Cleveland Cavaliers WiretapDecember 2013 Cleveland Cavaliers Wiretap

Kyrie Irving Feels Pop In Knee, Will Undergo MRI Wednesday

Dec 31, 2013 6:47 PM

Kyrie Irving felt a pop in his left knee after injuring it in the third quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers' 91-76 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.

Irving felt weak following his return to the game, despite being helped to the locker room without putting pressure on his left leg.

"I thought the worst had happened," Irving said. "My left knee is pretty weak right now. I was falling all over the place. I didn't have my legs under me."

Irving missed 38 games over the past two seasons. A long-term injury to Irving could change the direction of the Cavaliers.

Jason Lloyd/Akron Beacon Journal

Tags: Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Injury

Cavaliers, Bulls Talk Deng For Bynum Trade-And-Waive

Dec 31, 2013 12:34 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls are discussing a trade-and-waive deal of Andrew Bynum for Luol Deng.

The Bulls would save in excess of $20 million in salary and taxes by trading Deng while waiving Bynum.

The Bulls maintain that they believe they will be able to re-sign Deng in the offseason.

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Tags: Luol Deng, Andrew Bynum, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Lakers, Cavaliers Discussing Gasol For Bynum Trade

Dec 31, 2013 12:28 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers have discussed a trade involving a swap of Pau Gasol for Andrew Bynum.

No deal is believed to be imminent, but both sides are considering it ahead of the Jan. 7 deadline for when the second half of Bynum's salary for the season becomes guaranteed.

The Lakers could save more than $20 million in salary and luxury taxes by trading for Bynum and then waiving him.

A trade would need to include at least one additional player to make the deal work and perhaps other assets from the Cavaliers.

Sources say the Lakers are reluctant to part with Gasol in any trade without receiving assets of some value in return.

The Cavaliers have pursued Gasol since this past summer when they had extensive talks with the Lakers, which ended after Dwight Howard signed with the Houston Rockets.

Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Tags: Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Cavaliers Tried To Draft Klay Thompson By Dealing For Third Top-10 Pick In 2011

Dec 30, 2013 2:44 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers attempted to acquire a third top-10 pick in the 2011 NBA Draft with Klay Thompson as the target, according to a source.

The Cavaliers selected Kyrie Irving first overall, followed by Tristan Thompson at No. 4.

The Cavaliers discussed a deal involving J.J. Hickson for the No. 7 pick, but the Sacramento Kings did a different deal with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Another option was a deal with the Utah Jazz for No. 12, but the Golden State Warriors selected Thompson at No. 11.

Jason Lloyd/Akron Beacon Journal

Tags: Klay Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA NBA Draft, NBA Draft General

Cavaliers Recall Sergey Karasev From Canton

Dec 30, 2013 12:35 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have recalled guard/forward Sergey Karasev from the Canton Charge.

In three games for the Charge this season, Karasev is averaging 14.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 33.0 minutes per game.

Karasev has played in 14 games for the Cavs, averaging 2.2 points and 1.0 rebounds in 8.9 minutes per game.

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Tags: Sergey Karasev, Cleveland Cavaliers, Canton Charge, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

Andrew Bynum To Receive Pay During Absence From Cavaliers

Dec 29, 2013 2:49 PM

Andrew Bynum's suspension is over but the veteran center will remain exiled from all of the Cleveland Cavaliers' team activities.

Bynum will receive his pay moving forward.

Bynum was suspended indefinitely by the Cavaliers on Saturday and missed a loss to the Boston Celtics.

The Cavaliers have put Bynum on the trade block and have until Jan. 7 to decide whether to guarantee the second half of his $12.25 million salary this season.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Andrew Bynum, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

Clippers, Heat Interested In Andrew Bynum If Waived

Dec 29, 2013 12:05 AM

The Los Angeles Clippers and Miami Heat would have interest in signing Andrew Bynum if he is released by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Cavaliers have suspended Bynum indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team. The Cavaliers are searching for a trade of Bynum before Jan. 7 when the remaining $6.2 million of his $12.2 million contract becomes guaranteed.

Bynum has dealt with chronic knee problems.

Broderick Turner/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Andrew Bynum, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Bynum's Workouts Have Suggested He Remains Interested In Extending Career

Dec 28, 2013 11:57 PM

Andrew Bynum has mentioned he is unsure of how much longer he wants to play because of lingering pain in his knees.

But Bynum has been highly engaged in workouts and rehab after signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Bynum lost more than 25 pounds and worked hard on improving his stamina.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Andrew Bynum, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor, NBA Injury

Cavaliers Suspend Andrew Bynum Indefinitely

Dec 28, 2013 11:51 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers have suspended Andrew Bynum indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team.

Cleveland will begin aggressively looking to trade Bynum, according to sources.

The team has until Jan. 7 to decide if it will guarantee his contract for the rest of the season.

Sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski that the Cavaliers believe Bynum has been a "disruptive" presence within the team and have lost hope that a partnership can be salvaged. Wojnarowski reports that it is very possible that Bynum has already played his final game with the Cavaliers.

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Tags: Andrew Bynum, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Suspension

Sources: Luol Deng Receiving Interest From Cavaliers, Mavericks, Lakers, Raptors, Spurs, Grizzlies, Nets

Dec 27, 2013 2:53 PM

Luol Deng is already receiving interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, San Antonio Spurs, Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets among others, according to sources.

The Bulls have reportedly decided they will try to re-sign Deng in free agency.

“I’ve moved around a lot, but this is the longest I’ve been in one place my whole life and I came here at 19," Deng said. "I’m 28 now. I pretty much grew up here. So for me to think about being somewhere else, it’s a weird feeling. But at the same time, I don’t know what it’s like to be somewhere else. I’ve been here my whole career. Maybe it’s better, maybe it’s not. I don’t know that. The best thing I can do is play, be the best I can be and hope it works out. I don’t know if it will be here, if it will be somewhere else. I don’t know that.

"But right now, I can’t hang on to that. I can’t control that. I think when the season’s over and everything is done, then you sit down and you go through that stuff. But for me to think about it now, it’s just a waste of energy because I don’t even know — what am I supposed to think about? I don’t know what city. So it’s just a waste of time.”

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Tags: Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Ford: Anthony Bennett Looking Like Worst No. 1 Overall Pick In 20 Years
The 2013 NBA Draft class is looking like one of the least talented in recent memory.

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Celtics, 76ers, Hawks, Cavs Discussing Omer Asik Trade With Rockets
The Hawks, Celtics, Cavaliers and 76ers are pursuing Omer Asik in trade scenarios with the Rockets.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Kyrie Irving, LaMarcus Aldridge Named NBA Players Of The Week
Kyrie Irving and LaMarcus Aldridge have been named the Eastern and Western Conference Player of the Week.

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Cavaliers In Mix For Omer Asik
The Rockets are poised to trade Omer Asik by Dec. 18 or Dec. 19.

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Cavaliers Assign Felix, Karasev, Sims To D-League
Sergey Karasev has played in 12 games for the Cavaliers, averaging 2.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game.

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Waiters' Relationship With Irving Reportedly Improving
Waiters has been mentioned in trade rumors, but Dan Gilbert likes his game and want to keep him with the Cavaliers.

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Cavaliers Recall Carrick Felix, Henry Sims From D-League
Carrick Felix appeared in two games for the Charge this past weekend, averaging 11.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in 22.5 minutes per game.

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Fan Interrupts Game To Show 'Kyrie Don't Leave' T-Shirt
The fan tried to show Kyrie Irving a white shirt that read, "KYRIE DONT LEAVE" in all caps, written in black marker.

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Cavaliers Assign Sims, Felix To Canton
Henry Sims and Carrick Felix have played sparingly for the Cavaliers this season.

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