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Three at 3: Struggling Nuggets Could Be in Trouble Against Rockets

Source | 21 hrs ago.

When the Hornets hosted the Cavaliers on Nov. 3, Charlotte came away with a 126-94 victory as a 10-point home favorite. The Hornets shot 56.5% from the field in that game, carving up a Cleveland defense that is last in the league in defensive efficiency rating. Seven Charlotte players scored in double figures in that one, with the new-and-improved Kemba Walker only adding 18 points.

Warriors drop Hawks as Green serves suspension

Source | 1 day ago.

The Golden State Warriors took down the Atlanta Hawks 110-103 behind 29 points from Kevin Durant and 24 from Klay Thompson on Tuesday. Stephen Curry (groin) missed his third straight game and Draymond Green was kept off the floor as he was suspended for one game for "conduct detrimental to the team". Green got into an altercation with Durant on the court during Monday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers and Warriors brass believed he went too far, so they suspended him.

Irving praises Celtics' resiliency in stunning comeback

Source | 5 days ago.

Kyrie Irving lauded the Boston Celtics' desire after leading the team to a sensational fightback and an overtime win at the Phoenix Suns. The Celtics were 20 points down on the road at halftime before surging back and eventually triumphing 116-109, with Irving scoring a season-high 39. The former Cleveland Cavaliers star acknowledged that tough spells are part and parcel of life in the NBA, but he was pleased with Boston's reaction.

Cavs' painful season worsening as Osman joins injury list

Source | 5 days ago.

Cleveland, which already has the worst record in the NBA at 1-10, will be without yet another starter on Saturday night in Chicago after forward Cedi Osman was ruled out with back spasms. Throw in a coaching change, some off-court drama and this Cleveland season is sinking fast. Osman was forced to leave Wednesday's loss to Oklahoma City in the first quarter, and the Cavs were hoping rest would allow him to face the Bulls.

Cavs sign Drew to new coaching contract for rest of season

Source | 7 days ago.

Larry Drew's awkward impasse with the Cleveland Cavaliers is over. The Cavs relented to Drew's requests by restructuring his contract and signing him to be their coach for the remainder of this season — and perhaps beyond. Drew and his agent, Andy Miller, had been negotiating since the Cavs' top assistant asked for security and guarantees if he was going to become the rebuilding team's interim coach and replace Tyronn Lue, who was fired on Oct. 28 following a 0-6 start.

Nets’ Jared Dudley calls out Cavaliers veterans for Collin Sexton comments

Source | 8 days ago.

Cavaliers veterans have criticized rookie teammate Collin Sexton enough that it filtered into a recent report. Nets forward Dudley: Huh??? Man he’s a rookie and we’re 8 games in! Veterans are suppose to teach him and watch film not give your

J.R. Smith endorses Trae Young, who isn’t Collin Sexton and doesn’t play for Cavaliers, for Rookie of the Year

Source | 8 days ago.

Cavaliers veterans reportedly aren’t impressed with rookie teammate Collin Sexton‘s grasp of NBA basketball. Cleveland offered J.R. Smith a chance to leave the team, clearly holding some concern about his influence while out of the rotation. The Mavericks’ Luka Doncic and Suns’ Deandre Ayton are frontrunners for Rookie of the Year.

Report: Cavaliers, Larry Drew agree to deal with guaranteed money beyond this season

Source | 8 days ago.

Larry Drew has reportedly agreed to coach the Cavaliers through the end of the season with a partial guarantee for next season. The Cleveland Cavaliers and interim head coach Larry Drew have agreed to a new deal with guaranteed money through the rest of this season. Larry Drew and Cavaliers have agreed on a deal for rest of season and partial guarantee for next season, league sources tell ESPN.

Thunder G Westbrook to miss game with sprained ankle

Source | 8 days ago.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will miss Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers because of a sprained left ankle. A Thunder spokesman said Tuesday the team wants to see how the ankle responds to treatment

Cavaliers vets reportedly say rookie Collin Sexton doesn’t ‘know how to play’

Source | 10 days ago.

It was never going to be an easy year for the Cleveland Cavaliers. JR Smith wants to be traded, Kevin Love has already undergone surgery, and reports this week are that Kyle Korver requested a trade back in the summer because he did not feel he was a part of the Cavaliers’ dysfunction. On Sunday, a report from The Athletic said that Cavaliers veterans are not exactly high on the No. 8 overall pick from June’s draft, Collin Sexton.

Report: Cavaliers welched on handshake deal to trade Kyle Korver if LeBron left

Source | 10 days ago.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are a sad, dysfunctional mess. Reportedly, the front office is going back on handshake deals with players, the locker room is divided, no one knows their role, and acting (or maybe just regular) head coach Larry Drew doesn’t seem to be doing much about any of it — which is fine, because the players don’t seem inclined to listen to him anyway. Cavaliers veterans don’t seem too happy lately, and Kyle Korver is one of them.

Report: Kyle Korver asked to be traded in summer, that he wasn’t part of Cavaliers dysfunction

Source | 10 days ago.

Phoenix has the worst point differential as they lean heavily on their young stars, and Orlando is scoring less than a point per possession in a league where offenses are exploding, but don’t forget the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are right in the middle of that mix with the worst defense in the NBA. There’s a lot of competition early for the “most dysfunctional franchise in the NBA” title, with the Washington Wizards doing everything they can to run away with that “honor,” but the latest piece by Joe Varden at the Athletic makes the case the Cavaliers should be right in the middle of that mix, too. The interesting news out of the piece was Kyle Korver having a handshake agreement to be traded if LeBron James left, but the Cavaliers saying no. Which is symbolic of the dysfunction and failure to set one clear path by the organization.

Drew struggling to find right combination for Cavs

Source | 11 days ago.

Larry Drew is frantically searching for the right combinations that will help turn the Cleveland Cavaliers' wretched form around after eight defeats in nine games. Saturday's 126-94 loss at the hands of the Charlotte Hornets leaves them 1-8 and bottom of the Eastern Conference – quite the change from previous years. Inspired by LeBron James, the Cavs reached the last four NBA Finals, where they won one but lost the other three, all against the Golden State Warriors.

Adam Silver: J.R. Smith won’t get fined for trade desire, per Cavaliers’ feedback

Source | 11 days ago.

Asked by a reporter whether he wanted to be traded, Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith said yes. “It’s a last resort to be sanctioning or disciplining a player,” Silver said to a small group of reporters following the on-stage reveal.

Cavaliers look to extend dominance of Hornets

Source | 11 days ago.

The Charlotte Hornets won't have to deal with their longtime nemesis, LeBron James, when the Cleveland Cavaliers come to town Saturday night. Led by James, the Cavaliers swept the three-game season series from the Hornets last year, winning twice in Charlotte. Cleveland has won nine straight against Charlotte and went 13-1 against the Hornets in the four seasons after James returned from Miami.

Cavaliers star Kevin Love undergoes foot surgery and will miss at least six weeks

Source | 12 days ago.

The bad news keeps coming for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as All-Star forward Kevin Love underwent surgery on his ailing left foot and will be reevaluated in six weeks, the team announced on Friday. ESPN reported on Monday that the Cavs were preparing for Love’s prolonged absence, suggesting a month’s rest may heal the nagging left toe injury that has forced him to sit out the last four games. Over the past week, the Cavaliers fired coach Tyronn Lue, only to have his replacement deny accepting the interim job, and guard J.R. Smith publicly acknowledged his desire to be traded.

Former assistant coach Jim Boylan sues Cavaliers for age discrimination

Source | 12 days ago.

Former Cavaliers assistant coach Jim Boylan is suing the organization for age discrimination. For the first time since LeBron James left town for the Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland had reason to celebrate basketball again, as the Cavaliers landed the 2022 NBA All-Star Game. As with most things having to do with the Cavs, save for that magical 2016 championship run, the celebration was fleeting.

Cleveland to Host 2022 NBA All-Star Game

Source | 12 days ago.

The NBA and Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Thursday that Quicken Loans Arena will host the 2022 NBA All-Star Game. The 71st NBA All-Star Game will take place at the Cavaliers' home arena on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. The Cavaliers previously hosted NBA All-Star Game in 1997 and in 1981.

J.R. Smith wants the Cavs to trade him, but won't be fined for saying it

Source | 13 days ago.

J.R. Smith wants the Cleveland Cavaliers to trade him. And the world didn’t find out about that from the Cavaliers front office or from an anonymous source. The words came from Smith’s mouth. The words came from his mouth on Thursday morning, when a less

Report: J.R. Smith considered leaving Cavaliers after they again pulled him from rotation

Source | 13 days ago.

The Cavaliers played J.R. Smith then told him they were benching him to go young then sat him for one game then put him back in the rotation then fired Tyronn Lue then promoted Larry Drew then sat Smith again. For the second time this season, Smith was informed he would be removed from the rotation and not receive guaranteed playing time, sources said. Smith was upset by the news and considered taking some time away from the team, sources said.

Cavs' All-Star Love to miss 'weeks' with painful toe injury

Source | 14 days ago.

Kevin Love doesn't know when he'll be able to help the struggling Cavaliers. The 30-year-old had an MRI and visited Dr. Martin O'Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Love missed his third straight game Tuesday as Cleveland hosted the Atlanta Hawks.

Report: Cleveland to host NBA All-Star Game

Source | 14 days ago.

Cavaliers CEO Len Komoroski said Cleveland had been promised an NBA All-Star game if it upgraded its arena, but the league also told the Cavs that Cleveland wouldn’t host in 2020 or 2021 unless renovations began by Sept. 15, 2017. Construction didn’t begin until February, and the NBA awarded the 2020 (Chicago) and 2021 (Indianapolis) events to other cities. Multiple sources have told Crain’s that the NBA and the Cleveland Cavaliers soon will announce that Quicken Loans Arena will host an NBA All-Star Game.

Report: Cavaliers testing trade market for Kyle Korver again

Source | 14 days ago.

Last summer, after LeBron James bolted town (again), teams started calling the Cavaliers about their other veterans. Cleveland had some talks with teams, but ultimately decided the offers weren’t good enough and it would keep Korver, who along with the $120 million man Kevin Love would be part of a Cavaliers team that would somehow both develop young players while pushing for the playoffs. After a 0-6 start to the season (now 1-6) and firing coach Tyronn Lue, the Cavaliers have decided to revisit Korver trade talks, reports Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

Cavaliers host Hawks in Drew's 2018 debut

Source | 14 days ago.

Nine days ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers stumbled through an ugly loss to the Atlanta Hawks in their home opener. It turned out to be the beginning of the end for former coach Tyronn Lue. Three more losses followed and by Sunday afternoon Lue was shown the door when GM Koby Altman replaced him with Larry Drew.

Kevin Love could miss serious time, and the Cavaliers appear to be tanking already

Source | 15 days ago.

Kevin Love’s Cleveland Cavaliers could be looking up at an awful lot of teams in the standings. A day after the Cleveland Cavaliers parted ways with the coach who led the franchise to its only NBA championship, they will likely lose the best player remaining from that title team for a month or more. Five-time All-Star forward Kevin Love, who signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension over the summer, could miss significant time in order to rest the nagging toe injury that cost him all but one game in the preseason and the last two games of the regular season, according to multiple reports.