October 31, 2014

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LeBron James, Dan Gilbert focus on shared goal of bringing Cleveland a championship

Dan Gilbert

CLEVELAND — Small forward LeBron James and owner Dan Gilbert, the two most powerful men in the Cavaliers organization, look at their divorce and second marriage the same way. “We had one bad moment and it overshadowed all the great times we had together,” James said Wednesday after practice at Quicken Loans Arena. “Now we’re Read More…

Cavs Notes: Tristan Thompson likely to sign contract extension

Tristan Thompson, Mike Conley

CLEVELAND — Tristan Thompson isn’t going to come cheaply, but it sounds like the Cavaliers are ready to reward the fourth-year power forward. Cleveland has through Friday to agree to a contract extension with Thompson, who was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft and will earn $5.4 million this season under Read More…

Cavs 2014-15 roster, projected roles

LeBron James

LeBron James No. 23 POSITION: Small forward HEIGHT: 6-8 WEIGHT: 250 AGE: 29 HIGH SCHOOL: Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary ACQUIRED: Free agent from Heat (July 12, 2014) NBA SEASON: 12th PROJECTED ROLE: Starter. Four-time MVP and 10-time NBA All-Star is the best player on the planet — and still in the prime of his Hall Read More…

Cavs Preview: LeBron James is back in Cleveland, and many believe a title will follow

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LeBron James isn’t promising anything, but he does have a dream — and it has a chance of becoming a reality. “For me, I’ve had a vision of boats and floats going down East 9th Street in a (championship) parade,” the Cavaliers small forward said. “If you don’t have a vision, you can’t get to it.” Read More…

Cavaliers: Copying the Spurs’ championship ways?

Dion Waiters

INDEPENDENCE — The Cavaliers aren’t emulating the San Antonio Spurs, but they are studying the reigning NBA champions. It’s gotten to the point where even shooting guard Dion Waiters, who admitted Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts that he studied film only when it was required over his first two seasons in the league, sounded like Read More…

Rick Noland: Hard to believe, but a title for Cavs is probability

MVP: LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

Yes, it’s a lot of pressure to put on a team that hasn’t made the playoffs since 2010. Yes, there are a lot of new faces to blend together. Yes, there’s a head coach who has never been on the bench for an NBA regular-season game. And, yes, there are a lot of intermediate steps Read More…

NBA preview: Cavaliers, Spurs have that favorite feel

LeBron James

LeBron James returned to Cleveland, Kevin Love joined him and suddenly the Cavaliers had the makings of the latest superteam. The San Antonio Spurs are already one. No big changes were necessary for the Spurs, who simply kept the gang together. They brought back nearly every piece from the team that annihilated James and the Read More…

Cavaliers to unveil new scoreboard on opening night

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ roster isn’t the only thing that’s going to be better this season. A new-and-improved 5,550-square-foot, high-definition scoreboard will be unveiled Thursday when Cleveland hosts the New York Knicks in its season opener at Quicken Loans Arena. Billed as the largest HD scoreboard at any arena in the country, the improved version Read More…

LeBron-less Cavs fall to Grizzlies in preseason finale

Mike Miller, Nick Calathes

MEMPHIS — With LeBron James sitting out to rest, the Cavaliers dropped their exhibition finale 96-92 to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. Cleveland (5-2) will open the regular season a week from today against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena. Kyrie Irving had 16 points and three assists for the Cavs, while Dion Read More…

Rick Noland: Cavaliers have met the the preseason hype

LeBron James, Mike Dunleavy

Expectations surrounding the Cavaliers were so high it would have been virtually impossible for them to exceed them in the preseason, but let’s be honest: They’ve looked pretty darn good as they prepare for their exhibition finale tonight in Memphis. Here’s a look at some of the positives, followed by a few areas of concern Read More…