Cleveland Cavaliers Wiretap

Cavaliers Interested In Trading For Jae Crowder

Sep 28, 2022 12:10 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have interest in trading for Jae Crowder, who has been put on the trade block by the Phoenix Suns.

The Cavaliers are in need of a 3-and-D wing that can guard small forwards and power forwards.

Four of Cleveland's starters are set in Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell, Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen, but the small forward spot is a question mark.

Shams Charania previously reported that the Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat could also pursue Crowder.

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Tags: Jae Crowder, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Lakers Were Willing To Trade 2027, 2029 First Round Picks For Kyrie Irving, Donovan Mitchell

Sep 27, 2022 1:15 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have two attractive trade assets available to them in their first round picks in 2027 and 2029, which they have yet to use to upgrade their roster.

"I've been told that, listen, had the Lakers been able to acquire Kyrie Irving," said Dave McMenamin on Brian Windhorst's podcast. "Or the Lakers been able to acquire Donovan Mitchell, both those players, the Lakers were willing to able to move both those picks to acquire.

"The deals available to them, they didn't feel like they could get back a player that is such a difference maker like either of those two."

The Lakers have also been linked with trade scenarios involving Buddy Hield and Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers. 

The Brooklyn Nets decided not to trade Irving, while the Utah Jazz received far more draft capital for Mitchell from the Cleveland Cavaliers than the Lakers could trade.

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Tags: Donovan Mitchell, Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Dean Wade, Cavaliers Agree To Three-Year, $18.5M Extension

Sep 25, 2022 3:30 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to sign Dean Wade to a three-year, $18.5 million extension.

Wade averaged 5.3 points, 2.9 rebounds and 19.2 minutes in 51 games (28 starts) last season before suffering a knee injury and undergoing surgery. He missed the final 15 games.

Wade went undrafted and has become a solid two-way wing.

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Tags: Dean Wade, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Knicks Were Skeptical Of Cavs' Interest In Donovan Mitchell Due To Extension Rule Impacting Evan Mobley

Sep 21, 2022 2:39 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded for Donovan Mitchell despite how it impacts their ability to sign Evan Mobley to a full, five-year max out of his rookie contract due to existing collective bargaining agreement rules.

The way Cleveland was impacted by that rule reportedly led to speculation on the part of the New York Knicks, who were also pursuing a trade for Mitchell, that the Cavs wouldn't present an all-in offer to the Utah Jazz because of it. 

"Frankly, I think when the Knicks were negotiating against the Cavs, the Knicks knew that the Cavs were bidding against them," said Brian Windhorst. "The Knicks, I think, thought they were bidding against themselves. And I think one of the reasons why the Knicks weren't 100 percent certain the Cavs were going to go all-in is because they were saying, 'Well, the Cavs can't trade for Donovan Mitchell because it will handcuff them on Evan Mobley.'"

If the rule doesn't change as part of the next CBA, the Cavaliers can either sign Mobley to a four-year extension, or wait for his restricted free agency to sign him to a five-year max contract.

The Cavaliers ultimately decided the upside of trading for Mitchell was worth all of their draft capital plus whatever consequences come from making the Mobley long-term deal more complicated. 

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Evan Mobley, Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Nate Hinton, Cavaliers Agree To Exhibit 10 Deal

Sep 20, 2022 1:17 PM

Nate Hinton has agreed to an Exhibit 10 deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp.

Hinton is expected to compete for an open roster spot with the Cavaliers. 

Hinton has previously played on Two-Way deals with the Dallas Mavericks and Indiana Pacers.

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Tags: Nate Hinton, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Mamadi Diakite, Cavaliers Sign Camp Deal

Sep 20, 2022 12:12 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Mamadi Diakite to a camp deal.

Diakite was recently brought to Cleveland for workouts with the team.

Diakite went undrafted in 2020 out of Virginia and has played briefly in the NBA with the Milwaukee Bucks and Oklahoma City Thunder.

In 12 G League games in 20-21, Diakite averaged 18.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists. 

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Tags: Mamadi Diakite, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Cavs Sign Sharife Cooper To Training Camp Deal

Sep 20, 2022 1:03 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Sharife Cooper to a training camp deal, reported Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Cooper appeared in 13 games for the Hawks last season. 

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Tags: Sharife Cooper, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Misc Official Transaction

Donovan Mitchell 'Thought For Sure' He Was Getting Traded To Knicks

Sep 15, 2022 12:59 AM

Donovan Mitchell admitted that he thought he'd get traded to the New York Knicks during his introductory press conference with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“I thought for sure I was going back home, I’m not gonna lie about that.

"But when I found out where I was headed, who I was playing with, the group, the team, the coaching staff, I couldn’t be more happier to be here," said Mitchell.

Mitchell also added that he was surprised when he found out he was getting traded to the Cavs.

“Honestly, I had no idea. My agent AB (Austin Brown) called me on Wednesday and he said you’re going to Cleveland and, like I said, my reaction was what it was," said Mitchell.

Mitchell would express his excitement of partnering with the Cavs' young core, adding "to join these phenomenal guys and add to it, I think that, for me, is what I’m truly excited about."


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Tags: Donovan Mitchell, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

Cavaliers Name Mike Gerrity Head Coach Of G League Team

Sep 8, 2022 3:13 PM

The Cleveland Charge of the NBA G League have announced Mike Gerrity as their Head Coach for the 2022-23 NBA G League season. Gerrity comes to lead the Charge after spending the last nine seasons in various roles with the Charge’s parent club, the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“We are thrilled to have Mike become the newest head coach of the Charge,” said Charge General Manager Brendon Yu.  “Mike has a plethora of experience at the NBA level serving in a variety of roles on staff, but really excels in player development.  Mike also brings a unique perspective as a former “D League” player himself.  I’m really looking forward to working with him and having him apply his knowledge and experience to lead the Charge.”  

“We are so excited to have Mike Gerrity lead the way as Head Coach of the Cleveland Charge,” said Cavaliers Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff.  “There is no better person for this job and we have extreme confidence in his ability to develop players. We’ve seen the fruits of his labor with the Cavaliers and we expect the same commitment and dedication with the Charge.”

Gerrity was promoted to Assistant Coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers in September 2021 after spending the past three seasons as Director of Player Development/Assistant Coach (2018-2021).

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Cavs To Work Out Several Players, Including Armoni Brooks, Kelan Martin, Mamadi Diakite

Sep 8, 2022 1:15 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are set to work out several free agents this week, including Armoni Brooks, Kelan Martin and Mamadi Diakite.

The workouts began on Tuesday, with Ray Spalding also attending.

The team currently has 14 players under contract for next season.

The Cavs are allowed to bring 20 players into training camp. 

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Tags: Armoni Brooks, Kelan Martin, Mamadi Diakite, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Jazz Changed Opinion On RJ Barrett In Mid-July

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Jazz Insist Decision To Trade Donovan Mitchell To Cavs Instead Of Knicks Wasn't Based On Emotions

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Knicks Believe Their Trade Offer To Jazz For Donovan Mitchell Was Better Than Cleveland's

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Gersson Rosas Handled Donovan Mitchell Trade Negotiations For Knicks

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Evan Mobley Ineligible For Rookie Scale Max In 2024 After Cavs Traded For Donovan Mitchell

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Jazz Intend To Keep Collin Sexton

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RJ Barrett Extension Created 'Incredible Amount Of Animus' Between Knicks, Jazz

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Donovan Mitchell 'Screaming Around Golf Course' With Excitement When Notified Of Trade To Cavs

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Cavaliers Reached Back Out Following RJ Barrett Extension, Knicks Weren't Engaged Again By Jazz

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Knicks, Jazz Reached Breaking Point On Protections Over Third First Round Pick

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Collin Sexton Agrees To $72M Sign-And-Trade With Jazz

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Cavaliers Acquire Donovan Mitchell From Jazz

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RealGM Radio: Nate Duncan, Dan Feldman On The Central Division (Aug 2022)

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Cavaliers Exit Trade Talks With Jazz On Donovan Mitchell

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Cavaliers Touch Base With Jazz On Donovan Mitchell Trade

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Collin Sexton, Cavaliers Contract Talks 'Not Contentious'

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Collin Sexton Considered More Likely To Take Qualifying Offer Than Three-Year, $40M Offer From Cavs

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Collin Sexton Has Offer On The Table From Cavs

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Cavs Unveil 3 New Jerseys For 2022-23 Season

Jazz Have Explored Sign-And-Trade With Cavaliers For Collin Sexton

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