September 19, 2014

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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…

Cavaliers: Cleveland sets sights on All-Star Kevin Love

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CLEVELAND — With superstar LeBron James in the fold, Cavaliers general manager David Griffin moved on to his next target Friday. Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love, who averaged 26.1 points and 12.5 rebounds last season, is seen by Cleveland as the final piece to its championship puzzle. The Cavaliers have offered power forward Tristan Thompson, Read More…

Cavaliers: New coach David Blatt has perfect day — LeBron news and Andrew Wiggins’ debut in summer league

Andrew Wiggins of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against the Milwaukee Bucks. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS — David Blatt was running a summer league practice with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday morning, and the sound of someone shrieking suddenly filled the gym. “I understood it wasn’t because of the weather,” Blatt said. True, but welcome to the eye of the NBA storm, nonetheless. Blatt will never forget July 11, Read More…

LeBron James keeps Cleveland and Miami waiting another day — at least

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CLEVELAND — Four years and three days after “The Decision,” LeBron James is apparently having a much harder time making up his mind. The Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High graduate kept the basketball world guessing — and the Cavaliers and Heat on pins and needles — by not announcing which team he will sign a Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving officially signs extension; 3-team trade goes through

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers locked up their best player and formally completed one trade Thursday when the NBA’s annual roster moratorium ended. All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving signed a five-year, $90 million contract extension that he agreed to July 1, keeping him in Cleveland through the 2019-20 season. The pact will not be counted toward Read More…

LeBron James still undecided on future team; Cleveland waits impatiently

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CLEVELAND — The waiting game continued for the Cavaliers and the Miami Heat. Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James held his much anticipated summit with Heat president Pat Riley on Wednesday in Las Vegas, but did not commit to signing with Miami or Cleveland. Both teams have offered the unrestricted free agent a maximum-level contract valued Read More…

Cavs’ 3-team trade leaves roster in good shape, no matter what LeBron James decides

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CLEVELAND — Even if LeBron James spurns the Cavaliers for the second time in four years as a free agent, the franchise is in solid shape going forward. Cleveland general manager David Griffin unloaded the contracts of point guard Jarrett Jack, center Tyler Zeller and small forward Sergey Karasev in a three-way trade Wednesday with Read More…

Cavaliers set Summer League roster

CLEVELAND — Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett will be the marquee attractions on the Cavaliers’ team at the NBA Las Vegas Summer League from July 11-21. Kansas small forward Wiggins was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, while UNLV power forward Bennett went first to Cleveland one year earlier. This marks Read More…