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LeBron James Returns To Jersey No. 23

LeBron James will wear jersey No. 23 in his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

James announced his decision on Twitter and Instagram.

"23 it is! It's only right I go back. 2·3=6 We still family 6."

James wore No. 23 from 2003-2010 with the Cavaliers and then wore No. 6 in four seasons with the Miami Heat.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Saunders Increasingly Interested In Trading For Wiggins, Bennett

Flip Saunders is becoming increasingly interested in the Cleveland Cavaliers' offer of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and future first round picks for Kevin Love.

Saunders was long believed to prefer a trade with the Golden State Warriors to acquire Klay Thompson for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he was never reportedly offered.

Saunders is president of the Wolves and also the head coach, so he was unlikely to want an extended rebuild.

‘‘It gives [Saunders] a chance to mold the team how he wants it,’’ the source said.

Via Joe Cowley/Chicago Sun-Times

Will Cherry Receiving Interest From Cavaliers, Raptors

Will Cherry is receiving interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors, according to a source.

Cherry averaged 12.8 points and 4 rebounds while shooting 52 percent from the field for the Cavaliers in summer league.

Cherry spent last season with the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Cavaliers Remain In Lead For Kevin Love

The Cleveland Cavaliers' offer for Kevin Love is presently higher on the Minnesota Timberwolves' wish list than any other team's. 

The Chicago Bulls are also interested in Love, while the Golden State Warriors remain involved. The Cavaliers have seemed most motivated to complete a trade, as the Warriors have held Klay Thompson out of talks and the Bulls initially pursued Carmelo Anthony in free agency.

The Cavaliers are offering Andrew Wiggins, though he now can't be traded before Aug. 23. 

Wolves' owner Glen Taylor is now believed to prefer Wiggins over Thompson.

Love initially had the Warriors and Bulls atop his wish list, but the arrival of LeBron James has put the Cavaliers on equal footing.

Via Marc Stein, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Andrew Wiggins Signs Rookie Contract With Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Andrew Wiggins to his rookie contract.

Wiggins' deal starts at the rookie scale of $5.5 million.

Wiggins cannot be traded for at least 30 days. Wiggins has been mentioned in trade rumors involving Kevin Love.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Source: Ray Allen Leaning Toward One More Season, Signing With Cavaliers

Ray Allen is leaning toward playing one more NBA season and signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a source.

Allen would join former Miami Heat teammate LeBron James on the Cavaliers.

Allen averaged 9.6 points in his 18th NBA year last season.

Via Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Cavaliers Acquire Three Non-Guaranteed Contracts From Jazz

The Utah Jazz will trade John Lucas, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Carrick Felix, a future second round pick and $1 million in cash.

The Cavaliers have been searching for non-guaranteed contracts in order to flip them to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a deal involving Kevin Love.

The Wolves are seeking cap relief along with Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett in exchange for Love.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Cavaliers Offering Future First Round Picks For Experienced Center

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in search for an experienced center via trade and are offering future first round picks.

The Cavaliers only have Anderson Varejao and Brendan Haywood on their depth chart at center.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Cavaliers Trying To Acquire Non-Guaranteed Contract To Flip For Love

The Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in acquiring non-guaranteed contracts to help them in their efforts to make a trade for Kevin Love.

The Minnesota Timberwolves would obtain salary cap relief from the Cavaliers.

The Wolves would like to unload the contracts of Kevin Martin and J.J. Barea.

The Cavaliers are offering a package built around Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Bulls Enter Kevin Love Trade Talks

The Chicago Bulls have entered the Kevin Love trade talks with a package offered to the Minnesota Timberwolves believed to be centered around Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler.

The Bulls shelved their interest in Love while pursuing Carmelo Anthony.

The Bulls and Golden State Warriors were intially believed to be Love's preferred destinations, but he's now interested in the Cleveland Cavaliers following their signing of LeBron James.

The Cavaliers remain the favorites to trade for Love, offering Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first round pick. The Warriors have remained determined not to trade Klay Thompson in a deal for Love.

Cleveland is increasingly optimistic that a deal will be accepted by the Wolves.

Via Marc Stein, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Cleveland Cavaliers Archives

LeBron's Camp Didn't Push Him To Sign With Cavaliers

LeBron James spent his first seven NBA seasons with the Cavaliers before going to the Heat for four seasons in 2010.

Andrew Wiggins Expected To Soon Sign Rookie Deal With Cavs

Players who sign their rookie contracts cannot be traded for 30 days thereafter.

Cavs Reportedly Offering Wiggins, Bennett For Kevin Love

A trade was nearing completion at one point, but the Wolves want more than the Cavaliers' current offer.

LeBron James Debating Between Wearing No. 6 Or 23 With Cavaliers

LeBron James is debating between wearing No. 6 or 23 in his return to the Cavaliers.

Cavs Willing To Include Wiggins In Offer To Wolves For Love

The Cavaliers are now interested in including Andrew Wiggins in their trade proposal to the Wolves for Kevin Love.

James Jones Agrees To One-Year Deal With Cavs

James Jones is a close friend of LeBron James and gives the Cavaliers perimeter shooting depth.

Mike Miller Agrees To Two-Year, $5.5M Deal With Cavs

Mike Miller received better offers from the Nuggets and Rockets.

With Short-Term Contract, LeBron Holds More Leverage Financially And On Roster

LeBron James envisions the possibility of the NBA changing the max contract that would allow him to receive a balloon payment toward the end of his career similar to Michael Jordan.

Mavericks, Rockets Also Trying to Sign Mike Miller

The Nuggets have given Mike Miller his best financial offer.

Ray Allen Unsure About Playing Next Season

Ray Allen turns 39 on July 20 and shot 37.5 percent from three last season in 26.5 minutes per game.

Le Batard: LeBron's Reps 'Misled' Heat In Free Agency

Dan Le Batard believes LeBron James was already planning on leaving the Heat before the start of the Finals.

Rival Execs Split On Whether Cavs Should Trade Wiggins For Love

Jeff Goodman polled 12 NBA executives about whether the Cleveland Cavaliers should offer Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love.

Blatt: Cavaliers Won't Trade Andrew Wiggins

The Cavaliers are interested in trading for Kevin Love, but David Blatt said there's no chance of the team including Andrew Wiggins in any offers.

LeBron Signs Two-Year, $42.1M Deal With Cavs

LeBron James is signing a shorter contract in order to get a max under the NBA's next collective bargaining agreement.

Cavaliers In Talks With Troy Daniels, James Jones

Troy Daniels became a key part of the Rockets' rotation in the playoffs.

Alonzo Gee Traded By Cavs To Pelicans

The Cavaliers previously had a trade agreed upon with the Bobcats involving Alonzo Gee.

Gilbert Apologized To LeBron For Letter; LeBron Expressed Regret For Televised 'Decision'

LeBron James and his inner circle met with Dan Gilbert in Miami on Sunday.

Gilbert Met With LeBron, Paul, Carter For Four Hours In Miami Last Week

Dan Gilbert denied being on a plane to Miami amid tracking of his private plane.

Kevin Love Willing To Commit Long-Term To Cavs If Traded

Kevin Love is seeking a trade this offseason ahead of his 2015 free agency.

Cavs Tell Wiggins He Won't Be Traded For Love, Working On Alternatives

Andrew Wiggins has been rumored to be a necessary piece should the Cavaliers trade with the Wolves with Kevin Love.
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