September 3, 2015

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J.R. Smith returns to the Cavs: ‘I wanted to rejoin an incredible organization’

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Swingman J.R. Smith announced Thursday on Instagram that he had agreed to a contract with the Cavaliers. “Happy to say that I am returning to the Cavs!” Smith wrote. “It’s been a long ride this summer but I can say for sure, well worth the wait. When I opted out of my contract, I wanted Read More…

Cavaliers are TV darlings, will play Warriors on Christmas

Cleveland’s LeBron James, left, drives to the basket against Golden State’s Draymond Green in the NBA Finals. The Cavs and Warriors will play on Christmas. (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL / TNS)

CLEVELAND — LeBron James and the Cavaliers were the top national television attraction in the NBA last season. The league expects them to be an even bigger ratings draw in 2015-16. Eastern Conference champion Cleveland was awarded the two marquee timeslots of the regular season, opening the NBA schedule on Oct. 27 at Chicago and Read More…

Cavs in sticky situation as Tristan Thompson’s negotiations get more interesting

Cleveland’s Tristan Thompson, left, battles Golden State’s Draymond Green during the NBA Finals. (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL / TNS)

LeBron James conducted a question-and-answer session with some of his 22.7 million Twitter followers on July 28, at which time he was asked whether power forward Tristan Thompson would be back with the Cavaliers. “Yeah of course he will,” James responded. “Means way too much to our team success!” That will almost certainly still be Read More…

USA basketball mini-camp: LeBron James takes first step necessary for Olympics

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LeBron James will take the first step necessary to play on the United States’ 2016 Olympic men’s basketball team. The four-time league MVP will attend USA Basketball’s mini-camp meeting Monday in Las Vegas, but will not take part in workouts the following three days. The Cavaliers small forward has a “Family Reunion” event in Akron Read More…

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…

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…

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…