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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Several teams expressing interest in Iman Shumpert

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With the NBA’s free agency window getting cracked open at midnight tonight, several teams are starting to express interest in Cleveland Cavaliers restricted free agent swingman Iman Shumpert. ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard reports that no fewer than three teams have already made it known that Shumpert would be more than welcomed to play for their team

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A reminder of how valuable Kevin Love is to the Cavs

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The Cleveland Cavaliers made a run to the NBA Finals without Kevin Love, and with the power forward looking for a maximum-level contract, some fans are wondering why the team should pay an injury-prone big man who failed to live up to incredibly unfair expectations. Thankfully, we have ESPN.com’s Kevin Pelton to remind us all—you

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It’s shaping up to be one hell of a July—again: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Monday, you guys. Stay dry this weekend? Looking forward to this shortened work week? Just dying to talk about the Cleveland Indians’ Season of Embarrassment? Well, sit tight because I have a few other things I wish to discuss first… While this week typically marks the beginning of what’s commonly referred to as the

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Cavs’ J.R. Smith opts out to test free agency, wants to return to Cleveland

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It’s that time of year: NBA Players exercise their rights to opt out of their current contracts in hopes of securing deals that either pay them more or provide them security over a longer period of time. For Cleveland Cavaliers swingman J.R. Smith, it may be a product of both. According to Shams Charania, Smith

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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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LeBron James, the NBA and why “power” is driving everyone insane: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Monday, you guys. Are you feeling empowered? Are you feeling as if you have the ability to flip the script on the standard, widely accepted flow chart of life? So much has been made as of late regarding the Cavaliers, LeBron James and the allocation of power. All season long, we heard that James was

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Cavaliers must cast a wide net for additional depth

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In the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors were the team with health on their side, but they also built an incredible amount of depth with a veteran bench that insultated them from losing a couple of players, foul trouble, or a lack of production1. Now, this isn’t to say the Cleveland Cavaliers could have

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

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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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Mo Williams interested in returning to Cavs

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Prepare the Godfather music and “goosey” three-point celebrations: Mo Williams is interested in re-joining the Cavs. The soon-to-be free agent point guard, who finished last season with the Charlotte Hornets after being traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves, is “more than interested” in coming back to Cleveland, according to NEOMG’s Chris Haynes. The Cavaliers have an obvious need for

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Cavs-Warriors is highest-rated NBA Finals in league history

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Through the first four games, the 2015 NBA Finals matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors—two not-large markets, mind you—is the highest-rated Finals series in the history of the league. According to ESPN’s Media Zone: The 2015 NBA Finals, in which the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are tied 2-2, is the

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Cavs want David Blatt to extend his rotation for Game 5

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Largely playing a seven-man rotation against Steve Kerr’s 10-man rotation for the Golden State Warriors, the minutes are starting to take their toll for the Cleveland Cavaliers. With fatigue being the narrative of the Cavs’ Game 4 loss to Golden State, reports are beginning to circulate that the team would like head coach David Blatt

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Matthew Dellavedova had best-selling NBA player jersey this week

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It would appear that the appreciation of one Matthew Dellavedova has expanded beyond the confines of Cleveland, Ohio. According to ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell, the feisty point guard of the Cavaliers had the best-selling jersey in the NBA following the team’s Game 3 win over the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Boosted by sales

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LeBron sent Nike care package to Spelling Bee Co-Champ

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As if being the Spelling Bee co-champion wasn’t enough for Gokul Venkatachalam, the young child has also received a special care package from Cavaliers forward LeBron James as well. Sporting a James jersey under his shirt during the National Spelling Bee, which was aired on ESPN, got the whole country talk, not because of how good of

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Cavs attempted to acquire Pablo Prigioni at trade deadline

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The Legend of Matthew Dellavedova continues to live on through the NBA Finals, but this doesn’t mean that the Cleveland Cavaliers did not try to upgrade the backup point guard spot in February. We heard about players like Steve Nash being on the phones with the Cavs, but according to The New York Post’s Mark

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LeBron James challenges Cavs fans to top Golden State’s

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After an entire press conference of Xs and Os and his opinions on teammates, the final question of LeBron James’ night was in regard to the Game 2 win, what it means to the city of Cleveland and what the four-time MVP expects from the home crowd for Tuesday’s Game 3. James wasted no time

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Kyrie Irving: “I’m a little worried” (Video)

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Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving sustained yet another injury to his lower extremities, this time in the closing moments of the team’s NBA Finals Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors. Irving crumpled to the floor as he was driving with the ball and grabbed the left knee, one which had forced him

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Know Your Foe: Harrison Barnes, Unanswered Prayer

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April 18, 2011 changed everything. The day that Harrison Barnes declared he would be returning to North Carolina for his sophomore season would forever alter the course taken by Chris Grant and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Atlantic Coast Conference rookie of the year, the 6-foot-8 Barnes was a prospect who had been watched for years,

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Kevin Love expects to be a Cavalier next season

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For the first time since sustaining a season-ending shoulder injury, Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love addressed local media for the first time and left nothing but glowing thoughts in his wake. Five weeks since having his shoulder dislocated in the opening series of the Eastern Conference playoffs, Love stated that not only does he

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