports "Believing that he is drawing numerous uncalled fouls, LeBron James has a bone to pick with the officials. But not wanting to get a fine, James isn't directly commenting about officiating. Instead he is dancing around the issue and is letting team sources vouch for him, which is a savvy..." January 11

  • Sources: LeBron frustrated by how he has been officiated this season

    ESPN "Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has become increasingly frustrated with the way he has been officiated this season, multiple team sources told ESPN following Cleveland's 100-92 loss to the Utah Jazz on Tuesday. James' frustration boiled over with 2:09 remaining in the first quarter, when he..." January 11

  • Report: Cavs could look to add Lakers’ guard if waived

    Fox Sports "Fox Sports’ Chris Broussard brought it up and it’s a brilliant idea that deserves more conversation. The Cleveland Cavaliers should make a run at Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jose Calderon. Fox Sports’ Chris Broussard tweeted earlier about the possibility of the Cleveland Cavaliers signing..." January 11

  • LeBron James Told Kyle Kover Exactly How He Wants Him To Play

    Uproxx "During Kevin Love’s first season with the Cavs, there were plenty of ups and downs that resulted in thinly-veiled media jabs, widespread trade rumors (however manufactured), and mumbo-jumbo sub-tweeting about fitting in versus fitting out (whatever that’s supposed to mean). It took nearly two full..." January 10

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • David Griffin's Contract With Cavaliers Expires After Current Season

    Real GM Basketball "While LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Tyronn Lue, Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith are all signed to multi-year deals, general manager David Griffin is without a contract beyond the current season. Griffin has done well in managing the Cleveland Cavaliers' asset base and augmenting the..." January 10

  • Cavs hang on to beat Suns

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- What looked like an easy night at the office quickly turned into a fourth-quarter dogfight for the Cleveland Cavaliers. But in the end, their big dogs had enough left to take care of business. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love combined for 80 points for Cleveland,..." January 09

  • Part of Kyle Korver trade, Mike Dunleavy reportedly wants no part of Hawks

    ESPN "Newly acquired Mike Dunleavy has yet to report to the Atlanta Hawks after being dealt to the team in the Kyle Korver trade on Saturday, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Dunleavy is seeking a buyout from the Hawks that would enable him to immediately become a free..." January 09

  • LeBron becomes 14th player to hit 10,000 career field goals

    SLAM Online "LeBron James became the 14th player in NBA history to reach 10,000 career field goals Sunday night, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 120-116 road win against the Phoenix Suns. James scored 12 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter to secure the victory. Kyrie Irving added 27 points and..." January 09

  • LeBron: 'I don't have the patience' to be a head coach

    Larry Brown Sports "Every time LeBron James finds himself sitting out or in a huddle, people joke about how he’s taking matters into his own hands and usurping the actual coach. That doesn’t mean James wants to be a head coach More specifically, he thinks he wouldn’t be a good one. “No. No, no. I don’t have the..." January 09

  • Korver has 'all elements of Cavs DNA,' GM says

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers filled a need at guard by acquiring Kyle Korver from the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Mike Dunleavy, Mo Williams and a protected future first-round draft pick, the teams announced Saturday. "We are extremely pleased to be able to add a player and person the caliber of..." January 08

  • Everyone is Upset About the Cavaliers Trading for Kyle Korver

    Complex "The 2017 NBA Finals are all but inevitable at this point. Golden State and Cleveland are locked in an arms race to push their title chances over the top, and the Cavaliers made the latest move, scooping Kyle Korver from the Hawks this morning. Korver adds another shooter for LeBron James to..." January 08

  • Timofey Mozgov says he misses playing for Cavaliers, “everything was special”

    EuroHoops.net "L.A. Lakers center Timofey Mozgov admitted to missing the city of Cleveland, answering a related question by 60smol.com. “To be honest I miss that place,” said the Russian big guy. When asked what made it so special, he added, “Everything was special.” Mozgov spent the previous season with the..." January 08

  • J.R. Smith's daughter born 5 months premature

    SLAM Online "J.R. Smith and his wife, Jewel, shared heartbreaking news on Uninterrupted. Smith’s daughter, Dakota, was born five months premature and weighs just one pound. Smith had been out of action after suffering a fractured right thumb, but obviously this development puts matters in a new..." January 08

  • Cavaliers acquire Kyle Korver, complete trade with Hawks

    Chicago Tribune "Kyle Korver has joined the Cleveland Cavaliers, who acquired one of the NBA's best 3-point shooters in a trade from Atlanta. The Cavs sent forward Mike Dunleavy, guard Mo Williams, cash and a protected future first-round draft pick to the Hawks for Korver, who gives the NBA champions another..." January 07

  • Trail Blazers, Cavaliers complete swap for 2017 first-round pick; clears way for Korver trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "The only thing holding up the finalizing of the Kyle Korver to Cleveland trade was the first-round pick involved. The Cavaliers had already traded the rights to their 2018 first rounder to Portland (for taking on the Anderson Varejao contract at the last trade deadline), which meant Cleveland..." January 07

  • LeBron James: Cavs aren't done making moves

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James said the Cavs aren't done making moves after the likely acquisition of Kyle Korver and declared again that the team needs another point guard. "We still got a couple more things we need to do," James said Friday, when asked if Cleveland's pending trade with Atlanta for Korver was..." January 07

  • Irving, James propel Cavaliers past Nets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For the first three quarters, the feeling for Kyrie Irving was rust. As the Cleveland Cavaliers let the Brooklyn Nets back into a game they once led by 24, the feeling was agitation. So, after shaking off the cobwebs from a week of inactivity, Irving decided to do..." January 06

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Trail Blazers Officially Acquire First-Round Pick

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers and Trail Blazers have finalized the trade that was first reported on Thursday night, the team writes in a press release. The deal will see Portland return the 2018 first-round pick they acquired from Cleveland last season in exchange for Cleveland’s unprotected 2017 first-round..." January 06