May 17, 2013 10:46 AM EDT
Greg Oden is attempting to return to the NBA after not playing since 2009.
Oden has received interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat, amongst other teams.
Deshaun Thomas, who attended Ohio State like Oden, said on Thursday that the two have been working out.
"Man, he looks unbelievable," he said at the draft combine. "He's running. He's lifting weights. You might be seeing a comeback. He looks like he's ready to go. He's running, getting in shape. I'll tell you one thing. For a big 7-footer that's all he does, running and getting in shape. He's looking right."
May 16, 2013 11:40 AM EDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be looking to upgrade at the small forward position in the upcoming NBA draft.
Otto Porter is considered the top-ranked small forward.
“I’m pretty sure the Cavs are praying right now that Otto Porter is there on the board when they draft,” said ESPN draft analyst Chad Ford. “He is a perfect fit for them. If he’s off the board, I do think there is a question mark there. I think ‘3’ is the position they need the most.
“While we thought three was going to be stronger, we thought Shabazz Muhammad would be a guy that would be a great fit there. I think his play at UCLA has raised major question marks whether that’s the case.”
The Cavaliers will have four of the top 33 picks in the June draft.
May 14, 2013 2:39 PM EDT
Damian Lillard headlines the 2013 NBA All-Rookie Team as a unanimous selection.
Bradley Beal, Anthony Davis, Dion Waiters and Harrison Barnes joined Lillard on the All-Rookie First Team.
On the All-Rookie Second Team is Andre Drummond, Jonas Valanciunas, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kyle Singler and Tyler Zeller.
May 14, 2013 12:21 PM EDT
LeBron James has often worn a padded sleeve on his right elbow since he first suffered an injury during the 2010 NBA playoffs.
James received an MRI on the elbow, but never discussed the extent of the injury.
James shot 11-for-35 over the final two games of the Cleveland Cavaliers' second round loss to the Boston Celtics, his final games with the franchise.
"My last year in Cleveland, I had an elbow injury that lingered throughout the playoffs," said James.
"I just tried to go out there and give it all you got. It sucks because you know you can play much better. You know you can do things but the injury is not allowing you to do it. It was on my shooting arm, so it was very tough. So I know what he's going through."
May 10, 2013 8:05 PM EDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers have received permission to interview Los Angeles Lakers player development coach Phil Handy.
Handy was hired by the Lakers after the NBA lockout in 2011.
Mike Brown has two spots to fill on his coaching staff.
Apr 24, 2013 11:10 AM EDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers have held internal discussions of pursuing a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers for LaMarcus Aldridge, according to sources.
The Cavaliers have enough assets in the form of young players and picks to acquire a player of Aldridge's caliber, but the front office is said to value Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters higher than the rest of the NBA.
Apr 23, 2013 3:09 PM EDT
Mike Brown has an agreement with the Cleveland Cavaliers to return as head coach.
The agreement is described as being in 'handshake' in nature.
Brown has a career record of 314-167 during his 481 games with the Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers. Brown won 66 and 61 games during his final two seasons with the Cavaliers, but failed to win a title with a team built around LeBron James.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! reports that Brown will sign a five-year deal worth more than $20 million.
James has been linked to a potential return to the Cavaliers in 2014, though the presence of Brown would represent an unknown factor in his decision-making process.
Apr 23, 2013 10:32 AM EDT
Representatives of Phil Jackson have informed the Cleveland Cavaliers that he is not interested in the franchise's coaching vacancy, according to sources.
The Cavaliers fired Byron Scott last week.
Jackson, according to sources, is more interested in taking a front office position with an NBA team.
The Cavaliers assumed Jackson would not be interested in becoming their head coach, but considered it an aspect of their due diligence.
Apr 22, 2013 11:16 AM EDT
Mike Brown met with Dan Gilbert on Sunday for the first time since his departure as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010.
Brown is the first candidate to speak with Gilbert since the Cavaliers fired Byron Scott last week.
Brown appears to be the frontrunner for the job, but the Cavaliers have also reached out to Phil Jackson.
Brown became head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2011 and was fired in November of 2012.
Apr 21, 2013 11:41 PM EDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers have reached out to Phil Jackson to gauge his interest in the team's head coach opening, according to sources.
Jackson is currently considering potential options. The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings -- if they relocate to Seattle -- could appeal to Jackson more than the Cavaliers.
The Cavaliers have had contact with Jackson after firing Byron Scott last Thursday.
Jackson interviewed with Dan Gilbert in 2005 before the Cavaliers ultimately hired Mike Brown.
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Byron Scott believes he was not given a fair chance to turn the Cleveland Cavaliers' situation around.
The Cavaliers are interested in hiring Mike Brown and may move quickly due to concerns other NBA teams will be pursuing him.
The Cavaliers and Mike Brown have mutual interest in a possible reunion.
Michael Curry will interview for the 76ers' vacancy while eyeing job openings around the NBA, the former Pistons' head coach told RealGM on Thursday afternoon.
Byron Scott had a 66-166 record with the Cavaliers as the franchise rebuilt following the departure of LeBron James.
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Phil Jackson is intrigued by a management position for the first time in his career.
Kyrie Irving has apologized for skipping a postgame ceremony for fans following the team's final home game on Monday against Miami.
Wayne Ellington will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Kyrie Irving has spoken about his close relationship with Byron Scott several times during his two seasons with the team.
The Cavaliers have lost 10 straight games and Byron Scott's future has come into question because of a 62-160 record over three seasons.
Kyrie Irving will return after missing eight games with a strained left shoulder.
Shaun Livingston was one of the Rockets’ final cuts in training camp.
Speculation has increased in recent months that LeBron James will strongly consider signing with the Cavaliers in 2014, but sources close to him insist no plan is in place for his next free agency.
In 25 games (23 starts) this season for the 66ers, Chris Quinn has averaged 12.7 points on .475 shooting.
Kevin Jones has appeared in 12 games for the Charge this season, averaging 22.4 points and 11.2 rebounds in 37.7 minutes per game.
C.J. Miles hopes the Cavaliers pick up the team option on his deal for next season.
Kevin Jones has averaged 22.4 points and 12.1 rebounds in nine D-League games.
Shaun Livingston said the lack of structure within the Wizards' organization made it a bad fit for him.
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