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  • A Healthy Kevin Love Is Exactly What The Cavs Needed

    Dime Magazine "It’s been a long season for the Cleveland Cavaliers. While a dip in overall performance was expected in the post-LeBron James era, many believed the Cavs would remain competitive in 2018-19 and some even projected Cleveland to hang around the playoff race for the majority of the campaign...." March 15

  • Why J.R. Smith May (Or May Not) Be A Valuable Offseason Trade Chip

    Hoops Rumors "Even though J.R. Smith hasn’t played for the Cavaliers or been with the team since November, he still technically remains under contract with Cleveland. The Cavs explored possible trades before the deadline but couldn’t find anything to their liking...." March 14

  • The 2019 Cleveland Cavaliers Have The Worst Defense In NBA History

    Fadeaway World "The 2019 Cavaliers Have The Worst Defense In NBA History The Cleveland Cavaliers are setting records in the wrong way. The team has the worst defense in NBA history, literally. Basketball-Reference shows that the Cavaliers as the worst defensive rating in NBA history followed by the..." March 13

  • Knicks, Hawks, Suns Carrying Most 2018/19 Dead Money

    Hoops Rumors "All but two 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 (or having 10-day contracts..." March 12

  • David Griffin: Cavs Tried to Pair Kevin Durant, LeBron James After 2016 Finals

    Bleacher Report "While the Golden State Warriors changed the course of NBA history by signing Kevin Durant in July 2016, the Cleveland Cavaliers once dreamed of teaming the former Oklahoma City Thunder star with LeBron James. Former Cleveland..." March 12

  • Report: Cavs already bracing for Marquese Chriss suspension

    Cavs Nation "Cavs forward Marquese Chriss was involved in an on-court scuffle with Raptors big man Serge Ibaka in the third quarter of Monday night’s game. Chriss and Ibaka were ejected for their actions and both teams are preparing for suspensions. The incident occurred..." March 12

  • Report: Cavaliers suggest Serge Ibaka snapped because they keep beating Raptors

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In the aftermath of Monday night’s game, players were still trying to process what happened between Serge Ibaka and Marquese Chriss -- a brief moment late in the third quarter that exploded quickly, led to punches being thrown and a pair of ejections. On the record, nobody was..." March 12

  • Raptors' Ibaka and Cavs' Chriss ejected after brawl

    247 Sports "For a game between the second-best and the second-worst in the NBA, this sure got interesting. Not only did the Cleveland Cavaliers come out to play versus the Toronto Raptors -- they led 91-77 at the end of three quarters -- two of their key big man got into it..." March 11

  • Cavs eliminated from playoff contention, guarantees fresh Finals matchup

    The Score "The LeBron James-less Cleveland Cavaliers were officially eliminated from postseason contention Friday night following a 126-110 road loss to the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena. While Cleveland was essentially written off as a contender the moment James elected to sign with the..." March 09

  • Matthew Dellavedova placed in NBA concussion protocol, feeling ‘woozy’ after hard hit in Brooklyn

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Cavaliers backup point guard Matthew Dellavedova has been placed in the NBA concussion protocol and will be out indefinitely. Dellavedova sustained the concussion in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s loss against the Brooklyn Nets. He exited at the 5:09 mark and never..." March 08

  • Report: NBA ticket sales down slightly this season

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of the NBA changed quite dramatically last offseason when LeBron James decided to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. While it may be a coincidence, that has not resulted in an increased level of interest in the league. In a recent conversation with Bill Simmons of The..." March 08

  • Adam Silver Admitted Shorter Contracts Have Given Star Players Too Much Power

    Dime Magazine "Adam Silver sat down with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons for a wide-ranging chat about the state of the NBA at the annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, and was surprisingly candid about the biggest challenges his league faces in 2019. Right off the bat, Silver made a somewhat..." March 07

  • Cavaliers trying to teach Collin Sexton how to play without the ball: ‘It can really enhance his game’

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As the season progressed and rookie Collin Sexton began showing up on the scouting report more frequently, the Cleveland Cavaliers noticed opponents targeting Sexton. The Cavs were making it easier, often asking Sexton to initiate offense with the ball in his hands, so they made a..." March 06

  • LeBron James' former Cavs teammates refuse to count him out of playoffs

    Sporting News "Many around the NBA have already counted LeBron James out of the playoffs, with some suggesting the Lakers should shut him down for the rest of the season — but the four-time MVP's former Cleveland teammates refuse to rule him out of the playoffs just..." March 06

  • Adam Silver Says ‘A Lot’ Of NBA Players Are ‘Generally Unhappy’

    NESN "Speaking at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver gave a sobering answer about the mental health of players in the league. As part of an hour-long panel with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons, Silver said that a lot of the players he interacts..." March 05

  • Cavs’ Kevin Love thinks Zion Williamson should shut it down at Duke

    Cavs Nation "Cavs All-Star Kevin Love feels that Duke standout Zion Williamson should “shut it down” for the rest of this season to avoid further complications. Williamson is projected to be a top-three pick in the upcoming NBA Draft. He was enjoying an outstanding rookie..." March 04

  • Khloe Kardashian 'Tristan's to Blame, Not Jordyn For My Family Breakup'

    TMZ "Khloe Kardashian's had a change of heart, because now she's saying Jordyn Woods should not be blamed for breaking up her family ... this is Tristan Thompson's doing. Khloe just posted a series of tweets starting with, "This has been an awful week & I know..." March 02

  • Collin Sexton's improvement coincides with Kevin Love returning to Cavs

    The News-Herald "Fans obsessed with wanting the Cavaliers to lose to increase their chances of winning the draft lottery don’t like it. But the Cavs won four of their last six games heading into their contest at The Q with the Detroit Pistons on March 2. The recent success coincides with the..." March 02

  • Woman Claims Tristan Thompson Has a Secret Snapchat to Cheat on Khloe With His Thotourage

    Black Sports Online "Khloe didn’t speak with Kris Jenner before going on Twitter this morning to blame Jordyn Woods for breaking up her family. Tristan kissed Jordyn, but that is probably the least egregious thing he has done to Khloe over the past two years. After Khloe’s tweet a..." March 02

  • Cleveland Cavaliers C Channing Frye reveals plans to retire at season's end

    WKYC "With a playoff spot all but out of reach for the Cleveland Cavaliers, their 2018-19 season is scheduled to come to an end on April 9. With that, so too will the careers of one of the franchise's all-time fan favorites. On Friday, Channing Frye took to Instagram to reveal his plans..." March 01

  • Gilbert Arenas Blames Khloé Kardashian for Tristan Thompson's Infidelity

    Complex "Ex-NBA player Gilbert Arenas places the blame for Khloé Kardashian’s failed relationship with Tristan Thompson squarely on her. Arenas shared his thoughts in a fairly graphic Instagram comment, explaining he thinks everyone Khloé has dated cheats on her because of..." March 01

  • Jordyn Woods Allegedly Slept With Tristan Thompson & James Harden On The Same Night

    Total Pro Sports "This story just gets wilder and wilder as the days go by. Family friend Jordyn Woods has become public enemy #1 after it was revealed that she slept with Tristan Thompson, knowing full well he was in a relationship with Khloe Kardashian. As it turns out, the Cleveland..." February 28

  • NBA Hasn't Received Demand To Increase Jersey Sponsorship Patch Size

    Sports Business Daily "The NBA’s jersey patch program is more than halfway through its three-season test and the results are clear: It’s a slam dunk. As the league continues to search for new revenue, the patch program has delivered, generating more than $150 million. And 20 of the 29 team patch..." February 27

  • Cavaliers Will Attempt To Trade J.R. Smith In June

    Real GM Basketball "The Cleveland Cavaliers will not buyout J.R. Smith before the deadline as they have every intention of attempting to trade him in June. Smith signed a four-year, $57 million contract with the Cavaliers in 2016 with just $3.8 million of his $15.6 million salary for 19-20..." February 27

  • J.R. Smith buyout unlikely as Cavs collect contracts as trade assets

    Cavs Nation "The NBA’s trade deadline has passed, and the Cavs were unable to find a new home for J.R. Smith, who has been away from the team for much of this season. Some thought the two parties might agree on the terms of a buyout, but it seems that won’t be the case. Smith and..." February 26

  • Lamar Odom Wants to Contact Khloe Kardashian

    Black Sports Online "Khloe Kardashian has horrible luck with men. Honestly, it doesn’t appear she ever really got over Lamar Odom and just got with the first guy who showed her any attention at all and that was Tristan Thompson. TTK just used her for clout while cheating on her throughout..." February 25

  • NBA jersey patch program has generated $150 million

    Mass Live "Some fans weren’t particularly thrilled when the Boston Celtics, along with the rest of the NBA, decided to add an advertiser patch to their jerseys. The traditional jerseys, it was said, were sullied by a cash grab, and tradition had been sold out for a few bucks. Well, it..." February 25

  • Can contenders still find contributors for playoff runs?

    Sporting News "The time for trades has ended, but contenders searching for slight upgrades still have the ability to scour the buyout market. As long as they are waived by March 1, buyout candidates are eligible to compete in the postseason. These kinds of players typically only fill small..." February 25

  • Jordyn Woods Says Sorry for Tristan Hookup, Blames Booze

    TMZ "Jordyn Woods can't handle her booze and that's why she was down to make out with Tristan Thompson and blow up her relationship with the Kardashians ... that's her story, anyway. Sources close to Jordyn tell TMZ ... she has been begging her..." February 25

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. NBA.com published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Cardi B Wants People to ‘Uplift’ Khloé and Tristan Instead of Laughing at Their Pain

    Complex "Cardi B has weighed in on Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson’s cheating scandal. The rapper took to Instagram Live on Wednesday to question why “women don’t have more compassion towards each other?” “I’m seeing this whole..." February 21

  • Report: Bucks interested in Cavs’ J.R. Smith

    Cavs Nation "The Milwaukee Bucks have shown interest in Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith, according to Joe Vardon of The Athletic. Smith and the Cavs are not close on a buyout, and previous reports have mentioned the team wasn’t interested in..." February 21

  • Kevin Love not planning to miss any more games, as Cavaliers ready for home stretch

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Love spent the All-Star break relaxing in Turks and Caicos and soaking up the Caribbean sun. His red arms are proof. That getaway has him ready for the homestretch, a 24-game sprint to the end of one of the most frustrating seasons of his NBA career. “I think..." February 21

  • Kim Kardashian 'I'm Done with You, Tristan and Jordyn' ... Unfollows on Instagram

    TMZ "Kim Kardashian feels betrayed by Tristan Thompson and Kylie's best friend, Jordyn Woods ... so now, they're dead to her on Instagram. Kim pulled the plug -- unfollowing the 2 on Instagram -- in the wake of TMZ's story that Khloe split with Tristan after he hooked up with..." February 20

  • Tristan Thompson Reportedly “Doesn’t Really Care” That Khloé Kardashian Broke Up With Him

    Total Pro Sports "If Khloe Kardashian didn’t know exactly how Tristan Thompson felt about her and their relationship after he cheated multiple times last year, he showed her again by allegedly cheating with family friend, Jordyn Woods last week. The news came out this week, with Khloe confirming..." February 20

  • Former Cavs GM David Griffin Gives Us A Look Into What Makes The Trade Deadline Stressful

    Dime Magazine "The 2019 version of the NBA trade deadline was one of the more chaotic ones in the league’s history, with big names like Kristaps Porzingis and Tobias Harris changing teams and another, Anthony Davis, asking for a trade that ultimately never came to fruition. All of that traffic had David..." February 20

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • Tristan Denies Report About Split With Khloé Over Alleged Hookup With Kylie's Friend Jordyn Woods

    Complex "Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have reportedly called it quits. According to TMZ, Kardashian broke up with the NBA star after his alleged infedility over the weekend. Sources told the outlet Thompson flew to Los Angeles on Thursday to spend Valentine's Day with..." February 19

  • Khloe Kardashian Splits With Tristan For Allegedly Cheating with Kylie's BFF

    TMZ "Khloe Kardashian has thrown in the towel, breaking up with Tristan Thompson after she found out her baby daddy allegedly cheated on her with Kylie Jenner's best friend ... TMZ has learned. We're told Tristan flew into Los Angeles to spend Valentine's..." February 19

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • Rodney Hood happy with trade to Blazers despite veto power

    Hoops Hype "In the weeks leading up to the trade deadline, Rodney Hood was pretty certain his days with the Cleveland Cavaliers were numbered. It was clear the rebuilding Cavs wanted to ship away veterans for draft picks and young talent. Also, Hood could veto any trade since he signed for the..." February 14

  • Cleveland Cavaliers sign Nik Stauskas to deal for remainder of season: Sources

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Nik Stauskas to a deal for the remainder of the season, league sources told cleveland.com Monday morning. Stauskas was first acquired by the Cavs in last week’s Rodney Hood trade. Two days later, Stauskas was sent to the..." February 11

  • What’s The Best Possible Plan For Kevin Love And The Cavs?

    Uproxx "On Friday night for the first time since Oct. 24 — a span of 50 regular season games —Kevin Love played NBA basketball again. After undergoing foot surgery four games in to the 2018-2019 regular season, Love had been glued to the bench, his uniform reduced to an array of Banana..." February 10

  • Report: Kyrie Irving believed LeBron James wanted Cavaliers to trade Irving

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kyrie Irving reportedly requested a trade from the Cavaliers only after hearing they discussed trading him. But maybe Irving’s problem wasn’t with the Cavs as an organization exploring trading him. Maybe it was with a specific Cav looking to trade him..." February 08

  • Kevin Love to make his return from injury on Friday vs. Wizards

    Cavs Nation "Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star power forward Kevin Love is back. The Cavs take on the Washington Wizards on Friday in the nation’s capital, and Kevin Love will play. Love has been out since October after suffering a toe injury which required..." February 08

  • Cavaliers won’t engage in JR Smith buyout discussions: Sources

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After failing to find a taker for JR Smith on Thursday afternoon, the Cleveland Cavaliers will not engage in buyout discussions with the exiled shooting guard, league sources told cleveland.com. Smith, who was sent away on Nov. 19, a move that the front office felt was best for..." February 08

  • Kevin Love might play tonight against the Wizards

    Fear The Sword "For the first time since second week of the season, there is a possibility that Kevin Love may play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The face of the franchise is listed as questionable as the team travels to Washington to take on the Wizards. If he is unable to play..." February 08

  • Kevin Love Trade Rumors: 'There Is Not a Serious Market' for Cavaliers Star

    Bleacher Report "If the Cleveland Cavaliers have any hope of trading five-time All-Star Kevin Love, they'll likely have to wait until the offseason at the earliest.  Love has appeared in just four games this season, and ESPN.com's Bobby Marks reported Thursday..." February 08

  • Cavaliers still looking to deal JR Smith ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Even after agreeing to their fourth trade this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers stayed busy on deadline eve, looking to find a new home for exiled swingman JR Smith, and the front office will continue with that goal up until 3 p.m. Thursday afternoon, league sources..." February 07