July 28, 2015

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Cavaliers reportedly interested in trading for Clippers guard Jamal Crawford

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Another day, another trade rumor involving the Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers. Unlike much of the previous speculation, however, this swap seems realistic. Cleveland is reportedly discussing a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers that would bring shooting guard Jamal Crawford to town in exchange for center Brendan Haywood. ESPN revealed the details Monday. Crawford, 35, Read More…

Cavaliers reportedly considering including Anderson Varejao in trade for Joe Johnson

Center Anderson Varejao is the longest-tenured member of the Cavaliers, joining the team on July 23, 2004. Based on a national report Sunday, the mop-topped Brazilian might have played his final game with the franchise. Cleveland is considering a trade with the Brooklyn Nets that would bring seven-time All-Star shooting guard Joe Johnson to the Read More…

Cavaliers working out details with Tristan Thompson, also reportedly interested in David West

Three days after their massive spending spree in free agency, all remained quiet Saturday for the Cavaliers. Behind the scenes, though, Cleveland is continuing to stir the pot at power forward. Restricted free agent Tristan Thompson, who agreed in principle to a five-year, $80 million contract, has yet to finalize the deal. Agent Rich Paul Read More…

First day of NBA free agency sees lots of money, moves

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix. The first full day of NBA free agency featured skyrocketing salaries and a flurry of moves, though no decision yet from LaMarcus Aldridge. Players and teams agreed to more than $1 billion worth of deals. Love made his choice Read More…

Cavaliers lock up Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, Iman Shumpert with big-money, long-term agreements

The Cavaliers lived up to their playoff catchphrase on the opening day of NBA free agency. Cleveland went “All In” by reaching contract agreements with power forwards Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson and shooting guard Iman Shumpert — totaling more than $230 million — on Wednesday. The transactions cannot become official until July 9, when Read More…

Cavaliers: Owner Dan Gilbert will have highest payroll in NBA history next season

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CLEVELAND — Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov is no longer the biggest spender of all time in the NBA. That honor now belongs to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. By agreeing to contracts with three of its free agents on Wednesday, Cleveland is guaranteed of having the highest payroll in NBA history next season. The Cavaliers’ salary Read More…

Cavaliers unlikely to make any splashy moves in free agency

CLEVELAND — The Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers are on the clock. So are the other 29 teams in the NBA. The league’s free agency period began at 12:01 a.m. today, allowing players to negotiate with other franchises, but not officially sign until the transaction moratorium ends July 9. Unlike last summer, when LeBron James returned Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James declines option, will become free agent, but expected to re-sign with Cleveland

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The best basketball player in the world wants to be paid commensurately. For that reason, Cavaliers small forward LeBron James did not exercise his one-year, $21.57 million player option for next season. The deadline for his decision was Sunday. The four-time NBA MVP will become an unrestricted free agent Wednesday, but has repeatedly stated he Read More…

Rick Noland: Just breathe, Cavs fans, everything will be OK

On many different fronts — LeBron James, Kevin Love, J.R. Smith, Tristan Thompson, Iman Shumpert, Matthew Dellavedova and the NBA Draft — the best advice for Cavaliers fans right now is this: Take a deep breath. We’ll start with James, because the two-time champion, four-time league MVP, six-time NBA Finals participant and 11-time All-Star is far Read More…

NBA Draft: Cavaliers draft three players in second round after trading first-round pick

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INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers took a point guard Thursday night in the first round of the NBA Draft, but they didn’t keep him long. Cleveland took Duke freshman Tyus Jones with the No. 24 pick, then immediately traded the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a pair of early 2015 second-round picks (Nos. 31 Read More…