July 29, 2015

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Cavs: Mike Miller, Brendan Haywood sent to Portland

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CLEVELAND — Center Brendan Haywood and small forward Mike Miller are now former members of the Cavaliers. Cleveland agreed to send Haywood and Miller — along with multiple second-round draft picks — to Portland in exchange for two trade exceptions worth $13.35 million on Sunday night. The transaction was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The Read More…

James, Williams sign contracts with Cavaliers

Brian Dulik The Gazette INDEPENDENCE — LeBron James made a quick trip to CuyahogaCounty on Friday afternoon. The Cavaliers were grateful that he did. The four-time NBA MVP drove to Cleveland Clinic Courts, where he signed a two-year, $46.97 million contract to remain with the Eastern Conference champions. James, who agreed to the pact one Read More…

Pomeranz walks in pair to help Cleveland’s cause

Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — Drew Pomeranz was the Indians’ first-round selection in the 2010 MLB Draft. That pick finally paid off for them on Friday night. Pomeranz walked home a pair of runs and allowed a two-run single to Michael Brantley in the sixth inning, allowing the Tribe to pull away for a Read More…

Cavs may be interested in trading for Clippers’ Jamal Crawford

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CLEVELAND — Another day, another trade rumor involving the Eastern Conference champion Cavaliers. Unlike most of the previous speculation, however, this swap could actually occur. Cleveland is reportedly discussing a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers that would bring shooting guard Jamal Crawford to town in exchange for center Brendan Haywood. ESPN revealed the details Read More…

Mozgov latest Cav to have surgery

Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ long postseason run has claimed another victim. Starting center Timofey Mozgov underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery Thursday, marking the third member of the wine and gold to go under the knife since the start of the playoffs. Mozgov, who averaged career highs of 9.7 points and 7.3 Read More…

Cleveland reaches contract agreements with Love, Thompson

Brian Dulik The Chronicle-Telegram CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers lived up to their playoff catchphrase on the opening day of free agency in the NBA. Cleveland went “All In” by reaching contract agreements with power forwards Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson — totaling more than $180 million — on Wednesday. The transactions cannot become official until Read More…

Cavs: To little surprise, LeBron James declines player option but is expected to return

LeBron James, right, and Kyrie Irving celebrate a Cavaliers win over San Antonio in March. (AP GLeBron James, right, and Kyrie Irving celebrate a Cavaliers win over San Antonio in March. (AP FILE PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The best basketball player in the world wants to be paid commensurately. For that reason, Cavaliers small forward LeBron James did not exercise his one-year, $21.57 million player option for next season. The deadline for his decision was Sunday. The four-time NBA MVP will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but Read More…

Easy decision for Cavs: Timofey Mozgov option picked up

The Cavs picked up their team option on the contract of center Timofey Mozgov. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Timofey Mozgov has earned an encore with the Cavaliers. Cleveland exercised the one-year team option on his contract Tuesday, keeping the 7-foot-1 center with the team for the 2015-16 season. Mozgov, who will earn $4.95 million, is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. He averaged 10.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and Read More…

NFL Rookie Symposium: Marcus Mariota acts like seasoned professional

Tennessee rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota conducted himself with aplomb at the NFL Rookie Symposium. (AP FILE PHOTO)

BEREA — The NFL is counting on Marcus Mariota to be a star. The Tennessee Titans need him to be their franchise quarterback. Mariota, though, is focused on a much simpler goal for his first pro season. “I’m going to continue to be myself,” the No. 2 overall draft pick said. “I understand the expectations Read More…

Cavs commentary: LeBron James gave all he had

LeBron James puts up a shot against Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala during Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland on Tuesday.  (AP PHOTO)

One man cannot win the world championship by himself. Not even if he plays at a superhuman level on the biggest stage in the sport. LeBron James completed one of the greatest postseasons in basketball history Tuesday night, but the Golden State Warriors eliminated the Cavaliers 105-97 in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. The Read More…