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Luol Deng Named Winner Of NBA's Citizenship Award

Luol Deng has been voted the 2013-14 winner of the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.

"It's an honor to be recognized for any award, but this one is special because it represents who I am as a person and where I came from," Deng said in a statement released by the Cleveland Cavaliers. "What I'm most proud of is that my family can look back after my career is over and realize that I was able to make a difference on and off the basketball court. That is something that tells the true story as to who I am as a person, someone who cares about his community and wants to improve the lives of others."

Via RealGM Staff Report

Cavaliers Recall Sergey Karasev From Canton

The Cleveland Cavaliers recalled Sergey Karasev from the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League.

Karasev will be available for the Cavaliers on Saturday against the Boston Celtics.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Hawes Thinks He's 'Good Fit' For Cavaliers

Spencer Hawes has played productive minutes during his tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers and he's interested in re-signing in the offseason.

Hawes is averaging a career-best 14.0 points, and shooting a career-high .440 from 3-point range.

"I like it here, I think it's a good fit," Hawes said. "And when July comes you kind of see how the other side of the game, how that all fits together."

Mike Brown has touted the versatility of Hawes and the spacing he provides for Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters.

Via Jodie Valade/The Plain Dealer

Irving, Waiters Insist No Issues Exist Between Them

Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters addressed the media together on Monday amid reports of more disharmony between the Cleveland Cavaliers' teammates.

Irving and Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns exchanged barbs in the media. Gordon is Waiters' neighbor.

"Honestly, off the court and on the court, we're the best of friends," said Irving. "So when we come on the court, we're just going to play basketball like we've been doing the past few games and our focus is on winning right now.''

"On behalf of [Irving], myself, I just think we've been in so much media this year, and it's not fair to either of us," said Waiters.

"I just think, man, throughout this whole year with us two not liking each other, it's total BS. We've been friends before we even made the NBA, before any of this. I just think y'all saying we don't like playing with one another …

"Yeah, we still need to learn certain things. But I think at the end of the day, we're genuinely friends. I love him as a friend, teammate, everything. I just want everybody to know that. I don't hate this guy. I'm pretty sure he don't hate me. I know he don't hate me. I hope he don't hate me. Rome wasn't built in one day. We're still young. We're still planning to stay together. We're still working. As long as we've got great communication down, it's fine.''

Via Tom Withers/AP

Cavaliers Assign Sergey Karasev, Scotty Hopson To D-League

The Cleveland Cavaliers have assigned guard/forward Sergey Karasev and guard Scotty Hopson to the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League.

Karasev has appeared in 18 games for the Charge with averages of 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 30.0 minutes per game.

Hopson was signed to a contract by the Cavs on March 31 and has appeared in one game for Cleveland this season.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Kyrie Irving Scores Career-High 44 Points In Cavs' Loss

Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 44 points in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 96-94 overtime loss to the Charlotte Bobcats.

The Cavaliers are attempting to become the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.

Irving's strong came on the same day when he expressed frustration about reports suggesting he wants to leave the Cavaliers.

Irving said he loves Cleveland before the game, but he did not address whether he would sign an extension in the offseason.

Via Jodie Valade/The Plain Dealer

Irving Strongly Denies Report He Wants Out Of Cleveland

Kyrie Irving responded on Twitter to comments from ESPN's Brian Windhorst indicating that he doesn't want to remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the long-term.

Irving is eligible for an extension this offseason and a full max offer is almost certain to be made to him by the Cavaliers.

"The truth is, [Kyrie's] camp has been putting out there for years -- years -- that he doesn't want to be in Cleveland," wrote Windhorst. "That they don't want him in Cleveland. He doesn't like Mike Brown. He didn't like Chris Grant. He doesn't like Dion Waiters. He's already gotten a general manager fired. He might get Mike Brown fired. This is the last time -- once he signs he loses all of his leverage -- so this is the last time he gets to enact leverage."

"Sick to my stomach with all these rumors and accusations," wrote Irving. "Can I play without media guessing at my life and putting B.S out for headlines."

Irving also added that "there's no such source as "Kyrie's camp", nothing but nonsense."

Via Jodie Valade/The Plain Dealer

Pau Gasol Will Factor Winning Over Money; Bulls, Cavs, Bobcats, Grizzlies Expected To Pursue

Pau Gasol won two championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010 and knows what he will look for when making his free agency decision in July.

"I want to be in a team that is going to be built to win a championship," Gasol said. "That's my top priority. Money won't be the main priority. Length and money are factors, but we'll see. Until I know all the options, I won't be able to measure them. But we're getting close to the end of my career. I want to be in a good situation. It's an important decision to make."

The Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Bobcats and Memphis Grizzlies are expected to be potential options for Gasol, according to a poll of NBA executives.

"There are a couple thoughts out there on Pau," said an Eastern Conference executive. "Some people say he is worn out, that he is too far past his prime to really help a contender. There are others that think that LA, that environment the past two season, that style of play has destroyed him and if he goes somewhere else, plays with a different coach, he might be rejuvenated. I could see someone who thinks the latter paying him $10 million a year."

Via Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

Scotty Hopson Signs With Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Scotty Hopson using their prorated $2.5 million room exception with a non-guaranteed second season at $2.5 million.

Hopson has played in Greece, Israel and Turkey since going undrafted out of Tennessee in 2011.

Via Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Anderson Varejao To Receive Reexamination Monday After Strained Shoulder

Anderson Varejao left Sunday's game due to a strained right shoulder and will be reexamined on Monday.

Varejao has dealt with knee and back injuries this season.

Varejao is known for providing heart and passion to the Cleveland Cavaliers' lineup.

Via Mary Schmitt Boyer/Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Cavaliers Decide Not To Sign Seth Curry To Second 10-Day Contract

Seth Curry scored three points in nine minutes in one appearance with the Cavaliers.

Kyrie Irving Making Progress But Remains Out

The Cavaliers are unsure if Kyrie Irving will return this season.

Cavaliers Have NBA's Worst Record Since 10-11

The Cavaliers won 66 and 61 games in the final two seasons of LeBron James' tenure with the franchise.

Cavaliers Sign Seth Curry To 10-Day Contract, Waive Shane Edwards

The Cavaliers have signed guard Seth Curry to a 10-day contract.

Seth Curry To Sign 10-Day Contract With Cavaliers

Seth Curry appeared in one game with the Grizzlies earlier in the season.

LeBron: 'Impossible' To Take Mind Off Season, Think About Free Agency

LeBron James can become a free agent in the offseason.

Cavaliers Recall Sergey Karasev From D-League

The Cavaliers recalled Sergey Karasev from the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League.

Kyrie Irving Out At Least Two Weeks With Bicep Strain

The Cavaliers had feared that Kyrie Irving had torn the bicep and that he would be out for the remainder of the season.

Sources: Kyrie Irving Could Miss Remainder Of Season With Biceps Injury

Kyrie Irving has missed just three games this season.

Kyrie Irving Will Undergo MRI Monday On Bicep Injury

Kyrie Irving will undergo an MRI on Monday to diagnose his left bicep injury.

Cavaliers Sign Shane Edwards To 10-Day Deal, Waive Arinze Onuaku

Shane Edwards has appeared in 40 games for the Canton Charge this season.

Anthony Bennett Sidelined Approximately Three Weeks With Strained Patellar Tendon

Anthony Bennett has been diagnosed with left patellar tendon strain.

Cavaliers Reassign Sergey Karasev To Canton

Sergey Karasev has appeared in 12 games for the Canton Charge.

Cavaliers To Sign Arinze Onuaku To Second 10-Day Contract

The Cavaliers will sign Arinze Onuaku to a second 10-day contract, a league source tells RealGM.

Pacers Didn't Discuss Luol Deng Trade With Cavs At Deadline

The Cavaliers reportedly were looking to move Luol Deng for a first round pick.

Scout Compares Kyrie Irving To Marbury

An unnamed Western Conference scout offered Kyrie Irving as a player he has deemed to be overrated by the NBA community.

Cavaliers Sign Arinze Onuaku To 10-Day Deal

Arinze Onuaku has appeared in 26 games for the Canton Charge this season.

Wolves Turn To Trade Talks With Cavaliers On Jarrett Jack

The Wolves were interested in acquiring Andre Miller, but he has been traded to the Wizards.

Clippers, Cavaliers Discuss Reggie Bullock For Tyler Zeller Trade

The Clippers and Cavaliers have held trade discussions involving Reggie Bullock for Tyler Zeller.

Wizards, Cavaliers Discuss Luol Deng For Trevor Ariza Deal

Washington tried to acquire Luol Deng from Chicago last June.
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