Cleveland Cavaliers Rumors
Steve Kyler: Far from decided… but I was told plan was always to bring JR back, we’ll see if that happens: 7 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.: 7 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.
Alex Kennedy: League source says one of the first teams to reach out to Iman Shumpert last night was the Los Angeles Lakers.: 4 more rumors
Marc Stein: ESPN sources tell @WindhorstESPN & I that Cavs and Tristan Thompson are nearing agreement on deal that will pay the RFA in excess of $80 mil: 3 more rumors
Jeff Zillgitt: Reasonable look at Kevin Love’s max deal ($108.9M) w/the Cavs, at a $67.1 million salary cap: 18942330 20363004 21783678 23204352 24625026
Brian Windhorst: Cavs have numerous options to move Brendan Haywood’s $10.5M nonguaranteed contract now on the table, sources said. Dan Gilbert spending $
I’m going back to Cleveland. After Game 1 of the NBA Finals, that’s when it really struck me. Sitting on the sidelines, I never wanted to play in a game more than that one. I had dreamed of playing in the NBA Finals and I just wanted to help my guys win. I couldn’t have been prouder of them as they poured their blood, sweat and tears onto the court.: 20 more rumors
Brian Windhorst: Kevin Love will accept a five-year, $110 million contract extension with the Cavs according to sources
The Cavs are willing to offer Love a five-year deal worth more than $100 million, but he has to be willing to sign it. As word of Love’s meeting with the Lakers circulated on Wednesday, the Cavs privately remained confident he’s returning to Cleveland next season.: 20 more rumors
Howard Beck: Can also confirm @Chris Broussard report from last night: Kevin Love will be meeting with the Lakers. And I’m told they have a shot.: 20 more rumors
Mark Medina: I’m told Wayne Ellington fielding interest from Lakers, Cleveland, Golden State, Washington, San Antonio and Atlanta bit.ly/1CJA0tW
The Los Angeles Lakers will meet with free agent Kevin Love later this week, according to league sources. One source said the Lakers have heard Love is likely to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they still want to sit down with him. The meeting will be part of a busy week for the Lakers, who also will meet with LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan and Greg Monroe.: 20 more rumors
Alex Kennedy: As I tweeted earlier, Lakers, Mavs, Bucks are interested in Iman Shumpert. Hearing Suns may show interest too. They’ve liked him for awhile.
In an effort to shore up wing depth, the Cleveland Cavaliers have reached out to the representatives of free agent small forward Tayshaun Prince, league sources informed Northeast Ohio Media Group. With the free-agency period beginning, conversations up to this point have been described as exploratory, sources say.
At this juncture in the free-agency period, the Cavaliers have other matters to tend to before filling out their roster. Prince and the Cavaliers will resume dialogue at a later time, I’m told.
Mark Medina: Tonight, Lakers also expressed interest in Bulls’ Jimmy Butler & Cavs’ Iman Shumpert per league source. But both are restricted FA’s