Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Kevin Love's big 2nd quarter leads Cleveland Cavaliers to an 117-103 victory over Orlando Magic

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love's game-high 34 points and eight boards -- highlighted by his monstrous second quarter -- kept the Cleveland Cavaliers on track. The defending Eastern Conference champs lengthened their winning streak to three with a 117-103 victory at home over the Orlando Magic on Monday..." November 24

  • LeBron James thinks we should compare great players less, appreciate them more

    Yahoo! Sports "LeBron James added another accolade to his all-time résumé on Monday night, joining Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history to rank in the top 25 on the all-time scoring and assist lists after scoring 15 points and dropping 13 dimes in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 117-103 win over the..." November 24

  • LeBron James joins Oscar Robertson in exclusive NBA club, pays tribute to legend

    Sporting News "Two players in NBA history can be counted among the top 25 all time in both points and assists: Oscar Robertson and, now, LeBron James. The Cavaliers star joined the elite class Monday night with an assist on a Kevin Love 3-pointer in the second quarter of Cleveland's 117-103 win over the..." November 24

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    Jason Lloyd @JasonLloydABJ

    Mo Williams still out tonight, per David Blatt. Delly will play, but they're going to monitor him and his effectiveness

  • LeBron, Curry named Players of the Week "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 22. James helped the Cavaliers to a 2-1 week, which included wins over..." November 23

  • Kyrie Irving impresses in 1-on-1 matchup with LeBron James

    ESPN "Kyrie Irving played a set of modified 1-on-1 games against LeBron James after the Cleveland Cavaliers' shootaround Saturday and “destroyed him,” a team source told They weren’t true games of 1-on-1 in the sense that only one dribble was allowed per possession, thus rendering James’..." November 22

  • Cavaliers duplicate Eastern Conference Finals performance with a 109-97 defeat of the Atlanta Hawks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It was a rematch of the 2015 Eastern Conference Finals, and the contest yielded the same result Saturday evening. The Atlanta Hawks found themselves on the losing end yet again as the Cleveland Cavaliers won handily 109-97 at The Q. Like the sweep the Cavaliers accomplished at the Hawks'..." November 22

  • LeBron James apologizes to Cavaliers after substitution leads to tech

    ESPN "LeBron James said he apologized to his team after subbing himself out of Saturday night's game in the third quarter and leaving only four Cleveland Cavaliers players on the court, resulting in a technical foul. The Cavaliers won the game, 109-97 over the Atlanta Hawks "I blew a gasket. You..." November 22

  • LeBron James praises David Blatt, says he does his job as well as any coach

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James offered a ringing endorsement of coach David Blatt, saying that the Cavaliers coach “does his job as great as any coach can do.” James also called on his team to play better despite a 9-3 start, clearly unhappy after blowing a double digit second half lead against..." November 22

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Kyrie Irving played friendly game of 1-on-1 w/ LeBron James after shootaround. I'm no Dr., but he looks good. Still ways to go, I'm told.

  • J.R. Smith accused of choking student after teen mocked trade to Cavs

    New York Daily News "Former New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith has been accused of choking a 19-year-old high school student in Chelsea after the younger man quipped about the hoopster's trade to Cleveland. Smith, 30, has not been arrested in connection to the alleged incident outside Artichoke Basille's Pizza about..." November 21

  • Cavaliers respond to criticism, take down Bucks, 115-110

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After their toughness and hunger were questioned following a two-game losing skid, the Cleveland Cavaliers responded accordingly. Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd admitted it would 'be a test' in attempting to beat the Eastern Conference champs for the second time in six days. His team..." November 20

  • Timofey Mozgov will miss 10-14 days of action

    Sportando "The Cleveland Cavs announced that Russian big-man Timofey Mozgov will miss 10-14 days of action due to a strained right deltoid." November 20

  • LeBron James' tough love for Timofey Mozgov

    ESPN "As soon as the national anthem ends before every Cleveland Cavaliers game, LeBron James turns and sprints toward the hoop behind him, where a Cavs staffer is waiting to throw him a pass. James catches the ball, goes in for a dunk or layup, retrieves the rebound and then throws a pass of his own --..." November 20

  • Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov to have MRI on shoulder Friday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov will have an MRI on his right shoulder on Friday. He injured his shoulder in the first half of the team's 115-110 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, but he's not sure when the injury occurred. The 7-2 rim protector never came from the locker room at the..." November 20

  • LeBron: David Blatt 'does his job as great as any coach' in the NBA

    CBS Sports "The relationship between Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt and LeBron James has always been murky at best. The Cavs hired Blatt before they knew they were getting James back in free agency a year ago. The two clashed at times, with LeBron having moments of open frustration with him. Blatt's..." November 19

  • Jackson responds to scolding, leads Pistons to win over Cavs

    Detroit News "Reggie Jackson uttered the critical words as he broke up a morning video session with his coach Stan Van Gundy. "Aggressive and decisive." Those words carried him to what Van Gundy called his best game as a Piston. And they were the words that carried the Pistons to a 104-99 victory Tuesday..." November 18

  • Champions League set to debut in 2016 with former NBA players, 16 teams

    USA Today "When it comes to jobs that are hard to land, it doesn’t get much tougher than the NBA. At most, there are 450 roster spots to be had by the world’s best players. Consider there were approximately 5,600 Division I men’s college players in 2014 in America alone, and you start to understand it’s..." November 18

  • LeBron passes Jerry West on NBA's all-time scoring list

    The Score "LeBron James has overtaken Hall of Famer Jerry West to move into 19th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. James entered Tuesday's game against the Detroit Pistons trailing West by nine points. He tallied 10 points in the first quarter to nudge himself past the Los Angeles Lakers..." November 18

  • Billy Hunter files amended wrongful-termination complaint against NBPA

    The Score "Former NBPA boss Billy Hunter continues to seek damages from the union for the circumstances surrounding his termination in 2013. Hunter's attorneys filed an amended complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday, seeking a jury trial on four breach-of-contract claims, reports Ken..." November 17

  • LeBron said if the Cavaliers aren't great, "then I feel like I've failed"

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Since his return to the Cavaliers, LeBron James has declared himself the leader of his team in a way he hadn't previously done during his first 11 seasons. James' newfound leadership – well, it's not so new anymore, now that he's in Year 2 of Stint 2 with the Cavs – has come with struggles, as..." November 17

  • Bucks outlast Cavaliers, LeBron James in two overtimes

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A young Milwaukee Bucks team took a big step Saturday night. Playing with their projected starting lineup for the first time, the Bucks fought their way to a 108-105 double-overtime victory over LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. James scored a game-high 37 points, but the Bucks used..." November 15

  • Cavaliers' LeBron James: 'We give a half-ass effort sometimes'

    CBS Sports "Predictably, LeBron James wasn't pleased after the Cleveland Cavaliers' 108-105 double-overtime loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. He scored 37 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished five assists, but he criticized himself for his seven turnovers. Just like the Cavs' previous two games..." November 15

  • Cavs' streak ends after inadvertent whistle preempts key chance in OT

    ESPN "The Cavaliers' eight-game winning streak ended in controversy Saturday night after an inadvertent whistle thwarted a potential Cleveland transition opportunity with 7.4 seconds remaining in OT in the Milwaukee Bucks' eventual 108-105 double-overtime victory. Chief official Marc Davis explained..." November 15

  • LeBron James' huge fourth quarter leads Cleveland Cavaliers to 90-84 road victory over New York Knicks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers spent Friday the 13th at Madison Square Garden climbing uphill, but the New York Knicks were the unlucky squad tonight. After being down for much of the game, the Cavaliers fought back in the fourth quarter to extend their conference-high winning streak to eight with a..." November 14

  • Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving cleared for unrestricted weight-bearing activities

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving was recently cleared for unrestricted weight-bearing activities, league sources informed From here, the team's training staff can intensify his leg-strengthening assignments as it sees fit, I'm told. This is a significant hurdle Irving..." November 14

  • Cavs' J.R. Smith: 'Crazy' Phil Jackson would talk about my personal life

    ESPN "J.R. Smith thinks it’s “crazy” that Knicks president Phil Jackson would discuss issues about Smith's personal life publicly. Over the summer, Jackson said in an interview with Charley Rosen that Smith was having “issues with his gal” toward the end of his Knicks tenure. "It was crazy to me..." November 13

  • David Blatt: Kyrie Irving still has “ways to go” in return

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cleveland Cavaliers are doing just fine, thank you very much. They are 7-1 and atop the Eastern Conference standings. And they are not close to full strength, Kyrie Irving is still out recovering from the fractured kneecap he suffered during the NBA Finals last June. When might we see..." November 13

  • A promise connects LeBron James, Emanuel Duncan

    Indianapolis Star "James was asked about Emanuel Duncan this morning during a shoot-around at Madison Square Garden, where the Cavaliers will play the Knicks tonight, USA Today Sports' Jeff Zillgitt reports. Why James reached out to Emanuel: “It hit home. It was a situation I found out about. Obviously, I know..." November 13

  • LeBron, Love and Mo lift Cleveland Cavaliers past Utah Jazz, 118-114

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "For three and a half quarters Tuesday night, the Utah Jazz made it interesting. But a 10-0 run late in the quarter gave the Cavaliers a vital cushion for their seventh win of the season. Thanks to LeBron James, Kevin Love and Mo Williams, the Cavaliers increased their conference-high winning..." November 11

  • LeBron James goes Hollywood, buys massive $21M mansion in LA

    CBS Sports "LeBron James is heading to Hollywood. No, James is not on to the next stage of American Idol or joining the Lakers or Clippers. Instead, he just bought a new house in Los Angeles. The Cleveland Cavaliers star spent $21 million on a massive mansion located in the LA's Brentwood..." November 11

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    #Cavs G J.R. Smith (knee) will play this evening against the Jazz after missing team's previous three games.

  • Iman Shumpert and Teyana Taylor--Get Engaged at Baby Shower

    TMZ "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert got down on one knee for Teyana Taylor during their baby shower on Saturday. The couple were celebrating their bun in the oven at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland when Iman asked Teyana to marry him...naturally, she said yes. " November 09

  • LeBron James, Kevin Love power Cleveland Cavaliers past Indiana Pacers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers kept it close throughout, but squeaked by the Indiana Pacers in the fourth quarter for a 101-97 win on Sunday at The Q to extend their winning streak to six. LeBron James played despite dealing with a bruised quad and put in 27 points, six rebounds and four assists in 35..." November 08

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    David Blatt says J.R. Smith is a game-time decision but LeBron James is expected to play.

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    Chris Haynes @ChrisBHaynes

    Blatt says LeBron James (leg) rested at practice. He'll see how he feels tomorrow. Also J.R. Smith expected to play Sunday against Pacers.

  • LeBron guides Cleveland Cavaliers to 108-102 victory over winless Philadelphia 76ers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Philadelphia 76ers gave it a valiant effort, but LeBron James finally had enough in the third quarter. James scored 18 of his 31 points in that period to lead the Cavaliers over the Sixers, 108-102, at The Q on Friday evening. It was the second time this week Cleveland (5-1) defeated..." November 07

  • Report: LeBron James, despite stated plan, won’t play all 82 games

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James' sore back has progressed as hoped during the Cavaliers' first two weeks, and there are numerous exhibits to submit as evidence. But the Cavs remain diligent in their monitoring and concern over James' health, to the point of plotting areas on the schedule where they could rest..." November 06

  • Shaq Will Dress Up As a Cowboys Cheerleader If They Miss the Playoffs

    Complex "Without Tony Romo the Dallas Cowboys look to be pretty bad. Hopefully most people remember this the next time he commits a crunch-time turnover and gets annihilated on social media. However the rest of the NFC East also appears to suck, and because of that Dallas fans shouldn't yet write-off this..." November 06

  • LeBron James rips sleeves, rips Knicks in 4th quarter to help Cavs to 96-86 victory

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's not how you start; it's how you finish, and the Cleveland Cavaliers have one of the best finishers in the league. LeBron James' huge fourth-quarter outing helped the Cavaliers produce their fourth consecutive victory with a 96-86 win over the New York Knicks at The Q on Wednesday. James..." November 05

  • Kevin Love frustrated LeBron James by arriving out of shape last season

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James pushed for the Cavaliers to trade for Kevin Love last summer. Then, once they did, LeBron treated Love strangely. What went wrong beyond some vague idea of Love not putting winning first? Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal: In truth, James was frustrated in part..." November 05

  • The evolving relationship between Cavs stars LeBron James and Kevin Love

    Akron Beacon Journal "When Kevin Love and LeBron James met in Los Angeles prior to the start of free agency last summer, Love’s mind was already made up: He was returning to the Cavaliers. But in order for these two stars to coexist for the next five years, changes needed to be made. The relationship as it existed..." November 05

  • LeBron James: Was off rhythm, 'jersey was the only thing I could go to'

    ESPN "If actions speak louder than words, LeBron James might as well have been screaming to the NBA about how much he detests sleeved uniforms Wednesday. Having started the Cleveland Cavaliers' game against the New York Knicks 4-for-11 from the field and 0-for-2 from the free throw line, James ripped..." November 05

  • Kyrie Irving sees 'light at the end of the tunnel' in rehab for kneecap

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is heading into the homestretch of his rehabilitation after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured left kneecap nearly five months ago. Despite his team's insistence there is no timeline in place for his return, Irving revealed he does indeed have a return..." November 05

  • LeBron: Carmelo thrilled with new-look Knicks

    New York Post "They meet again — with Carmelo Anthony still holding a regular-season edge over his longtime buddy LeBron James. Last time Anthony visited Quicken Loans Arena, he led the Knicks to a stunning victory in the Cavaliers’ season opener last November that began James’ second stint in Cleveland. That..." November 04

  • Kevin Love: I Was Always Coming Back To Cavaliers

    Real GM Basketball "Kevin Love was asked if his meeting with LeBron James before the start of the offseason was as important as it seemed to the media and public at the time. "It was definitely important," said Love. "It wasn’t a big meeting or anything. I just wanted to pick his brain a little bit. I had plenty..." November 04

  • GM Confirms LeBron Consulted on All Personnel Moves

    Black Sports Online "Every professional sports league has players or that one guy with a lot of pull. In the NBA Michael Jordan had clout beyond any measure, along with greats like Magic Johnson in L.A. Isiah in Detroit and Kobe Bryant with the Lakers as well. No player in NBA history has had as much pull within..." November 04

  • Oddsmakers say George Karl, Lionel Hollins coaches on hottest seats

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s inevitable. Some team is going to get off to a slow start, ownership/top management will be looking for a scapegoat, and a coach will get fired in the middle of the season. Even though the guys swinging the axe are more likely at fault for the team’s problems than the guy on the receiving..." November 04

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    Sean Highkin @highkin

    Cavs say JR Smith is out the next two games with a right knee bruise #Dellyville

  • Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith likely to have MRI on right knee

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "J.R. Smith will likely undergo an MRI on Tuesday in Cleveland to check out the extent of a right knee contusion he sustained in Monday's 107-100 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Smith suffered the injury in the first quarter. Head coach David Blatt says he believes Smith locked legs with Sixer..." November 03