Player News - Cavaliers

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The Cavaliers are finalizing a deal to promote Koby Altman to general manager, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

The timing is obvious with the Cavs now dealing with the Kyrie Irving trade request. The ownership still has some issues to work out, but at least they're making progress up top.
Jul 21 - 6:31 PM

Regarding the Kyrie Irving trade demands, the Cavs were given four preferred landing spots: New York, Miami, San Antonio and Minnesota.

And this is the NBA offseason. It sounds like Irving is legitimate in his demands and not wanting to live under LeBron James' shadow. This is basically the third day of the "offseason" in the NBA, but it looks like chaos is in store for the Cavs this offseason -- maybe they should've brought their GM back. Expect a ton of Kyrie Irving rumors this summer.
Jul 21 - 4:32 PM

Kyrie Irving asked the Cavs to trade him in a meeting last week, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Oh boy. "Irving has expressed that he wants to go play in a situation where he can be a more focal point and no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James," the report says. This comes off the heels of Irving saying things are "very peculiar" in Cleveland at an SI event earlier this week. The Cavs may be having the worst offseason possible and this can't be a good look to keep LeBron James next season. There's really no way to spin this positively for the Cavs.
Jul 21 - 3:44 PM

The Suns named James Jones as the vice president of basketball operations.

The Suns created this new position for the 14-year veteran, who is now officially retired. Jones will help in evaluating younger players, working with general manager Ryan McDonough on trades, and also work with the coaching staff to help put the best team on the floor for the Suns.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 19 - 2:14 PM

Kyrie Irving said he understands that the Cavs are in a "very peculiar place" after failing to make any major acquisitions this summer.

Instead of trying to make major improvements to the roster after falling short to the Warriors in the NBA Finals, Cavs' owner Dan Gilbert parted ways with David Griffin just ahead of the draft and free agency, and Cleveland still has not found a GM to replace him. Thus far, the Cavs offseason signings have included Jeff Green, Jose Calderon, Kyle Korver and Cedi Osman, but they missed out on guys like Paul George and Jimmy Butler, which reportedly hasn't sat well with LeBron James.
Jul 19 - 11:40 AM

LeBron James is reportedly "concerned" with how the Cavs' offseason has played out this summer.

James was expecting the Cleveland front office to take an aggressive approach in recruiting talent after falling in five games to the Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals, but instead, owner Dan Gilbert parted ways with GM David Griffin and VP of basketball operations Trent Redden just days before the draft and free agency. James was particularly perturbed by the timing of Griffin's departure, as the Cavs' former GM was reportedly "close" to striking a deal for Jimmy Butler, so James' frustration is certainly understandable. Don't be surprised if these issues resurface during James' free agency in 2018.
Source: USA Today
Jul 17 - 6:13 PM

Edy Tavares dominated inside in a win over the Raptors on Friday, scoring 10 points with 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks in 27 minutes.

Revenge game? With the Raptors 905 last year, Tavares won D-League Defensive Player of the Year for 2017, but he never made it up to the big club in Toronto. The 7'3" big man is at least starting to turn the corner to control all of his arms and legs, so maybe he can find a way to get minutes next year. His upside in blocks will always make him a fun name to track for owners in super deep leagues.
Jul 15 - 12:35 AM

Kay Felder scored 25 points with three rebounds, four assists, four steals, one block, four turnovers and four fouls against the Lakers on Thursday.

He basically doubled his previous scoring average of 12.7 points per game in his previous 2017 Vegas games. Felder did have a handful of good games in Vegas last year, but he didn't really take a big leap in his second event this year. He'll be looking to compete for backup minutes in October.
Jul 14 - 12:17 AM

Cedi Osman has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $8.3 million deal with the Cavs.

Osman was selected with the No. 31 pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Cavs, and now he'll finally be making his way to Cleveland. He'll provide the Cavs with some emergency depth, but Osman won't be a significant part of the rotation on most nights. As a side note, with the Cavs bringing on Osman for roughly $2.8 million annually, their luxury tax bill will jump to $70.7 million this upcoming season.
Jul 12 - 10:27 AM

Jeff Green has officially signed his one-year, $2.3 million deal with Cleveland.

Green will be joining the ring chaser club in Cleveland, but he won't be earning enough consistent playing time with the Cavs to warrant any attention in fantasy hoops.
Source: NBA
Jul 11 - 5:44 PM

David Griffin has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Knicks' open president and GM position.

Griffin reportedly wanted full authority on basketball decisions and to bring over people from his staff that he won a championship with in Cleveland, so of course, Knicks management was against that. Griffin is one of the better front office free agents out there, so he shouldn't have much trouble at all landing his next gig.
Source: ESPN
Jul 9 - 4:10 PM

Edy Tavares scored 12 points with eight rebounds and one block in 18 minutes against the Bucks on Friday.

He's still extremely raw, but it's going to take a really long time for him to get that 7'9" wingspan under control. Tavares did suffer a broken hand back in May, so it was a nice sign to see him back out there and play well. Perhaps he can make a push for some backup minutes, but he'll really have to show up in training camp.
Jul 7 - 8:29 PM

The Cavs have reached a one-year, $2.3 million deal with Jeff Green, according to Jeff Zilgitt of USA Today.

One year after the Magic made a head-scratching move to sign Green for $15 million, the 30-year-old forward won't be making that much this time around. Green hasn't really been an effective player based on metrics, but his positional versatility could come in handy, especially when the Cavs rest players. He won't be playing much while the Cavs are healthy.
Jul 7 - 7:57 PM

The Cavaliers reportedly offered Chauncey Billups a "below-market" offer of $2 million annually to serve as their president of basketball operations, which he declined.

Chris Haynes and Marc Spears of ESPN report that $4 million is "typically the starting point of what an individual in that role should earn." The Cavs lost former GM David Griffin and they owe six players more than $115 million next season -- LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert. It's unclear whom the Cavs might be targeting to fill their vacant GM position.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 6 - 12:35 AM

Richard Jefferson said he will return to the Cavs next season,

He'll be the 12th player on the roster and should back up LeBron James again. The 37-year-old forward is probably more known for his social media than this play these days, but he did get some important minutes in the playoffs.
Source: ESPN
Jul 5 - 6:11 PM


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