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New Cavaliers Mike Miller, James Jones ready to help LeBron James bring championship to Cleveland

Cleveland Cavaliers' James Jones, left, and Mike Miller hold up their jerseys after being introduced to the media Wednesday in Independence. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

INDEPENDENCE — Mike Miller and James Jones spent most of their introductory Cavaliers press conference Wednesday addressing questions about LeBron James. That was fine with both veterans, who won two titles with James as members of the Miami Heat. “I think his passion for wanting to bring a championship back here to Cleveland drives him Read More…

Veteran sharpshooters Mike Miller, James Jones sign with Cavaliers

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The Cavaliers officially announced the signing of swingmen Mike Miller and James Jones, who agreed to contracts in mid-July, on Tuesday. An introductory press conference with both players will be held at 11 a.m. today at Cleveland Clinic Courts. General manager David Griffin will also be in attendance. Miller, who will wear No. 18 with Read More…

Rick Noland: Sorry, Andrew Wiggins, but you can’t hurry (Kevin) Love

Andrew Wiggins

It was the definition of awkward, but everything will turn out fine for Andrew Wiggins. Clad in a wine No. 21 Cavaliers uniform while taking part in a rookie photo shoot for Panini trading cards in Tarrytown, N.Y., No. 1 overall draft pick Wiggins did an interview with ESPN on Sunday that put him in Read More…

Cavs look like frontrunner in trade for Kevin Love

Kevin Love

Another team could always jump out of the woodwork, but right now it looks like the Minnesota Timberwolves need the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs are the clear frontrunner to land Timberwolves big man Kevin Love, as Chicago and Golden State have faded in their pursuit of the 6-foot-10, 260-pound power forward. At the moment, that Read More…

UPDATED: Tickets for LeBron James welcome home rally gone in hours

LeBron James

AKRON — Turns out there will be a LeBron James party after all — and 30,000 free tickets to it were gobbled up in hours Monday. The city of Akron and the LeBron James Family Foundation will hold a Welcome Home LeBron Community Rally on Aug. 8 at the University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium. In Read More…

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

Mike Miller

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 will wear No. 23 when he steps on the court for Cleveland. (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

Andrew Wiggins

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…