Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Cavaliers give crowd what it really wants on Fan Appreciation Night -- a 114-85 victory over Nets

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving took the microphone before the Cavaliers' season finale against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night at The Q and announced, "This is all about the fans.'' Then, for the first time in a week, the Cavs played as if the game actually meant something. As a result,..." April 17

  • Kyrie Irving: "No definitive answer" on contract extension

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After the final buzzer sounded, after Kyrie Irving stuck around to hand out not just one pair of shoes, but several, at Fan Appreciation Night, the Cavaliers point guard at long last addressed the fact that he can sign a contract extension this summer. And he came the closest he has to..." April 17

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    M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider

    #Cavs Luol Deng wins J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, presented by Pro Basketball Writers Association to honor community service

  • Are Deng's days done with Cavs?

    Fox Sports "It's hard to know if Luol Deng will play for the Cavaliers again, but one thing is for certain: It won't be this season. Deng is suffering from a sore lower back and will miss the finale Wednesday vs. the Nets, coach Mike Brown said Monday. The injury caused Deng to miss the previous two games..." April 15

  • Celtics make short work of Cavaliers, 111-99

    CSN New England "Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-99 on Saturday night. Avery Bradley also scored 25 points for the Celtics, who built a 33-point lead early in the fourth quarter before Cleveland's reserves cut into..." April 13

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    gary washburn @GwashburnGlobe

    No Luol Deng for #cavaliers tonight vs #celtics

  • Cavaliers to give Luol Deng ‘modest’ offer

    Fansided "Once the Cleveland Cavaliers decided they were done with center Andrew Bynum, they acquired former all-star forward Luol Deng from the Chicago Bulls in order to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. The Cavaliers are going to fall short of their goal and Deng can become a free agent in the..." April 12

  • Ankle injury wrecked second half to C.J. Miles’ season; now free agency awaits

    Akron Beacon Journal "C.J. Miles won’t officially concede that his season is over, but deep inside he knows it’s true. “I don’t really have that much time,” he said. “But we knew that two weeks ago.” Miles’ season effectively ended Feb. 19 when he severely sprained his ankle in a victory against the Orlando..." April 12

  • Bucks take down Cavaliers

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Four years ago, John Henson and Chris Wright took the court together at Madison Square Garden in the NIT championship game. Only back then, their jerseys were different colors — Wright was in black representing Dayton and Henson was wearing North Carolina blue. Wright, then a junior, scored 14..." April 12

  • Cleveland Cavaliers rout Detroit Pistons, 122-100, but playoff hopes end

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The score was frozen on the huge television screen in the Cavaliers locker room Wednesday night: Atlanta 105, Boston 97. How ironic that 30 minutes after playing one of their best, most complete games of the season in a 122-100 victory over the Detroit Pistons, the Cavs should learn that they'd..." April 10

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    #Cavs set team record for assists in a half (26). Been that kind of night.

  • Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters downplay rumors of rift

    The News-Herald "It might be time for TMZ to swoop in. Better yet, it might make for a new reality series. The Cavaliers are on the verge of being eliminated from the Eastern Conference playoff race. One more Atlanta victory in its last six games will end the Cavs’ run. Yet the Cavs were more intent on showing..." April 08

  • Rumors: Knicks might try to poach Cavaliers’ acting GM Griffin to work next to Phil Jackson

    Pro Basketball Talk "Phil Jackson is going to reshape the Knicks front office in his image, of that there is no doubt. The only question is who will be sitting in what chair once the music stops. Steve Mills has been kept on as General Manager for now but he can’t feel a ton of job security at this point. Mills is..." April 07

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    Bob Finnan @BobCavsinsider

    #Cavs assign G/F Sergey Karasev, G Scotty Hopson to the D-League Canton Charge on Sunday.

  • Bobcats clinch NBA playoff spot with OT win over Cavs

    Charlotte Observer "The NBA playoffs technically start for the Charlotte Bobcats in two weeks. But tri-captain Gerald Henderson’s message, following Saturday’s post-season clinching 96-94 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, was a good kind of greedy. “Wednesday we’re playing (sixth-place) Washington. We’re going..." April 06

  • Report: Pau Gasol’s options in free agency would include Bulls, Cavaliers, Bobcats, Grizzlies

    Pro Basketball Talk "Pau Gasol has had a few rough seasons in Los Angeles, with the current one being by far the toughest of all. Not only has Gasol endured being a part of one of the worst Lakers teams in the history of the storied franchise, but injuries and clashes with his head coach have limited his..." April 06

  • Cleveland Cavaliers extending Tristan Thompson is ‘dangerous’

    Fansided "Once the season ends, the Cleveland Cavaliers will have plenty of decisions to make. One of them involves the future of power forward Tristan Thompson, who will be a restricted free agent, and whether or not they should sign him to an extension. According to Brian Windhorst of,..." April 05

  • Kyrie Irving says he’s ‘sick’ of ‘rumors and accusations’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The latest report that Kyrie Irving doesn’t want to be in Cleveland isn’t new, and it isn’t even from a new source. Brian Windhorst of said the same thing that he’s been saying since at least late February, which is that it’s been made known by people close to Irving for years that he..." April 05

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    Rick Noland MG/CT @RickNoland

    Anthony Bennett still with family in Toronto; Miles and Felix out; Andy feeling fine after playing Friday

  • 13d
    Kyrie Irving @KyrieIrving

    Sick to my stomach with all these rumors and accusations. Can I play without media guessing at my life and putting B.S out for headlines.

  • Kyrie Irving doesn’t want to be in Cleveland, that should impact contract extension talks

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA’s elite young players always take the first extension to your rookie contract. Cleveland will offer one this summer and Kyrie Irving will sign it. He’s making $5.6 million this year, the first year of his extension will be north of $14 million (we don’t know the exact figures, it would..." April 05

  • Hawks cruise past Cavs, back into eighth spot in East

    Fox Sports "The Atlanta Hawks had talked a day earlier about their offense being out of sync, about not taking good shots. In a game they needed to win to keep pace in the Eastern Conference playoff race, the Hawks tallied 35 assists -- some in spectacular fashion such as DeMarre Carroll's..." April 05

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    Chris Vivlamore @ajchawks

    Cavs coach Mike Brown said he expects Anderson Varejao to play vs. Hawks. #ATLHawks

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • Kyrie Irving scores 17 points in return as Cavaliers clobber Magic, 119-98

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It took only two questions before someone asked Cavaliers coach Mike Brown about his team's big game on Friday at Atlanta. The dust had barely settled after Kyrie Irving's seamless return in the Cavs' 119-98 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night when the attention turned to the next..." April 03

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    Fred McLeod @CavsFredMcLeod

    Mike says Kyrie is a go with Dion starting too

  • 17d
    Bob Finnan @BobCavsinsider

    #Cavs F Anthony Bennett has been excused from the team in order to return to Toronto to address a family health matter.

  • Cavs maneuver for future deals "The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to put themselves in position to make a major trade around June's NBA draft, sources told To help facilitate it, the team made an unorthodox but strategic move Monday by signing point guard Scotty Hopson to a two-year, $3.8 million contract. Hopson..." April 01

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    M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider

    #Cavs Kyrie Irving (strained left biceps) cleared to resume practice

  • 18d
    Rick Noland MG/CT @RickNoland

    cavs sign 6-7 G Scotty Hopson. played in Turkey and Euroleague this season. undrafted out of Tennesee in 2011. Seth Curry let go

  • Cleveland Cavaliers gut out tough 90-76 victory over Indiana Pacers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers power forward Tristan Thompson didn't know how right he was. When asked how his team was going to try and exceed the physicality of the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, Thompson said, "We've just got to come out ready and punch them in the face first.'' That first punch took the form of..." March 31

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    Sam Amico @SamAmicoFSO

    #Cavs' Kyrie Irving will have his strained biceps evaluated today, but no conclusion is expected. Irving said he's hopeful of playing Tues.

  • Pierce, Nets shoot past Cavaliers

    New York Post "For the Nets these days, there’s no place like home. After dropping back-to-back overtime games on the road earlier this week, the Nets returned to Brooklyn on Friday night and did what they have been doing inside Barclays Center for two months now: winning basketball games. Thanks to 17..." March 29

  • Alonzo Gee back in the rotation for Cleveland Cavaliers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Alonzo Gee might have accumulated 19 DNP-CDs this season, but that doesn't mean the Cavaliers swingman has ever fallen out of favor with coach Mike Brown. "He could always play, it just was a numbers thing and me still searching throughout the course of the season," Brown said. "So mainly it..." March 28

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    M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider

    Kyrie Irving was taking a bunch of 3-pointers after #Cavs shootaround today in NYC. Scheduled for re-evaluation Mon, but he's looking good.

  • Unpredictable Cleveland Cavaliers swipe 97-96 victory over Detroit Pistons

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mike Brown is firm in his recollection. With 3.2 seconds left, in the Cavaliers' wild 97-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons, he told Dion Waiters to drive toward the basket. Don't shoot. Drive. "That shows how much he listens to me," Brown said, rolling his eyes in mock..." March 27

  • Cavaliers hold on to beat Raptors, 102-100

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It takes a strong heart -- and a strong stomach -- to be a Cavaliers fan these days. Also a Cavaliers player. Anderson Varejao felt his stomach drop when he saw his inbounds pass go sailing by Luol Deng with 7.8 seconds left and the Cavaliers leading the Toronto Raptors, 102-100, on Tuesday..." March 26

  • Shaquille O'Neal under investigation for alleged assault

    WSB-TV Atlanta "Channel 2 Action News has learned former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is under investigation by the Atlanta Police Department for an alleged assault. Channel 2’s Ryan Young obtained a police report detailing the incident, but so far, O’Neal has not been charged with anything. Shaquille O’Neal..." March 25

  • Jarrett Jack's season-high 31 points lift Cleveland Cavaliers over New York Knicks, 106-100

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers coach Mike Brown issued a challenge at halftime. Outraged over his team's lackadaisical approach that allowed the New York Knicks to shoot 59 percent and build a 17-point lead in the first half, he let his team have it. Though Brown wouldn't reveal a lot of what was said, he..." March 24

  • Harden’s 37 points lift Rockets past Cleveland

    Houston Chronicle "When the Rockets needed a spark on Saturday night, they didn’t have to look very far. As he has done countless times, guard James Harden went into a zone, one where he makes great passes, drives to the rim and puts points on the scoreboard. On Saturday night, he spurred a 34-10 third quarter..." March 23

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    M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider

    #Cavs coach Mike Brown says Luol Deng & CJ Miles (sprained left ankles) out again tonight vs. Houston.

  • 28d
    M.S. Boyer/J. Valade @PDcavsinsider

    Seth Curry will sign 10-day contract with #Cavs this morning. Cavs intrigued by his shooting with Jack/Waiters ability to create shots

  • Kevin Durant scores game-high 35 points, leads Thunder past Cavaliers

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant came out pressing, evidently under the impression he could put away a crippled Cleveland squad with one shot. He missed five of his first six attempts despite a clear matchup advantage and figured things would get worse before they got better. “I had it in my mind I was going to..." March 21

  • Sponsor Logos "Inevitable" For NBA Jerseys "Get ready to sponsor logos on NBA jerseys. It's most likely coming in the next five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told an audience at the IMG World Congress of Sports on Wednesday. "It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get to get that much..." March 20

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    Diamond Leung @diamond83

    Seth Curry has signed a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  • Heat uses early scoring, late shot-blocking in victory over Cavaliers

    Miami Herald "It’s such a confused place, this city where LeBron James used to play. Four seasons after he left Cleveland for Miami, Cavaliers’ fans still love James and still hate him and still love him and hate all at once during the same game. Before the game on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena, they..." March 19

  • Report: Former Piston Ben Wallace gets suspended sentence for car crash

    Detroit News "Central Virginia television station WTVR is reporting former Detroit Piston Ben Wallace received a one-year jail sentence Tuesday after pleading no contest to leaving the scene of a car crash in Henrico County, Va., on Feb. 8. The judge in the case suspended all but two days of the sentence,..." March 18

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    #Cavs say Kyrie Irving has strained tendon in his biceps. Will be shut down for two weeks and re-evaluated

  • Biceps injury could end season for Cavaliers Kyrie Irving

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's possible the Cavaliers lost Kyrie Irving for the season in Sunday's 102-80 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night at Staples Center. Irving, the Cavs All-Star point guard, left the game with a left biceps injury late in the first quarter, and he left the arena with his left arm..." March 17

  • Cavaliers ‘would have been interested’ in hiring Phil Jackson

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers have made quite a mess out of this season. They attempted to compete for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference by adding free agents in Jarrett Jack, Earl Clark and Andrew Bynum, but none of them had anywhere near the desired impact. Bynum has since been traded, and Luol Deng..." March 17

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