July 5, 2015

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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…

Kyrie Irving making a big impression

Irving

One point guard went elsewhere and another became available, while the playmaker who matters most to the Cavaliers continued to draw raves and make waves. Reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving, practicing with the Select Team in Las Vegas to help Team USA prepare for the upcoming London Olympics, is wowing players, coaches Read More…

Cavs back out, won’t make deal for Kris Humphries

Apparently, the Cavaliers won’t be trading for Nets forward Kris Humphries after they didn’t accept terms of the deal. (AP photo.)

It fizzled even faster than it seemed to form. A potential four-team blockbuster trade that would have brought Kris Humphries and a first-round pick to the Cavaliers while sending superstar center Dwight Howard from Orlando to Brooklyn is apparently not going to happen. Reported as close to complete by Yahoo! Sports and ESPN.com on Monday, Read More…

Cavs look close to multi-team deal for Kris Humphries, draft pick

Four teams and a dozen players are now said to be involved, not to mention four future first-round picks and millions of dollars. But the proposed blockbuster deal that would bring power forward Kris Humphries and a first-round pick to the Cavaliers while helping Orlando superstar Dwight Howard land with the Brooklyn Nets was still Read More…

Cavaliers interested in former Trail Blazer Brandon Roy

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ quest to find a veteran shooting guard has taken them in a surprising direction. Three-time NBA All-Star Brandon Roy, who missed all of last season with career-threatening knee injuries, is being pursued by Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant. Comcast SportsNet Northwest was first to report the Cavaliers’ interest, which was confirmed Read More…

Cavs place former Michigan star Manny Harris on waivers

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers gave Manny Harris a golden opportunity to prove he belonged in the NBA. Unfortunately for the former Michigan standout, he failed to take advantage of it. Cleveland placed Harris on waivers Monday, ending his career with the team after 80 games. He averaged 6.2 points and 1.5 assists over two seasons Read More…

Cavs give Gee, 2 others offers

Gee

CLEVELAND — If versatile swingman Alonzo Gee leaves the Cavaliers this summer, it will be on the franchise’s terms. Cleveland extended a $2.7 million qualifying offer to Gee, giving it the right to match any contract he signs during the NBA’s free agency period, which began Sunday. The Cavaliers also extended qualifying offers to center Read More…

Cavs say they got their guy in Syracuse guard Dion Waiters

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach Byron Scott wouldn’t have taken Florida shooting guard Bradley Beal over Syracuse’s Dion Waiters. Ditto for Kentucky small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. In fact, Scott said Friday at Cleveland Clinic Courts that the only player he would have picked over Waiters was Kentucky big man Anthony Davis, who went No. 1 to Read More…

Cavs notes: Byron Scott believes Tyler Zeller has NBA staying power

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers aren’t predicting Tyler Zeller will be a star, but they are confident he’ll be in the NBA for many years. The 7-foot-½ Zeller was acquired when Dallas took him with the 17th pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday and traded him to Cleveland for the 24th, 33rd and 34th choices. Read More…

NBA draft: Cavaliers pull surprise, take Syracuse’s Dion Waiters at No. 4, then deal rest of picks for North Carolina’s Tyler Zeller

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers did in fact trade three picks Thursday night to move up in the NBA Draft. But not for the No. 2 pick. Unable to complete a deal with Charlotte for Florida shooting guard Bradley Beal, the Cavs kept their choice at No. 4 and provided a mini-shocker by selecting 6-foot-4, 221-pound Read More…