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Kay Felder: Cavs Paying $2.4M To Acquire Me 'Means A Lot'

Jul 21, 2016 1:52 PM

Kay Felder played well for the Cleveland Cavaliers in Summer League after he was the 54th overall pick in the draft. The Cavaliers paid $2.4 million to acquire Felder.

"It means a lot," said Felder. "Definitely lifted a burden off my shoulder. You see they paid $2.4 million for me, I felt like I owed them."

Felder played collegiately at Oakland and had an especially impressive game against Michigan State.

Felder averaged 15.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 29.9 minutes per game in Summer League.

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James Jones, Cavaliers Hold Contract Talks

Jul 18, 2016 2:25 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have had talks with James Jones, who remains unsigned.

Jones wants to return to the Cavs but has options elsewhere, agent Joel Bell said.

Jones is a longtime teammate of LeBron James and plays a critical role for the Cavs with his veteran leadership and relationship with the media.

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LeBron James Still Hasn't Decided Type Of Contract He'll Sign With Cavs

Jul 18, 2016 2:12 PM

LeBron James has told the Cleveland Cavaliers he will re-sign this offseason but offered no timetable for when.

James is currently traveling and spending time with family. He will meet with agent Rich Paul and go over his contract options at some point but there is no rush.

James, J.R. Smith and Tyronn Lue remain unsigned for the 16-17 season.

Under league rules, James has several contract choices. He can sign for up to $27.5 million next season on a one-year deal -- as he has done the past two summers -- or sign a multiyear deal that could make him the league's highest-paid player at $30.8 million for next season.

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Anderson Varejao Won't Accept Cavs' Championship Ring

Jul 18, 2016 11:46 AM

Anderson Varejao is eligible to receive a championship ring from the Cleveland Cavaliers since he began the season with the team.

Varejao finished the season with the Golden State Warriors and played against the Cavaliers in The Finals.

Varejao plans on not accepting the ring if offered.

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Former NBA Great Nate Thurmond Dies At 74

Jul 16, 2016 7:01 PM

Former NBA great Nate Thurmond, a tenacious defensive center who played with Wilt Chamberlain and was an iconic sports figure in two cities, died Saturday after a short battle with leukemia. He was 74.

The Golden State Warriors announced the death of one of the team's most iconic players less than a month after they lost the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games. Both franchises previously retired the Akron, Ohio native's No. 42, and he is an iconic figure in both cities.

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LeBron James Hasn't Given Cavs Date Of When He'll Re-Sign

Jul 15, 2016 9:24 PM

LeBron James has yet to inform the Cleveland Cavaliers of when he'll sign his new deal with the team. 

James is in no rush to agree upon terms as he continues to be a free agent for the third straight season.

Even though J.R. Smith and the Cavaliers have yet to agree upon a new deal, James' delay is not at all related.

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Cavs Trade Sasha Kaun To 76ers To Clear Room For Chris Andersen

Jul 15, 2016 7:52 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Sasha Kaun and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers to create a roster spot for Chris Andersen.

Cleveland also gets a $1.33 million traded-player exception in the Kaun deal.

The 76ers will waive Kahn.

Andersen and LeBron James played together for two season with the Miami Heat.

Cleveland lost Timofey Mozgov to the Lakers in free agency.

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Joe Harris, Nets Agree Upon Two-Year Deal

Jul 14, 2016 10:02 AM

Joe Harris has agreed to a two-year, $2 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

Harris was a second round pick in 2014 out of Virginia.

Harris played in just five games last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, though he did average 16.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 33.1 minutes over 10 games in the D-League.

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Cavs' Assistants In Limbo As Tyronn Lue Extension Not Yet Finished

Jul 9, 2016 9:47 PM

Tyronn Lue and the Cleveland Cavaliers have yet to agree upon an extension, which has left some members of the coaching staff in limbo.

Larry Drew and Mike Longabardi are the only assistant working on a contract.

Both sides were optimistic a deal would be completed before Summer League. He's under contract for one more season. 

"That's something that I'm not concerned with," Lue told cleveland.com. "It'll eventually get done. I'll let them (his agent and the Cavs) handle that."

Lue has assured his coaches they will all be retained.

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Cavs Close To Deal With Chris Andersen

Jul 8, 2016 7:14 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are close to a deal to sign Chris Andersen.

Andersen was teammates for several seasons with LeBron James as members of the Miami Heat.

The Heat traded Andersen to the Memphis Grizzlies in a luxury tax saving move.

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Richard Jefferson Agrees To Two-Year, $5M Deal With Cavs
Richard Jefferson has agreed to re-sign with the Cavaliers on a two-year deal.

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Ray Allen Considering NBA Return, Reaches Out To Cavs, Warriors
Ray Allen would also consider playing for the Spurs and Clippers.

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LeBron Factoring Into Wade's Contract Showdown With Heat
LeBron James is in a position to either make financial sacrifices to help the Cavaliers sign Dwyane Wade from the Heat, or merely help his friend with leverage on getting a richer deal.

Dan Le Batard/Miami Herald

Teams Calling LeBron James' Agent Told He'll Re-Sign With Cavs
Rich Paul has received phone calls from teams inquiring about the potential availability of LeBron James.

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Cavs Won't Match Matthew Dellavedova's $38M Deal With Bucks
Matthew Dellavedova agreed to a four-year, $38.5 million deal with the Bucks on the opening day of free agency.

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Tyronn Lue Opens Extension Talks With Cavs
Tyronn Lue essentially bet on himself by not signing the three year, $9.5 million deal that was offered when taking the head coaching job.

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Lakers, Timofey Mozgov Agree Upon Four-Year, $64M Deal
The Lakers began to pursue Timofey Mozgov at the immediate start of free agency.

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Cavs, Rockets, Heat, Warriors, Spurs Interested In Timofey Mozgov
The Cavs primarily used Tristan Thompson, Kevin Love and Channing Frye at the center spot in the playoffs.

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Over-36 Rule Currently Prevents LeBron James From Signing $200M Deal In 2017
Under current rules, LeBron James could sign a four-year, $156.8 million contract with Cleveland in 2017.

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LeBron James Opts Out Of $24M Contract With Cavs For 16-17
Rich Paul gave no insight on Tuesday evening on the type of contract LeBron James will seek or his timetable for re-signing.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Cavs Exercise Option On Jordan McRae
Jordan McRae scored 36 points in the regular season finale this season and also scored 61 points in a D-League game.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Richard Jefferson Won't Retire, Plans To Play 2-3 More Seasons
Richard Jefferson has been durable despite being well into his mid-thirties.

Chris Mannix/The Vertical

Cavs Intend To Keep Core Together For Title Defense
David Griffin anticipates the Cavaliers defending their title with their same core including Kevin Love.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Kyrie Irving Completes USA's Olympic Roster
Kyrie Irving was the MVP of the 2014 Basketball World Cup.

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Cavs Pay $2.4M For 54th Overall Pick, Select Kay Felder
LeBron James was reportedly a proponent of selecting Kay Felder.

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LeBron James Withdraws From Olympics
LeBron James cited the amount of court time he's logged with six straight trips to The Finals.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Rival Teams Can Offer LeBron James $3M More Than Cavs
The most the Cavaliers can offer LeBron James because they don't have salary cap space and also don't have his full Bird rights is $27.5 million.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Richard Jefferson Reverses Decision On Retirement
Richard Jefferson now plans on continuing his NBA career after initially announcing he would retire.

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LeBron James Will Re-Sign With Cavaliers
After winning a title, there had been some speculation that LeBron James could decide to move on to another challenge.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Dunc'd On: Warriors, Cavs Offseasons, News
After losing in the NBA Finals, what will the Golden State Warriors do this offseason? Then (38:00), the Cleveland Cavaliers' offseason.

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