September 2, 2015

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LeBron James celebrates film debut with private screening

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A piece of Hollywood was replicated at the Regal Cinemas theater complex in the Montrose area of Greater Akron on Friday night as a lengthy red carpet was installed for celebrities to walk into a movie premiere. “Trainwreck,” an adult comedy about the relationships of a woman played by Amy Schumer, includes Cavaliers’ basketball star 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…