Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Rose says Monroe deserved flagrant for foul that hurt ankle

    ESPN "-- Derrick Rose left the Cleveland Cavaliers' 116-97 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday with a sprained left ankle stemming from a hit by Bucks center Greg Monroe that the former MVP said should have been called a flagrant foul. "I think I'm the only person in the league that's not getting..." October 21

  • Lue: Rose sprained ankle 'it doesn't look good'

    Bleacher Report "In a refrain that's become all too common over the past five years, Derrick Rose is hurt once again. Per Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue announced Rose suffered a sprained ankle during Friday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks and is unlikely to play tomorrow against the..." October 21

  • Nike working with NBA to avoid future jersey tears after LeBron James mishap

    ESPN "Nearly three days after one of its jerseys tore in the first regular-season game of its new deal with the NBA, Nike released a statement Friday expressing worry about the issue, without offering insight as to what happened or what will be done. "The quality and performance of all our products..." October 20

  • LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas building rapport while IT inches toward eventual return

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Isaiah Thomas is progressing in his rehabilitation of his injured right hip, and is more visible at Cavaliers practice to reporters at the end of the team's workouts. The team hasn't given any update to Thomas' timetable for his return (it's still by or around Jan. 1), and will only say he's..." October 20

  • Report: LeBron James will play Friday vs. Bucks

    Cavs Nation "On Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be on the road for the first game of a back-to-back set. First, the Cavs square off against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks at 7 p.m. EST inside the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Then it’s right back to action on Saturday, when the Cavs will serve..." October 20

  • Kevin Love still getting comfortable playing center after initially being frustrated by switch

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love was supposed to be much more comfortable this season. He was entering his fourth full year with the Cleveland Cavaliers -- all the growing pains in the past and able to laugh off the annual summer trade rumors. He was thrust into a more prominent offensive role following Kyrie..." October 20

  • Kyrie Irving's Father Had Issues With Cavaliers During Most Of Tenure

    Real GM Basketball "Drederick Irving, father of Kyrie Irving, refused to give Randy Mims five one day while leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers' locker room. Mims is an employee of the Cavaliers and a lifelong friend of LeBron James. Irving said his father believed they shouldn’t be “fraternizing with the enemy” when..." October 19

  • LeBron James leading Cavaliers in conditioning workouts

    ESPN "LeBron James says his left ankle feels well enough to play in Friday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. It's just the rest of his body that needs work. "I just want to get to where I should be," James said after participating in Cavs practice Thursday. "The ankle and the foot injury just kind..." October 19

  • Gordon Hayward injury clears Cavs’ path in East according to Vegas "The high expectations for the Boston Celtics’ season are lower now in the eyes of Las Vegas oddsmakers, and, conversely, the path to the NBA Finals for a fourth consecutive year got a lot easier for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics were among the favorites to win the NBA title at +1000 and..." October 19

  • Nike studying why LeBron James' jersey split down middle in opener

    ESPN "Nike officials spent much of Wednesday investigating a wardrobe malfunction on its highest-paid active NBA player spokesman. Although Nike officials declined to publicly comment, sources told ESPN that executives with the shoe and apparel giant were extensively reviewing why the back of LeBron..." October 19

  • Cavs Sign London Perrantes To Two-Way Deal

    Hoops Rumors "3:36pm: The Cavaliers have officially signed Perrantes to a two-way contract, the team announced today in a press release. 1:22pm: The Cavaliers are in the midst of finalizing an agreement on a two-way contract with free agent guard London Perrantes, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical..." October 18

  • Cavaliers decide not to show Kyrie Irving tribute video

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers decided not to show a tribute video of former point guard Kyrie Irving during his first game at The Q playing for the opposition. According to team spokesman Tad Carper, multiple Cavs officials, including majority owner Dan Gilbert, chose not to show the video because "we were..." October 18

  • Did Jae Crowder Commit Dirty Play On Gordon Hayward’s Gruesome Injury?

    NESN "Gordon Hayward dislocated his ankle and fractured his tibia in the first quarter Tuesday night as the Boston Celtics dropped their season opener to the Cleveland Cavaliers 102-99. It was a gruesome injury that Hayward suffered while landing awkwardly on a play in which he went up for the ball..." October 18

  • NBA's Opening Night was a missed opportunity to elevate protest conversation to a new level

    New York Daily News "The stars were aligned for Tuesday to be a very special day for the NBA. In one of the most anticipated Opening Nights in the history of the league, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics were facing off against each other in the first game, with the finale featuring the Houston Rockets and..." October 18

  • Why Jae Crowder Isn’t Angry At Celtics After Blockbuster Trade To Cavs

    NESN "ae Crowder isn’t holding a grudge. The Celtics traded Crowder to the Cavaliers this offseason in the deal that also sent Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland and brought Kyrie Irving to Boston. Crowder learned of the trade while in Houston with his mother, who died of cancer just five minutes after he..." October 17

  • Cavaliers' LeBron James: Will play in opener

    CBS Sports "James (ankle) will play in Tuesday's season opener against the Celtics, Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post reports. The writing had been on the wall after James went through shootaround Tuesday morning and was observed taking part in his usual pregame warmup routine. Still, the Cavs took the..." October 17

  • Cavs' LeBron James on loyalty to Cleveland: 'I don't owe anybody anything'

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers have a new roster with pieces that could give them a better shot at dethroning the Golden State Warriors should they meet for the fourth straight year in the NBA Finals. But there's one massive cloud hanging over the franchise and the city this season, one that will only..." October 17

  • Kyrie will never reveal reason for leaving Cavs: 'That's not what real grown-ups do'

    Uproxx "One of the the most talked-about storylines during the NBA offseason was Kyrie Irving’s self-imposed exile from Cleveland. Irving went from looking to be the future of the Cleveland Cavaliers if/when LeBron left town, to being the foil for Cavs fans whenever he steps foot in Quicken Loans..." October 17

  • Why you shouldn't expect NBA players to kneel for national anthem

    USA Today "When LeBron James voiced his opinion on the topic of anthem kneeling last month, saying “My voice and what I do in my community is more powerful than getting on a knee,” he was speaking for the NBA masses. In a league nearly three-fourths African American, where even NBA legend Bill Russell..." October 17

  • Isaiah Thomas Clarifies Comments About Giving Danny Ainge Cold Shoulder

    NESN "Isaiah Thomas doesn’t have a vendetta against Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge. He’d just prefer not to run into him any time soon. The former Celtics point guard has some hard feelings for Ainge after the team traded Thomas to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a package that brought Kyrie..." October 17

  • LeBron James Wants To Be 'At Top Of Food Chain' Longer Than Anyone In NBA History

    Real GM Basketball "LeBron James was asked he he thought he might be considered greater than Michael Jordan by most people. "If I was the most consistent and was at the top of the food chain more than anybody in NBA history," said James. James entered the NBA straight out of high school and has remained almost..." October 17

  • LeBron felt Dan Gilbert’s infamous letter had racial undertones

    Larry Brown Sports "The scathing letter Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert sent to Cleveland fans ripping LeBron James in 2010 was childish and ill-advised, but we haven’t really heard anything about it being racist in nature — that is until now. James covered a wide range of topics in a GQ feature that was released on..." October 17

  • Kyrie Irving: Explaining trade request 'not what real grown-ups do'

    USA Today "Reporters have asked Kyrie Irving direct and indirect questions about why he wanted out of Cleveland. No matter how reporters try to pry an answer from Irving, the seventh-year guard – who now plays for the Boston Celtics after requesting a trade in the summer – won’t divulge a straightforward..." October 17

  • Richard Jefferson Agrees To One-Year Deal With Nuggets

    Hoops Rumors "Veteran forward Richard Jefferson has agreed to a one-year, $2.3MM contract with the Nuggets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Jefferson cleared waivers on Monday. He was traded by the Cavaliers to the Hawks on Saturday in a cost-cutting and roster-trimming move by Cleveland. Atlanta..." October 17

  • LeBron James says Kyrie Irving's return to Cleveland will be 'fine'

    Sporting News "It'll be somewhat of a reunion for Celtics' Kyrie Irving and the Cavaliers in Cleveland during their regular-season opener on Tuesday. Irving spent six seasons with the Cavs, playing side-by-side with LeBron James for the past three. During an interview for ESPN's "The Jump", James said..." October 17

  • Nuggets Interested In Signing Richard Jefferson

    Real GM Basketball "The Denver Nuggets have expressed interest in signing Richard Jefferson. Jefferson has also received interest from the Milwaukee Bucks, who have been the most aggressive team." October 16

  • Kay Felder Reportedly Claimed by Bulls After Cavaliers Trade, Hawks Release

    Bleacher Report "Kay Felder is headed to the Chicago Bulls after the team claimed the second-year point guard off waivers, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Felder was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Atlanta Hawks this week alongside Richard Jefferson and two future second-round picks. The..." October 16

  • JR Smith on the Celtics: ‘I Don’t Really Pose That As A Big Threat’

    SLAM Online "The Celtics may have made some big moves in the offseason, but JR Smith still doesn’t think Boston poses “a big threat” to the Cavaliers. Asked if the Celtics are a bigger challenge this season, Smith replied, “Not really” " October 16

  • LeBron Status For Season Opener Against Boston Is Still Up In The Air

    Uproxx "The Cavs’ season opener against the Celtics is set to be a thriller as it will be the first meeting between Kyrie Irving, who decided to leave this summer to get out from under LeBron James‘ shadow, and his former team. It won’t, however, feature the player he was swapped for, as Isaiah Thomas..." October 16

  • Sources: Free-agent center Kendrick Perkins to join Cavaliers' G League team

    ESPN "Free-agent center Kendrick Perkins, a 13-year NBA veteran, has agreed to a deal to join the Cleveland Cavaliers-affiliated Canton Charge of the NBA's G League, league sources tell ESPN. The Cavaliers waived Perkins, 32, after he spent the preseason on the roster. Perkins remains determined that..." October 16

  • LeBron James admits to being cheap: 'I still got Pandora with commercials'

    CBS Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has earned more than $200 million in salary during his 14-year career -- and that's not even including endorsement money. For example, James signed a lifetime deal with Nike in 2016 that is estimated to be worth as much as $1 billion. Yes, billion ......" October 16

  • Wade: LeBron 'loves it' in Cleveland

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As each new Cavalier entered the team's training facility in Independence for the first time, the same thing struck them. Former NBA MVPs, like Derrick Rose, three-time champions and 12-time All-Stars like Dwyane Wade, All-NBA talents like Isaiah Thomas, coveted "3 and D" wings like Jae..." October 15

  • Caron Butler "D-Wade Considered OKC, Lakers ... Before Signing w/ Cavs"

    TMZ "Dwyane Wade was REALLY close to heading west instead of reuniting with his bestie LeBron James this off-season ... so says ex-NBA star Caron Butler. TMZ Sports spoke with Tuff Juice about his convo with Wade before he made his decision to join the Cavs ... and he says Wade was seriously..." October 15

  • Cavs nearly traded Jefferson in 2016 for leaking championship rings

    ESPN "After playing in 1,301 regular-season and playoff games combined, Richard Jefferson made it to preseason game No. 5 of his 17th NBA season before the plug was pulled on his career, possibly for good. About an hour before Cleveland faced the Orlando Magic -- while Jefferson was on the court,..." October 15

  • Richard Jefferson, Bucks Reportedly Have Mutual Interest Once SF Clears Waivers

    Bleacher Report "'s Adrian Wojnarowski and Dave McMenamin reported Saturday that veteran forward Richard Jefferson and the Milwaukee Bucks have mutual interest in a contract once he clears waivers. The Atlanta Hawks acquired Jefferson and guard Kay Felder in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers on..." October 15

  • Cavaliers Waive Kendrick Perkins and Isaac Hamilton "The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived center Kendrick Perkins and guard Isaac Hamilton, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced on Saturday, October 14 from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Perkins (6-10, 270) appeared in three preseason games for the Cavs, averaging 4.0 points and 3.7 rebounds..." October 14

  • J.R. Smith likes his coffee with an absurd amount of cream and sugar

    Uproxx "J.R. Smith has said and done more absurd things in his 13-year NBA career than most of the rest of the league combined, and we love him for it. Shirtless J.R. owned the Cavaliers championship parade back in 2016. His infamous “pipe” DM was truly an all-time internet moment. And remember that time..." October 14

  • Kendrick Perkins may join Cavaliers' coaching staff if no NBA team signs him

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Tyronn Lue said if NBA veteran Kendrick Perkins doesn't catch on as a player in the league, there's a place for him on Lue's staff. "We've already talked about that," Lue said after the Cavs' 113-106 win over the Orlando Magic. "I think Perk was great because he holds everybody accountable. He..." October 14

  • Cavs, Hawks In Advanced Talks About Richard Jefferson Trade

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers and Hawks are in advanced talks on a deal that would send Richard Jefferson and Kay Felder to the Hawks, Shams Charania of The Vertical tweets. It’s presently unclear what would head back the other way. The Cavs have been hard-pressed to unload a guaranteed contract ever since..." October 13

  • Cavaliers trade Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder to Atlanta

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers agreed to trade Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder, $3 million in cash and two future second-round picks to the Atlanta Hawks to trim the roster down to the mandatory 15 players for the start of the season. In return, the Cavs are getting the draft rights to Europeans Dimitrious..." October 13

  • JR Smith 'hurt' when initially told Dwyane Wade would start for Cavaliers

    ESPN "JR Smith was taken aback by Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue's decision to start Dwyane Wade after he was initially told that Wade was brought in as a backup, Smith shared on an episode of the "Road Trippin'" podcast with teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye. "Honestly, I was hurt,..." October 13

  • Cavaliers’ coach thinks LeBron James will be “okay” for opener against Celtics

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James has been sidelined for days now with a sprained ankle, and while teams are far more cautious with stars during the preseason the fact that LeBron was questionable for opening night raised some eyebrows. Would he really miss the first game of the season, against Kyrie Irving and the..." October 13

  • Tyronn Lue, Dwyane Wade respond to Kyrie Irving's Cleveland shade

    ESPN "Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue’s deadpan expression said it all when he was asked about former Cavs guard Kyrie Irving's disparaging remarks about Cleveland in comparison to his new home with the Boston Celtics. “Oh, I thought he was talking about Cleveland,” Lue said at the Cavs'..." October 13

  • Reggie Miller shares the unique way Kyrie Irving learned about his trade to Celtics

    CBS Sports "Remember the Uncle Drew commercials with Kyrie Irving? Those are the ones where he's dressed up like an old man, checks into a pickup game and then starts taking over. In case you missed those, here's some good news: they're making a full-length Uncle Drew movie, which is set to come out in the..." October 13

  • A comment from JR Smith shows the subtle difficulty of playing with LeBron James

    Business Insider "The Cleveland Cavaliers made several changes to their roster this offseason, and with them, several changes to their rotations. Early in training camp, the Cavaliers decided to move starting center Tristan Thompson to the bench and slide Kevin Love to center. This week, the Cavs decided to..." October 13

  • Report: NBA teams now staying away from Trump Hotels

    Pro Basketball Talk "NBA players on the road stay in the kind of high-end hotels you don’t tell friends coming to town about because why should they spend that much? Ritz-Carltons, Four Seasons and the like are the norm. Some hotels that want to be regular NBA team stops have made adjustments for them such as taller..." October 13

  • Isaiah Thomas can't act like Danny Ainge's victim forever

    WEEI Boston "His personality alone told you that ex-Celtics leader Isaiah Thomas was probably never going to forgive Danny Ainge for trading him away from the Celtics and to the Cavaliers. In fact, it’s the exact stance Thomas is going take to begin his post-Celtics days. “I might not ever talk to Danny..." October 13

  • Draymond Green on 2017 NBA Finals: The Cavs 'Didn't Stand a F--king Chance'

    Bleacher Report "Simply beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals wasn't enough for Draymond Green. "They didn't stand a f--king chance," Green said in an interview with GQ's Clay Skipper (Warning: link contains NSFW language). "It pissed me off we didn't sweep them, though." After falling to..." October 12

  • Ainge responds to Thomas' comments: 'You guys know how much I love Isaiah'

    CBS Sports "One of the most surprising moves of the offseason, the Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade, has had quite the fallout in both the cities and organizations involved. It continued recently with Thomas telling Lee Jenkins in a feature for Sports Illustrated that he might never speak to Celtics GM..." October 12

  • Kyrie Irving: 'Vast difference' between cities of Boston, Cleveland

    ESPN "Kyrie Irving has added more spice to the Celtics-Cavaliers season opener. Irving, who asked to be traded out of Cleveland and wound up in Boston this summer after three straight NBA Finals trips with LeBron James and the Cavaliers, said he sees "a vast difference" between the..." October 12