July 24, 2014

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Rick Noland: Cavs need to take next step, get Kevin Love

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If I were Cavaliers general manager David Griffin, I’d do everything in my power to acquire Minnesota power forward Kevin Love — without trading 2014 No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins. But if I absolutely had to trade Wiggins, I would — at a later date. How’s that for straddling the fence? It may Read More…

Sharpshooting veteran Mike Miller agrees to join Cavaliers

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Things continue to “Heat” up for the Cavaliers. Having already landed former Miami small forward and four-time league MVP LeBron James in free agency, Cleveland agreed to contract terms with former Heat swingman Mike Miller on Tuesday. The Cavs had made no official announcement of the deal at press time, but the 6-foot-8, 218-pound Miller Read More…

LeBron’s buddies weigh options: Ray Allen may choose retirement, while Denver, Dallas woo Mike Miller

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Ray Allen is leaning toward retirement and the Cavaliers now have some competition for sharpshooting swingman Mike Miller. Allen, who turns 39 Sunday, hasn’t ruled out joining former Miami Heat teammate LeBron James in Cleveland, but it now appears the shooting guard will retire, Yahoo Sports reported Monday. Miller, who won two titles with James Read More…

Rick Noland: LeBron returning home with class

LeBron James (AP Photo/Lori Shepler, File)

LeBron James is coming home. In a carefully crafted, nearly perfectly composed essay as told to Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins, James righted a lot of wrongs early Friday afternoon and set off a wild celebration among most Northeast Ohio sports fans by announcing he was returning to play for the Cavaliers. I say “most” because Read More…

Cavaliers: Andrew Wiggins didn’t have to look far for competition growing up, thanks to his athletic family

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INDEPENDENCE — Andrew Wiggins was considered the best high school basketball player on the planet when he concluded his career at West Virginia’s Huntington Prep in 2013, but for a long time he wasn’t the most talented athlete in his own driveway. Wiggins’ father, Mitchell Wiggins, spent six seasons in the NBA. His mother, Marita Read More…

(UPDATED) Cavaliers make Andrew Wiggins No. 1 pick in NBA Draft

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INDEPENDENCE — If Andrew Wiggins’ game is as eye-catching as his sports coat, the Cavaliers landed one heck of a player. Clad in a white dress shirt, black bow tie and wild, black jacket filled with multiple white line drawings of leaves, the 6-foot-8, 200-pound Kansas swingman was taken by Cleveland with the No. 1 Read More…

NBA Draft: It’s still uncertain what the Cavs will do with the No. 1 pick

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This much we know: The Cavaliers own the No. 1 pick — again – tonight in the NBA Draft. What they’ll do with it is uncertain. If he keeps the pick, general manager David Griffin will likely choose between Duke small forward Jabari Parker and Kansas shooting guard Andrew Wiggins, though Jayhawks center Joel Embiid Read More…

Cavs new coach Blatt expects to keep winning

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INDEPENDENCE — David Blatt cracked quite a few jokes Wednesday, but the new coach of the Cavaliers made one thing perfectly clear — he plans to win … a lot. “Make no mistake, I have won everywhere I’ve been, from Maccabi through Benetton through the Russian national team and back to Maccabi, and I plan Read More…

Does LeBron James’ free agency mean return to Cleveland? Not so fast

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Judging from the reaction on local sports talk radio, you’d think LeBron James had actually signed with the Cavaliers. Relax, people. This is just the first step in the process. It’s a step that had to occur for the Cavs to have any chance at landing James — and it happened six days prior to the deadline — but it’s still just the first step. Agent Read More…

Wiggins has plenty of potential and could be No. 1 pick for Cavs

Kansas' Andrews Wiggins looks to pass against West Virginia on Feb. 8. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Before he played a game at Kansas, Andrew Wiggins was billed as the next LeBron James. One look at the builds of the 6-foot-8, 197-pound Wiggins and 6-8, 250-pound James shows that’s not the case, but the 19-year-old is virtually certain to be among the top three picks Thursday in the NBA Draft. Considered a Read More…