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CAVALIERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kevin Love expected to leave Cavaliers in free agency

David Richard-USA TODAY SportsThe Cleveland Cavaliers are hoping that star power forward Kevin Love will end up coming back for another season next year, but most insiders are beginning to expect him to leave town in free agency. He didn’t fit well with the Cavaliers throughout the majority of the season, but began turning things on later on in the season. There are going to be...
Via Sports-Glory
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James' leadership has Cavs on top of the East

You can make all the Eastern Conference and David Blatt jokes you want, but if you stop laughing for a second, you can appreciate just how much LeBron James has grown as a leader. This growth — as a person and as a player — is responsible for bringing the Cleveland Cavaliers to the doorstep of their second NBA Finals appearance. Yes, LeBron is still the best basketball player...
Via Crossover Chronicles
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: Analyzing Game 2 v. Atlanta

Fans in Atlanta showed up to Friday night’s Eastern Conference Finals Game Two with a lot of excitement.  They had a reason to be excited as well.  Though their Atlanta Hawks fell in Game One at home, they played well.  The Cleveland Cavaliers won that game largely due to an outstanding performance by J.R. Smith.  Though Smith is a streaky shooter, it would have been very surprising...
Via isportsweb.com
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavs beat Hawks without Kyrie Irving, take 2-0 lead

ATLANTA — LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, routing the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on Friday night for a 2-0 lead with the series heading to Ohio. The Cavaliers made it a blowout with a dominating third quarter. James scored 11 points, the Hawks shot just 32 percent (7 of...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 Best Looking Cleveland Cavalier Couples

Outside of hardwood floors and nylon nets, most players on the Cleveland Cavaliers have an ordinary life back at home. Whether it’s romantic getaways with their girlfriends or tending to their families, athletes rarely get a chance to spend the much-needed off-time with their significant others. In light of an intensive stretch of the postseason, we thought we’d do a little...
Via Cavaliers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks Game 2 Betting Odds

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks Game 2 betting odds have been released, courtesy of BetDSI.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James Wants to Play 'Batman'

LeBron James is a many of many talents. The Cavaliers star talked with Rachel Nichols and we got to know more about him than we ever could'...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving questionable for Game 2 versus Atlanta

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Friday that point guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround for Friday’s Game 2 versus the Atlanta Hawks in order to get further tests on his injured left knee. The team listed his availability for Friday night’s game as questionable. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst is hearing that the Cavs are ordering an MRI on his knee to find out...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Urban Meyer Shows Off His Custom “Buckeyes” Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey In Anticipation Of Game 2

The state of Ohio has already celebrated one big championship this year – Ohio State football’s victory against Oregon in the inaugural College Football Playoff. The Buckeye State has a chance to win another one this spring, as the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently in the Eastern Conference Finals against Atlanta.  In anticipation of the Cavs’ Game 2 against the Hawks, OSU...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith prefers taking contested shots to open shots

JR Smith has some wonderful philosophies on shooting as we’ve come to find out. Smith made eight 3-pointers in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night to help the Cavs beat the Hawks, so naturally that led to many questions about his emergence. ESPN’s Dave McMenamin even quoted Smith as saying he...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James hypercritical of his performance in Game 1 victory

In a playoff performance that would be a career-best for most players in the NBA, LeBron James still found plenty to criticize in his 31-point, eight-rebound, six-assist night on the court in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 97-89 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Most of James’ unhappiness with his...Read More The post LeBron James hypercritical...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The gamble of acquiring J.R. Smith pays big for Cavaliers

Me-first. Stat Seeker. Ball Hog. Off-court distraction. These were just some of the descriptions that J.R. Smith has been called in his career prior to arriving in Cleveland to join the Cavaliers. Many believed he was unable to contribute to a winning team because of his attitude and playing style. But the Cavaliers needed an upgrade on the wing and decided to take the gamble of...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving will try to play through injuries

For the second consecutive game, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was hobbled by a re-aggravated left knee injury. For the second consecutive game, Irving stated that his desire is to continue to play through the discomfort, a pain that will not subside until the end of the Cavaliers’ run. From Cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor: Irving seemed dejected as he fielded...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: J.R. Smith hits eight three pointers in game one against Hawks

Need an easy reason why the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Atlanta Hawks in game one of the Eastern Conference Championship series? JR Smith hit 8 (yes 8) of 12 three pointers and poured in 28 points. He was the only player to score off the Cavs bench. The eight three pointers set a Cavs post-season record. Here’s a look at Smith’s shooting display… The post Watch: J.R. Smith...
Via Crossover Chronicles
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawks vs. Cavaliers: How the regular season went

​ Yesterday, I looked at how the Rockets and Warriors matched up against one another this regular season, with the caveat that regular season performance carries over only so much into the postseason, even in the case a dominant performance like Golden State’s 4–0 regular season sweep of Houston. The same caveat applies as we look to the Eastern Conference Finals, featuring...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks: 3 Biggest Keys to Game 1

Though the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs featured a pair of series that displayed the favorites slightly stumbling through, the two survivors—the Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks—will battle for the right to represent the East in the 2015 NBA Finals. Cleveland lost power forward Kevin Love to a dislocated shoulder earlier in the postseason, but LeBron...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyrie Irving asked about LeBron as father figure

An awkwardly surreal scene played out when a reporter asked Kyrie Irving about the way in which LeBron James serves as a father figure for the Cleveland Cavaliers. After Irving appeared to misinterpret the inquiry — which would have made it less uncomfortable — the Cavaliers point guard completely disputed the notion that he views...Read More The post Awkward: Kyrie Irving asked...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoff Prediction: Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2 over Hawks

The Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday night after eliminating a strong Bulls team at home. During a rough patch of injuries, the Cavaliers looked to their bench to provide clutch relief shooting in game 6. For example, Matthew Dellavedova submitted a stellar performance in the victory, hitting three clutch threes in six attempts. This was especially...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Iman Shumpert calls out reporter over Mirotic quotes

All seems to be solid on the Cleveland Cavaliers front. Following a Game 6 win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night, the team is heading to the Eastern Conference Finals. It was an absolutely dominating performance against the Bulls in Chicago that enabled Cleveland to move on. During that game, Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert took exception to a flagrant foul Bulls forward Nikola...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs driving the NBA playoffs ratings engine

Just like when LeBron James was with the Miami Heat, his new/old team the Cleveland Cavaliers are proving to be a ratings draw in the NBA Postseason. As the Cavs advance into the Eastern Conference Final against Atlanta, TNT has to be salivating over the potential for some high ratings. When Cleveland closed out its series with Chicago on Thursday, ESPN averaged an audience of...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins questioned after altercation with wife

Police are reportedly investigating an incident that involved Cleveland Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins and his wife early Wednesday morning. According to Patrick Cooley of the Northeast Ohio Media Group, police responded to a 911 call about a woman allegedly hitting a man inside of a black SUV. The caller indicated that the woman, who turned...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Cavaliers’ Kendrick Perkins Involved In Altercation With Wife

Cleveland Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins might have some trouble focusing on his team’s NBA playoffs series for the time being. According to multiple reports, Perkins and his wife, Vanity Perkins, were involved in a domestic dispute in Cleveland on Wednesday morning. Nobody was arrested. According to The Plain Dealer, the incident actually took place on the side of a road in...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NBA playoffs’ biggest surprises

6. Kevin Love’s season-ending injuryThe Cleveland Cavaliers could still win the championship. They do, after all, have LeBron James on their...
Via Athlon Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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