Player News - Cavaliers

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Timofey Mozgov underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Wednesday, and he's expected to make a full recovery in 6-weeks.

Arthroscopic surgery really isn't that big of a deal, and he has plenty of time to recover to be 100 percent for training camp. Mozgov averaged 10.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game with the Cavs during the 2014-15 season, and he'll make for a quality late-round target in next year's drafts.
Jul 2 - 6:16 PM

The Cavs and Tristan Thompson are reportedly not far from coming to terms on a deal, and there is no animosity between the two parties.

Thompson's contract talks with the Cavs have stalled, but it doesn't look like much should be read into that, as beat reporter Chris Haynes describes it as "part of the process." Cleveland remains the favorite to re-sign Thompson, but with Kevin Love set to return, he won't have much fantasy value at all.
Jul 2 - 5:04 PM

Tristan Thompson and the Cavaliers have yet to come to an agreement on contract figures after reportedly coming close on Wednesday.

Reports on Wednesday had Thompson close enough to inking a deal worth $80 million that Draymond Green and his representatives based Green's deal on those numbers, but it sounds like things have stalled. While the Cavs are still the favorite to land one of LeBron James' favorite teammates, we'll have to wait to see if the two sides can come to agreement before we officially consider the restricted free agent a Cavalier for the foreseeable future.
Jul 2 - 1:22 PM

Coach Doc Rivers is still interested in Kendrick Perkins.

Of course he is. The Clippers are getting the band back together with Paul Pierce joining forces with Doc. Perkins would likely only get a minimum deal and basically just be there for moral support.
Jul 1 - 8:36 PM

The Cavs and Iman Shumpert have agreed on a four-year, $40 million deal with a player option on the last year.

Owner Dan Gilbert is spending some serious dough today. Shumpert was expected to meet with other teams, but the Cavs just put up an offer he couldn't refuse. He was abysmal in the playoffs, making just 36.0 percent from the field. He won't be a fantasy option in most leagues.
Jul 1 - 7:32 PM

Restricted free agent Iman Shumpert will meet with teams after the Cavs were unable to sign him.

Shumpert isn't a must-have player and the Cavs can match any deal, so it makes for the Cavs to let him look for a deal. Unless a team overpays Shumpert, he is probably coming back to Cleveland. The Lakers are expected to get a meeting with him.
Jul 1 - 6:11 PM

The Cavs have "six or seven different options" on trading Brendan Haywood, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

His non-guaranteed contract worth $10.5 million could be a valuable piece to facilitate a trade. Teams looking to take on salary may be interested in Haywood's deal, assuming it comes along with some draft picks. Chances are it would be a three-team deal, but there have been no specifics on a deal here just yet.
Jul 1 - 6:08 PM

The Lakers were one of the first teams to reach out to restricted free agent Iman Shumpert.

The Lakers still haven't made a splash in free agency, unless you count Robert Sacre. If they're going to throw a big deal at Shump, it'll be tough for the Cavs to match. However, it probably wouldn't be wise with two young combo guards in Jordan Clarkson and D'Angelo Russell.
Jul 1 - 4:16 PM

Kevin Love announced he will return to the Cavs and accept a five-year, $110 million deal.

"After Game 1 of the NBA Finals, that’s when it really struck me. Sitting on the sidelines, I never wanted to play in a game more than that one," Love said on his Players' Tribune article. "I had dreamed of playing in the NBA Finals and I just wanted to help my guys win. I couldn’t have been prouder of them as they poured their blood, sweat and tears onto the court." The Cavs are spending all sorts of money to get the band back together, so expect LeBron's deal to happen in the near future. Love will be worth a second or third round pick in fantasy leagues next year.
Jul 1 - 2:33 PM

The Cavs and Tristan Thompson are nearing a deal worth $80 million.

It seems like just yesterday Thompson was changing his shooting hand and struggling to get playing time. Thanks to being arguably the best rebounder in the postseason this summer, Thompson has set himself up for a big pay check. Presumably, this will be a five-year deal.
Jul 1 - 2:32 PM

Kendrick Perkins is drawing interest from the Knicks, Pelicans and Rockets.

Perkins was invisible in Cleveland, so it's not surprising that the Cavaliers aren't going after him. Perkins is basically just a big body at this point in his career, and he won't have more than a limited role wherever he lands.
Jul 1 - 12:21 PM

Unrestricted free agent Kevin Love is expected to meet with the Lakers this week.

The Suns have also expressed interest and the Celtics are hoping to meet with Love, but most teams are hedging their bets since he's widely expected to return to Cleveland. FOX Sports' Sam Amico reported this week that Love has told the Cavs he'll re-sign, and the team reportedly plans to offer him a five-year deal worth more than $110 million. We're not reading much into his meeting with the Lakers, in other words, but anything is possible.
Jun 30 - 11:15 PM

The 2015-16 salary cap may be as much as $2 million higher than originally projected, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports.

The NBA had robust revenue this season and the cap is expected to be at least $68.1 million, or possibly higher. The official figure will be determined on July 8 and a higher salary cap would be welcome news for teams attempting to clear space for free agents in the coming weeks.
Jun 30 - 11:09 PM

Updating a previous report, according to a source of Cavs' beat writer Jason Lloyd, a trade involving the Spurs and Brendan Haywood's contract was "never discussed."

At this point it's hard to discern between fact and fiction, but the reported deal does make sense for both sides. Teams looking to shed some cap space during free agency will likely flirt with the idea of trading for, and then later waiving Haywood, so this isn't likely to be the last rumor we hear regarding Haywood's non-guaranteed contract worth $10.5 million.
Jun 30 - 5:10 PM

The Lakers, Mavs and Bucks will all reportedly pursue Iman Shumpert as a restricted free agent.

Cleveland will have the ability to match any offer he receives on the open market, and with LeBron James a fan of his play on the defensive end, it's likely that Cleveland will do what they can to retain him. Shumpert is a nice fit with the Cavs, but only averaged 7.2 points, 1.2 three-pointers and 1.3 steals per game during his time in Cleveland, so he's not going to be much more than a specialist in deep leagues if he remains with the Cavs.
Source: Real GM
Jun 30 - 4:20 PM

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