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Multiple Factors Led Cavaliers To Scrap Kyrie Irving Tribute Video

Oct 19, 2017 10:22 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers decided not to air a tribute video for Kyrie Irving during his return to Quicken Loans Arena on opening night. The Boston Celtics will only make one trip to Cleveland during the regular season.

Several Cavaliers' players were upset by the idea of showing a tribute to Irving during the game.

Team spokesman Tad Carper said at halftime Tuesday they weren’t going to air the tribute video because they couldn’t find a time that felt appropriate, especially following the injury to Gordon Hayward.

Dan Gilbert was also involved in the decision not to air the video.

Irving was booed by the Cleveland fans throughout the game.

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Tags: Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA

Kyrie Irving's Father Had Issues With Cavaliers During Most Of Tenure

Oct 19, 2017 10:18 AM

Drederick Irving, father of Kyrie Irving, refused to give Randy Mims five one day while leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers' locker room. Mims is an employee of the Cavaliers and a lifelong friend of LeBron James.

Irving said his father believed they shouldn’t be “fraternizing with the enemy” when he was asked about the incident by James and whether there was something wrong.

"I could care less. You can write it," Irving told The Athletic when asked about the incident this week. "It's on you, kid. It's your validity, baby. It’s just my dad. It’s not me."

Drederick was often upset with the organization throughout Irving’s six years with the Cavaliers. There were concerns about the roster surrounding Irving before James' return, as well as coaching decisions and how the Cavaliers handled his health.

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Tags: Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Cavaliers Finalizing Two-Way Deal With London Perrantes

Oct 18, 2017 2:05 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers and London Perrantes are finalizing a two-way contract.

Perrantes was with the San Antonio Spurs during training camp.

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Tags: London Perrantes, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, D-League

LeBron James Wants To Be 'At Top Of Food Chain' Longer Than Anyone In NBA History

Oct 17, 2017 11:38 AM

LeBron James was asked how he thought he might be considered greater than Michael Jordan by most people.

"If I was the most consistent and was at the top of the food chain more than anybody in NBA history," said James.

James entered the NBA straight out of high school and has remained almost entirely healthy and never left the game as Michael Jordan did for a season and a half. Jordan, however, won six titles while James sits at three at the age of 32.

"I know I won't be able to play at this level forever, but to be washed (up) and play ... I don't know if I can play washed," James said. "but I damn sure would love to stick around if my oldest son can have an opportunity to play against me. That'd be, that'd be the icing on the cake right there."

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Tags: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA

Kay Felder, Richard Jefferson Waived By Hawks

Oct 14, 2017 12:17 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have waived Kay Felder and Richard Jefferson.

Atlanta acquired the pair of players in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers in which they also received the lesser of the Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves’ 2019 second-round picks, and a protected 2020 Portland Trail Blazers’ second-rounder.

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Tags: Kay Felder, Richard Jefferson, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

Cavaliers Waive Kendrick Perkins

Oct 14, 2017 12:08 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived Kendrick Perkins.

The Cavaliers' roster now stands at 15 following the release of Perkins and trade of Channing Frye and Kay Felder.

Perkins worked himself back into excellent shape before the start of camp.

Ty Lue has discussed a spot on his staff with Perkins if he doesn't end up signed elsewhere.

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Tags: Kendrick Perkins, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

Cavs Trade Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder To Hawks

Oct 13, 2017 7:04 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade Richard Jefferson and Kay Felder to the Atlanta Hawks for the rights to Dimitrios Agravanis and Sergii Gladyr.

The deal will allow the Cavaliers to shed salary.

Atlanta is likely to release both Jefferson and Felder.

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Tags: Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Cavaliers Waive Edy Tavares

Oct 11, 2017 4:30 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived center Edy Tavares.

Tavares (7-3, 265) appeared in two preseason games for the Cavs, averaging 2.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in 4.9 minutes. 

Tavares originally signed with the Cavaliers on April 12, 2017 and played in one regular season game in 2016-17.

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Tags: Edy Tavares, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Waiver

Cavaliers Sign Isaac Hamilton

Oct 11, 2017 4:25 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed guard Isaac Hamilton.

Hamilton (6-4, 194) played collegiately at UCLA for three years where he averaged 13.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists over 104 games (all starts). He went undrafted at this year’s NBA Draft and appeared in three games for the Indiana Pacers in the 2017 Orlando Pro Summer League, averaging 5.3 points in 14.2 minutes per game.

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Isaiah Thomas Believes He Should Have Sat Out Playoffs

Oct 11, 2017 1:23 PM

Isaiah Thomas believes he made his hip injury worse by attempting to play through it.

“No doubt about it, I should have sat out the playoffs,” he says. “No way around it, I made it worse.”

Thomas braced for surgery after he was shut down by the Boston Celtics during the Eastern Conference Finals.

“I thought I’d get it done in a couple days and start rehab,” said Thomas.

Thomas was seen by Dr. Bryan Kelly and was prescribed rest rather than surgery and to return for an MRI.

Thomas wasn’t recovering as quickly as he’d hoped, but he left New York encouraged. “It was a good appointment,” he recalls. “Dr. Kelly told me I should continue to rest it.”

Thomas jeopardized his health and earning potential by playing hurt for the Celtics only to be traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving.

While Thomas was bitter about his exits from the Kings and Suns, he has a different sentiment towards Boston except for Danny Ainge.

“Boston is going to be all love,” he vows, with one exception. “I might not ever talk to Danny again. That might not happen. I’ll talk to everybody else. But what he did, knowing everything I went through, you don’t do that, bro. That’s not right. I’m not saying eff you. But every team in this situation comes out a year or two later and says, ‘We made a mistake.’ That’s what they’ll say, too.”

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Tags: Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Injury

Dwyane Wade Wins Cavs' Starting Shooting Guard Job
JR Smith joins Tristan Thompson in moving to a bench role.

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Kay Felder Unlikely To Make Cavaliers' Regular Season Roster
Kay Felder is hoping to get one of the Cavaliers two-way contracts.

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Cavaliers Open Dialogue With Richard Jefferson's Agent On Roster Situation
Richard Jefferson makes $2.5 million this season.

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Cavs Hire Andrae Patterson As Director Of Basketball Administration
Andrae Patterson will work on player development programs and also scout domestically and overseas.

Joe Vardon/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Iman Shumpert Clears Air With Tyronn Lue After Difficult Offseason
The Cavaliers involved Iman Shumpert in trade talks throughout the offseason.

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Cavaliers Could Part Ways With Richard Jefferson Due To Roster Crunch
The Cavaliers have 16 fully guaranteed contracts plus Kay Felder's partial guarantee following the signing of Dwyane Wade.

Jason Lloyd/The Athletic

Derrick Rose 'Was In Dark Place Playing Revenge Basketball'
Derrick Rose believes his mental approach to the game has caused as many issues for him as his physical decline.

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Cavs Could Start Kevin Love At Center
Cleveland has been using Jae Crowder at the 4 with the starters during training camp.

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X-Rays Negative On LeBron James' Rolled Ankle
LeBron James sat out of practice on Thursday.

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Carmelo Anthony Expected To Join Paul George With Cavs On Draft Night
Carmelo Anthony believed he was on the verge of being traded to the Cavaliers on draft night.

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Dwyane Wade Signs One-Year, $2.3M Deal With Cavs
Dwyane Wade said he hopes to win a third title with LeBron James.

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Knicks Sought Tristan Thompson From Cavs For Carmelo Anthony
Cleveland never moved from their offer of Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye.

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Tyronn Lue Nicknames LeBron James 'Benjamin Button'
Even though LeBron James is nearing his 33rd birthday, Tyronn Lue believes he is aging in reverse.

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Dwyane Wade Agrees To One-Year, $2.3M Deal With Cavaliers
Dwyane Wade also received interest from the Spurs, Heat, Thunder and Warriors.

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Warriors Expressed Interest In Dwyane Wade
The Warriors weren't clear on how much playing time they can offer Dwyane Wade.

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Dwyane Wade Nearing Commitment With Cavaliers
Dwyane Wade is expected to finalize his decision as soon as Wednesday.

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Cavaliers To Sign JaCorey Williams To Camp Deal
The Cavaliers hope to develop JaCorey Williams in the G-League with the Canton Charge.

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LeBron James Hasn't Had Change Of Feeling About Cavaliers
LeBron James remains interested in finishing his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers but he's undecided about his 2018 free agency.

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Dwyane Wade Agrees Upon Buyout With Bulls
Dwyane Wade gave up $8 million of his $23.8 million salary to leave the Bulls.

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Carmelo Anthony Expands Trade List To Include Cavaliers, Thunder
Throughout the summer, Carmelo Anthony was zeroed in exclusively on the Rockets.

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