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September 25, 2014 Updates

Cleveland Cavaliers center Brendan Haywood is recovering nicely from last year's foot surgery and will practice from the outset once training camp begins Saturday, league sources tell Northeast Ohio Media Group. He will be limited when it comes to certain drills, but his activity will be increased throughout the course of preseason. One source says Haywood's full-contact clear date is "close" if he keeps up this accelerated path. Cleveland Plain Dealer

“I said years ago, you could say anything you wanted to,” McHale said. “You could say, ‘Detroit sucked’ and it made the Detroit paper, it made the Boston paper and then maybe someone would ask you about it in one other city, Cleveland or wherever. Now if you said something like that, every city you went to they’d ask, ‘Why did you say that?’ God forbid that you say something about a guy you’re playing against that you don’t like. “There seems to be an unbelievable need among the players and in the league for everyone to like each other. I really don’t like that. I like when guys don’t like each other. I actually like when guys really dislike each other. I think it makes for better competition.” NBA.com

September 24, 2014 Updates

Dwyane Wade: Big thanks to my guy!!!! @mistadubb for always capturing meaningful moments in my life. This picture was taken on our wedding day an hour b4 I took that walkout to become as one with my beautiful bride @gabunion. A real brotherhood goes deeper then money,rumors,sports,fame and so on. So thanks to my brothers @kevinhart4real @kingjames @cp3 and @ud40 @chrisbosh (who is not pictured here in this photo) for coming to share this moment with me. #yalllknowkevhaduslaughing #theconvoswehadwasntforeveryone #brothers #weliveindifferentcitiesbutitsalwayslovewhenwegettogether http://instagram.com/p/tVfS97lCKn/ Instagram

Basketball superstar LeBron James isn't getting too far ahead of himself with his latest off-court project, the hoops-related comedy Survivor's Remorse (Starz, Oct. 4, 9 p.m. ET/PT). When friend and fellow executive producer Maverick Carter talked about possible stories for Season 6, half-jokingly assuming a long run for the half-hour series, James acknowledged TV success is no easy layup. At a Tuesday premiere screening at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, he reminded a supportive audience of an earlier statement he made about multiple NBA championships for his former team, the Miami Heat. "What (Maverick) said about Season 6 – Last time I said, 'Not one, not two, not three, not four …,' that … didn't go over too well," he said, drawing laughter with a reference to a memorable Heat rally with fellow stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. James, who recently signed a deal to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, led the Heat to two championships and four NBA finals during four seasons in Miami. USA Today Sports

And through it all, Varejao's love for Cleveland never wavered. He has been committed to the city since Day 1 and allowed his heart to direct his path. He's now reaping the benefits of being patient. "I don't see myself playing anywhere else. This is where I want to win a championship," Varejao said. Cleveland Plain Dealer

September 23, 2014 Updates

Following a video presentation detailing James' career and the technology behind the sneakers, James told a small group of reporters that a "very strict" offseason diet was responsible for his slimmer physique. "I had no sugars, no dairy, I had no carbs," the four-time MVP explained. "All I ate was meat, fish, veggies and fruit. That's it. For 67 straight days." Sports Illustrated

What hasn’t been discussed is a contract extension for him – at least not yet. The two sides haven’t really discussed numbers, one source involved in the process said recently, but that isn’t a surprise. Kyrie Irving is the only member of the 2011 class thus far to sign an extension, although guys like Klay Thompson, Kenneth Faried and Kawhi Leonard could be next. The deadline to sign is Oct. 31. Akron Beacon Journal

They like Timofey Mozgov, but the Nuggets have shown no inclination to deal him. There doesn’t appear to be a trade available for any sort of rim protector right now, so the Cavs may look to bundle the trio of players they received from Utah (John Lucas III, Erik Murphy and Malcolm Thomas) in exchange for a trade exception to be used later. Akron Beacon Journal

I would be surprised if Amundson is not on this team in November. David Griffin spent time with him in Phoenix and loves his hustle. Amundson has bounced around the league a lot, but the Cavs believe that’s because of his offensive limitations. It’s difficult to play him in certain rotations because he can’t really score. Akron Beacon Journal

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