Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Tristan Thompson is officially $36 million worth of useless

    New York Post "Tristan Thompson has hit a new low — and it has nothing to do with his off-the-court cheating allegations. The once-important piece of the Cavaliers’ Finals runs, Thompson, a former lottery pick, was benched in the 100-97 Game 2 Eastern Conference first-round win against the Pacers. Thompson,..." April 19

  • Tristan Thompson Reportedly Asked Khloe Kardashian For A Paternity Because She May Have Cheated Too

    Total Pro Sports "Oh, how the tables may have turned. Last week, Tristan Thompson completely embarrassed girlfriend Khloe Kardashian after many pictures, videos, and text messages surfaced and brought his cheating ways into the public eye while she was pregnant with his child. Well, it seems Khloe might have..." April 19

  • Tyronn Lue: Need to see more from players other than LeBron

    ESPN "After a 100-97 win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in which the Cleveland Cavaliers needed 46 points from LeBron James to even their Eastern Conference first-round series, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue challenged the rest of the team to step up. "I need to see more out of a lot of guys," Lue..." April 19

  • Report: Love Expected to Play in Game 3 Despite Torn Ligament in Thumb

    SI "Cavaliers All-Star Kevin Love suffered a partially torn ligament in his left thumb late in Wednesday's win over the Pacers, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com reports. Love left the game with just fewer than four minutes remaining in the Cavaliers' 100-97 victory. The injury happened when Love..." April 19

  • Tristan Thompson Reportedly Isn't Living in His Cleveland House With Khloé and True

    Jezebel "Tristan Thompson, accused by several media outlets of rampant cheating just days before his girlfriend Khloé Kardashian gave birth to their daughter, True, is reportedly not living in his Cleveland house with his family. Instead, he comes and goes. A source told People on Wednesday that..." April 19

  • LeBron James says Cavs’ roster changes, search for identity hurt team’s playoff preperation

    Pro Basketball Talk "In Game 1 Sunday, the Indiana Pacers clearly knew who they were as a team. Indiana was confident in how they wanted to attack Cleveland and anything the defense threw at them (such as attempts to trap Victor Oladipo). The Pacers knew how they wanted to defend and how to help off of. Indiana played..." April 18

  • Adam Silver on NBA’s handling of tanking incentives: ‘We’re not there yet’

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has defined tanking so narrowly – a team purposefully losing – he can deny it happens. A team sitting good healthy players? Not necessarily tanking. A team using suboptimal lineup combinations? Not necessarily tanking. Players giving less effort as they feel..." April 18

  • NBA owner reportedly berated coach for not tanking

    Larry Brown Sports "As long as the NBA keeps its draft system the way it currently is, tanking will always be a huge issue across the league, particularly late in the season. For at least one team owner, tanking was an absolute must down the stretch. In the latest edition of his podcast with Bobby Marks, ESPN’s..." April 17

  • NBA Rumors: Sixers could trade for Kawhi, sign LeBron

    Clutch Points "In the midst of a rupture between the San Antonio Spurs and star forward Kawhi Leonard, rumors of a potential trade this offseason have run rampant. Taking part on ESPN’s SportsNation, Brian Windhorst revealed that Leonard’ destination would have a “direct impact” on where LeBron James ends up..." April 17

  • Big Pay Raises Coming for G League Players

    New York Times "The N.B.A. is instituting a long-anticipated salary increase in its developmental league, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans. Effective next season, players signed to G League contracts will earn $35,000 — or $7,000 per month — in addition to housing and insurance benefits..." April 17

  • NBA Leaves 18-19 Cap Projection At $101M, 19-20 At $108M

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA has not changed their preseason salary cap projection of $101 million for the 18-19 season and $108 million for 19-20 in a new memo to teams." April 17

  • Khloé and Tristan name their daughter True

    Page Six "Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have named their little mama. The couple, who’ve been in headlines for the past week due to Thompson’s alleged cheating, named their daughter True Thompson. “Our little girl, True Thompson, has completely stolen our hearts and we are overwhelmed with..." April 16

  • ESPN’s Brian Windhorst Thinks ‘What Happens To Kawhi Leonard Is A Link To What Happens With LeBron’

    Uproxx "The market for forwards this offseason has the potential to be completely insane. LeBron James has the flexibility to hit the open market as a free agent if he declines the player option in his contract. Kawhi Leonard could be on the trade block if his relationship with the San Antonio Spurs gets..." April 16

  • Tyronn Lue says LeBron James won't play 44 minutes every game

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't exactly have much offensive production outside of LeBron James in Game 1 on Sunday. In the team's 98-80 loss to the Indiana Pacers, James played 44 minutes in the game, which is quite a bit more than he's used to. On Monday, head coach Tyronn Lue confirmed that..." April 16

  • Company suing LeBron James, alleging that he ripped off TV show idea

    Sportsnaut "As his Cleveland Cavaliers limp into Game 2 of their playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, star forward is facing yet another on-court hurdle. Though, it’s coming in the form of an actual court of law. A company by the name of Adventure Enterprises is suing LeBron and his longtime business..." April 16

  • Kevin Love: LeBron James’ Free Agency Could Impact Cavs’ Playoff Run

    SLAM Online "Kevin Love acknowledges that LeBron James’ impending free agency “definitely could affect” the Cavs’ postseason run. Love added, however, that what James ultimately ends up doing this summer is “out of mind right now.” Cleveland is sitting in an unfamiliar 0-1 first-round playoff hole, but..." April 16

  • 2018 Pre-Lottery NBA Draft Order

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA conducted its draft tiebreakers on Friday evening, further cementing the draft order for 2018. While we’ll have to wait until the lottery to determine the exact order for this year’s event, we now know what most of the 60 selections look like. Listed below is the pre-lottery 2018 NBA..." April 16

  • Tristan Thompson sees no meaningful playing time in Cavs’ Game 1 vs. Pacers

    Cavs Nation "It’s not a good time to be Tristan Thompson these days. Already embroiled in a controversial mess with alleged cheating on pregnant girlfriend Khloe Kardashian, Thompson is supposed to find a break away from his personal issues through basketball, but how could that be possible if the Cleveland..." April 16

  • LeBron not sweating 0-1 hole: 'I was down 3-1 in the Finals'

    The Score "LeBron James isn't used to failure in the first round of the playoffs, but that's what he finds himself facing after Sunday's surprising Game 1 98-80 loss at home to the Indiana Pacers. It's the first time the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar has suffered defeat in a postseason opener, and also..." April 16

  • After win over Cavs, Pacers' Victor Oladipo says Dan Gilbert's comments, 'added fuel to the fire'

    CBS Sports "In the most surprising result of the 2018 NBA playoffs so far, the Indiana Pacers waltzed into Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday afternoon and beat the Cleveland Cavaliers by 18 points to take a 1-0 lead in their first-round series. Just as they've done all season long, the Pacers proved everyone..." April 16

  • Where was Kyle Korver in Game 1 against the Pacers?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyle Korver played four minutes in the Cavs' 98-80 Game 1 loss to the Pacers Sunday. Korver's been nursing a sore foot for weeks. Coach Tyronn Lue said before the game the foot was why Korver wasn't starting instead of Rodney Hood, and that Korver would be on a minutes restriction. But not a..." April 16

  • Cavs' Hood to start in Game 1 after missing past 2 games

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Rodney Hood will start at shooting guard for the Cavaliers in Game 1 of this first-round series against the Pacers, coach Tyronn Lue said. This will be Hood's first career playoff start. He appeared in 11 postseason games with the Utah Jazz last season and struggled, averaging 8.9 points and..." April 15

  • It Sounds Like Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson Will Try to Work Things Out

    Complex "After facing a recent wave of cheating allegations, Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are reportedly sticking together. According to Entertainment Tonight, sources say the new parents of a baby girl have agreed to continue their relationship and will attempt to move past the multiple..." April 15

  • LeBron on playoffs: 'Go out and try to dominate'

    ESPN "For as decorated a career that LeBron James has enjoyed, there is one realm of the NBA where James has been at this absolute best: the first round of the playoffs. James' teams are 48-7 in the first round all time, having won 21 games in a row coming into Sunday's series opener against the Indiana..." April 14

  • Love: LeBron's decision looms over playoffs

    ESPN "With the Cleveland Cavaliers' 2018 postseason set to open up this weekend, Kevin Love knows what could be at stake for the franchise based on how the Cavs perform: LeBron James' future. Love and James -- the latter whom is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract to become an..." April 13

  • With healthy roster, Tyronn Lue plans 10-man playoff rotation

    ESPN "When the Cleveland Cavaliers open up the NBA playoffs with Game 1 of their first-round series with the Indiana Pacers on Sunday (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC), the Cavs will play their first game with a completely healthy team since overhauling their roster at the trade deadline. And with everyone..." April 12

  • Cavs' Thompson excused from practice to attend birth of daughter

    The Score "Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson was excused from Thursday's team meeting and video session so he could attend the birth of his daughter, a team spokesperson told Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon. Thompson, 27, was in the delivery room while his girlfriend and reality TV personality Khloe..." April 12

  • Tristan was in delivery room with Khloé for daughter’s birth

    Page Six "Cheating Tristan Thompson was present for the birth of his daughter with Khloé Kardashian on Thursday, sources confirmed to Page Six. Days after Tristan was caught cheating on the “Revenge Body” host with strip club bartender Lani Blair, Khloé, 33, welcomed a baby girl at the Hillcrest Hospital..." April 12

  • Khloe Kardashian Won't Leave Thompson If He Promises To Be More Discreet With His Cheating

    Total Pro Sports "Well, this was a huge curve ball. Years ago, Khloe Kardashian had to deal with then-husband Lamar Odom constantly cheating on her and she tried everything in her power to calm him down and make the marriage work. Him almost dying in a brothel was the final straw and she moved on. She..." April 12

  • Tyronn Lue vows Cavaliers' defense will be 'totally different' in playoffs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The headlines were all over the papers and Internet last season: "Tyronn Lue's secret plan to fix the Cavs' bad defense." Well, it's back. Before the Cavs played the Knicks in the penultimate game of the regular season Monday, he said Cleveland's porous defense (the word I used in last..." April 12

  • NBA viewership up year-over-year on both ABC and TNT

    Awful Announcing "It has been a good year for the NBA. Both conferences have featured more exciting races than expected, with mildly surprising results atop the standings and all kinds of unexpected outcomes (Jazz! Blazers! Pacers!) just a bit lower down. Superstars have played like superstars, young players have..." April 12

  • Khloé Kardashian welcomes baby girl day after cheating scandal breaks

    Page Six "Khloé Kardashian is a mom. Just days after a cheating scandal broke, the youngest Kardashian sister and troubled boyfriend Tristan Thompson welcomed a baby girl on Thursday, Page Six has confirmed. This is Khloé’s first child and Tristan’s second. The 26-year-old NBA star has a son, Prince..." April 12

  • Tristan Thompson booed by Cavs fans amid cheating rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "Tristan Thompson received a chilly reception from Cleveland Cavaliers fans when entered the game for the first time on Wednesday. Earlier in the week videos surfaced of Thompson allegedly cheating on Khloe Kardashian, who is currently pregnant with Thompson’s child. Not surprisingly, backlash..." April 12

  • Tristan Thompson D.C. Makeout Chick Says 'I Had No Idea Khloe Was Pregnant!!!'

    TMZ "One of the chicks Tristan Thompson made out with back in October says she had no idea he was serious with Khloe Kardashian ... much less that she was having his baby. The woman's name is Marie -- she's the one on the left in the surveillance video -- and sources close to her tell TMZ ... Marie..." April 11

  • Instagram Model With Tristan Thompson Identified as Lani Blair

    The Big Lead "Tristan Thompson was caught on video by TMZ making out with two women while his girlfriend Khloe Kardashian is imminently expecting a baby. Witnesses saw him bringing one woman back to his hotel on Saturday, and the New York Post has identified that woman as 28-year-old Instagram model Lani Blair..." April 11

  • Reports of Tristan Thompson cheating on Khloe piling up

    Larry Brown Sports "Tristan Thompson has a lot going on in his life between gearing up for another playoff run with the Cleveland Cavaliers and preparing to become a father, but that has not stopped numerous rumors from popping up about him cheating on Khloe Kardashian. A video that was posted by the Daily Mail..." April 11

  • Khloe’s Upset Tristan Thompson Has Ruined Her Pregnancy & He’ll Be In A ‘World of Sh*t’ Pretty Soon

    Total Pro Sports "It was only a matter of time before Khloe Kardashian came across the many pictures and videos of her boyfriend and soon-to-be father of her child Tristan Thompson allegedly cheating on her with multiple women at a club. It extended from the club in one video to Thompson taking a lady he kissed..." April 11

  • LeBron will shut down social media again for playoff run

    Sportsnaut "As he’s done in recent years, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is going “Zero Dark Thirty” on social media when the 2018 NBA Playoffs begin. James spoke with Bleacher Report and confirmed he’ll eschew social media throughout the postseason. “MY FOCUS HASN’T CHANGED,” JAMES SAID...." April 11

  • Inside Tristan Thompson’s night with curvy Instagram model

    Page Six "Pregnant Khloe Kardashian’s NBA star soon-to-be baby daddy Tristan Thompson took a mystery model back to his Manhattan hotel on Saturday – who sources say is Bronx Instagram model Lani Blair. Cleveland Cavaliers star Thompson has been dating Khloe since 2016 and their first child, a girl, is..." April 10

  • Thompson 'spotted kissing woman' in club ahead of Khloe's due date

    Daily Mirror "Tristan Thompson has been spotted getting cosy with a mystery woman in a nightclub in New York. Khloe Kardashian - who is just days away from her due date - was alone in Cleveland over the weekend while her baby daddy was in NYC ahead of his April 9 game against the New York Knicks. But he..." April 10

  • Kevin Love isn’t worried about new Cavs teammates’ lack of playoff experience

    Cavs Nation "The last few years, the Cleveland Cavaliers have had role players that possess a ton of experience in the league, and especially in the playoffs. This year, however, that isn’t exactly the case. They may have George Hill who has been in the league a long time, to go along with J.R. Smith and..." April 10

  • JR Smith 'most comfortable' off bench and LeBron James says he'll play all 82

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There is a reason JR Smith won't say when asked if he's finally found his rhythm, and at the best possible time with the playoffs just a game away. He's been asked before, after a good game or two, and gone right back into the tank. "Man every time you guys ask me that question I go in a..." April 10

  • Cavaliers signing Kendrick Perkins for playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers have decided to add some size and veteran experience to their roster for the playoffs. ESPN’s Dave McMenamin and Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Monday that the Cavs are signing Kendrick Perkins." April 09

  • LeBron James Talks Potentially Playing All 82 Games for 1st Time in Career

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James still hasn't missed a game this season with just two to go, but he refused to guarantee that he will play the season finale. "We'll see how tonight goes," James said ahead of Monday night's matchup with the New York Knicks, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN. "I've been telling you that..." April 09

  • Pat Riley: LeBron 'did the right thing' when he left Miami

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Miami Heat president Pat Riley is notoriously selective in terms of media availability and has said very little regarding the very public departure of LeBron James from Miami in 2014 as a free agent. But in author Ian..." April 09

  • LeBron James finds recruiting billboards ‘flattering’

    Larry Brown Sports "Billboards have popped up ahead of LeBron James’s free agency trying to get him to join a new team, and the Cleveland Cavaliers star thinks it’s nice to be wanted. The most notable billboard is in New York near Madison Square Garden, and when asked about it, James simply said he found it..." April 09

  • LeBron James says 'family, winning' will make up his mind on free agency

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "If the rumor mill is to be believed, LeBron James is entering his final regular-season games and prepping for his last playoff run as a Cavalier. But James isn't thinking that way in the run up to the Cavs' last two games -- both against the Knicks -- and the playoffs that start next..." April 09

  • Scottie Pippen says LeBron-MJ comparisons ‘shouldn’t ever be made’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Comparisons between Michael Jordan and LeBron James will happen forever given where they stand in basketball history, but if it was up to Scottie Pippen, there would be no debate. The former Bulls star who partnered with Jordan to win six titles appeared on ESPN’s The Jump Friday to defend his..." April 07

  • The "What If" of Not Joining the Philadelphia 76ers Could Haunt LeBron James Forever

    The Big Lead "Reportedly, LeBron James will be selecting between four teams this summer: Cavaliers, Lakers, Rockets, and 76ers. Naturally, after his decision, there will be times the other three options look greener, but passing on one destination could haunt him with regret for the rest of his career: The..." April 07

  • Sixers head coach calls LeBron James the best to ever play

    Sportsnaut "It will never fully be decided. That’s really not how comparing greats from the past to those starring today works. But the LeBron James comparisons to Michael Jordan will seemingly never end. Fresh off James breaking another of Jordan’s long-held records, this debate continues to rage. We can..." April 06