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Cavs, Spurs, Rockets, Celtics, Jazz Interested In Andrew Bogut

Feb 26, 2017 1:56 AM

Andrew Bogut is engaged in buyout talks with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Bogut wants to pursue a championship and play a significant role for a veteran team.

Cleveland, San Antonio, Houston, Boston and Utah have had discussions with Bogut’s representatives over the last 24 hours.

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Tags: Andrew Bogut, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Philadelphia Sixers, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Derrick Williams Expected To Sign With Cavs For Remainder Of Season

Feb 26, 2017 1:54 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to sign Derrick Williams to a contract for the remainder of the season.

Williams is currently on his second 10-day contract.

Williams was waived by the Miami Heat earlier this season.

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Kevin Love Confident He'll Be Back From 'Very Minor' Surgery In Time For Playoffs

Feb 24, 2017 5:53 PM

Kevin Love is confident he will be ready for the playoffs as he recovers from knee surgery.

"There's definitely enough time to where I can get into a good rhythm," Love said Friday, speaking to reporters for the first time since having the surgery to remove a loose body in his knee 10 days ago. "I don't know what the [plan is] as far as other guys resting or me resting going forward, but I imagine between J.R. [Smith] and myself, we'll get out there and get our wind and be ready to go for whenever [the playoffs start] in April."

While Love described the procedure as "very minor," he would not come off the six-week timeline the team has provided for his recovery.

"Every time I've been in a situation like this, usually when they say six weeks, they mean six weeks," Love said. "As far as how I feel now, I feel great. But I'll go through all the protocol. I'll be back here on the floor, getting the stitches out, before that, getting the swelling down. It's all just part of going through it."

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Tags: Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Injury

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Cavs Were On 'Pins And Needles' About Celtics Trading For Either George, Butler

Feb 24, 2017 4:23 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers were monitoring the Boston Celtics efforts to acquire either Paul George or Jimmy Butler at the deadline.

The Celtics are already a top contender in the Eastern Conference, but acquiring either of those star wings would make them even more competitive in a series against the Cavaliers. Both George and Butler have played LeBron James well in the playoffs.

"The Cavs were on pins and needles yesterday about the Celtics getting Paul George or Jimmy Butler," said Windhorst on Zach Lowe's podcast. "Pins and needles. That's why I'm saying. Let's put it this way: if on day one next year it's Gordon Hayward, Al Horford, and Isaiah Thomas, the Cavs will be like 'okay, that's going to be a challenge.' If it's Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford and Jimmy Butler, the Cavs might be out there saying 'we may have to trade Kevin Love.'"

The Celtics were weighing whether to package a combination of draft assets and existing players in a deal. Danny Ainge can revisit those talks in June.

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Tags: Jimmy Butler, Paul George, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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76ers Trying To Trade Andrew Bogut By Deadline

Feb 23, 2017 12:09 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers will try to find a trade of Andrew Bogut before the deadline.

Bogut was acquired by the 76ers from the Mavericks in exchange for Nerlens Noel.

The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers have monitored Bogut's situation all season.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Bogut would like to be a free agent and have begun discussions with Philadelphia on a buyout.

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Tags: Andrew Bogut, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia Sixers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Cavaliers, Knicks, Bulls Interested In Trading For Patrick Beverley

Feb 22, 2017 1:30 PM

The Houston Rockets are receiving interest in Patrick Beverley from the Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls.

Beverley would like to remain with the Rockets.

Beverley is on one of the NBA's best contracts as he re-signed with Houston in 2015 on a four-year, $25 million deal. Beverley is one of the NBA's best defensive guards.

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Tags: Patrick Beverley, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Cavaliers To Sign Derrick Williams To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Feb 22, 2017 12:39 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers will sign Derrick Williams to a second 10-day contract.

Williams has averaged 9.8 points and 3.0 rebounds in 22.9 minutes over four games with the Cavaliers.

Williams signed an initial 10-day contract with the Cavaliers after he was waived by the Miami Heat.

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Rockets Interested In Trading For Iman Shumpert

Feb 22, 2017 12:31 PM

The Houston Rockets have expressed interest specifically in Iman Shumpert of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland has been asking for Patrick Beverley in return for Shumpert.

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports the Rockets are seeking a trade for a player in the $10 million to $12 million salary range.

The Rockets are offering expiring contracts and cash savings for trade partners. Houston traded for Lou Williams on Tuesday.

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Tags: Iman Shumpert, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Cavaliers Hosting Larry Sanders For Workout

Feb 22, 2017 10:51 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are hosting Larry Sanders for a solo workout on Wednesday.

The Cavs are testing and evaluating Sanders physically as he's been away from the game for two seasons.

Sanders agreed upon a buyout with the Milwaukee Bucks in 2015 when he decided to step away from basketball.

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Teams Interested In Carmelo Anthony Expect Him To Remain With Knicks

Feb 19, 2017 2:34 PM

Most teams who have had interest in Carmelo Anthony are looking in other directions and expect him to remain with the New York Knicks for the rest of the season.

Anthony doesn't have a strong interest in changing teams during the middle of the season and hasn't been approached by the Knicks on any trade scenarios.

Teams like the Los Angeles Clippers expect to revisit the possibility of acquiring Anthony around the draft or during the free agency period beginning July 1st.

The Clippers have a number of pending free agents, most notably Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick.

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Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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LeBron James: I Don't Have A Rivalry With Stephen Curry
LeBron James even feels there's not a team rivalry between the Cavaliers and Warriors.

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Cavs Change Leadership Team Around Dan Gilbert
There are now fewer voices in the room when the Cavaliers make major decisions.

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Kevin Love Played At Least Three Games With Knee Injury
Kevin Love played in three games after his injury, including a back-to-back.

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Maverick Carter, LeBron James' Long Game Is To Build Media Company
LeBron James is described by insiders as the most powerful athlete in entertainment.

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LeBron, Durant, Curry, Harden, Westbrook Comprise NBA's Top-5 In Total Earnings
LeBron James is the highest-paid player in the NBA in terms of total earnings for the third straight year at $88 million.

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Kevin Love Out Six Weeks With Minor Left Knee Surgery
Kevin Love will undergo a scope on his injured left knee and be out six weeks

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Blake Griffin, LeBron James Named Players Of The Week
Blake Griffin won his sixth career Player of the Week award by helping the Clippers to a 2-1 week behind averages of 26.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 9.3 assists in 35.7 minutes.

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J.R. Smith On Target For Mid-March Return From Thumb Injury
J.R. Smith is on target for a mid-March return from his right thumb fracture.

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Cavs Seek 2nd Opinion On Kevin Love's Knee
Kevin Love underwent an MRI on Sunday and the second opinion suggests something may have been detected.

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Cavs Trade Chris Andersen To Hornets
The Cavaliers have traded the contract of Chris Andersen and cash considerations to the Hornets for a protected second round pick.

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Cavs Strongly Deny Kevin Love For Carmelo Anthony Trade Report
LeBron James called the report he is pushing for the Cavs to trade Kevin Love for Carmelo Anthony 'trash'.

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Report: LeBron James In Favor Of Trading Kevin Love For Carmelo Anthony
For the Cavs to acquire Carmelo Anthony without including Kevin Love in the deal would require the Knicks to take back at least three role players in order to match salaries.

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Cavaliers Interested In Jose Calderon, Andrew Bogut
The Cavs know trading for Jose Calderon, Andrew Bogut or Deron Williams is highly unlikely given Cleveland's various salary-cap and asset limitations.

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Kevin Love Expects To Remain With Cavs 'For A Long Time'
Kevin Love has seemingly been involved in trade rumors throughout his tenure with the Cavaliers.

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Jordan Farmar Impresses Cavaliers In Workout
The Cavaliers have had an open roster spot for more than three weeks and currently only have 11 healthy players.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Knicks Continue To Pursue Trade For Kevin Love
The Knicks have been working on three and four-team trades involving Carmelo Anthony.

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LeBron James Supports Cavs' Minicamp Search, Even Lance Stephenson
Cleveland will host Mario Chalmers, Kirk Hinrich, Jordan Farmar and Lance Stephenson.

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LeBron James Given NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award
The award is given to individuals in sports for their high achievement in athletics and contributions in the pursuit of social justice, civil rights and community involvement.

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Cavs Could Consider Deron Williams, Baron Davis
The Cavaliers have interest in Deron Williams, who is in the final season of his deal with the Dallas Mavericks and is making $9 million.

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Cavaliers To Work Out Mario Chalmers, Kirk Hinrich, Lance Stephenson
Cleveland has one roster spot available, but could open up another slot should the team elect to waive Chris Andersen.

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