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Cavs extend Alonzo Gee qualifying offer, making him restricted free agent

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 29, 2012
Gee, Alonzo

The Cavaliers extended a qualifying offer to Alonzo Gee on Friday, making him a restricted free agent, a league source confirmed.

The move was widely expected after Gee set career highs with 10.6 points and 5.1 rebounds this season. Cavs general manager Chris Grant has made it clear re-signing Gee is a priority this summer following his breakout season.

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Jason Lloyd's draft thoughts: Give Waiters a chance

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 29, 2012
Waiters, Zellers

Dion Waiters was a surprise because for weeks, Cavs fans had only heard about Bradley Beal, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Harrison Barnes. One of the three, it was widely assumed, would be a Cavalier by now.

That doesn't mean the selection of Dion Waiters as the fourth overall pick is a bad idea. 

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Cavs trade up, select Tyler Zeller at No. 17

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 28, 2012
Zeller, Tyler

INDEPENDENCE: Cleveland has a new Z.

The Cavaliers traded up from No. 24 to select North Carolina senior center Tyler Zeller with the 17th pick in Thursday's draft. 

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Cavs select Dion Waiters fourth overall in NBA Draft

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 28, 2012
Waiters, Dion

INDEPENDENCE: Dion Waiters is Kyrie Irving's new running mate, much to the surprise of many in the NBA.

The Cavaliers selected Waiters, the shooting guard out of Syracuse, fourth overall after the Charlotte Bobcats threw out the first surprise in selecting Michael Kidd-Gilchrist second. 

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Sessions opting out of contract, will become free agent

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 19, 2012
Sessions, Ramon

Ramon Sessions will not exercise his player option for next season and will instead become a free agent, according to his agent. It's part of the reason why the Cavaliers had to trade him at the deadline and why that deal is looking better by the minute.

Sessions' agent, Jared Karnes, wrote on his Twitter account today that Sessions will not exercise his $4.5 million option for next season. He is looking for a more lucrative, long-term contract. The Cavaliers knew this was the likely resut when they shopped him.

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Cavs summer league schedule released

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 14, 2012

The Cavs' schedule of summer league games held in Las Vegas was released today by the NBA. Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson and whomever the Cavaliers select in this month's draft are all expected to participate. 

Sunday, July 15

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Sullinger meets with Cavs at NBA combine

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 8, 2012
Sullinger, Jared

CHICAGO: Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger spent part of his evening on Thursday meeting with Cavaliers executives. Sullinger said he didn't have his workout schedule and wasn't sure when, or if, he would work out privately for the Cavaliers.

Sullinger has clearly grown weary of all the criticisms of his game, which range from his lack of size to his inability to jump high to his weight and his overall game.

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NBA Combine measurements

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 8, 2012

News, notes and observations from NBA combine

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 7, 2012

 With guys like Andre Drummond, Thomas Robinson, Fab Melo and Meyers Leonard yet to meet with reporters, here's a quick update from Chicago:

* Baylor's Perry Jones said he met Wednesday with the Cavs' contingent, but doesn't have a workout scheduled with them yet. Jones admitted he is spending this week dispelling the notion he doesn't have a high motor and isn't passionate about the game.

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Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor worked out for Cavs, confident he can play either guard spot

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 7, 2012
Taylor, Tyshawn

CHICAGO: Kansas point guard Tyshawn Taylor worked out for the Cavaliers about two weeks ago. While Kyrie Irving is entrenched as the starter, the Cavs could still be in the market for a backup.

Besides, Taylor is confident he can play either guard spot.

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Media portion of NBA combine begins Thursday morning

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 7, 2012

Here is the complete list of participants at this year's NBA combine. Media interviews are scheduled for today and tomorrow. Just checked into the Chicago Marriott and already bumped into Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor, Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro and Jeff Wechsler, agent for Kyrie Irving and Harrison Barnes, on my way inside.

Stay close to the Cavs blog at www.ohio.com/cavs for updates throughout the day.

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Bobcats favored to take Thomas Robinson

By Jason Lloyd Published: June 1, 2012
Robinson, Thomas

The Cavaliers' pick at No. 4 is obviously predicated on who goes above them. With the Hornets expected to take Anthony Davis No. 1, the online sports betting house Bovada has made Kansas forward Thomas Robinson the favorite to go No. 2 to the Charlotte Bobcats.

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