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Cavaliers Considered Team In Top-3 Most Likely To Move Down

Jul 28, 2021 1:17 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have shown more willingness to move out of the top-3 than either the Detroit Pistons or Houston Rockets. The Cavaliers are further along in their hopes of competing for a playoff spot than either the Pistons or Rockets.

If the Oklahoma City Thunder are able to move up, the Cavaliers are the most likely trade partner. The question is whether the Thunder would agree to send Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in a package for No. 3.

“I’d personally stay where I’m at and take Evan Mobley or Jalen Green,” one GM said. “As much as I love Shai, he’s not quite at the same level those guys are and the Cavs really need a star.”

The Cavaliers have a decision to make this offseason as Colin Sexton becomes eligible for a contract extension and has reportedly been shopped.


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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Raptors, Magic Make Trade Offers To Cavaliers For No. 3

Jul 22, 2021 10:55 AM

The Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic have made offers to the Cleveland Cavaliers to move up to No. 3, sources tell The Ringer.

The Cavaliers have received significant trade interest in the pick in general.

While this draft began as having a top-5, Jalen Suggs and Jonathan Kuminga have appeared to drop out of what is a top-3 in Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green and Evan Mobley.

The Magic own picks No. 5 and No. 8, while the Raptors are at No. 4.

If the Raptors stay at No. 4, sources tell The Ringer that Suggs isn't a lock and that they will also consider Scottie Barnes.

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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Kevin Love Hasn't Considered Retirement

Jul 17, 2021 3:49 PM

Kevin Love has not discussed or considered retirement at this point, sources tell the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Love stepped away from Team USA this week due to a lingering calf injury.

Love is owed $60 million over the next two seasons and has missed 116 out of a possible 219 games since signing an extension in 2018.

“I think I understand that probably being that number one guy, playing 35 minutes and getting 20 touches a game, is probably in my rear view,” Love said recently. “I don’t try to put a ceiling or limit on myself at all. So long as I’m feeling good, I know that I’m going to play good. I’m going to chase the game like I always have. But I do believe that if it’s asked for me to have to pivot in my career for a team to win, I’m more than I’m willing to do that.”

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

Kevin Love Withdraws From Olympics, Team USA Down To Six Currently Available Players

Jul 16, 2021 11:02 AM

Kevin Love has withdrawn from the United States for the Tokyo Olympics, citing a calf injury.

"I am incredibly disappointed to not be heading to Tokyo with Team USA, but you need to be at absolute peak performance to compete at the Olympic level and I am just not there yet," said Love.

The United States will replace both Love and Bradley Beal on their roster. Jerami Grant is in quarantine while Devin Booker, Jrue Holiday and Khris Middleton are still playing in The Finals.

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Tags: Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers, United States, NBA, National, National Olympics, National Teams

Cavs, Pacers, Wolves, Kings, Raptors Interested In Trading For Ben Simmons

Jul 13, 2021 12:53 PM

The Philadelphia 76ers have opened up trade talks involving Ben Simmons and a number of teams are said to have expressed interest. 

According to Marc Stein of Substack, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors have expressed interest in trading for Simmons. A number of other teams are expected to also join trade talks.

Simmons has four seasons at nearly $150 million remaining on his contract.

Simmons, who turns 24 this month, is a three-time All-Star.

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Tags: Ben Simmons, Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia Sixers, Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Collin Sexton Reportedly 'Very Available' This Summer

Jul 11, 2021 9:19 PM

Collin Sexton is reportedly "very available" to be traded this summer, sources told Jason Lloyd of The Athletic.

Lloyd adds that he no longer believes that the Cavs would sign Sexton to a max contract after speaking to various sources around the league.

Sexton is set to enter the final year of his rookie deal next season.

Teams around the league are aware of his contract situation, thereby hurting his trade value. 

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Tags: Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Cavs 'Definitely Looking Into' Trading For No. 1 Pick

Jul 9, 2021 1:30 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are "definitely looking into" trading for the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft, sources told Chris Fedor of

The Cavs currently hold the third pick in the draft.

ESPN initially reported that the Cavs were among several teams "inquiring" about moving up for the top pick.

One executive told Fedor that moving up would cost the Cavs “probably No. 3 and an unprotected future first, maybe even one of the young guys (Collin Sexton, Darius Garland or Isaac Okoro) drafted recently.”

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Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

Cavs, Rockets, Pelicans, Thunder Inquire With Pistons On Moving Up To No. 1

Jul 7, 2021 8:29 AM

In the weeks since the Detroit Pistons won the lottery to draft first overall, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder are among the teams who have inquired about moving up to No. 1, sources tell ESPN.

If a deal were to be consummated, it would more than likely occur closer to the draft.

"Detroit is comfortable standing pat at No. 1 and taking [Cade] Cunningham but will be active in exploring the possibility of trading down and obtaining additional assets, with [Evan ]Mobley a potential target if something gets done," writes Jonathan Givony. 

While Cunningham has widely been considered the consensus top prospect in the draft, multiple reports have suggested Detroit's Troy Weaver isn't necessarily sold on Cunningham. 

Givony writes that Cunningham remains "the overwhelming favorite to end up in Detroit at that spot still." 

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Tags: Cade Cunningham, Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Collin Sexton Has 'Impression' He'll Remain With Cavaliers Long-Term

Jun 29, 2021 8:23 AM

While Collin Sexton has been mentioned as a possible trade candidate this offseason as he becomes eligible for an extension, sources close to him "have the impression" that he "is part of the long-term plans" of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sexton is represented by Austin Brown, who negotiated Donovan Mitchell's rookie-scale max with the Utah Jazz.

Sexton averaged 24.3 points and 4.4 assists in his third NBA season.

If the Cavaliers are unable to agree to an extension with Sexton, he will become a restricted free agent in 2022.

The Cavaliers own the third overall pick in the draft, which could lead them to pick a guard such as Jalen Green or Jalen Suggs if Evan Mobley is already off the board. 

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Tags: Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Cavaliers Explore Trade Market For Collin Sexton

Jun 24, 2021 9:21 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have begun to explore the trade market for Collin Sexton, league sources tell Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated.

Sexton becomes eligible for a contract extension this offseason and appears likely to seek the max.

There is a belief around the league that the Cavaliers would prefer to trade Sexton rather than extend him. The Cavaliers own the No. 3 overall pick of the draft and could use it on a guard.

The Cavaliers selected Sexton with the eighth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft with the selection acquired from the Boston Celtics as part of the Kyrie Irving trade in 2017. 

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Cavaliers, Wolves, Rockets Interested In Trading 2021 Lottery Pick

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Cavaliers Interested In Alex Caruso, T.J. McConnell

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Kevin Love, Cavaliers Have Yet To Discuss Buyout

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Isaiah Hartenstein Likely To Decline Player Option To Become Free Agent

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Cavs Seen As 'Possible Destination' For CJ McCollum

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LeBron James: I'm Happy I Fell On The Sword With 'The Decision' For The Rest Of These Athletes

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Jarrett Allen Could Sign $100M+ Extension With Cavaliers

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Lindsay Gottlieb Leaves Cavs To Become Head Coach Of USC

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Cavaliers Sign Anderson Varejao To 10-Day Contract

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Kevin Love Interested In Playing For Blazers

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Cavaliers Apply For Hardship Exception To Sign Anderson Varejao

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Anderson Varejao To Sign With Cavaliers For Remainder Of Season

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Mfiondu Kabengele Agrees To Multi-Year Deal With Cavaliers

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Kevin Love Apologizes For 'Unacceptable' Behavior

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Cavaliers Sign Jeremiah Martin To Two-Way Contract

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Dylan Windler Out Indefinitely Following Left Knee Surgery

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Cavaliers Sign Mfiondu Kabengele To 2nd 10-Day Contract

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Cavaliers Sign Lamar Stevens To Multi-Year Deal

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