Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers, often referred to as the Cavs, are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavs compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Central Division. The team began play as an expansion team in 1970, along with the Portland Trail Blazers and Buffalo Braves. Home games were first held at Cleveland Arena from 1970 to 1974, followed by the Richfield Coliseum from 1974 to 1994.
  • Why The Blazers need to stay away from Kevin Love
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    Why The Blazers need to stay away from Kevin Love

    Kevin Love is, *sorry* was a good player once upon a time. He was a perennial All-Star in Minnesota, and a champion with Cleveland in 2016. But now he's an injury-prone stretch four with an overpaid, over-sized and all around bad contract. (classic Cleveland). I'm sure Kevin Love wants to get out of Cleveland (and honestly I can't blame him). But we don't want him, Charlotte can have him. To make our situation even worse, if you Google Kevin Love, the second search recommendation is "Kevin Love Portland" and he's not even on the team. It seems like this is the most talked about, yet least realistic trade scenario. As much as I would love to be pleasantly surprised, I just can't see this working

  • Cleveland Cavaliers honor Fred McLeod, name Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse TV studio and media workroom after him
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    Cleveland Cavaliers honor Fred McLeod, name Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse TV studio and media workroom after him

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- As a way to honor him for his immense impact, the Cleveland Cavaliers will name the media space at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse after Fred McLeod, the 14-year TV play-by-play announcer who passed away suddenly on Sept. 9. The Fred McLeod TV Studio and Media Workroom, which was recently revamped and expanded as part of the arena's transformation project, is where home and visiting team media members gather before and after games to hear from -- and interview -- the Cavaliers head coach. The space is also used for many other media events and reporting elements throughout the year by media members who are there to cover games and events for newspapers, magazines, television, radio,

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    Cavs Hosting FREE Annual Wine & Gold Scrimmage

    Throughout the night, fans will get a sample of the Cavs award-winning game presentation including popular lights-out player introductions, Humongotron flames and performances from both the Scream Team hip-hop troupe and the rhythm pounding 216Stix drumline. Fans can also look forward to the always-entertaining antics from Cavs mascots, Sir C.C. and Moondog! Doors to the FieldHouse will open at 4:00 p.m., one hour prior to tipoff so fans can take some time to explore all the wonderful enhancements of the transformation and enjoy concourse activities while taking in the fun of Cavs basketball. “Express Yourself” face painting, temporary tattoos and sign making stations will be available to help fans proudly display their Cavs spirit.

  • Best case, worst case: Tristan Thompson
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    Best case, worst case: Tristan Thompson

    Chris Manning (@cwmwrites): The best-case moving forward for Thompson is that a summer off from Canada basketball and no deep playoff run for the Cavs means he's refreshed and ready to go. Remember: he was pretty freaking good before some injuries piled up last year. Ideally, he'll step-up, play really well in a contract year and either a) get flipped for something at the deadline and re-up on an extension that makes sense for both sides. Justin Rowan (@cavsanada): The absolute best case scenario for Thompson would be for him to sign a team-friendly extension, plays like his pre-2017 injury self on defense and continues to show his improved skills as a passer he flashed last season. In reality,

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    Lending A Helping Hand to Our Neighbors

    Every September, staff members from the Cleveland Cavaliers roll up their sleeves to help in the fight against blight in Cleveland, joining Quicken Loans and their Family of Companies for the annual “Neighborhoods Week Cleveland.” Last week, volunteers from the Cavs and their sister companies, including JACK Entertainment, Amrock and Bedrock, joined Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity to rehab homes, landscape residences and beautify areas within the Buckeye/Woodhill neighborhoods. The volunteers spent their time outside, working up a sweat while working to make a nicer area for its residents. Family of Companies staffers did everything from mowing grass and cutting down bushes and trees,

  • Best case, worst case: Matthew Dellavedova
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    Best case, worst case: Matthew Dellavedova

    Chris Manning (@cwmwrites): So let's say Dellavedova's shot looks better this year as his form indicates from over the summer. This makes him a little bit better as an off-ball shooter and allows him to function well around Darius Garland and Collin Sexton, as he can play without the ball and also defend. He also can be a key locker room presence — as he was last year — for a very young team that needs some veteran voices around. He, along with Tristan Thompson, feels like the guy best suited for a leadership role on a bad team. Justin Rowan (@cavsanada): Delly's improved release helps him regain his effectiveness as an NBA player. The catapult appears to be a thing of the past, meaning he could

  • 2019-20 Preseason Profile: John Henson
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    2019-20 Preseason Profile: John Henson

    Shot-Blocking Big Man Hopes to Finally Show His Stuff We're not usually in the business of publishing unflattering Cavaliers statistics, but if there's one area where the team will look to improve this season, it's in the shot-blocking department. The Cavaliers haven't had a player block over 100 shots since Big Z swatted 120 back in 2007-08. Last year, Larry Nance Jr. led the squad with 40 and the team as a whole finished with 195 total – last in the league – 136 blocks behind the 29th-ranked squad (Detroit) and 330 behind the league-leader (Golden State). The Wine & Gold have a rock-solid frontline. Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, Ante Zizic and the aforementioned Nance give the Cavaliers a versatile,

  • Daily News - September 17, 2019
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    Daily News - September 17, 2019

    **NOTE: The news clips and articles listed don't necessarily reflect the views or beliefs of the Cleveland Cavaliers or their Basketball Operations staff, partners, or sponsors.** Author: SI.com Publication: Michael Shapiro 1. Cavaliers Over Warriors (2016) LeBron James and the Cavs' 2016 title remains the most impressive accomplishment this decade. The drama beginning with Draymond Green's groin incident in Game 4 is largely unparalleled, as was the performances by James and Kyrie Irving to close the series. The 2016 Finals marked a kept promise for James and a vault into superstardom for Irving. The historic series trumps the final seven-game battle on our list. Cleveland's dynamic duo torched

  • Aussies Fall to France in Bronze Medal Game
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    Aussies Fall to France in Bronze Medal Game

    Australia's World Cup run came to a bitter end on Sunday morning after falling to France, 67-59, in the bronze medal game in Beijing just days after beating Team France in the quarterfinals. The loss ended the Aussies' chance at winning their first-ever medal in World Cup play. However, not all is lost for Matthew Dellavedova and Team Australia who had an amazing run up until the semifinals, winning six-straight games before falling to the eventual World Cup champions Spain in double-overtime on Friday. Surely, Australia will take this experience and learn from it as they move forward with a brand-new identity on the basketball world stage. For a more in-depth recap on Australia vs. France, read