August 2, 2015

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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…

GM David Griffin says Cavs will spend to keep team together

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INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers general manager David Griffin will do everything in his power to keep the team’s key pieces in Cleveland — and he’ll spend as much of owner Dan Gilbert’s money as necessary to do just that. “We’re incredibly blessed to have ownership that’s going to support this at the absolute deepest level,” Griffin Read More…

LeBron hurting after loss, despite Cavs’ bright future

CLEVELAND — There was a time early Wednesday morning, shortly before 1:30 a.m., when LeBron James wondered out loud if it was all worth it. The Cavaliers had just lost 105-97 to the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena, and a mentally and physically exhausted Read More…

10 things to know, Wednesday, June 17

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Six California balcony collapse victims had lives ahead of them A group of Irish and Irish-American young men and women were enjoying their last blast summer in the U.S. before cracking down with college and careers. 2. Read More…

Cavaliers’ run ends as Warriors hit big shots, win NBA title

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CLEVELAND — The Golden State Warriors scratched a 40-year itch Tuesday night. The Cavaliers have now gone 45 seasons without a title, while the city of Cleveland remains at 51 and counting when it comes to a major pro sports championship. Taking advantage of huge runs in the first and third periods, the Warriors won Read More…

Cavaliers can’t match Warriors’ long-range prowess

CLEVELAND — It was a tale of two 3-point arcs. While Golden State’s “Splash Brothers” added a few more members to the family, Cleveland was flailing miserably from long distance. The Warriors connected 13 times on a whopping 34 3-point attempts, and the Cavs made only six of 26 attempts — numbers aided by J.R. Read More…

NBA Finals: LeBron James says he can be even better, but for the Cavaliers to beat the Warriors he needs a lot more help

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He refuses to come out and say it, but the now self-proclaimed “best player in the world” is going to need some help if the Cavaliers are going to beat league MVP Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. If LeBron James doesn’t start getting that help tonight in Game 6 Read More…

NBA Finals: How to use Timofey Mozgov key for Cavaliers

Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov had a career-high 28 points and 10 rebounds in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, but the Golden State Warriors won by 21 points. Sunday in Game 5, Mozgov played just nine minutes, had zero points and attempted only one shot as the Cavs, who led by a point almost midway Read More…