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Lou Amundson Signs Camp Deal With Cavs

Lou Amundson has signed a contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp.

Amundson recently worked out for the Cavaliers.

Amundson most recently played for the Chicago Bulls.

Via Jorge Sierra/HoopsHype

Canton Charge Hire Jordi Hernandez As New Head Coach

The Cleveland Cavaliers have hired Jordi Fernandez as the new head coach of their exclusively owned and operated NBA Development League affiliate, the Canton Charge.

"Jordi is a natural fit to lead the Charge after being a tremendous asset to our staff last year and playing a critical role cultivating talent with the Cavaliers for four seasons,” Cavaliers Director of Development League Operations Mike Gansey said in a statement. “His background with the Spanish National Team combined with his high-level domestic experience also gives him a unique basketball perspective that will greatly benefit our team.”

Fernandez, 31, spent last season as an assistant coach with the Charge on Steve Hetzel’s staff. Before joining the Charge, he served as a player development coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2009-13.

“The Cavaliers and Charge are the model relationship for NBA D-League as far as the right balance between developing individual talent and attaining collective team success, and I am very thankful that they have given me this opportunity,” said Fernandez. “Canton has been like a second home to me since I arrived last year and I cannot wait to get started with a team that Charge fans can be proud to get behind.”

Via RealGM Staff Report

Lou Amundson Works Out For Cavaliers

Lou Amundson worked out for the Cleveland Cavaliers last week, according to a source.

The Cavaliers are one of the teams Amundson is considering signing with on a camp deal.

Amundson was most recently with the Chicago Bulls.

Via Jorge Sierra/HoopsHype

Chris Crawford Signs Two-Year Deal With Cavaliers

Undrafted rookie guard Chris Crawford signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, including partial guarantees, league sources told RealGM.

Cleveland will bring Crawford into training camp as a point guard, signing the former University of Memphis product on Wednesday after he arrived into town earlier in the week. Crawford should compete in camp for a possible second- or third-string role behind Kyrie Irving and likely Matthew Dellavedova. 

Crawford played for the Houston Rockets’ summer league team in July, averaging over 10 points per game and showing an extended shooting skill as a lead guard at 6-foot-4.

The 21-year-old averaged 8.7 points, four assists and four rebounds as a senior at Memphis last season.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Shawn Marion Officially Signs With Cavaliers

Shawn Marion officially signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.

“Shawn brings great versatility, talent and championship experience to the team,” David Griffin said in a statement. “He will impact both ends of the floor and his ability to guard multiple positions will be particularly important for us. Shawn is an accomplished, high-caliber veteran that will help with leadership on and off the court and we’re very happy to welcome him to the Cavaliers family.”

Marion, a 15-year veteran, has played in 1,106 career games (1,038 starts) with averages of 15.8 points on .485 shooting from the field, .811 from the foul line, 9.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 blocks in 35.3 minutes for Phoenix, Miami, Toronto and Dallas. During the 2013-14 regular season, he played in 76 games (all starts) for the Mavericks and averaged 10.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 31.7 minutes per game.

“I’m excited to be a Cavalier,” said Marion. “I can see the hunger and mentality of everyone in the organization and l look forward to being a part of it. The goal is to win a championship and that’s what I want.”

Via RealGM Staff Report

Julyan Stone Visiting Lakers For Second Time; Workouts Scheduled With Cavs, Clippers, Heat

Free agent Julyan Stone will work out for the Lakers in Los Angeles this week, his second visit with the organization before meeting three other teams, league sources told RealGM.

Stone also has scheduled workouts with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat, sources said, attempting to solidify an NBA contract before training camps start. The Sacramento Kings remain a possible landing spot for Stone.

Stone held a workout with the San Antonio Spurs earlier in the week, and he’s received two lucrative offers from Chinese clubs.

At 6-foot-6, Stone has tantalizing frame for a point guard and is one of the NBA’s tallest at the position.

In three NBA seasons, Stone has averaged 1.3 points, 1.1 assists and 44 percent shooting from the field in seven minutes per game. He was an undrafted signing for the Denver Nuggets in 2011, spent two years with the franchise and joined the Toronto Raptors last offseason. He was waived on July 7.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Clippers, Spurs Enter Picture For Ray Allen

The San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers have emerged as possible destinations for Ray Allen.

Allen is still deciding whether or not he will retire, but he has been widely expected to join LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers should he continue his playing career.

Doc Rivers is a natural recruiter for Allen given their time together with the Boston Celtics.

The Spurs have one roster spot available.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Love: Taylor Should Focus On How He 'Got A Lot For Me'

As Kevin Love was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves' owner Glen Taylor told a local radio station that his issues on defense and staying healthy may be an issue for his new team.

"I think where maybe he got away with some stuff not playing defense on our team, I'm not sure that's how it's going to work in Cleveland," Taylor said on ESPN Radio 1500 AM in the Twin Cities on Tuesday. "I would guess they're going to ask him to play more defense, and he's foul-prone.

"I question Kevin if this is going to be the best deal for him, because I think he's going to be the third player on the team," Taylor added. "I don't think he's going to get a lot of credit if they do really well. I think he'll get blame if they don't do well. He's around a couple guys that are awful good."

Love responded to the comments on Wednesday, one day after saying he thought his relationship with Taylor was a positive one.

"I think emotions are definitely running high right now," Love told "Mike & Mike." "For Glen to say that, I just think that he should be focusing on the players that he just received. I mean, he has two of the No. 1 picks in the last two drafts: Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett. He has another guy who can really play in Thaddeus Young."

"I think he got a lot for me. So I'd be focusing even more on that. More than anything, I'm just excited to start my time in Cleveland, get to work with my new teammates, and start with this new family here."

Via ESPN

Kevin Love Immediately Wanted To Play For Cavs After Call From LeBron

Kevin Love wanted to join the Cleveland Cavaliers immediately after he received a call from LeBron James about the possibility of playing together.

"LeBron signed to come back and a few hours later he called me and I said 'I'm in,' " Love said Tuesday at a news conference. "That had a lot to do with my decision. It means a lot to be a part of this organization ... everything in my entire life for the last six years had led me up to this opportunity."

 

Love said Tuesday he currently has no plans to sign an extension with the Cavs. Love signed a four-year, $61 million extension in 2012, but the 2016-17 season, worth $16.7 million, is a player option. Love is also not planning to pick up that option either and will play out the final year of his contract with the Cavs.

Love did say he plans to be with the team long-term.

"[An extension] hasn't been talked about," Love said. "I'm committed to this team and committed long term to the end goal, which is to win a championship."

The Cavaliers pursued Love even months before James re-signed.

"This is culmination of a year and a half of conversations to trade for [Love]," Cavs general manager David Griffin said. "This is a player that, quite frankly, fits us as well as any player could have. LeBron makes a great deal of these things possible by his presence alone. That piece had a great deal to do with Kevin's comfort with joining us. Hopefully we'll (have) him for a very long time."

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Agent: Zydrunas Ilgauskas Isn't Considering Comeback

Zydrunas Ilgauskas has been retired for three seasons and the Cleveland Cavaliers retired his No. 11 last season, but he could be considering a comeback.

ESPN Cleveland radio host Tony Rizzo first talked about an Ilgauskas return on Sunday and reiterated the possiblity on Monday.

Ilgauskas and LeBron James have remained close friends and the Cavaliers have a clear need at center.

Ilgauskas' agent, Herb Rudoy, told RealGM's Shams Charania that speculation on a comeback is a "false rumor."

Via Chris Fedor/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland Cavaliers Archives

Cavs Attempting To Deal For Timofey Mozgov

The Cavaliers have been attempting to trade for Timofey Mozgov over the past six to eight weeks.

Kyrie Irving To Start At PG For Final Team USA Tuneup

Kyrie Irving will start at point guard when Team USA players Slovenia in its final tuneup before the FIFA World Cup.

Gilbert Had Lengthy Meeting With Love Before Agreeing To Trade

The Cavaliers and Wolves reached agreement in principle weeks ago, but had to wait until Andrew Wiggins became eligible for a trade.

Emeka Okafor Receives Interest From Cavaliers, Heat

Emeka Okafor is unlikely to sign with a team until midseason as he continues to heal from a herniated disk.

Love Chooses Jersey No. 0 With Cavaliers

Kevin Love wore No. 42 in his six seasons with the Timberwolves.

Cavaliers Acquire Kevin Love, Send Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett To Timberwolves In Three-Team Deal

The Cavaliers have acquired forward Kevin Love in a three-team trade.

Cavs Sign 2nd Rounder Dwight Powell

Dwight Powell averaged 14.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.3 steals during his senior season and was the Pac 12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Suns Made Last Ditch Bid For Love With Offer Of Eric Bledsoe

Eric Bledsoe has been seeking a five-year, $85 million max contract and would consider only a max deal in a sign-and-trade, which would be four years and $64 million.

Wolves May Keep Anthony Bennett

The Wolves have reportedly been interested in flipping Anthony Bennett for Thaddeus Young from the 76ers.

Cavs Hire Boylan, Brielmaier, Drew, Posey As Assistant Coaches

The Cavaliers have finalized their coaching staff and named Jim Boylan, Bret Brielmaier, Larry Drew and James Posey as assistant coaches on head coach David Blatt’s staff.

Anthony Bennett Focused On Basketball, Not Eventual Destination

Anthony Bennett is expected to be traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but his destination is not yet certain.

Rich Paul First Met LeBron While Building Retro Jersey Business

Rich Paul first met LeBron James at the Akron-Canton Airport when they were about to board a flight to Atlanta.

Cavs 'Optimistic' On Eventually Signing Ray Allen

Ray Allen remains undecided on playing during the 14-15 NBA season.

Calipari Wouldn't Have Left Kentucky Even If He'd Known LeBron's Decision

John Calipari had an opportunity to leave Kentucky for the Cavaliers and he says he would have likely stayed in Lexington even if he had known LeBron James would eventually join him.

Shawn Marion Agrees To Sign With Cavs

Shawn Marion has committed to sign with the Cavaliers.

Shawn Marion Receives Interest From Clippers

The Clippers join the Cavs, Pacers and Heat in their interest in signing Shawn Marion.

Shawn Marion Meets With Bird, Still Considering Options

The Cavaliers were considered the favorites to sign Shawn Marion prior to the meeting with Larry Bird.

Cavaliers Sign Alex Kirk To Multi-Year Deal

The Cavaliers signed Alex Kirk to a partially guaranteed, multi-year contract, league sources told RealGM.

Bill Self: Cavs' Trade Will Really Motivate Andrew Wiggins

Bill Self believes the pending move from the Cavaliers to the Timberwolves will be best for Andrew Wiggins.

Agent Reiterates Ray Allen Is Undecided On 14-15 Season

Ray Allen's agent, Jim Tanner, reiterated Allen has not decided whether he will return for the 2014-15 NBA season.
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