Player News - Cavaliers

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LeBron James is reportedly frustrated with Kevin Love's inability to fit in, according to sources.

It's worth noting that this article stems from a New York-based media outlet who may or may not be hoping that Love bolts the Cavaliers to join the Knicks after the season, but there have been rumblings of a discord between the two stars all season. Meanwhile, Love scored 22 points to go along with 10 rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Grizzlies so even if Love is one-and-done in Cleveland, he's still an important part of the Cavaliers' playoff hopes.
Source: NY Post
Mar 26 - 10:58 AM

Kevin Love hit 10-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 22 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, a steal and two blocks in Wednesday's impressive win over the Grizzlies.

Many think Love is deferring too much to LeBron, but he just hasn't played well this season. He looked great tonight and the Cavs opened up a 29-point lead over the Grizzlies in the third quarter. LeBron James had 20 points, eight boards, five assists and three 3-pointers, Kyrie Irving added 24 points and two assists, Timofey Mozgov had 14 points, nine boards and a block, and J.R. Smith added 13 points, six assists and three 3-pointers in the cakewalk. Hopefully Love can keep it going, even when they Cavs aren't blowing someone out. That makes four straight wins for the Cavs, and eight of their last nine.
Mar 26 - 1:12 AM

Cavs recall G Joe Harris from the D-League.

He was assigned on Saturday, and he's back on Monday. It was a short trip.
Mar 23 - 12:27 PM

LeBron James has started to take on a more vocal role with the Cavs.

"I was frustrated with our play and the guys know how I felt about it and they responded," LeBron said. He's clearly become more comfortable in his new (old) surroundings, and the Cavs are rolling as a result. "I feel really good with my game, I feel really good with how I am on my body."
Mar 23 - 9:32 AM

Kevin Love struggled with his shot during Sunday's win over the Bucks, scoring just nine points on 4-of-13 shooting, with three rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer and two turnovers through 29 minutes of action.

Love did not leave the bench during the fourth quarter as the game turned into a blowout, but consistency continues to be an issue for Cleveland's third-wheel. He's scored nine, 11, 10, eight, and 21 points in his previous five outings, and there's really no telling when the good Love is going to show up. He usually does enough in the rebounding and 3-point categories to balance out the minimal scoring production, but he's simply not the guy owners thought they were buying on draft day.
Mar 22 - 6:13 PM

LeBron James was phenomenal on Sunday, scoring 28 points on 10-of-17 shooting (7-of-7 from the stripe), to go with 10 rebounds, six assists, five steals, one 3-pointer, one block and five turnovers through 39 minutes of action.

Turnovers continue to be an issue for LeBron, but when he's putting up lines like this, who really cares? Look for LeBron to keep his foot on the gas pedal when the Cavs take on the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Mar 22 - 6:08 PM

Timofey Mozgov was quiet in his 22 minutes of action Sunday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting (2-of-2 from the stripe), to go with two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover.

This game turned into a blowout, so Mozgov spent the fourth quarter on the bench, which explains the minimal line. His rebounding numbers and minutes have dipped during the month of March, as he's put in averages of 11.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.0 block per game while shooting 61.0 percent from the field and 76.3 percent from the stripe through 24.3 minutes of action. He's still worth owning in all leagues for his highly efficient scoring, while offering some blocks and boards.
Mar 22 - 6:03 PM

Kyrie Irving scored 20 points on 9-of-19 shooting Sunday, adding seven assists, three rebounds, one 3-pointer, two steals and three turnovers through 31 minutes of action.

Irving has been hot during the month of March, putting in averages of 23.0 points, 5.3 assists, 1.2 steals, and 2.0 three-pointers per game on 49.7 percent shooting from the field. He's healthy, and looks ready to take the Cavs on a deep playoff run. Keep rolling him out there.
Mar 22 - 5:51 PM

J.R. Smith got hot from beyond the arc during Sunday's win over the Bucks, scoring 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting, to go with seven 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist, three steals and two turnovers over 37 minutes of action.

Smith has been a completely different player since coming over to Cleveland, and part of that probably has to do with the fact he's actually being held accountable and the Cavs are actually playing for something. The scoring outbursts will be sporadic for Smith, as he's gone for 23, 11, 17, and eight points in his previous four outings, but he needs to be owned in all leagues for his ability to light up the 3-point category on any given night.
Mar 22 - 5:43 PM

Anderson Varejao (Achilles) believes that his rehab is ahead of schedule and he expects to be ready for the start of next season.

Varejao has shed his walking boot and has been active in the weight room, but he reportedly still can't push off his left foot. We will continue to track his progress very closely, and hopefully he will be ready in time for training camp next season. Varejao will turn 33 soon and injuries have forced his season to end prematurely in four out of the past five seasons, so obviously his stock is pretty low right now.
Mar 21 - 10:49 AM

The Cavaliers have assigned G Joe Harris to the NBA D-League.

Harris isn't in the rotation right now and with the team pursuing a championship, it's safe to say that his role won't change for the foreseeable future. Leave Harris on the wire.
Mar 21 - 10:10 AM

LeBron James (illness) scored 29 points on 13-of-26 shooting (including two threes) with seven rebounds and five assists in the Cavs' 95-92 win over the Pacers on Friday.

James took his time coming out of the locker room at halftime and that's really the only issue he had against the Pacers. Kevin Love went for 11 and 13 with a block and one trey, J.R. Smith scored 11 points with one trey, three boards and two assists on a quiet night, and Kyrie Irving shot like he was the sick one with 13 points on 4-of-16 shooting in the win.
Mar 21 - 1:02 AM

LeBron James (illness) is a go for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

James is just dealing with a head cold, but he'll be fine. Go ahead and get him active.
Mar 20 - 6:49 PM

David Blatt said he thinks LeBron James (illness) will be able to play Friday vs. the Pacers, and the Cavs are listing him as a game-time decision.

James is dealing with a head cold and wasn't able to go through shootaround this morning, but it's encouraging that head coach Blatt feels he'll be able to give it a go. However, nothing is official just yet, so owners will need to check back for another update closer to tip-off. Stay tuned.
Mar 20 - 5:49 PM

LeBron James (illness) did not go through shootaround, and he is officially being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Pacers.

Owners will just have to hope James decides to give it a go tonight, and we'll be monitoring this situation closely. However, if he's forced to sit, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will be asked to do the heavy lifting on offense, with guys like J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, James Jones, and Shawn Marion all seeing some increased opportunity. Irving, Love, and Smith would be the guys to target in daily leagues. Stay tuned.

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