July 29, 2014

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UPDATED: Tickets sold out for LeBron James welcome home rally

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…

LeBron James returning to No. 23 for his Cavaliers jersey

LeBron James will wear No. 23 when he steps on the court for Cleveland. (AP Photo/Lori Shepler, File)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ jerseys have changed since LeBron James last wore the wine and gold four years ago. James’ number, however, will remain the same. James announced Sunday that he will wear No. 23 in his Cleveland comeback, simultaneously releasing the news on all three of his social media accounts. “23 it is! It’s Read More…

Cavs sign 4-year deal with Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins

CLEVELAND — Rookie swingman Andrew Wiggins will be a member of the Cavaliers through Aug. 22. Beyond that date, though, there is no guarantee he will remain in Cleveland. Wiggins signed a four-year contract Thursday that will pay him $5.5 million in his first professional season. The No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft Read More…

Waiting period may complicate Cavs’ deal for Love

Kevin Love

When the Cleveland Cavaliers receive the paperwork on Andrew Wiggins’ signed contract, which is expected Thursday, the clock on a tedious 30-day waiting period that could drastically alter the future of the franchise will officially begin ticking. Forget about fantasies here. If the Cavs are going to consummate a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves for Read More…

Cavaliers make deal with Jazz that could pave way for future deal for Kevin Love

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers general manager David Griffin continued to reshape the team’s roster by making another trade Tuesday. Cleveland sent shooting guard Carrick Felix and a second-round pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, along with approximately $1 million in cash, to the Utah Jazz in exchange for point guard John Lucas III and power forwards Read More…

Cavs’ Irving excited about LeBron’s return, new deal

Kyrie Irving

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving doesn’t travel with a posse. Nor does he have marketing advisors eager to see him play in a larger market. Yet, that didn’t stop local sports talkers and out-of-town reporters from accusing him of both last season. Irving admitted Saturday that the rumors did bother him because they Read More…

UPDATED: LeBron James taking Instagram poll on Cavs jersey number

lebron jersey

CLEVELAND — LeBron James wore No. 23 throughout his first stint with the Cavaliers, but switched to No. 6 upon joining the Miami Heat in 2010. Now that “King James” has returned to Cleveland as an unrestricted free agent, he is seeking fan input for which number to choose. James posed the question “6 or Read More…

Cavs may be willing to trade Wiggins for Love

kevin love slider

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have stepped up their efforts to acquire three-time All-Star power forward Kevin Love, but it could cost them a steep price. Rookie swingman Andrew Wiggins — the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft — is now in play as part of a possible trade with Minnesota that would bring Read More…

Cavaliers add another veteran shooter in James Jones

James Jones

CLEVELAND — James Jones played with LeBron James on two NBA championship teams in Miami. He hopes to win a third with “The Chosen One” in Cleveland. Jones agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million contract Wednesday, according to multiple reports, giving the Cavaliers another veteran sharpshooter to come off the bench. The 6-foot-8 small forward Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavs need to take next step, get Kevin Love

kevin love slider

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…