September 1, 2015

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Cavs set to meet with Smith; Jones plans to re-sign

James Jones

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers are reportedly scheduled to meet with swingman J.R. Smith this week, but that doesn’t guarantee the unrestricted free agent will re-sign with the team. Veteran small forward James Jones, meanwhile, has said he plans to re-sign with Cleveland. That move hasn’t been announced, but Jones will likely make the NBA veteran Read More…

Cavs’ Blatt learns differences, difficulties in first year in the NBA

LAS VEGAS — David Blatt learned plenty in his first season as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Most notably: It’s tougher to prepare in the NBA than he expected. Blatt — a wildly successful coach in Europe before getting his long-awaited chance to lead an NBA team for the first time last season — was Read More…

The Morning Hit–7/10/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about. This has been one of those weeks where it started off like it was going quickly, then slowed to a snail’s pace, then I woke up this morning and it was Friday. Time plays tricks on you as you get Read More…

Cavaliers: LeBron James staying with Cleveland as expected, agrees to 2-year deal worth $47 million

LeBron-SLIDE

INDEPENDENCE — There was no drama this summer. Nor was there a “decision” to be made. Cavaliers small forward LeBron James agreed to a two-year, $46.97 million contract Thursday to remain with the Eastern Conference champions, according to a league source. He is expected to sign the pact this weekend at Cleveland Clinic Courts. James Read More…

Cavaliers: Kevin Love says he decided to stay after ‘very honest’ talk with LeBron James

CLEVELAND — Kevin Love’s poolside chat with LeBron James persuaded him to jump back in with the Cavaliers. Love, who announced last week that he will stay in Cleveland, said Thursday that he and James had a “very honest” talk before free agency opened and the discussion led him to re-signing with the Cavs, a Read More…

LeBron James to host star-studded screening of new movie at Akron theater

LeBron James is bringing a touch of Hollywood to his hometown. The four-time NBA MVP will host an advance screening of the motion picture “Trainwreck” at the Montrose Stadium 12 cinema in Akron on Friday. The private event begins with a red carpet ceremony at 6:30 p.m. James plays a prominent role in the R-rated Read More…

Cavaliers bringing back point guard Mo Williams on 2-year deal

“Mo Gotti” is rejoining LeBron James on the Cavaliers. Point guard Mo Williams agreed to a two-year, $4.3 million contract Monday, giving Cleveland a quality backup to Kyrie Irving. Yahoo first reported the transaction, which will become official Thursday. “I’m coming home,” Williams tweeted. “Cavs nation. City I love. Quest for a ring.” Williams played Read More…

Cavaliers reportedly interested in trading for Clippers guard Jamal Crawford

Jamal Crawford

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…