Cavs are pursuing several different trade scenarios that would shake up roster

With LeBron James not being an active participant in their plans, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been left in a tough position this summer. Their game plan for this summer would likely be dramatically different should he stay, compared to if he takes his talents elsewhere. Despite this tough position, it appears as though Koby Altman has been trying to increase the flexibility of the roster. In a joint report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne, it was mentioned that the Cavs are active in pursuing a shake-up of their current roster: The Cavaliers have been working on several trade and salary-cap-clearing possibilities to be aggressive in free agency, but they have

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Lowe: What LeBron’s departure would mean for the Cavs

Dramatic moves brought Cleveland a championship in 2016. Now they might bring on the pain.
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Did LeBron just send a dire message to Cavs?

Taking an apparent jab at the Cavaliers, pending free agent LeBron James says his next cast of supporting players needs to be as smart as it is skilled.

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Lowe: What the Warriors are doing to the Cavs is just mean

Houston drilled the perfect plan for the Golden State juggernaut and still lost. So how can Cleveland possibly keep up?
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What another Cavs or Warriors title would mean for the NBA

As the Warriors and Cavs meet again, what are the big and little things to watch for? Our NBA experts answer five questions heading into the NBA Finals.
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5-on-5: Is this it for LeBron and the Cavs?

How likely is a Cavs rally from down 3-2, and is LeBron James gone if they lose? Our experts answer the key questions before a huge Game 6.
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Fast track: Lue wants Cavs to speed up pace

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue wants his team, in a 2-0 hole in the Eastern Conference finals, to speed things up in Game 3.
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Cavs know that offense, not defense, determines wins for them

Defense is a problem for the Cavaliers. So what are LeBron & Co. going to do about it? Outscore you … or bust.
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Follow Live: Cavs face Celtics in Game 1 of ECF

Boston has come flying out of the gate at home and opened up a commanding lead against the Cavaliers.

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Lue: Cavs to stick with Love as starting center

The Cleveland Cavaliers will stick with Kevin Love as their starting center despite his struggles this postseason.
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LeBron drops 45, gets much-needed support as Cavs hold on in Game 7

LeBron James’ monster stat line and some timely buckets from his supporting cast helped the Cavs survive a second-half charge by the Pacers.
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Sources: Lue to rejoin Cavs as observer Friday

Tyronn Lue, who has been away from the Cavs since March 19 due to medical and rest issues, will return as an observer and ease his way back into a full-time coaching role, sources told ESPN.
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A chaotic Cavs stint didn’t shake the LeBron-Wade friendship

LeBron James has faced off against his counterpart Dwyane Wade before. But this is the first season in which the two have been teammates one moment and opponents the next.
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Cavs’ Lue taking break over health issues

Tyronn Lue announced Monday that he is taking a break from coaching the Cleveland Cavaliers to focus on his health. He hopes to return well before the start of the playoffs, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Source: Cavs not worried about Green skating

The Cleveland Cavaliers are not concerned about Jeff Green skating while he’s out with a bad back.
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With soup saga over, Smith strong in Cavs loss

JR Smith bounced back from a scoreless first half to net 19 points in the second of the Cavaliers’ loss to the Nuggets on Saturday. Smith was back in action following a one-game suspension for throwing soup at a team assistant coach earlier this week.
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Lue: New Cavs ‘exceeded my expectations’

The Cavs’ revamped roster has helped the team rediscover its mentality of “being the hunters and not the hunted,” head coach Tyronn Lue said after the team’s 120-112 win over the Thunder on Tuesday.
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The calls, texts and standoffs that led to the Cavs’ crazy trade deadline

How did Cleveland pull off one of the craziest trade deadlines in recent memory? Adrian Wojnarowski goes behind the scenes on each deal — and how it almost fell apart.
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NBA Power Rankings: Cavs drop out of the top 10

After another national TV nightmare, LeBron James & Co. have fallen into uncharted rankings territory. But the team that handed Cleveland its latest loss is looking as strong as ever.
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Cavs’ Thomas: I’m shouldering too much blame

Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas was outspoken after practice Saturday, denying any drama with teammate Kevin Love and saying the team is not panicking about its January spiral — or his shot selection.
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Cavs change lineup, putting Crowder on bench

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue announced he’s dropping forward Jae Crowder to the second team, returning center Tristan Thompson to the starting lineup and returning All-Star Kevin Love to power forward.
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Love target of ire in Cavs meeting, sources say

Kevin Love, in a fiery team meeting before Monday’s practice, was challenged by several Cavs teammates over his early departure from Saturday’s loss to Oklahoma City with an illness and his absence from practice on Sunday.
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Why Isaiah Thomas could get a great offer from the Cavs

LeBron James’ pending free agency is one of several factors that could lead to a rich, long-term deal between Isaiah Thomas and the Cavs.
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After Isaiah Thomas’ slow grind back, Cavs in no rush to ramp up his minutes

The Cavaliers haven’t said when Isaiah Thomas’ minutes restriction will be lifted or when the All-NBA point guard will be available to play back-to-backs, but Thomas is eager to return to full-time action.
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NBA Power Rankings: Running with the Rockets and Cavs

No one can slow down the soaring Rockets, while in the East, LeBron and the Cavaliers have their sights set on 12 straight wins. Where does each red-hot team land this week?
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Lowe’s 10 things: Speedy CP3, Dennis Smith Jr. and the finally fun Cavs

Zach Lowe highlights Houston being a problem, one exciting LeBron lineup, Dennis Smith Jr. flicking fire passes and more.
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Sources: Rose in touch with Cavs during exile

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose is staying in communication with the franchise’s front office during his self-imposed exile, but his future status with the team remains unclear, league sources told ESPN.
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King’s commute: LeBron, Cavs hop on NYC subway after shootaround

King’s commute: LeBron, Cavs hop on NYC subway after shootaround
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Without Kyrie, the Cavs aren’t scaring anyone this season

Without Kyrie, the Cavs aren’t scaring anyone this season
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Pelton mail: Looking back at the Cavs’ failed Paul George trade

Pelton mail: Looking back at the Cavs’ failed Paul George trade
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Report: Irving ‘not talking to anyone’ from Cavs (Yahoo Sports)

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It’s been nearly 3 weeks since Irving expressed his displeasure and asked to be traded.



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Paul George would help LeBron and Cavs bridge Golden State gap

Paul George would help LeBron and Cavs bridge Golden State gap
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How LeBron, Cavs can sharpen attack versus Warriors’ dazzling D

How LeBron, Cavs can sharpen attack versus Warriors’ dazzling D
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How Tristan Thompson became an enormous ‘problem’ for Cavs opponents

How Tristan Thompson became an enormous ‘problem’ for Cavs opponents
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Sports store jumps the gun on Cavs’ title gear (Yahoo Sports)

Sports store makes glaring error after Cavs' win. (AP)

After Cleveland took a 3-1 series lead over Boston in the Eastern Conference finals, Dicks Sporting Goods’ website accidentally jumped the gun.



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Eastern finals preview: Can Celtics KO Cavs? (Yahoo Sports)

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LeBron James and Cleveland look for a return trip to the NBA Finals, but they’ll have to get through tough Isaiah Thomas and Boston first.



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LeBron, Cavs clinch top seed in East with win over Hawks (Yahoo Sports)

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks over Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena on April 11, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Hawks 109-94. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

LeBron James did all he could to downplay getting the No. 1 seed. James scored 34 points with six rebounds and six assists in just three quarters, Kyrie Irving scored 35 and the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs – and home-court advantage until the Finals – with a 109-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. A few weeks back, James announced he had shifted into postseason mode.



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LeBron, Cavs clinch top seed in East with win over Hawks (Yahoo Sports)

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 11: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks over Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena on April 11, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Hawks 109-94. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

LeBron James did all he could to downplay getting the No. 1 seed. James scored 34 points with six rebounds and six assists in just three quarters, Kyrie Irving scored 35 and the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs – and home-court advantage until the Finals – with a 109-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night. A few weeks back, James announced he had shifted into postseason mode.



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Irving scores 57 in Cavs’ OT win over Spurs

Kyrie Irving had a career-high 57 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied for a 128-125 overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs in a physical and emotional game Thursday night.
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LeBron (42), Cavs take Warriors showdown

LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 110-99 on Thursday night for their 18th victory in 20 games.
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Rose, Bulls cool off Cavs, grow Central lead

Derrick Rose scored 30 points, and the Chicago Bulls handed Cleveland just its second loss in 16 games, beating the Cavaliers 113-98 Thursday night.
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Love, LeBron help Cavs rebound vs. Lakers

Kevin Love scored a season-high 32 points, LeBron James flirted with a triple-double and the Cleveland Cavaliers quickly got back to winning with a 120-105 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
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Irving’s 37 helps Cavs to Staples sweep

Kyrie Irving scored 37 points, LeBron James added 32 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off the Los Angeles Clippers 126-121 on Friday night.
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Cavs’ Mozgov confident he will make impact

Freshly acquired Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov wants some patience as he acclimates himself to his new team. But he anticipates big things once he’s settled in.
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Warriors rout Cavs to cap perfect homestand

Klay Thompson scored 24 points, Stephen Curry had 23 points and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors completed a perfect six-game homestand with a 112-94 win over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.
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Sixers top Cavs for 1st home win of season

Tony Wroten scored 20 points and hit the go-ahead layup with 9.1 seconds left to lift the Philadelphia 76ers to a 95-92 win over the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.
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J.R. Smith to Cavs, Waiters to OKC in trade

J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Dion Waiters are involved in a three-way trade involving the New York Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder.
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GM: Blatt, Cavs divide narrative ‘ridiculous’

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said first-year coach David Blatt isn’t going anywhere, despite ongoing speculation that a rift has developed.
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Cavs’ Irving to return after 2-game absence

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving confirmed that he’ll return to action on Tuesday night after missing two games with a bruised left knee.
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Cavs’ James after loss: ‘Not a very good team’

After a blowout loss at home to the Detroit Pistons, LeBron James did not sugarcoat the current state of the Cleveland Cavaliers, saying “We’re not a very good team.”
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LeBron, Cavs leap to 21-0 lead, beat Hornets

LeBron James scored 27 points with 13 assists, Kevin Love added 22 points and 18 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Charlotte Hornets 97-88 on Monday night.
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