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The Cleveland Cavaliers recently entertained trade discussions with the Portaland Trailblazers that would net the wine and gold All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge.
In a column aimed to chastise Cleveland for something being perpetuated by the media, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowksi reports that the Cavs and Blazers discussed swapping quality for youth and upside.
“Privately, the Cleveland front office has pitched a fantasy of trading young players and picks to Portland for All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge,” writes Wojnarowski. “Only, that’s never going to happen. Cleveland is far higher on its two top-five picks, Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters, than the rest of the NBA.”
Aldridge, 27, is coming off of his third-consecutive season of at least 21 points and eight rebounds per game and possesses a very efficient game. He is due to make over $30 million over the next two seasons, a contract that would tie up some of the team’s salary cap space into the 2015-16 season.
Thompson, garnering votes for NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2012-13, averaging 11.7 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. In his rookie season, Waiters averaged 14.7 points on 41.2 percent shooting. He was second on the team in per-game scoring.
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It's been a tumultuous ride for Mike Brown since the Cavs let him go, but now he's back in Cleveland as the the team's head coach.
Mike Brown was introduced (again) as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers today. As part of the press conference, Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert answered the question that everyone had on their mind- namely was it a mistake to fire coach Brown three years ago-
“Yeah, it was a mistake. For sure it was a mistake.” Gilbert stated right away.
“In hindsight it was a mistake...
The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly set to announce the hiring of Mike Brown as the team’s head coach. Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports that the addition of Brown will take place Wednesday, ensuring that the decision to re-hire him encompassed fewer days than the decision to fire him three seasons ago.
Mike Brown has emerged as the leading candidate to replace...
Although still unofficial, Mike Brown is reportedly set to return to Cleveland to coach the Cavaliers. The 43-year-old Brown led Cleveland from 2005 until getting axed in May 2010. Resurfacing in Tinseltown, the 2009 NBA Coach of the Year was again clipped last November following the Los Angeles Lakers 1-4 start to the season. Despite agreeing to teach a Cavaliers squad removed from...
It is a peculiar gamble for Cavs owner Dan Gilbert.
The Cavaliers are bringing back the most successful coach they've ever had.
Cleveland officially re-hired Mike Brown on Wednesday, bringing back a coach who guided them to five straight playoff appearances and their only trip to the NBA Finals before he was fired following the 2010 season.
Brown agreed in principle to the contract on Tuesday. The sides finalized a deal which...
The Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to hire Mike Brown as their next head coach.
The Cavaliers and Mike Brown have reached a handshake agreement on Brown returning as the team’s head coach, a league source has told the Akron Beacon Journal.
An official announcement is expected Wednesday.
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Looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers and former head coach Mike Brown will be reuniting. 3 years after Brown was fired, prior to LeBron James heading to South Beach, Mike Brown is said to be returning to the Cavs as head coach with additional responsibilities in basketball operations.
Per Yahoo Sports, The deal is expected to be worth $20 million for 5 years. I wonder if that means...
It takes a big man to admit he made a mistake, even more so when he has to do it in public.
Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, was forced to fall on his sword and admit that firing Mike Brown was an error in judgement after the recently re-hired coach was dismissed following three consecutive 60-win seasons, per the Akron Beacon Journal.
“Yeah, it was a mistake,” Gilbert...
I’m not sure if Phil Jackson is available why if I am the Cleveland Cavaliers would I be talking to Mike Brown?
Did they go down this road together before? So why do this again especially since Phil Jackson has made it clear he wants back in the game and the Cavs have the cap space, the draft picks and Kyrie Irving to intice Phil Jackson to take the job if he wants it. Mike Brown...
Mike Brown and the Cleveland Cavaliers are reaching an agreement to bring the coach to the Cavs for the second time after he was fired in 2010.
By now you have probably heard the news, the Cleveland Cavaliers have hired Mike Brown as their head coach again, after letting him go three years ago. Good for him, I do not think he is either a great coach or the abysmal failture that he was painted as during his depature from the Los Angeles Lakers.
In addition to his report on that hiring, Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski...