August 23, 2014

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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…

Cavs Manager David Griffin set to offer Kyrie Irving $90 million

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CLEVELAND — Cavaliers general manager David Griffin threw down the gauntlet shortly after making Andrew Wiggins the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft. “Andrew is just the first (piece) of what I hope is a monumental offseason,” he said. The second phase of Griffin’s plan began when the clock struck midnight, officially opening Read More…

Brothers, parents helped mold Wiggins

INDEPENDENCE — Andrew Wiggins was considered the best high school basketball player on the planet when he concluded his career at West Virginia’s Huntington Prep in 2013, but for a long time he wasn’t the most talented athlete in his own driveway. Wiggins’ father, Mitchell, spent six seasons in the NBA. His mother, Marita Payne-Wiggins, Read More…

Cavaliers notes: Harris knows challenge

INDEPENDENCE — Joe Harris won’t have to worry about a nickname change, but he knows the level of competition is about to increase. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound shooting guard went from the Virginia Cavaliers to the Cleveland Cavaliers after being taken with the 33rd pick in the NBA Draft. “I have a lot of confidence in Read More…

UPDATED: Cavaliers make Andrew Wiggins No. 1 pick in NBA Draft

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INDEPENDENCE — If Andrew Wiggins’ game is as eye-catching as his sports coat, the Cavaliers landed one heck of a player. Clad in a white dress shirt, black bow tie and wild, black jacket filled with multiple white line drawings of leaves, the 6-foot-8, 200-pound Kansas swingman was taken by Cleveland with the No. 1 Read More…

New Cavs coach David Blatt predicts many wins under his guidance

New Cavaliers coach David Blatt, left, and general manager David Griffin speak during a press conference. (AP PHOTO)

INDEPENDENCE — David Blatt cracked quite a few jokes Wednesday, but the new coach of the Cavaliers made one thing perfectly clear: He plans to win — a lot. “Make no mistake, I have won everywhere I’ve been, from Maccabi through Benetton through the Russian national team and back to Maccabi, and I plan on Read More…