October 22, 2014

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Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving to lead team as point guard

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving does a radio interview during the NBA basketball team's media day Friday in Independence. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James is the Cavaliers’ leader in the locker room, but Kyrie Irving will fill that role on the floor as the team’s starting point guard. “It’s Kyrie’s show,” James said. “He’s our point guard. He’s our floor general. We need him to put us in position to succeed offensively. He has to Read More…

New Cavaliers coach David Blatt not intimidated by all the talent at his disposal

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt poses for photos at the NBA basketball team's media day in Independence Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

INDEPENDENCE — David Blatt’s first NBA head coaching job charges him with leading the championship-caliber Cavaliers of LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving, but things could be a lot worse. “You can have the alternative and not have me, Kevin and Kyrie,” James said Saturday following the team’s first practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Read More…

LeBron James ready, willing to lead Cavaliers, but says winning NBA title takes hard work


INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James was all business during the Cavaliers’ annual media day Friday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Wearing a white sleeve over his right elbow and his customary headband while talking to several hundred media members, James didn’t do much laughing, joking or even smiling in his first official Cavs press conference in more Read More…

Brian Dulik: Cavaliers just fine with spotlight’s glare

Clevleand Cavaliers' Kevin Love, left, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving (2) get ready for a photo shoot with Sports Illustrated during the team's media day Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

INDEPENDENCE — Anderson Varejao surveyed the scene inside Cleveland Clinic Courts, then began laughing. Watching 300 reporters scurry around the gym, attempting to avoid the four live broadcast positions — while not physically bumping into Cleveland’s players and coaches — was quite a sight. “I knew the media day was going to be crazy like Read More…

LeBron James unveils new Nike shoe

LeBron James introduces the LeBron 12 shoe at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.,Tuesday. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

BEAVERTON, Ore. — LeBron James had some business to take care of before rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp. He was at Nike’s corporate headquarters Tuesday for the unveiling of his new shoe — the LeBron 12. It is his first new shoe with Nike since he returned this summer to the Cavs. “I Read More…

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…