August 29, 2014

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UPDATED: LeBron James taking Instagram poll on Cavs jersey number

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Sharpshooting veteran Mike Miller agrees to join Cavaliers

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Things continue to “Heat” up for the Cavaliers. Having already landed former Miami small forward and four-time league MVP LeBron James in free agency, Cleveland agreed to contract terms with former Heat swingman Mike Miller on Tuesday. The Cavs had made no official announcement of the deal at press time, but the 6-foot-8, 218-pound Miller Read More…

LeBron’s buddies weigh options: Ray Allen may choose retirement, while Denver, Dallas woo Mike Miller

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Ray Allen is leaning toward retirement and the Cavaliers now have some competition for sharpshooting swingman Mike Miller. Allen, who turns 39 Sunday, hasn’t ruled out joining former Miami Heat teammate LeBron James in Cleveland, but it now appears the shooting guard will retire, Yahoo Sports reported Monday. Miller, who won two titles with James Read More…

Cavs trade for center Haywood, power forward Powell

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CLEVELAND — Another day, another trade for Cavaliers general manager David Griffin. Cleveland acquired center Brendan Haywood and rookie power forward Dwight Powell from Charlotte in exchange for shooting guard Scotty Hopson and cash Saturday. The Hornets initially agreed to acquire small forward Alonzo Gee on June 26, but the trade was modified to replace Read More…

LeBron James signs 2-year deal with Cavaliers

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CLEVELAND — After spending the last four seasons with the Miami Heat, superstar small forward LeBron James has officially rejoined the Cavaliers. The four-time NBA MVP signed a two-year, $42.1 million contract Saturday night that includes a player option for the 2015-16 season, according to The Associated Press. There is no reason to believe James Read More…

Rick Noland: LeBron returning home with class

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

LeBron James is coming home. In a carefully crafted, nearly perfectly composed essay as told to Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins, James righted a lot of wrongs early Friday afternoon and set off a wild celebration among most Northeast Ohio sports fans by announcing he was returning to play for the Cavaliers. I say “most” because Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James tells world he’s ‘coming home,’ returning to Cleveland after 4 years away

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CLEVELAND — “King James” is coming home to reclaim his throne. In a heartfelt first-person essay, LeBron James announced Friday he is rejoining the Cavaliers after spending the last four years with the Miami Heat. The Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High graduate broke the news himself before boarding a flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Read More…