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Report: Chauncey Billups 'conflicted' over Cavaliers' multi-year offer to run basketball operations

After two days of meetings, the Cavaliers have reportedly made Chauncey Billups a multi-year offer to become president of basketball operations, but ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said Billups is conflicted over whether to accept the deal. The Athletic reported Billups had been offered a five-year contract. According to Windhorst, Billups would be able to hire an experienced general manager to assist him. Multiple web sites reported that Billups met with Cavs owner Dan Gilbert Tuesday and Wednesday, with the latter including a visit to Quicken Loans Arena to be introduced to executives who...
Plain Dealer 13 hours ago
Must Cavs fix defense, or their offense without LeBron more? Bud vs. Doug

Must Cavs fix defense, or their offense without LeBron more? Bud vs. Doug

Bud Shaw and Doug Lesmerises debate where the Cavaliers need to improve most, whatever trade they make or don't make.
WKYC 19 hours ago
Cleveland Cavaliers Rumor Mill: Team...

Cleveland Cavaliers Rumor Mill: Team...

According to The Athletic's Jason Lloyd, the Cavaliers have offered a five-year contract to Chauncey Billups to run the team's front office.         
Fear The Sword 19 hours ago
Cavaliers offer Chauncey Billups 5-year deal to run front office

Cavaliers offer Chauncey Billups 5-year deal to run front office

The Cavaliers look to resolve their front office vacancy quickly. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been without a GM or Vice President for basketball operations since David Griffin and Trent Redden parted ways with the organization, but it appears that Dan Gilbert is looking to change that. Jason Lloyd of the Athletic is reporting that the Cavaliers have made a five-year offer to top (and only) candidate Chauncey Billups to lead the front office, and that they are waiting on an answer from the former five-time All-Star. Billups, as we’ve all been made well aware of by now, has no experience...
Plain Dealer 23 hours ago
Cavaliers pursuing trades ahead of NBA Draft, possible Chauncey Billups deal

Cavaliers pursuing trades ahead of NBA Draft, possible Chauncey Billups deal

The Cavaliers are furiously working to make a major trade, ahead of potentially agreeing to terms with Chauncey Billups to run their front office.
Fear The Sword Jun 21, 2017
2016-17 Cleveland Cavaliers Player Review: Kay Felder

2016-17 Cleveland Cavaliers Player Review: Kay Felder

Felder’s rookie season showed promise, but questions still remain. During this year’s NBA Finals, Kay Felder did not make a single appearance. The only court time he saw was pregame, where he scrimmaged with assistant Phil Handy and teammates like Derrick Williams, Dahntay Jones and James Jones. When the actual games started, Felder was on Cleveland’s inactive list. On one hand, that’s all anyone really needs to know about Felder’s rookie season. The Cavs, quietly simply, did not feel comfortable with him playing meaningful minutes. It’s why they signed Deron Williams and...
News-Herald Jun 21, 2017
Report: Cleveland Cavaliers players warning Bulls' Jimmy Butler not to join Cavs

Report: Cleveland Cavaliers players warning Bulls' Jimmy Butler not to join Cavs

A few days ago, Jimmy Butler of the Chicago Bulls was reportedly pushing for a trade to the Cavaliers. Now, Cavalier players are warning Butler to stay away, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Fear The Sword Jun 21, 2017
5 players for the Cavaliers to consider in the 2017 NBA Draft class

5 players for the Cavaliers to consider in the 2017 NBA Draft class

The Cleveland Cavaliers don’t have a pick in this year’s draft, but if they get involved, here are some players to consider. The Cleveland Cavaliers should be largely absent from the proceedings when the 2017 NBA Draft takes place in Brooklyn on June 22. For the second year in a row, the Cavs will walk into the draft without a pick in hand, having traded their first-round pick to the Portland Trail Blazers in the January deal that facilitated the Kyle Korver trade. Their second-round pick belongs to the Boston Celtics, the last remnant of the Jarrett Jack trade that cleared cap space...
Plain Dealer Jun 21, 2017
Jimmy Butler for Kevin Love: Your Cleveland Cavaliers trade idea No. 2

Jimmy Butler for Kevin Love: Your Cleveland Cavaliers trade idea No. 2

Could the Cavs get Butler, the two-way star from Chicago, away from the Bulls? It's another popular idea with readers.
Fear The Sword Jun 20, 2017
Trade talks have slowed for Cleveland Cavaliers

Trade talks have slowed for Cleveland Cavaliers

The team has ran into obstacles in it’s pursuit of Jimmy Butler and Paul George. In case you haven’t heard, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been pursuing either Jimmy Butler or Paul George in a trade. Despite not currently having a general manager, the Cavs have been busy trying to make a blockbuster deal materialize. According to Marc Stein, the pursuit of a deal has slowed down as the team has ran into obstacles. From the report: Sources told ESPN on Tuesday that the Cavaliers have been notified that Butler hopes to stay with the Bulls and would be reluctant to commit his long-term...
Fear The Sword Jun 20, 2017
David Griffin left behind proposals for a blockbuster trade

David Griffin left behind proposals for a blockbuster trade

Before leaving, David Griffin left behind trade proposals for Jimmy Butler and Paul George. Any time a relationship comes to an end, there is usually some baggage left behind. Sometimes it’s emotional, sometimes it’s things you’ve collected together over time. A parting gift may be an angry letter, or a burning pile of clothes. In David Griffin’s departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers, the parting gift may be the framework to another big move for the franchise. According to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com, Griffin left the framework for potential trades for Jimmy Butler or Paul George,...
Akron Beacon Journal Jun 20, 2017

Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving might follow LeBron James out the door after next season, report says

Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving might be ready to end his time in Cleveland if LeBron James departs in free agency after next season.As rumors continue to swirl regarding the Cavs’ interest in trading for the Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler and the Indiana Pacers’ Paul George, a report by Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times Tuesday included Irving in the uncertainty.According to the Sun-Times, Irving has contacted some of his fellow members of Team USA and told them he might be willing to push for a trade to join them.Irving has spoken on more than one occasion this season about how he...
Plain Dealer Jun 20, 2017
David Griffin left behind proposals for Cavaliers to trade for Jimmy Butler, Paul George

David Griffin left behind proposals for Cavaliers to trade for Jimmy Butler, Paul George

Former Cavaliers general manager David Griffin left for his successors potential trades to bring either Chicago's Jimmy Butler or Indiana's Paul George to the team, sources told cleveland.com, and one or more deals Griffin constructed could happen without him.
Fear The Sword Jun 20, 2017
Podcast: On David Griffin’s departure

Podcast: On David Griffin’s departure

Today’s show cover David Griffin leaving and a possible Paul George to Cleveland trade. Welcome to Locked on Cavaliers, the official Cleveland Cavaliers podcast of the Locked on Podcast network. On today’s episode, host Chris Manning (@cwmwrites) is first joined by Michael Zavagno to talk about David Griffin’s departure. Then. Caitlin Cooper of Indy Cornrows joins the show to talk about a possible Paul George to Cleveland trade. For those who were wondering, every episode of ‘Locked on Cavaliers’ is now available on iTunes and on Stitcher. And as always, you can listen or download...
Fear The Sword Jun 20, 2017
Jimmy Butler will reportedly push for a trade to the Cavaliers

Jimmy Butler will reportedly push for a trade to the Cavaliers

The Cavaliers are still engaged on the trade market and Jimmy Butler may push to land in Cleveland. The Cavaliers are suddenly a team without a general manager, but they’ve been chasing Jimmy Butler and Paul George on the trade market, and it appears that will continue the plan. It seems as though Butler plans to give the Cavaliers an assist in the endeavor, per Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times. According to multiple sources in Cleveland, not only have Cavaliers players – including LeBron James and Kyrie Irving – been reaching out to Butler directly and through back channels over...
Plain Dealer Jun 20, 2017
Kevin Love or Tristan Thompson, who's the best trade chip for the Cavs? Bud vs. Doug

Kevin Love or Tristan Thompson, who's the best trade chip for the Cavs? Bud vs. Doug

Bud Shaw and Doug Lesmerises talk about the most logical player for the Cavs to deal.
Fear The Sword Jun 19, 2017
Cavs targeting Chauncey Billups to be president of basketball operations

Cavs targeting Chauncey Billups to be president of basketball operations

The former NBA point guard currently works for ESPN and has no prior front office experience. With David Griffin out as Cavs GM, Cleveland has turned it’s sights to Chauncey Billups according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Per Wojnarowski, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert will meet with Billups soon to discuss the role. Billups also has strong relationships with Gilbert and Cavs coach Tyronn Lue. Billups, who retired from the NBA in 2014, has no front office experience. Not much is known about his team building philosophy. On ESPN, he did say that he would trade Kevin Love for Carmelo...
Fear The Sword Jun 19, 2017
LeBron James was not consulted about David Griffin’s departure

LeBron James was not consulted about David Griffin’s departure

James is “concerned” about the team’s future. Cavs GM David Griffin is out and the team’s star player isn’t happy about it, nor was he made aware of the change. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, LeBron James was not consulted about the decision to move on from Griffin by Cavs owner Dan Gilbert: Dan Gilbert didn't consult with LeBron James prior to parting with David Griffin, sources said. James had advocated for Griffin extension— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 20, 2017 Additionally, per Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck, James is “disappointed” that Griffin...
Plain Dealer Jun 19, 2017
LeBron James 'shocked' by David Griffin's departure, replacement affects his future in Cleveland

LeBron James 'shocked' by David Griffin's departure, replacement affects his future in Cleveland

David Griffin's departure as Cavaliers' general manager was "a shock" to star forward LeBron James, who can leave as a free agent after next season and moves made now by owner Dan Gilbert will affect his decision.
Plain Dealer Jun 19, 2017

Moves that shaped David Griffin's three years as Cavaliers general manager

From LeBron James' return in 2014 to trade exceptions, here are David Griffin's notable moments as Cleveland Cavaliers general manager.
Akron Beacon Journal Jun 19, 2017
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert elects to let General Manager David Griffin go

Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert elects to let General Manager David Griffin go

A shocking move by Cavaliers chairman Dan Gilbert Monday night added more questions to an offseason of uncertainty as Gilbert announced he will not extend the contract of General Manager David Griffin.Griffin’s contract was set to expire on June 30. The architect of the 2016 NBA champions was expected back when the postseason ended on June 12, but the situation became more and more uncomfortable as days stretched on without a new deal.According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Cavs spent Monday trying to organize a multi-team trade for the Chicago Bulls’ Jimmy Butler. Multiple sites also...
Plain Dealer Jun 19, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers have me talking Paul George, Kevin Love, David Griffin -- Terry Pluto

Cleveland Cavaliers have me talking Paul George, Kevin Love, David Griffin -- Terry Pluto

The Cleveland Cavaliers should try to trade for Paul George. David Griffin won't be the man making the deal.
Fear The Sword Jun 19, 2017
David Griffin and Cavaliers will part ways

David Griffin and Cavaliers will part ways

Somehow, the Cleveland Cavaliers weren’t able to retain their championship GM. Well, Cavaliers GM David Griffin’s contract was supposed to be up by June 30 and it appears that owner Dan Gilbert and Griffin weren’t able to come to an agreement on a new deal. The Cavs and general manager David Griffin will part ways according to sources— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 19, 2017 This is almost without doubt terrible news for the Cavaliers. Griffin has proved himself to be one of the most adept GMs in the league at maneuvering around the subtleties of the salary cap, and...
Fear The Sword Jun 19, 2017
Cavaliers working to acquire Jimmy Butler

Cavaliers working to acquire Jimmy Butler

Could the Bulls star wing be heading to Cleveland? If you were expecting a quiet summer from the Cleveland Cavaliers, I think it’s officially time to adjust your expectations. Yesterday it was revealed that the Cavs have been approached by the Indiana Pacers in an effort to work out a deal for Paul George. Today, we now hear from Marc Stein that the Cavs have been working on a multi-team trade scenario to try and acquire Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls. The Cavaliers, per league sources, have been working today on assembling multi-team trade scenarios to try to acquire Chicago's...
WKYC Jun 19, 2017
REPORT: Cleveland Cavaliers working...

REPORT: Cleveland Cavaliers working...

ESPN's Marc Stein has reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers are working on 'multi-team trade scenarios' to try to acquire Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler.         
Akron Beacon Journal Jun 19, 2017

Cavaliers among teams contacted by Pacers as potential Paul George trade partner, reports say

The Cavaliers are among those discussing a possible trade with the Indiana Pacers for four-time All-Star Paul George after George told the Pacers Sunday of his intention to leave after next season, multiple sources reported.According to the Associated Press, ESPN.com and The Vertical, the Pacers contacted the Cavs about George. The Vertical said George would be a “one-year rental,” with George ready to hit free agency after the 2017-18 season. According to that website, George, a native of Palmdale, Calif., is interested in joining the Los Angeles Lakers.George, 27, averaged 23.7 points,...
News-Herald Jun 19, 2017

Cleveland Cavaliers head into important summer with cloud over David Griffin's future

CLEVELAND >> Dethroned last week as NBA champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers are stepping into a summer already off to a strange start.With the draft just days away, and major roster decisions - maybe even a blockbuster trade for Paul George - needing to be made, the Cavaliers aren't certain who will be calling the shots going forward as they attempt to close the gap on the Golden State Warriors.
Plain Dealer Jun 19, 2017
Paul George reportedly leaving the Pacers: Reaction from around the NBA

Paul George reportedly leaving the Pacers: Reaction from around the NBA

Paul George has reportedly told the Indiana Pacers that he plans to leave the team once he is a free agent in summer 2018. George has been linked in trade talks to many teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Plain Dealer Jun 19, 2017
Paul George for Kevin Love: Your Cleveland Cavaliers trade idea No. 1

Paul George for Kevin Love: Your Cleveland Cavaliers trade idea No. 1

We asked readers to improve. We'll write about the best ideas. But we had to start with the potential deal everyone is talking about.
Newark Star-Ledger Jun 19, 2017
NBA trade rumors: Pacers' Paul George to Cavaliers or Celtics?

NBA trade rumors: Pacers' Paul George to Cavaliers or Celtics?

The Pacers are looking to deal Paul George before he leaves in free agency, and the Cavaliers could be a fit.
Boston Herald Jun 19, 2017
Cavs head into important summer with cloud over GM's future

Cavs head into important summer with cloud over GM's future

CLEVELAND — Dethroned last week as NBA champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers are stepping into a summer already off to a strange start.With the draft just days away, and major roster decisions — maybe even a blockbuster trade for Paul George — needing to be made, the Cavaliers arent certain who will be calling the shots going forward as they attempt to close the gap on the Golden State Warriors.General manager David Griffins contract expires June 30, and it remains unclear if he will stay with the organization he guided to its first championship and three straight NBA Finals. Griffin has...

Report: Kevin Durant to opt-out, re-sign with Warriors

Warriors small forward Kevin Durant will decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 before re-signing with the team, according to an ESPN report. Durant — who was named Finals MVP after averaging 35.2 points and 8.2 rebounds in five games against the Cavaliers — is expected to sign for a little less than $32 million, the most he can make in 2017-18 without Golden State needing to create cap space. The likeliest scenario has Durant signing another two-year deal with a player option in the second year to make himself eligible for another...
Sun Herald Jun 19, 2017

Reports: Cavs among teams contacted by Pacers as potential Paul George trade partner

The Cavaliers are among those discussing a possible trade with the Indiana Pacers for four-time All-Star Paul George after George told the Pacers on Sunday of his intention to leave …
CSN New England Jun 19, 2017

Cavaliers reportedly trying to trade for Jimmy Butler

If the Celtics are as interested in Chicagos Jimmy Butler as Stephen A. Smith claimed Monday, theyll have company in trying to land
CSN Washington Jun 19, 2017

Pacers reach out to Cavaliers about potential Paul George trade, report says

The Pacers now know for sure they won't be able to keep Paul George in the long term, so they've set about trying to
Sports Illustrated Jun 19, 2017

Reports: General manager David Griffin leaving Cavaliers

Griffin’s contract is set to expire.
Chicago Tribune Jun 19, 2017

Cavaliers, GM David Griffin to part ways after 3 straight trips to the NBA Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers and general manager David Griffin have decided to part ways following three consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in a statement Monday night that the Cavaliers will not extend Griffin's contract when it expires June 30. Gilbert said the team...
Sun Herald Jun 19, 2017

Cavs owner Dan Gilbert elects to let general manager David Griffin go

A shocking move by Cavaliers chairman Dan Gilbert on Monday night added more questions to an offseason of uncertainty as Gilbert announced he will not extend the contract of general …
Boston Herald Jun 20, 2017
Danny Ainge’s phone keeps ringing after big Philadelphia trade

Danny Ainge’s phone keeps ringing after big Philadelphia trade

A fresh round of Jimmy Butler rumors broke out yesterday — chief among them that the Cavaliers were going after the Bulls forward and longtime Celtics trade target.For the first time in awhile, the Celts were nowhere to be seen in the vicinity of the smoke, but with Danny Ainge being Danny Ainge, that could change fast.The Celtics president admitted during a conference call yesterday that his number has become popular with other general managers in the aftermath of this weekend’s pick swap with Philadelphia.Ainge wouldn’t shoot down the general possibility of this happening,...
Inquisitr Jun 20, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin Leaves NBA Team; LeBron Disappointed

Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin Leaves NBA Team; LeBron Disappointed

Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin has decided to part ways with the team after failing to reach an agreement on his contract extension. LeBron James reportedly had no idea that Griffin is leaving and he felt disappointed upon learning the news. Griffin’s contract with the Cavs is set to expire next month. He and owner Dan Gilbert reportedly went into extensive talks. However, no deal has been reached, ESPN reported. Reports say that Griffin and Gilbert do not agree with the latter’s vision for the franchise. Griffin said in a statement that Cavs is a team built largely...
Boston Herald Jun 19, 2017
Even without Celtics, Jimmy Butler trade rumors aren’t going away

Even without Celtics, Jimmy Butler trade rumors aren’t going away

Like sharks smelling blood, teams are circling the Bulls, ready to feast on the leaguewide perception that Jimmy Butler is available for the right price.In that sense, nothing has changed for the Bulls. But in another, much has from last June, when the Bulls couldn’t reach organizational consensus on whether to opt for a full rebuild and trade Butler for the right price.In a dizzying span of eight minutes Monday afternoon, three separate rumors centered on Butler emerged. The biggest, from an ESPN.com report that the Tribune confirmed, was that the Cavaliers had worked to find a third team...
Inquisitr Jun 20, 2017
Kevin Love Trade Rumors: Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls Working On Deal With Cleveland Cavaliers?

Kevin Love Trade Rumors: Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls Working On Deal With Cleveland Cavaliers?

Kevin Love trade rumors include the Phoenix Suns and Chicago Bulls now. In a possible three-team-trade that involves Love, the Cleveland Cavaliers could acquire Jimmy Butler from the Bulls. The Suns would then send the No. 4 overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft to the Bulls, with the Cavs shipping Love to Phoenix to finish the deal. A report by the Chicago Sun-Times even has a source which states that Butler is going to push for a trade to the Cavs, possibly forcing the front office of the Bulls to react quickly.Click here to continue and read more...
Inquisitr Jun 20, 2017
NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs’ Kyrie Irving Looking For Trade To Bulls Or Other Team If LeBron Leaves?

NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs’ Kyrie Irving Looking For Trade To Bulls Or Other Team If LeBron Leaves?

A new batch of NBA trade rumors has arrived to suggest that the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving could be looking to get traded by his team in the future. The latest reports arrive as other rumors mentioned that the Cavs want to bring Paul George or Jimmy Butler to the roster. In addition, there’s been murmuring about the potential for LeBron James to leave for another team after the Cavs failed to repeat as NBA Champions this past season. Could all of that be enough to have the Cavs’ All-Star point guard in search of a new franchise to seek titles with?Click here to continue and read...
Sun Herald Jun 20, 2017

Cavs' Irving might follow James out the door after next season, report says

Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving might be ready to end his time in Cleveland if LeBron James departs in free agency after next season. As rumors continue to swirl regarding the …
Newark Star-Ledger Jun 20, 2017
NBA Draft rumors: Paul George, Jimmy Butler trades? Lonzo Ball to Lakers? | Updated mock drafts, projections

NBA Draft rumors: Paul George, Jimmy Butler trades? Lonzo Ball to Lakers? | Updated mock drafts, projections

The 2017 NBA Draft is nearly upon us. With the countdown to the June 22 event in full swing, here are the latest NBA trade rumors, mock drafts, projections, lottery picks and every update on Paul George, Jimmy Butler and potential blockbuster deals. Will Chauncey Billups be the next Cavaliers general manager? Is LeBron James upset? What will the Lakers do with the No. 2 pick?
Inquisitr Jun 21, 2017
Paul George Trade Rumors: Washington Wizards Want George Teamed Up With John Wall?

Paul George Trade Rumors: Washington Wizards Want George Teamed Up With John Wall?

Paul George trade rumors aren’t slowing down on Wednesday (June 21). The Washington Wizards are expressing interest in acquiring George and All-Star point guard John Wall has weighed in on the situation. A report by CSN quotes Wall, who talks about how George might be a really good fit on the Wizards. Creating a trio of George, Wall, and Bradley Beal might just be enough to put the Wizards over the proverbial “hump” in the Eastern Conference. Could it make them good enough to compete with the Cleveland Cavaliers?Click here to continue and read more...
Inquisitr Jun 21, 2017
Boston Celtics Trade Rumors: Team Contacts New York Knicks About Kristaps Porzingis Trade

Boston Celtics Trade Rumors: Team Contacts New York Knicks About Kristaps Porzingis Trade

Boston Celtics trade rumors now mention Kristaps Porzingis as a highly-sought player by Danny Ainge. These Celtics rumors make sense for the team, as Porzingis is a young center who could give the team an immense boost in the low post. If the front office can figure out a way to pull off a trade with the New York Knicks and then sign someone like Blake Griffin or Gordon Hayward in free agency, the Celtics could become immediate threats to the Cleveland Cavaliers.Click here to continue and read more...
Newark Star-Ledger Jun 21, 2017

NBA Mock Draft 2017: Will Kristaps Porzingis, Paul George, Jimmy Butler trades shake things up? All 30 1st-round picks

Some of the biggest names in the NBA -- Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, New York Knicks forward Kristap Porzingis and Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler -- are all reportedly on the trading block prior to the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday, June 22, 2017 (6/22/17) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Some of the biggest franchises in the league -- Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers -- are chasing them.
CSN New England Jun 21, 2017

Report: Cavs players warned Jimmy Butler to stay away from Cleveland's 'volatile situation'

With the Celtics and Cavaliers reportedly in the running to acquire Jimmy Butler from the Bulls, and with Butler reportedly telling
Inquisitr 21 hours ago
NBA Trade Rumors: Paul George To Wizards In Major Trade Package For Otto Porter Jr. Forms New Big Three

NBA Trade Rumors: Paul George To Wizards In Major Trade Package For Otto Porter Jr. Forms New Big Three

While NBA trade rumors involving Paul George have mostly focused on a few teams, a newer possible destination is now being mentioned. For the most part, speculation has been that the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, or Los Angeles Lakers were the frontrunners to land George somehow. Now the Washington Wizards are being mentioned in trade rumors, as a potential attractive franchise for the future free agent. The team was part of the 2017 NBA Playoffs and reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals, taking the Boston Celtics to seven games. Could they convince George to remain part of their...
Newark Star-Ledger Jun 21, 2017
NBA Draft rumors: Latest on Kristaps Porzingis, Paul George, Jimmy Butler trades; updated mock drafts, projections | LIVE updates

NBA Draft rumors: Latest on Kristaps Porzingis, Paul George, Jimmy Butler trades; updated mock drafts, projections | LIVE updates

The 2017 NBA Draft is nearly upon us. With the countdown to the event on Thursday, June 22, 2017 (6/22/17) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. in full swing, here are the latest NBA trade rumors, mock drafts, projections, lottery picks and every update on Kristaps Porzingis, Paul George, Jimmy Butler and potential blockbuster deals. Will Chauncey Billups be the next Cavaliers general manager? Is LeBron James upset? What will the Lakers do with the No. 2 pick?
Sports Illustrated 19 hours ago

Report: Cavaliers offer Chauncey Billups five-year deal to run front office

The Cavaliers have reportedly offered Chauncey Billups a five-year contract to head the team's front office
CSN Bay Area 6 hours ago

Report: Cavs won't be acquiring Paul George or Jimmy Butler

Do not expect the Cavs to add Paul George or Jimmy Butler.Cleveland won't be able to trade for either player, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.Why not?[RELATED: Report: Cavs players tell Jimmy Butler to stay away from Cleveland]Kevin Love was not generating enough interest.
Silver Screen and Roll Jun 18, 2017
NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers are expected to get involved in Paul George talks if Cavaliers ‘are closing in on a deal’ with Pacers

NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers are expected to get involved in Paul George talks if Cavaliers ‘are closing in on a deal’ with Pacers

This is probably the right mindset. The Los Angeles Lakers don’t have a ton of incentive to trade for Paul George now that he’s made it clear to the Indiana Pacers that he wants to join the purple and gold in free agency. That’s probably why the Lakers are reportedly unwilling to offer any members of their young core in a deal for George, which is in turn probably why the Pacers have yet to talk to them about a trade. It’s a multi-million dollar game of chicken right now between the two NBA franchises, with Indiana trying to drive up leverage by reportedly attempting to “move...
SLC Dunk Jun 19, 2017
The SLC Punks Podcast: Episode 1

The SLC Punks Podcast: Episode 1

This week’s episode we discuss a Paul George rental, the future of the point guard position for Utah, and how Boston’s trade with Philadelphia affects Gordon Hayward’s free agency. The SLC Dunk podcast is back. Tell a friend. James Hansen and MyLo are your new hosts of the SLC Dunk podcast entitled SLC Punks. Right before recording the news broke about Paul George so we talked about this QUITE A BIT. 0:00 - Paul George Rental for Cleveland Cavaliers 9:00 - Could the Utah Jazz go after Paul George? 18:22 - Does the Celtics’ trade with the 76ers affect Gordon Hayward’s free...
Pippen Aint Easy Jun 19, 2017

Jimmy Butler rumors: Cavaliers, Suns and Timberwolves all interested in a trade

In a crazy leak of reports on Monday evening, three teams have apparently shown interest in trading for Jimmy Butler. In a span of roughly five minutes, three teams were reported to be interested in a trade for Chicago Bulls star Jimmy Butler. That’s not an exaggeration. It seriously went that quickly. The Cleveland Cavaliers, […] Jimmy Butler rumors: Cavaliers, Suns and Timberwolves all interested in a trade - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Silver Screen and Roll Jun 19, 2017
NBA Trade Rumors: Paul George’s camp telling teams he ‘will be a rental’ if they trade for him

NBA Trade Rumors: Paul George’s camp telling teams he ‘will be a rental’ if they trade for him

Buyers beware. Paul George reportedly told the Indiana Pacers on Sunday that he will not re-sign with them after next season when he can become an unrestricted free agent and that his preferred destination is a homecoming with the Los Angeles Lakers. Reports of George’s interest in becoming a member of the Lakers are certainly nothing new. There have been so many reports and rumors on the topic that it is almost impossible to refute at this point, but many believe that George can be swayed away from Los Angeles if he is traded to a contender this summer, such as the Cleveland Cavaliers...
Silver Screen and Roll Jun 19, 2017
NBA Trade Rumors: Cavaliers pursuing trade for Jimmy Butler, potentially eliminating them from Paul George sweepstakes

NBA Trade Rumors: Cavaliers pursuing trade for Jimmy Butler, potentially eliminating them from Paul George sweepstakes

Trade rumors affecting trade rumors. The Cleveland Cavaliers are taking a break from being the proverbial boogeyman in the Los Angeles Lakes pursuit of Indiana Pacers star Paul George to go after a different All-Star wing who hasn’t demanded his team trade him (yet). According to the esteemed Marc Stein of ESPN, the Cavaliers “have been working today on assembling multi-team trade scenarios to try to acquire Chicago's Jimmy Butler.” Now before you laugh that off with a “how in the hell could they possibly put together the best trade for Jimmy Butler?”, Stein reports that the...
Hot Hot Hoops Jun 19, 2017
Should Heat trade Winslow, Johnson for Paul George?

Should Heat trade Winslow, Johnson for Paul George?

Teams have engaged the Indiana Pacers on a trade for the All-Star. Should Pat Riley join in? ESPN’s Dan LeBatard, the longtime Miami-based radio personality, brought up the subject that will surely dominate NBA chatter throughout the summer: Paul George. The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported yesterday that George plans to leave the Indiana Pacers next summer and prefers to sign with the Lakers. He later reported that Indiana president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard has discussed a trade for George with several teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers. Story updated...
Blog a Bull Jun 19, 2017
Jimmy Butler trade rumors: Timberwolves, Cavaliers, Suns showing interest before draft

Jimmy Butler trade rumors: Timberwolves, Cavaliers, Suns showing interest before draft

don’t settle you nitwits Though there has already been a blockbuster deal with the top pick in this year’s NBA draft, it was merely speculation that it had anything to do with the Bulls and Jimmy Butler. And, per usual, there hasn’t been much word surrounding the Bulls because they’re so secretive....or more likely don’t actually do that much. KC Johnson had a shallow bucket of cold water Monday morning regarding anything with Boston. Then by the afternoon there was a Woj-firecracker Sources: Chicago’s price for Jimmy Butler remains elevated, but Minnesota has assets and...
Golden State Of Mind Jun 21, 2017
NBA Free Agent Rumors: Could Vince Carter become a Warrior?

NBA Free Agent Rumors: Could Vince Carter become a Warrior?

We’ve seen other veterans come to the Bay to play on the best team in the league. Is Vince Carter next? The Warriors are unquestionably at the top of the mountain right now. Not only are they fresh off a championship, a parade, and a club full of giant champagne bottles, and not only are they witnessing their greatest rival — the Cleveland Cavaliers — seemingly tear themselves apart from within, but they know now that many of the NBA’s great veteran players will willingly come play for them for minimal money just to be a part of an historic team. Last year, David West — who had...
CelticsBlog 22 hours ago
NBA Trade Rumor: Cavs looking to trade Kevin Love for Butler or George

NBA Trade Rumor: Cavs looking to trade Kevin Love for Butler or George

Could the Celtics be involved as the 3rd team? There are persistent rumors that the Cavs are looking to make a trade (despite their GM being let go). Perhaps giving up Kevin Love in exchange for either Jimmy Butler or Paul George. Cavaliers pursuing trades ahead of NBA Draft, possible Chauncey Billups deal | cleveland.com Meanwhile, Cleveland's front-office personnel left over after Griffin's departure, including Koby Altman, who is essentially Cleveland's acting GM, worked furiously Wednesday pursuing trade possibilities. A source said Gilbert's primary focus was there -- in pursuing a...
Clips Nation Jun 19, 2017
NBA Off-Season 2017: Cleveland Cavaliers to Part Ways With David Griffin

NBA Off-Season 2017: Cleveland Cavaliers to Part Ways With David Griffin

The two sides “couldn’t agree on the future.” According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Cleveland Cavaliers are parting ways with David Griffin, their general manager. Griffin had success with the Cavaliers, winning the 2016 NBA championship and making the finals two other times in 2015 and 2017. The terms of Griffin’s departure are unclear, but he was working on an expiring contract and the two sides are apparently unable to reach an agreement on an extension. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that former Clippers guard Chauncey Billups is one possible candidate to replace...
Indy Cornrows 5 hours ago
Report: Multi-team trade involving Paul George, Kevin Love isn’t happening

Report: Multi-team trade involving Paul George, Kevin Love isn’t happening

Magic Johnson’s winks may go unchallenged. Attempting to reroute Kevin Love to a third team isn’t going to net the Pacers the type of young assets they reportedly covet, per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Windy on George/Butler: "Nope. Not happening. The Cavs were not generating enough trade interest in Kevin Love."— ESPN Cleveland (@ESPNCleveland) June 22, 2017 This is doubly bad for Indiana because it also means that the team’s brass isn’t going to be able to leverage the Lakers with the threat of George being wooed by Cleveland’s contender-status during his one-season...
The Bird Writes 4 hours ago
2017 NBA Draft Rumors Open Thread: Trade and draft rumors plus other speculation

2017 NBA Draft Rumors Open Thread: Trade and draft rumors plus other speculation

Will the New Orleans Pelicans be pulled into the fray? At this moment, Kristaps Porzingis name is being connected to the Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics, the San Antonio Spurs are eagerly looking to offload LaMarcus Aldridge and the Cleveland Cavaliers don’t seem any closer to making either Paul George or Jimmy Butler a reality. More relevant to our discussion here in New Orleans: the Minnesota Timberwolves have made Ricky Rubio available for the umpteenth time in the history of mankind and George Hill may be interested in returning to the Spurs — thus possibly increasing the level of...
Pounding The Rock 2 hours ago
Another Danny Green rumor: Spurs are in talks with Cavaliers

Another Danny Green rumor: Spurs are in talks with Cavaliers

PATFO are wasting no time with the Danny Green trade talks It was said on Wednesday that the San Antonio Spurs were open to trading guard Danny Green. But on the day of the NBA Draft, Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported that there are already talks going on with the reigning Eastern Conference champs. The Cavs and Spurs have been in trade talks involving Danny Green, sources say. Spurs' asking price has been high, though.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 22, 2017 The Cleveland Cavaliers are probably talking to everybody at the moment, and it really looks like they've hit the panic...
MLB Trade Rumors Jun 20, 2017

Check Out Hoops Rumors For NBA Draft Coverage

The 2017 NBA playoffs were somewhat anticlimactic, but the rumor mill has been out of control in the week since the Warriors defeated the Cavaliers in the Finals last Monday. Just one week into the offseason, names like Jimmy Butler, Kevin Love, and Kristaps Porzingis have surfaced in trade rumors, and the Paul George sweepstakes…
numberFire Jun 19, 2017
Could Paul George Lift the Cleveland Cavaliers Past the Golden State Warriors?

Could Paul George Lift the Cleveland Cavaliers Past the Golden State Warriors?

Would acquiring the Pacers swingman allow LeBron James and company to topple the champs?

NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs reportedly eyeing Jimmy Butler, but they'll need a third team

A trade, should it happen, could involve a third team, according to reports
Hoops Hype Jun 19, 2017
Dan Gilbert did not speak with LeBron James before letting go of GM

Dan Gilbert did not speak with LeBron James before letting go of GM

Before he decided not to offer Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin an extension, team owner Dan Gilbert did not speak with LeBron James. Dan Gilbert didnt consult with LeBron James prior to parting with David Griffin, sources said. James had advocated for Griffin extension — Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 20, 2017 Of course, James does not have a role in the front office of the organization. But considering he could become a free agent after next season, one would assume Gilbert wanted to make sure his superstar was satisfied with their decision. However, the...
Hoops Hype Jun 19, 2017
Cavs GM was working on trade offers until right before he left team

Cavs GM was working on trade offers until right before he left team

Life as the Cleveland Cavaliers general manager moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once and awhile, you could miss it. David Griffin, who had assembled a team who has now gone to three consecutive NBA championships, is no longer the general manager of the Cavaliers. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports Griffin was targeting a trade for Chicago’s Jimmy Butler until earlier today. One estimate is he was handling trade talks until 6 p.m. EST, an hour before news broke he would not return to the team. Cavs front office had difficulty in trade talks this week, constantly needing to...
Hoops Hype Jun 19, 2017
Cavaliers were among teams to ask Bulls about Jimmy Butler trade today

Cavaliers were among teams to ask Bulls about Jimmy Butler trade today

Jimmy Butler is the latest player who is speculated to be on the move.
Hoops Hype Jun 20, 2017
Trending stories: Trade chatter, Cavs, Steve Kerr and more

Trending stories: Trade chatter, Cavs, Steve Kerr and more

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 24 hours. Enjoy! Sources: Cavs to part ways with GM Griffin – via espn.com June 19 07:33 PM The Cleveland Cavaliers are parting ways with general manager David Griffin, multiple sources told ESPN.com. Shares NBA Mock Draft: Potential trades, most likely picks – via espn.com June 19 09:45 AM After a big trade, Chad Ford gives his newest NBA mock draft for both rounds, sharing the latest intel from scouts and GMs about likely picks, potential trades and...

Report: Jimmy Butler to push for trade to Cavaliers, but it's complicated

James, Irving reportedly have reached out to Butler about his interest in playing for Cleveland

Report: Kyrie Irving might force a trade out of Cleveland if LeBron leaves Cavs in 2018

The Cavs as we know them may look completely different by the 2018-19 season

Report: Spurs, Cavaliers discussing trade involving Danny Green, but the price is high

The Spurs and Cavaliers are discussing a trade for Danny Green

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