Here are two videos from YouTube of Cavs rookie Andrew Wiggins during Summer League in Las Vegas last week.
To read more or comment...
Dwight Powell had 15 points and nine rebounds and the Cavaliers closed summer league with a 95-90 victory against the Miami Heat.
Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins, both involved in trade rumors in recent days, did not play Friday, but the Cavs said before the game the plan all along was for them to only play in four games.
Sonny Gray had a team-high 17 points, Shane Edwards had 14 points and rookie Joe Harris had 11 points for the Cavs, who conclude the summer schedule 4-1.
Wiggins averaged 15.5 points and shot 41 percent in his four games, while Bennett averaged 13.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and shot 43 percent in four games in Las Vegas.To read more or comment...
The Cavaliers have relented and are willing to include Andrew Wiggins in a deal involving Kevin Love, the Lake County News-Herald reported on Thursday.
The Cavs and Minnesota Timberwolves re-engaged in trade talks this week, multiple league sources said, in an attempt to bring Kevin Love to the Cavaliers.
Talks between the two teams were dormant until LeBron James returned to the Cavs last week, changing the landscape of negotiations and bringing the two teams back to the table.
One source with knowledge of trade discussions told the Beacon Journal even before James’ decision “no one is untouchable” on the Cavs in relation to a Love deal. That excludes Kyrie Irving, who isn’t eligible to be traded for six month after signing his extension.To read more or comment...
Matthew Dellavedova had 19 points, Anthony Bennett had 14 points and four rebounds and Andrew Wiggins had 10 points, three rebounds, three steals and two blocks in the Cavs’ 86-77 win Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Bennett's second-year revival continued with a powerful dunk in traffic in the first half that left the crowd buzzing, while Wiggins shot 4 for 8 after struggling with his shooting touch in the first two games. He also had an impressive two-handed, spinning baseline dunk that left the crowd cheering.
Monday’s game was the final for the Cavs in the preliminary round of summer league. Now they’ll be seeded tournament-style the rest of the way.To read more or comment...
LAS VEGAS: Kyrie Irving is one of 19 players invited to Team USA’s training camp in Las Vegas later this month, Team USA announced on Monday. Irving’s inclusion is no surprise since he is expected to be part of the 12-man roster that travels to Spain for the FIBA World Cup in six weeks.
Derrick Rose, Damian Lillard and Steph Curry are also point guards on the initial 19-man list. John Wall could still be added at a later date. The Vegas training camp runs July 28 to August 1.
The rest of the 19-man invite list includes: Bradley Beal, DeMarcus Cousins, Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, Andre Drummond, Kevin Durant, Kenneth Faried, Paul George, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Gordon Hayward, Kyle Korver, Kevin Love, Chandler Parsons and Klay Thompson.To read more or comment...
The Cavaliers have traded Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev to the Brooklyn Nets and Tyler Zeller to the Boston Celtics, along with a future first-round pick, in what appears to be a cap-clearing move in anticipation of the return of LeBron James.
A league source confirmed the trade to the Beacon Journal, which was first reported by ESPN. Yahoo Sports reported the first-round pick from the Cavs is top 10 protected in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and unprotected in 2019. Wednesday’s deal gives the Cavs enough salary cap space to offer James a max contract.
The Cavs acquired the draft rights to Nets prospects Ilkan Karaman, Christian Drejer and Edin Bavcic, according to Yahoo, but the main focus of this trade is the belief James is returning to the Cavaliers.To read more or comment...
Andrew Wiggins has signed a multi-year deal with adidas, the shoe giant announced on Wednesday. Wiggins’ deal is believed to be five years and worth about $13 million, according to various national reports.
Wiggins is the first top overall pick to select adidas since Derrick Rose in 2008. Kyrie Irving signed with Nike in 2011.
Wiggins' deal is far less than the $180 million figure he was rumored to command last fall, but it's a victory for a shoe company that historically has been crushed by Nike. adidas' top client, Derrick Rose, has suffered crippling injuries each of the last two seasons and the company was perhaps looking for a new face. They found one in Wiggins.
Wiggins and the Cavaliers are in Las Vegas preparing for summer league, which opens Friday.To read more or comment...
Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Matthew Dellavedova highlight the Cavs’ 12-man summer league roster released Tuesday. Cavs Carrick Felix, Sergey Karasev, Joe Harris and Scotty Hopson are also on the team. Shane Edwards, Will Cherry, Jack Cooley, Steven Gray and Alex Kirk fill out the roster.
Rookie Dwight Powell, a second-round pick obtained in a draft-night trade, is absent from the initial list because the trade cannot be completed until the new league year begins on July 10. He is expected to be added to the roster after the trade is official.
The most interesting part of the roster might be the assistant coaches. Jim Boylan, Brett Brielmaier, Phil Handy and Vitaly Potapenko are holdovers from Mike Brown’s staff, while James Posey is an addition from the Canton Charge staff.
David Blatt is expected to coach the team, along with associate head coach Tyronn Lue.To read more or comment...
If LeBron James ultimately decides to return to the Cavaliers, it won’t be because of a mysterious plane that landed Sunday evening in South Florida. Contrary to popular belief, Zydrunas Ilgauskas was not on that plane.
Neither were Cavs General Manager David Griffin nor owner Dan Gilbert.
Griffin was in Cleveland on Sunday, Gilbert was at home in Detroit and Ilgauskas never boarded the private jet that flew from Detroit to South Florida, several sources with knowledge of the situation have confirmed to the Beacon Journal.
One source with knowledge of Gilbert’s inner workings said the Cavs owner, who has a hand in more than 70 companies, has regular business in South Florida.To read more or comment...
Spencer Hawes agreed to a four-year, $23 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, Yahoo Sports reported Thursday. It represents a slight pay cut from the $6.6 million he earned last season with the Cavaliers and Philadelphia 76ers.
Hawes joined the Cavs at the trade deadline last season in exchange for a pair of second-round picks. He averaged 13.5 points and 7.7 rebounds in 27 games with the Cavs while making 45 percent of his 3-point attempts.
Hawes entered free agency with a preference to return to the West Coast and he got his wish, joining a Clippers team that won their division and advanced to the Western Conference semifinals last season.
Hawes’ departure leaves a hole in the middle for the Cavs, who still have Anderson Varejao and Tyler Zeller under contract. Varejao’s $9.7 million deal for next season is only partially guaranteed, however.To read more or comment...
Gordon Hayward is in town Wednesday visiting with the Cavaliers, a league source confirmed. Yahoo Sports first reported Hayward was meeting with team officials.
Hayward is a restricted free agent with the Utah Jazz. The Cavs have been targeting him for months, but know it will take a monster offer to pry him away from the Jazz, and it might still not be enough. The Jazz have insisted they will match any offer Hayward receives.
ESPN reported the Cavs are preparing what could be a max offer sheet for Hayward, who averaged career highs of 16.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 5.2 assists in what was his fourth season in the league. Hayward and the Jazz were unable to agree on a contract extension last summer after he was selected ninth overall in the 2010 draft.To read more or comment...
After months of speculation and wild rumors, the Cavs and Kyrie Irving took less than two hours to agree to a contract extension.
Irving will sign a five-year extension with the Cavaliers, owner Dan Gilbert tweeted out early Tuesday morning. Gilbert and Irving shook on the deal, which can’t become official until the league’s moratorium ends on July 10. A league source confirmed it will be a max contract worth about $90 million.
“I’m here for the long haul Cleveland!!!! And I’m ecstatic!!” Irving wrote on his twitter account shortly after the news broke. “Super excited and blessed to be here and apart of something special.”
Rumors have swirled for more than a year that Irving wouldn’t re-sign with the Cavs, but that was squashed quickly. The Cavs’ contingent, including Gilbert, General Manager David Griffin and coach David Blatt, flew to meet with Irving the moment extension talks could begin. They had the deal completed in less than two hours.To read more or comment...