November 25, 2014

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Kyrie Irving mum on whether he’ll sign a max contract, but insists he’s happy as a Cavalier

INDEPENDENCE — With 260 starry-eyed kids and many of their parents looking on at Independence High School, Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving took the microphone Saturday morning at his annual basketball camp and assured everyone he has no plans to leave Cleveland. “I’ll be here awhile, so everybody get used to my face,” the 21-year-old Read More…

First-round draft pick Sergey Karasev sure he can fit in somewhere — maybe several places — on Cavaliers roster

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INDEPENDENCE — Sergey Karasev doesn’t care if he plays shooting guard or small forward for the Cavaliers. The No. 19 pick in the NBA Draft just wants to play. “I’m not a stupid guy,” the 19-year-old Russian said Tuesday during an introductory press conference at Cleveland Clinic Courts. “I understand the game. I think if Read More…

Newest Cavalier Andrew Bynum plans to be ready to go by the start of training camp, despite knee problems

INDEPENDENCE — Slowly but surely, general manager Chris Grant’s plan to rebuild the Cavaliers is coming together. Cleveland took another step forward Friday by introducing former All-Star center Andrew Bynum, who signed a two-year, $24 million contract. Only the first season and $6 million are guaranteed. Bynum joins point guard Jarrett Jack and small forward Read More…

Commentary: Cavaliers return to relevance ahead of schedule

Jason Lloyd, McClatchy News We had it all wrong. For years, the Cavaliers have privately pointed to the Oklahoma City Thunder as the model franchise for small market NBA rebuilding efforts. But perhaps inadvertently, the Cavaliers jumped the tracks. They’re actually following former General Manager Kevin O’Connor’s plan in rebuilding the Utah Jazz. Throughout the Read More…

Cavaliers add depth to backcourt: Veteran point guard Jarrett Jack agrees to four-year, $25 million deal

CLEVELAND — The Golden State Warriors’ loss turned into a big gain for the Cavaliers. Point guard Jarrett Jack agreed to a four-year, $25 million contract with the Cavaliers on Saturday, giving them one of the top backups in the NBA at the position. The deal, which includes a fourth-year team option, will be officially Read More…

Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel or Maryland’s Alex Len? Looks like Cavaliers could be facing a big decision come draft night

Draft experts Chad Ford and Joe Kotoch agree on one thing: The Cavaliers are thinking big. No one knows for sure what Cleveland general manager Chris Grant is going to do with the No. 1 pick Thursday night in the NBA Draft, but it looks like the Cavs are deciding between two big men in Read More…

NBA draft 2013: Is Alex Len the Cavaliers’ man? Maryland big man has huge potential, according to some draft experts

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The majority of mock drafts around the country still have the Cavaliers taking Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel with the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft on Thursday, but Sheridan Hoops expert Joe Kotoch insists Cleveland has settled on Maryland center Alex Len. “Alex Len is the center most ready to make an impact from the Read More…

Pressure is on Cavaliers GM Chris Grant to turn top pick into gold

CLEVELAND — Now that the Cavaliers have won the NBA draft lottery for the second time in three years, the real work begins. “We have another chance to add another good young player to the group of players we have,” general manager Chris Grant said late Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena. “It’s an exciting Read More…

This year’s NBA draft might be weak, but Cavaliers still want first pick

INDEPENDENCE — There’s no overwhelming, franchise-changing grand prize like LeBron James in 2003, but the Cavaliers would still love to win the NBA Draft lottery tonight. Nothing is etched in stone, but the consensus No. 1 pick is considered to be 6-foot-11 Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel, though he is raw and won’t be ready to Read More…

Cavaliers honored: Dion Waiters makes All-Rookie first team; Tyler Zeller second

The Cavs’ Dion Waiters soars for a dunk against the Heat’s Chris Andersen in a game this season. Waiters was named a first-team NBA All-Rookie selection Tuesday. (AP photo.)

INDEPENDENCE — Dion Waiters’ appetite was whetted by being named to the 2012-13 NBA All-Rookie first team Tuesday. Cavaliers teammate Tyler Zeller was named to the second team in voting by the league’s 30 head coaches. “It makes me hungry to keep working hard and focus on taking the next steps to improve my game,” Read More…