Cleveland Cavaliers Rumors
The Cleveland Cavaliers have re-signed guard J.R. Smith, General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. Per league and team policy, terms of the contracts were not released.
Iman Shumpert: When a man loves a woman how she was born to be loved…procreation is the best blessing you can receive! I couldn’t be more happy than to share my first child with the woman I intended to have my family with. Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr is expected to enter this world “1.16.16”. We want that world to be as pure as possible for her. We people, show the world what we feel the world should see when we want them to see it…something this beautiful had to be announced when we were ready for everyone to know…this is what happiness grows into! I love you @teyanataylor thank you for your sacrifice in starting our very own family! P.s. I know you see my daughter with her hand behind her head and her feet kicked up…
But LeBron already re-signed, and Thompson continues to wait for a max offer. Crisis averted? The Cavs apparently didn’t think there was one to begin with. Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report: I’m told that, privately, the Cavaliers are convinced that LeBron cannot afford to break Cleveland’s hearts a second time and leave and therefore does not have the leverage that everybody supposes he has.
LeBron formed yet another super team with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. Didn’t win a title. But – at least in LeBron’s eyes – that doesn’t mean those teams necessarily fell short of greatness. LeBron, via Bleacher Report: If you don’t know the history of the game, man, you’ll forget how many great teams didn’t win championships. And that doesn’t mean they wasn’t great, though.
No Timofey Mozgov, who underwent knee surgery in early July. No Sasha Kaun, who just signed with the Cavaliers No Sergey Karasev, who dislocated his patella and tore his MCL in March. Not even Alexey Shved, the former Knick who is suffering from back pain. Russia announced its roster for EuroBasket, and it doesn’t include a single NBA player.
To get to the MAX level money Thompson’s camp is said to be seeking, the Raptors have to pass on retaining DeMar DeRozan and renounce his rights to clear his $15 million cap hold. The Raptors would also have to not extend Terrence Ross now, which opens up a bidding situation to retain him next summer. And they likely have to decline the options on their two promising Brazilians. All of that could get them within the margin of error on a starting salary in the $16 to $18 million range.