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Sun Herald

Marla Ridenour: As Cavs open second half, injuries, time biggest obstacles in title defense

Perhaps LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were merely in feel-good, All-Star break mode. They used their weekend in New Orleans to decompress, to enjoy time with friends in the league, …

Akron Beacon Journal

Marla Ridenour: As Cavaliers open second half of season, injuries, time two biggest obstacles in title defense

NEW ORLEANS: Perhaps LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were merely in feel-good, All-Star break mode.They used their weekend in New Orleans to decompress, to enjoy time with friends in the league, to forget about the pressure of another championship run.But their sense of calm about what lies ahead for the rest of this season still seemed striking.It felt as if James, vocal about roster needs during a frustrating January in which the Cavaliers went 7-8, has come to the realization that no matter what he does on the court or what happens at Thursday’s trade deadline, some of the future is out of...

Akron Beacon Journal

NBA All-Star 2017: LeBron James sounds ready to loosen his grip in minutes tug-of-war with Cavs coaches, trainers

NEW ORLEANS: At 32 years and 50 days old, LeBron James would have been the oldest player in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game if not for the injury-replacement addition of Carmelo Anthony, born 215 days before James.But while criticism rages in media circles about James’ heavy minute load this season after playing in six consecutive NBA Finals, James is feeling fresh and energetic. He doesn’t have a shred of doubt about whether he can handle the workload that lies ahead as the Cavaliers attempt to win back-to-back championships.“I’ve got enough left for whatever. I was ready to play...

Akron Beacon Journal

Despite injuries, turbulence, Cavaliers lead the East and just one game off last year’s pace at All-Star break

CLEVELAND: It hasn’t always been easy and oftentimes it has quite literally been painful for those involved, but the Cavaliers enter the All-Star break again on top of the Eastern Conference and the overwhelming favorites to return to the NBA Finals for what would be LeBron James’ seventh consecutive trip. They have fought through injuries to two starters to enter the break 7-1 in February, already matching their win total from a turbulent 7-8 January that included James ripping his own organization and questioning their desire to win. All of that seems behind them now. “We’ve played...

Columbus Dispatch

Cavaliers 116, Timberwolves 108 | Frye steps up with Love out

MINNEAPOLIS — LeBron James had 25 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds to turn back a charge from Andrew Wiggins and help the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 116-108 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.Channing Frye had 21 points and 10 rebounds while starting for All-Star Kevin Love, who will miss at least the next six weeks after having surgery on his left knee. Kyrie Irving scored 25 points for the Cavs and James sealed the victory with a stepback 3-pointer [...]

FOX Sports

After losing Love for weeks, LeBron and Cavs beat Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) LeBron James spent the morning sending a crystal clear message to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of Kevin Love's knee injury: things will be just fine as long as James is on the court.

FOX Sports

Cavaliers continue life without Love by hosting Pacers

LeBron James had a simple message after Kevin Love's knee surgery: You've still got me.

Boston Herald

James, Cavs hold off Wiggins, Wolves 116-108

MINNEAPOLIS — LeBron James spent the morning sending a crystal clear message to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of Kevin Love's knee injury: things will be just fine as long as James is on the court.He spent the night backing that up against an emboldened Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves, as if anyone doubted him in the first place.James had 25 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds to lead the Cavaliers to a 116-108 victory over the Timberwolves on Tuesday night.Channing Frye had 21 points and 10 rebounds while starting for Love, who will miss at least the next six weeks...

Akron Beacon Journal

Cavaliers 116, Timberwolves 108: Channing Frye makes sure Cavs don’t miss Love on Valentine’s Day

MINNEAPOLIS: For at least one night, Channing Frye played like an All-Star while filling in for an All-Star. The Cavaliers needed every point and rebound to hold off Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Frye matched season highs with 21 points and 10 rebounds in his first start in place of Kevin Love and the Cavs beat the Timberwolves 116-108 for their sixth win in their last seven games. The victory came hours after the team learned they’ll be without Love for up to six weeks following arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. LeBron James had 25 points, 14 assists and eight...

Akron Beacon Journal

Cavs forward Kevin Love has knee surgery, could be out for six weeks

MINNEAPOLIS: Kevin Love’s left knee injury was as bad as the Cavaliers feared. Now they’ll be without their All-Star power forward for at least the next month and perhaps up to six weeks. Love had arthroscopic surgery in New York to remove a loose body from his left knee, making him the second starter the Cavs have lost this season for an extended period of time following J.R. Smith’s fractured thumb.“It’s just our road every season,” LeBron James said. “One of our key guys gets hurt and this year has probably been the worst out of all years.”Indeed, both Kyrie Irving and Love...

Plain Dealer

LeBron James not worried about Kevin Love's injury: 'As long as I'm in the lineup we've got a chance'

In the meantime, the Cavs locking up the No. 1 seed, once looked at as a mere formality, becomes a compelling storyline in the final few months.

Inquisitr

NBA Trade Rumors: Nick Young And Jose Calderon Traded To The Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are not looking too hot as of late. They just got into a losing streak last January and have been in a lot of close games against mediocre teams as of late. To top that off, the Cleveland Cavaliers have lost both J.R Smith and Kevin Love to various injuries. Lebron James is not a very patient man, and it is pretty obvious that the Cavaliers will need to address their depth. According to Fansided, there is a way for the Cleveland Cavaliers to address their back up point guard problem and get a valuable scorer off the bench. If the Cavaliers can pull this massive trade...

Akron Beacon Journal

Cavs vehemently deny report LeBron willing to trade Love for Carmelo; LeBron calls it 'trash'

WASHINGTON: The Cavaliers vehemently denied a report both privately and publicly Monday that LeBron James is in favor of trading Kevin Love if it means obtaining Carmelo Anthony. “It’s trash. And the guy who wrote it is trash, too, for writing that, especially during the game like that,” James said following the Cavs’ 140-135 overtime victory against the Washington Wizards. The story broke during the game. “It’s always about outside noise and that’s just outside noise for us. We gotta focus on what needs to be done and that’s to continue to compete for a championship. And we...

Frank Isola stands by report about LeBron, updates Carmelo status

On SNY's Daily News Live, NBA Insider Frank Isola stands by his report that LeBron James has urged the Cleveland Cavaliers front office to trade for Carmelo Anthony, and delivers updates on Phil Jackson's intentions for the New York Knicks.

Inquisitr

Derrick Rose Day-To-Day With Injury, Long Term Future Far More Complicated

Derrick Rose remains day-to-day with an ankle sprain after sitting out his fourth straight game in the New York Knicks 111-104 loss to LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. The Knicks have now dropped three of the four Rose has missed, as their dimming Eastern Conference playoff chances become more... Read more »Derrick Rose Day-To-Day With Injury, Long Term Future Far More Complicated is an article from: The Inquisitr News

LeBron James Alley-OOP Slam Dunk - Cavs vs Mavs | Jan 30, 2017 | 2016-17 NBA Season

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LeBron James Throws a Left-Handed Bullet - Cavs vs Mavs | Jan 30, 2017 | 2016-17 NBA Season

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FOX Sports

Dwyane Wade and LeBron James social hour on the banana boat

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the banana boat boys. First, Chris Paul received the bad news that he was going to be sidelined for an extended period to recovery from a surgery. And then it was LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Both players clearly frustrated with their teammates and recent...

Akron Beacon Journal

Pelicans 124, Cavs 122; Jason Lloyd's 30 thoughts on the night LeBron James nuked the Cavs

NEW ORLEANS: Thirty thoughts for 30 bombs lobbed by LeBron James following Monday’s 124-122 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans… 1.    For weeks now, LeBron James’ drumbeat has remained consistent: “Get me more help. We need more playmakers. We need a backup point guard.” He said it privately in the locker room after games and publicly when cameras were rolling. It was the first thing he said after the Cavs traded for Kyle Korver. He said it and said it and said it. 2.    Following this loss to the Pelicans, on a night All-Star Anthony Davis sat with a leg injury, James’...