Latest Cleveland Cavaliers News

Morant, Melton lead Grizzlies to opening win over Cavs

Oct. 21, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Ja Morant had 37 points and six assists, De’Anthony Melton added 20 points and the Memphis Grizzlies pulled away in the fourth for a 132-121 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night in the opener for both teams. Morant and Melton...

Cavaliers tired of losing, eager to take bigger step forward

Oct. 12, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James hasn't played for the Cavaliers since 2017. His presence remains, taunting the organization as a reminder of its past and current status. Cleveland's relevancy and run of four straight trips to the NBA Finals disappeared like the drifting...

Ex-NBA guard Smith makes tournament debut as college golfer

Oct. 11, 2021 19:28 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — J.R. Smith couldn’t help but feel anxious. Sure, he had spent 16 years playing in the NBA, making millions and winning two world championships in packed arenas at the highest level of a global sport. But he had never been in the situation like...

No. 21 UNC aims to end skid vs. Virginia in key ACC matchup

Sep. 16, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

A shaky opening-night performance dealt a quick blow to North Carolina’s goal of winning its Atlantic Coast Conference division championship. The 21st-ranked Tar Heels know they can’t afford another early stumble with yet another loss to Virginia. The Tar Heels and...

Cavs sign veteran point guard Kevin Pangos to 2-year deal

Sep. 08, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers signed point guard Kevin Pangos to a two-year deal, his agency announced Wednesday on Twitter. The 28-year-old Canadian spent the past six years playing in Europe. “Hard work pays off,” Priority Sports tweeted...

AP source: Cavs getting Markkanen from Bulls in 3-way trade

Aug. 27, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lauri Markkanen was in search of a new team. The Cavaliers needed to add another outside shooter. They found each other. The Cavaliers have agreed to acquire Markkanen, a restricted free agent forward from Chicago, in a three-way...

Bickerstaff brings back Sidney Lowe as Cavs assistant coach.

Aug. 26, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sidney Lowe has been added to Cleveland coach J.B. Bickerstaff's staff as an assistant. The Cavs announced the hiring Thursday, bringing Lowe back for a second stint after he coached in Cleveland under Mike Fratello from 1994-99. The team made three...

Biden praises WNBA champs for social justice activism

Aug. 23, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden honored the 2020 WNBA champions Seattle Storm on Monday, celebrating their success on the court and hailing the four-time title holders for changing lives with their activism. The visit marked the first time that an NBA or WNBA team...

Houston's Green shines as virus interrupts NBA Summer League

Aug. 09, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jalen Green was without one of his Houston teammates for his NBA Summer League debut because of COVID-19 protocols, the same reason the Washington-Indiana game was postponed. The second overall pick from this year's draft helped bring the headlines back...

Allen signs 5-year, $100 million contract with Cavaliers

Aug. 06, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — When they traded for Jarrett Allen, the Cavaliers knew they were getting a quality player. He quickly became much more than that. The Cavs signed Allen to a five-year, $100 million contract on Friday, securing the 23-year-old center...