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  1. Jim Gray talks “Decision,” says LeBron did not pay him

    Jul 8, 2011, 3:02 PM EDT

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    On the one-year anniversary of The Decision, LeBron’s interviewer Jim Gray sounded like others close to the production of the event — they don’t understand all the backlash. Gray went on the Dan Patrick Show (see the video below) and, as reported by CSN Chicago, and first he wanted to clear up the rumor he…

  2. One year ago today, LeBron made “The Decision”

    Jul 8, 2011, 8:05 AM EDT

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    It someday may go down with the most legendary player moves in NBA history — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to the Lakers, Dirk Nowitzki to the Mavs (on draft night for Tractor Traylor), and the Celtics turning Joe Barry Carroll into Kevin McHale and Robert Parrish. One year ago today, LeBron James told Jim Gray and the…

  3. Cavaliers buy D-League team; league affiliations announced

    Jul 7, 2011, 5:08 PM EDT

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    Next season, whether or not we have NBA games, we will have D-League games. (Some of which you can see on Versus, just to do an in-house plug.) And there will be D-League games in Canton, Ohio, because the Cleveland Cavaliers have purchased the D-League team in New Mexico Thunderbirds and will be moving them…

  4. Kyrie Irving already had to file police report against twitter stalker

    Jul 5, 2011, 1:31 PM EDT

    Irving stands with NBA Commissioner Stern after being selected by the Cavaliers as the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft in Newark

    Hey Kyrie Irving, welcome to the NBA. Not the playing basketball part of the NBA, you don’t get to do that until Billy Hunter and David Stern come to an understanding. No, we mean the unwanted attention part of the equation. Rumors had circulated that a woman — Jessica Jackson, who goes by “Miss Hawaii”…

  5. Report sees fans in San Antonio, Boston quick to return after lockout

    Jul 4, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs NBA Championship Parade

    Let’s say the lockout does end up costing part of a season, we have already talked about how a league that has picked up so much momentum with casual fans will be kicking that to the curb and have a lot of rebuilding to do with fan bases. But which teams will bounce back quickest.…

  6. Report: Spurs, Knicks called Cavaliers about Casspi

    Jul 4, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

    Omri Casspi

    The only really interesting pre-lockout trade in the NBA was the Cavaliers sending J.J. Hickson to the Sacramento Kings for Omri Casspi and a future pick (likely first rounder but there are a number of protections on it). Generally, it is thought the Kings won that trade (they got the better player). But there is…

  7. Jamison says players more unified than last lockout

    Jul 1, 2011, 8:44 AM EDT

    Antawn Jamison

    This lockout is going to end when the two sides decide the pain of taking the deal on the table is less than the pain of the lockout. That pain just gets worse as things go along (especially if games, and with it revenue and paychecks, are lost). That is particularly true of the players.…

  8. Cleveland open to making another deal before the lockout officially begins

    Jun 30, 2011, 8:08 PM EDT

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    At midnight tonight (or tomorrow, if you really want to be difficult), the NBA world as we know it will come to a grinding halt. Contact between players and teams will be reduced solely to a negotiative process that will determine the league’s short and long-term future, and all of the other off-season festivities —…

  9. Cavaliers exercise team option on Eyenga

    Jun 29, 2011, 8:04 PM EDT

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    From the AP: CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Cavaliers have exercised their third-year contract option on swingman Christian Eyenga. Eyenga, who averaged 6.9 points as a rookie last season, is under contract with the Cavs through the 2012-13 season. In 44 games last season, the Congo native averaged 2.8 rebounds and 21.5 minutes in 44…

  10. Three biggest surprises of the NBA Draft

    Jun 24, 2011, 10:02 PM EDT

    Tristan Thompson

    There are always a few surprises, like that guy you drafted you thought was 21 turns out to be 26. Funny, but really that mistake by the Timberwolves was moot because Tanguy Ngombo was never going to play in the NBA. But there were some surprises when the picks still mattered. Here are the three…

  11. Sargent: Ryan Hollins picks up player option

    Jun 24, 2011, 7:22 PM EDT

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    This comes from Waiting For Next Year’s Scott Sargent: Source tells WFNY that Ryan Hollins has picked up his $2.5mm player option and will be with the #Cavs next season. The 7-foot Hollins appeared in 70 games for the Cavaliers last season, and averaged 5.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.8 fouls  in 17 minutes per game. The…

  12. NBA Draft grades for all 30 teams (yes, we know it is too early)

    Jun 24, 2011, 2:59 AM EDT

    Irving stands with NBA Commissioner Stern after being selected by the Cavaliers as the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft in Newark

    Let’s be honest here, we don’t really know how to grade this draft right now. A more accurate way to do this would be to grade the 2008 draft tonight (Chicago for Derrick Rose and Seattle/Oklahoma City for Russell Westbrook/Serge Ibaka get the top grades). But we are a society of instant answers, and who…

  13. NBA Draft: PBT’s pick-by-pick draft post

    Jun 23, 2011, 11:45 PM EDT

    Michigan v Duke

    This has been one of the most unusual run ups to a draft in years. Traditionally the top shakes out pretty clearly, but in this draft there is no franchise cornerstone player at the top, and by pick three there are serious risks with every guy a team might take. Meanwhile, concern over what is…

  14. Wojnarowski: Cavs looking to get 3rd 1st-round pick

    Jun 23, 2011, 3:09 PM EDT

    Dan Gilbert

    Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski with an interesting draft rumor: Cleveland’s trying to get a 3rd first round pick — in the 20′s — dangling its two second rounders (32 and 54) and maybe cash, sources say. There had been rumors that the Cavs had been trying get a 3rd 1st round pick by trading down…

  15. Starting with Cavaliers at No. 4, draft will mean hard choices

    Jun 23, 2011, 1:07 PM EDT

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    For all the chatter otherwise, it would be stunning not to see Kyrie Irving not go No. 1 and Derrick Williams No. 2. We may well have stunning, it’s been that kind of NBA season, but you might not want to bet on it. As we said before, the draft gets interesting when the Jazz…

  16. Report: Brown wants Lakers to get Anderson Varejao

    Jun 22, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT

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    The Lakers need to inject the roster with energy, particularly on defense. Anderson Varejao brings energy and effort. New Lakers coach Mike Brown used to coach Anderson Varejao. So, not a huge leap of logic to a report from Sam Amico of Fox Sports. Huge leap of logic to see it happen, but not the…

  17. Wizards may be looking to trade up to grab Kanter

    Jun 21, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT

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    The Washington Wizards have apparently fallen in love with Enes Kanter’s combination of size and skill, and it appears as though they’re looking to move up in the draft in order to get him. According to Draft Express’ Jonathan Givony, the Wizards are discussing a trade that would involve them giving their #6 pick to…

  18. Should the Cavaliers take Derrick Williams at No. 1?

    Jun 21, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Arizona v Connecticut

    Danny Granger, Andre Iguodala and Joe Johnson are all very good basketball players. In fact, they’re All-Stars. But they’ve all been asked to be “the man” on their prospective teams, which hasn’t worked out too well, as they appear to lack that leadership gene. And whether Derrick Williams deserves to be drafted No. 1 over point guard Kyrie Irving may…

  19. Ford: Valanciunas has buyout issues

    Jun 20, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

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    The top 5 of the 2011 draft, which has already seen Harrison Barnes and Perry Jones drop out of it, seems to have had yet another shakeup. Per ESPN.com’s Chad Ford: Valanciunas update: Sources say buyout agreement close, however, buyout won’t allow Valanciunas to play in NBA next season. If Valanciunas can’t play in NBA…

  20. At No. 4, the Cavaliers select… Jonas Valanciunas?

    Jun 20, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

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    Let’s for a moment assume that the Cleveland Cavaliers will be selecting the No. 4 pick overall. Because, they most likely will be. Teams look at this draft and are not giving up actual quality to move up. There are now multiple reports (including the Morning Journal) that the Cavaliers are leaning heavily toward picking…

  21. Report: Cavaliers will select Kyrie Irving No. 1. Duh.

    Jun 20, 2011, 3:01 PM EDT

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    In discussing all the chatter that the Cleveland Cavaliers may take Arizona’s Derrick Williams or even Enes Kanter instead of consensus top pick Kyrie Irving of Duke, ESPN’s draft rumor machine Chad Ford said something interesting in a conference call last week: Most of the talk was coming from people around Williams (and Kanter’s agent),…

  22. Report: Cleveland shopping for Rudy Gay?

    Jun 19, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

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    From Fox Sports Ohio’s Sam Amico: A couple insiders have said the Cavs again are exploring some sort of deal for Memphis forward Rudy Gay. Perhaps their best selling point would be to mention how well the Grizzlies fared in the playoffs without him. via NBA notes: Rumors heat up as draft nears. Gay continues to…

  23. Cavaliers big on Valanciunas who may not even be around for two years

    Jun 19, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

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    The Cavs have a great shot at getting not just one building block for their rebuilding franchise in this year’s draft, but two. Even in a weak class like this one, having two top-five picks is sure to land you some significant talent if you use the picks correctly. And while they continue to debate…

  24. Are Cavaliers targeting Enes Kanter with No. 4 pick?

    Jun 17, 2011, 10:41 AM EDT

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    Turkish center Enes Kanter seems to have caught the eye of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He is coming back next Monday for a second workout with the Cavaliers and as part of that he is expected to meet with team owner Dan Gilbert, according to the Plain Dealer. What does that mean? Very hard to say,…

  25. Ray Allen: The lockout could cost games next season

    Jun 17, 2011, 8:10 AM EDT

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    We’re trying to be optimistic about the upcoming NBA lockout. There will be one, but with the great ratings and all the momentum the NBA picked up this year the two sides would not let it get to the point that training camps and games are lost right? Right? Um, that’s not exactly how Ray…

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