August 29, 2015

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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.

Smith announces he’s coming back to Cavs

Swingman J.R. Smith announced Thursday on Instagram that he had agreed to a contract with the Cavaliers. “Happy to say that I am returning to the Cavs!” Smith wrote. “It’s been a long ride this summer but I can say for sure, well worth the wait. When I opted out of my contract, I wanted Read More…

LeBron pledges money for Akron students to go to college

LeBron James is going to spend a large chunk of change to pay for four-year scholarships so children in his hometown can attend the University of Akron. The Akron native also wants the Cavaliers to spend big money to sign restricted free agent power forward Tristan Thompson. While hosting students and their families Thursday at Read More…

Tristan Thompson’s agent says if long-term deal not worked out, power forward will leave Cavaliers after next season

Tristan Thompson

LeBron James conducted a question-and-answer session with some of his 22.7 million Twitter followers July 28, at which time he was asked whether power forward Tristan Thompson would be back with the Cavaliers. “Yeah of course he will,” James responded. “Means way too much to our team success!” That will almost certainly still be the Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James to attend USA Basketball minicamp

LeBron James will take the first step necessary to play on the United States’ 2016 Olympic men’s basketball team. The four-time league MVP will attend USA Basketball’s minicamp meeting Monday in Las Vegas, but will not take part in workouts the following three days. The Cavaliers small forward has a “Family Reunion” event in Akron Read More…

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…