August 31, 2015

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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…

Cavaliers to be a staple on national TV next season

CLEVELAND — LeBron James and the Cavaliers were the top national television attraction in the NBA last season. The league expects them to be an even bigger ratings draw in 2015-16. Eastern Conference champion Cleveland was awarded the two marquee timeslots of the regular season, opening the NBA schedule Oct. 27 at Chicago and playing 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…

Fans teams with medium in attempt to reverse Cleveland sports ‘curse’

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Dave Grendzynski is a guy with a lot of company. A long-suffering Cleveland sports fan, the North Ridgeville resident has endured more losing seasons with the Browns, Indians and Cavs than he cares to count. Which is what inspired him to plan the ReverseTheCurseCLEVELAND rally 7 p.m. Aug. 13 on Mall C Read More…

Matthew Dellavedova returning to Cavaliers

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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…

Cavaliers trade Mike Miller, Brendan Haywood and multiple second-round draft picks to Trail Blazers for trade exceptions

CLEVELAND — Center Brendan Haywood and small forward Mike Miller are now former members of the Cavaliers. Cleveland agreed to send Haywood and Miller — along with multiple second-round draft picks — to Portland in exchange for two trade exceptions worth $13.35 million Sunday night. The transaction was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The exceptions 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…