Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Warriors owner wants Cavs again: 'We have some unfinished business'

    Bleacher Report "The Golden State Warriors finished their Western Conference Finals sweep of the San Antonio Spurs on Monday with a 129-115 victory, but owner Joe Lacob was already looking ahead to a potential Finals rematch. "I don't care who we play, but my preference is Cleveland," he said, per Marc J...." May 23

  • Cavaliers Need to Trade LeBron James and Build Around Tristan Thompson

    The Big Lead "Tristan Thompson carried the Cavaliers with 18 points on just 4 field goal attempts on Sunday. He led Cleveland with 13 rebounds, including 6 offensive boards. After Thompson’s huge game and LeBron James’ disappearing act, it’s time to ask if the Cleveland Cavaliers should trade LeBron James for..." May 22

  • Tyronn Lue seems to think Marcus Smart’s big game was fluke

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Smart put together a monster game for the Boston Celtics in their upset win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night. Smart led the Celtics with 27 points on 8-for-14 shooting. He was 7 of 10 on 3-pointers, which represents a huge..." May 22

  • Kyrie Irving: Cavs were served ‘slice of humble pie’

    Larry Brown Sports "There’s been a common theme among some of the Cleveland Cavaliers following their Game 3 loss to the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. The Cavs were up by 21 points in the third quarter and allowed the Celtics to get back in the game and eventually win it by three points. Cleveland was up 2-0 in..." May 22

  • LeBron James Exchanges Words With Heckler and Reporter After Frustrating Game Against Celtics

    Complex "LeBron James had a tough time against the Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night. He only scored 11 points during the game—and didn’t score a single point in the fourth quarter—as the Celtics overcame a 21-point lead at one point to win 111-108 on a buzzer beater from..." May 22

  • Cavs' Lue: LeBron is human, he's going to have a night like this

    ESPN "Of LeBron James' many attributes, one that was easily taken for granted over the past seven or so years is the perception that he is immune to having bad playoff games. He had one Sunday night, a dud that opened the door for the Boston Celtics to score the most improbable victory of the..." May 22

  • Why you shouldn’t overreact to LeBron’s head-scratching Game 3 performance

    Fox Sports "I can see it now: "What's the matter with LeBron?" will quickly turn into "You see, this is why he's not as good as Jordan" which will spark a reprise of "LeBron isn't a clutch player" — that wonderfully lame argument of a few years back. LeBron James had 11 points and six turnovers in the..." May 22

  • Cavs are playing like the perfect team during perfect playoff run

    ESPN "Before the Eastern Conference finals began --- hours before the Boston Celtics fell behind by as many as 28 points in their Game 1 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers and days before Boston trailed by as many as 50 in Cleveland's Game 2 romp -- Celtics coach Brad Stevens offered some pretty heady..." May 22

  • LeBron James on Game 3 Disappearance vs. Celtics: 'I Didn't Have It'

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Celtics' best player was unable to take the floor, and the Cleveland Cavaliers just needed theirs to show up. With point guard Isaiah Thomas out with a hip injury, the Celtics' 2-0 hole in the Eastern Conference Finals seemed ever deeper heading into Sunday's Game 3, especially in..." May 22

  • Cavs-Celtics Not Quite As Interesting As Highly Speculative Tabloid Story on Kylie/Khloe/Tristan Triangle

    The Big Lead "The Cavs have beaten the Celtics by a combined 57 points. Boston’s best player, Isaiah Thomas, is out for the remainder of the series. The Celtics have less than zero answer for LeBron James. While it remains fascinating to watch LeBron just assert his will over other humans, who are among the..." May 21

  • LeBron James on Isaiah Thomas injury: ‘We hate that Isaiah got hurt’

    Sportsnaut "LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently steamrolling the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. But they aren’t happy at all that their opponent will be without star point guard Isaiah Thomas the rest of the way. Thomas aggravated a hip injury in Game 2 that he..." May 21

  • LeBron James wins J. Walter Kennedy citizenship award from pro basketball writers

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James won the J. Walter Kennedy citizenship award from the writers who cover the NBA, given each season to a player, coach or trainer who "shows outstanding service and dedication to the community." The award is named after the NBA's second commissioner. James was announced as the..." May 21

  • Eastern Conference Finals ticket prices plummet after Isaiah Thomas ruled out

    Larry Brown Sports "The white flag has all but been raised in the Eastern Conference Finals series between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers. ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports on Saturday that ticket prices for Games 3 and 4 in Cleveland are plummeting with orders virtually on halt from Boston fans and..." May 21

  • Rockets, Wizards almost certainly would've tested Cavs, Warriors more than this

    CBS Sports "The Warriors and Cavaliers were always going to meet in the Finals. We knew this last June when the buzzer sounded on Game 7. We knew this in July when Kevin Durant signed with Golden State. We knew it in preseason. We knew it on Christmas, at the trade deadline, at the end of the season, and..." May 21

  • Al Horford’s sister crushed on Twitter for saying LeBron James hand-picked his team

    Yardbarker "The Boston Celtics took a 44-point L to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night that was probably only rivaled in magnitude by the L that Anna Horford, the sister of Celtics big man Al Horford, took on Twitter afterwards. As the Game 2 Eastern Conference Finals showdown began to get seriously..." May 21

  • Is Kylie Jenner Trying To Steal Tristan Thompson From Khloe Kardashian?

    NESN "Kylie Jenner shouldn’t go where she’s suspected of trying to venture. The reality television star is accused of trying to steal her sister Khloe Kardashian’s boyfriend, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson, Radar Online reported Tuesday, citing an insider. Jenner’s preferred method of..." May 20

  • Khloe Willing to Buy Her Own Ring & Pay For Wedding If Tristan Thompson Marries Her & Cavs Warning Him Against It

    Mid Day "American television actress Khloe Kardashian is in a real hurry to get married to her NBA star boyfriend Tristan Thompson even though he has made pleas for her to take their relationship slower. However, it looks like Kardashian (32) is going to use money to lure Thompson down the..." May 20

  • LaVar Ball Has a Strong, Uninformed Opinion About Kyrie Irving's Family

    The Big Lead "LaVar Ball made the rounds at FS1 earlier this week. That included a stop at The Herd with Colin Cowherd where he had a heated confrontation with Kristine Leahy. He also appeared on Undisputed where he responded to Kyrie Irving who had said he needed to let “Lonzo be Lonzo.” Not only does Kyrie..." May 20

  • LeBron James on MVP finalist snub: 'I haven't been 4th in a long time'

    ESPN "LeBron James says he did not know he was left off the list announcing the three finalists for NBA MVP before leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 130-86 win over the Boston Celtics to go up 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals. "No, I didn't see it," James said during his postgame news..." May 20

  • Cleveland Cavaliers try to offer explanations for LeBron James' 'crazy' MVP snub

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't talk about LeBron James finishing outside the top three in the MVP race before Game 2 against the Boston Celtics. By the time the results were announced, they were already on the court, locked in for what turned out to be the largest win in Eastern Conference finals..." May 20

  • JR Smith, Richard Jefferson Respond to Bradley Beal Saying Cavs Didn’t Want to See Wizards

    Black Sports Online "It’s an actual fact, but Bradley Beal shouldn’t be the one delivering the message. NBA logic suggest that the Washington Wizards would have matched up better with the Cleveland Cavaliers, on the strength of their dynamic backcourt, and Beal harped on that point when making these comments...." May 20

  • Jaylen Brown: Celtics Got Their ‘Ass Kicked’ By Cavs In Game 2 Loss

    NESN "Celtics rookie forward Jaylen Brown did not mince words when asked about his team’s blowout loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night. “We got our ass kicked. We didn’t come out with enough energy to start the game, now two games in a row,” Brown..." May 20

  • LeBron James Claims He Wasn’t Aware Of His MVP Snub Before Game 2

    Uproxx "The Cleveland Cavaliers decimated the Boston Celtics in Game 2 on Friday night, and that performance was enough to elicit quite the reaction from the basketball world. However, there was a subplot following the game in the fact that LeBron James was unceremoniously omitted from the list of NBA MVP..." May 20

  • LeBron James passes Michael Jordan on all-time postseason steals list

    Fanrag Sports "Records were being made all over the place Friday as the Cleveland Cavaliers jumped out to a 72-31 halftime lead over the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and LeBron James added to the list in the third quarter. As James recorded his fourth steal of the game, he passed..." May 20

  • Celtics' Jaylen Brown views LeBron James as 'just a regular guy'

    Sporting News "Game 2 between the Celtics and Cavaliers will take place Friday night, and a certain Boston rookie may have just added fuel to LeBron James' fire. Speaking before the game, Celtics rookie small forward Jaylen Brown made some controversial comments regarding James. Comments that may catch the..." May 20

  • Silver: Warriors', Cavaliers' dominance 'not a concern' for NBA

    Pro Basketball Talk "Before the season, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said perception of the Warriors’ and Cavaliers’ dominance was not good for the league. But the actual dominance of Golden State (10-0 in the playoffs) and Cleveland (9-0 in the playoffs)? Silver on ESPN: It’s not a concern. I think that..." May 19

  • LeBron James says last year's title run hasn't lifted burden: 'I still can't sleep'

    CBS Sports "LeBron James does not like it when reporters ask him if things are "easy" for him. While the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar routinely makes dominance look simple, he generally wants people to know the incredible amount of dedication that he has put into his craft. James is consumed by the work of..." May 19

  • If Celtics choose to double team LeBron James in Game 2, Cavaliers are ready

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Celtics could double LeBron James. They could. Heading into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, nothing anyone has tried to stop James and the Cavs has worked. He scored 38 in Cleveland's 117-104 win in Game 1 and said he didn't even feel "that great." But if Boston chooses to take..." May 19

  • Bradley Beal thinks Wizards could have given the Cavs a run for their money

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Losing in the playoffs is tough, especially when you think you could have done some damage in the next round. That's how Bradley Beal feels about the Wizards losing in Game 7 to the Boston Celtics on Monday night. If they won, they would have met the Cleveland Cavaliers and Beal would have liked..." May 19

  • Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving hints at early retirement in interview

    247 Sports "Kyrie Irving may be looking at an early retirement. Despite being just 25 years of age and arguably not even in the prime of his career yet, Irving recently hinted at possibly retiring early during an interview on Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye's podcast While Irving pretty much ruled..." May 18

  • Anthony Davis chosen first-team All-NBA for second time in three seasons "With one week remaining in the 2016-17 regular season, Anthony Davis half-jokingly told the media that although being chosen for an All-NBA team would be meaningful for him, “last year it would’ve meant a lot more.” Davis was referring to a clause in his New Orleans Pelicans contract that..." May 18

  • J.R. Smith: Cavs should be prepared for dirty plays or cheap shots against Celtics

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers put the Boston Celtics to shame in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. The 117-104 outcome was nowhere near indicative of the slamming LeBron James and the Cavs put down at TD Garden. It was so embarrassing, in fact, that the Cavs are bracing for impact in Game 2..." May 18

  • Kyrie Irving, the Untold Story: From Musical-Loving Kid to Ferocious Superstar

    Bleacher Report "It was the first day of school for Kyrie Irving. Later, of course, he'd be Rookie of the Year, All-Star Game MVP, NBA champion, and now he's back in the Eastern Conference Finals, looking for more. But first, picture a 15-year-old, nervously walking the halls of St. Patrick High School in New..." May 17

  • Cavs' LeBron James on days off before East finals: 'I feel worse when I don’t play'

    CBS Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James dismissed the notion that his well-rested team has a leg up on the Boston Celtics heading into Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday. The Cavaliers haven't played since sweeping the Toronto Raptors 10 days ago, but James didn't exactly sound..." May 17

  • Kris Humphries Thinks The Cavs Should Go Ahead And Make LeBron GM

    Uproxx "The Cavs are facing a big decision this summer as Dan Gilbert has to decide whether to pay general manager David Griffin the high price that a top level GM makes (in the $5 million range) or let him walk, likely to Orlando, and fill his spot. The Magic are patiently waiting on Gilbert to give them..." May 16

  • J.R. Smith won't be guarding Boston Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas at start

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Before the postseason began Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue challenged J.R. Smith. In Round One, he asked Smith to matchup defensively against Paul George, Indiana's best player and lone All-Star. Smith then got the DeMar DeRozan assignment in the conference semifinals. Known as a..." May 16

  • Cavs unresponsive to Magic's request to speak with David Griffin

    247 Sports "The Orlando Magic continue to have interest in Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin. The Magic recently reached out to the Cavaliers for permission to speak with Griffin, but they did not receive a response, according to a report from Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski. From..." May 16

  • Iman Shumpert says Zaza Pachulia's play is 'part of the game,' believes offense has enough advantages

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In the aftermath of Kawhi Leonard's ankle injury, one that helped the Golden State Warriors rally from a 25-point deficit in the second half to steal Game 1 against the San Antonio Spurs and led to subsequent chatter about the league's role in protecting players, Cleveland Cavaliers swingman Iman..." May 16

  • The Joy of Being LeBron James

    Bleacher Report "A few weeks ago, in a fit of mild frustration, LeBron James grabbed a beer. It wasn’t because he was thirsty, or stressed, or in need of refreshment. He didn’t even take a sip—because, well, he had free throws to shoot and a playoff game to win. No, LeBron grabbed the beer because it was there,..." May 15

  • NBA Team Option Decisions For 2017/18

    Hoops Rumors "Having created a post last week to track this offseason’s player option decisions, we’re turning our attention today to team options. In the coming weeks, we’ll use the space below to keep tabs on all the team options for 2017/18, making note of whether they’re picked up or declined. True team..." May 15

  • Cavaliers to sport Goodyear wingfoot logo on jerseys

    ESPN "There will be a new logo on the Cleveland Cavaliers' jerseys when they take the court next season: the Goodyear wingfoot. The tire company, founded and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, where All-Star forward LeBron James was born and currently lives, signed a multiyear deal to be on the team's..." May 15

  • Some of the Cavaliers’ trademark handshakes born on the throne

    Akron Beacon Journal "When it comes to the Cavaliers’ intricate, personalized handshakes, creativity thrives on the throne. At least for Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson. The pregame ritual has been the Cavs’ signature since LeBron James and Damon Jones cooked it up during James’ rookie year in 2004. Coach..." May 15

  • Cavaliers 'anxious' while waiting through longest layoff in LeBron James' history with franchise

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says his team is becoming "anxious" as it waits through the longest layoff between playoff rounds in LeBron James' history with the franchise. However, Lue remains steadfast in his decision not to scrimmage his team during its preparation for the Eastern..." May 13

  • Cavs center Tavares breaks his hand during practice

    12 Up "The backup center position has been a problem for the Cleveland Cavaliers all season -- there was no reason for it to be any different during the postseason. The Cavs lost ​their latest contributor at the position indefinitely following a practice injury. By no means was Walter "Edy" Tavares..." May 13

  • LaVar Ball makes son Lonzo ‘disgustingly easy to hate on,’ says Cavs’ Channing Frye

    Washington Post "Love him or hate him — or maybe not hate, but just get really annoyed by him — LaVar Ball has been the talk of basketball circles for months. Sure enough, the subject of UCLA star Lonzo Ball’s attention-mongering father came up recently in a podcast involving three members of the Cavaliers, and..." May 13

  • Tyronn Lue cites advantages to starting playoff series on the road

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Cleveland Cavaliers still do not know if they will open the Eastern Conference Finals next week on the road or within the friendly confines of Quicken Loans Arena. It all depends on the outcome of the semifinal series between the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards. The Celtics, the top..." May 12

  • Kyrie offers advice to LaVar Ball on Lonzo: 'You got to let go'

    ESPN "Kyrie Irving, as a former NBA lottery pick whose development at point guard was pushed during his formative years by his omnipresent father, Dred Irving, can relate to Lonzo Ball. However, there came a certain point when Dred allowed his son to make decisions on his own, and Kyrie believes Lonzo..." May 12

  • Why the Cavaliers and Warriors’ NBA dominance could end sooner than you think

    Fox Sports "Congratulations to the San Antonio Spurs for their second-round series victory over the Houston Rockets, and good luck to the Boston Celtics as they attempt to close out the Washington Wizards. You're both on the verge of Armageddon. How else can you describe the slaughter that awaits each..." May 12

  • NBA Teams Fed Up with Rockets' 'Jabroni' Foul-Drawing

    Bleacher Report "What the NBA should do about the proliferation of players being fouled on three-point shot attempts is up for debate. What is not is who has practically cornered the market on how to draw them: the Houston Rockets. And for however long they are alive in these playoffs—and facing elimination in..." May 11

  • Cavaliers Richard Jefferson calls out Warriors Draymond Green

    Fanrag Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson has responded to Golden State big man Draymond Green’s criticism about the Cavaliers’ level of competition in the playoffs, according to Jordan Heck. Green recently said he likes to watch “good basketball,” and that when Cleveland plays, “you’re..." May 11