Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • LeBron James: Bulls 'much better than Cavs' "Less than two weeks before their first regular season meeting, LeBron James believes the Chicago Bulls are better than his Cleveland Cavaliers. The two teams play Monday night in a preseason game at Ohio State University. The Cavs are calling it their most important preseason game, not just..." October 20

  • Kevin Love eager for NBA playoff credibility with Cavs

    Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum "Kevin Love's career statistics are stellar. In six NBA seasons, Love has averaged 19.2 points and 12.2 rebounds, including 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds last season. Since joining the league in 2008-09, Love has registered the third-most double-doubles (256), leading the league with 65 a year..." October 20

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Cavs coach David Blatt says he'll 'probably' treat Monday's preseason match against Chicago like a regular season game in terms of minutes.

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    The #Cavs are waiving guards Stephen Holt and Chris Crawford, we're told.

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    Bob Finnan @BobCavsinsider

    #Cavs F Kevin Love expected to play vs. Chicago on Monday. Big Three could be intact in Columbus

  • Kyrie Irving returns for Cavaliers "Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving returned to the court Friday night after missing three games with a sprained right ankle, starting in Cleveland's 108-102 loss to Dallas. He led all Cavaliers scorers with 23 points. "I thought he looked great," Cleveland coach David Blatt said..." October 18

  • David Blatt on Dion Waiters: 'I don't think he should lead us in shots'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Last week Dion Waiters told Northeast Ohio Media Group that he hasn't had to adjust his game much since LeBron James and Kevin Love joined the Cavaliers. In Brazil, Waiters said, "Not really," when I asked if he has had to modify his game. "I've been able to play my game. I've been able to..." October 18

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Kevin Love remained in locker room with a sore neck. Not considered serious

  • NBA May Base Teams in Europe If Arenas Meet League’s Standards

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association will consider basing teams in Europe if the arenas are up to league standards, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. The NBA would have to weigh the benefits of increasing the size of the 30-team league against possible costs, such as spreading television..." October 16

  • The Klay Thompson gamble will determine fate of 3 franchises

    New York Post "As the NBA playoffs rolled on last spring, there was a steady undercurrent of trade talks between the Timberwolves and Warriors over a blockbuster Kevin Love deal. Even while LeBron James and Tim Duncan were facing off in the Finals, the expectation was the Warriors would eventually relent,..." October 16

  • LeBron: Winning Two Titles Has Made Recruiting To Cleveland Easier

    Real GM Basketball "LeBron James addressed how he was able to forgive Dan Gilbert and play for the man who excoriated him with a public letter on the Cleveland Cavaliers' team website in 2010. "As a man, if you got a problem with somebody, you sit down face to face and you talk to them eye to eye. And you hash it..." October 16

  • LeBron James says shortening the game won't cut it, eliminating games is the answer

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The NBA recently experimented with a 44-minute game involving the Brooklyn Nets and the Boston Celtics. The league is exploring the impact of shortening the game for various reasons. One of the most obvious reasons is the hope of preventing injuries. LeBron James was asked about his opinion..." October 15

  • Report: Referees to focus on illegal screens, verticality this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s one of the fun questions at the start of every NBA season: What are the referees going to focus on and call the first half of the season. Every year the NBA referees are given new points of emphasis, and we get these calls for the first half of the season. Then between a combination of..." October 12

  • LeBron James: Too early to make Olympics decision "With LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavalier teammates are in Brazil to play an exhibition game Saturday against the Miami Heat, much of the talk has turned to the game's best player and the 2016 Olympics, coincidentally in Brazil. It's just too early to make a decision, James said..." October 11

  • LeBron James-produced 'Survivor's Remorse' picked up for 2nd season by Starz

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The LeBron James-produce "Survivor's Remorse" TV show was picked up for a second season by the Starz cable network. The show, a comedy about a star basketball player and the people close to him off the court, debuted on Starz on Oct. 4. It's co-produced by James' long-time friend and business..." October 11

  • Chalmers on scolding he used to get from LeBron: 'It's going to be a different factor for Kyrie' Irving

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "You might say Mario Chalmers had it rough in Miami. Sure, he was the starting point guard playing alongside three future Hall-of-Famers and that resulted in them securing back-to-back NBA championships. He had some fun, but he sure took a pounding and not the kind guards take when they're..." October 10

  • Cavaliers, Heat urged to refrain from three-goggle gestures in Brazil

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The gesture in the photo you see above this post is an absolute no-no. Yes, in the United States, it's a hand gesture players often use after they have just knocked down a 3-pointer. James Harden of the Houston Rockets makes it a priority following his deep balls as well as many others. It's..." October 10

  • Bosh has 'no hard feelings' toward LeBron "Chris Bosh has effectively ended communication with former teammate LeBron James, but Bosh doesn't think that fact should surprise anyone. Bosh surprised some when he said he hadn't spoken with James since he left to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers in July. But he doesn't understand the..." October 10

  • Chris Bosh warns Kevin Love playing with LeBron James will be 'extremely frustrating'

    Sporting News "To play alongside LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers appears like a glamorous position for Kevin Love to be in. Chris Bosh, James' former Miami Heat teammate, might beg to differ, though. Bosh sacrificed his own numbers for the greater good of the Miami Heat, expanding his game away from..." October 09

  • Forbes: LeBron James has most valuable athlete brand in sports

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James is worth a lot of money. We all knew that, but Forbes Magazine wants you to know it’s A LOT of money. Forbes released “The Forbes Fab 40: The Most Valuable Sports Brands of 2014,” a list that has Nike at the top. Which makes sense. But when you get to athlete’s personal brands,..." October 09

  • Kyrie Irving in walking boot for ankle injury

    Sporting News "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has faced injury issues at almost every turn during his NBA career, and he appears to be dealing with another problem in advance of the 2014-15 season. In Rio for preseason basketball against the Miami Heat, Irving was spotted in a walking boot to support..." October 08

  • Does LeBron James have his sights set on owning an NBA team someday?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As LeBron James was busy putting 30 NBA owners on notice and lecturing players to be more "educated" about the league's finances on Monday, he reeled off a list of league business transactions that would make Forbes proud. "We continue to see teams selling for billions of dollars, being..." October 08

  • Camden's Dajuan Wagner aims to play again in NBA "Dajuan Wagner says he never frets over the misfortune that followed him once he left Camden High School as perhaps the best basketball player in New Jersey history. From the stomach aches during his one year at the University of Memphis - omens of a life-threatening condition that would require..." October 08

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    Glenn Moore @GlennMooreCLE

    Earlier reports of Ray Allen signing with Cavaliers are true. Done deal. #NBA

  • Despite rumors, nothing new on Ray Allen

    Fox Sports Ohio "Ray Allen remains a free agent and has not signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources told FOX Sports Ohio on Tuesday. Several Twitter reports stated Allen and the Cavs had reached an agreement, with one calling it a "done deal." But there remains no news and nothing official..." October 07

  • LeBron, Chris Paul May Push to End Max Contracts in NBA

    Complex "Today, reports surfaced saying that the NBA would soon be announcing a cushy new TV deal with TNT and ESPN. The biggest number to pay attention in the entire contract will be the $24B the NBA will be receiving over the course of their 9-year deal with these stations. The contract is three times..." October 07

  • Love him or hate him, LeBron's agent Rich Paul is just doing his job, and doing it his own way

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As you enter the headquarters of Klutch Sports Group, you're met with a collection of framed NBA action photos assembled across the wall: Phoenix's Eric Bledsoe, Cleveland's Tristan Thompson, Washington's Kevin Seraphin, Miami's Norris Cole, San Antonio's Cory Joseph and of course, Cleveland's..." October 07

  • LeBron James says owners claiming money losses 'will not fly with us this time'

    SB Nation "The NBA has announced its new $24 billion TV deal with ESPN and Turner, and the players have begun weighing in on what it will mean going forward. LeBron James wasn't afraid to speak his mind on the new deal, stating owners claiming money losses "will not fly with us this time," reports Jeff..." October 06

  • Cavs facing complicated decision in choosing between Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson for starting center

    Akron Beacon Journal "When David Blatt was discussing the merits of choosing between Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson as his starting center, he dismissed much of the debate by declaring “it probably doesn’t make a big difference.” On the court, he might be right. Both players are similar rebounding machines,..." October 06

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Love says he expects to play some center this season. Imagine CLE putting him at the 5, LeBron at the 4, Marion/Miller at 3 then Kyrie/Dion

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Cavs F LeBron James returned to yesterday's second session of practice and participated today. He'll play Sun night vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv.

  • LeBron: Blatt pairing good so far "The Cleveland Cavaliers underwent a wide-ranging coaching search this offseason with some added pressure weighing on their decision. Cleveland interviewed no less than eight candidates -- and even made an offer to Kentucky's John Calipari worth nearly $80 million to come on board -- all with..." October 05

  • Tristan Thompson may get bigger payday in restricted free agency than he would with a contract extension

    Akron Beacon Journal "When David Blatt was discussing the merits of choosing between Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson as his starting center, he dismissed much of the debate by declaring “it probably doesn’t make a big difference.” On the court, he might be right. Both players are similar rebounding machines,..." October 05

  • Cavs to rest LeBron James at times "Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt said Friday he is open to the idea of resting LeBron James at times during the season to keep the star forward fresh for a postseason run. James sat out the morning practice session of Cleveland's two-a-day Friday in order to rest his back. Earlier this..." October 04

  • Dwyane on LeBron: Still gonna be friends "LeBron James is no longer with the Miami Heat, but his former teammate -- Dwyane Wade -- knows that they'll always be close. Wade, in an interview with Bleacher Report, has new priorities, new teammates and a new perspective after James left this offseason to rejoin the Cleveland..." October 04

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    Joe Vardon @joevardon

    LeBron and Mike Miller didn't practice today as part of Blatt's veteran rest rotation

  • Cleveland Cavaliers considering playing Tristan Thompson at center

    The Morning Journal "The Cavaliers are at least toying with the idea of starting Tristan Thompson at center. If they do, they must feel his athleticism will overshadow the size discrepancy he would face almost every night. Thompson is listed as 6 feet 9, 228 pounds. The league is shifting toward more mobile big..." October 03

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    David Blatt: "The obvious question is: ‘Who is the starter, Tristan or Andy?’ And I can tell you, I don’t know."

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    Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG

    #Cavs sign G Stephen Holt, who played four seasons at Saint Mary's - avg'd 10.8 pts, 4.2 reb and 2.4 asst. Camp roster now stands at 18.

  • Updated NBA season win totals released "The Westgate LV SuperBook released its updated list of 2014-15 NBA regular season win totals on Monday with LeBron James and his new-look Cavaliers topping the list. Here's a look at the odds for every team at the book: HAWKS 40.5 CELTICS 26.5 NETS..." October 01

  • LeBron James partners with ESPN on a new Disney TV show, 'Becoming,' debuting Oct. 26

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James' production company is working with ESPN Films on "Becoming," a Disney TV show for children, and the first episode will feature James. The partnership between Springhill Productions, James' company operated by long-time friend and business associate Maverick Carter, and ESPN was..." October 01

  • LeBron James says his back has been 'iffy' at Cavaliers camp "LeBron James indicated Tuesday that he's been battling a back issue in the early part of the Cleveland Cavaliers' training camp. James said his back has been "iffy," according to's Dave McMenamin. James has yet to miss a work out but said he could sit one out on Tuesday..." October 01

  • Dion Waiters reignites Cavaliers’ rivalry with Wizards

    Akron Beacon Journal "Considering how much time LeBron James has invested in Dion Waiters, instructing him to ignore the noise and not worry so much about what everyone else is saying, it’s only natural that Waiters stoked the fires Tuesday on a reborn rivalry with the Washington Wizards precisely because of what..." October 01

  • Mike Miller on what angered LeBron James in Miami: "LeBron thought [amnestying me] was an unnecessary change"

    Cleveland Plain Dealer ""We're as close as teammates than any I've had in my career. I've always wanted to play alongside of him. When you go through tough times in an NBA season, you get to know each other even more beyond the game of basketball." Those were the words of Cavaliers superstar LeBron James after..." September 30

  • Report: Cavs And Pacers Discussing Deal For Roy Hibbert

    Black Sports Online "In what could only be described as an unfair proposal, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers have reportedly had discussions about a deal for center Roy Hibbert. The Cavs have reportedly offered Dion Waiters, Brendan Haywood and a first-round pick. An already nightmare Cavs lineup could..." September 29

  • Cavs expected to sign Stephen Holt, Chris Crawford and Shane Edwards for training camp

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Cavaliers are expected to sign guards Stephen Holt and Chris Crawford and forward Shane Edwards for training camp purposes, a league source told the Beacon Journal on condition of anonymity because the moves are not yet official. Holt, who played with Matthew Dellavedova at St. Mary, is..." September 28

  • Kyrie Irving’s first lesson alongside LeBron James is learning how to share

    Akron Beacon Journal "During his appearance at media day on Friday, LeBron James bragged there’s nothing in this league he hasn’t seen. That’s not entirely true. He’s never seen a point guard the caliber of Kyrie Irving — at least not one wearing his same jersey. James has never played with a point guard this..." September 28

  • As LeBron starts over in Cleveland, his most fascinating chapter begins "More than an hour after the first practice of his return to Cleveland, LeBron James walked over to the same spot he'd occupied more than four years ago in one of the most desperate moments of his career. This was during the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals, after James had oddly and passively..." September 28

  • LeBron: Patience is key for Cavs "While the Miami Heat ushered in their Big Three era with a grand stage and a dramatic opening four years ago, there was more of a soft-launch feel when the Cleveland Cavaliers introduced the league's latest superteam at media day Friday. Instead of fanfare and fireworks, there were..." September 28

  • Lakers never felt Carmelo or LeBron were realistic "The Los Angeles Lakers are in a tough transition period right now. In the past, whatever player they wanted, we assumed they would get. However, following the Dwight Howard free agency departure to the Houston Rockets in 2013, we're now finding out that this Lakers team has to work harder than..." September 28