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CAVALIERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cavs considering trading for Joe Johnson

After keeping Kevin Love and Iman Shumpert this Summer, the Cavaliers have been reported to show interest in dealing Brendan Haywood for the Nets’ Joe Johnson sources have told ESPN.com and Brian Windhorst. Haywood’s contract has become a point of interest in numerous NBA circles. He has a $10.5 million nonguaranteed deal if it gets waived before August 1st. That contract becomes...

Cavs Rumors: Cavaliers Exploring Trade Options for Brooklyn’s Joe Johnson

What appears to be the latest attempt by the Cleveland Cavaliers to use the unique contract status of veteran center Brendan Haywood to their advantage is a rumor that the team is interested in trading for Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson. That rumor comes from Brian Windhorst of ESPN, who has indicated that in order to accommodate taking on a much larger salary (Johnson will make...
Via Cavaliers Nation
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs considering trading for Joe Johnson

The Cleveland Cavaliers are apparently ready to cater to LeBron James in an attempt to build a better team than the one that found itself two games from winning the NBA title this past season. With James still waiting for the team to work out a new deal with Tristan Thompson and add another veteran or two before engaging in contract discussions, the Cavaliers seem to be interested...
Via Sportsnaut
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Interested In Trading For Joe Johnson

The Cleveland Cavaliers are considering trading for Joe Johnson by using the non-guaranteed contract of Brendan Haywood. Haywood's has a non-guaranteed contract through Aug. 1. Haywood's contract has increased in value as more teams have used their cap space. The Nets are actively looking to move Johnson to reduce their tax burden this upcoming season as they are facing paying the...
Via RealGM
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron won't negotiate with Cavs until Thompson is signed

While many star players are doing recruiting this summer on behalf of their teams, LeBron James has not joined the ranks. That is because James himself is a free agent after opting out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. James is widely expected to sign a new contract to stay with the Cavs, but...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Tristan Thompson Worth a Max Contract?

The NBA free agency period has officially begun, and there have been reports that young free-agent forward Tristan Thompson and the Cleveland Cavaliers are far apart on contract negotiations. The 24-year-old spent most of the season coming off the bench for the Cavs, but was thrust into the starting lineup after Kevin Love had his arm ripped out of its socket by Kelly Olynyk...
Via Cavaliers Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert Posts Instagram After Signing Deal With The Cavs

Following signing a four-year, $40 million dollar deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Iman Shumpert posted the following Instagram. You don't buy jewelry in this league, you earn it. Be back soon Cleveland #relativitysports A photo posted by iMan Shumpert (@imanshumpertthe1st) on Jul 1, 2015 at 4:27pm PDT The post Iman Shumpert Posts Instagram After Signing Deal With...
Via Diehardsport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cavs could put Love on trading block within next year

Kevin Love announced Wednesday he’d be re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a contract reportedly worth $110 million over five years. But how long will Love’s tenure in Cleveland actually last? According to Sporting News, some NBA executives believe the forward could be playing elsewhere by this time next year. The Cavs felt they needed to re-sign Love this summer to...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: 5-Star PG Dennis Smith Jr. Goes Through Defender’s Legs For A Dunk, Impresses Steph Curry

Point guard Dennis Smith Jr. is one of the top uncommitted players in the class of 2016, and at NBA MVP Steph Curry’s camp, he showed why. The five-star out of North Carolina dribbled the ball through his defender’s legs in a one-on-one game, corralled it behind him, and converted with an emphatic dunk. He impressed the Golden State Warriors star in the process. Check it out...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers Top Ten best plays from the 2014-15 season

Despite the Cleveland Cavaliers falling short of their first championship, fans of the franchise should be happy about the upcoming year. Most of the roster including Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, and LeBron James will be back and have more playoff experience because of last year’s success. For some of the Cavaliers best plays from last season, check out the below top ten: *** Cavaliers...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs on verge of shattering NBA's luxury tax record

With Wednesday’s flurry of long-term contracts, fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers now have a clearer picture of what the team will look like during the 2015-16 season. As many hoped, it will look very much like the team that finished last regular season on a 33-3 tear, thanks in no small part to Dan Gilbert’s spending. We’ve seen the reported figures for Kevin Love, Tristan...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Gilbert walking the walk after talking the talk

Two hundred thirty million dollars. That is the approximate amount of money Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert shelled out in player contracts just on day one of NBA free agency. The Cavs reportedly agreed with forward Kevin Love on a five-year, $110 million deal and guard Iman Shumpert on a four-year, $40 million contract, are near agreement with forward Tristan Thompson...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Free Agents the Cleveland Cavaliers Could Target with the Mid-Level Exception

Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin began the free agency season by offering predictably lucrative free agent contracts to Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson and Iman Shumpert. With the strong likelihood that LeBron James will soon be signing back with the team, the Cavaliers’ best options to go out and sign a new free agent recruit is likely limited to the taxpayer’s...
Via Cavaliers Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers Trade Targets

The Cavaliers are holding a golden ticket in Brendan Haywood’s contract. Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past 12 months you know how valuable the contract can be for the team. For those of you that have no idea what I’m talking about, here it is: The Cavaliers hold a team option for […]
Via Legion Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Kevin Love Re-Signs With Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers gave up a lot to get Kevin Love and he looked like a surplus part on offense throughout the regular season and then possibly an inferior part during the playoffs when a defensive identity emerged with Tristan Thompson after he was lost to a dislocated shoulder. With a five-man unit of Love, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Timofey Mozgov and J.R. Smith, the Cavaliers...
Via RealGM - NBA
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers re-sign Iman Shumpert to four-year contract

July 1 continues to be a great day for Cleveland Cavaliers fans. On the same day Kevin Love announced he’s got “Unfinished Business” in Cleveland, restricted free agent Iman Shumpert has reportedly agreed to a four-year $40 million deal to also remain with the team. The first reports came from Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders and Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Shumpert...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert Signs Four-Year, $40 Million Deal with Cavaliers

Despite the rumors that the Los Angeles Lakers would try to sign Iman Shumpert from earlier today, the 25-year-old guard has re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. According to a report from Alex Kennedy, Shumpert has re-signed with the Cavaliers on a four-year contract that will pay him $40 million. Source: Iman Shumpert has agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal with the Cavs...
Via Hoops-Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

With Kevin Love retained, the Cavs can take care of LeBron

The notion of “taking care of a player” most commonly refers to a generous financial package. It also refers to the attempt to surround him with the right players. In the case of LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers have taken care of him in a third way: They’ve put themselves in position to make LeBron’s physical workload a lot lighter than it’s been in the past. The...
Via Crossover Chronicles
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson returning to Cavs

When Kevin Love sustained a season-ending shoulder injury, NBA fans and analysts alike wondered if his tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers had finished, too. That’s not the case, however. Via an article on The Players Tribune, Love shared he will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2015-16 season: “I’m going back to Cleveland. After Game 1 of the NBA Finals, that’s...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Scottie Pippen: I was LeBron James before LeBron James

In a never-ending quest to compare players to past greats, the name basketball fans want LeBron James to live up to is Michael Jordan. However, that comparison is better suited when discussing if LeBron can surpass MJ as the greatest of all time. Stylistically speaking, LeBron best matches one of Jordan’s longtime teammates, and Scottie Pippen pointed out that opinion over the...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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