Lauri Markkanen headed to Cleveland in three-way swap

The Lauri Markkanen saga has finally come to an end. In a three-team trade between the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers, the Bulls sent the fourth year power forward to the Cavaliers in a sign-and-trade. The Markkanen deal is four years, $67 million. The Blazers will receive forward Larry Nance Jr and the Bulls will get wing Derrick Jones Jr and a lottery protected first round pick from the Blazers and a 2023 second round pick from the Cavs. The picks could be crucial for the Bulls…

Read More

Cavaliers send JaVale McGee to Nuggets for Isaiah Hartenstein and picks

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Cleveland Cavaliers are wrapping up a deal that would send center JaVale McGee to the Denver Nuggets. Shortly after this initial tweet, more details surrounding the trade emerged: For McGee this will be a return to the Mile-High City. He was traded there in 2011-12 and spent the next three seasons before being traded to the Sixers during the 2014-15 season. This season McGee is averaging 8.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per contests.

Read More

Cleveland Cavaliers trade Kevin Porter Jr to Houston Rockets

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded former first round draft pick to the Houston Rockets, according to reporting from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. The Cavaliers actually moved up , sending the Pistons a package of Utah’s 2020 second round pick, Portland’s 2021 and 2023 second round picks, Miami’s 2024 second round pick (protected) and cash considerations in order to be able to take Porter with 30th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. Reportedly, instances of negative interactions with the coaching staff during his season…

Read More

Kevin Love out 3-4 weeks with calf strain

From nba.com: The Cleveland Cavaliers’ quick start to 2020-21 will have to move ahead for a few weeks without Kevin Love. The Cavs announced Tuesday that Love reaggravated a right calf strain the second quarter of Sunday’s home game against the Philadelphia 76ers. He did not return to the game after reaggravating a right calf strain, which was confirmed by an MRI at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health on Monday. Per the team, Love will be out at least three to four weeks. Love, in his seventh season with the Cavs,…

Read More

Tristan Thompson out v Chicago Bulls

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson will miss the team’s Tuesday night game against the Chicago Bulls due to an eye injury. At this point the team has not laid out a timetable for Thompson’s return. He will not be the only Cavalier to miss the Bulls game; The Athletic’s Kelsey Russo reports that Darius Garland Jr., Kevin Porter Jr and Dante Exum are all going to be out with a variety of injuries.

Read More

Kevin Love out against Heat with Achilles sorness

Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love will miss the team’s Saturday night game against the Miami Heat due to soreness in Achilles’ tendon. The former All-Star was the last piece of the “big three”( a move that if not strongly influenced by was certainly green lit by the Lebron James brain trust) to be put alongside Kyrie Irving and Lebron James when James has his second run with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Unfortunately for Love , he did not possess the foresight of his All-Star his running mate Kyrie Irving and…

Read More

Kevin Love out versus Minnesota Timberwolves

Seemingly disgruntled Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love is going to sit out the Cavs’ Sunday night game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, Love is sitting out the game due to it being the second of a back-to-back. Love seemingly has become less reserved about expressing his displeasure at his tenure with the Cavaliers, who mystifyingly re-signed him to 4 year, $120 million (which I don’t blame him for taking because no other team was going to pay him that much) in the…

Read More

Cavaliers waive JR Smith

JR Smith and the Cleveland Cavaliers are no more. The team, unable to find a trade, decided to waive the colorful guard, according to The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania. The move comes as little surprise. The ballclub had been shopping Smith since the early part of the season and in fact shut him down November 19. Smith only appeared in a paltry 11 games this season. Smith’s contract was a unique one, as explained by Evan Dammarell of Forbes: Smith’s arrangement with Cleveland was unique, where a team could…

Read More

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert hospitalized for stroke symptoms

According to the Detroit News’ Nolan Finley and Kim Kozlowski, Cleveland Cavaliers team owner Dan Gilbert was hospitalized today after experiencing the symptoms of a stroke. Per the National Stroke Association, a stroke occurs “when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost.” A statement issued to the News by Quicken Loans,…

Read More

Michigan’s John Beilein signs 5-year deal to become Cavaliers Head Coach

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Michigan’s head basketball coach John Beilein have agreed on a five-year deal for him to assume the franchise’s head coach vacancy. Beilein has been the Wolverines’ head coach since 2007. In his time he compiled a 278-150 record, including nine trips to the NCAA tournament and two appearances in the title game. Beilein had the following to say in a team release: “I want to thank the University of Michigan for what has been a truly special home and remarkable place…

Read More