12:47 AM EDT, Wed July 26, 2017
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NBA Free Agency 2017: Cavs make Derrick Rose signing official

NBA Free Agency 2017: Cavs make Derrick Rose signing official

The point guard met with Cleveland on Monday. Derrick Rose is officially a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team announced the move in a press release sent out Tuesday. Welcome to The Land, @drose! DETAILS: https://t.co/cQtuj7F47a #AllForOne pic.twitter.com/2Etjz0m8II— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) July 25, 2017 “We are very excited to be able to add a player of Derrick’s caliber and experience to the team,” said new GM Koby Altman in the release. “Derrick could have gone to a number of other teams, but his specific mindset, goals and total focus and commitment to...
9 hours ago
How Derrick Rose could fit with the Cavaliers

How Derrick Rose could fit with the Cavaliers

There is likely to be an adjustment period for LeBron James and the rest of the Cavs. A few days ago, when the Cavs’ interest in Derrick Rose was first reported, his role was more obvious and less consequential. Maybe the timing was off considering they had already signed Jose Calderon. But for all his flaws, Rose for one-year, $2.1 million to play 12-15 minutes a game behind Kyrie Irving was fine. Now, it’s possible that Rose could be playing a much bigger role. In a post Irving trade request world, Rose would seem to be the Cavs’ current starter at point guard now that he’s...
10 hours ago
Chauncey Billups on Kyrie Irving’s trade request: “It didn’t really surprise me.”

Chauncey Billups on Kyrie Irving’s trade request: “It didn’t really surprise me.”

On a radio appearance in Denver, Billups says he knew things everyone else didn’t. On Tuesday, ex-Cavaliers team president candidate Chauncey Billups appeared on the Vic Lombardi Show, a sports radio program in Denver. During his appearance, Bilups touched on his interview process with the Cavs, why he turned the job down and more, Most notably, Billups said that he not surprised by Kyrie Irving’s trade request and said he knew more about the situation than the rest of the world: "It didn't really surprise me. I knew so much about the situation that the rest of the world didn't...
Jul 24, 2017
Derrick Rose to sign with Cavs, per report

Derrick Rose to sign with Cavs, per report

Rose comes to Cleveland on a one-year deal. Derrick Rose is now a member of the Clevleand Cavaliers, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. Rose comes to Cleveland on a one-year deal worth $2.1 million. Per cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon, the Cavs and Rose discussed how the team would get to the Finals without Kyrie Irving. Per Vardon, Cleveland did not promise Rose the team’s starting point guard job. In Cleveland, Rose could play a bigger role than many would have expected a few days ago. If and when Irving is traded, Rose could become the team’s starting point guard ahead of...
Jul 24, 2017
Koby Altman officially announced as Cavaliers GM

Koby Altman officially announced as Cavaliers GM

Altman has lead the front office since David Griffin parted ways with the Cavs. It’s officially: Koby Altman is the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The team announced the move in a press release sent out Monday evening. OFFICIAL: Koby Altman has been named General Manager. DETAILS: https://t.co/k6SvWpCoYE #AllForOne pic.twitter.com/7zYBz6nfB9— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) July 24, 2017 “Over the past month, Koby Altman has led our front office group through this transition period, impressing many inside the franchise and outside the organization, as well,” owner...
Jul 24, 2017
NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs seeking a “bundle” of assets for Kyrie Irving

NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs seeking a “bundle” of assets for Kyrie Irving

At the top of the Cavs’ wish list is high level young talent. The Cleveland Cavaliers are calling around the league on Kyrie Irving trades, but have yet to gain any traction on a deal. Now, there’s a clearer picture as to what the Cavs are looking for. According to a story from ESPN’s Zach Lowe, the Cavs are seeking a “bundle” of assets in exchange for Irving. And at the top of their list is blue-chip young talent. From Lowe’s report: They are acting as if they intend to. Cleveland is seeking a bundle of assets, but the highest priority right now is snagging a blue-chip young...
Jul 24, 2017
NBA Free Agency 2017: Derrick Rose is meeting with the Cavs today

NBA Free Agency 2017: Derrick Rose is meeting with the Cavs today

The former MVP is reportedly leaning towards coming to Cleveland. Free agent point guard Derrick Rose is meeting with the Cleveland Cavaliers today, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, and he is leaning towards to signing with the Cavs over the Los Angeles Lakers. According to Wojnarowski, Rose has been focused on joining a contender in hopes of improving his market value. At one point last season, it was reported that Rose was seeking a max deal worth $150 million this summer. If he signs with the Cavs, it will be a minimum deal for one year and $2.1 million. If Rose does sign, it...
Jul 23, 2017
LeBron James will not waive his no trade clause next season, per report

LeBron James will not waive his no trade clause next season, per report

Even if the Cavs decided they wanted to deal James, he won’t let them. It would take a lot — emphasis on a lot — for the Cleveland Cavaliers to decide to trade LeBron James. But, per a new report from ESPN’s Chris Haynes, James will not waive his no-trade clause next season. Per Haynes’ story, there is nothing — not Kyrie Irving’s trade demands, not locker room drama, not losing — that could make James trade his no trade clause. It’s really hard to see a scenario where the Cavs would actually decide to deal James, as he’s LeBron James and still playing at a very, very...
Jul 22, 2017
The Cavs are finalizing Koby Altman’s promotion to general manager

The Cavs are finalizing Koby Altman’s promotion to general manager

Altman’s been unofficially in the role for a few weeks. According to a story from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavaliers are finalizing a deal to promote Koby Altman to general manager. A form announcement is expected soon, per Woj. Altman, who has been unofficially running Cleveland’s front office for a few weeks, faces a series of tough choices. Will he trade Kyrie Irving, who reportedly requested a trade, or keep him in hopes of making him want to stay? If he does try to trade Irving, what kind of package will he target? And, aside from Irving, how will he manage the Cavs’...
Jul 22, 2017
LeBron James won’t get involved in Kyrie Irving’s trade request

LeBron James won’t get involved in Kyrie Irving’s trade request

James is letting the organization handle Irving’s request. Kyrie Irving’s decision to request a trade from the Cavaliers presents the team with a series of tough choices. But as they go through it, LeBron James will not get involved. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, James will not intervene and intends to let the Cava’ front office handle the issue. From the story: Both the franchise and James were rocked when Irving asked the team to trade him last week. James was informed after Irving told the Cavaliers and was unaware of the guard's feelings, sources said. Irving did talk...
Jul 21, 2017
Podcast: So, the Cavs are interested in Derrick Rose

Podcast: So, the Cavs are interested in Derrick Rose

Today’s show covers Cleveland’s interest in a former MVP who might not be good anymore. 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 joined by CBS Sports’ Chris Barnewall (@ChrisBarnewall) to talk about the Cavs’ interest in Derrick Rose, the Cavs’ offseason to date and more. 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 any episode on the podcast’s...
Jul 19, 2017
Fear the Links: Home and away uniforms are no more

Fear the Links: Home and away uniforms are no more

That and more in today’s links. Next season, with Nike taking over Adidas the NBA’s official jersey provider, there will no more home and away jerseys. All teams will have at least four jersey choices each night. More on that here. And remember: the Cavs have already said they’ll being debuting new jerseys for next season. Paul George was almost a Cavalier it seems. That’s not maddening at all. Cedi Osman is officially a Cavalier. And Kyrie Irving isn’t happy with his 2K rating. Carmelo Anthony, by the way, wants to join the Rockets according to a new report. SI’s Rob Mahoney...
Jul 19, 2017
Podcast: Cavs news catch-up

Podcast: Cavs news catch-up

Today’s show covers Cedi Osman, Paul George rumors and more. Welcome to Locked on Cavaliers, the official Cleveland Cavaliers podcast of the Locked on Podcast network. On today’s episode, host Chris Manning (@cwmwrites) runs through the latest Cavs news about Cedi Osman, new jerseys and more. 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 any episode on the podcast’s AudioBoom page. If you like the podcast, please rate and review it on iTunes, as it helps other listeners...
Jul 18, 2017
Paul George was nearly traded to the Cavaliers, per report

Paul George was nearly traded to the Cavaliers, per report

George was almost given permission to talk to Dan Gilbert before he was dealt to the Thunder. Paul George was very close to becoming to a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers according to a new report. On The Jump, ESPN’s Adrian Wojarnowski stated that George was almost given permission to talk to Cavs owner Dan Gilbert before Indiana pulled out of the deal and he was dealt to the Thunder. Just how close was Paul George to teaming up with LeBron? pic.twitter.com/e6ulIp0FFA— ESPN (@espn) July 18, 2017 This falls in line with earlier reports that the Cavs were surprised by the...
Jul 18, 2017
Kit-Talk: My All-Time Favourite Bolton Wanderers Shirt

Kit-Talk: My All-Time Favourite Bolton Wanderers Shirt

Turn away if kit talk makes you uncomfortable So as we all know, Bolton Wanderers have released their 2017/18 new home and away kits: Pre-orders are being taken for #BWFC's 2017/18 away shirt but which player will you get on the back, Bolton fans? #WeAreTogether pic.twitter.com/GSfcBTqdXi— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) July 17, 2017 With echoes of our 1997/98 versions, they’ll no doubt be a hit with supporters both old enough to know better, and young enough not to care. They can be preordered by clicking here. Just think - if you buy one you could be directly...

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