July 26, 2014

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LeBron James keeps Cleveland and Miami waiting another day — at least

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CLEVELAND — Four years and three days after “The Decision,” LeBron James is apparently having a much harder time making up his mind. The Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High graduate kept the basketball world guessing — and the Cavaliers and Heat on pins and needles — by not announcing which team he will sign a Read More…

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving officially signs extension; 3-team trade goes through

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers locked up their best player and formally completed one trade Thursday when the NBA’s annual roster moratorium ended. All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving signed a five-year, $90 million contract extension that he agreed to July 1, keeping him in Cleveland through the 2019-20 season. The pact will not be counted toward Read More…

LeBron James still undecided on future team; Cleveland waits impatiently

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CLEVELAND — The waiting game continued for the Cavaliers and the Miami Heat. Four-time NBA MVP LeBron James held his much anticipated summit with Heat president Pat Riley on Wednesday in Las Vegas, but did not commit to signing with Miami or Cleveland. Both teams have offered the unrestricted free agent a maximum-level contract valued Read More…

Cavs agree to 3-way trade to free up cap space

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CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers have gone all-in with their pursuit of four-time NBA MVP LeBron James. Cleveland unloaded the contracts of point guard Jarrett Jack, center Tyler Zeller and small forward Sergey Karasev in a three-way trade with Brooklyn and Boston, giving them enough salary cap room to offer “The Chosen One” a maximum-level contract. Read More…

Cavs: Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett headline summer roster

Andrew Wiggins

CLEVELAND — Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett will be the marquee attractions on the Cavaliers’ team at the NBA Las Vegas Summer League from July 11-21. Kansas small forward Wiggins was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, while Nevada-Las Vegas power forward Bennett went first one year earlier. This marks the Read More…

Free agent LeBron James stays mum on where to next take his talents

LAS VEGAS — LeBron James worked out and had a meeting agenda Tuesday. In another summer of NBA Free Agent Frenziness, if James knows where he will be playing next season, he still isn’t saying. Asked how free agency was going when his afternoon meeting agenda was apparently complete, the four-time MVP said “no complaints.” Read More…

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert’s plane lands in Fla., rumors abuzz

CLEVELAND — Social media was set ablaze Sunday with reports about the Cavaliers’ pursuit of unrestricted free agent LeBron James. A small plane in the fleet owned by Rock Financial LLC — a company controlled by Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert — traveled from Pontiac, Michigan, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, late in the afternoon. It is Read More…

Calmer day for Cavaliers on free agency front

  Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — After two turbulent days to open the NBA’s free agency period, calmer waters prevailed Thursday. LeBron James’ agent, Rich Paul, continued meeting with teams interested in signing the four-time MVP as an unrestricted free agent. All of the negotiating sessions are being held at Paul’s office in downtown Read More…

Cavs: Gordon Hayward pays visit Wednesday

CLEVELAND — Utah Jazz small forward Gordon Hayward, one of the NBA’s emerging talents, has become the next target on the Cavaliers’ offseason checklist. The restricted free agent met with team officials Wednesday in Northeast Ohio, setting the stage for Cleveland to present him with a maximum-level contract that Utah would have three days to Read More…

Cavs: Kyrie Irving agrees to $90 million contract, five-year extension

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will continue to be the face of the franchise. The two-time All-Star agreed to a five-year contract extension worth at least $90 million early Tuesday morning, keeping him in Cleveland through the 2019-20 season. Irving celebrated the news by waking up his former Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick High Read More…