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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Dan Gilbert walking the walk after talking the talk

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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

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Waiting to Exhale: While We’re Waiting…

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Good morning, Blawg Pound. I’m coming to you on this Thursday morning on the road from my second home, Columbus! Of course, it’s for work travel, but I’ve been able to hit up some of the delicious food choices that I don’t get in Northeast Ohio. Anyhow, enough small talk because OH MY GOD KEVIN

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Cavs reportedly nearing $80 million deal with Tristan Thompson

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It’s starting to get real, guys. Kevin Love declared today that he would stay in Cleveland, and word is that the Cavs are growing closer to locking up Tristan Thompson (on Canada Day, no less!) to a long-term, big money deal. From ESPN’s Marc Stein: The deal is assumed to be for five years. $80

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Happy Canada Day (and NBA Free Agency)! While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Wednesday Canada Day, Blawg Pound! We rarely speak of our neighbors to the north, which I suppose is a compliment more than anything — weird neighbors always get talked about more than the nice ones, don’t they? I’ve not visited Canada in years, and I’ve not seen nearly as much of the country as I’d like;

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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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Cleveland Sports Offseason Instagram Update

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It is the offseason for many of Cleveland’s favorite local athletes and with offseasons come extremely inflated use of social media channels such as Instagram. Here’s a look at what some of your favorite Cavaliers and Browns players have been up to while the rest of us casually plug along at our usual nine-to-five. Captioned

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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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Have a Good Night, Everybody: Warriors-Cavaliers, Game 6, Behind the Box Score

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Golden State Warriors 105 Cleveland Cavaliers 97 Box Score Warriors win NBA Finals, 4-2 In the hours before Game 6 at Quicken Loans Arena, it started to set in. It was already there, but as the sun set and tipoff drew nearer, it became more pronounced. The tingles in the fingers. The restlessness in the

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Cavalier Film Room: Riffing Off LeBron and Narrow Margins

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Prepare yourselves, Cavs fans. Game 6 is going to be an absolute brawl to scratch and claw the Cavaliers to a Friday night date with a Game 7 in Oakland. Despite all of the gloom and doom, someone was going to be leading this series 3-2 after five games in all likelihood. Despite the uncharacteristic

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Video: Three reasons to still have hope in the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Obviously there are more than three reasons to have hope for the Cleveland Cavaliers, but I decided to highlight just three. The Cavaliers lost a tough Game 4 in Cleveland and have to head to Oracle Arena for Game 5. The odds are stacked against the Cavaliers, but the odds have been stacked against them

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The Cavs won a Finals game! plus Spotify, Twitter and Disney – WFNY Podcast – 2015-06-09

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Jeff Nomina changes his twitter name too much. I think he’s SportsNom now, so go search him out and find him. He’s also a really fun guy to chat with about sports and life and culture and stuff, so we did that. Here’s what we talked about.   Jeff Nomina changes his name a lot

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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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The Night That Would Be Ours

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This was our night. You could just feel it. The Indians, playing much better baseball of late, jumped out in front of the red-hot Kansas City Royals 4-0 early. The middle of the order power threat Brandon Moss would go deep and one of the Tribe’s four horsemen, Trevor Bauer, was once again looking dominant.

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Storm Clouds: Cavaliers-Warriors Game 1, Behind the Box Score

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Cleveland Cavaliers 100 Golden State Warriors 108 Box Score Warriors lead series, 1-0 Driving home after work Thursday evening, I felt more forlorn about the NBA Finals than I had at any point leading up to Game 1. Dark clouds were moving over downtown Cleveland, and the imagery was too obvious to ignore: our sunny days were

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Know Your Foe: Draymond Green, Heart and Soul

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The Cavaliers are in the NBA Finals facing one of the best offenses in the league, with MVP Stephen Curry as Golden State Warriors’ top player. Just guarding the sharpshooting Curry will be a tall task, as WFNY’s Will Gibson wrote on Monday. Curry is obviously the team’s best and most important player, but the Warriors look

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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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Make Way for the Bad Guys

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So are the Cleveland Cavaliers the bad guys of the NBA now? It wasn’t enough to have LeBron James, the biggest baddest big bad in basketball. Now their play is defined by an undrafted Aussie who only stuck in the league because he never hesitated to dive into the muckiest of on-court muck? Now their

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Cavalier Film Room: Grounding the Hawks with Defense

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The final score rarely tells the entire story, but the Cleveland Cavaliers won Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals due in large part to their late-game defensive effort and execution. In the final eight minutes of the game, they secured several key stops, any one of which not occurring could have flipped this game

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The Magnificent Seven: Game 2 Cavs vs. Hawks Behind The Box Score

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A split was what they needed, but the Cleveland Cavaliers doubled down on their work in Atlanta to take a 2-0 series lead against the Hawks. They did it with LeBron James leading the attack as always. Without Kyrie Irving, they connected on 12 three pointers, running away with it in the third quarter and

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