Player News - Cavaliers

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The Cavaliers are set to sign a standard two-year rookie deal with Andrew Wiggins, according to the Associated Press.

The deal will pay Wiggins $5.5 million next season and contain two extra years of team options, according to a source familiar with negotiations. While the signing would prevent the Cavs from dealing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft for 30 days, Cleveland could still come to an agreement on a deal that would send Wiggins to the Timberwolves for Kevin Love and then execute the deal after the 30 days are up.
Source: AP
Jul 22 - 1:32 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking for non-guaranteed contracts that potentially be included in a bigger deal later, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

As the Kevin Love rumors continue to swirl around Cleveland, these non-guaranteed contracts could help the Cavs facilitate a deal with the Timberwolves. It is currently unclear whether Andrew Wiggins would be part of a trade that includes the non-guaranteed contracts, but there are several teams around the league (like the Celtics) with the contract ammo the Cavs are looking for.
Jul 22 - 11:36 AM

Andrew Wiggins has not been made available to the Wolves in a trade for Kevin Love, according to the News Herald.

There are about a half a dozen reports saying the contrary and with LeBron James playing a general manager-like role saying he's intrigued by adding Love, those trade rumors aren't going to stop. The Cavs are expected to sign Wiggins soon, which would affect their cap space, but not really any possible deal.
Source: News Herald
Jul 21 - 9:31 AM

The Cavaliers are expected to sign Andrew Wiggins to a rookie-scale contract in the coming week, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

Wiggins can't officially be traded for 30 days after signing his contract, but that's not expected to impact potential trade talks with the Wolves for Kevin Love. It remains uncertain whether the Cavs would even agree to part with Wiggins in such a deal. Cleveland likely would have already signed Wiggins if they weren't exploring creative ways to use their remaining salary-cap space to fill out their roster with minor moves.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 20 - 7:18 PM

Scottie Pippen stated in a recent interview that he wasn't surprised LeBron James returned to Cleveland.

"I wasn’t surprised, I kind of figured he’d go back [to Cleveland]," Pippen said. "I don’t know if he could hold that team up. I think [Dwyane] Wade’s physical ability had him thinking like, ‘Hey, maybe this is not the place I need to be.’ It was a great run for them. They weren’t as successful as they thought they would be, but you went to the Finals four times, so you can’t hold your head down too much about that."
Jul 20 - 11:50 AM

Andrew Wiggins has not been made available to the Wolves, according to CSNNW.com.

The Cavs are not moving from their asking price on Kevin Love and on the surface it seems like they're the ones holding up the deal. If the Cavs really do want to win now, it may behoove them to get a deal done. Wiggins would obviously have more fantasy value on another team.
Jul 19 - 11:20 AM

Andrew Wiggins did not play on Friday night.

The Cavs said the plan was just for them to play four games in Las Vegas, so there's really no need to completely blame this DNP on a trade rumor. Still, that's what everyone will do because there has just been so much speculation of a Wiggins-Kevin Love deal. Stay tuned.
Jul 19 - 10:06 AM

The Cavs and Wolves have discussed a blockbuster trade involving Kevin Love and Andrew Wiggins, according to ESPN.com.

It's all rumors all the time for the Wiggins-Love deal and it's still unclear how the Cavs want to handle it. The Wolves have almost no choice but to accept this deal to get a high-end talent at a rookie contract, so they may have to give up a little more rather than a one-for-one deal.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 18 - 4:43 PM

Updating a previous report, The Cavaliers reportedly have not considered adding Andrew Wiggins to a deal that would net them Kevin Love.

There was an earlier report that the Cavs were willing to include Wiggins in a deal for Love, but now two people with knowledge of the situation are denying that report. It's been speculated that the Timberwolves were the ones who leaked the Wiggins rumor in an attempt to get the Warriors to up their offer and include Klay Thompson, and it seems that as one report comes out regarding Love’s future destination, the next report refutes it. Nothing is imminent.
Jul 18 - 12:23 PM

The Cavaliers are willing to add Andrew Wiggins in a trade for Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, according to sources close to Bob Finnan of the News-Herald.

This has become the hot debate in NBA circles; should the Cavaliers swap the potential of Andrew Wiggins for the already proven production of Kevin Love. The report also mentions that James indeed wants Love on the roster. The whole topic has been mostly speculation to this point, but if these reports are true, it shows that the Cavaliers are hoping to contend for championships as soon as possible.
Jul 17 - 3:36 PM

James Jones has agreed to a one-year, minimum salary deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal.

This appears to be another signing aimed at appeasing LeBron James. Both Jones and newly acquired free agent Mike Miller were favorites of LeBron during their time in Miami, and it now it appears they will both be Cavaliers next season. Jones appeared in only 20 games for the Heat last season, averaging 4.9 points in 11.8 minutes of action.
Jul 16 - 12:57 PM

David Blatt said that he plans to occasionally use LeBron James as a stretch 4 next season.

"I just came from the land of the stretch 4s," Blatt said during an interview on Grantland. "Stretch 4s became popular in the United States because of Europe. If anyone knows that style of play, it’s probably me. Yeah, you’ll see LeBron there." James thrived as a small-ball power forward in Miami, becoming one of the best post scores in the league. It will be interesting to see how Blatt plans to use James' position versatility next season.
Jul 16 - 12:47 PM

Top-10 picks Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Dante Exum, and Marcus Smart have signed endorsement deals with Adidas.

Each rookie signed a four-year contract with the famous shoe company. Wiggins will reportedly earn $2 million each year, over the next four years, while Embiid will earn $1.5 million and Smart will earn $1.2 million over the life of the entire deal.
Jul 16 - 10:59 AM

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak and co-owner/VP Jim Buss will reportedly meet with head coach candidate Byron Scott on Wednesday.

They've already met with Scott and he remains a leading candidate for the job. The Lakers are expected to make a decision in the near future, so Wednesday's meeting may very well be the tipping point.
Jul 15 - 9:16 PM

Mike Miller will sign a two-year, $5.5 million deal with the Cavaliers, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

The second year will be a player option and it's apparent how much Miller values the opportunity to play for a championship with LeBron James in Cleveland -- the Rockets and Nuggets had both offered him significantly more money. Miller was tremendous from downtown last year, making 45.9 percent of his 3-pointers, but he's purely a specialist for fantasy purposes.
Jul 15 - 5:27 PM


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