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Cavaliers Waive Bonzie Colson, Kobi Simmons, Emanuel Terry

Oct 13, 2018 6:13 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived forward Bonzie Colson, guard Kobi Simmons and forward Emanuel Terry.

Colson (6-6, 225) appeared in three preseason games for Cleveland, averaging 3.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 9.7 minutes per game.

Simmons (6-4, 170) saw action in four preseason contests and averaged 4.0 points in 10.9 minutes per game.

Terry (6-9, 220) played in one preseason game for the Cavaliers.

Cleveland’s roster now stands at 17, including two Two-Way players.

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Cavaliers Sign Emanuel Terry

Oct 11, 2018 1:22 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Emanuel Terry.

Terry (6-9, 220) went undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft after playing four years collegiately at Lincoln Memorial University, where he competed in 120 contests (72 starts) and averaged 9.6 points on .704 shooting, 7.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 18.6 minutes per game. 

Terry played for the Denver Nuggets in Summer League.

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Kevin Love Offers Assessment Of Being Teammate Of LeBron James

Oct 10, 2018 10:14 AM

Kevin Love was asked what he would say to a prospective superstar free agent who had interest in becoming teammates with LeBron James.

Love spent four seasons playing with James after being the unquestioned star of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

"You have to follow. You have to learn a lot about that," Love said.

Love was berated on the floor and mocked on social media during his time with the Cavaliers.

"[Playing with LeBron] you're not the top guy. I just tried to continue to be myself and not fake it. I said how I felt," Love said. "Whether we disagreed or agreed, my voice was heard."

Love admitted there are a lot of difficult elements in playing with James.

"You have to be resilient. I had a lot of hard nights. There were dark times," Love said. "But I always believed keep fighting, I was stubborn about it. And LeBron makes sure you have a chance to win every year. He's gotten a lot of guys rings. You're going to win at the highest level. We won and we bonded and we're going to continue this brotherhood."

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Kevin Love's Only Question In Extension Talks Was Whether Cavs Planned To Tank

Oct 5, 2018 5:59 PM

When Kevin Love negotiated his contract extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he was only interested in knowing which direction Koby Altman and Dan Gilbert planned on taking the franchise.

"The only thing I didn't want was I didn't want to be a team that was going to tank or be not competitive," Love said. "I've been a part of that for a couple of years (in Minnesota) and then we started to build something. I wanted this to be a building year and still be competitive. That was my only holdup about the whole thing. They had told me they didn't want to take a huge step back.

"I mean, obviously losing LeBron (James) you know what is going to happen with that, but I wanted to be part of something where we could continue to strive for all these banners up here and build something for the next several years."

The Cavaliers were prepared for the departure of LeBron James in 2018 in ways they weren't in 2010 and one of their objectives was not to tank.

"It got done relatively fast," Love said of the negotiations. "I don't know the number of days, but between my agent, Koby and Dan and me just having constant conversations with my agent it didn't seem to be that long."

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

"They knew I wanted to be back and think they obviously wanted me back," Love said. "So I don't think it ever came to a point where I said, 'That's just not going to work.'"

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Cavaliers Hopeful Of Signing Larry Nance Jr. To Extension

Sep 25, 2018 5:03 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are hopeful of signing Larry Nance Jr. to a long-term contract extension.

The Cavaliers acquired Nance at the 2018 trade deadline from the Los Angeles Lakers.

There is a level of confidence a deal will get done before the October deadline.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti on East Over-Unders

Sep 19, 2018 1:17 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award numbers for the Hawks (4:41), Knicks (9:40), Bulls (12:44), Cavs (16:02), Magic (28:57), Nets (33:12), Hornets (40:34), Pistons (47:37), Heat (54:34), Wizards (58:45), Pacers (1:02:37), Bucks (1:10:22), 76ers (1:18:16), Raptors (1:31:27) and Celtics (1:41:47).

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Kobi Simmons Signs One-Year Deal With Cavaliers

Sep 14, 2018 9:32 AM

Kobi Simmons is signing a one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Simmons was recently released from a two-way deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Simmons went undrafted in 2017 out of Arizona.

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Cavaliers Sign Isaac Hamilton, Scoochie Smith To Camp Deals

Sep 13, 2018 10:23 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Isaac Hamilton and Scoochie Smith to Exhibit 10 contracts for training camp.

Hamilton went to camp with Cleveland last year and then played with the Canton Charge in the G League in 2017-18.

Smith spent part of the year with he Charge in 2017–18 and played Summer League for Cleveland in Las Vegas this past July.

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Kevin Love Hosting Cavaliers' Players-Only Workouts In Miami

Sep 12, 2018 10:29 AM

Kevin Love is hosting the Cleveland Cavaliers players for a series of workouts at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.

Tristan Thompson, Cedi Osman and Ante Zizic will not be there as they are playing in World Cup qualifiers.

LeBron James held players-only workouts before training camp during his four seasons with the Cavaliers.

Training camp starts with media day on Sept. 24.

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Rodney Hood Agrees To One-Year, $3.4M Deal With Cavaliers

Sep 9, 2018 2:39 PM

Rodney Hood has agreed to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year, $3.4 million qualifying offer.

Hood has been a restricted free agent this offseason.

Hood will be an unrestricted free agent in 2019.

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Cavs Work Out Tyler Ulis, Kobi Simmons, Brandon Paul, Rodney Purvis
Tyler Ulis was released by the Suns this offseason.

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NBA Gives Players Permission To Participate In Asian Games
Jordan Clarkson will participate with the Philippines.

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Cavaliers Agree To Sign Isaiah Taylor To One-Year Deal
The Cavaliers have pursued the market for a point guard over the past week.

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LeBron James To Return To Cleveland With Lakers On Nov. 21
The Lakers will open the season at the Blazers on Oct. 18 followed by their home opener on Oct. 20 against the Rockets.

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RealGM Radio: Nate Duncan, Dan Feldman On The Central Division
Host Danny Leroux, Nate Duncan of the Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast and Dan Feldman of Pro Basketball Talk break down the Central Division.

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Clippers Trade Sam Dekker To Cavaliers
Sam Dekker appeared in 73 games for the Clippers last season, averaging 4.2 points and 2.4 rebounds while shooting 49.4 percent from the field in 12.1 minutes.

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Cavaliers Waive Okaro White
Okaro White averaged 6.0 points and 7.4 rebounds in 23.9 minutes per game in Summer League.

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Cavaliers To Acquire Sam Dekker From Clippers
The Clippers are clearing a roster spot while Sam Dekker will get a better opportunity to earn minutes.

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David Nwaba Agrees To Sign With Cavaliers
The Cavaliers were in touch with David Nwaba beginning on Day 1 of free agency.

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Rockets Consider Trade For J.R. Smith
J.R. Smith is owed $30.4 million over the next two seasons, though the 19-20 season is partially guaranteed.

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Details Emerges Of Altercation Between Tristan Thompson, Draymond Green At L.A. Party
Tristan Thompson reportedly attacked Draymond Green out of nowhere.

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LeBron James 'Thought Long And Hard' About Signing With Rockets, 76ers
LeBron James never formally met with the Rockets or 76ers.

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Kevin Love Agrees To Four-Year, $120M Extension With Cavaliers
The deal puts Kevin Love's five-year total at $145 million.

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Cavaliers Interested In Luke Babbitt, Trevor Booker
Cleveland also has until Aug. 22nd to use a $5.8 million traded player exception from the Kyrie Irving trade.

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Cavaliers Continue To Negotiate With Rodney Hood
Rodney Hood can take Cleveland's $3.4 million qualifying offer if he's unable to secure a long-term offer.

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76ers Discuss Trading Jerryd Bayless To Cavaliers For Kyle Korver
Kyle Korver has two seasons remaining on his contract at more than $15 million.

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Cavaliers Waive Kendrick Perkins
Kendrick Perkins appeared in one game for Cleveland in in 17-18.

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Cavaliers Agree To Sign Channing Frye To One-Year, $2.4M Deal
Channing Frye was traded by the Cavaliers to the Lakers at last year's deadline.

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Collin Sexton Considered Only Untouchable Player On Cavaliers
The Cavaliers are not shopping Kevin Love, but he's certainly not untouchable.

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Cavaliers Rejected Offer From Hawks To Trade Up To No. 3
The Cavaliers could have selected Luka Doncic had they taken on the contract of Kent Bazemore.

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