Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Leonard, Spurs hammer Cavs as James gets hurt

    The Sports Xchange "SAN ANTONIO -- The last opponent any team wants to play when it's struggling is San Antonio, which has cool efficiency, constant defensive pressure and a deep bench that runs weaker teams ragged. Just ask LeBron James and his slumping Cleveland Cavaliers, who on Monday became the latest victim of..." March 28

  • LeBron James goes on Twitter rant, wants coaches to be harder on players

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James went on an Twitter rant Sunday to share his opinion that coaches need to be harder on players and push them more in order to drive them towards success. James reflected on how some of his coaches pushed him and pleaded for current coaches to do the same, rather than sugarcoat..." March 27

  • Tyronn Lue implies Cavs have better defensive sets but aren’t using them

    Yardbarker "The Cleveland Cavaliers have looked like a bunch of traffic cones on the defensive end as of late, but head coach Tyronn Lue appears to have an explanation for their struggles on that side of the ball. After the Cavs’ 127-115 loss at home to Washington on Saturday, Lue implied they had better..." March 26

  • LeBron James starts game with protective goggles. That lasts about a minute.

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James suffered a scratched cornea Friday night when he went up for a layup late in the third quarter and Jeremy Lamb tried to contest and caught him clean across the face. LeBron got the and-1, but had trouble keeping his eye open in postgame interviews Friday. Saturday he did play —..." March 26

  • Wizards close gap in conference with win over Cavs

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- If the Washington Wizards see the Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs, they'll remember what happened Saturday night. John Wall erupted for 37 points and his Wizards ran the defending NBA champions off the floor 127-115. “You don't want to go into the playoffs knowing you..." March 25

  • LeBron will play vs. Wizards after suffering eye injury Friday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James (scratched cornea) will play Saturday against the Washington Wizards. James scored 32 points against the Hornets Friday night and finished the game, but was scratched in the right eye late in the third quarter. He complained of blurred vision and was seen by a Hornets physician..." March 25

  • Kyrie Irving unconcerned by Cavs' slump: 'Every journey is different'

    ESPN "It was months before LeBron James made the chase-down block he’d later call the “defining play” of his career. And well before Kyrie Irving hit the 3-pointer over Steph Curry that would be dubbed the biggest shot in NBA history by the Wall Street Journal. And even prior to the Cleveland Cavaliers..." March 25

  • LeBron questionable against Wizards Saturday

    CBS Sports "LeBron James suffered a scratched cornea in his right eye in a win Friday over Charlotte and hinted he might not be available to play against the Washington Wizards on Saturday. "If coach decides to give me a game off, it's not because I'm resting," James said. "It's because I'm banged..." March 25

  • James leads Cavaliers past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- LeBron James challenged the Cleveland Cavaliers to play with more toughness after their loss on Wednesday night at Denver. His teammates responded emphatically Friday night and the result was a 112-105 victory over the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center. James..." March 24

  • J.R. Smith's Baby: The Miracle Continues Breathing Tube Removed!

    TMZ "Big news for J.R. Smith and his family ... their micro-preemie baby Dakota is thiiiis close to crossing the 3-pound mark and her breathing tube is out! As we previously reported, Smith's wife, Jewel, gave birth to "Kota Bear" in early January almost 5 months before her due date. Dakota only..." March 24

  • Why Cavs' defensive struggles are bad news for a potential Finals rematch with Warriors

    CBS Sports "-- LeBron James was pissed. Not frustrated. I’ve seen him frustrated. Not upset, I’ve seen that too, after Finals losses. He was pissed. Short with reporters, snarky, and fuming about his Cavaliers’ defense, which once again got shredded. It’s not November, anymore. It’s late March, and the..." March 24

  • Harris, Barton lead Nuggets' rout of Cavs

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Nikola Jokic has dazzled teams with his passing ability, but Wednesday he showed he can be tough around the basket with an impressive move on the best player in the world. It was one of many the Denver Nuggets highlights in a rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jokic finished..." March 23

  • Nikola Jokic Said It’s A Mismatch When He Posts Up LeBron James

    Dime Magazine "The Nuggets thumped the Cavs on Wednesday night in a 126-113 win as the Cavs woes in March continued. After the game, LeBron James called into question his team’s toughness, as the Cavs once again struggled mightily on the defensive end of the floor, where they’ve been the second worst in the NBA..." March 23

  • Cavaliers recall Larry Sanders from D-League

    Fanrag Sports "According to an official statement released by the franchise on Thursday morning, the Cleveland Cavaliers have once again added to their active roster. While shuffling players in and out of their lineup all season long, the Cavaliers have now recalled center Larry Sanders from their D-League..." March 23

  • March Madness Beat 2016 NBA Playoffs In Ad Revenue By $200M

    Real GM Basketball "March Madness generated $1.24 billion in advertising revenue for CBS and Turner in 2016. The two networks pay a combined $800 million per year to broadcast the NCAA tournament and that figure will increase to more than $1 billion beginning in 2024. The advertising revenue generated for CBS and..." March 23

  • LeBron James, making career-low 67%, pledges to shoot at least 80% on free throws in playoffs

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James is making a career-low 67% of his free throws this season. LeBron, via Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com: “Yeah it’s killing me, it’s killing me,” James said But I’ll be fine for the playoffs. For the rest of the regular season I’m going to end up shooting in the 60s, which is a..." March 23

  • LeBron: Resting became a problem only because I’m involved

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James disagrees with NBA commissioner Adam Silver's memo demanding that team owners be involved with decisions to rest star players, and said the league is only calling it a "problem" because he's sat out a couple times this month. "I love what Adam is doing for our league, but I don't..." March 23

  • Austin Rivers On LeBron's Kids: I Got Crap for Famous Dad Too ... Didn't Faze Me!

    TMZ "LaVar Ball could be right in his analysis of LeBron James' kids -- 'cause Austin Rivers says he's been "getting s**t" for being Doc Rivers' son since he was 6 ... but it never fazed him. We got Austin leaving Catch in L.A. where he APPLAUDED James for clapping back at LaVar -- who recently said..." March 23

  • Cavaliers frustrated with lack of defensive effort, toughness

    ESPN "Following a 126-113 drubbing at the hands of the Nuggets on Wednesday, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James called out his team's toughness with just a dozen regular-season games remaining before the Cavs begin their title defense. "It ain't about a group. It's about individuals," James said..." March 23

  • LaVar Ball Dismisses LeBron’s Warning About His Kids: ‘What’s it Going To Do? NOTHING’

    Total Pro Sports "If it was an apology or some type of understanding LeBron James was looking for, he isn’t going to get one anytime soon. On Tuesday, LeBron responded back to LaVar Ball’s comments about his kids possibly being wack at basketball and giving examples of past NBA greats and their children not..." March 23

  • Stop Trashing LeBron For Taking Games Off, the NBA is to Blame

    Complex "Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, Jeff Van Gundy, and a segment of the NBA media landscape is up in arms over the last two showcase Saturday night games on ABC. The Cavs-Clippers dud of a blowout this past Saturday, that saw LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love all earn healthy scratches, and..." March 22

  • NBA takes wrong approach to scheduling issue

    USA Today "There’s well-meaning, and then there’s meddling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s letter to owners, urging them to get more involved in the decision to rest key players and warning of “significant penalties” for teams that flout league rules, will do little to stem the growing problem and might..." March 22

  • LaVar Ball stands by comments he made about LeBron James’ kids

    Larry Brown Sports "LaVar Ball has made a new enemy in four-time NBA MVP LeBron James, and you won’t be surprised to hear how concerned the patriarch of the Ball family is about it. Not at all. Just hours after LeBron warned Ball to “keep my family out of your mouth,” Ball was a guest on FOX Sport Radio’s JT..." March 22

  • Steve Kerr, Rick Carlisle, Gregg Popovich agree rest unrest fixable

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he would be willing to cut his own salary if the NBA shortened the schedule as a potential solution to the issue of stars resting during regular-season games as preventative maintenance. "I wouldn't be opposed to it, even at the expense to my own..." March 22

  • LeBron to LaVar Ball: Keep my family out of it

    ESPN "LeBron James directed a cease-and-desist order of sorts Tuesday to LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of three boys -- including star UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball -- who said earlier this month that his children are set up better for future success than those of the Cleveland Cavaliers' star. "Keep..." March 21

  • LeBron James Says NBA’s ‘Rest Problem’ Began When He Started Missing Games

    SLAM Online "Adam Silver sent a stern warning to teams who have been resting its players and has threatened “significant penalties.” At practice today, LeBron James was asked about Silver’s message and argued that Gregg Popovich has been resting players for years and it has only become a problem now that..." March 21

  • Colin Cowherd: Adam Silver needs to ‘draw a line’ after Cavaliers rest stars

    Fox Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers visted Los Angeles over the weekend for back-to-back games against the Clippers and Lakers, but the Cavs essentially waved a white flag on Saturday against the superior of the two teams, choosing to sit LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in a game that was nationally..." March 21

  • Irving scores 46 as Cavaliers beat Lakers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said his club coasted for three quarters before launching a rally in the final period against the Los Angeles Lakers. Kyrie Irving scored 46 points, and the Cavaliers used a fourth-quarter rally to knock off the Lakers 125-120 on Sunday at..." March 20

  • Emergency braces secure Thompson's front teeth, ironman streak

    ESPN "Tristan Thompson had reason to smile on Sunday night following the Cleveland Cavaliers' 125-120 win over the Los Angeles Lakers: His two front teeth, knocked loose by the Lakers' Julius Randle, stayed in his mouth and his league-leading ironman streak will stay intact. "If I didn't have a good..." March 20

  • LeBron: Coach's job is to compete for a championship, not a game

    ESPN "Does the NBA have a problem with featured games becoming prime-time flops when star players sit out for rest? LeBron James doesn't think so. A day after Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue decided to rest James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love in his team's 108-78 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers..." March 20

  • The NBA can only blame itself when the Cavaliers rest LeBron for a huge game

    Fox Sports "The NBA was peeved this week, according to Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, after the team decided to rest LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love for a nationally televised game against the Clippers, a game the Cavaliers lost 108-78. A day later, the Big 3 went off for 101 combined..." March 20

  • Cavaliers not apologetic about sitting big three Saturday vs. Clippers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Sunday night against the Los Angeles Lakers, fans got to see LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Kevin Love play (and score 101 points between them in a win). Saturday night all three of them were out against the Clippers in a nationally televised game. That rekindled a debate that has flared up..." March 20

  • Clippers capitalize on resting stars and rout Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Los Angeles Clippers a gift Saturday. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue decided to sit his Big Three of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. The Clippers took advantage, rolling to a 108-78 victory at Staples Center. Blake Griffin scored..." March 19

  • Jeff Van Gundy: Resting The Cavs' Big 3 Should Be "A Prosecutable Offense"

    Deadspin "Before last night’s nationally televised game against the Clippers, the Cavaliers announced that they’d be resting their three best players. LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving took a seat while L.A. breezed to a predictably easy victory. The NBA was, just as predictably, not..." March 19

  • Karl Malone’s response to Cavs resting Big Three: ‘Get your (expletive) playing’

    Fox Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers rested their Big Three on Saturday night in a 108-78 loss to the Clippers, prompting protests from frustrated fans and former players. Among those was Hall of Famer Karl Malone, who had a strongly worded message for players who pick rest over performing. The Cavs..." March 19

  • NBA 'not happy' Cavaliers decided to bench Big 3 against Clippers

    Sporting News "LeBron James was upset he was benched for Saturday's game against the Clippers, and so was the NBA. James, along with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, who were both on the mend from knee injuries, sat out for the Cavaliers. As a result, the Clippers dominated the defending champions' supporting..." March 19

  • LeBron James Admits His Mom Helped Him Cheat to Pass Fourth Grade: 'This How G My Momma Is'

    Complex "In the latest episode of the Road Trippin' with R.J & Channing podcast, Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye were joined by Cleveland Cavaliers teammates LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and J.R. Smith. At one point in the conversation, they discussed their respective paths to get to where they are..." March 18

  • LaVar Ball finally said it: Lonzo, not LeBron, is the best player in the world

    CBS Sports "LaVar Ball has had quite a week. His home was burglarized , he appeared on ESPN and schooled Marcellus Wiley in a game of 1-on-1, and he’s now preparing for his oldest son, Lonzo, to play his first NCAA Tournament game on Friday night. But he’s apparently not so busy that he can’t make another..." March 18

  • Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving downplays sore left knee: 'As of right now I'm fine'

    CBS Sports "Kyrie Irving sat for the entire fourth quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 91-83 victory over the Utah Jazz on Thursday because of a sore left knee, but the guard said after the game it wasn’t a big deal. Irving told reporters, via cleveland.com, that his knee had been sore for 48 hours and..." March 18

  • Cleveland Cavaliers' 3-point shooting reaches historic levels

    CBS Sports "The whole NBA (well, OK, maybe not the Bulls) has embraced the 3-point revolution, but few teams have taken to the outside shot like the Cleveland Cavaliers. This year, they’re both second in attempts from deep per game (33.9) and 3-point percentage (39.1), and have eight different players playing..." March 17

  • Injuries to Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert 'nothing serious' according to Tyronn Lue

    ESPN "On the same night the Cavaliers welcomed Kevin Love back to the lineup, the snakebit club had to finish its 91-83 win over the Utah Jazz on Thursday with two new injuries to its starting backcourt. Kyrie Irving sat the entire fourth quarter with tightness in his left knee. Iman Shumpert left..." March 17

  • Kyrie Irving going to visit his 'masseuse,' Cavaliers may need witch doctor with all these injuries

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyrie Irving said he's going to see his "masseuse" because of his sore left knee. Iman Shumpert will probably stick to doctors and trainers for his sprained left shoulder. At any rate, the Cavs are feeling fortunate the injuries sustained by their two starting guards in a 91-83 win over the..." March 17

  • Love returns, Irving exits as Cavs beat Jazz

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- During the first timeout of the fourth quarter, Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving knew his aching left knee was going to keep him from returning against the Utah Jazz. So he went to LeBron James and asked him: "You got this?" James' answer was an emphatic yes...." March 16

  • Cavaliers forwards Kevin Love, Kyle Korver might return soon, but major rotation decisions loom

    Akron Beacon Journal "The time that Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue has long awaited, and with it the decisions that he’s been agonizing over, are nearly upon him. Barring something unforeseen, the Cavs’ roster will soon be whole. Kevin Love and Kyle Korver both participated in Wednesday’s 20-minute practice at the..." March 16

  • Shumpert felt bad for ex-Knicks teammates after trade: Cavs 'grabbed me out of hell'

    CBS Sports "It feels like piling on to share this on the same day that Matt Moore chronicled all of the New York Knicks’ misery since the millennium on this website, but here goes: In an interview with HoopsHype’s Alex Kennedy, Cleveland Cavaliers swingman Iman Shumpert said he felt bad for his former..." March 15

  • Cavs' Kyrie Irving says an ex-Cavs player visited him in a dream to say goodbye

    CBS Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving returned to the “Road Trippin’” podcast with Richard Jefferson, Channing Frye and Allie Clifton, the show where he told the world he belived the world is a flat . If you’re hoping that things got weird again, then rejoice: This time, Irving said his friend..." March 15

  • James' latest triple-double pushes Cavs past Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- LeBron James does this all the time. Larry Sanders, not so much. James posted another triple-double and Sanders saw his first NBA action in more than two years Tuesday night in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 128-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night. James..." March 14

  • Kevin Love May Return To Cavs During Upcoming Road Trip GM David Griffin Says

    CBS Cleveland "Kevin Love’s return to the Cavaliers could be coming within the next week. Love went through a 3-on-3 workout Tuesday and posted a picture on Instagram of his No. 0 jersey hanging in his locker prior to the Cavs’ hosting the Pistons Tuesday causing a stir on social media about the timeline for..." March 14

  • USA TODAY Sports survey: NBA executives split on 4-person MVP race

    USA Today "Rest easy, NBA media folks. We aren’t the only ones who can’t seem to agree on this MVP race. The front office experts – guys who build rosters, run teams and scout talent for a living – are just as split as those of us who will ultimately decide the winner. One night it’s Russell..." March 14

  • Harden triple-double fuels Rockets past Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- The Rockets handled all the praise that came their way late Sunday night with a deft touch, noting to a man that their opponent played the previous night in Orlando and that this result was a measuring stick and nothing more. MVP candidate James Harden recorded his 16th..." March 13