Player News - Cavaliers

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The Celtics have expressed interest in Kyrie Irving but have not yet made a formal offer, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Cavs are determined to get back a young, promising player in any potential Irving trade, as they are unsure if LeBron James will re-sign next summer. The Celtic they are reportedly keen on is Jayson Tatum. Boston certainly has the assets to make a very tempting offer, but the fact that the two teams are likely to meet again in the Eastern Conference Finals complicates the situation. Wojnarowski believes the Cavs may wait until September before engaging in "aggressive conversations."
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 15 - 11:55 AM

Kyrie Irving went "consecutive days without speaking to teammates at practice" between the first and second round of the NBA playoffs last year, James Jones told ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

It's certainly possible he was just not talking to his teammates because he was locked in on winning games, but it's peculiar for the team's point guard. McMenamin added that Irving wasn't happy about a week before the July 21 report saying he requested a trade, and that Irving is just looking for a different situation. This story won't be going away any time soon.
Aug 10 - 4:03 PM

David Blatt stated during a recent interview that he would "really like to go back to the NBA."

"I have an end game and that end game is that I would really like to go back to the NBA," Blatt said. "There were no changes in the NBA this year from a coaching standpoint and my real goal is to try next year to get back into the league as a head coach." Blatt's first head coaching stint in the NBA ended rather acrimoniously as he was never really able to see eye-to-eye with LeBron "GM" James, although with a coaching record of 83-40, perhaps another team out there will give him a shot at some point.
Aug 9 - 11:50 AM

Kyrie Irving reportedly is not interested in signing an extension with any team at this point.

Irving wants out of Cleveland, but with two years left on his contract, he's not willing to sign a long-term deal with whoever trades for him. The Suns still look like the team that will be able to offer the Cavs the most enticing trade package for Irving, but their unwillingness to include Josh Jackson in any deal for Uncle Drew has been a stumbling block in trade talks thus far.
Aug 2 - 10:28 AM

Joe Vardon of the Cleveland Plain Dealer said the Cavaliers have named their price for Kyrie Irving.

Per Vardon, the Cavaliers want a veteran starter, a blue chipper on a rookie contract and a first-round pick for the superstar PG. Vardon adds that the Cavs are "working diligently to make Irving happy" and that they intend to grant his trade request. One possible destination is Phoenix with the Suns offering Eric Bledsoe and a 2018 first-round pick (via Miami), but they are not willing to include Josh Jackson which is a major roadblock for this potential trade.
Jul 30 - 9:16 AM

Seven teams have submitted trade offers to Cleveland for Kyrie Irving, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Since word leaked that Irving wanted out of Cleveland, approximately 20 teams have contacted the Cavs to inquire about what it would take to land Kyrie. Wojnarowski only provides details about one of the proposed trades, and that's Miami willing to offer a package centered around Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow. Cavs new GM Koby Altman is apparently looking to land a haul similar to what the Nuggets got for Carmelo Anthony back in 2011: "young players, win-now veterans and draft picks."
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 28 - 11:28 AM

According to Jason Lloyd of The Athletic, the Cavaliers have unsuccessfully tried to contract Kyrie Irving since his trade request.

Lloyd adds that Irving isn't talking to anyone from the organization. New general manager Koby Altman called the situation "fluid" at Wednesday's press conference, but it sure sounds like Irving is heading out the door. He's under contract for the next two seasons with a player option for the third, so expect the Cavs to hold out for the best possible package in return.
Jul 27 - 1:21 PM

General manager Koby Altman said Jeff Green will be "a great rotational piece" for the Cavs this season.

"[Green] is going to back up LeBron [James] and be a multi-faceted forward that can guard on the perimeter and in the paint," Altman said. It's just a one-year, $2.3 million deal for Green, so it's really a no-risk move for the Cavs. He's not going to be a fantasy target in just about all leagues.
Jul 26 - 5:07 PM

General manager Koby Altman said LeBron James is "deeply committed" to the Cavs organization.

Owner Dan Gilbert said James has been helpful in the offseason, and that the team has communication often with LeBron. Gilbert also called LeBron responsive and active with the team, and LeBron was part of the reason the Cavs added Derrick Rose. Altman called LeBron "an incredible partner," especially during the offseason. Gilbert and Altman also called the animosity between LeBron and Kyrie Irving "overblown" during their press conference.
Jul 26 - 5:01 PM

General manager Koby Altman said Derrick Rose is ready to be the backup point guard this season.

Of course, there are going to be the Kyrie Irving trade rumors surrounding this quote. Rose could also get some minutes at shooting guard, but it'll be an odd fit given how it's best to have more shooters around LeBron James for spacing and for kick-out treys.
Jul 26 - 4:59 PM

When asked if the Cavs intended to trade Kyrie Irving, new general manager Koby Altman called the situation "fluid" and that the team has been in touch with Irving's representation.

Owner Dan Gilbert said it wasn't appropriate to discuss the details of the team's meeting with Irving, but he does expect the All-Star guard to be at camp. Gilbert also addressed the narrative of the Cavs having a tough offseason. "This thing is not broken," Gilbert said. When Altman was asked if Kyrie and LeBron James could co-exist, he talked a lot about the past, and said some reports of animosity between them have been "overblown" recently. Basically, the Cavs aren't going to be able to ignore this elephant in the room and the Kyrie trade talk won't be going away any time soon.
Jul 26 - 4:33 PM

The Cavaliers officially announced that Koby Altman will take over as the new general manager.

"Over the past month, Koby Altman has led our front office group through this transition period, impressing many inside the franchise and outside the organization, as well," Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said. "Koby has the credentials, knowledge, experience and instincts to be an outstanding General Manager." Altman won't have much time to settle in, as his first order of business is to figure out what to do with disgruntled superstar Kyrie Irving.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 25 - 10:31 AM

Derrick Rose has agreed to join the Cavaliers according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

He completed his physical exam on Monday and is expected to sign a one-year, $2.1 million minimum deal. This will give him a chance to compete for a title next to LeBron James and build his market value back up for the Summer of 2018. Assuming the Cavaliers meet Kyrie Irving's trade request, Rose will have a shot to start at PG on opening night unless they bring in a rumored target such as Eric Bledsoe. Despite averaging 18.0 points and 4.4 assists last season, his fantasy appeal is low due to a lack of 3-pointers and steals.
Jul 24 - 7:04 PM

Cleveland management reportedly views a Kyrie Irving trade as "almost inevitable," as they're not confident in their ability to salvage the relationship.

The Cavs are reportedly looking for a "king's ransom" in return for Irving and they're placing a high premium on bringing in a "blue-chip young player," according to sources of Zach Lowe of ESPN. Phoenix has surfaced as one of the more intriguing potential landing spots for Irving, but that deal would likely hinge on the Suns' willingness to part ways with Josh Jackson, whom they're reportedly enamored with. Boston has also reached out to Cleveland, but Lowe notes that it's unlikely we'll see the top-2 teams out East strike a deal this summer.
Source: ESPN
Jul 24 - 5:42 PM

Derrick Rose is meeting with the Cavaliers on Monday.

Rose met with the Lakers on Friday and it's worth noting that they can offer him more money, but ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Cavaliers are his top choice. The two sides are engaged in "serious discussions" on a one-year, $2.1 million minimum deal, and it sounds like a deal could be reached sooner rather than later. A move to Cleveland would make some sense for Rose, as he could revitalize his market value playing alongside LeBron James and could potentially be the starting PG if Kyrie Irving's demand for a trade is met.
Source: ESPN
Jul 24 - 9:29 AM


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