Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Agent: Lakers, Timofey Mozgov agree to deal

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent center Timofey Mozgov has agreed to a four-year, $64 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, Andy Miller, Mozgov's agent, told The Vertical. The 7-foot-1 Russian averaged 6.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 17.4 minutes in 76 regular-season games for the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers..." July 01

  • Cavs restricted free agent Matthew Dellavedova receiving early interest from five teams

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers restricted free agent guard Matthew Dellavedova is receiving some early interest during the start of free agency. The Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks have all reached out to the camp of the Australian backup point guard to gauge..." July 01

  • Cavs, Rockets, Heat, Warriors, Spurs Interested In Timofey Mozgov

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs are among the teams interested in signing Mozgov. Mozgov had an excellent 14-15 season after coming over to the Cavaliers in a trade from the Denver Nuggets" June 30

  • Kyrie plans to throw championship jabs at Warriors teammates in Rio

    The Score "Fresh off winning the NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving is gearing up for the Olympics. He's the only Cavs representative on Team USA's roster after teammate LeBron James passed up the opportunity. Instead, joining Irving on the U.S. men's national team are some..." June 29

  • Iman Shumpert takes verbal jab at Stephen Curry

    Sporting News "The Cavs finally brought a title home to Cleveland, but winning a championship for the first time isn't pleasure enough. The players now feel the need to gloat about the victory, as evidenced by Iman Shumpert at a basketball camp. Shumpert could have offered up a cheesy response like, "Curry is..." June 29

  • Australian star Matthew Dellavedova commits to Games campaign

    watoday.com "Australian basketballer Matthew Dellavedova says he won't let fears over the Zika virus stop him chasing gold with the Boomers at the Rio Olympics. The NBA championship-winning point guard came home to Melbourne on Wednesday and said the Boomers remained focused on winning their first Olympic..." June 29

  • Kyrie Irving Talks About the Time He Challenged Kobe Bryant to a Game of 1-on-1 for $50K

    Complex "Do you remember the time a young Kyrie Irving challenged Kobe Bryant to a game of 1-on-1 back in 2012? Irving does! During a Team USA workout in Las Vegas, Irving—who had just been drafted by the Cavaliers—started talking trash to Kobe and told him that he could beat him in a game of 1-on-1...." June 29

  • Agent: LeBron James elects to opt out of $24M player option

    ESPN "Finals MVP LeBron James will not exercise his player option with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2016-17 season, according to his agent, Rich Paul. James, who had to inform the Cavs of his decision by Wednesday at midnight, will become a free agent July 1 for the third straight summer. He was..." June 29

  • Cleveland Cavaliers to exercise team option on guard Jordan McRae

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers will exercise their 2016-17 team option on guard Jordan McRae, league sources informed cleveland.com. McRae's salary will be at a shade under $1 million guaranteed. The organization faced a deadline of June 29 to either allow the 25-year-old guard to walk in free agency..." June 28

  • Knicks interested in signing Mozgov

    The Score "Timofey Mozgov was once traded for Carmelo Anthony, and now he could be joining the New York Knicks All-Star in The Big Apple. Some members of the Knicks are high on adding the unrestricted free-agent center this summer, league sources tell Ian Begley of ESPN. Mozgov has spent the last..." June 28

  • Sources: Richard Jefferson not retiring

    Yahoo! Sports "Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson, a key contributor to Cleveland’s 2016 championship run, has decided not to retire and hopes to play two to three more seasons, league sources told The Vertical. Jefferson, 36, played 74 games for the Cavaliers last season, averaging 5.5 points per game. His..." June 28

  • GM intends to keep Cavs intact: 'Best basketball's in front of us'

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, in an interview with the "NBA Lockdown Insiders" on ESPN Radio, said the franchise enters free agency this week looking to change as little as possible about the roster. "We do intend to keep this group together and see what we're capable of,"..." June 28

  • Tristan Thompson to play for Canadian National Team

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson will play for the Canadian National Team with the hopes of qualifying for the Olympics in Brazil this summer, league sources informed cleveland.com. Team Canada's third-place finish at the FIBA America's Championship in Mexico City last summer..." June 28

  • USA Basketball unveils 2016 Olympic team roster

    NBA.com "Featuring six Olympic and/or FIBA World Cup gold medalists, USA Basketball unveiled its official 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team. Selected for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team, which is seeking a third consecutive Olympic title, were: Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks/Syracuse); Harrison..." June 27

  • Cavs GM hints Kevin Love will not be traded

    Larry Brown Sports "Even after they won their first NBA title in franchise history, there has still been speculation that the Cleveland Cavaliers could trade one of their top players in Kevin Love. If that is, in fact, the plan, Cavs GM David Griffin is keeping it quiet. In a recent interview with Marc Stein,..." June 27

  • Kyrie Irving responds to ‘white girls’ yacht party comments

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyrie Irving took a lot of heat on social media Friday for supposedly throwing a party on a yacht in the Bahamas that seemed to feature only white women on the boat. The Cleveland Cavaliers point guard decided to respond a day later and set the record straight. Kyrie shared a photo on Instagram..." June 27

  • Cavaliers Select Kay Felder with 54th Pick

    Fear The Sword "The Cleveland Cavaliers didn't have a draft pick heading into the 2016 NBA Draft. That didn't stop the Cavs from being active, however, and they went searching for a 2nd round pick, eventually agreeing to buy the 54th pick from the Atlanta Hawks, and drafting Kay Felder, the point guard from..." June 26

  • Report: Mike Brown a 'strong contender' to join Warriors

    The Score "Having lost two prominent assistant coaches in the last two years, the Golden State Warriors have a sizable gap to fill on their coaching staff. One solution is former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown. ESPN's Marc Stein reports that the defensively-minded Brown is a strong contender to..." June 26

  • Cavs GM: 'We intend to keep this group together'

    The Score "While many contenders will be spending the NBA offseason trying to land the summer's biggest free agents, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin will be working to keep his championship roster intact. "We intend to keep this group together and see what we're capable of," Griffin told..." June 26

  • Shaq: My Fam's the Next Kardashians ... In a Good Way

    TMZ "Shaquille O'Neal has changed his mind -- and officially given the green light for a bunch of his kids to star in a brand new reality show ... TMZ Sports has learned. It's been a work in progress for years. Our sources say Shaq was initially a little chilly on the idea -- but things have..." June 26

  • Matthew Dellavedova subject of $10 million per season offers from NBA rivals Milwaukee, Detroit: ESPN

    Fox Sports "AUSTRALIAN guard Matthew Dellavedova may not be with his championship Cleveland Cavaliers team much longer, after a US report of massive offers from NBA rivals the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons. Dellavedova, who is a restricted free agent, has been tipped for a “$10 million offer sheet”..." June 26

  • Despite So Many Dropping Out, The USA Basketball Roster For Rio Is Really Really Good

    Uproxx "LeBron James is out; Same with Kawhi Leonard; Damian Lillard isn’t going to Rio because of rehab and more than a bit of disgruntlement. Two-time MVP and zero-time Finals MVP Steph Curry is out. You can add Clippers Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, plus LaMarcus Aldridge, James Harden, Anthony Davis,..." June 26

  • Kevin Love: James Jones is 'the best teammate I ever had'

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Love took to his Instagram page Sunday morning to give a heartfelt tribute to “the best teammate I ever had,” James Jones. Much criticized during the past two years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Love attributes his ability to stay grounded to Jones’ guiding hand. He also made it clear..." June 26

  • Report: Kevin Love declined Team USA invite for Rio Olympics

    The Score "Fresh off the first NBA title in franchise history, the Cleveland Cavaliers had the opportunity to send two players to this summer's Olympics. One of them opted to stay home. While Kyrie Irving is manning the point for Team USA in Rio, teammate Kevin Love will be resting up after the longest..." June 26

  • Kyrie Irving, Harrison Barnes accept U.S. invites, fill out roster

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has accepted an invitation to play for Team USA in this summer's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, league sources told ESPN on Saturday. Sources told ESPN that Irving, after deliberating all week following the Cavaliers' championship run, has informed USA..." June 25

  • Cleveland Police Reunited 45 Lost Kids With Their Parents After The Cavs’ Parade

    Uproxx "The Cleveland Cavaliers celebrated their championship with one of the more epic parades we’ve seen in a long time. It’s been more than five decades since Cleveland drank championship champagne. Needless to say the city went crazy, arguably too crazy. One underreported fact about the parade was..." June 25

  • LeBron James Offers Rookie Dejounte Murray Words of Encouragement, Throws Shade at Cavaliers

    Complex "While getting selected by the San Antonio Spurs in this year's draft is fantastic landing spot, Dejounte Murray didn't expect to slide as far as he did. After averaging 16.1 points and 4.5 assists last season at Washington, Murray was projected to be taken "10 spots earlier," instead of 29th..." June 25

  • Ben Simmons says he told LeBron he was excited to guard him, then LeBron flashed his trophy

    USA Today "Ben Simmons was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show on Friday after being picked No. 1 by the 76ers in the NBA Draft, and he revealed an amazing story about his most recent conversation with NBA champion and Finals MVP LeBron James. Simmons said he talked to James on Thursday night at his draft get..." June 25

  • Barack Obama To Tyronn Lue: "Tell J.R. And Everyone To Put On A Shirt"

    Deadspin "J.R. Smith’s shirtlessness has inspired takes from everyone in the NBA-adjacent universe, from cranky old former baseball players to every publication on the internet, and today the president of the United States of America weighed in. He ended his congratulatory call with Tyronn Lue with a..." June 24

  • LeBron James will not play for Team USA in Rio Olympics

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James informed USA Basketball that he would not participate in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August, citing the glut of court time he's logged through six consecutive trips to the Finals. James' agent Rich Paul informed Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo Thursday of..." June 23

  • LeBron James to get less than elsewhere with 1-year Cavs deal

    ESPN "LeBron James stands to make less money on a one-year contract re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers than he could earn by going to the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks or Miami Heat. It's an example of the "unintended consequences" that commissioner Adam Silver has discussed of the..." June 23

  • Charles Barkley says LeBron James will never crack his top five

    Fox Sports "Charles Barkley had a lot of nice things to say about LeBron James on Wednesday night, but he still doesn't think the Cleveland star is one of the NBA's five best players of all time. In fact, he says there's no way James (or anyone else) is going to crack his top five of Michael Jordan, Oscar..." June 23

  • NBA Finals Fight Victim -- 'Fighting for His Life' ... Pushed By 'Rival Fan'

    TMZ "The 21-year-old fan who was pushed off an upper level deck at Oracle Arena during Game 7 of the NBA Finals is in intensive care and fighting for his life ... this according to his father. The victim is Salvator Bimbo -- a Golden State Warriors fan who traveled from L.A. to see the game with..." June 23

  • President Obama has 'discussed' being NBA owner, White House says

    ESPN "Much has been made of what might be next for President Barack Obama after he leaves the White House in January. According to press secretary Josh Earnest, becoming an NBA owner might be an option. Earnest said Wednesday that the president, well known for being a big fan of Chicago sports teams,..." June 23

  • Richard Jefferson tells raucous Cavaliers crowd that he's not retiring

    USA Today "Cleveland Cavaliers veteran forward Richard Jefferson announced his retirement after the team's historic Game 7 NBA Finals win against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. Not so fast. During the Cavs' championship parade on Wednesday afternoon, Jefferson told the crowd — who showered..." June 23

  • Kevin Love Brought a Swimsuit Model to the Cavaliers Championship Parade

    The Big Lead "Kevin Love is dating Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Bock. Bock rode with Love during the Cavaliers championship parade through Cleveland. After the Cavs won the title, Bock posted a selfie of her and Love on Twitter. Since there’s nothing online about the couple, it would be awesome to..." June 22

  • LeBron James to return to Cavs to defend title in 2016-17

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Not that it should come as a surprise, but LeBron James fully intends to return to the Cavs to defend the NBA championship they just won next season. "I love it here. I love being here. I love my teammates," James told cleveland.com, moments before he boarded a float at The Q for the Cavs'..." June 22

  • Tyronn Lue on Kevin Love's future in Cleveland: 'Oh, he's going to be here'

    Fox Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are still in the honeymoon phase of winning an NBA championship, but it won't be long before tough questions need to be asked about next season. It appears as though Richard Jefferson is set to retire, and other moves will need to be made with free agency and the draft..." June 22

  • Cavs Expected To Listen To Kevin Love Trade Offers

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers will receive trade calls this offseason about Kevin Love and they're expected to at least listen. "This team did not fit particularly well for playing Golden State, and that's my fault," David Griffin said. "But against the East, we were historically good. Now that we've..." June 22

  • Oddsmakers have Cavaliers as clear favorites to re-sign LeBron

    The Score "It seems highly unlikely that LeBron James would leave the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason after bringing the franchise and title-deprived city an NBA championship, but as an unrestricted free agent should he opt out of his deal, the option to do so will be there. Las Vegas oddsmakers have..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith Hasn't Gotten a NBA Finals Pick Right Since 2009

    The Big Lead "This video is fun stuff. Stephen A. Smith returned to ESPN before the 2011 NBA Finals. He has never correctly picked the NBA Champion before the Finals, going 0 for 6. He was not at ESPN for a two-year period before that, but I found this transcript of his appearance on MSNBC in May of 2010,..." June 21

  • LeBron James Is Back On Social Media And Has A Message For All The Haters

    Uproxx "LeBron James has just achieved the greatest victory of his life. He knows it, too In an Instagram post the day after winning the 2016 NBA Finals with his Cleveland Cavaliers — and his third Finals MVP trophy, to boot — James addressed all the skeptics who thought his reign over the league was..." June 21

  • Jim Brown to bask in championship parade, says LeBron deserves statue

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns legend Jim Brown cannot wait to celebrate with the Cavaliers during their championship parade Wednesday in downtown Cleveland, where the iconic running back says LeBron James should be immortalized with a statue after spearheading the end of the city’s infamous title drought. “I’m happy..." June 21

  • LeBron James leaning toward skipping Olympics

    Yahoo! Sports "In the aftermath of a grueling NBA Finals, LeBron James is leaning toward not competing at the Olympics in Rio this summer, league sources told The Vertical. While James has not informed USA Basketball of his decision, team officials are operating with the expectation that it is unlikely James..." June 21

  • Stephen A. Smith says LeBron James could still go to Lakers, Heat

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that LeBron James has fulfilled his promise by delivering an NBA championship to the city of Cleveland, is he more or less likely to remain with the Cavaliers for the rest of his career? This may come as a shock, but ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is wasting no time stoking the LeBron free agency..." June 21

  • Cavs top Warriors, bring long-awaited title to Cleveland

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- LeBron James was unanimously selected as the best player in the 2016 NBA Finals. But when it came time to being the hero of the biggest game of the series, Kyrie Irving seized that moment and wore that crown. Irving buried a 3-pointer over regular-season Most..." June 20

  • Cavaliers inspired by replica NBA Finals trophy cut into puzzle

    ESPN "The Cavaliers had two trophies in their locker room Sunday night: the Larry O'Brien Trophy and a replica of it that served as a secret motivational tool throughout Cleveland's run to an NBA title. Earlier in the season, veteran James Jones came up with an idea of a rallying point for the Cavs'..." June 20

  • Champion Cavs drink it all in after lifting Cleveland's title drought

    ESPN "As his last on-court television interview of the night wrapped up, LeBron James walked off the finally silent Oracle Arena floor where he'd put up a triple-double in the clinching Game 7. He made a long, winding trek through barren concrete tunnels until he reached the Oakland Raiders' locker..." June 20

  • Cavs Fans Apparently Purchasing "Bye Ayesha" Shirts in Droves

    The Big Lead "Ayesha Curry’s tweets garnered a lot of attention during these NBA Finals. The two biggest instances came when she mocked LeBron’s “high road” presser before Game 5, and when she accused the NBA of being rigged after her husband fouled out of Game 6. At that point, at least two variations of a..." June 20

  • NBA Finals Game 7 Most Watched Game Ever On ABC As Cavs Win First Title

    Deadline "The Cleveland Cavaliers claimed their very first NBA championship last night in what was a nail-bitting 93-89 of a Game 7 against the Golden State Warriors. But the real winner was ABC, which drew its biggest audience ever for an NBA game. With the LeBron James-led Cavs’ 100th playoff win, the..." June 20