Summer trade of Brendan Haywood could carry 300% tax rate for Cavs

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Last Thursday’s trade deadline was a fairly quiet affair for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sure, you can discuss the merits of Kendrick Perkins and his presence as a fourth big for this streaking team. But largely, the most impactful Cavs news from last week was a non-transaction. After some recent speculation from the blogosphere, the Cavs


Cavs “strong frontrunners” to land Kendrick Perkins

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In a world where 270-pound bruisers don’t exactly grow on trees, the Cleveland Cavaliers may soon have two of them on their roster. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojarowski reports that the Wine and Gold have suddenly become “strong frontrunners” in landing Kendrick Perkins, the 30-year-old center who helped the Boston Celtics win a title in 2008, following


Should the Cavs kick the tires on Amare Stoudemire?

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The New York Knicks appear to be discussing a potential buyout of veteran big man Amare Stoudemire. The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers are the front-runners to land the 32-year old in the event he is set free, but STAT is on record saying he would like to play for a contender. Given the existence


LeBron James subtweets Kevin Love about “fitting in”

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National Basketball Association teammates are together quite often. Not as often as those in the Major League Baseball, necessarily but playing games four nights a week while adding in practice and shootarounds leads to 15 players seeing an awful lot of one another. It is for this reason why, at roughly midnight on Saturday night,


Making the case for a Mo Gotti return

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With the wine and gold on a roll, winners of 12 straight, it may seem like a peculiar time to nitpick the team. But, it’s easier to look upon the horizon with calm waters, and right now I want to look at the Cleveland Cavaliers’ options with that open roster spot ahead of the trade deadline


Lauren Holtkamp held court in Cleveland

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As ticker tape fell from the rafters of Quicken Loans Arena and fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers were celebrating their team’s most recent victory, the players filed off of the floor and through the tunnel, one-by-one. LeBron James had tossed his headband into the crowd. Kyrie Irving had given away his shoes, the “Black History


Did Andrew Wiggins spurning LRMR lead to his trade?

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As he always does when joining for a segment with Tony Rizzo and WKNR’s “Really Big Show,” basketball scribe Brian Windhorst provided some excellent insight in to the Cleveland Cavaliers and their current wart-filled winning streak. Windy discussed Kevin Love’s offensive struggles, the team’s lack of “plays”, and LeBron James’ wrist. But what may


LeBron on Johnny Manziel: “I want him to get better”

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Johnny Manziel has checked himself into a treatment center and his friend and confidant LeBron James supports the quarterback’s decision. Following the Cleveland Cavaliers’ recent win over the Philadelphia 76ers, James briefly discussed the news that hit the wire early Monday morning. Via “I haven’t talked to him,” James told reporters. “I found out


Karlos Dansby, Joe Haden defend Johnny Manziel

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It wasn’t all that long ago when Cleveland Browns defensive team captain Karlos Dansby was voicing his displeasure with first-round draft selection Justin Gilbert. Gilbert, recall, was the chief target of the Browns as they looked to shore up their defensive backfield, only to have the player produce a season that left plenty to be


David Blatt addresses the lack of LeBron James MVP talks

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The narrative always favors the new guys. Team records, in this instance, aren’t doing many favors. But as guys like Steph Curry and James Harden are getting the majority of the attention in the NBA MVP race, LeBron James, a four-time winner, is slowly but surely making his case. David Blatt, his head coach, has


Cavs could unload Brendan Haywood before the summer

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When David Griffin masterfully acquired Brendan Haywood this past summer, the entire Cleveland Cavaliers landscape was different than it is today. Since the draft night deal, the wine and gold have added a few All-Stars, a few key role players and a boat load of salary. Haywood’s deal was one that could potentially bring over


LeBron James visited Ray Allen in Miami to recruit him to the Cavaliers

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Right now the award for GM of the Year could either go to either Dave Griffin or LeBron James, depending on who is more responsible for the Cleveland Cavalier front office moves.1 ESPN’s Dave McMenamin has reported that the Cavaliers forward  met with former teammate and currently retired shooting guard Ray Allen during James’ recent break


Video: Campaign to get LeBron James in the 2015 Slam Dunk Contest

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Another year, another hopeful rally to get LeBron James in the All-Star weekend’s Slam Dunk Contest. This time, instead of fans or fellow players, the challenge comes in the form of something that would benefit The Boys & Girls Club, a group that has long had ties to James and his foundation. has started


Tristan Thompson turned down a four-year, $52 million contract from Cavs

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In a put-up-or-shut-up column surrounding Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowksi reports that impending free agent Tristan Thompson turned down a lucrative contract offer this past offseason that would have paid him $13 million per season over the course of four years. So far, the Cavaliers have witnessed LeBron James, the businessman.


Kevin Love plans to opt in with Cavs for 2015-16 season

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He may flail his arms out of frustration roughly a dozen times per contest, but Kevin Love continues to say all of the right things when it comes to his future in Cleveland. The Cavaliers are among the most disappointing stories in the entire NBA thus far, and Love is on the final year of a contract


The Timofey Mozgov trade helps the Cavs and that’s a good thing: While We’re Waiting…

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It’s been a wild few weeks to be a Cavaliers fan. Right about the time I arrived home for winter break, things were going well. Four weeks later, there have been two big trades, several injuries and a splattering of gut-wrenching losses. Suddenly, these Cleveland Cavaliers — the ones many thought would win 55, 60


Cavaliers to acquire Denver’s Timofey Mozgov

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are makin’ moves:’s Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst first reported on Wednesday that the team was close to acquiring center Timofey Mozgov from the Denver Nuggets. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski later confirmed the deal is happening. According to the reports, the Cavs will send two future first-round draft picks to Denver. Initially, the report stated that


Everything you need to know about J.R. Smith

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So the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Dion Waiters for Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith, and a first-round draft pick. Shumpert is a good two weeks away from participating in team activities and that first-round pick is protected to a point where the team may not get to take advantage of it come this July. But Smith—the mercurial and


David Griffin drops the hammer on David Blatt rumors

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A few minutes before the Cleveland Cavaliers took to the floor to host the Dallas Mavericks, the team’s general manager, David Griffin, addressed the media in the wake of what appears to be several inquiries over the course of the last couple of weeks. And before he would take any questions, Griffin unfurled a thoughtful and


LeBron James out two weeks with knee and back strains

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Just when Cavs fans thought things couldn’t get any worse, news broke Thursday afternoon that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is expected to miss two weeks with knee and back strains. The team announced LeBron’s absence around 3 p.m. LeBron James is expected to miss two weeks in order to recover from injuries to his left