CLEVELAND: The night began with a confetti toss and ended in bitter disappointment. In between, the cautions of the players and coach David Blatt throughout the preseason of how long it will take the Cavs to figure things out rang true.
CHICAGO: Two years ago this day seemed nearly impossible. Even a year ago at this time, any type of extension for Anderson Varejao seemed far-fetched. Ever since the Cavs’ rebuilding plan started four years ago, Varejao’s name was a constant in trade rumors.
CLEVELAND: Anderson Varejao and the Cavaliers are closing in on a three-year extension worth about $30 million, a league source with knowledge of the talks confirmed to the Beacon Journal. The deal should be announced within the next few days.
CLEVELAND: Four years after the nasty breakup, after the insults and hurt feelings on both sides, Dan Gilbert and LeBron James were reunited inside Quicken Loans Arena preparing for Thursday’s memorable season opener.