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“Speights is signed for $4.2 million this season and has a player option for $4.5 million next season. For a team so close to the luxury tax like the Grizzlies, that’s an unnecessary and unacceptable contract. For a rebuilding team like the Cavs, that’s chump change. The Cavs are dangerously close to the salary floor for next season anyway and Dan Gilbert has no problem spending that kind of money. Even with the player option for next season, Speights’ contract does nothing to seriously impact the Cavaliers’ cap space. This is an example of the new CBA at work. The luxury tax punishments are so harsh that a team with cap space is able to swoop in and grab some nice assets in exchange for sacrificing a bit of cap room. As we have seen, Chris Grant will not simply take on bad co...
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In the land of repurposed jerseys, Cleveland fans can feel free to dust off those of Jamario Moon, Darius Miles, JJ Hickson and Larry Hughes kits. Ealier this week when Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant somehow managed to turn Jon Leuer into power forward Marreese Speights, shooting guard Wayne Ellington and point guard Josh Selby as well as a first-round pick that...
Tristan Thompson is destroying in his sophomore season. The Cleveland Cavaliers power forward has excelled in Anderson Varejao's absence (out for the season with a blood clot in his lung).
In 40 minutes Tuesday, Thompson threw down on the Celtics on the way to a 95-90 win. Thompson finished with 21 points (9-18 FG, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block...
The Cavaliers have assigned newly acquired guard Josh Selby to their Canton affiliate in the NBA Development League.
Selby joined the Cavs on Tuesday in the trade from Memphis along with center Marreese Speights, guard Wayne Ellington and a future first-round draft pick. Cleveland sent forward Jon Leuer to the Grizzlies.
Selby played in 10 games for the Grizzlies, averaging two...
The Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers completed a four player trade. The deal allows the Grizzlies to shed $6 million in payroll to slide under the luxury tax bar.
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Kyrie Irving scored 15 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, including several key late baskets, to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 95-90 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.
Irving scored 11 points in the final 2:33 on four layups and three free throws to give Cleveland back-to-back wins at home for the first time this season and send Boston to...
EDIT: It appears this trade is agreed upon and just waiting for league approval.
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Memphis Grizzlies are in talks on a deal that would see Jon Leuer sent to Memphis and Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington, and Josh Selby coming to Cleveland. Per Windhorst, draft picks would also be included in the deal.
There’s nothing like an injury to rock your fantasy team, and when it’s the 14 points, 14 rebounds production of Anderson Varejao that goes by the wayside, you have to find a replacement. Tristan Thompson should continue to see the bulk of minutes. Here is some other news from the M*A*S*H unit, and see if you notice a pattern:
Lou Williams – After having a good season as...
Hey, look, another Manti Te’o hoax girlfriend joke.Cavs doing a Manti Te’o Kiss Cam with people next to empty seats. Wow.— Scott @ WFNY (@WFNYScott) January 23, 2013Definitely not the first sports team to make fun of Teo. The Dallas Stars did a similar thing but showed the empty seat as Manti Te’o girlfriend, Lennay Kekua.
Boston came into this game hurting. Losers of 3 straight, the Celtics surely looked at this game in Cleveland as a prime opportunity to get things back on track. Kyrie Irving had other ideas.
“Mr 4th Quarter” disguised himself as “Mr 1st Quarter” in this one as he came out looking to make a statement against the East’s All-Star starting PG Rajon Rondo. Irving was aggressive...
CLEVELAND -- Point guard Kyrie Irving fired in a game-high 40 points in the Cavaliers' 95-90 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena. The loss was the Celtics' fourth in a row. Irving, gunning for a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star team, was 16 of 24 from the field, 1 of 3 from behind the arc and 7 of 7 from the foul line. It was the second...