August 29, 2015

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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

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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…

Cavaliers’ run ends as Warriors hit big shots, win NBA title

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CLEVELAND — The Golden State Warriors scratched a 40-year itch Tuesday night. The Cavaliers have now gone 45 seasons without a title, while the city of Cleveland remains at 51 and counting when it comes to a major pro sports championship. Taking advantage of huge runs in the first and third periods, the Warriors won Read More…

NBA Finals: LeBron James says he can be even better, but for the Cavaliers to beat the Warriors he needs a lot more help

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He refuses to come out and say it, but the now self-proclaimed “best player in the world” is going to need some help if the Cavaliers are going to beat league MVP Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. If LeBron James doesn’t start getting that help tonight in Game 6 Read More…

NBA Finals: How to use Timofey Mozgov key for Cavaliers

Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov had a career-high 28 points and 10 rebounds in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, but the Golden State Warriors won by 21 points. Sunday in Game 5, Mozgov played just nine minutes, had zero points and attempted only one shot as the Cavs, who led by a point almost midway Read More…

Rick Noland: One bad loss no reason to count Cavs out

A “small” move by Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has left David Blatt and the Cavaliers with some big decisions heading into Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday at Oracle Arena. Not wanting the Warriors to go down 3-1 in the best-of-seven series — and fully aware that teams that do so Read More…

NBA Finals: Cavs suffer big loss vs. Warriors’ small lineup

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers should have quit while they were ahead. Problem was, there were still more than 45 minutes left in the game. After scoring the first seven points of the night, the Cavs were thoroughly dismantled by the Golden State Warriors, dropping Game 4 of the NBA Finals 103-82 Thursday at Quicken Loans Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James doing whatever it takes to lead Cleveland to victories

CLEVELAND — This isn’t how LeBron James wants or likes to play. It’s how he has to play. With Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love sidelined by injuries, James has averaged an NBA Finals personal high of 35.7 shots and 41.0 points through three games against the Golden State Warriors. The performance, which includes personal finals Read More…