July 3, 2015

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Former West Virginia star likes Cavs, hopes to stick

Kevin Jones is happy for chance to play for Cavs. (AP photo.)

INDEPENDENCE — For Kevin Jones, the worst of times could turn out to be the best of times. After 60 players were taken in the two rounds of the 2012 NBA Draft, the 6-foot-8, 250-pound power forward from West Virginia still found himself without a team. Once Jones recovered from the blow to his ego, Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving wants to stay healthy, become team’s leader

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INDEPENDENCE — Kyrie Irving has impressed at every level of basketball. He’s also gotten hurt at every level of the game. When the Cavaliers open training camp this morning at Cleveland Clinic Courts, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year will be looking to continue one trend and end another. Of course, the supremely confident Read More…

Alonzo Gee signs new deal with Cavs

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers now have three players who could be their starting small forward in 2012-13, but there isn’t a hands-down, clear-cut favorite in the bunch. The Cavs signed restricted free agent Alonzo Gee, who started 31 games for them last season, to a reported three-year, $9.75 million contract Monday. Previously, the Cavs signed Read More…

Cavs’ Kyrie Irving gives kids thrill, advice

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AVON LAKE — That must have been an awesome crossover move the kid from New Jersey had a decade ago. “I went to the Boston University elite camp with my father,” said Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, the 2012 NBA Rookie of the Year. “B.U. offered me (a scholarship) right then, in my fifth-grade year.” Read More…

Cavs announce signing of veteran swingman C.J. Miles

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INDEPENDENCE — C.J. Miles broke the news last week on his Twitter account and the Cavaliers made the official announcement Wednesday: Cleveland has signed the veteran swingman to a contract. Terms of the deal were not announced, but Miles, who could end up being the team’s starting small forward, is believed to have signed a Read More…

Cavaliers: Deal for Andrew Bynum not done yet

To sign an extension or wait for free agency, that could be the question. The rumored trade that would send Andrew Bynum to the Cavaliers, Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers and Anderson Varejao and draft picks to the Orlando Magic reportedly was still being discussed Thursday, but it did not appear close to Read More…

Cavs reportedly discussing deal for LA’s Andrew Bynum

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The latest trade rumor involving the Cavaliers is a very “big” one. Three centers were in the middle of a three-team trade that was reportedly being discussed Wednesday, with the Cavs getting Andrew Bynum, the Los Angeles Lakers getting Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic getting Anderson Varejao, draft picks and several other players. The Read More…

Cavs rookie Dion Waiters putting up some numbers in summer league

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The field goal percentage was still pretty bad, but rookie shooting guard Dion Waiters put up some numbers Tuesday as the Cavaliers defeated the Phoenix Suns 89-74 in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Waiters, the No. 4 pick in the NBA Draft, finished with 16 points, four rebounds and two assists in 28 Read More…

Kyrie Irving breaks hand: Cavaliers point guard and NBA Rookie of Year could be out two months

CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving, the NBA’s reigning rookie of the year, broke his right hand during the Cavaliers’ practice on Saturday in in Las Vegas. Irving will return to Cleveland to be examined by team doctors today and said he likely will undergo surgery. The Cavs said in a release Saturday night that they expect Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving vs. Kobe Bryant? One-on-one challenge leads to good-natured bet

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert can only hope to attract these kinds of high rollers to the newly opened Horseshoe Casino Cleveland. Of course, one of the people involved in a proposed $50,000 bet for a game of one-on-one, 20-year-old Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving, isn’t even old enough to gamble in an Ohio casino. Irving, Read More…