Jan 31, 2011 6:16 AM EST
The Magic defeated the Cavaliers 103-87 on Sunday night, sending Cleveland to their franchise-record 20th straight loss.
The Cavaliers have lost 30 of their last 31 games. They haven't won since Dec. 18.
Cleveland coach Byron Scott attempted to inject some life into his team by starting Manny Harris over Daniel Gibson, but the experiment did little to help.
"We can ill-afford to have any kind of mental lapses like we've been having of late," Antawn Jamison said. "We're playing with a lot of effort, but we're also learning a lot on the go as well. Still, you have to go out there and play."
Jan 29, 2011 11:02 AM EST
The Cavaliers tied a team-record with their 19th-straight loss on Friday night.
Cleveland fell 117-103 to Denver at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Cavaliers fought hard late. Whether it was a matter of trying to stay out of the record books, though, was unclear.
"I have no idea if that even entered their minds," coach Byron Scott said. "It didn't enter my mind. I couldn't care less about the record book. The one record I hope we start to do is 48 solid minutes of basketball. Not 36 or 24. Let's see if we can put a streak together where we can play 48 minutes of good basketball."
Cleveland hasn't won since Dec. 18.
They will look to avoid breaking the team's record for futility by beating the Magic on Sunday.
Jan 28, 2011 12:56 PM EST
NBA front-office sources say the Cavaliers have been shopping Mo Williams since the summer and receive interest on Antawn Jamison and Anthony Parker.
Anderson Varejao is their most valuable trade asset, but he is now out for the season.
Sources say trade talks were quietly underway between the Thunder and Cavaliers on Varejao.
Jan 26, 2011 10:09 PM EST
The Knicks have surpassed the Lakers as the NBA's most valuable franchise, according to findings from Forbes.
New York is valued at $655 million, while the Lakers are close behind at $643 million.
The Bulls, Celtics and Rockets comprise the remainder of the top-five.
In the wake of LeBron James leaving in free agency, the Cavaliers had a single-year decrease of 26%.
Jan 24, 2011 5:39 PM EST
Rumors that the Cavaliers could acquire Gerald Wallace from the Bobcats have died almost as quickly as they started.
Charlotte is interested in trading Wallace and his contract, but they wanted a first-round pick from Cleveland, according to a source.
The Cavaliers weren't going to pay that price for the forward.
Jan 22, 2011 8:36 PM EST
Cleveland guard/forward Anthony Parker did not travel with the Cavaliers to Chicago following their game versus Milwaukee last night.
He remained in Cleveland to receive further treatment for his low back strain.
Parker is out for Saturday night's game against the Bulls.
Jan 22, 2011 11:52 AM EST
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has promised change will come to his struggling team.
Gilbert posted several messages on his Twitter account before Cleveland played Milwaukee on Friday night. They went on to lose, dropping their 15th straight game.
He thanked the team's most loyal fans for their support and said "NOTHING will deter our mission to deliver to you the goods."
"You don't panic when things get tough," he wrote. "You think. You examine. You calculate. THEN you strike. And we will strike."
Jan 18, 2011 5:29 PM EST
Carmelo Anthony isn't sure how things will end in Denver, but says he learned from LeBron James how not to leave a team.
"I would never go about it the way LeBron did it," Anthony told Sports Illustrated Senior Writer Ian Thomsen.
"If he could do it all over again, he wouldn't do it that way -- he would do it a totally different way, I can guarantee you that," Anthony added.
Anthony is seeking an amicable split from the Nuggets, while James announced his free agent decision on live television as part of a well-planned ESPN special.
Jan 16, 2011 5:16 PM EST
Antawn Jamison has already started to think about retirement, saying that next season could be his last in the NBA.
"Definitely," Jamison said in an interview with FanHouse when asked if retirement was a possibility.
"I've done a lot, man. This is my 13th year and next year will be my 14th year. A lot of people don't get the opportunity to say that they've played for that many years. And to know that I've left everything I throw on the court has been a blessing for me."
Jamison, making $13.36 million this season and $15.08 million next season, says he could sign for an additional year but that would be it.
"I know the window of opportunity is closing in ... for my career," said Jamison. "Physically, I can play the game for another five or six years. Mentally, I got another one or two years in me. I can live with that. I've enjoyed my career and done a lot of things. The only thing I got to do is to win a championship. But I got one more year left on my contract. If nothing happens by then, I can be happy with it being a career unless an opportunity comes up to play for one year after that.
"But I got four kids (ranging in age from 1 to 10 with wife Ione). I've been away from home a long time. There's nothing wrong with being daddy day care and just enjoy life with them. I can actually see myself doing that (after next season). ... I'll go to PTA meetings."
Jan 16, 2011 10:57 AM EST
Ron Artest says that he suggested to LeBron James last season that he sign with the Clippers as a free agent.
"Last year during the game, I told him he should come to L.A., to the Clippers," Artest said. "I just think it'd be cool to have that competition [between the Lakers and Clippers].
"He's a great player. He'd make anybody better. You give him five old ladies and he's going to make them better."
James would leave the Cavaliers to sign with the Heat.
"I really thought he should've went there [to the Clippers]," Artest said. "They have a great team, but I don't know if he was thinking like that."
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