Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Sources: Cavs, Spurs, Heat among Dwyane Wade's top suitors

    ESPN "The Cleveland Cavaliers have emerged as a clear favorite to land newly minted free agent Dwyane Wade, after he agreed to a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, sources told ESPN.com. Wade agreed to leave about $8 million of his $23.8 million salary on the table after talks between..." September 25

  • Knicks asked Cavs for Tristan Thompson in Carmelo Anthony trade talks

    CBS Sports "The Knicks knew they were going to lose Carmelo Anthony at some point this offseason. He had made it clear that he wasn't going to be returning to the team and demanded a trade. New York, meanwhile, just wanted to move on from this whole mess. One of the teams he was willing to go via trade was..." September 24

  • LeBron in video message: Americans need to come together as Trump ‘tries to divide us’

    USA Today "LeBron James followed up his tweet in which he called President Donald Trump a “bum” for withdrawing Warriors champ Steph Curry’s invitation to the White House (even though Curry already said he wasn’t going) with a video message that he shared through the Uninterrupted. James said that he..." September 23

  • LeBron Responds to Trump Uninviting Stephen Curry to White House

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James fired back at President Donald Trump on Saturday after Trump said Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors was no longer invited to the White House to commemorate his team's NBA title. LeBron took a shot at Trump and backed the Warriors guard in the..." September 23

  • Knicks reached out to Cavaliers in recent days regarding a potential Carmelo Anthony trade

    New York Daily News "Hoping they can deal Carmelo Anthony before training camp, the Knicks reached out to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the last 10 days to gauge their interest in a possible trade, a source told the Daily News. Although Anthony still desires Houston as a destination, the Knicks have not budged on..." September 23

  • Carmelo Anthony has Cavs, Thunder on expanded wish list

    ESPN "Carmelo Anthony, a 10-time NBA All-Star, has given the New York Knicks an expanded list of teams -- including the Cleveland Cavaliers -- for which he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause, league sources told ESPN. Team sources told ESPN's Ian Begley that the Knicks also were informed..." September 23

  • Jae Crowder, J.R. Smith Appear To End Beef After Celtics-Cavs Trade

    NESN "What beef? As Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics fans know, there’s been plenty of recent history between the two top teams in the Eastern Conference prior to their shocking summer blockbuster trade. And a lot of that dates back to Game 4 of the teams’ 2015 playoff series. Just ask..." September 22

  • J. R. Smith on LeBron's Future: 'He'll Be Wherever the F**k He Wants

    TMZ "J.R. Smith was asked about LeBron James ditching the Cavs ... and went COMPLETELY NUCLEAR -- telling the guy who brought it up to get the "f*ck outta here!" It all went down outside Poppy in L.A. -- one of the hottest new restaurants in West Hollywood -- when a photog hit a nerve by asking if..." September 22

  • NBA Modifies Closeout, Continuation Rules

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA has decided to re-evaluate how it handles two particular fouling situations, Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press writes, and two players will see their names live on in notoriety as a result. In what can colloquially be referred to as the Zaza Pachulia rule, officials will be granted..." September 22

  • Gordon Hayward says Isaiah Thomas “ultimately helped win me over”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Gordon Hayward is now a member of the Boston Celtics, and we are all excited to see how the No. 1 team in the Eastern Conference last season checks out with a newly revamped roster. Of course, Boston has been the subject of much media attention after signing Hayward and trading Isaiah Thomas..." September 22

  • LeBron James 'invested' in helping Cavs' Derrick Rose get next contract

    CBS Sports "When the Cleveland Cavaliers signed Derrick Rose to a one-year, $2.1M deal -- the veteran's minimum -- a few months back, it was seen not only as a surprise, but as a bit of a joke. Was he the piece that would help bring down the Warriors? But now, with training camp just days away, Rose is..." September 21

  • Converse to release shoes made from authentic NBA jerseys

    Sportsnaut "Converse is getting back into the NBA game. We all remember just how big this shoe company was in the 1980s and early 1990s, with multiple stars sporting the iconic brand. Now, as shoe deals and apparel contracts take on a whole new meaning, Converse itself will release sneakers made from..." September 21

  • Cavs reportedly invite Kendrick Perkins to camp

    Amico Hoops "Free agent center Kendrick Perkins has been taking part in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ workouts in California and is expected to join them for training camp next week, according to a report from cleveland.com. Perkins, 33, is considered a long shot to make the final roster. “Cleveland already..." September 21

  • NBA's hope for draft lottery reform tied to research showing fans hate tanking

    ESPN "The NBA's pursuit of draft lottery reform is rooted in research that "many fans continue to say that so-called tanking is making them less interested in the league," president of league operations Byron Spruell told ESPN. Lottery reform is moving toward a Sept. 28 vote at the NBA's board of..." September 21

  • Charles Barkley Ripped The ‘Babies’ In The NBA That Want More Rest Between Games

    Uproxx "Charles Barkley is on the same side as all the other Olds that once played in the NBA. The latest generation of NBA stars are lazy, lack grit and are just generally whiny, at least that’s what all the retired players think. Barkley reiterated that point on Wednesday when he was asked about players..." September 20

  • Cavs' Lue: Thompson still starting center, but Love's role will increase

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue isn't ready to name Kevin Love the team's starting center instead of Tristan Thompson just yet. In an interview with cleveland.com ahead of LeBron James' minicamp this week in Santa Barbara, Calif., Lue said he planned to feature Love more in the offense this season..." September 19

  • 14 NBA Teams Lost Money in 2016-17

    SLAM Online "As many as 14 NBA teams lost money last season before accounting for revenue sharing, according to an ESPN report. Five of those teams—Memphis, Charlotte, Indiana, Milwaukee and Utah—have reportedly received at least $15 million in payouts each of the past four seasons. After revenue sharing..." September 19

  • Kyrie Irving: Cavaliers Didn’t Provide a ‘Truthful Environment’

    SLAM Online "Kyrie Irving believes that he wasn’t provided a “truthful environment” as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. In an interview on ESPN’s First Take, Kyrie said the Celtics put “things into perspective for what they really are… and I wasn’t getting that [in Cleveland].” Starting at 3:58. By..." September 19

  • LeBron James on the 2003 Draft Class: ‘We Are Not the Best’

    SLAM Online "The 2003 Draft produced three future Hall of Famers in LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony. But LeBron doesn’t want fans to get overly dramatic about the Class of 2003 being better than 1984 or even 1996. In an interview with Hypebeast, LeBron gave his honest opinion on where the..." September 19

  • LeBron James' social media posts, Kyrie Irving barbs fuel perceived rift

    USA Today "On today’s episode of ‘As the (NBA) world turns’… Right about the time Kyrie Irving was dissecting his departure from Cleveland with ESPN’s “First Take” crew during a Monday visit in Bristol, Ct., Cavaliers pals LeBron James and Kevin Love were strolling the beautiful UCLA campus after their..." September 18

  • Could Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, Paul George form superteam with Lakers?

    Larry Brown Sports "The only way LeBron James is going to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers for a Western Conference team is if said Western Conference team would have an immediate shot at competing with the Golden State Warriors. As rumors continue to pile up, it sounds like the Los Angeles Lakers have an outside chance..." September 18

  • Bob Delaney will no longer oversee NBA's game officials

    ESPN "Bob Delaney, the NBA's Vice President for Referee's Development and Performance, will no longer oversee the league's game officials, league sources tell ESPN. The NBA has been pursuing a more data-driven and analytical management structure over the NBA's referees, integrating searching more..." September 18

  • Kyrie Irving Didn't Tell LeBron James He Wanted To Leave Cleveland, Doesn't Care Now

    SI "Kyrie Irving does not care that he didn't tell LeBron James that he wanted out of Cleveland before talking to the Cavaliers front office about a potential trade, he told ESP's First Take on Monday morning. Irving, who was traded to the Boston Celtics last month, reportedly blindsided James when..." September 18

  • NBA Releases ‘I’m Why’ Commercials To Preview the 2017-18 Season

    SLAM Online "With a series of new documentary-style commercials, the NBA launched the next chapter of the “This Is Why We Play” campaign on Monday. The new series entitled “I’m Why” portrays the unique perspectives that make NBA basketball special. " September 18

  • ACL injury in NBA athletes not associated with number of minutes played

    Healio "Results published in Orthopedics showed the risk for ACL injury among players did not increase with the number of minutes played in a single National Basketball Association game. To determine the influence of minutes played on injury risk, researchers assessed minutes played in the injury game,..." September 18

  • LeBron James considers his 2003 NBA Draft class great but not the best

    CBS Sports "The 2003 NBA Draft produced one of the most talented classes in league history. LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all got selected at the top of the draft, along with very solid pros such as Kirk Hinrich, David West, and Kyle Korver further down the board. Some would..." September 17

  • Richard Jefferson says NBA Finals was closer than it looked

    CSN Bay Area "Richard Jefferson is still very upset that the Cavs lost to the Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals. And according to the 37-year old, the series could have gone the other way. "Fans don't fully grasp it," he explained on The Bill Simmons Podcast. "We lose 4-1, right. We didn't play great. But..." September 17

  • LeBron James ‘unequivocally’ will leave Cavs for Lakers

    Sportsnaut "It’s been reported for months now that LeBron James will leave the Cleveland Cavaliers when free agency hits in 2018. The Los Angeles Lakers have been mentioned on many an occasion as the team King James is most likely to join. The latest trade that brought Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland reportedly..." September 16

  • Iman Shumpert: Cavs players weren’t surprised by Kyrie Irving trade

    Sportress of Blogitude "Iman Shumpert spoke candidly and at length about the Kyrie Irving trade that rocked the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason during a recent interview. And the Cavs shooting guard indicated none of his teammates were all that surprised that Irving is no longer with the team following a blockbuster..." September 15

  • Report: NBA commissioner may soon have power to fine teams for resting players

    CBS Sports "The NBA may soon have new rules for the draft lottery. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Friday that the competition committee has sent the reform proposal through to the Board of Governors, who will vote on the issue at the end of September. Much of the focus of that report is on the..." September 15

  • Isaiah Thomas playing himself on Law & Order

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "New Cavaliers star Isaiah Thomas says he "had a blast" filming a cameo appearance on "Law & Order: SVU" in New York City Wednesday. Thomas tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of himself on set with series executive producer Julie Martin and director Tricia Brock. "One of the coolest things..." September 15

  • Report: NBA Would Prefer Teams Lie About Injuries

    Deadspin "Adrian Wojnarowski has another scoop related to an upcoming NBA board of governors meeting, during which potential rule changes will be voted on, and this one makes the league look pretty stupid This is in response to the occasional fits the league gets thrown into when a (not coincidentally)..." September 15

  • NBA board of governors to vote on draft lottery reform Sept. 28

    ESPN "The NBA's Competition Committee has recommended the league's proposal on draft lottery reform, sending it to the board of governors for a vote on Sept. 28, league sources told ESPN. The draft reform changes would start with the 2019 Draft, if passed by the board of governors. Among proposed..." September 15

  • Remember Kevin Love? LeBron and the Cavs need him more than ever

    ESPN "It appeared in some form in almost every analysis of the landmark Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas swap: Irving would thrive in Boston and evolve from his hoggy dribbling in his new pick-and-roll partnership with Al Horford -- a shifty screener who can shoot, roll, and keep the ball whizzing with expert..." September 14

  • Cavaliers Have ‘No Plans’ To Trade Kevin Love

    SLAM Online "After nearly trading Kevin Love for Paul George in June, the Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly taken Love off the trade block. Cleveland has consistently dangled Love’s name in trade discussions for two years, but according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe, the Cavs front office is now banking on a big..." September 14

  • Warriors rookie Jordan Bell on guarding LeBron as best he could: 'It didn’t matter'

    CBS Sports "Guarding LeBron James is one of the tougher -- if not toughest -- tasks in the NBA. Even the most dominant of defenders in the league have faltered when given the difficult assignment of guarding No. 23. Warriors rookie forward Jordan Bell says he learned this valuable lesson the hard way last..." September 14

  • Cavaliers star Isaiah Thomas says 'Law & Order: SVU' acting gig was a blast

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "New Cavaliers star Isaiah Thomas says he "had a blast" filming a cameo appearance on "Law & Order: SVU" in New York City Wednesday. Thomas tweeted a behind-the-scenes photo of himself on set with series executive producer Julie Martin and director Tricia Brock. "One of the coolest things..." September 14

  • Cavs' Isaiah Thomas to guest star in episode of 'Law and Order: SVU'

    CBS Sports "Cleveland's own Isaiah Thomas is taking his talents from the training table to the television set. The Cavaliers guard announced on Wednesday that he will play a guest role in an upcoming episode of "Law and Order: SVU." He will appear as himself in the cameo, joining Serena Williams and..." September 13

  • NBA lottery changes would be nice, but will not fix the league's real problem

    CBS Sports "The NBA lottery system is again under scrutiny, and it looks like this time, there may be some real change. A report last week from ESPN outlined myriad changes the competition committee and NBA Board of Governors were to examine this week to the NBA's system for determining draft order. Among..." September 12

  • LeBron James Says ‘It Just Feels Different’ When He’s On The Court With Dwyane Wade

    Uproxx "LeBron James and Dwyane Wade aren’t teammates anymore, but there’s a lot of talk that they’d like to be again someday. James famously joined Wade in Miami to make four straight NBA Finals, winning two of them. The two are close friends, but when James has moved on to Cleveland and Wade left..." September 12

  • Proposal for NBA draft lottery reform to disincentivize tanking, set even odds for worst teams

    USA Today "When the NBA’s competition committee meets to discuss lottery reform later this week, it will be presented with a proposal designed to disincentivize the race for the league’s worst record and best odds to win the draft lottery. The proposal has three main elements, four people with direct..." September 11

  • Finally, Confirmation that the Cavs Aren't Trading the #1 Pick They Just Acquired

    The Big Lead "In case you needed confirmation of what we tried to tell you last month, the Cavs aren’t trading the #1 pick they just acquired Kyrie Irving. Under no circumstances does it make sense to give up your rebuilding chip if/when LeBron leaves. But, since #NBAtwitter can’t grasp this, Woj and Zach Lowe..." September 10

  • Crowder saw the writing on the wall with Celtics

    CSN New England "The Celtics drafted Jayson Tatum in June, a wing forward who the franchise envisions growing along with second-year wing Jaylen Brown. They signed Gordon Hayward to a four-year, $127.8 million max contract just a couple weeks later, a string of moves that left Jae Crowder unsure of what his..." September 09

  • Isaiah Thomas: Celtics teammates said 'that's how they do you' after trade

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Isaiah Thomas said the Boston Celtics he left behind were as shocked as he was when he was traded to the Cavaliers. "After all you did, that's how they do you," Thomas said to cleveland.com. "That was everybody's text message. ... I can't control that and my teammates know what I meant to that..." September 08

  • Report: Isaiah Thomas’ hip injury more than just torn labrum

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers refuse to reveal much about Isaiah Thomas‘ torn labrum – which leads to reporters finding other sources of information about the injury. Jason Lloyd of The Athletic: One source with direct knowledge of Thomas’ hip condition told The Athletic last week that he is dealing with..." September 08

  • Cavs Not Ruling Out Trading Nets’ 2018 Pick

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers’ haul in the Kyrie Irving blockbuster included one of the NBA’s top scorers, a solid two-way wing on one of the league’s most affordable contracts, and a young big man with legit upside. Nonetheless, the crown jewel of the deal from Cleveland’s perspective may have been the Nets’..." September 08

  • Thomas: When free agency comes, 'I’m going to get what I deserve'

    CSN New England "Isaiah Thomas has spent his entire basketball career answering questions about his game and whether a 5-foot-9 guard could play let alone thrive in the NBA. With each twist, turn and unexpected setback he has faced, Thomas has consistently responded with an emphatic showing that left little..." September 08

  • Cavs, John Holland Agree To Deal

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers have agreed to a deal with John Holland, international basketball reporter David Pick tweets. The small forward was a training camp invitee of the Cavs last year, as well. While Holland put forth an impressive campaign in the G League last season, his only previous taste of..." September 07

  • Isaiah Thomas Played with Hip Injury For Years

    SLAM Online "As Isaiah Thomas rehabs a torn labrum in his hip, questions of Thomas’ injury history have come into play. According to a report by The Ringer‘s Kevin O’Connor, Thomas had been playing with the injury “for years,” hence his waddling gait. Multiple front-office sources explained Thomas’s..." September 07

  • Thomas doesn't think Celtics got better with Irving trade

    Sportsnet "Isaiah Thomas says he doesn’t believe that Boston Celtics improved by trading him to the Cleveland Cavaliers last month. The all-star revealed his feelings in a Players’ Tribune article Wednesday. “It’s not that I don’t understand it,” Thomas wrote. “Of course I get it: This is a business...." September 06

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