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May 20, 2015 Updates

Mozgov recalled finding out about the trade during a moment of calm. “The business is different and nobody trade you like that [in Russia],” he said, comparing NBA trades to those overseas. “They talk to you. It goes on for months. They ask the player, ‘Do you want to be traded?’ They ask the agent. Here, it was so quick. I was sitting, watching the All-Star Game with my wife, eating some chicken wings. I just remember I was happy and they called me and said, ‘You got traded.’ I see my wife. She looks at me and feels like something’s wrong. I say, ‘We got traded to Denver.’ I gotta, like, fly tomorrow. She said, ‘For real?’” Grantland

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I didn’t see him, but the sharp eyes of ESPN’s Dave McMenamin spotted free agent to be point guard Norris Cole in attendance tonight. Cole, of course, is a former Cleveland State product and a fellow Klutch client. The Cavs tried acquiring Cole at February’s trade deadline. Who could imagine then what a pivotal role Delly would be playing in this postseason? Akron Beacon Journal

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It’s been weeks since Iman Shumpert found himself headed to the Cavaliers from his longtime home in New York and there’s a few things he still hasn’t figured out. Among the most important for anyone who followed how much it meant to him in New York? His hair. “As far as me having to move and move everything, I haven’t been able to get as many haircuts as I want,” he said. “My brother lives with me, so he cuts my hair but because right now he’s trying to make the transition, I haven’t been able to get as many haircuts as I want, so I haven’t been combing it.” For The Win

February 20, 2015 Updates

Brian Windhorst of ESPN on SiriusXM NBA Radio: I think he’d still be there. LeBron definitely wanted to play with Kevin Love, but remember, Wiggins was not mentioned in the LeBron letter. And on July 7th, the Cavs felt like, if they signed LeBron, they would just keep Wiggins, that they wouldn’t trade him for Love. If Love really wanted to play in Cleveland, he could’ve come there as a free agent next summer. By July 10th or 11th, once LeBron had gotten there, all of a sudden, Wiggins was in the deal. So, you can draw your own map from there. People can deny it from now until those guys retire, but I know exactly what happened. I saw the roadmap. If Wiggins had signed with LeBron’s agency, then Wiggins would have been in the letter. If Wiggins would have been having a relationship with LeBron in the weeks leading up to the draft, then it would have been a no-brainer. NBCSports.com

February 19, 2015 Updates

Barring a dramatic change in the final few hours, today’s 3 p.m. trade deadline is expected to pass without the Cavs making any deals, multiple league sources told the Beacon Journal. The Cavs are still trying, but weren’t close on any trades early Thursday morning and losing faith they could get anything done, league sources said. Ideally they would still like to upgrade the point guard position and add another big, but they are simply left with too few trade assets and no cap flexibility after a flurry of recent moves. Akron Beacon Journal

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They've been offering around Brendan Haywood, who has a unique contract that could make him a trade asset next summer because he has a $10 million non-guaranteed deal perfect for flipping. One player they've targeted is the Denver Nuggets' veteran, Jameer Nelson, who has already been traded twice this season. ESPN.com

It was also perhaps a bit of a lesson game for the Cavs. Though they mostly played like they were already half on vacation -- privately players grumbled they lost a day of their break because they were the only team in the league that had a road game on Thursday -- it also gave their front office one last reminder heading into next week's trade deadline: ESPN.com

February 12, 2015 Updates

Kerr is one of the two gentlemen in the Warriors organization who deserves credit for where Thompson's career is heading. For much of July, remember, Thompson was within a hair's breadth of being dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a package for Kevin Love (David Lee would have been sent to Minnesota, too, with Love and Kevin Martin coming back to the Warriors). The other is team consultant Jerry West, who was staunchly against a trade involving Thompson from the beginning. That's not to say the deal was an abstract possibility. In both organizations, it was almost a given that a Love-Thompson swap would happen. Warriors ownership really wanted Love, and talking team brass out of making the trade was not easy. As one source privy to the conversations said, "It was not just close, it was a done deal. I thought (Thompson) was gone. It wasn't the 11th hour. It was like 11:58." Kerr and West ultimately were able to pull management back from the brink of the deal. As Kerr puts it, "I would not have taken this job if Klay were not here. I wanted a chance to coach him." Sporting News

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