September 15, 2014

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Shawn Marion officially signs with Cavs

Shawn Marion

The Cavaliers added more championship experience Tuesday with the official signing of veteran forward Shawn Marion, who agreed to terms in the middle of August. The 36-year-old Marion, who signed what is believed to be a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $1.4 million, won an NBA title with Dallas in 2011. “I’m excited Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: Kyrie Irving OK after scary fall at FIBA World Cup

Kyrie Irving of the US, is attended to on the court after falling, during the Group C Basketball World Cup match against Ukraine, in Bilbao northern Spain, Thursday. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Cavs fans first held their breath, then breathed a sigh of relief. Cleveland point guard Kyrie Irving suffered a hard fall Thursday with 1:12 to go in Team USA’s 95-71 rout of Ukraine at the FIBA World Cup in Bilbao, Spain. Irving, who landed awkwardly after driving to the hoop through two Ukraine defenders and Read More…

All-Star big man Kevin Love joins Cavaliers, quest for title begins

Kevin Love

Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili helped the San Antonio Spurs win NBA titles in 2003, ’05, ’07 and ’14. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh led the Miami Heat to four straight NBA Finals appearances and two titles from 2011-14. Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce led the Boston Celtics to Read More…

Cavaliers: Kevin Love deal should be completed today

Kevin Love

The long-awaited Kevin Love deal is expected to be officially announced today, after the three teams involved complete a trade call with the NBA office. The deal will bring the 6-foot-10, 260-pound Love, who averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.4 assists for Minnesota last season, to the Cavaliers, who will start him alongside four-time Read More…

Cavaliers: David Blatt adds coaches to staff

David Blatt’s team is expected to add another player this weekend in Kevin Love, but his Cavaliers coaching staff is set. Jim Boylan, Bret Brielmaier, Larry Drew and James Posey will join associate head coach Tyronn Lue on Blatt’s staff, the team announced Tuesday. Phil Handy will remain as director of player development and assistant Read More…

Shawn Marion reportedly agrees to play for Cavaliers

Shawn Marion

The Cavaliers’ amazing summer continued Sunday when veteran forward Shawn Marion committed to signing with Cleveland, according to numerous reports. The Cavs had already added LeBron James, Mike Miller and James Jones and can officially complete their trade for Kevin Love as early as Saturday. Cleveland is also considered the favorite to sign 39-year-old shooting Read More…

Cavaliers in spotlight again: Schedule features 29 nationally televised games

With LeBron James back in town and the team expected to contend for an NBA title, the Cavaliers will once again be national media darlings in 2014-15. Cleveland will have 29 games telecast nationally — five on ABC, 10 on TNT, 10 on ESPN and four on NBA TV — the league announced Wednesday. Eleven Read More…

Cavs add depth at center with Alex Kirk

Alex Kirk

While they await word from Ray Allen and Shawn Marion, the Cavaliers added some insurance in the middle Monday. The Cavs signed 7-foot, 245-pound center Alex Kirk, likely for the league minimum of $500,000. Cleveland’s roster now stands at 17, pending the Kevin Love trade, but general manager David Griffin may not be done yet. Read More…

Coach: Andrew Wiggins wants to be traded to Minnesota

Andrew Wiggins

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Andrew Wiggins told Kansas coach Bill Self that he wants to be traded from Cleveland to Minnesota because the No. 1 overall pick believes it will be better for his long-term future. Wiggins joined his former coach as a guest instructor at Self’s basketball camp in suburban Kansas City on Sunday. And while Wiggins declined Read More…

LeBron James tells crowd ‘I love you. I’m back’

LeBron Homecoming Basketball

LeBron James has made hundreds of millions of dollars and achieved international fame beyond his wildest imagination. But in his heart, he will always be “just a kid from Akron.” For that, all of Northeast Ohio should forever be grateful. “The King” has devoted his non-basketball life to giving back to the community — and Read More…