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Daniel Gibson charged with second-degree battery

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 29, 2013

Daniel Gibson is facing a second-degree battery charge following an altercation earlier this month in New Orleans, a New Orleans police spokesperson confirmed to the Beacon Journal. Gibson turned himself into police around 9:30 a.m. CDT on Monday and was out on bond about two hours later.

The Cavs are aware of the incident, but are continuing to gather information and have no comment. Gibson is a free agent and wasn't expected to return, even before the incident, after spending his first seven years here. 

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Video: Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters at USA Basketball minicamp

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 24, 2013

LAS VEGAS: Kyrie Irving (No. 23) and Dion Waiters (No. 51) compete in an intrasquad scrimmage during a USA Basketball minicamp.

 

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Video: Dion Waiters at USA Basketball minicamp

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 24, 2013

LAS VEGAS: The Cavs' Dion Waiters (No. 51) makes a baseline jumper during an intrasquad scrimmage.

 

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Mike Brown hints that Anderson Varejao could start at power forward

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 19, 2013
Varejao

LAS VEGAS: It has widely been assumed that Andrew Bynum's insertion into the starting lineup would push Anderson Varejao into a reserve role, but coach Mike Brown isn't so sure.

Brown hasn't ruled out the possibility of starting Varejao alongside Bynum, which would push Tristan Thompson into a reserve role. But Brown didn't want to delve too far into hypotheticals on Friday.

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Tyler Zeller will miss rest of summer league with finger injury

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 19, 2013

Tyler Zeller received two stitches on the tip of his left ring finger and will not play in anymore summer league games. The injury, however, won't affect his status for next week's USA Basketball minicamp.

Zeller injured the finger going up to try and block a dunk in Thursday's victory over the San Antonio Spurs. He said he could play with it now, but the plan already was for him to sit the last couple of summer league games. The Cavs (3-1) face the Miami Heat at 4 p.m. EDT on Saturday in a summer league quarterfinals game.

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Dion Waiters' role will be simplified this year, Mike Brown sees him strictly as a shooting guard

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 19, 2013
Waiters drive

Dion Waiters' role will be simplified this season under Mike Brown. He's the shooting guard, period. And the second word in that position is much more important to Brown than the first. 

"I’m viewing him strictly as a 2-guard," Brown said.

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Video: Mike Brown talks about Andrew Bynum

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 19, 2013

Marla Ridenour: New Cavs center Andrew Bynum says all right things, unless you're a Laker

By Marla Ridenour Published: July 19, 2013
Bynum Grant jersey

Cavs center Andrew Bynum said all the right things at his introductory press conference Friday at Cleveland Clinic Courts.

But what was most impressive from the 7-foot former Los Angeles Lakers center was his imposing physical presence, even as he wore a golf shirt and dark slacks.

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Andrew Bynum expects to play a full season, calls Cavs a playoff team; Jones and Quinn released

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 19, 2013
Bynum presser

Andrew Bynum believes he can play a full season for the Cavaliers despite missing all of last year with two bad knees. Bynum, introduced today at Cleveland Clinic Courts, said the year off has helped both his knees and his mindset. 

"I want to play a full season," he said. "There is no doubt in my mind that I can do that. I'm going to be ready. That's the plan."

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Waiters leads Cavs to quarterfinals with 27 points in summer league victory over Spurs

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 18, 2013

LAS VEGAS: All those hours standing on the baseline are apparently starting to pay off for Dion Waiters. Coach Mike Brown was so excited about Waiters’ defensive effort in Thursday’s 72-66 summer league victory over the San Antonio Spurs that he interrupted Waiters’ post-game live shot with NBA TV to give him a hug.

In his finest performance in four summer league games, Waiters had 27 points and six rebounds to lead the Cavaliers into the quarterfinals at 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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Cavs to introduce Andrew Bynum on Friday morning

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 18, 2013

LAS VEGAS: Nine days after Andrew Bynum announced he would play for the Cavaliers, the team is finally ready to make it official. Bynum will be introduced at a Friday morning news conference after signing a two-year deal potentially worth $24 million.

The lapse in time between Bynum’s decision last week and Friday’s official announcement was for a variety of reasons, particularly the language that had to be written into the contract to protect the team and Wednesday’s 5 p.m. amnesty waiver claim deadline. By dragging out the Bynum contract, the team left itself with cap space to potentially make a claim on a player who was waived under the league’s amnesty provision.

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Addressing Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving and Twitter rumors

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 18, 2013
kyrie dribble

I do my best to avoid Twitterdrama at all costs. If I went around trying to debunk/verify every crazy rumor involving the Cavs that ever popped up on Twitter, I'd never see my kids (and I don't see them enough as it is). 

But Kyrie Irving's Twitter response this morning to a New York-based rumor that he wants out of Cleveland has forced me to address it. 

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Cavaliers add Scoop Jardine to summer league roster

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 18, 2013

Former Syracuse star Scoop Jardine has been added to the Cavaliers' summer league roster and will be available for today's 4 p.m. EDT game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Jardine spent the last two days working out with the Cavs. He is a former college teammate of Dion Waiters. 

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Cavaliers coach Mike Brown says Anthony Bennett is a power forward

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 17, 2013

LAS VEGAS: Top overall pick Anthony Bennett will primarily play power forward this season, coach Mike Brown said Wednesday. The experiment of whether Bennett can handle the small forward role won’t come until later.

“He’s a power forward who I think maybe one day can play small forward,” Brown said. “He won’t play small forward for awhile. They are two different positions for us. He will strictly be a power forward. He may be a power forward this whole year. I have no plans right now to use him this year at the small forward position.”

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Cavs considering making claim on Mike Miller

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 17, 2013
Miller

LAS VEGAS: The Cavaliers have internally discussed the possibility of making an amnesty waiver claim on Mike Miller, as Yahoo! Sports reported today, but no decision has been made yet, a league source with knowledge of the discussions confirmed. The deadline to make a claim is 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday.

Miller, waived by the Miami Heat under the league’s amnesty provision, fills the one area the Cavs sorely need, which is another shooter. But he has chronic back problems and is often injured. He has appeared in 193 of a possible 312 games over the last four regular seasons (62 percent) and he is due $6.6 million in 2014-15.

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Hornets 66, Cavaliers 62: Cavs fall to Hornets in summer league

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 15, 2013

Tyler Zeller had 15 points and 12 rebounds, but the Cavaliers suffered their first loss of the summer league season, 66-62 to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.

Dion Waiters had 16 points, but shot just 5 of 16 and committed five turnovers for the Cavs, who fall to 2-1 after the preliminary round of three games. Zeller is averaging 13.7 points and 9.3 rebounds this summer.

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Cavs introduce Clark, Jack; Bynum expected next week

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 12, 2013

Jarrett Jack has been through this before. When he joined Golden State prior to last season, the Warriors were coming off a 23-win season. Expectations were much higher, but no one saw them advancing to the Western Conference semifinals.

Now Jack is part of a similarly young Cavaliers team that won only 24 games last season and is expected to fill the identical role he held with the Warriors.

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Agent: Bynum's knees are fine, expectation is to be an All-Star this season

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 11, 2013
Bynum Lakers

Andrew Bynum expects to be an All-Star this season and his agent doesn’t expect his knees to be a further hindrance, David Lee told the Akron Beacon Journal on Thursday.

“His expectation is to be nothing less than an All-Star next year,” Lee said. “Now I don’t know if anybody wants to say that out loud because there’s always a hesitancy to put pressure on himself. But in his mind, absolutely. He doesn’t see any reason why not.”

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Andrew Bynum chooses Cavaliers in free agency

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 10, 2013
Bynum laughing

On the three-year anniversary of The Decision, the Cavaliers welcomed Andrew Bynum to Cleveland Clinic Courts on Monday and showed him around. They looked at his knees, talked about his past and his future before finally presenting him with an offer he couldn’t refuse.

It just took him a few days to agree.

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Bynum's agent: No decision coming tonight

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 9, 2013

The Cavaliers were pushing Andrew Bynum for a quick response to their two-year offer, but they may have to wait on him longer than expected.

After visiting the Cavaliers’ facility on Monday, Bynum visited with the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday and will meet with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, his agent, David Lee, told the Akron Beacon Journal. While reports surfaced early Tuesday morning that Bynum could make a decision by the end of the day, Lee said there is no timetable and was vague when asked if it will be made this week.

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Waiters, Zeller highlight Cavs' summer league roster

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 9, 2013

Dion Waiters and Tyler Zeller highlight the Cavaliers' 11-member summer league team that will participate in Las Vegas beginning next week. Kevin Jones and Chris Quinn, roster holdovers from last season who begin this year on non-guaranteed contracts, are also on the roster.

The two first-round picks from this year, Anthony Bennett and Sergey Karasev, will not play this summer, but second-round pick Carrick Felix is on the summer league team. Bennett is still recovering from shoulder surgery and Karasev is playing with his Russian team.

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Report: Andrew Bynum's decision expected today

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 9, 2013

Andrew Bynum is expected to make his decision sometime today, according to a report this morning by CBS Sports. 

Bynum is meeting with the Atlanta Hawks today, according to the report, and his decision will come after that. It's unclear yet where that leaves the Dallas Mavericks, widely assumed to be the Cavs' stiffest competition for the 7-foot former All-Star. 

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Source: Cavs make Bynum two-year offer, push for fast answer

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 8, 2013
Bynum laughing

The Cavaliers look at this as an opportunity to add a 25-year-old former All-Star to their roster. Now they’re moving quickly to ensure it happens.

The Cavaliers presented free agent center Andrew Bynum a two-year contract Monday night, including a team option in the second year. Yahoo Sports reported the total pact is worth $24 million, a hefty amount for a player who missed all of last season with problems in both knees.

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With signing of Jarrett Jack, Cavaliers roster beginning to take shape

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 6, 2013
Jack celebrates

The signing of free agent guard Jarrett Jack went a long way in clearing up some questions about the Cavaliers' roster (so long, Shaun Livingston and Wayne Ellington). With the start of training camp still three months away, the framework of the 15-man roster is taking shape.

Barring a trade, the Cavaliers likely have 12 or 13 players under contract who will be on the team when the season begins. Of course, the Cavs are still in the market for a big man through either trade or free agency, and a few players (C.J. Miles and Kevin Jones specifically) have non-guaranteed contracts, so all of this is subject to change. 

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Cavs agree to four-year deal with free agent guard Jarrett Jack

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 6, 2013
Jack, Jarret

The Cavaliers agreed in principle to a four-year, $25 million contract with free agent guard Jarrett Jack, a league source confirmed on Saturday. The fourth year of the contract is a team option.

Jack averaged 12.9 points and 5.6 assists primarily in a backup role, but was a big part of the Golden State Warriors' surprise run to the Western Conference semifinals. He excelled in a three-guard rotation with Curry and Klay Thompson and is expected to fill a similar role on the Cavs as a backup to both Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters.

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Cavs sign free agent Earl Clark to two-year deal

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 4, 2013

The Cavaliers signed free agent forward Earl Clark to a two-year deal worth $9 million, a league source confirmed. The second season of the contract is a team option.

With Tristan Thompson and top overall pick Anthony Bennett available to play power forward, the Cavs view Clark as a small forward who will likely contend for the starting spot when camp opens in October. 

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Greg Oden's camp quiet at start of free agency

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 1, 2013

The Cavaliers did not reach out to free agent Greg Oden during the first few hours of free agency, a source with knowlege of the situation said, despite numerous reports the team remains interested in the oft-injured center.

Oden is expected to attract many suitors, including the Cavaliers and defending-champion Miami Heat, but there was little movement during the first few hours of free agency. Interest in Oden is expected to heat up after the top players come off the market. 

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Report: Clark to visit Cavs on Tuesday

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 1, 2013

The Cavaliers will visit with free agent forward Earl Clark on Tuesday, according to a Sporting News report. Clark's agent, Kevin Bradbury, retweeted the report on his official Twitter account.

Clark, 25, is a 6-foot-10, 225-pound unrestricted free agent who averaged 7.3 points and 5.5 rebounds in 59 games (36 starts) last season with the Los Angeles Lakers. He has played for three teams in four seasons and was originally a first-round pick of the Phoenix Suns in 2009. Clark made $1.2 million last season. 

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Cavs to play preseason game at Canton Civic Center

By Jason Lloyd Published: July 1, 2013

The Cavaliers will host the Charlotte Bobcats at 7 p.m. on October 15 at the Canton Civic Center, the second consecutive year the team will play a preseason game at the home of the Development League's Canton Charge. 

"We were thrilled with the fan reception and atmosphere during last year's preseason game in Canton and are really looking forward to bringing the Cavaliers back to play in front of the Stark County community who have embraced us and the Charge so enthusiastically," Cavaliers executive vice president and chief operating officer Kerry Bubolz said.

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