August 4, 2015

Elyria
Sunny
75°F
 

About Rick Noland

Rick Noland is the Cavs beat writer for the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, and the author of "Over Time," a compilation of stories he's written in more than 30 years as a journalist. He can be reached at 330-721-4061 or rnoland@medina-gazette.com. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

Matthew Dellavedova returning to Cavaliers

Delly-SLIDE

The “Delly Trey” will be served up again in Cleveland in 2015-16. Restricted free agent guard Matthew Dellavedova agreed to play next season under the Cavaliers’ $1.2 million qualifying offer, with the hope of a bigger payday when the salary cap skyrockets next summer. Dellavedova, who will be a restricted free agent again in 2016, Read More…

Ready for his close-up: LeBron inks deal with Warner Bros.

LeBron James is going Hollywood — again. On the heels of his role in the recently released movie “Trainwreck,” which stars Amy Schumer and Bill Hader, the four-time league MVP announced Wednesday that his company, SpringHill Entertainment, was entering a partnership with Warner Bros. Entertainment. James will provide input in all areas of content creation, Read More…

From Mav to Cav: Team inks Jefferson for vet minimum

Reggie Jefferson

The Cavaliers once again turned to a Dallas Mavericks player in pursuit of a suitable backup to small forward LeBron James. The team agreed to contract terms Tuesday with  14-year veteran Richard Jefferson, who will make the veteran minimum of  $1.5 million. A year ago, the Cavs signed Shawn Marion, who was a disappointment and Read More…

Cavs set to meet with Smith; Jones plans to re-sign

James Jones

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers are reportedly scheduled to meet with swingman J.R. Smith this week, but that doesn’t guarantee the unrestricted free agent will re-sign with the team. Veteran small forward James Jones, meanwhile, has said he plans to re-sign with Cleveland. That move hasn’t been announced, but Jones will likely make the NBA veteran Read More…

Rick Noland: Just breathe, Cavs fans, everything will be OK

On many different fronts — LeBron James, Kevin Love, J.R. Smith, Tristan Thompson, Iman Shumpert, Matthew Dellavedova and the NBA Draft — the best advice for Cavaliers fans right now is this: Take a deep breath. We’ll start with James, because the two-time champion, four-time league MVP, six-time NBA Finals participant and 11-time All-Star is far Read More…

NBA Draft: Cavaliers draft three players in second round after trading first-round pick

Christmas-SLIDE

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers took a point guard Thursday night in the first round of the NBA Draft, but they didn’t keep him long. Cleveland took Duke freshman Tyus Jones with the No. 24 pick, then immediately traded the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a pair of early 2015 second-round picks (Nos. 31 Read More…

Cavaliers: No surprise, Kevin Love opts out of deal

As expected, Kevin Love opted out of the final season of his contract, which would have paid him $16.7 million, and will be an unrestricted free agent July 1. The Cavs, who can pay him more money than any other team, are considered the heavy favorite to re-sign the 6-foot-10, 243-pounder, who averaged 16.4 points Read More…

NBA Draft: For once, Cavs not looking for franchise player

A year ago, the Cavaliers had the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft and chose Kansas swingman Andrew Wiggins, who they eventually traded to Minnesota for Kevin Love. Two years ago, the Cavs took UNLV’s Anthony Bennett at No. 1 — and later traded him to the Timberwolves with Wiggins — and Russian Sergey Read More…

GM David Griffin says Cavs will spend to keep team together

Griffin-SLIDE

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers general manager David Griffin will do everything in his power to keep the team’s key pieces in Cleveland — and he’ll spend as much of owner Dan Gilbert’s money as necessary to do just that. “We’re incredibly blessed to have ownership that’s going to support this at the absolute deepest level,” Griffin Read More…

LeBron hurting after loss, despite Cavs’ bright future

CLEVELAND — There was a time early Wednesday morning, shortly before 1:30 a.m., when LeBron James wondered out loud if it was all worth it. The Cavaliers had just lost 105-97 to the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena, and a mentally and physically exhausted Read More…