March 28, 2015

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Cavs waive veteran point guard Baron Davis

Davis

CLEVELAND — Veteran point guard Baron Davis’ brief yet eventful stay with the Cavaliers is over. Cleveland released Davis by declaring him its amnesty player Wednesday night, but remains responsible for paying him $13.9 million this season and a $14.8 million player option in 2012-13. Davis, 32, was acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers, along Read More…

Manny Harris hoping to stay with the Cavs

Cavs shooting guard Manny Harris is hoping to stay with the team this season. He played in 54 games last year. (AP photo.)

INDEPENDENCE — Manny Harris knows the score. It’s 0-0. He’s virtually starting from scratch. Again. Including Harris, there are 16 players in training camp under contract to the Cavaliers. If the amnesty clause is not used on veteran Baron Davis, at least one of them must go. Davis is expected to be released by the Read More…

Cavs top pick Kyrie Irving’s game already drawing praise

Kyrie Irving

Cavaliers coach Byron Scott was talking rather generically about top draft picks Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson, but a quick comment within his answer spoke volumes. “Kyrie,” Scott said Monday at the team’s annual media day, “has a chance to be a superstar.” The Cavs have only practiced five times over the last four days Read More…

Cavs re-sign veteran Parker

INDEPENDENCE — Anthony Parker wanted to be somewhere he was really wanted. No one wanted the 36-year-old veteran more than the Cavaliers, which is why the 6-foot-6, 210-pound free agent re-signed with Cleveland on Monday. Terms of the deal weren’t announced, but it is believed to be for one season and is probably in the Read More…

Cavs’ Baron Davis still around, hopes to stay

INDEPENDENCE — Baron Davis didn’t practice with the Cavaliers on Friday at Cleveland Clinic Courts, but it wasn’t because the team used the amnesty clause to waive him. The veteran point guard took part in a light running drill at the beginning of the workout, felt tightness in his back and was shut down for Read More…

Report: Cavs to let Baron Davis go in amnesty move

INDEPENDENCE — Baron Davis was scheduled to fly to Cleveland on Thursday and could be on the floor today when the Cavaliers open practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. How long the 32-year-old point guard will stay there is uncertain. Yahoo! Sports reported the Cavs are expected to use the amnesty clause in the new collective Read More…

Gilbert emails league on proposed Paul trade

INDEPENDENCE — There’s something about Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and emails. The man who ripped LeBron James to shreds in a letter to fans on the night the small forward bolted for Miami was at it again Thursday night, emailing NBA Commissioner David Stern and urging him to block the proposed deal that would have Read More…

Cavs to open Dec. 26 at the Q

INDEPENDENCE — It’s not the traditional Cavaliers schedule. Cleveland will open the 2011-12 season Dec. 26 at Quicken Loans Arena against the Toronto Raptors, but won’t host Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers in its 66-game schedule released Tuesday by the NBA. There will also be a seven-game road trip, a nine-game home stand Read More…

Cavaliers: Anthony Parker in plans, if he wants to be

Parker

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers definitely want to re-sign Anthony Parker. Whether returning to Cleveland is the 36-year-old swingman’s first choice is less certain. “We absolutely want Anthony Parker back,” Cavs general manager Chris Grant said Thursday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “He’s been fantastic. I thought he played great last season. “He’s a veteran leader for Read More…

NBA should care that few fans seem to

Will there be any type of NBA season? If there’s not, will many people care? The answers are maybe not and no, respectively. The latter is the seemingly obvious point NBA Commissioner David Stern, Players Association executive director Billy Hunter and virtually all the league’s players and owners seem to be missing. We should be Read More…