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  • Cavaliers C Tristan Thompson ejected for slapping Jae Crowder’s butt

    Yahoo! Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson made an early exit on Friday night, though not for a reason commonly seen across the league. Thompson was ejected late in the third quarter of their 113-109 loss to the Grizzlies at FedExForum after slapping Memphis forward Jae Crowder..." January 18

  • NBA World Erupts Watching Ja Morant Pull Off Two Insane Plays Friday Night

    Sportsnaut "Ja Morant is one of the NBA’s most exciting young stars, and his insane one-handed alley-oop dunk against the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night had everyone talking. Check out this absurd play as the Memphis Grizzlies rookie took to the skies to finish off a gorgeous..." January 18

  • NBA Owner Sounds off on NBA All-Star Weekend King of Court Proposal

    Heavy "NBA All-Star weekend is one of the most anticipated during the NBA season with dazzling and jaw-dropping events, such as the celebrity game, the rising stars’ game where you get you to see the league’s upcoming talent all in one place. There’s the three-point..." January 17

  • Rodney Dangerfield is the Most Disrespected Man in the NBA History

    The Big Lead "Disrespect is a funny thing. Athletes and those tasked with motivating athletes find it everywhere. Draft position. Public opinion. Betting odds. Predictions from talking heads. If you aren't with a team, you're against them. If you're not propping them up, you're bulletin board..." January 16

  • Suns Could Land Kevin Love

    Fadeaway World "With Kevin Love’s departure from the Cavaliers imminent, he has been in the center of the rumor mill. As a shooting, rebounding big man with Championship experience, the 5x All-Star is expected to have more than a few suitors ahead of February’s trade deadline. But perhaps..." January 16

  • Cavs Sign Matt Mooney To Two-Way Contract

    Fear The Sword "On the last day possible, the Cleveland Cavaliers have filled their final two-way contract slot. In a press release from the team, Cleveland announced that it had signed Matt Mooney to a two-way deal. The slot was opened up when the team waived Levi..." January 16

  • 5 Potential Kevin Love Trades

    Complex "The furor over Kevin Love’s on-court temper tantrum has subsided. It’s not entirely clear who or what caused the frustration to boil over, but the obvious candidates are the passing-challenged Collin Sexton, or the new coach John Beilein. Beilein himself took..." January 14

  • Cavs Apply For Disabled Player Exception For Dylan Windler

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers have applied for a disabled player exception in response to Dylan Windler‘s season-ending leg injury, sources tell Kelsey Russo of The Athletic (Twitter link). Windler is undergoing surgery to address his nagging lower left leg stress..." January 14

  • Kevin Love: LeBron James, Lakers 'could do something special'

    ESPN "LeBron James and Kevin Love shared an intricate postgame handshake -- a flurry of patted hands, fist pounds and high-fives -- then hugged and made their way to separate locker rooms. The Los Angeles Lakers' 128-99 win over the Cleveland..." January 14

  • What if the Cavs successfully traded for Paul George in 2017?

    Cavs Nation "There was a fleeting moment where Paul George and LeBron James were almost teammates. Back during the summer of 2017 when the Indiana Pacers were trying to find a trade for George, the Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Denver..." January 14

  • Kim Kardashian boos sister’s ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson at Lakers-Cavs game

    Larry Brown Sports "Kim Kardashian put family first on Monday night. Kardashian attended Monday’s Cleveland Cavaliers-Los Angeles Lakers game at Staples Center. Kardashian actually got into things at one point in the game and stood up to boo Tristan Thompson when he was at the free throw..." January 14

  • Tony Parker Is The Only Player With A Positive Record Against All 30 Teams, Including San Antonio Spurs

    Hoops Hype "Tony Parker announced his retirement last summer following a memorable career that saw him win four NBA titles and make the All-Star Game six times. His final year with the Hornets was not the stuff of legend, but one particular event during that season made his NBA career even more..." January 14

  • Tyronn Lue recalls the locker room mess he inherited in Cleveland

    Cavs Nation "Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue still recalls the state of emergency he was called into, receiving his first shot as a head coach in the NBA after being promoted from the bench, after the Cavs had chosen to part ways with David Blatt. Lue remembers..." January 14

  • Heat’s Jimmy Butler reveals his 5 toughest players to guard

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler is widely considered as one of the best defenders in the league today. Recently, the four-time All-Defensive team member penned an article for The Players’ Tribune, wherein he openly spoke about some of the most challenging..." January 13

  • Cavs rookie Dylan Windler ruled out for season

    Fear The Sword "According to a release sent out by the Cavs, rookie wing Dylan Windler will miss the remainder of the 2019-20 season due to “ongoing symptoms relate to his left lower leg stress reaction.”  Windler suffered the injury at the beginning of the season, came..." January 13

  • Two-Way Contract Situations To Watch This Week

    Hoops Rumors "January 15 is the last day that NBA teams can sign a player to a two-way contract this season. After that date, teams can still waive two-way players or promote them to their 15-man rosters, but they can’t bring aboard new players on two-way contracts as replacements. With that..." January 13

  • Cavaliers Waive Levi Randolph

    Hoops Rumors "The Cavaliers have waived swingman Levi Randolph, according to Kelsey Russo of The Athletic. Randolph was on a two-way contract with the organization. " January 12

  • NBA trade deadline: Will Kevin Love, Chris Paul be dealt before the deadline?

    USA Today "The NBA trade deadline is less than a month away. Utah and Cleveland executed a trade that has paid early dividends for the Jazz with Jordan Clarkson helping the bench but that is the only trade this season. There will be more between now and the Feb. 6 trade deadline. Some..." January 10

  • Do you believe John Beilein’s ‘slugs’ explanation? Tristan Thompson sidesteps question

    Pro Basketball Talk "Six Cavaliers players addressed John Beilein’s thugs-slugs jumble yesterday. Five offered clear support of their coach for this volatile situation. The exception: Tristan Thompson. “At the end of the day, he’s our head coach,” Thompson..." January 10

  • Stephen A. Smith, Michael Wilbon to coach NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

    Sportress of Blogitude "The All-Star Celebrity Game during NBA All-Star Weekend is often one of the more entertaining events of the three-day league showcase, simply due to the novelty of watching stars chucking up shots. With ESPN televising the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday, Feb. 14, it is not a..." January 10

  • Shaquille O’Neal calls Cavs ‘soft,’ defends John Beilein over ‘thugs’ error

    Larry Brown Sports "Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein came under fire this week for a term he used during a film session with his players, and you can count Shaquille O’Neal among those who do not understand what all the fuss is about. Shaq and the rest of TNT’s “Inside the..." January 10

  • Instagram model Tammy Hembrow: Entire sports team has invaded my DMs

    New York Post "Model and fitness influencer Tammy Hembrow is Australia’s hottest Instagram star right now — and at least one sport team agrees. The 25-year-old social media starlet has opened up on the number of direct messages she has been receiving recently from athletes around the..." January 10

  • Cavs HC John Beilein called players 'thugs' in film session

    SI "Cavaliers coach John Beilein left his players "stunned" after he said they were no longer playing like "a bunch of thugs" in a film session on Wednesday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowki reports.  Beilein reportedly did not know he used the phrase until..." January 09

  • Cavs' Jim Beilein delivers 'emotional apology,' expected to remain HC

    The Score "Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein delivered an "emotional apology" to his players prior to Thursday's shootaround, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Cavs plan to retain Beilein and general manager Koby Altman met individually with..." January 09

  • Cavaliers Sign Alfonzo McKinnie To 10-Day Deal

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed swingman Alfonzo McKinnie to a 10-day contract, the team announced Thursday morning. McKinnie, 27, played in 23 games with the Cavs before being waived on Jan. 6, ahead of his contract becoming fully guaranteed for the remainder of the 2019-20..." January 09

  • 3 Players That Can Help Joel Embiid And Ben Simmons Win A Championship This Season

    Fadeaway World "The Philadelphia 76ers looked like the team to beat entering this season. After an eventful offseason, many expected this team to coast through the Eastern Conference, but this doesn’t seem like the case. The Sixers have fallen back to Earth after their 5-0 start and this recent..." January 09

  • Cavs players dislike John Beilein’s long, redundant film sessions

    Cavs Nation "More rumors have now come out of the Cleveland Cavaliers camp pertaining to head coach John Beilein’s unsavory relationship with his players. Recently, team insider Joe Vardon reported that another thing Cavs players dislike about Beilein’s coaching style is his..." January 09

  • Cavs Sign Tyler Cook To 10-Day Contract

    Hoops Rumors "After releasing Alfonzo McKinnie and Tyler Cook earlier this week, the Cavaliers have now brought back both players on 10-day contracts. Cleveland announced its new 10-day deal with Cook this afternoon in a press release after re-signing..." January 09

  • John Beilein Left Michigan For This?

    The Big Lead "John Beilein shocked the basketball world in May when he left the cozy confines of Ann Arbor for Cleveland. After a long, largely unglamorous rise to become one of the best coaches in college basketball at a perennially relevant program, he violently veered off course to steer the..." January 09

  • Cavs' John Beilein Apologizes For Calling Players 'Thugs,' I Meant 'Slugs'

    TMZ "Cavaliers coach John Beilein was forced to apologize to his players Wednesday after he says he accidentally called them "thugs" during a team meeting. Here's the deal ... the 66-year-old was reportedly praising his Cleveland squad during a film session when he..." January 09

  • Eric Stern opens up about his dad David Stern, former NBA commissioner

    USA Today "Eric Stern appreciated all the words said and written about his father, former NBA commissioner David Stern, who died on New Year’s Day. “It’s all very nice,” Stern told USA TODAY Sports in a phone interview. But what also had tremendous meaning to..." January 08

  • The Top 5 Best Destinations For Lakers' Kyle Kuzma

    Fadeaway World "With the Trade Deadline approaching, many teams are expected to make changes to their rosters. While many of the teams expected to make some moves are fringe playoff teams, there are a handful of teams at the top of the league record-wise that could look to dabble in the trade market. One team..." January 08

  • Cavs' Kevin Love Says 'I F--ked Up' with Recent Outbursts Toward GM, Teammates

    SLAM Online "Cavs forward Kevin Love publicly addressed recent “childish” on-court outbursts with the local press Tuesday. “I let my emotions get the best of me,” Love said, though he downplayed a reported shouting match with the team’s general..." January 07

  • Cleveland studying cost of entering Andre Drummond sweepstakes

    Cavs Nation "The new year officially ushers in the trade season in the NBA calendar. Arguably the hottest name available on this year’s market is Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond. The Cavs are apparently interested. Detroit reportedly had serious trade talks about..." January 07

  • NBA reconsidering playoff reseeding proposal

    Sportsnet "The NBA is reportedly reconsidering a proposal that would have reseeded the four conference finalists during the playoffs based on regular season record, re-shaping the league’s playoff structure, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. Under the NBA’s..." January 07

  • Cavs Have Asked Kevin Love to Help Them Trade Him

    Cavaliers Nation "It’s becoming clear that Kevin Love wishes to get traded, and a recent report suggests that the Cleveland Cavaliers want his help to make that wish a reality. During an appearance on “The Jump,” ESPN’s Brian Windhorst shared insider..." January 07

  • NBA Execs Rip Load Management

    Bleacher Report "Want a surefire way to get almost any NBA coach to roll their eyes, snort or make some other derisive gesture? Mention load management. That is, as long as they're sure no one is looking. To be caught dismissing the practice would be "career suicide," says..." January 07

  • Injuries Give Cavs Opportunity To Showcase Trade Candidates

    Hoops Rumors "While the Cavaliers would surely prefer to have Larry Nance Jr. and Kevin Porter Jr. healthy and in their rotation, knee injuries to both players have given the team the opportunity to showcase a pair of veteran players for potential trades, writes Joe Vardon..." January 07

  • Cavaliers Sign Levi Randolph To Two-Way Contract

    Canton Rep "The Charge were at the center of multiple moves by the Cavaliers on Monday. The Cavs signed Charge guard Levi Randolph to a two-way contract, which was available since they converted Charge forward Tyler Cook’s two-way contract to a standard NBA contract on Friday. " January 07

  • Cavs' Kevin Porter Jr. exits game with left knee injury

    Akron Beacon Journal "With guard Kevin Porter Jr.’s energetic, relentless style, his Cavaliers teammates are used to seeing him pop up every time he’s knocked to the floor. That wasn’t the case on Sunday night, when the 19-year-old rookie suffered a left knee injury during a 118-103 loss..." January 06

  • Cavs' Kevin Porter Jr. suffers left knee sprain, will be re-evaluated in 2 weeks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "An already disappointing Cleveland Cavaliers season appeared to get worse on Sunday when Kevin Porter Jr. went down holding his knee in the first quarter of the team's loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. It doesn't, however, appear that the rookie guard/forward's..." January 06

  • Cavaliers Waive Alfonzo McKinnie, Tyler Cook

    Hoops Rumors "3:55pm: The Cavaliers have officially released McKinnie and Cook, the team confirmed in a press release. The club also announced the signing of Levi Randolph to a two-way contract. 2:30pm: The Cavaliers intend to waive third-year..." January 06

  • 3 potential trades for Kevin Love

    The Score "Kevin Love could use a change in scenery. The veteran power forward's stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers appears to be coming to a head after a reported outburst toward general manager Koby Altman on Saturday was followed up by an on-court..." January 06

  • From Danilo Gallinari to Chris Paul, 75 players who could be moved before Feb. 6

    CBS Sports "Just before the 2019 trade deadline, the Toronto Raptors acquired Marc Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies, hoping that he would be the final piece of a championship-worthy puzzle. On their way to their first title in franchise history, they outlasted the Philadelphia..." January 06

  • Cavs Have No Choice but to Trade Kevin Love After Recent Drama

    12 Up "Kevin Love has been visibly frustrated with the Cleveland Cavaliers this season. He has frequently thrown up his arms in exasperation and been visibly annoyed on the court. One player in particular he seems to have a problem with is Collin Sexton. It's become..." January 05

  • Kevin Love: “I Love My Teammates”

    Hoops Rumors "After a day that started with a tirade against general manager Koby Altman and culminated with in-game show of disgust that quickly went viral (video link), Kevin Loveoffered his side of the story last night on Instagram, relays Chris Fedor of..." January 05

  • 6 Blockbuster Trades We Want To See This Season

    Fadeaway World "A couple of weeks ago, we finally had our first trade of the 2019-20 NBA season. Jordan Clarkson was traded to the Utah Jazz in exchange for Dante Exum and 2 second-round picks and this trade looks to be a win-win for both sides. Clarkson wasn’t in the plans for the Cleveland Cavaliers..." January 04

  • Kevin Love Had 'Verbal Outburst' at GM Koby Altman over Cavs' Struggles

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Cavaliers have endured a frustrating season with a 10-24 record, and things reportedly boiled over Saturday with forward Kevin Love having an "emotional verbal outburst" at general manager Koby Altman. Joe Vardon and Shams Charania of..." January 04

  • Three Trade Destinations For Pistons Center Andre Drummond

    The Big Lead "The Detroit Pistons went all-in when they traded for Blake Griffin in February of 2018. Just under two years later, nothing has gone right. Griffin had a career year in 2018-19, but his body failed him as the playoffs approached and Detroit was swept by Milwaukee in the first round. Three..." January 04

  • Cavs rookie Darius Garland’s confidence is at ‘all-time high’

    Cavs Nation "Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Darius Garland put forth another noteworthy performance on Thursday, logging 14 points (on 5-of-12 shooting), three 3-pointers, five rebounds, eight assists, a steal, and just one turnover against the Charlotte Hornets. The Cavs pushed the Hornets, but..." January 03