Cavaliers 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

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NBA News: Cavaliers re-sign Iman Shumpert to four-year contract

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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

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NBA Rumors: Spurs, Cavaliers discussing Brendan Haywood trade

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For months and months, we’ve been expecting talks to intensify over the peculiar unguaranteed contract of backup Cleveland Cavaliers center Brendan Haywood. On Tuesday, we received one of the first substantive rumors involving his future. Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News tweeted that the Spurs and Cavaliers have had discussions about a Haywood trade.

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NBA Summer League: Cavs add Quinn Cook, Trevor Lacey, Tyler Haws, Jerrelle Benimon

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The flurry of post-draft free agent movement continued early this week as the Cleveland Cavaliers added four more players to their upcoming Las Vegas summer league roster. The four additions are Duke’s Quinn Cook, North Carolina State’s Trevor Lacey, BYU’s Tyler Haws, and Jerelle Benimon of the D-League’s Idaho Stampede. They join an intriguing roster that likely includes

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Yes, Tristan Thompson can sign a five-year deal with Cleveland

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The Collective Bargaining Agreement of any sports league is very difficult to understand. This is why many sports agents are millionaires themselves, and teams have cadres of lawyers and analysts working with their on-field operations departments. If these people spend their entire careers working on these topics, it’s certainly not going to be easy for the

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NBA Free Agency: Cavaliers sign Keifer Sykes, John Shurna

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The 24-48 hours after the NBA Draft always leads to a fury of activity as teams scoop up undrafted agents from around the country and around the globe. Famously, that’s how the Cleveland Cavaliers signed folk hero Matthew Dellavedova back in 2013 out of St. Mary’s. The Cavs have been active again this year, even

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It won’t be easy for the Cavaliers to acquire Dwyane Wade

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With the playoffs over and the draft upon us, it’s officially silly season time again in the NBA. While the summer of 2015 isn’t likely to be as earth-shattering for the Cleveland Cavaliers as last July, there are still an awful lot of decisions to make. Just three weeks ago, I wrote an FAQ on

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WFNY Stats & Info: Indians offense struggling mightily with runners on base

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Not all is completely lost for the season with the Cleveland Indians and their 31-35 record. Of course, with the team’s starting pitching, anything might be possible down the stretch of the final 96 games. But one key might just be better situational hitting. For years, folks in the sabermetric community have railed against stats

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Cavaliers donated $260K to charity via NBA Finals watch parties

Thursday’s press conference with David Griffin and David Blatt made international headlines for the coach’s re-commitment to the team in the face of LeBron James “disrespect” rumors. The presser, which was scheduled well before the report from ESPN’s Marc Stein, was a pretty substantial one with tons of newsworthy tidbits. There were thoughts on LeBron

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Cleveland Indians sign first-round pick Brady Aiken


The Cleveland Indians announced on Friday that they have agreed to terms with left-handed pitcher Brady Aiken, the team’s first-round selection at No. 17 overall earlier this month. There has been no reported news of the exact amount, but Baseball America’s Jim Callis reported it will be over his $2.39 million slot value. Aiken, who

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Top Indians prospect Francisco Lindor to be promoted on Sunday

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After a false alarm last weekend, the day is finally here: No. 1 Cleveland Indians prospect Francisco Lindor will be promoted on Sunday. Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan was the first to report the news;’s Jordan Bastian later confirmed. Last week, when Jose Ramirez was sent to Triple-A Columbus (along with Lonnie Chisenhall), many expected Lindor to

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The best local T-shirts of the Cleveland Cavaliers playoff run

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Who doesn’t love a T-shirt? I think if you polled “T-shirt” alongside other items like “tank top” or “jerseys” or even “shirseys,” it would assuredly be the heavy favorite. They’re so agreeable! They come in all shapes and sizes, you can customize them however you want, and Cleveland just happens to have a bazillion companies in

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The Grit Squad: Cavaliers-Warriors Game 2, Behind The Box Score

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Cleveland Cavaliers 95 Golden State Warriors 93 Box Score NBA Finals series tied at 1-1 In the most Cleveland of Cleveland ways, the Cavaliers won their first NBA Finals game in franchise history. It wasn’t supposed to happen. No, certainly not with all of the injuries. Not on the road. Not against the greatest team

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Indians option shortstop Jose Ramirez to Triple-A Columbus; Lindor coming soon?

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Jose Ramirez, who has had a rough first-third of the 2015 season, was optioned by the Cleveland Indians down to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers after Sunday’s series finale against the Baltimore Orioles. Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan first reported the news. No official announcement or corresponding move had been announced as of 5:30 p.m. EST. Ramirez,

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Know Your Foe: Klay Thompson, Dangerous Long-Range Assassin

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When the NBA Finals begin on Thursday, most of the world’s eyes will on the MVPs. Stephen Curry against LeBron James. They’re the big names, the prize-winners, the superstars. But despite all of their greatness, neither had the most impressive single-game performance in the 2014-15 NBA season. Instead, that belongs to Golden State Warriors second

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A brief Akron history lesson before the NBA Finals

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The NBA Finals begin on Thursday. Finally, we’ll be able to discuss real basketball, and not the other pomp and circumstances we’ve been debating for a week. But while I have your attention, I’d like to talk about the city of Akron just a little while longer. All week, there have been conflicting reports about

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Everything you need to know about the Cavs and future salaries

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We get a lot of questions. From our comment section, from Twitter, from emails, from everywhere. And in the past – as evidenced in July with a Kevin Love trade explainer – we’ve compiled some of those questions into FAQ posts. Recently, we’ve been getting a bunch of questions about the Cleveland Cavaliers and their future

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Watch: The best Vines of Matthew Dellavedova’s season

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To celebrate the impact that Matthew Dellavedova has had in the playoffs thus far, we felt it was appropriate to take a look down memory lane and revisit the second-year guard’s season. And there was only one way to do so appropriately: Through six-second videos known as Vines. Let’s go in chronological order for the full

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Browns select USC linebacker Hayes Pullard with No. 219 pick

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After going back-to-back tight ends in the sixth round, the Cleveland Browns started a new streak with their second straight University of Southern California player. With the No. 219 pick in the seventh round, they selected USC inside linebacker Hayes Pullard. Pullard made national news earlier in the week by writing an open letter for

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Browns draft USC TE Randall Telfer with No. 198 pick

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The Cleveland Browns drafted their second tight end of the sixth round with Randall Telfer from the University of Southern California with the No. 198 pick. Again, it’s not a sexy skill position pick like another wide receiver, but someone who will be useful for depth. Telfer is another valuable blocker, picked just after possible fullback/H-back Mississippi State’s

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