CAVALIERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cavaliers stars will have minutes monitored come regular season

Last year, the Cleveland Cavaliers won 57 wins. That was far from the league-leading Golden State Warriors’ record 74 and just a tad above the East’s second seed Toronto Raptors’ 56 wins. They were far from dominant. Cleveland showed inconsistencies all throughout the regular season. But there was one thing that remained under-the-radar which the […] The post Cavaliers stars...
Via Cavs Nation
2 hours ago

Cavaliers to give championship rings to over 1,000 employees

Dan Gilbert is feeling generous. When the Cleveland Cavaliers receive their championship rings on opening night, the players, coaches and front office won’t be the only ones receiving rings. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, owner Dan Gilbert will give over 1,000 rings to full and part-time employees who work for the Cavs or Quicken Loans Arena. The rings won’t be a...
Via Fear The Sword
5 hours ago

Tristan Thompson doesn’t think Cavs can win it all without J.R. Smith

The Cleveland Cavaliers and J.R. Smith are still reportedly working on a new deal to bring back the 12-year veteran back to the championship winning squad. The Cavs need him, there’s no denying that, but signing him to a three-year deal, as he’s reportedly asked for, is tough to do considering there’s no competition to […] The post Tristan Thompson doesn’t think Cavs can...
Via Cavs Nation
11 hours ago

Joakim Noah: Knocking off LeBron James, Cavs is ‘the goal’

The New York Knicks continue to aim high as their training camp opens up. On Wednesday, it was Joakim Noah’s turn to be bullish, stating that the aim for the team this year was to dethrone LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. “That’s definitely the goal,” Noah said, via Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. “It’s definitely not an easy task but that has to be...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

NBA Central Division Preview: Cleveland Cavaliers

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Staying in the East, we’re moving on to the Central. Projected Conference Finish: 1st Best Move of Offseason: The Cavs have Mike Dunleavy? How do the Cavs have Mike Dunleavy? That’s not fair. Those Iman Shumpert minutes were supposed to be the handicap we all agreed LeBron should have to play with to keep things...
Via The Sports Post
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers Player Watch: James Jones’ Milestones to Look For in 2016-17

We’re all eager for the start of the 2016-17 NBA season. While we wait, here are milestones to look for Cleveland Cavaliers veteran James Jones this season. Last year was an incredible season for the Cleveland Cavaliers. They had their ups and downs, from Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert‘s injuries to chemistry issues later on in […] Cleveland Cavaliers Player Watch: James Jones’...
Via King James Gospel
17 hours ago

Tyronn Lue says Cavaliers backup point guard position will be handled “by committee”

It appears as if a number of players will get a crack at backing up Kyrie Irving. One of the more impressive aspects of David Griffin’s tenure with the team has been his ability to find ways to surround the talented core with role players that can make a difference. While the team has been in cap hell since the big three era started, through the use of creative trades and trade...
Via Fear The Sword
17 hours ago

Zydrunas Ilgauskas reportedly mentoring Joel Embiid at Sixers training camp

If there’s one big man who knows a thing or two about going on to a long, productive career despite being hampered by foot issues early on, it’s retired NBA great Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Now he’s looking to pass along some of that knowledge over to Sixers big man Joel Embiid. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday, Ilgauskas is present at the opening...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lue reveals motivating Cavs during NBA Finals with money

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) As the champion Cavaliers embarked on a new season, coach Tyronn Lue revealed he used a creative tactic to motivate them in the NBA Finals. Lue used money to inspire them. After the Cavs won Game 5 at Golden State to pull within 3-2 of the Warriors, Lue said Tuesday that he collected $100 from every player, coach, trainer, equipment manager, front office...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers Targeting Trio Of Balanced Guards

The Cleveland Cavaliers are targeting guards that can get it done in all facets, not shooting specialists. The defending NBA champions have a conundrum at the point guard position. Their current backup point guard, Mo Williams, is expected to retire, General Manager David Griffin announced during his opening statement at Cleveland Cavaliers media days. The depth behind […] Cleveland...
Via King James Gospel
1 day ago

LeBron supports Kaepernick but will stand for national anthem

LeBron James will not be joining Colin Kaepernick and others who have chosen to kneel for the national anthem. He did, however, voice his support for what Kaepernick is protesting. Speaking with media Monday, James said, “standing for the national anthem is something I will do,” per Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com. “I’m all in favor of anyone athlete or non-athlete being able...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving: My life changed 'drastically' after winning shot

Kyrie Irving was something of the quieter story in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ NBA Finals win, but it was a lifechanging experience for him as well. Irving told Joe Vardon of cleveland.com that his life had changed after making the massive shot. “Yes, my life’s changed drastically,” Irving said Saturday. “It’s kind of, you’re waiting for that validation from everyone...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why J.R. Smith Needs To Re-Sign With The Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers championship run was arguably the best we’ve ever seen in the NBA. The celebrations weren’t half-bad either, and no one enjoyed them more than J.R. Smith. He showed us all how to work hard and party harder, forgot how to wear a shirt, and delivered a Father’s Day-inspired speech for the ages. Despite the glory, Smith’s future with the Cavs has yet...
Via The Sports Quotient
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James to produce sitcom set in Cleveland for NBC

LeBron James in all likelihood is gearing himself up for Cleveland Cavaliers training camp. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t putting the finishing touches on an extremely productive summer off the court. James’ production company SpringHill Entertainment has announced the NBA star will serve as an executive producer on an upcoming sitcom for NBC. The series, “There Goes...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert backs off plan to kneel during national anthem

Iman Shumpert has backed off plans to kneel during the national anthem as an act of protest after previously indicating his intent to do so. Shumpert, in a rap song entitled “His Story” released last week, professed “you best believe I’m going to take me a knee for the anthem.” Since then, though the Cleveland Cavaliers star has reconsidered, writing in an Instagram...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rare LeBron rookie card could fetch $200,000 in auction

Sports card collectors will sometimes pay big premiums to get old and rare cards, and a LeBron James rookie card fits both descriptors quite well. A one-of-a-kind card from the 2003-04 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection, which is termed “the most valuable and coveted LeBron James card in the world,” is currently up for auction and is at $70,000 with 12 days remaining in the bidding...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: Does David Blatt deserve a championship ring?

The 2015-2016 Cleveland Cavaliers were harshly criticized in mid January for firing their head coach while sitting comfortably at first first place in the conference. Why fire a coach that led the team to the championship the season before? Well, because Tyronn Lue is a better fit. Sometimes business can be cruel, and firing David Blatt with a 30-11 record was one of those moments...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: JR Smith to skip Cavaliers minicamp

J.R. Smith has always marched to the beat of his own drum. He shoots when he is supposed to pass and passes when he is supposed to shoot, yet he is beloved by both fans and coaches for his electric style of play. After helping the Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Championship this June, Smith wants to get paid. It has been reported by ESPN that Smith will miss Cavaliers minicamp...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert Started Their Friday With Yoga and 'Pokémon GO'

What's your perfect Friday morning? For Kyrie Irving and Iman Shumpert, it might involve Pokémon Go and yoga. The Cleveland Cavaliers teammates posted their early morning antics on Instagram. To be fair, Shump seemed a bit more interested in catching them all than Kyrie: [instagram src="https://www.instagram.com/p/BKaiKc8g4AO/"] Those Staryu can be stubborn. After Shump...
Via Stack
10 days ago  |  Discuss

David Blatt to receive championship ring from Cavs despite firing

The Cleveland Cavaliers made a somewhat (but not really) surprising move when they fired head coach David Blatt this past season. Blatt led the team to a 30-11 start, but due to many circumstances, lost his job. This led GM David Griffin to hire assistant Tyronn Lue as his successor, and as we well know, he led the team to their first NBA title, and the first championship for the...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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