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CAVALIERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

LeBron James: ‘I have the right to call plays’

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James acknowledged Wednesday that he has the “freedom” to call plays on offense, and Kyrie Irving does as well. “Well, we have a package,” James said, via ESPN.com. “If I see something, I have the right to call plays. Kyrie does as well. We kind of do that play calling. Coach Blatt does the play calling obviously...
Via Sports-Glory
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith joins local pipefitters union

Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith made history Tuesday when he joined Cleveland-area Pipefitters Local Union No. 120. The union, founded in 1898, is primarily comprised of plumbers, steamfitters, HVAC technicians, and similar workers. Smith is the first active professional athlete to become a member. “It just seemed like a natural fit,” said Smith, seemingly unaware of the obvious...
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Behind-the-scenes details shed light on LeBron James’ two-week hiatus

A plethora of fascinating NBA-related stories have been surfacing courtesy of ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst’s appearance on colleague Bill Simmons’ “B.S. Report” on Tuesday. But perhaps none are more interesting than the reported behind-the-scenes activity that led to LeBron James’ two-week absence from the Cleveland Cavaliers’ lineup in late December/early January. All...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron thought Kyrie was a ballhog when season started

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving openly admit that their relationship has been a rocky one during their first season as teammates. Some people may not understand just how frustrated LeBron was with the former Duke star a few short months ago. In a recent interview with Joe Vardon of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, Irving...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James is calling the plays, David Blatt just repeats them

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports David Blatt, who has had success on the international level, is in his first season as an NBA coach, and finding out quickly that the Cleveland Cavaliers are LeBron James team. During an appearance on Bill Simmons’ “B.S. Report” podcast, ESPN’s Brian Windhort said it’s Lebron, not Blatt, calling all of the team’s plays on offense. From...
Via Sports-Glory
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love reportedly unhappy with role in Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving is a time for families to get together and join in a communal spirit of gluttonous consumption and contemplation of all that one has to be grateful for in their life. Of course, not all Thanksgiving reunions turn out to be such blissful affairs. WFNY has learned that during their 2014 Thanksgiving dinner, the family of Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love grew increasingly...
Via Waiting For Next Year
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James calls plays, David Blatt repeats them

The Cleveland Cavaliers are winning plenty of games, yet the chatter about the icy relationship between LeBron James and David Blatt has not subsided. Simply put, there have been several occasions this season where it seems like LeBron has no use for his coach. During an appearance on Bill Simmons’ latest podcast, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Rumors: David Blatt Simply Repeating LeBron’s Play-Calling

The question of how important David Blatt’s contributions to the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ success over the past few months was called into question by ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst, on Tuesday afternoon. Windhorst was a guest on Bill Simmons’ podcast when he said that the Princeton offense that Blatt brought with him when he was hired has effectively been junked. In its place is...
Via Cavaliers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron Prioritized Acquiring J.R. Smith Over Iman Shumpert In Trade

The Cleveland Cavaliers have hit their stride ever since acquiting Timofey Mozgov, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert in trades. ESPN’s Brian Widnhorst was on Grantland’s B.S. Report, discussing the current state of the Cavs.  An interesting nugget came from the podcast about LeBron James prioritizing J.R. Smith in a trade over Iman Shumpert. Transcribe via […] The post LeBron Prioritized...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron Prioritized Acquiring J.R. Smith Over Shumpert In Knicks' Trade

The Cleveland Cavaliers turned around their season with two trades that brought Timofey Mozgov, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to their team. "He is so excited about the talent on this team," said Brian Windhorst. "He loves playing with Mozgov. He loves J.R. Smith. He was the guy who pushed for that trade. The Cavs were trying to get Shumpert; that's what the conversations were and...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

'Zo on MJ: He would average almost 50 in today's NBA

Hall of Fame basketball player Alonzo Mourning sure does know his basketball. He also knows what it’s all about going up against Michael Jordan. Speaking with the always amazing Katie Nolan on the Fox Sports show Garbage Time, Mourning pretty much indicated that Jordan would dominate today’s NBA. If Michael played today, he’d probably average almost 50 a game.” Based...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

ESPN ranks Kyrie Irving as only the ninth best PG in NBA

Back in October, when Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving was coming off a three-year start to his career that saw him become a brilliant scorer who had difficulties playing defense or staying healthy, ESPN saw fit to rank him as the 23rd best player in the NBA and the seventh best point guard. Damian Lillard, John Wall, Tony Parker, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, and Chris...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tristan Thompson makes incredible alley-oop dunk against Sixers

The Cleveland Cavaliers escaped the Philadelphia 76ers, 87-86, in a close contest that saw both teams scoreless in the last four minutes. This play, however, was pretty excellent. Tristan Thompson catches an alley-oop lob from Matthew Dellavedova. But as you look closer, Thompson catches the ball with his left hand and quickly switches it to his right hand before throwing it down...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NBA playoffs’ biggest X factor players

6. DeMarre Carroll, Atlanta HawksIf the Cleveland Cavaliers can be stopped from reaching the NBA Finals, Carroll might have more to do with it than...
Via Athlon Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers Game Recap: Nailbiter Gives Cavs 16th Straight at Home

(Cleveland, OH) – In a game that went down to the final seconds of action, the Cleveland Cavaliers avoided a major upset with solid defense as they nipped the Philadelphia 76ers, 87-86 in Sunday afternoon action at Quicken Loans Arena. The 76ers called time out with 8.5 seconds left, but with 2.8 seconds to go, Nerlens Noel missed a shot attempt, allowing Tristan Thompson to grab...
Via Cavaliers Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers edge 76ers after injuries to Kevin Love, Iman Shumpert

  LeBron James scored 20 points, Kyrie Irving added 17 and the Cleveland Cavaliers hung on for an 87-86 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday. The Cavaliers earned their 16th straight home win despite being held scoreless in the final 4:04. Trailing by a point, the 76ers called timeout with 8.5 seconds left. Nerlens Noel missed a shot in the lane and Tristan Thompson was fouled...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: Timofey Mozgov to Play Crucial Role Come Playoff Time

With the regular season in its final weeks, the Cleveland Cavaliers are not only trying to solidify the second seed in the Eastern Conference, but begin preparations of what they hope will be a lengthy postseason. The presence of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are a given when it comes to trying to decipher how long that stay will be. Meanwhile, the potential of both J.R. Smith and...
Via Cavaliers Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Timofey Mozgov Rocks A Backwards Jersey In Amazing Local Commercial

Thank goodness he’s wearing his jersey backwards so we can see the name “Mozgov”. Otherwise, we’d have no way of knowing this was actually the 7’1″ Russian center who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and not some imposter. Somehow, this still isn’t the most bizarre thing we’ve ever seen Mozgov do off the court. [Deadspin] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers clinch playoff spot

The Cleveland Cavaliers accomplished one of their goals for the year in a win over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night. With the victory, they secured a playoff spot in the Eastern conference. The news is something that fans have not been accustomed to hearing over the last few years. This year is different though. The success surrounding the team has revitalized the Cleveland Cavaliers’...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs’ Timofey Mozgov Has No Idea He Answered Question In Russian (Video)

Timofey Mozgov had a lot of things on his mind Wednesday night, and speaking English wasn’t one of them. The Cleveland Cavaliers big man was born in Russia and didn’t move to the States until 2010, so naturally, Russian is his first language. That fact became abundantly clear during an interview with sideline reporter Allie Clifton before the Cavs’ game against the Brooklyn...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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