The new-look Cavaliers will open the preseason Oct. 5 against coach David Blatt’s former team, Maccabi Tel Aviv, before departing for a highly anticipated reunion between LeBron James and the Miami Heat in Brazil.
The Cavs will play five of their seven preseason games in the state of Ohio, including stops in Cincinnati and Columbus, in the schedule released Friday. They will play seven preseason games and conclude the preseason Oct. 22 at the Memphis Grizzlies.
Sun., Oct. 5 vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv (Quicken Loans Arena), 6 p.m.
Sat., Oct.11 vs. Miami Heat (HSBC Arena, Rio), TBA
Tue., Oct. 14 vs. Milwaukee Bucks (Quicken Loans Arena), 7 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 15 vs. Indiana Pacers (Cincinnati), 7 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 17 vs. Dallas Mavericks (Quicken Loans Arena), 7:30 p.m.
Mon., Oct. 20 vs. Chicago Bulls (Columbus), 7 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 22 at Memphis Grizzlies, 8 p.m.