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  • Tyronn Lue says the Cavaliers aren’t rebuilding

    Fear The Sword "The Cavaliers are still left with a LeBron James-sized hole in their lineup heading into the 2018-19 season, but Tyronn Lue doesn’t think this team is primed for a rebuild. Lue correctly notes that giving 30-year-old Kevin Love a four-year..." September 24

  • Report: Kyle Korver contemplated retirement after season

    Yardbarker "Kyle Korver mulled the idea of retirement during the offseason before deciding to return for his 16th season in the NBA, reports Joe Vardon of The Athletic (Twitter link). Korver is entering the second year of his three-year deal with the Cavaliers. While a Korver retirement decision..." September 24

  • Jimmy Butler deal to Cavs unlikely due to lack of assets

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers are unlikely to find a trade for Jimmy Butler, despite their interest, given that their only major piece, the newly re-signed Kevin Love, can’t be traded for another six months, according to ESPN’s Zach Lowe. In addition, the..." September 24

  • New lottery rules change tanking incentives, starting this season

    Pro Basketball Talk "To paraphrase Jerry Tarkanian, the NBA is so mad at the 76ers, it’ll keep the Hawks losing another couple years. The NBA finally enacted lottery reform that will take effect this season. The measures appeared designed to curb Sam Hinkie’s ambitious..." September 23

  • Report: Cavaliers pursuing Jimmy Butler deal

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers lost a franchise player in the offseason, but it looks like they might be aggressive in obtaining what they hope would be another one. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Cavaliers are in pursuit of Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, who has..." September 23

  • Khloe and Tristan 'Don't Believe False Rumors We're Solid'

    TMZ "Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson showed solidarity Friday night by clasping hands at a birthday party. Khloe and Tristan showed up with Kourtney for the 21st birthday bash of Kylie Jenner's best friend, Jordyn Woods.  There were stories out this week about..." September 22

  • NBA announces three rule changes for 2018-19 season

    247 Sports "Some changes will be coming to the NBA for the 2018-19 season.  According to a press release from the league office, the NBA's Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass three rule changes for the 2018-19 season. The tweaks include a change to the shot clock..." September 21

  • Tristan Thompson Spotted Leaving Club With 2 Women Five Months After Cheating Scandal

    Total Pro Sports "It seems as if Tristan Thompson is back to his old tricks. Just 24 hours after news broke that Khloe Kardashian would be moving to Cleveland to be with Tristan Thompson, because she didn’t quite trust him to not cheat on her again, the Cleveland Cavaliers forward seems to have..." September 21

  • Report: Silver memo encourages teams to put more women in leadership roles

    The Score "NBA commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo "strongly" encouraging all 30 teams to increase the number of women in their organizations in general, including in leadership roles, and improve reporting processes for sexual harassment, sources told The Athletic's Shams..." September 21

  • Cavaliers Cut JaCorey Williams

    Hoops Rumors "JaCorey Williams‘ latest stint with the Cavaliers lasted a little longer than his time with the team a year ago, but not by much. A week after signing him, Cleveland has waived Williams, according to’s transactions log. In 2017, Williams was signed..." September 20

  • Rodney Hood wants to earn big contract from Cavaliers and plant roots in Cleveland community

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Rodney Hood would like to re-introduce himself to Cleveland. Why? Because he plans on staying here a while. Hood accepted the Cavs' one-year, $3.4 million qualifying offer on Sept. 9, following a summer of not getting the money he wanted in a contract from either..." September 19

  • Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, Tony Robbins part of group reported to be in talks to buy Sports Illustrated

    Awful Announcing "Days after Meredith sold Time to Mark and Lynne Benioff for $190 million, it appears to be nearing a deal to sell several more titles, including Sports Illustrated. A group which includes Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and motivational speaker Tony Robbins is reportedly in..." September 19

  • Cavaliers Sign Levi Randolph

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers have signed former Alabama standout Levi Randolph to a training camp contract, according to RealGM’s NBA transactions log. RealGM also lists Cleveland’s deal with Bonzie Colson, signaling that the previously-reported agreement is..." September 18

  • J.R. Smith Writes "HoopSmiths" Children's Book With His Brother

    Hot New Hip Hop "A portion of the book's proceeds will go to the J.R. Smith Youth Foundation. Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith and his brother Chris have teamed up to write a children's book titled "HoopSmiths," which comes out today, September 18. "HoopSmiths"..." September 18

  • Rodney Hood wants to earn big contract from Cavaliers and plant roots in Cleveland community

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Rodney Hood would like to re-introduce himself to Cleveland. Why? Because he plans on staying here a while. Hood accepted the Cavs' one-year, $3.4 million qualifying offer on Sept. 9, following a summer of not getting the money he wanted in a contract from either..." September 18

  • Kevin Love Fund Launches, to Focus on Prioritizing Mental Health

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love announced Tuesday that he is launching the Kevin Love Fund, which will aim to make mental health a priority. ESPN's Darren Rovell tweeted the following about the initiative: September 18

  • Bonzie Colson Added To Cavs Camp Roster

    Hoops Rumors "Former Notre Dame star forward Bonzie Colson has agreed to a training camp contract with the Cavaliers, Joe Vardon of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The addition of Colson gives Cleveland a full 20-player roster for camp. The Cavs also reached camp..." September 14

  • Kobi Simmons inks 1-year deal with Cavs

    Cavs Nation "Point guard Kobi Simmons has signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliersafter being released from his two-way deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Simmons got some run last season for the struggling Grizzlies, making 12..." September 14

  • Cavaliers Sign Forward JaCorey Williams

    Hoops Rumors "Forward JaCorey Williams has signed a contract with the Cavaliers, according to the RealGM transactions log. Terms were not disclosed but it’s almost certainly a training camp deal. Williams participated briefly in Cleveland’s training camp last season..." September 14

  • Cedi Osman's days as Cavaliers' understudy are over

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cedi Osman and Javier Munoz can relate. Munoz was the understudy to Lin-Manuel Miranda for "Hamilton," finally taking over for the Broadway megastar in July, 2016. Osman, well, he was an apprentice to LeBron James. In the run-up to the Cavs' 2018-19..." September 13

  • Report: Cavs sign Isaac Hamilton, Scoochie Smith to Exhibit 10 deals

    Cavs Nation "The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guards Isaac Hamilton a Scoochie Smith to respective Exhibit 10 deals, per RealGM’s Keith Smith. With the training camp just around the corner, the Cavs are looking to shore up potential talent to make up for the loss of LeBron..." September 13

  • Kevin Love hosts Cavaliers for pre-camp workouts at University of Miami

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "At least one of LeBron James' traditions remains on the Cavaliers. The players are working out together on location ahead of the start of training camp. Kevin Love, the new face of the franchise who signed a four-year, $120 million extension during the offseason, is..." September 12

  • Cavaliers star Kevin Love debuts his Banana Republic clothing line on 'The Daily Show'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cavaliers forward and Banana Republic pitchman Kevin Love gave fans a sneak preview of his new signature clothing line. Appearing on "The Daily Show" Monday, Love wore several pieces from the collection, branded BR/K.LOVE, including a leather biker jacket, cargo pants and..." September 11

  • Rodney Hood, Cavs Desperately Need New Deal to Work in Post-LeBron Era

    Bleacher Report "Rodney Hood is finally back with the Cleveland Cavaliers. After failing to reach a long-term agreement with the Cavs or any other team as a restricted free agent, Hood signed his qualifying offer of $3.4 million and will become an unrestricted free agent next summer, per..." September 10

  • Kevin Love must revert to Minnesota days if Cavaliers are to survive LeBron James' departure

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers are Kevin Love's team now. In the run-up to the Cavs' 2018-19 training camp that starts with media day on Sept. 24, is taking a look at each roster player and what might be expected of him this season if this team is to survive LeBron James'..." September 10

  • At least 18 NBA players will play for home country in FIBA World Cup qualifiers this month

    Pro Basketball Talk "We’ve focused mostly on the big names not taking part — Giannis Antetokounmpo, Danilo Gallinari, Marco Belinelli, any notable player for Team USA — in the September qualifying window for FIBA’s World Cup next season. If you..." September 10

  • Rodney Hood signs one-year qualifying offer to return to Cleveland Cavaliers "Restricted free agent forward Rodney Hood will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Joe Vardon of and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The Cavaliers extended the reported $3.4-million qualifying offer to..." September 09

  • Rodney Hood looking for 3-year, $27M deal from Cavaliers

    247 Sports "Free agent guard Rodney Hood is looking for a three-year deal worth approximately $9 million per year from the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to's Joe Vardon. Hood was acquired by the Cavs from the Utah Jazz at the February trade deadline as the Cavs..." September 09

  • Cavaliers sign David Nwaba to one-year, $1.5 million deal

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers and guard David Nwaba are finally partners, now that the free agent and former Bull has signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract. The Cavs and Nwaba agreed to join forces Aug. 1, but it was a peculiar set of circumstances. Why? Nwaba picked Cleveland without..." September 08

  • David Griffin: J.R. Smith hasn’t been motivated to stay in shape since signing long-term contract

    Pro Basketball Talk "J.R. Smith became a free agent after his first two seasons with the Cavaliers. Then, in 2016, Cleveland signed him to a contract that guaranteed $45.15 million over three years or paid $56.96 million if he was kept for a fourth year. From there, Smith’s play declined..." September 07

  • Here's how Cleveland Cavaliers fans can be part of the mosaic replacing the LeBron James banner

    WKYC "The city of Cleveland Planning Commission on Friday unveiled design plans for the replacement of the LeBron James banner downtown. The new design features one of the guardians of the Hope Memorial Bridge that connects Lorain and Carnegie avenues and says, "All for The Land."..." September 07

  • Cavs Work Out Tyler Ulis, Kobi Simmons, Brandon Paul, Rodney Purvis

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers worked out Tyler Ulis, Kobi Simmons, Brandon Paul and Rodney Purvis on Thursday. Ulis was released by the Phoenix Suns this offseason. " September 07

  • Report: Suns aren't interested in trading for George Hill

    247 Sports "The Phoenix Suns have done a great deal of reshaping their roster throughout the offseason. Despite the fact that Phoenix traded away a veteran piece of their backcourt in Brandon Knight, it doesn't appear that the Suns are extremely desperate to fill that hole anytime..." September 05

  • David Griffin: Cavs fans are going to see the best of Hood

    247 Sports "David Griffin is definitely a supporter of Rodney Hood. Although the Cleveland Cavaliers have yet to officially re-sign the 25-year-old guard, it's widely assumed that the two sides will eventually reach an agreement before the season begins. That would be because outside of the..." August 31

  • J.R. Smith surrenders to NYPD over cell phone toss outside Chelsea nightclub last month

    New York Daily News "Ex-Knicks knucklehead J.R. Smith was charged with criminal mischief Friday for tossing a fan’s cell phone into a Chelsea construction site last month, police said. Smith — last seen blowing an NBA Finals game for the Cavaliers when he forgot the score — marched into..." August 31

  • Cavaliers will see 'best version' of Tyronn Lue this season, says former GM David Griffin

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With his health in order -- thanks to some improvements to his lifestyle, eating habits and an important leave of absence at the end of last year's regular season -- plus a new emphasis on player development, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be getting a "revitalized version" of head..." August 31

  • 1 Year Later, Cavs Can Look Back and Call Kyrie Irving Trade a Success

    Bleacher Report "While the NBA typically enters an August hibernation period, last year's Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas swap between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics sent shock waves throughout the Eastern Conference. Rarely do contending teams trade an established talent for..." August 30

  • NBA's No. 1 Options Who Would Be Better Off as Sidekicks

    Bleacher Report "In the perfect-world NBA, all player roles fit like skinny jeans and prove ideal vehicles for their abilities. In the actual Association, roster construction and team dynamics often force players into roles that either mask their full range of skills or ask too much of..." August 29

  • The NBA Will Remove Restrictions On What Color Sneakers Players Can Wear Next Season

    Dime Magazine "For quite some time, the NBA has led the way when it comes to player expression and individualism, especially when compared to other major American sports. Players are generally entertaining on social media, fashion before and after games has been a point of popular monitoring, and the..." August 29

  • Former Cavs GM gives his take on LeBron James joining the Lakers

    Sportsnaut "During his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers, three-time NBA champion LeBron James had a close relationship with then-general manager David Griffin. Once Cleveland moved on from Griffin last summer, it seemed to expedite LeBron’s exit from Ohio for a second time. Knowing full..." August 28

  • Tyronn Lue: ‘It’s Hard to Replace LeBron James’

    SLAM Online "Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue acknowledges the painfully obvious: it’s hard, if not impossible, to replace LeBron James. James is now a Los Angeles Laker, and Lue says he’s excited to lead the Cavs’ as presently constructed. Lue adds that he..." August 27

  • Hawks, Nets Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "Nearly two-thirds of the NBA’s 30 teams are carrying some sort of “dead money” on their salary cap for 2018/19. This dead money is created as a result of having, at some point, waived a player who had guaranteed money left on his contract. In some cases, teams are..." August 23

  • Shorter reset of shot clock after offensive rebound among likely NBA rules changes, report says

    CBS Sports "The NBA is expected to pass three different rule changes next month during the Board of Governors meeting, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.  Most notable among the changes, is that after an offensive rebound, the shot clock will only reset to 14, instead of giving the..." August 23

  • How the Cleveland Cavaliers nearly became the Toronto Towers

    The Score "When the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA championship in 2016, a city whose identity had been defined by decades of heartbreak and disappointment finally - finally! - had something to celebrate. Yet, even the most un-Cleveland moment in Cleveland sports history comes..." August 22

  • ‘No Room for Mistakes’: Channing Frye on Playing With LeBron James

    USA Today "When it comes to LeBron James’ old team and his new team, few have a better perspective on what is to come for both than Channing Frye. A member of the Cleveland Cavaliers 2016 championship team and cemented forever in the city’s sports legacy, Frye also enjoyed highpoints..." August 22

  • Fellow Rookies Pick Ayton, Sexton As RoY Favorites

    Hoops Rumors "For the 10th time in 12 years, John Schuhmann of got the opportunity to ask the NBA’s incoming crop of rookies a series of questions related to their fellow draftees. Historically, the NBA rookies haven’t been particularly clairvoyant when it comes to..." August 21

  • Cavs unlikely to use remaining $3 million off exception from Kyrie Irving trade

    Cavs Nation "When the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics shook the NBA with a blockbuster deal last year that sent Kyrie Irving to Beantown and Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and a draft pick to The Land, the Cavs got a sizeable trade..." August 21

  • Kevin Love thought he was dying during Nov. 5 panic attack

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love thought he was dying the night of Nov. 5, when he laid on the floor inside the Cavaliers' locker room suffering from a panic attack. "I had a moment where I thought I was going to die," Love said to Carson Daly on NBC's The Today Show in an interview which..." August 20

  • Some NBA Owners Want Access To Mental Health Records Of Players

    Real GM Basketball "The public announcements from Kevin Love and DeMar DeRozan on their struggles with mental health have prompted action from Adam Silver and Michele Roberts. The National Basketball Players Association to hire Dr. William Parham as its first director of mental health and..." August 20

  • Report: Rodney Hood's only option is Cavaliers

    247 Sports "According to one NBA scout, Rodney Hood only has one option this season. During an interview with Bleacher Report's Greg Swartz, the aforementioned NBA scout flat-out stated that Hood's only option for 2018-19 is playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He says that no..." August 20