April 18, 2014


Cavaliers: Thanks for asking, but LeBron James says his mind’s on upcoming playoffs, not his impending free agency

Miami Heat's LeBron James, right, drives around Cleveland Cavaliers' Jarrett Jack. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — LeBron James still attracts a crowd whenever he comes to Quicken Loans Arena. The Miami Heat small forward was riding a stationary bike in the hallway outside his team’s locker room prior to pregame media availability Tuesday, with dozens of reporters waiting patiently as he donned headphones and sang loudly — and poorly Read More…

Injury could sideline Cavs’ Irving for the rest of the season

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving celebrates after making a 3-point basket on Friday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James is arriving and Kyrie Irving is exiting. With James and the Miami Heat visiting Quicken Loans Arena this evening, the Cavaliers face the distinct possibility of playing the rest of the season without their best player. A two-time All-Star and the All-Star Game MVP this season, Irving suffered a left biceps Read More…

Cavs’ Irving getting tired of talking about playoff chances

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving brings the ball down court against the New York Knicks Saturday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

INDEPENDENCE — First, Kyrie Irving was ill. Now, the Cavaliers point guard is healthy, but sick and tired of answering questions about the team’s playoff chances. “I’m honestly getting tired of talking to you guys about this,” a polite Irving said Tuesday following practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “Every game is meaningful at this point. Read More…

Cavaliers Commentary: Can we please stop wildly speculating about LeBron’s future?

LeBron James, center left, hugs former players and coaches after Zydrunas Ilgauskas' jersey was retired on Saturday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Yes, LeBron James attended Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey retirement ceremony Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena. So what? Really, that’s all he did: He accepted a friend’s invitation and was on hand for an emotional and memorable evening honoring his former teammate. That’s what friends do for one another, isn’t it? We all should just leave Read More…

Cavaliers: C.J. Miles expects to play during trip; Anthony Bennett out for 3 weeks

Cleveland Cavaliers' Anthony Bennett defends a shot by San Antonio Spurs' Danny Green on March 4. The Cavs' big man is expected to be out for three weeks. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

INDEPENDENCE — C.J. Miles is about to return, but Anthony Bennett is expected to miss three weeks. Miles, who has missed nine games with a sprained ankle, said after practice Monday at Cleveland Clinic Courts that he expects to play during the Cavaliers’ upcoming three-game road trip. The swingman’s return could come as early as Read More…

Postseason hopes fading fast as Cavaliers fall to Knicks

Cleveland Cavaliers' Dion Waiters dunks the ball over New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — In other news, the Cavaliers lost again. On the night they retired the No. 11 jersey of former center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, the Cavs laid another egg on the court Saturday, falling 107-97 to the New York Knicks in front of a sellout crowd at Quicken Loans Arena. Cleveland (24-40) has dropped four straight, Read More…

Cavaliers: Zydrunas Ilgauskas not sure what all the number-retiring fuss is about, in his opinion all he did was his job

Zydrunas Ilgauskas, left, holds his jersey during a halftime ceremony retiring his jersey Saturday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Former Cavaliers center Zydrunas Ilgauskas managed to get through his No. 11 jersey retirement ceremony without shedding a tear. “I didn’t cry because I was on a time limit,” Ilgauskas quipped Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena, where the Cavs hosted the New York Knicks. “It’s a really humbling experience to know how Read More…

Rick Noland: Ex-Cavaliers star Zydrunas Ilgauskas will always stand tall as a player and even taller as a person

In my 28 years covering the Cavaliers, I’ve interviewed players from Andriuskevicius to Zeller, from Amaechi and Anderson to Williams, Woodson and Wright. Almost all have been cooperative, some have been funny and a few have even been enlightening, but a handful will always stand out as being extra special. One of those, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Read More…

Cavaliers worth a quarter: Cleveland holds Spurs to 13 points in first period, but lose after giving up 109 over final three

Cleveland Cavaliers' Luol Deng drives between San Antonio Spurs' Tiago Splitter, left, and Patty Mills Tuesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — When Cavaliers coach Mike Brown got a technical foul for walking onto the floor midway through the third quarter, he did as good a job of slowing down the San Antonio Spurs as his players did over the final three periods. After an outstanding first quarter, Cleveland had a defensive meltdown over the Read More…

LeBron James interested in attending when Cavs retire Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ number

Zydrunas Ilgauskas

INDEPENDENCE — An upcoming ceremony may have just gotten bigger. LeBron James could be at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday night when the Cavaliers retire the No. 11 jersey of former center Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Ilgauskas, who played with James for seven years in Cleveland and another in Miami, had the Akron native on a list Read More…