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CAVALIERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cleveland Cavaliers' Love out with bruised left thigh

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will miss his first game of the season because of a bruised left thigh. Cleveland hosts New Orleans on Saturday night. Love is averaging 15.9 points and 10.5 rebounds. Love was injured while boxing out for a rebound in the third quarter of Friday's loss to Boston and didn't return. He was on the floor for several moments before...
Via Associated Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavs active in NBA trade market, covet Jared Dudley

Though the Cleveland Cavaliers are sitting atop the Eastern Conference and will have their entire coaching staff in Toronto for the league’s impending All-Star Weekend, general manager David Griffin is not resting on his laurels and has been one of the most active participants in preliminary trade discussions in advance of the mid-February deadline. According to ESPN’s Brian...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith less than thrilled about three-point contest snub

Though he seemed to have been at peace with the NBA never asking him to be a part of the All-Star Weekend’s three-point contest earlier this season, Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith voiced his displeasure on Friday morning in the wake of the announced field of participants—one that did not include his name. “Other than stats and analytics and everything they use on everything...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron: ‘I don’t really see a problem’ with Hack-a-Shaq

With Adam Silver saying recently he is beginning to see no other option other than alter NBA rules to counteract the overuse of the “Hack-a-(Whomever)” practice currently plaguing the NBA, LeBron James was asked his opinion of the swirling controversy. Simply stated, James has little problem with teams employing the strategy and that changes aren’t really necessary. I don’t...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams won't request a trade despite reduced role with Cavaliers

Mo Williams signed what was essentially a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum to play for the Cavaliers this season, because he has a player option in year two of the deal, which he can certainly leave on the table in order to get much more money by playing somewhere else.But the allure of returning to Cleveland and contending alongside LeBron James was strong, and since it was...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James reacts to Cam Newton’s comparison comments

Cam Newton on Monday at Super Bowl media day wondered out loud why he has to be the "LeBron James of the NFL" -- an exercise that happens all too often -- after he was posed a question about it. To counter the notion, he asked, "Why can't LeBron be called the Cam Newton of power forwards?" And now, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar has a response for the Carolina Panthers quarterback...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs elite trio starting to jell on offense under Lue

It's not easy getting a trio of elite players to jell on offense, but the Cleveland Cavaliers and their three stars are clicking under Tyronn Lue.Since losing Lue's first game as coach, the Cavaliers have been playing well and can extend their win streak to six Wednesday night against the Charlotte Hornets.Elevated to head coach when David Blatt was fired Jan. 22, Lue had less than...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron explains why he refuses to discuss opposing players

LeBron James refused to discuss after the game the impressive block unleashed by Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner on one of his dunk attempts during the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 111-106 overtime victory on Monday. Myles Turner with the big time block on the King! https://t.co/WMgcDwbCBT — NBA TV (@NBATV) February 2, 2016 When asked by an Indiana-based reporter what he...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Childhood Games That Made J. R. Smith One of the Deadliest Shooters in the NBA

At its core, basketball is all about space. On offense, five players speed around in a blur, like a human time lapse, their movements attempting to create space in the defense. They look for space to dribble, pass, cut and shoot—five men moving in concert to create just the right amount of space to get off the perfect shot. The defense counters, looking to close open space...
Via Stack
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers held players-only meeting after David Blatt firing

The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly held a players-only meeting after former head coach David Blatt was fired last month, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love led the hour-long meeting, which followed GM David Griffin informing the team of the decision to fire Blatt and promote Tyronn Lue. From Windhorst and Lowe: A central...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs had 'healthy' meeting after Blatt firing

David Blatt may have been unfairly treated by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but it is becoming increasingly clear that none of his former players are weeping over his firing. According to a report from Brian Windhorst and Zach Lowe of ESPN.com, the Cavs have felt “invigorated” over the last week. The newfound energy was discovered immediately after the team was informed that Blatt...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Veteran Cavs players all disliked David Blatt

The problems in the Cleveland Cavaliers locker room apparently ran quite deep. According to a report, David Blatt had the respect of virtually no one in the team’s locker room, and none of the team’s veteran players liked him. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, appearing on ESPN’s TrueHoop podcast, explained the scope of the dysfunction in the Cleveland locker room under Blatt. “I’ve...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyronn Lue: Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love to focus less on their brand

It remains to be seen just how much power new Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue will have in the locker room after the team fired David Blatt last week. What we do know is that Lue, who played 11 years in the NBA, isn’t afraid to talk to the press about his team’s current situation. Even prior to coaching his first game with Cleveland, Lue had some interesting remarks...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Timofey Mozgov throws down a ridiculous alley-oop

With coaching changes and the current state of The Big Three taking most of the headlines in “The Land”, we tend to forget about the “Ivan Drago” of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Timofey Mozgov. (Unless he’s getting dunked on.) On Monday, he gave us a reminder of his presence. Late in the 3rd quarter of the Cavs’ matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Matthew Dellavedova...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs would have considered Tom Thibodeau last summer

Tyronn Lue now coaches the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of the David Blatt firing, but had the timeline been slightly different, it might have been Tom Thibodeau coaching LeBron James. Most know the buildup to this story by now. Blatt got canned last week for a few reasons. Some would suggest James and his crew played a part due to his friendship with Lue. Others would point...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cleveland Cavaliers Fire Head Coach David Blatt

Despite posting a 30-11 record and currently holding the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, it’s been reported by Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the Cleveland Cavaliers have fired head coach David Blatt. Blatt, who posted a 53-29 record with the team last year, lasted just a season and a half in Cleveland. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst added that there’s been “unrest” in...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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