September 22, 2014

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Shawn Marion officially signs with Cavs

Shawn Marion

The Cavaliers added more championship experience Tuesday with the official signing of veteran forward Shawn Marion, who agreed to terms in the middle of August. The 36-year-old Marion, who signed what is believed to be a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $1.4 million, won an NBA title with Dallas in 2011. “I’m excited Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Kyrie Irving OK after scary fall at FIBA World Cup

Kyrie Irving of the US, is attended to on the court after falling, during the Group C Basketball World Cup match against Ukraine, in Bilbao northern Spain, Thursday. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Cavs fans first held their breath, then breathed a sigh of relief. Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving suffered a hard fall Thursday with 1:12 to go in Team USA’s 95-71 rout of Ukraine at the FIBA World Cup in Bilbao, Spain. Irving, who landed awkwardly after driving to the hoop through two Ukraine defenders and Read More…

Cavaliers officially announce signing of Kevin Love

Kevin Love, David Griffin

INDEPENDENCE — Zero is Kevin Love’s new number with the Cavaliers. It also happens to represent his postseason appearances in a six-year NBA career and how many titles Cleveland has won in its 44-year existence. The latter two could change, however, because zero is also how many days it took LeBron James to contact Love after Read More…

Cavaliers: Forget about the future, Love’s addition could bring title now

Kevin Love

Most have already come around, but I’m still amazed at the mentality of some Cleveland pro sports fans. I’m talking about the complete infatuation of some with potential, with the future, with youth. And, of course, with drafts and draft picks. In this case, I’m talking specifically about the Cavaliers’ recent acquisition of three-time All-Star Read More…

All-Star big man Kevin Love joins Cavaliers, quest for title begins

Kevin Love

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili helped the San Antonio Spurs win NBA titles in 2003, ’05, ’07 and ’14. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh led the Miami Heat to four straight NBA Finals appearances and two titles from 2011-14. Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce led the Boston Celtics to Read More…

Cavaliers: Kevin Love deal should be completed today

Kevin Love

The long-awaited Kevin Love deal is expected to be officially announced today, after the three teams involved complete a trade call with the NBA office. The deal will bring the 6-foot-10, 260-pound Love, who averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists for Minnesota last season, to the Cavaliers, who will start him alongside four-time Read More…

Cavaliers: David Blatt adds coaches to staff

David Blatt’s team is expected to add another player this weekend in Kevin Love, but his Cavaliers coaching staff is set. Jim Boylan, Bret Brielmaier, Larry Drew and James Posey will join associate head coach Tyronn Lue on Blatt’s staff, the team announced Tuesday. Phil Handy will remain as director of player development and assistant Read More…

Shawn Marion reportedly agrees to play for Cavaliers

Shawn Marion

The Cavaliers’ amazing summer continued Sunday when veteran forward Shawn Marion committed to signing with Cleveland, according to numerous reports. The Cavs had already added LeBron James, Mike Miller and James Jones and can officially complete their trade for Kevin Love as early as Saturday. Cleveland is also considered the favorite to sign 39-year-old shooting Read More…

Cavaliers in spotlight again: Schedule features 29 nationally televised games

With LeBron James back in town and the team expected to contend for an NBA title, the Cavaliers will once again be national media darlings in 2014-15. Cleveland will have 29 games telecast nationally — five on ABC, 10 on TNT, 10 on ESPN and four on NBA TV — the league announced Wednesday. Eleven Read More…

Cavs add depth at center with Alex Kirk

Alex Kirk

While they await word from Ray Allen and Shawn Marion, the Cavaliers added some insurance in the middle Monday. The Cavs signed 7-foot, 245-pound center Alex Kirk, likely for the league minimum of $500,000. Cleveland’s roster now stands at 17, pending the Kevin Love trade, but general manager David Griffin may not be done yet. Read More…