Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Business partner: Carter: LeBron decision 'in his heart' "Maverick Carter, LeBron James' business partner, says he didn't push James to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, nor did anyone else in the NBA superstar's inner circle. "This was a decision that LeBron made in his heart," Carter told's Jason Whitlock on the Real Talk podcast. "We..." July 21

  • Cavs, Andrew Wiggins near deal "The Cleveland Cavaliers are planning to sign No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins to a contract in the coming week, according to sources close to the process. Sources told that the Cavaliers' delay in signing the former Kansas star has nothing to do with the prospect of Wiggins..." July 21

  • Coach K: "Not one second of hesitancy, I'd trade (Wiggins) for Kevin Love" "In an interview with John Feinstein on CBS Sports radio, Duke and Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski broke down what he would do in the Cleveland Cavaliers' position of trying to decide whether to trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love. The verdict? He'd trade for Love. Click here to listen to the..." July 21

  • NBA store has sold out of LeBron replica Cavaliers jerseys

    Pro Basketball Talk "Once LeBron James made his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers known, fans couldn’t wait to show their support by re-upping with some new gear — so much so that the NBA store apparently has sold out of its initial supply of replica jerseys. From Darren Rovell of ESPN: The..." July 20

  • Akron minor league baseball team celebrates LeBron return with burger "An Akron, Ohio minor league baseball team is celebrating the return of LeBron James to Cleveland... with a burger. From via Hardwood Paroxysm: The RubberDucks on Saturday introduced a new item to its "Extreme Foods" menu, the "Return Of the King Burger," in honor of LeBron James'..." July 20

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    darren rovell @darrenrovell

    The @NBAStore says it has now sold out of LeBron replica Cavs home, away & alternate jerseys.

  • Cavs' Irving: It will be a pleasure to learn from LeBron

    Fox Sports "When it comes to the Cavaliers' big offseason pickup, Kyrie Irving is no different than anybody. "I have a great feeling," Irving said, wearing a sly smile. Irving was speaking about the new Cavs, the Cavs of LeBron James, Part II. "It's an exciting time, I can tell you that," Irving said..." July 20

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    Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds

    As if Heat fans weren't enamored with Birdman already: Cleveland came after him big time, but he never wavered on Miami.

  • LeBron James has reached out to Kevin Love about Cavaliers "Yahoo Sports reports that LeBron James has reached out to Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love to tell him he wants him to join the Cavaliers. This follows word from Thursday afternoon that the Cavs are suddenly open to the possibility of trading Andrew Wiggins for Love, as it seems..." July 19

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Cavs G/F Andrew Wiggins has not been made available to Wolves or anyone, multiple league sources tell @CSNNW. They're not budging right now.

  • Andrew Wiggins says he hasn’t been told anything by Cavaliers, he’s not worried about rumors

    Pro Basketball Talk "The rumors have been swirling and conflicting — either Andrew Wiggins has been offered to Minnesota in a trade for Kevin Love, or he hasn’t been put in any deals. LeBron James apparently has called Love up and pitched coming to Cleveland to the All-Star power forward. Andrew Wiggins said he’s..." July 19

  • Seraphin shares an agent with LeBron James, visits Cleveland

    CSN Washington "Here are a list of things that have taken place this week: The Wizards re-signed power forward Drew Gooden The Wizards traded for C/PF DeJuan Blair The Wizards came to terms with free agent big man Kris Humphries Kevin Seraphin went to visit Cleveland These items may have no relation at..." July 18

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    Probasketballdraft @Probballdraft

    Not to burst Cavs fans bubble but if Warriors are willing to include Thompson that trumps Cavs. Wolves prefer Klay bc more ready per source.

  • Cavaliers Offering Wiggins, Bennett For Love "The Minnesota Timberwolves and Cleveland Cavaliers have discussed a blockbuster trade centered around Kevin Love and the league's last two No. 1 draft picks, league sources told ESPN. In an attempt to add Love, a three-time All-Star, the Cavaliers are willing to part with Andrew Wiggins and..." July 18

  • LeBron plays numbers game: Wear 6 or 23? "It has been a week since LeBron James announced he would return to Cleveland. And yet, in those seven days, James still hasn't confirmed for the team what number he would be wearing. James' website,, briefly showed him in a No. 6 jersey, but that was soon replaced. James took..." July 18

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    darren rovell @darrenrovell

    Cavaliers now allowing fans to pre-order an authentic LeBron jersey for $300.

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    Jon Krawczynski @APkrawczynski

    Andrew Wiggins has not been offered for Kevin Love. Klay Thompson has not been offered for Kevin Love. This is where things stand.

  • Miami north? New Cav Miller recruiting Allen "Mike Miller told ESPN Radio on Thursday that he's trying to recruit Ray Allen to sign with the Cavaliers, pointing to the veteran as the kind of player that will help LeBron James and his new team in key spots in the playoffs. Miller, who agreed to join his good friend James and sign with the..." July 18

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    LeBron James has reached to tell Kevin Love of his desire for them to play together with the Cavaliers, front office sources tell Yahoo.

  • LeBron most popular male athlete, says poll "LeBron James is the most popular male athlete in America for the first time in his career. So says a new Harris Poll, which surveyed what it says is a representative sample of 2,241 people in the U.S. last month. James, whose highest ranking was No. 2 last season, topped retired Chicago..." July 18

  • Cavs now willing to include Wiggins in Kevin Love deal

    The Morning Journal "Ever since LeBron James returned to Cleveland, talks have intensified for All-Star power forward Kevin Love. Rumors have surfaced that the Cavaliers wouldn’t include rookie swingman Andrew Wiggins in any possible deal for the Minnesota Timberwolves’ star. A league source said on July 17 that..." July 17

  • Cavs need to take next step, get Kevin Love

    Chronicle-Telegram "If I were Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, I’d do everything in my power to acquire Minnesota power forward Kevin Love — without trading 2014 No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins. But if I absolutely had to trade Wiggins, I would — at a later date. How’s that for straddling the..." July 17

  • Adam Silver considering NBA midseason tournament

    SB Nation "The NBA Commissioner met with reporters on Tuesday in Las Vegas to discuss potential changes to the association. Adam Silver had some bold new ideas for the crowd of reporters waiting for him on Tuesday at the Las Vegas Summer League, including one that has several scratching their heads -- a..." July 16

  • Cavs agree with veteran James Jones on one-year contract

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Cavaliers agreed to a one-year contract with veteran wing James Jones, a league source told the Beacon Journal today. The deal is worth the league minimum. Jones, 6-foot-8, 215 pounds, is the second former Miami Heat player to join LeBron James with the Cavs in as many days after Mike..." July 16

  • Ray Allen talking with Rockets, Cavs

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Veteran guard Ray Allen has reportedly spoken with the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Miami Heat, however, remain in the dark about his playing future. Coach Erik Spoelstra said he has yet to speak with Allen about possibly returning to Miami for another season. "We knew..." July 16

  • NBA seeks a $15 Billion TV rights deal

    The Wall Street Journal "Could there be a better time for the NBA to be looking to negotiate a TV deal? The league just enjoyed a fantastic playoff season, capped off be a marquee Finals matchup. Then its biggest sports star, LeBron James, captivated millions across the globe with his intriguing free agency run that led..." July 15

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Miller will sign a two-year, $5.5M deal with Cavs, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Dion Waiters does not want to come off the bench for Cleveland

    Pro Basketball Talk "A few things in the Cleveland starting rotation are pretty much set in stone: Kyrie Irving at the point and LeBron James at the three. After that it’s probably Tristan Thompson at the four and Anderson Varejao at center to start and end games. But at the two guard spot, do you start Dion..." July 15

  • LeBron James’ Return to Bring Cleveland $500 Million a Year

    Bloomberg "Landing LeBron James will mean millions of dollars in economic benefit to Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, Cuyahoga County officials said. The return of the star forward to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers will have a $500 million a year impact on the local economy, with a boost from additional..." July 15

  • Report: Mike Miller choosing between Cavaliers, Mavericks, Rockets and Nuggets

    Pro Basketball Talk "When LeBron James chose to return home to Cleveland it was assumed that Mike Miller would likely follow him. Remember one of the reasons LeBron was frustrated with Heat ownership is they amnestied Miller (who then was healthy for a full season in Memphis). But so far, Miller has yet to agree to..." July 15

  • Bill Self admits the Cavaliers pursued him for their coaching vacancy "Bill Self's been entertained by job offers over the course of his tenure at Kansas. But in all likelihood, nothing will bring the what-if daydreams for Self like his passing on the Cleveland Cavaliers job. Some discussion has been made in recent days on what John Calipari must be thinking,..." July 15

  • Heat sign Luol Deng as replacement for LeBron James

    Yahoo! Sports "After losing LeBron James, the Miami Heat have reached agreement with free-agent forward Luol Deng on a two-year, $20 million contract, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Deng will hold a player option on the 2015-16 season, a source said. Deng chose the Heat believing their returning nucleus..." July 14

  • Blatt: Cavs won't trade Wiggins "Andrew Wiggins will get the opportunity to begin his NBA career alongside LeBron James, according to Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt. Blatt refuted speculation that the Cavaliers could part with Wiggins in a potential deal to land Kevin Love, telling reporters that he is unaware of any..." July 14

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    Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

    Cavs offer to Miller is for two years and about 5.5 million while Denver offering 3 years and 12 million, source told ESPN.

  • LeBron James stayed connected to home through Ohio State while he was gone: 'LeBron's a very loyal guy'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Urban Meyer said he sent LeBron James a text on Friday after the basketball superstar announced he was returning to Cleveland. "He's got an open door," the Ohio State football coach told in a phone interview. "If he wants to catch a pass, we can probably figure that out,..." July 13

  • Paul George ready for tough division battle with addition of LeBron James

    Indianapolis Star "Paul George figures the Central Division race will be a fun one with the return of LeBron James to Cleveland. The Indiana Pacers star forward made it clear too that he wants Lance Stephenson to re-sign with the Pacers and join him in the chase. Stephenson, an unrestricted free agent, is..." July 13

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Atlanta is re-engaged on Luol Deng, who has continued deal talks with Miami today, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

  • Sources: LeBron's Cavs deal for just 2 years "With an eye toward maximizing the future of the salary cap, LeBron James finalized his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, sources familiar with the process told James signed a two-year, $42.1 million deal with the goal of re-signing with the Cavs before the 2016-17..." July 13

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    #Cavs David Blatt on Wiggins trade rumors: "There’s no reason for worry on his part because Andrew’s not going anywhere, as far as I know."

  • Kyrie Irving’s contract extension lets him opt out early

    Pro Basketball Talk "We don’t yet know what type of contract LeBron James will sign with the Cavaliers. Will it be a two-year deal with a player option, a three-year deal with a player option or a four-year deal with a player option? Those are the possibilities. Barring an unlikely extension, LeBron will hit..." July 12

  • Cavs' Wiggins, Bennett anxious for LeBron's tutelage

    Fox Sports "Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett made their NBA Las Vegas Summer League debuts Friday, each showing glimpses of the gifts that made them back-to-back No. 1 overall picks and forcing jumpshots that showed how long they still have to go. But Friday wasn't about dunks or stats or even Wiggins..." July 12

  • Cavs target ex-Heat players, near deal with Miller

    Fox Sports Ohio "With assistance from new superstar LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers have started to target several former members of the Miami Heat in free agency, sources told FOX Sports Ohio late Friday night. One of those targets, 34-year old shooting guard Mike Miller, is close to reaching a deal with..." July 12

  • Cavaliers not previously informed "The Cleveland Cavaliers found out they were getting LeBron James back the same way the rest of the world did, when they read James' essay that was posted on Sports Illustrated's website on Friday afternoon, sources said. James spoke with Heat president Pat Riley and owner Micky Arison Friday..." July 12

  • LeBron: I'm coming back to Cleveland "Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio. It’s where I walked. It’s where I ran. It’s where I cried. It’s where I bled. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen me grow up. I sometimes feel like I’m their son. Their passion can be..." July 12

  • Kevin Love 'intrigued' by Cavaliers "Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is "intrigued" by the idea of being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers and would commit long term to the team, a source close to the situation told's Marc Stein. The Cavaliers have opened talks by offering guard Dion Waiters, forward Anthony..." July 12

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Sources say Cavs in midst of making moves to create extra cap space to give LeBron his max and close to dealing Alonzo Gee to New Orleans

  • How LeBron James forgave Cavs owner Dan Gilbert and returned to Cleveland

    Yahoo! Sports "For four years, the letter had come to define Dan Gilbert, and the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers wanted to wash away the shame and embarrassment and guilt of it all. So Sunday, Gilbert sat down with LeBron James and his inner-circle and tried to absolve himself of a most wretched moment in..." July 11

  • LeBron's letter noticeably omits reference to Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett "The letter LeBron James released with the help of Lee Jenkins and Sports Illustrated was measured, well crafted, and carefully thought out. James mentioned that he was looking forward to playing with the likes of Tristan Thompson, Kyrie Irving, and Dion Waiters as he helps lead a group of young..." July 11

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Source: Cavs have told Wiggins he's not being traded. TWolves want Wiggins. Cavs will try 2 do it w/out losing Wiggins. Must find 3rd team

  • Heat Fans Respond to LeBron James Leaving by Defacing Mural and Burning Jerseys

    Bleacher Report "No matter where LeBron James decided to sign this summer, at least one team's fans were going to be upset. On Friday afternoon, Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins broke the news that James was returning home to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers. That decision led to some angry Miami Heat..." July 11