August 29, 2015

Intermittent clouds

Cavs: ‘Delly’ will be back next season

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The “Delly Trey” will be served up again in Cleveland in 2015-16. Restricted free agent guard Matthew Dellavedova agreed to play next season under the Cavaliers’ $1.2 million qualifying offer, with the hope of a bigger payday when the salary cap skyrockets next summer. Dellavedova, who will be a restricted free agent again in 2016, Read More…

Rick Noland sports commentary: Stiffing, whiffing & sniffing

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Gotta continue my investigation into this bright orange thing in a blue sky, so let’s Rick-o-chet around the world of sports and get outta here: Team meetings are for losers, and the Indians, heading into a Monday night game against Kansas City, have proven to be big-time losers. … This should not be surprising, because Read More…

Cavs: James Jones signs, Rakeem Christmas is dealt to Pacers for draft pick

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The Cavaliers agreed to terms with veteran swingman James Jones on Thursday and also made a minor trade to acquire a small future asset and open a roster spot. The Cavs signed the 34-year-old Jones, who averaged 4.4 points in 57 games last season, to a one-year deal for the veteran minimum of $1.5 million. Read More…

Cavs: LeBron James’ company gets TV, movie deal

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LeBron James is going Hollywood — again. On the heels of his role in the recently released movie “Trainwreck,” which stars Amy Schumer and Bill Hader, the four-time league MVP announced Wednesday that his company, SpringHill Entertainment, was entering a partnership with Warner Bros. Entertainment. James will provide input in all areas of content creation, Read More…

Cavs: Richard Jefferson is viewed as backup to LeBron James

Richard Jefferson, left, drives the ball around San Antonio’s Boris Diaw in the first half of a game in December 2014. Tuesday, Jefferson signed with the Cavaliers. (AP FILE PHOTO)

The Cavaliers once again turned to a Dallas Mavericks player in pursuit of a suitable backup to small forward LeBron James. The team agreed to contract terms Tuesday with 14-year veteran Richard Jefferson, who will make the veteran minimum of $1.5 million. A year ago, the Cavs signed Shawn Marion, who was a large disappointment Read More…

J.R. Smith, Cavs to meet this week to talk re-signing

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers are reportedly scheduled to meet with swingman J.R. Smith this week, but that doesn’t guarantee the unrestricted free agent will re-sign with the team. Veteran small forward James Jones, meanwhile, has said he plans to re-sign with Cleveland. That move hasn’t been announced, but Jones will likely make the NBA veteran Read More…

Rick Noland commentary: Speaking, tweaking and reeking

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Did nothing productive on my three-week vacation — and did it tremendously well — so let’s catch up on some things with a Rick-o-chet around the world of sports: I don’t always succeed, but I try my best to live under a “to each his/her own” philosophy without judging, especially when it comes to things Read More…

Cavs: Draft on tap; Kevin Love opts out of contract

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Love and LeBron James wait during a break in an NBA basketball game. (AP FILE PHOTO)

A year ago, the Cavaliers had the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft and chose Kansas swingman Andrew Wiggins, who they eventually traded to Minnesota for Kevin Love. Two years ago, the Cavs took UNLV’s Anthony Bennett at No. 1 — and later traded him to the Timberwolves with Wiggins — and Russian Sergey Read More…

Cavs commentary: Absence of draft hype is a beautiful thing

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love opted out of his contract Wednesday. (AP FILE PHOTO)

The NBA Draft is tonight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and in Northeast Ohio we’re not all that excited about it. Isn’t that great? After years of it being the most important night in the Cavaliers’ season, the draft actually snuck up on us in 2015. Again, isn’t that great? I mean, only nine days Read More…

Cavs: David Griffin plans on keeping most of team intact

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INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers general manager David Griffin will do everything in his power to keep the team’s key pieces in Cleveland — and he’ll spend as much of owner Dan Gilbert’s money as necessary to do just that. “We’re incredibly blessed to have ownership that’s going to support this at the absolute deepest level,” Griffin Read More…