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Tristan Thompson Out 2-4 Weeks With Sprained Left Foot

Dec 11, 2018 1:36 PM

Tristan Thompson is expected to miss two to four weeks with a sprained left foot.

Thompson left Monday night's loss to Milwaukee in the third quarter after landing awkwardly on Malcolm Brogdon.

The team said in a statement that an MRI and further evaluation Tuesday confirmed Thompson's sprain and he would begin treatment and rehab.

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Tags: Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Injury

Rockets, Pelicans Interested In Trading For J.R. Smith

Dec 8, 2018 4:03 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have received interest from the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Pelicans in J.R. Smith.

Both teams need depth on the wing.

With Smith's salary for 19-20 guaranteed for only $3.9 million next season, it has some level of value as a trade chip.

Smith last played on Nov. 14th.

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Tags: J.R. Smith, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Bucks Acquire Jason Smith From Wizards As Part Of Three-Way Trade

Dec 7, 2018 7:29 PM

The Washington Wizards will join the trade between the Milwaukee Bucks and Cleveland Cavaliers to acquire Sam Dekker for Jason Smith and a future second round pick.

Milwaukee acquired George Hill from the Cavaliers while also saving cap space.

The Cavaliers and Wizards will swap second round picks, with Cleveland getting Washington's second in 2021 and sending their second in 2022.

Washington's tax bill will drop from $14.49 million to $9.79 million by trading out Smith's $5.45 million salary for Dekker's $2.68 million salary.

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Tags: Sam Dekker, Jason Smith, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Bucks Acquire George Hill From Cavs For John Henson, Matthew Dellavedova, Picks

Dec 7, 2018 5:55 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to trade John Henson, Matthew Dellavedova, a first round pick and a second round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for George Hill and Sam Dekker.

Cleveland is taking back money in order to acquire draft picks from the Bucks.

The draft picks being traded to the Cavaliers from the Bucks are in 2021.

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Tags: George Hill, John Henson, Matt Dellavedova, Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Cavaliers Not Currently Interested In Trading Kevin Love Unless Huge Offer Comes

Dec 5, 2018 9:05 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers aren't currently interested in trading for Kevin Love unless they are "blown away by an offer."

The Cavaliers signed Love to a four-year, $120 million extension in the offseason and have planned to keep him long-term.

Love has been limited to just four games this season due to a toe injury.

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Tags: Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Cavs Waive Preston, Harrison From Two-Way Contracts, Sign Blossomgame, Jalen Jones

Dec 2, 2018 12:09 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived Billy Preston and Andrew Harrison from their Two-Way contracts.

The Cavaliers then signed Jaron Blossomgame and Jalen Jones to Two-Way contracts.

In five G League games with Canton, Blossomgame is averaging 17.2 points on 49.2 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from 3-point range.

After being waived by the New Orleans Pelicans last January, Jones spent the rest of the 2017-18 season with the Dallas Mavericks on a Two-Way deal, appearing in 12 NBA games while averaging 5.8 points on 13.5 minutes. 


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Tags: Jaron Blossomgame, Andrew Harrison, Billy Preston, Jalen Jones, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League

Magic Johnson Doesn't Want Lakers To Replicate Cleveland's High Usage Of LeBron James

Nov 29, 2018 8:08 PM

Magic Johnson is taking the long view on the usage of LeBron James and referenced how he hopes the Los Angeles Lakers don't make the same mistakes the Cleveland Cavaliers did.

"We are trying to make sure that we watch his minutes but also that we don't run everything through him because now it is Cleveland all over again and we don't want that," Johnson said in an interview on SiriusXM NBA Radio. "We want to get up and down."

Johnson wants to keep James as fresh as possible for seasons to come and that's why they prioritized signing playmakers like Rajon Rondo and Lance Stephenson.

"Basically minutes, trying to make sure we don't overplay him and then also usage of the ball in his hands," Johnson told SiriusXM NBA Radio. "We got a lot of ballhandlers so we feel we won't overuse him in terms of his ballhandling and also every play has to run through him. I think we got proven scorers -- Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram ... and then when you have two point guards like Ball and Rondo, we don't have to have LeBron having the ball in his hands all the time."

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Tags: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

Jazz Acquire Kyle Korver From Cavs For Alec Burks, Two 2nd Round Picks

Nov 28, 2018 9:10 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz for Alec Burks and two future second round picks.

Utah is sending 2020 and 2021 second-round picks to Cleveland, league sources said. The 2021 pick is via the Washington Wizards.

The Cavaliers had been shopping Korver for several weeks.

Korver played for the Jazz earlier in his career.

Burks is on a $11.53 million expiring contract, which could have value before the trade deadline.

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Tags: Kyle Korver, Alec Burks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Cavaliers Willing To Take On Long-Term Salary On Trade Market

Nov 28, 2018 10:23 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have begun to express to rival teams that they may be willing to take on long-term salary as the trade deadline approaches, according to sources.

The Cavaliers have trade assets in Kyle Korver and George Hill. Hill is owed just $1 million in guaranteed money next season.

While a lot of teams have cap space this offseason, the Cavaliers are willing to look out a few years to be a dumping ground for a contract.

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Tags: George Hill, Kyle Korver, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Kevin Love Expects To Be Return From Toe Injury After Jan. 1

Nov 21, 2018 10:13 AM

Kevin Love expects to return from his toe surgery after the first of the year.

When Love underwent the surgery on Nov. 2, the original timetable was six weeks, which would be Dec. 14.

"There's just no telling at this time with the weight-bearing injury what it is going to be like moving forward, but I expect to be back sometime after the new year," Love said.

Love had surgery to rectify a painful big toe injury on his left foot. 

Love signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension this summer.


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

J.R. Smith Will Stay Away From Cavs While Waiting On Trade
J.R. Smith has been at odds with the front office for the entire season.

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J.R. Smith Believes Cavs Entered 18-19 Planning To Rebuild
At 2-13, the Cavaliers now have the worst record in the NBA.

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Cavs Asked LeBron James To Commit Long-Term If They Declined Kyrie Irving's Trade Request
LeBron James said that he wouldn't commit to that stipulation.

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LeBron James: Everyone Knows Kyrie Irving Trade Was The Beginning Of The End
Koby Altman told LeBron James the Kyrie Irving trade would not occur minutes before news broke.

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Cavaliers Sign Andrew Harrison To Two-Way Contract, Waive John Holland
Andrew Harrison appeared in one game with the Grizzlies this season.

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George Hill Out 1-2 Weeks With Right Shoulder Sprain
George Hill will now undergo a period of treatment and rehabilitation.

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Larry Drew Agrees To Deal With Cavaliers
Larry Drew will get a buyout if the Cavaliers decide to move on to a new coach next season.

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Cavs Concerned Collin Sexton Doesn't 'Know How To Play' Yet
The Cavaliers' veterans have also been discouraged by Collin Sexton's behavior following losses in which he doesn't seem bothered.

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Kevin Love Undergoes Surgery On Left Foot
Kevin Love's timeline for his return to basketball activity updated in approximately six weeks.

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Jim Boylan Files Age Discrimination Suit Against Cavaliers
Jim Boylan's contract was not renewed by the Cavaliers this offseason.

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J.R. Smith Could Be Fined By NBA For Admitting He's Hoping For Trade
J.R. Smith has discussed his future with the Cleveland front office.

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Larry Drew, Cavaliers Haven't Gained Traction On Contract Talks
Larry Drew is one of the league's highest-paid assistants at nearly $1 million this season.

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Cavaliers Could Have Interest In Avery Johnson
Avery Johnson is in his fourth season at Alabama and has coached in the NBA previously.

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Larry Drew 'Disappointed' Cavs Haven't Restructured Contract
Larry Drew assured the Cavaliers he would remain professional during the negotiations.


Cleveland To Host 2022 NBA All-Star Game
The Cavaliers were a candidate to host the 2021 All-Star Game.


Kevin Love Likely Out At Least One Month With Toe Injury
The Cavaliers and Kevin Love are consulting with doctors early this week to consider the limited short-term solutions available.

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Cavaliers Promote Larry Drew To Interim Head Coach
Larry Drew was 8-1 when Tyronn Lue took a leave of absence last season.

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Cavaliers Fire Tyronn Lue As Head Coach
Tyronn Lue has three seasons remaining on a five-year, $35 million contract.

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Cavaliers Agree To Four-Year, $45M Extension With Larry Nance Jr.
The Cavaliers acquired Larry Nance at last year's trade deadline.

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Cavaliers Waive Bonzie Colson, Kobi Simmons, Emanuel Terry
Cleveland's roster now stands at 17, including two Two-Way players.

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