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Kyrie Irving Could Be Out Until January

Aug 27, 2015 5:03 PM

The rehabilitation of Kyrie Irving from a fractured kneecap is going smoothly, but he is almost certainly not going to be ready for the Cleveland Cavaliers' opener on Oct. 27.

Irving could remain out until January.

Irving underwent surgery in early June with an expected recovery time of three to four months.

The Cavaliers want to bring him back slowly without risking a setback, with the goal of being at full strength entering the playoffs.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Injury

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LeBron 'Hyped' About Getting Irving, Love Back In Cavs' Lineup

Aug 24, 2015 5:42 PM

LeBron James wrote a message on Instagram to Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, who are both recovering from injuries sustained in the playoffs.

"Man I can't wait to get back on the floor again with you two guys!" wrote James. "Last year was just a sample size of what we're capable of and I'm so hyped thinking about what's next."

James attached the message to a photo of the three players from the 14-15 season.

James extended The Finals to six games playing without both Irving and Love.

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Sasha Kaun Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Cavs

Aug 23, 2015 1:49 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to sign Sasha Kaun to a two-year deal.

The second year is a player option for Kaun.

The Cavaliers have owned the NBA draft rights to Kaun since 2008. Kaun has played in Russia during the past seven seasons with CSKA Moscow.

Kaun has a history with David Blatt, who coached him on the Russian national team. 

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Sasha Kaun, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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J.R. Smith Agrees To Two-Year, $10M Deal With Cavs

Aug 21, 2015 1:20 AM

J.R. Smith has agreed to a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, paying $5 million this season and a player option for 2016-17.

Smith declined his $6.4 million option in June.

Smith announced his return to the Cavs on Thursday night.

Smith will have a chance to test the market again next offseason when the NBA's salary cap rises significantly.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: J.R. Smith, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks, Cavs Interested In Trading For Jamal Crawford

Aug 18, 2015 12:53 PM

The New York Knicks have interest in trading for Jamal Crawford.

Crawford was previously with the Knicks until they dealt him to the Golden State Warriors in 2009 to clear cap space for 2010.

The Cleveland Cavaliers also have interest in Crawford.

Crawford is entering the final season of his current contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Tags: Jamal Crawford, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Sasha Kaun Visits Cleveland, No Deal With Cavs In Place Yet

Aug 18, 2015 12:09 PM

Sasha Kaun visited Cleveland on Monday as he begins to look for a house and get situated in the city.

Kaun and the Cleveland Cavaliers, however, have yet to agree upon a deal.

"It's only a matter of time" before a deal is struck, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations.

Kaun has played professionally in Russia for seven years with CSKA Moscow.

Kaun earned $2.9 million per season with CSKA.

The Cavaliers have owned Kaun's NBA draft rights since 2008.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Sasha Kaun, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Cavs Have Offered J.R. Smith Less Than His Player Option

Aug 17, 2015 5:33 PM

J.R. Smith has reportedly been offered less by the Cleveland Cavaliers than the $6.4 million player option for the 15-16 season he declined to become a free agent this offseason.

With free agency well into its second month, the Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers are the only other teams that can offer Smith a raise.

Smith continues to wait for the Cavaliers to improve their offer, but his best bet may be a one-year deal.

Terry Pluto/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: J.R. Smith, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jared Cunningham Agrees To Deal With Cavs

Aug 16, 2015 4:14 PM

Free agent Jared Cunningham has agreed to a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, league sources told RealGM.

Cunningham recently committed to training camp with Cleveland, which drafted and traded him with the No. 24 selection in the 2012 NBA draft. He scored 10 points per game in eight contests with the Utah Jazz in the NBA summer league.

The Cavaliers remain hopeful to re-sign Tristan Thompson and J.R. Smith, with Cunningham competing for a final roster spot.

Cunningham, a 6-foot-4 guard, has played parts of four pro seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers. After being waived by the Clippers, Cunningham finished the 2014-15 season in the D-League with Delaware and Idaho.

Cunningham has averaged 1.8 points and 4.9 minutes in 40 NBA appearances. He spent three seasons at Oregon State before declaring for the draft as a junior.

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Tags: Jared Cunningham, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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LeBron: Tristan Thompson Is An Important Resource To Cavs

Aug 14, 2015 10:49 AM

LeBron James is anxious for the Cleveland Cavaliers to re-sign Tristan Thompson, who remains a restricted free agent.

"He's a huge part of our team," James said.

"Short-term and long term he makes our team more dangerous," James said of Thompson. "Things need to be worked out from his side and the Cavs but we need him back. He's an important resource."

James also said the Cavs' "front office has done a great job. The next step is to get Tristan done."

Thompson is represented by the same agent as James, Rich Paul.

After reportedly nearing an agreement on a five-year, $80 million contract shortly after free agency started on July 1, negotiations have stalled as Thompson seeks a maximum, $94 million deal or something close to it.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tags: Tristan Thompson, LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Cavs, Warriors Scheduled For Max 25 National TV Games

Aug 12, 2015 6:35 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors have been scheduled for a maximum number of 25 nationally televised games for the 15-16 season.

The Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder will play 24 times on national television.

ESPN, ABC and TNT reduced the New York Knicks' nationally televised games from 16 to seven.

The Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets don't have a single nationally televised game.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, NBA

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Colangelo: LeBron Has Spot On Olympic Team, 'Deep Down' Wants To Play
Jerry Colangelo said LeBron James has a spot on Team USA's 2016 Olympic roster if he wants to play.

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Agent: Tristan Thompson Signing One-Year Qualifying Offer Will Be Last Season With Cavs
Tristan Thompson could sign the one-year qualifying offer with the Cavaliers, said agent Rich Paul.

Michael Grange/Rogers Sportsnet

Warriors To Host Cavs On Christmas Day
The Warriors and Cavaliers played in last season's Finals.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Richard Jefferson Signs With Cavs
The Cavaliers have signed Richard Jefferson.

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LeBron James To Attend USA Minicamp In Vegas
LeBron James will join Team USA for their minicamp next week, but will not stay around for scrimmages due to commitments with his charitable foundation.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Saunders Hadn't Given Up On Re-Signing Love Before Wiggins' Trade
Flip Saunders was entirely prepared to keep Kevin Love as he entered free agency in 2015 until the Cavaliers approached the Wolves with the Andrew Wiggins' trade.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Colangelo Believes LeBron Wants To Participate In 2016 Olympics
LeBron James already has played in over 41,000 career NBA minutes and has appeared in three Olympics for the United States.

William Lou/The Score

Lakers Won't Sign J.R. Smith
J.R. Smith remains unsigned nearly one month into free agency.

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

Matthew Dellavedova Returns To Cavs On One-Year, $1.2M Deal
Matthew Dellavedova will be eligible for free agency again next offseason.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Grizzlies, Thunder, Mavs Expected To Pursue Mike Miller
Mike Miller was traded by the Cavaliers to the Blazers and he'll be waived.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Cavs Trade Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller To Blazers
The Cavaliers will acquire traded player exceptions worth $10.5 million and $2.85 million.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

James Jones Re-Signs With Cavaliers
James Jones averaged 4.4 points in 11.7 minutes per game this past season with the Cavs.

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Cavs Likely To Settle For TPE In Exchange For Haywood's Contract
The Cavs used a trade exception they created last summer to trade for Timofey Mozgov during last season.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Rakeem Christmas Traded To Pacers, Signs Four-Year Deal
Rakeem Christmas was the No. 36 overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Pacers Acquire Rakeem Christmas From Cavs For Second Round Pick
The Pacers have acquired forward Rakeem Christmas from the Cavaliers in exchange for a 2019 second-round draft pick

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Cavs' Revenue Increased By $67M In 14-15 Despite $15.2M Jump In Salary
The Cavaliers will raise ticket prices 15 percent next year, which is the first increase in five years.

Michael Powell/New York Times

Richard Jefferson Agrees To Sign With Cavs
Richard Jefferson gives the Cavaliers additional depth on the wing.

Marc Stein/ESPN

J.R. Smith To Meet With Cavs, Somewhat Regrets Opt Out Decision
It is believed J.R. Smith was seeking somewhere in the $7 million to $9 million range annually.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

James Jones Plans To Re-Sign With Cavaliers
James Jones remains a free agent and is coming off a one-year deal with the Cavaliers.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cavs May Not Have Roster Spots For Draft Picks
Rakeem Christmas and Sir'Dominic Pointer were second round picks by the Cavaliers.

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