September 3, 2015

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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…

Cavaliers: No surprise, Kevin Love opts out of deal

As expected, Kevin Love opted out of the final season of his contract, which would have paid him $16.7 million, and will be an unrestricted free agent July 1. The Cavs, who can pay him more money than any other team, are considered the heavy favorite to re-sign the 6-foot-10, 243-pounder, who averaged 16.4 points Read More…

NBA Draft: For once, Cavs not looking for franchise player

A year ago, the Cavaliers had the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft and chose Kansas swingman Andrew Wiggins, who they eventually traded to Minnesota for Kevin Love. Two years ago, the Cavs took UNLV’s Anthony Bennett at No. 1 — and later traded him to the Timberwolves with Wiggins — and Russian Sergey Read More…

The Russian returns: Cavs exercise team option on Mozgov

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CLEVELAND — Timofey Mozgov has earned an encore with the Cavaliers. Cleveland exercised the one-year team option in his contract Tuesday, keeping the 7-foot-1 center for the 2015-16 season. Mozgov, who will earn $4.95 million, is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. He averaged 10.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.8 blocked shots Read More…