Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • LeBron: 'I've always wanted to go against Wade in a playoff series'

    The Score "To the chagrin of the Atlanta Hawks and the Toronto Raptors, the narrative of a potential Cleveland Cavaliers-Miami Heat showdown in the Eastern Conference finals is gaining steam. After Wednesday's shootaround, LeBron James was asked if he's thought about the possibility of a meeting with his old..." May 04

  • Why NBA Players Lie About Their Height

    Wall Street Journal "Kevin Durant is 6-foot-9. That’s his height by all official accounts—the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, his Wikipedia page—and that’s how Durant will be described throughout the basketball playoffs. As it turns out, though, there is one person who disagrees. His name is Kevin Durant. This..." May 03

  • Cavaliers beat Hawks in series opener

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- A week off did not disrupt the Cleveland Cavaliers' momentum, nor was it enough time to alter the Atlanta Hawks' history against them. The Cavaliers still have never lost to the Hawks in the postseason, but this one was not easy. LeBron James scored 25 points and came up with..." May 02

  • Magic Johnson says Lakers should pursue LeBron James, Kevin Durant and DeMar DeRozan, probably tampers

    Pro Basketball Talk "Magic Johnson is terrible on Twitter. His tweets are simplistic nonsense. He obviously knows a lot about basketball, but instead of sharing that expertise, he sounds like a cross between a lowest-common-denominator fan and low-rent news service. He spouts ideas like the Lakers trying to sign..." May 02

  • Justin Lin to Direct 'Space Jam' Sequel Starring LeBron James

    The Hollywood Reporter "Justin Lin and Andrew Dodge are ready to shoot some intergalactic hoops with LeBron James. The Fast & Furious 6 and Star Trek Beyond helmer is in talks to direct Warner Bros.' sequel Space Jam 2 while Dodge will write. Rumors of a follow-up to the live action/animated 1996 hit have been..." May 02

  • Magic Johnson Tweets Plan For Lakers to Sign LeBron

    Black Sports Online "It is unlikely that LeBron is going to leave the Cavaliers, but until he is locked into a long-term contract the possibility is always there. If LeBron does leave it seems he would go to a team ready-made to win a championship and that isn’t the Lakers. With that being said, Magic Johnson..." May 02

  • LeBron James can't rely on jumper, lets teammates pick up slack

    ESPN "During Game 2 in the opening series against the Detroit Pistons, LeBron James created a highlight that quickly went viral when he shamed Marcus Morris for not leaving the paint to defend him just before he drilled a 3-pointer. Morris was indeed showing James disrespect because that's exactly..." May 02

  • David Blatt is next to interview in the Kings’ coaching search

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings will interview former Cleveland coach David Blatt for their coaching vacancy on Monday, a league source confirmed. Blatt is the latest in a list of candidates that seems to grow daily. The Kings have already talked with Sam Mitchell, Vinny Del Negro, Mike Woodson and Kevin McHale...." May 02

  • Tyronn Lue yet to sign new contract since taking over as Cavs coach

    SI "Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue has yet to sign his head-coaching contract, reports ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. Lue took over for the fired David Blatt in February, and was not given an interim tag as head coach. Lue is currently working under the contract he signed as an assistant coach, according to..." April 30

  • LeBron James, Dwyane Wade rip NBA's 'Last Two Minute' referee report

    Fox Sports "The NBA's 'Last Two Minute' referee reports, which rehash the mistakes made by officials in the final two minutes whenever the margin is within five points, can be a little frustrating. They retroactively assess what should've happened without actually righting any wrongs. For referees, it's..." April 29

  • Carmelo belives he's a better scorer than Curry, LeBron

    SLAM Online "During an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday, New York Knicks All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony was asked if he believes he’s a better scorer than both LeBron James and Stephen Curry, and he (of course) answered in the affirmative. " April 29

  • Phil Jackson met with David Blatt about Knicks’ coaching job

    SI "Knicks president Phil Jackson met with former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt about New York’s head coaching job Monday, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The Knicks fired Derek Fisher in February, and Kurt Rambis finished the season as the team’s interim coach. Blatt was fired..." April 27

  • Craig Sager Helped Talk Dennis Rodman Out of Committing Suicide in 1993

    Complex "Dennis Rodman thought long and hard about taking his own life back in 1993, and in the past, he hasn’t shied away from talking about it. He wrote about his suicidal thoughts in his 1996 book, Bad As I Wanna Be, and during an interview on In Depth with Graham Bensinger in 2011, he spoke openly..." April 26

  • Cavs edge Pistons to complete sweep

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Kyrie Irving is off to a great start in his effort to make up for lost time in the playoffs. A year after missing five games in the NBA Finals and two in the Eastern Conference finals with a knee injury and leaving people wondering what might have been, the Cavaliers..." April 25

  • NBA rules Irving didn't foul Jackson on final shot of Cavs-Pistons series

    The Score "The first-round series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons ended with a missed 3-pointer at the buzzer by Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson. Jackson, whose shot would've won the game for Detroit and sent the series back to Cleveland for Game 5, felt he was fouled on the play by..." April 25

  • Cavs' Lue: Sweeping 'bad motherf-----' Van Gundy means a lot

    The Score "Tyronn Lue passed the biggest test of his young coaching career with flying colors, leading his Cleveland Cavaliers past the Detroit Pistons in four games to advance to the Eastern Conference semis. After the Cavs completed the sweep Sunday, Lue said he got some encouraging words from Pistons..." April 25

  • Reggie Jackson: Refs should face consequences, just like players

    Michigan Live "This series ended the same way it began, with the Detroit Pistons complaining about officiating. This time it was Reggie Jackson's turn. The Pistons point guard missed a potential game-winning 3-point basket at the buzzer of Detroit's 100-98 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, wrapping a..." April 25

  • LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony agree to play in Rio Olympics

    Pro Basketball Talk "Officially, LeBron James has said he hasn’t made a decision about playing in the 2016 Rio Olympics, saying he would decide after the season (when he likely will have made his sixth consecutive trip to the NBA Finals). Carmelo Anthony has said he’d like to go to Rio if he can make Team..." April 24

  • LeBron unsurprised Drummond escaped punishment for elbowing

    Akron Beacon Journal "LeBron James delivered another subtle message to the league Sunday that he believes he is treated unfairly on foul calls. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who has remained relatively quiet on the physicality of this series, seemed to agree. Pistons center Andre Drummond was not punished by the league..." April 24

  • LeBron James says he hasn’t committed to Olympics yet

    Chicago Tribune "LeBron James says he has not committed to play for the United States at the Olympics. A message Saturday on the Twitter account of longtime NBA writer Peter Vecsey said James and Carmelo Anthony had accepted Olympic invites." April 24

  • Knicks Won't Pursue Blatt for HC; Interest 'Strictly a Smokescreen'

    Bleacher Report "Columnist Peter Vecsey reported former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt has never been considered an option by Phil Jackson to become the head coach of the Knicks. Vecsey noted that Jackson used Blatt as a "smokescreen." ESPN's Marc Stein reported on April 20 that the Knicks were..." April 24

  • Cavs' Mo Williams available to play Game 3 vs. Pistons

    The Score "The Cleveland Cavaliers will have some extra offensive firepower coming off the bench for Friday night's Game 3 against the Detroit Pistons with the return of Mo Williams. The 33-year-old veteran point guard has been activated by the team and will be available to play at The Palace of Auburn..." April 22

  • LeBron James, Cavs brush aside Stanley Johnson's comments

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers did not send to the NBA the clip from Wednesday night's Game 2 win over Detroit in which Pistons center Andre Drummond and forward Marcus Morris simultaneously elbowed LeBron James. Which is how the Cavs' superstar wanted it. "I hope we don't send anything into the league..." April 22

  • Stan Van Gundy on Stanley Johnson: 'He's a 19-year-old kid'

    Detroit Free Press "You can’t fault the fire and passion Detroit Pistons rookie Stanley Johnson brings to the court. His mouth — well, Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy would like to see the feisty 19-year-old guard keep it shut more. Van Gundy reacted to Johnson’s verbal attack on Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron..." April 22

  • Cavs sink 20 3-pointers, pound Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- J.R. Smith sat down at the podium Wednesday night and looked at the stats sheet in amazement. Even a fearless shooter like Smith was surprised at the numbers. "We took 38 threes?" Smith asked no one in particular? "Damn." Smith made seven of the Cavaliers'..." April 21

  • NBA Players Admit to Checking Their Cell Phones at Halftime

    Complex "It’s been more than seven years now since Charlie Villanueva made headlines—and pissed off then-Bucks head coach Scott Skiles—by sending out this tweet at halftime of a Milwaukee game And while most NBA players have refrained from tweeting during games since then, they apparently haven’t..." April 21

  • 3-party: Cavaliers tie playoff record in victory over Pistons

    ESPN "Kyrie Irving set the tone early, LeBron James drove and dunked throughout the night and J.R. Smith dropped in seven of a franchise-record and NBA playoff record-tying 20 3-pointers as the Cleveland Cavaliers earned a 107-90 victory over the Detroit Pistons at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday..." April 21

  • Pistons' Stanley Johnson Rips LeBron James, Cavaliers Bench in Postgame Interview

    Complex "It doesn't matter if you're a superstar in the NBA, Stanley Johnson isn't afraid to speak his mind. Earlier this month, Johnson fired back at Kevin Durant after he claimed the Oklahoma City Thunder would have “beat the hell out of” the Pistons if he had played. Following Wednesday's 107-90 loss to..." April 21

  • LeBron James says it's not about him and two Stans, Stan Van Gundy and Stanley Johnson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James clarified after practice on Tuesday that it's the Cleveland Cavaliers versus the Detroit Pistons, not LeBron James versus the two Detroit Stans. The Stans are Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy and rookie forward Stanley Johnson, whose remarks about the four-time MVP during and..." April 19

  • Stan Van Gundy calls out officials for LeBron treatment, backtracks

    CBS Sports "With the Detroit Pistons playing in their first playoff series since 2009, Stan Van Gundy is advising his players to get ready for some calls not going their way against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Specifically when it comes to LeBron James, whose physicality often overwhelms his opponents. In..." April 18

  • Kevin Love marks his return to the playoffs with dominating performance

    ESPN "There were days last spring when you barely would have known Kevin Love was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers if not for the giant billboard-sized posters of his likeness covering parts of Quicken Loans Arena for the Cavs' playoff run. After Love dislocated his shoulder in Cleveland's..." April 18

  • LeBron ties Jordan on NBA's all-time playoff appearances list

    The Score "By suiting up Sunday against the Detroit Pistons, LeBron James tied Michael Jordan for 17th on the NBA's all-time playoff games list." April 17

  • Big 3 score 81 points as Cavs edge Pistons

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The last time Kyrie Irving climbed onto a podium at Quicken Loans Arena, he needed help getting down because his crutches and bulky knee brace prevented an easy exit. The last time Kevin Love addressed the media after a postseason game, his left shoulder was in a sling and..." April 17

  • LeBron James 'Heat Want You Back' ... Says Gabrielle Union

    TMZ "Get nervous, Cleveland ... 'cause if LeBron James is testing the waters about a return to Miami, Gabrielle Union says her husband's team would "welcome him back with open arms." We got Mrs. Dwyane Wade out in Beverly Hills and had to ask her thoughts on a possible reunion of the Big 3 ......" April 17

  • Stan Van Gundy calls out officials for letting LeBron 'do what he wants'

    Detroit Free Press "Stan Van Gundy tells it like it is - even in mid-game interviews. ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters talked with the Detroit Pistons coach between the first and second quarters of today's Game 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers, asking him how he thinks his players are handling the emotions of..." April 17

  • LeBron swears off social media for playoffs

    The Score "No more cryptic tweets for the remainder of the playoffs from LeBron James. James and his "beautiful mind" will keep things in-house as the King is once again shutting down his social media use for the remainder of the playoffs." April 17

  • LeBron James And Wife Have An Understanding

    Terez Owens "This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about Bron Bron creeping on social media. Well we got word from a close source that Savannah knows what LeBron does on the road, and isn’t happy about this going public. Read more: " April 16

  • Report: ‘There will be changes’ if Cavaliers do not win NBA title

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s no surprise, but if the Cleveland Cavaliers don’t bring home an NBA title in 2016, expect some significant changes. Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical appeared on Friday’s edition of the Dan Patrick Show, and he confirmed that heads will roll if the Cavaliers fall short for a second year..." April 16

  • Warriors favorites to win NBA title, followed by Cavs, Spurs

    San Francisco Chronicle "It’s been a magical season for the Golden State Warriors, who have topped everyone’s expectations, far exceeding projections of Las Vegas bookmakers. Before the season, most sports books expected the Warriors to win about 59 games. At press time, the team’s total stood at 72 with one game left..." April 14

  • Pistons edge Cavs in overtime

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Jodie Meeks scored 20 points off the bench, and the Detroit Pistons beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-110 in overtime Wednesday on a night when both teams sat nearly all of their starters. The two teams will meet again this weekend in the first round of the playoffs, so with..." April 13

  • LeBron Caught Trying to Slide Into Instagram Model’s DMs?

    Complex "At the end of every NBA regular season, LeBron James logs off of his various social media accounts and devotes all of his attention to the postseason. So in just a few days, LeBron will (hopefully!) stop making headlines for things he’s done on Twitter and Instagram (unless, of course, he gets..." April 13

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  • Sources: NBA owners expected to pass rule allowing ads on jerseys

    ESPN "NBA owners are scheduled to vote this week on putting ads on jerseys for the 2017-18 season, multiple sources told ESPN. The measure is expected to pass, according to sources. Several teams have begun testing the market to sell the potentially lucrative ads, which would be placed in a..." April 12

  • Kyrie Irving And Baby Mama Andrea Wilson In Court Over Child Support

    Bossip "He’s just weathered the news that his ex-girlfriend Kehlani attempted suicide after her new lover PartyNextDoor outed their relationship on social media. And now, NBA baller Kyrie Irving is dealing with a new crisis over the women in his life – this time with his baby daughter’s mother, Texas..." April 12

  • Knicks to Consider David Blatt as Head Coach

    ESPN "The New York Knicks are at the tail end of another losing season, but interim head coach Kurt Rambis believes the club is well-positioned for a quick turnaround. "If we get the right pieces and continue to grow as a team and everything, we see this turning around real quick," Rambis said..." April 12

  • Cavaliers wrap up East's No. 1 seed

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- James Jones saw this happen before. He watched LeBron James evolve into an efficiency machine in Miami three years ago, and he is watching James do it again on the eve of the playoffs. James carried that Heat team to a title. He is trying to do the same with the Cleveland..." April 11

  • Tristan Thompson named the Cleveland Cavaliers' starting center moving forward

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson will take over the starting center position from here on out, and Timofey Mozgov will be relegated to a reserve role. "I just wanted to," Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said of his decision before Monday night's game against Atlanta. It's safe to say..." April 11

  • Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith's sneaker collection will blow you away

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Sneakerheads take notice: J.R. Smith is no slouch when it comes to his shoe game. The Cleveland Cavaliers guard took to Instagram over the weekend to show of his massive sneaker collection, which includes more than 300 pairs of the finest kicks money can buy. "From a kid who window shopped..." April 11

  • LeBron on loss to Bulls: Dellavedova should've passed to me on late shot

    CBS Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James wanted to take the biggest shot of the game on Saturday. Instead, he watched Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova airball it. With about 7 seconds left and Cleveland trailing the Chicago Bulls by two points, Dellavedova took a pass from Kevin Love and..." April 10

  • Kyrie Irving says he's to blame for loss to Bulls

    ABC 13 "Kyrie Irving took the blame for Saturday’s 105-102 loss to the Chicago Bulls, and the Cleveland Cavaliers missed a chance to secure home-court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs. Irving had three turnovers in the fourth quarter during a game-changing 15-4 run by Bulls..." April 10