Player News - Cavaliers

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Updating a previous report, Jordan Clarkson has been cleared to play for the Philippines at the Asian Games in Jakarta.

Clarkson was granted a special, one-time exception to suit up for the Philippine team in Jakarta, although he will miss their first game against Khasikstan. Clarkson has dual citizenship in the US and the Philippines due to his mom being half Filipino, and it's been a goal of his for some time now to represent his Filipino heritage on the international stage.
Aug 15 - 10:56 AM

Jordan Clarkson has not been cleared to play for the Philippines national team in the Asian Games.

The hope was that Clarkson would be good to go. However, per the ESPN report, that will not happen. Fortunately, it appears he will be cleared to play for the country in the FIBA World Cup qualifying tournament in September.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 11 - 9:17 AM

The Cavaliers and Isaiah Taylor have agreed to a one-year deal, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

The Hawks waived him at the end of June, and he actually moves to a team with less competition. Taylor still has to make the roster and there's no word of guarantees on his deal just yet.
Aug 9 - 8:16 PM

Jordan Clarkson is reportedly expected to play for Philippines’ National Team in the upcoming Asian Games.

Clarkson, whose mother is from the Philippines, is on the squad's final roster. However, he still needs clearance from the NBA and the organizing committee. We should have confirmation by the end of the weekend.
Aug 9 - 12:06 PM

Okaro White is reportedly in talks with Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel.

White was recently cut by Cleveland, and it looks like he'll be taking his talents overseas this season.
Source: Euro Hoops
Aug 8 - 9:04 AM

The Cavs have waived Okaro White.

With the addition of Sam Dekker, the Cavs needed to clear a roster spot, so White got the cut. He might be able to snag a training camp deal somewhere, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him wind up in the G-League.
Aug 5 - 4:00 PM

The Clippers are reportedly finalizing a deal that will send Sam Dekker to the Cavs.

The Clippers will be sending away Dekker in order to open up a roster spot, so there might not be another player coming back to Los Angeles. Dekker will have a better opportunity for minutes in Cleveland with their being a massive hole to fill at the three in the wake of LeBron James' departure, but it's unlikely he'll make much noise in fantasy hoops.
Aug 5 - 3:30 PM

Police are investigating a report accusing J.R. Smith of grabbing and throwing a fan’s cell phone on Sunday morning.

Per the Daily News report, Smith was outside a popular Manhattan nightclub when a fan walked up to him to take a photo with his cell phone. Smith reportedly snatched the phone and threw it across the street. No arrests have been made. "This is nonsense and we do not have anything to say about nonsense," Smith’s lawyer Alex Spiro said.
Aug 2 - 9:10 AM

David Nwaba has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Cavaliers.

The Cavs were reportedly in touch with Nwaba from day one of free agency, and they view him as a high-energy, gritty player who will help them compete for a playoff spot out East. It sounds like he'll be in the rotation in Cleveland, but it's unlikely he'll be much of a fantasy factor in most leagues.
Aug 1 - 1:47 PM

The Rockets have reportedly expressed interest in J.R. Smith.

The 32-year-old really struggled to make much of an impact with the Cavs last season, churning out averages of 8.3 points, 1.8 triples, 1.8 assists and not much else on 40.3% shooting. He's also due a little over $30 million over the next two seasons, but the Rockets could use some help on the wings and they might be interested in grabbing Smith's contract if they're also able to part ways with Ryan Anderson and his $41.6 million deal (owed over the next two seasons).
Aug 1 - 9:14 AM

Contract negotiations between Rodney Hood and the Cavs have stalled, according to sources of Yahoo Sports Insider, Jordan Schultz.

The Cavs would like to ink Hood to a long-term deal, but he's only looking for a short-term contract and has reportedly been unimpressed with what they've put on the table thus far. Hood's value on the open market isn't great right now as he's coming off a thoroughly unimpressive season in which he completely fell out of the rotation during the playoffs, but with there being a massive hole to fill in the offense in wake of LeBron James' departure, there will be ample opportunity for Hood to try and restore his value as a key rotation player on this new Cavs' team.
Jul 30 - 2:20 PM

The Cavs are reportedly interested in signing Rodney Hood to a three-year contract.

Hood, a restricted free agent, struggled during his brief stint with Cleveland after a mid-season trade. However, he is still just 25 years of age and has averaged 14.0 points per contest over the past three seasons. With Cleveland inking Kevin Love to a lucrative four-year extension, they are committed to remaining competitive.
Jul 27 - 9:36 AM

Kevin Love is ready to step into a larger leadership role with the Cavs.

"I called Kevin [after LeBron James made his decision to leave] and I said, 'Kev, I'm not trading you; I want you to be here and I want you to be a part of this thing' -- and he was all in... He wants to be a part of this team and part of this franchise and to be the leader. I think he's earned that." Love will see a massive spike in value operating as the main man in Cleveland this upcoming season, so he'll make for a very attractive early-round target as a guy with 30-15 potential.
Source: NBA
Jul 25 - 11:56 AM

Signing Larry Nance to an extension is a priority for the Cavs, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

Nance will earn $2.3 million in 2018-19, and the Cavs can extend a qualifying offer at $3.7 million for 2019-20. When the Cavs traded for Nance at the deadline last February, the plan was to keep him in Cleveland longterm.
Jul 24 - 12:32 PM

Kevin Love has signed a four-year, $120 million contract extension with the Cavs.

Love had two years left on his current deal, but opted out of the 2019-20 season. He will earn $24.1 million next season. Thus, the Cavs have him locked up for a total of five seasons and will pay Love $145 million. It's a somewhat surprising move by Cleveland, as many suspected they would look to trade Love and rebuild once LeBron James signed with the Lakers. However, they have no committed to Love as a franchise cornerstone. He averaged 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.5 treys in 2013-14, his final season in Minnesota. It's unlikely Love approaches those numbers next season, but his fantasy value certainly spikes as he now becomes the focal point of the Cavs offense.
Jul 24 - 11:37 AM


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