Cleveland Cavaliers Rumors
David West turned down $12 million from the Indiana Pacers to play for a contender. The Cavs might just be that team. The Cavaliers are interested in the free agent forward, a league source confirmed. The interest appears mutual, although USA Today reported the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors are also high on West’s list. The Spurs are still in pursuit of West even after landing LaMarcus Aldridge on Saturday. West, who turns 35 next month, averaged 11.7 points and 6.8 rebounds last season for the Pacers. He declined a player option worth $12.2 million for next season because he wants to win.
Brian Windhorst: Cavs indeed have interest in David West. But LeBron James has no plans to communicate with anyone while still a free agent, sources said.: 19 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Cleveland hasn’t only worked itself into contention for David West, Cavs took slight lead on Spurs. Pop isn’t done recruiting yet.
Marc Stein: With David West willing to play on a bargain contract, as @Sam Amick reported earlier this week, Spurs and Cavs have a real shot at him
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say that Cleveland has aggressively entered the bidding for David West, so Spurs have to beat out both Cavs AND Wizards for him
Candace Buckner: I’m hearing the Cleveland Cavaliers have “huge interest” in David West. Most definitely aligns with his desire to play for a contender: 19 more rumors
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have reunited … all aboard an insane $29 MILLION yacht in the Bahamas … TMZ Sports has learned. James and his wife, Savannah — along with Wade and Gabrielle Union — have been staying on a yacht called the Just J’s … a top of the line ship built in 2011 … and owned by billionaire businessman Jay Schottenstein.
Sergi PV: possibilities for cavs on signing Derozan? If not who’ll replace jr smith? Or are they going to bring him back? Thanks. Steve Kyler: As for JR Smith, was told he would be back on a better deal. Cavs have other deals to finish first.: 8 more rumors
Chris Haynes: Free agent G Rodney Stuckey registering interest from #Cavs, league sources tell @Clevelanddotcom. Exploratory, but interest is mutual.: 7 more rumors
Shams Charania: Cleveland and RFA Matthew Dellavedova making progress in discussions toward a multiyear deal in $3-5M+ range, league sources tell RealGM.
Executives around the league told Sporting News on Wednesday that Love eventually could wind up back on the trading block, but the Cavs needed to re-sign him rather than risk losing him for nothing in return. Thompson deserves a starting spot, and the Cavs are confident that, eventually, a smaller lineup with Thompson at center and Love at power forward will work.
Brian Windhorst: After progress was made yesterday, Cavs & Tristan Thompson are currently still apart on contract talks, sources told ESPN.: 3 more rumors
Steve Kyler: Far from decided… but I was told plan was always to bring JR back, we’ll see if that happens: 8 more rumors
Zach Lowe: Kevin Love’s 5-year, $110M max deal also has a player option in the final season, league sources say.: 20 more rumors
Jason: Any word on more Cavs signings? Steve Kyler: Was told JR Smith and Delly are next… then they move Haywood for a player or two as a team tries to cut cash.: 8 more rumors
After LeBron James took his talents down South five years ago, could his former teammate be preparing to join him up North? According to various accounts on Twitter, and the pictures below, James was spotted on Wednesday evening with former teammate Dwyane Wade, as the two were seen together in the Bahamas.
Arash Markazi: Doc tried hard to sign Kendrick Perkins last season. He chose Cleveland but played sparingly. Doc is still interested. Nothing is going to be imminent with these minimum salary guys. Obviously no one rushes to verbally agree to those terms until they have to.: 1 more rumor
Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade: Iman Shumpert on returning to #Cavs: “You don’t buy jewelry in this league, you earn it.” ow.ly/P40It
Alex Kennedy: Source: Iman Shumpert has agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal with the Cavs. Last year is a player option.: 4 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Iman Shumpert has agreed to a four-year, $40M contract to remain with the Cavaliers, league source tells Yahoo.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Cavaliers restricted free agent Iman Shumpert will start taking meetings with teams. So far, unable to reach deal with Cleveland.: 4 more rumors
Cleveland still has plenty of work to do in free agency — with Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Matthew Dellavedova all in line for new contracts, as well — but the commitments Cavs owner Dan Gilbert already has made in the first few hours of free agency to Love and Thompson send a strong message to James about the franchise’s commitment to winning, since it ensures that the Cavaliers are headed for a massive luxury-tax bill after the upcoming season.