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Cavaliers Sign Nik Stauskas For Remainder Of Season

Feb 11, 2019 9:54 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to sign Nik Stauskas to a contract for the remainder of the season.

The Cavaliers had an open roster spot following the deadline.

Stauskas was traded by the Blazers to the Cavaliers then to Rockets and then to the Pacers last week before he was waived.

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Rockets Acquire Iman Shumpert, Kings Get Alec Burks In Three-Way Trade

Feb 6, 2019 8:04 PM

The Houston Rockets have agreed to acquire Iman Shumpert in a three-team trade with the Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sacramento will acquire Alec Burks as part of the deal.

The Cavaliers will receive the contract of Brandon Knight, Marquese Chriss and a lottery protected first round pick in 2019.

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Rockets Looking To Acquire Alec Burks From Cavs

Feb 6, 2019 1:13 AM

The Houston Rockets are discussing a deal to acquire Alec Burks from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Rockets would send Brandon Knight and their 2019 1st-round pick over to Cleveland.

The Cavs acquired Burks and two 2nd-round picks from the Jazz for Kyle Korver last November. 

“I don’t believe in rumors until something happens. If nothing happens then I’m not going nowhere. If something happens, it happens. I enjoy my time here and hopefully it keeps going," said Burks following a loss to the Celtics.

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Tags: Alec Burks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Blazers Acquire Rodney Hood From Cavs For Nik Stauskas, Wade Baldwin, Two 2nds

Feb 3, 2019 3:25 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired Rodney Hood for Nik Stauskas, Wade Baldwin and two future second round picks.

Hood had the ability to veto trade after signing the one-year qualifying offer with the Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers acquired Hood from the Utah Jazz before the 2018 trade deadline.

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Kevin Love Takes Part In 5-On-5 Scrimmage, Close To Return

Jan 31, 2019 6:49 PM

Kevin Love is close to making his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers lineup after participating in a 5-on-5, full contact scrimmage.

"He actually did pretty well. Moved around really well. Got a little winded, which is expected. It's the first time he's really been in a contact situation where we actually went up and down and there was actual contact. I thought he moved really well, shot the basketball well," said Larry Drew.

Love has been out since undergoing foot surgery in late October.


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Tristan Thompson Out 2 More Weeks, Kevin Love Impresses In Shoot-Around

Jan 26, 2019 2:32 PM

Tristan Thompson, who missed the last 4 games for the Cleveland Cavaliers, will be out for two more weeks with a strained left foot. 

The Cavs have also been encouraged by the progress of Kevin Love, with Larry Drew saying he was in "awe" by what he saw during a recent shoot-around.

“What I saw of Kevin this morning, I was almost in awe — how well he moved, how well he passed. I’ve been watching in workouts and he’s been shooting the ball extremely well,” said Drew. 

Drew was quick to point out that he did not want to rush Love back to the lineup, and there is still no timetable to his return.

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

Cavaliers Have No Interest In Trading Kevin Love

Jan 24, 2019 1:01 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have struggled this season but they still want to keep Kevin Love.

Love can now be traded by the Cavaliers six months after signing a four-year, $120 million contract extension.

Love also wants to remain with the Cavaliers.

"I don't know what's going to happen. I've said all along I've wanted to be here. I've said this too, it's a business," Love said recently. "We saw that last year at the deadline. Think every trade deadline, draft, free agency, always brings something new. It's always different. I would love to be here. Would just love to get through a whole season healthy just because I've had nagging things that have taken time and been a little bit unlucky, but I would like to play ball here."

Love hasn't played since Oct. 24.

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LeBron James Appreciative Of Kyrie Irving's Apology Call

Jan 17, 2019 9:11 AM

LeBron James was coincidentally having dinner with Kevin Love in Los Angeles when Kyrie Irving called him to apologize for being "a young player."

James returned Irving's call later in private.

A source close to James said he was very appreciative that Irving called him. There relationship has believed to have frays, but some repairs are underway.

Irving requested a trade from the Cavaliers in 2017 because he no longer wanted to play with James.

“Kyrie knows he left a year early,” said another key player from those Cavs teams, who asked not to be named. “We were supposed to take another run at it (last season) and then take a look at everything.”

“I think Kyrie can be a great leader,” Channing Frye said. “I think this shows some real growth on his part. I’m excited for him and for what he’ll be able to do in that role.”

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Cavaliers Sign Cameron Payne To 2nd 10-Day Contract

Jan 16, 2019 2:19 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Cameron Payne to a second 10-day contract.

Payne (6-3, 190) signed his first 10-day contract with the Cavaliers on January 6th and has appeared in four games, averaging 8.8 points on .500 shooting from the field and 2.8 assists in 17.7 minutes per contest. Prior to joining the Cavs, he played in 31 games (12 starts) for the Chicago Bulls this season with averages of 5.7 points and 2.7 assists in 17.3 minutes per game.

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NBA Clears Cavaliers Of Wrongdoing On Patrick McCaw Contract

Jan 14, 2019 6:10 PM

The NBA has cleared the Cleveland Cavaliers of wrongdoing with their contract of Patrick McCaw.

The Golden State Warriors requested the inquiry.

The Cavaliers signed McCaw as a restricted free agent to a two-year, $6 million offer sheet. McCaw was waived by the Cavaliers after three games before his contract was guaranteed.

McCaw later signed with the Toronto Raptors.

The NBA said it found "no violation of the league's collective bargaining agreement, including the anti-circumvention rules."


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Cavaliers Agree To Sign Deng Adel To Two-Way Deal
Deng Adel was most recently with Raptors 905 of the G League.

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Larry Nance Jr. Out 2-4 Weeks With Sprained MCL
Nance, who signed a 4-year, $45 million contract extension this season, is averaging 8.8 points and 7.5 rebounds.

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NBA To Formally Review Cavaliers' Signing Of Patrick McCaw
The investigation comes at the request of the Warriors.

Marc Stein/New York Times

Kevin Love 'Would Love' To Remain With Cavaliers
Kevin Love will become eligible for a trade on January 24th ahead of the Feb. 7th trade deadline.

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Cameron Payne To Sign 10-Day Contract With Cavs
Cameron Payne was recently waived by the Bulls.

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Cavaliers Waive Pat McCaw
Pat McCaw recently signed a two-year, $6 million contract, which was non-guaranteed.

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LeBron James: Winning 2016 Finals Made Me Greatest Player Ever
The Warriors had won 73 games and had a 3-1 lead against the Cavaliers before their comeback.


Patrick McCaw Joins Cavs On Two-Year, Non-Guaranteed Contract
The Cavs have until January 7th to decide whether they want to guarantee McCaw's contract for the rest of this season.

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Patrick McCaw Agrees To Two-Year, $6M Offer Sheet With Cavaliers
Patrick McCaw has been holding out this season as a restricted free agent with the Warriors.

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Rodney Hood Expected To Be In Trade Discussions Leading To Deadline
Rodney Hood just learned that he could veto a trade due to his status on a one-year deal.

Chris Fedor/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tristan Thompson Out 2-4 Weeks With Sprained Left Foot
Tristan Thompson landed awkwardly on Malcolm Brogdon.

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Rockets, Pelicans Interested In Trading For J.R. Smith
With J.R. Smith's salary for 19-20 guaranteed for only $3.9 million next season, it has some level of value as a trade chip.

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Bucks Acquire Jason Smith From Wizards As Part Of Three-Way Trade
The Cavaliers and Wizards will swap second round picks as part of the deal.

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Bucks Acquire George Hill From Cavs For John Henson, Matthew Dellavedova, Picks
The draft picks being traded to the Cavaliers from the Bucks are in 2021.

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Cavaliers Not Currently Interested In Trading Kevin Love Unless Huge Offer Comes
The Cavaliers signed Love to an extension in the offseason and have planned to keep him long-term.

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Cavs Waive Preston, Harrison From Two-Way Contracts, Sign Blossomgame, Jalen Jones
In five G League games with Canton, Jaron Blossomgame is averaging 17.2 points on 49.2 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from 3-point range.

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Magic Johnson Doesn't Want Lakers To Replicate Cleveland's High Usage Of LeBron James
Magic Johnson wants to keep LeBron James as fresh as possible for seasons to come and that's why they prioritized signing playmakers like Rajon Rondo and Lance Stephenson.

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Jazz Acquire Kyle Korver From Cavs For Alec Burks, Two 2nd Round Picks
Utah is sending 2020 and 2021 second-round picks to Cleveland.

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Cavaliers Willing To Take On Long-Term Salary On Trade Market
The Cavaliers have trade assets in Kyle Korver and George Hill.

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Kevin Love Expects To Be Return From Toe Injury After Jan. 1
Kevin Love had surgery to rectify a painful big toe injury on his left foot.