Latest J.B. Bickerstaff 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...

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...

Cavaliers finally get acquainted with No. 3 pick Evan Mobley

Jul. 30, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Evan Mobley didn’t visit Cleveland or hold a private workout for the Cavaliers before the NBA draft. The Southern California center did, however, expect to be selected by them with the No. 3 overall pick. “I’ve done a...

Cavaliers hang on to No. 3 pick, select versatile big Mobley

Jul. 30, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Evan Mobley has set a lofty goal for his rookie season — All-Star. “I'm trying to get everything,” he said. No wonder the Cavaliers love him. Desperate to add a player capable of rocketing them back into...

AP source: Cavs acquire guard Ricky Rubio from T-Wolves

Jul. 29, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers have agreed to acquire veteran guard Ricky Rubio in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday night before the NBA draft. Cleveland is sending small forward...