Gilbert Arenas on LeBron James: “He’s not a No. 1 option”

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Former Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has not played in a game since 2012 (and is still somehow getting paid, but that’s beside the point), but he still has his fair share of opinions on the NBA. In his latest Instagram post, Arenas decided to talk about Cleveland Cavaliers point-forward LeBron James. At first, he

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ESPN really, really likes the Cavs-Blazers deal

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Late Sunday night, NBA fans caught word that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trailblazers agreed to a deal that sent to players—Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller—to the Pacific Northwest in exchange for cold hard cash and a decently sized gift card to be used later. Cleveland added in a couple of second-round picks in order

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Matthew Dellavedova agrees to one-year deal with Cavs

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The pieces continue to fall into place. After being rumored to have been looking for a $4 million-per-year deal in the free agent market, Matthew Dellavedova will reportedly return to Cleveland on what looks to be a $1.2 million contract, the team’s qualifying offer. ESPN.com’s Dave McMenamin was first to report this news. Dellavedova will

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A Space Jam Reboot? LeBron James to team up with Warner Brothers

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Is King James morphing into the new King of All Media? Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James is coming off of a whirlwind season on the court, but one that also saw him be the feature of Bleacher Report’s Uninterrupted video series; his production company, SpringHill Entertainment, saw the launch of a television show, Survivor’s Remorse;

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Mozgov on how he started playing hoops in Russia: “I was taller than everybody”

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In an interview with Franklyn Calle of SLAM, Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov explained how he started playing the game of basketball, among other things, most of which he started a bit later than his peers. Following an offseason that has already included the Cavaliers picking up Mozgov’s $5 million team option for next season

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J.R. Smith to meet with Cavaliers this week

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In what has been a quiet free agency for J.R. Smith, the guard said that he will meet with the Cavaliers later this week to discuss a new deal, in an interview with Joe Vardon of the Northeast Ohio Media Group. When Smith declined his $6.4 million dollar player option for the 2015-16 season on

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On Mo Williams, Regrets and Homecomings

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Mo Williams was my first regret. The Cleveland Cavaliers were in the midst of one of the worst single seasons in NBA history and had just allowed Chase Budinger to drop 30 points on them as the Houston Rockets provided Cleveland with its 28th loss in its last 30 games. It was the night of

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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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