Cavaliers Rumors & News

  • Kevin Love says he's a 'toss-up' for Game 7 vs. Celtics

    CBS Sports "Love will continue to be evaluated, but considers himself questionable for Sunday's Game 7, according to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic. Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers got off to an unfortunate start, as Kevin Love had to..." May 26

  • LeBron James: No issues with leg, focused on resting up for Game 7

    ESPN "LeBron James avoided what could have been a severe, season-ending injury when Larry Nance Jr. crashed into his right leg in the fourth quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 109-99 Game 6 victory over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals Friday. Nance fell to the floor..." May 26

  • Kevin Love exits Game 6 after head-to-head collision with Jayson Tatum

    ESPN "Kevin Love exited the Cleveland Cavaliers' 109-99 win Friday after a head-to-head collision with Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. The team announced Love would not return during halftime and said the big man was being evaluated for a..." May 26

  • Cavs’ George Hill needs to find a Chipotle before Game 7

    Larry Brown Sports "Many players have pregame rituals. It’s just that George Hill’s pregame superstition is better than most. Hill says he ate Chipotle barbacoa before Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Cleveland, which the team won to tie the series. He says he also ate Chipotle..." May 26

  • Departing King? Cleveland businesses brace for another LeBron exodus

    The Score "Brendan Walton is the owner of A.J. Rocco’s, a cafe and bar located within walking distance of Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, where the Cavaliersplay. In his 17 years of owning the business, Walton has never seen a night like the evening of Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals..." May 25

  • It’s foolish to count out LeBron James and the Cavaliers quite yet

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Cavaliers have not been competitive on the road in their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Boston Celtics. Following a 13-point loss in Boston Wednesday night, the three-time defending conference champs have lost all three road games in this series by a combined 51..." May 24

  • LeBron James sets NBA record with 12th straight All-NBA appearance

    Cavs Nation "The NBA announced the winners of this season’s First, Second and Third Teams on Thursday afternoon. Among the players who earned a First Team nod is Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James, who has now been given the honor an NBA-record 12 consecutive times (14 total All-NBA..." May 24

  • James Harden, LeBron James headline 2017-18 All-NBA First Team

    Sporting News "The NBA on Thursday announced James Harden, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Damian Lillard and Kevin Durant have been named to the 2017-18 All-NBA First Team. May 24

  • LeBron James says we don’t know full story of his upbringing, but he’ll reveal it after retirement

    Pro Basketball Talk "LeBron James was on the cover of Sports Illustrated in high school – as a junior. He has been in the spotlight ever since, somehow living up to the outsized expectations set while he was a teenager. His story has been told and retold – how he and his..." May 24

  • LeBron dismisses talk of fatigue; Tyronn Lue admits he looked tired

    ESPN "For perhaps the first time this postseason and certainly during the Eastern Conference finals, LeBron James showed some signs of fatigue Wednesday night as the Boston Celtics took a 3-2 series lead with a 96-83 Game 5 win over the Cleveland..." May 24

  • Tyronn Lue on why Kyle Korver played fewer minutes

    Cavs Nation "Kyle Korver conspicuously played in fewer minutes in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday than he usually gets in these playoffs. When asked about it following the Cavs’ 93-86 loss, Cleveland head coach Tyronn Lue gave a rather interesting explanation, per Tomer Azarly of..." May 24

  • Korver succeeds in season of sorrow

    ESPN "ON a mid-March day in Central Iowa, Kyle Korver and his three brothers were watching the NCAA tournament together in the same room. Despite his alma mater, Creighton, losing, it was a good day and a good memory. Korver has hung on to that moment and others like it over the past two..." May 23

  • Gobert, Davis, Oladipo, Holiday, Covington On 2018 NBA All-Defensive Team

    Real GM Basketball "Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans lead the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive First Team. Gobert was voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the second year in a row, as selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.  The..." May 23

  • Raja Bell says LeBron's supporting cast must be 'average' to steal Game 5

    CBS Sports "In a typical conference finals setting, each role player must be firing on all cylinders to have a shot at advancing to the Finals. That's not necessarily the case for Cleveland, however, which boasts the best player in the world in LeBron James playing above even his own lofty..." May 23

  • CJ McCollum calls Cavs one of worst defensive teams he has ever faced

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers haven’t exactly been a defensive juggernaut this season, but one star player thinks that they are historically bad on that end. Speaking during an episode of his “Pull Up” podcast on Tuesday, Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum put the..." May 22

  • LeBron James on Data Saying He's Slowing Down: The Dumbest S--t I've Ever Heard'

    Bleacher Report "LeBron James doesn't care what the numbers say—he knows his game better than anyone else. The NBA has implemented a system that can track a player's every move. Well, according to The Athletic's Jason Lloyd, nobody in the Eastern Conference Finals..." May 22

  • Mitchell, Simmons Voted Unanimous All-Rookie First Teamers

    SLAM Online "Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Sixers guard Ben Simmons were voted as unanimous NBA All-Rookie First Team selections, the NBA announced on Tuesday. Celtics wing Jayson Tatum would have been unanimous First-Team, if not for one Second-Team..." May 22

  • Kevin Love, Jeff Green dealing with minor injuries that could explain rough Game 4 performances

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Two veterans the Cavaliers depend upon had rough nights in the team's Game 4 win over Boston in the Eastern finals, and minor injuries could have had something to do with it. Kevin Love suffered through six turnovers in the Cavs' 111-102 win, a playoff-career worst for Love..." May 22

  • Tristan Thompson re-emerges as Cavs' X-factor in midst of roller-coaster playoff run

    Sporting News "The Celtics guard barreled to the left side of the lane, but he forgot to use his outside hand for the layup. He didn't see Tristan Thompson coming.  Thompson, who trailed the play, smacked Rozier's shot off the backboard into George Hill's hands, and by the time..." May 22

  • NBA playoffs mired in worst pre-Finals competitive-game drought ever

    Pro Basketball Talk "Exciting games. Clutch plays. Close finishes. Remember those? The NBA playoffs have hit a lull. It has been 11 days since the last game decided by fewer than 10 points. Longer competitive-game droughts have occurred – though not many, and never before..." May 22

  • Sixers need LeBron James to compete with Celtics

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Despite the Sixers' meteoric ascension from 10 wins two seasons ago to 52 this past year, "the process" and how they got to this point remains a polarizing discussion. There are those in the anti-process camp who will never believe that intentionally losing to gain assets is the..." May 22

  • LeBron James passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for all-time FG playoff record

    ESPN "LeBron James' two game-winning buzzer-beaters these playoffs might be more memorable, but his jump shot midway through the second quarter of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday was the most historic. The 22-foot jumper off a JR Smith feed was the 2,357th..." May 22

  • LeBron James ties Allen Iverson with sixth 40-point playoff game

    247 Sports "LeBron James has been carrying the Cleveland Cavaliers throughout these playoffs. That was a natural effect of the Kyrie Irving trade. The Cavaliers don't have another scorer who can carry the burden, forcing James to dominate just to give his team a chance in the playoffs..." May 22

  • LeBron James 'appreciative' of hometown effort to put up statue of him

    Sporting News "LeBron James is already a legend in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, and now a statue could be put up in his honor. Aaron Carey, who played basketball at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High School six years after James did, started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the statue, the..." May 21

  • Cavs must maintain sense of urgency entering Game 4, Ty Lue says

    ESPN "Down 0-2 in the Eastern Conference finals heading into Saturday's Game 3, Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue had desperation on his side as his team played with a have-to-have-it edge in their 116-86 blowout of the Boston Celtics. Now Lue is tasked with distilling that same..." May 21

  • Could the NBA Conference Finals Be Any More Boring?

    The Big Lead "The NBA is a feel-good place where the public focuses on the positives instead of wading into the muck and mire to bring everyone down. And, hey, that’s a good thing because sports are supposed to be fun. But what might it look like if we applied the same “is this bad for the..." May 21

  • Scottie Pippen Won’t Compare LeBron and Jordan

    The Sports Post "The days of comparing LeBron James and Michael Jordan are over… for Scottie Pippen. For us, sports fans and pundits alike, these comparisons will never die. After all, why enjoy generational talents when you can just dissect literally everything two athletes do and don’t do? Why..." May 21

  • Marcus Morris acknowledges ‘s–t job’ defensively on LeBron James in Game 3

    Larry Brown Sports "LeBron James well and truly scorched the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, and Marcus Morris is owning up to it. James delivered a 27-point, 12-assist performance against the Celtics to cut Cleveland’s series deficit to 2-1. Morris, his primary defender,..." May 20

  • LeBron James' Cavs were their best selves in Game 3, but can they keep it up?

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers had a pep in their collective step on Saturday, and they should have. Down 2-0 heading into Game 3 of their conference finals series against the Boston Celtics, the Cavaliers' season was essentially on the line.  You could tell mere minutes into the..." May 20

  • Watch: LeBron Throws Towel Away From Trump Supporter Clearly Asking for it

    12 Up "​As we all know, LeBron James is one of the many NBA stars who has a bit of a ​beef with President Donald Trump. It all really came to light when James backed Steph Curry after the Warriors guard made it known he ​wasn't going to visit the White House. And now, James has doubled..." May 20

  • Jalen Rose Believes LeBron James Should Sign With This Team In Free Agency

    NESN "LeBron James has the opportunity to make a career-altering change this summer. James is expected to opt out of his current contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and become a free agent come July. While the star forward will have his pick of a number of attractive destinations, one NBA..." May 20

  • Cavaliers’ Kendrick Perkins not into “all that new stuff” like Chewbacca

    Pro Basketball Talk "Chewbacca was at Game 3 in Cleveland Saturday. Sitting courtside. Why? Because growing up on Kashyyyk he played a little hoop and admires LeBron James‘ skill? Because Drake gave him the tickets? Maybe. I mean, it’s not like that was just a clever little publicity stunt for..." May 20

  • J.R. Smith admits to 3-day off helping Cavs’ old legs

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers pushed their way back in the Eastern Conference Finals with a blowout 116-86 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 3 on Saturday. It was a collective offensive effort from the Cavaliers that they have yet to show against the Celtics that had put them in a quick..." May 20

  • Tyronn Lue: Give credit to Tristan Thompson's defense against Al Horford

    ESPN "Following a resounding 116-86 win in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love said that the key to the team getting back into the series has been Tristan Thompson's defense on Boston Celtics All-Star Al Horford. "Tristan has..." May 20

  • LeBron James: 'I lose sleep' after any playoff loss

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "LeBron James said after Game 1 he had "zero concern" with his Cavaliers being down 1-0 to the Celtics in Eastern Conference finals. Now that the Cavs are down 2-0 heading into Game 3 in Cleveland tonight, though, James admitted: "I lose sleep" after these..." May 19

  • Tyronn Lue wants Cavaliers to play at faster pace in Game 3

    Sporting News "The Cavaliers want to play faster. Cleveland fell into an 0-2 hole when it dropped back-to-back games to the Celtics in Boston to open the Eastern Conference Finals. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said the team plans to play at a quicker tempo Saturday in Game 3. "We have..." May 19

  • How the 76ers could land LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard

    247 Sports "After a solid 2017-18 season that saw them jump from a 28-win lottery team to a 52-win playoff team that went to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Philadelphia 76ers are looking to continue their progression over the offseason by making a [major] splash in free agency.  The..." May 18

  • Why players across the NBA think Jose Calderon is worth $2.2 billion

    ESPN "Although he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in February, Channing Frye's impact on the Cleveland Cavaliers can still be felt, in the form of one of the team's most cherished inside jokes. The Cavs think Jose Calderon is a billionaire. Frye, who even by NBA..." May 18

  • NBA rumors: Another sign Cavaliers' LeBron James could land with Sixers

    Newark Star-Ledger "Get ready for the summer of LeBron James. With the Cavaliers staring at an 0-2 hole in the Eastern Conference Finals vs. the Boston Celtics, James' season could be over soon. Then the real fun begins: James' potential date with free agency. Over..." May 18

  • Is This the Worst Supporting Cast LeBron Has Ever Had?

    Bleacher Report "You might recognize some of the players surrounding LeBron James on the Cleveland Cavaliers' playoff roster, but that doesn't mean they're playing high-quality basketball. With his team down two games to none in an Eastern Conference Finals against the..." May 18

  • Report: Anthony Bennett likely would’ve fallen out of lottery if Cavaliers didn’t draft him No. 1

    Pro Basketball Talk "Sometimes, teams pilloried for drafting a bust were just in the wrong place at the wrong time. One of the Trail Blazers or SuperSonics were always going to wind up using a top-two pick on Greg Oden, no matter whether Portland picked him or Kevin Durant No. 1 in 2007. Darko..." May 18

  • Larry Nance Jr. Was Incentive For Cavaliers To Take Jordan Clarkson From Lakers

    Lakers Nation "The Los Angeles Lakers have been one of the more active teams in the NBA since installing Magic Johnson as president of basketball operations and Rob Pelinka as general manager. Together, they have aggressively remade the roster as they hope to bring the team back to the playoffs. One..." May 18

  • Rockets have no intentions of pursuing LeBron James

    Clutch Points "Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James will become a free agent this summer. His name has been constantly on the rumor mill, guessing where he’ll head to next. The Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers are top destinations for the Cavs star...." May 18

  • Brian Windhorst can’t envision LeBron James moving to the Western Conference

    Cavs Nation "Another offseason, another LeBron James free agency drama. Many believe that if the Cleveland Cavaliers don’t win a ring this year, James will leave the Cavs for the second time in his career. Several teams are up in the running for the King’s next destination. But according to..." May 18

  • Cavaliers J.R. Smith: 'We're making LeBron play hero ball'

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Cavaliers head into Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics down 2-0 in the series. Not only did Cleveland drop the first two games, they lacked the competitiveness that has in the past defined LeBron James-led squads. In fact, Cleveland lost..." May 17

  • 2018 NBA Draft Picks By Team

    Hoops Rumors "While the Sixers were knocked out of the 2018 playoffs in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by the underdog Celtics, few teams are better positioned in this year’s draft than Philadelphia. The 76ers own six of the 60 picks in the 2018 NBA draft, including a pair of..." May 17

  • LeBron And Tyronn Lue Reportedly Wanted DeAndre Jordan At The Trade Deadline

    Uproxx "The Cavaliers find themselves in a 0-2 hole after the Boston Celtics have handled them with relative ease in the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals. If Game 1 was a “feel out” game for LeBron James and company, Game 2 was a bit more discouraging as James put..." May 17

  • Cavaliers have tools to improve roster around LeBron or smooth transition if he leaves this offseason

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kendrick Perkins has played in exactly one NBA game in the last two years, yet in April the Cavaliers gave him a contract that could be worth $2.44 million next season. Perkins, 33, signed with the Cavs on the final day of the 2018 regular season and played that night against the..." May 17

  • A Cavs Player Called Danny Ainge A ‘F*cking Thief’ For The Irving Trade

    Uproxx "No individual thing looms larger as the Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves down 2-0 to the Boston Celtics than the Kyrie Irving trade. While Irving is celebrating on the sidelines with his teammates during the Eastern Conference Finals tilt, the Cavaliers look like a team that are..." May 16