July 30, 2014

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Shaq deal no help to Cavs

INDEPENDENCE — Turns out Shaquille O’Neal was not even close to being a sign­and- trade asset for the Cavaliers. O’Neal, an unre­s tricted free agent who made $20 million with the Cavs last season, Wednesday agreed to terms with the Boston Celtics. The 38-year-old signed for the veteran mini­mum of $1.4 million. The Cavs had Read More…

Save the date: LeBron and Heat coming Dec. 2

LeBron's image appears on screen as Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and James greet fans in Miami on July 9. The trio will lead the Heat to Quicken Loans Arena to face the Cavaliers on Dec. 2 and March 29 next season. (AP photo.)

INDEPENDENCE — Circle Dec. 2 on your calendar, Cavaliers fans. That will mark LeBron James’ return to Cleveland in a Miami Heat uniform, according to sev­eral reports. The NBA released a schedule of opening-week and holiday games for the 2010-11 season Tuesday, and the Cavs, after years of being media darlings with James on the Read More…

Cavaliers sign defensive-minded swingman Joey Graham

INDEPENDENCE – The Cavaliers now have had both Graham twins under contract. Cleveland signed swingman Joey Graham to a two-year, $2.1 million contract Friday, with the team holding the option for the second year of the deal. Graham, 28, is the twin brother of Stephen Graham, who played for the Cavaliers in 2005-06. Joey Graham Read More…

Cavs’ new guys plan to be fast learners

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INDEPENDENCE — Ramon Sessions and Ryan Hollins plan to take the opportunity the Cavaliers have given them and run with it. And run and run and run with it. “We’re a high-energy team that likes to get up and down the floor and run,” Hollins said Thursday morning dur­ing an introductory press conference at Cleveland Read More…

Cavs notes: Byron Scott adds four to staff

INDEPENDENCE — Turns out Chris Jent didn’t need LeBron James to keep his coaching job with the Cavaliers. Jent, who served as James’ shooting coach in Cleveland but also added other duties under former head coach Mike Brown, was among four assis­tants formally hired Thursday to be on Byron Scott’s staff. Paul Pressey will serve Read More…

Guards traded: Cavs trade Delonte West, get guard Ramon Sessions

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INDEPENDENCE —The Cav­aliers acquired an explosive young point guard they’ve liked for some time Monday night and said goodbye to a versatile and talented player who could be explosive in a much different way. Cleveland traded combo guard Delonte West, who faces an NBA suspension after recently pleading guilty to two gun charges, and seldom-used Read More…

Cavaliers miss again, fail to land Matt Barnes

INDEPENDENCE – The Cavaliers are taking their shots, but so far they’re hitting almost nothing but air. Small forward Matt Barnes agreed late Thursday to accept a two-year, $4 million contract with the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. The Cavaliers had offered the 6-foot-7, 226-pounder a two-year, $7 million contract, but the journeyman decided he Read More…

LeBron’s role was obvious; the Cavaliers’ not as clear

I thought time — and a one­-week vacation — would help me come up with something deep, insightful and original. I thought it would help me sort out my feelings and come up with something strong, hard-hitting and memorable. I thought wrong. Thursday night marks the two-week anniversary of LeBron James’ “Decision” to take his Read More…

Judge gives Delonte West home detention

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CLEVELAND — Delonte West’s legal drama in Prince George’s (Md.) County is over. His career with the Cavaliers could be next. The troubled guard was sentenced Thurs­day to eight months of home detention, 40 hours of com­munity service, two years of unsupervised probation, psychological counseling and alcohol screening by cir­cuit court judge Graydon S. McKee Read More…

Cavs falling short on free agency

CLEVELAND — The Cava­liers continue to come up empty in their pursuit of free agents this summer. Cleveland’s latest attempt came Wednesday when it signed Houston point guard Kyle Lowry, a restricted free agent, to a four-year, $24 mil­lion offer sheet. Less than six hours later, how­ever, the Rockets announced they would match the offer Read More…