INDEPENDENCE: For those looking for a glimmer of hope regarding Tristan Thompson's contract stalemate, perhaps LeBron James provided it Monday.
“I’m very optimistic something will get done on both sides long term,” said James, who is calculated and measured with everything he says. James, of course, shares an agent with Thompson in Rich Paul.
“I love Tristan, I think we all love Tristan, we know what he’s capable of doing for our team and he’s a huge piece to the puzzle, to our success,” James said. “Not having him here today, not having him here possibly tomorrow or however long it is, it’s going to be a missing piece. But I believe that the organization and Tristan, they’re going to get something done because we all know how important he is to our success.”To read more or comment...
Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving said he has been running for the last three weeks, but is not allowed to participate in two-a-days after suffering a fractured kneecap in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.
The Cavs, who lost to the Warriors 4-2, open practice Tuesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts and start the season Oct. 27 in Chicago. Irving underwent surgery on June 6.
"Because of the state of my knee, we don't want it to flare up or have any setbacks," Irving said. "It's about getting better and not missing one day. If that means going seven days a week ... that's what I've been doing for the last month and a half is trying not to miss any time, but we have to be smart about it."
Irving said Monday during Cavs Media Day at Cleveland Clinic Courts that there is no set timetable for his return.To read more or comment...
The day before the Cavs' first practice of the 2015-16 season, LeBron James said he could have used another couple months off.
The four-time NBA MVP made that even worse by going through three-a-day workouts five days a week during the month of September. He said he didn't do "anything as crazy as he did last summer" in terms of his diet.
While he acknowledged "it gets worse and worse every year" dealing with what was his fourth loss in six NBA Finals appearances, this time with the Cavs falling 4-2 to the Golden State Warriors, James seemed confident he and second-year coach David Blatt will better manage his minutes this season.
The Cavs open at Chicago against the Bulls on Oct. 27.To read more or comment...
Cavaliers single game tickets to all 41 home games for this season will go on sale at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at cavs.com/tickets. Fans, however, can subscribe to the team’s free e-newsletter at www.cavs.com/insider to get access to tickets beginning at 10 a.m. on Sept. 30.
There is a six-ticket limit per transaction, per game, although there is no limit to the number of games fans can purchase.
The Cavs eliminated the monthly lottery they used to distribute tickets last season, meaning fans can now purchase tickets to all games at once. There will be over 50,000 individual game tickets available spread over the 41 regular season home games.
The Cavs open the home portion of the schedule on Oct. 30 against the Miami Heat. There will be two bobblehead giveaways this season – Iman Shumpert on Feb. 18 and J.R. Smith on March 23. A Mo Williams Fathead decal giveaway is scheduled for Jan. 2 and Kevin Love mini basketball night is March 31.To read more or comment...