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Cavs brass: Kyrie trade chatter a 'fluid situation'

8:56 PM ET INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and new general manager Koby Altman called Kyrie Irving‘s reported trade request to the team’s brass several weeks ago a “fluid” situation and would not say if they indeed plan to deal the four-time All-Star. “He’s a core piece of what we’ve done,” Gilbert said at Altman’s introductory news conference Wednesday. “Kyrie is a tremendous player. He has made great contributions to this franchise, and we enjoy him as a player and we’re going to keep this stuff in ...

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Sources: Cavs to sign J. Green to 1-year deal

2:42 AM ET The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed on a one-year, $ 2.3 million deal with free-agent forward Jeff Green, sources told ESPN on Friday. It’s a minimum-level deal for Green, who will add versatility and depth to the Cavs’ bench. The team has been looking during the free-agency period to add athletic players who can defend multiple positions. Green had “active discussions” with LeBron James before making his decision to sign with the Cavs, sources said. The agreement was first reported by USA Today Sports. Jeff Green averaged 9.2 ...

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Melo open to Rockets, Cavs trade, sources say

1:42 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Carmelo Anthony, a 10-time NBA All-Star, is open to waiving his no-trade clause to join the Houston Rockets or Cleveland Cavaliers should those teams create a pathway to a deal with the New York Knicks, league sources told ESPN. Houston has been proactive in pursuing possible trade scenarios for Anthony lately, though its discussions around the league have yet to gain traction on a deal, league sources told ESPN. The arrival of All-Star guard Chris Paul to join MVP runner-up James Harden has catapulted the ...

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Sources: Cavs, Rockets discuss Shumpert trade

5:28 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Cleveland Cavaliers are engaged in serious discussions on a deal to send guard Iman Shumpert to the Houston Rockets, according to league sources. Shumpert would be moved to the Rockets for primarily a package of non-guaranteed contracts, which would allow Cleveland to create financial flexibility to pursue other roster upgrades. The market opens on Saturday, and NBA free-agency and trade news is coming in fast. Stay up to date with the latest rumors and rumblings across the Association. Shumpert has two years and $ ...

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Sources: Cavs talked 3-way trade for George

10:50 PM ET Marc Stein Close ESPN Senior Writer • Senior NBA writer for ESPN.com• Began covering the NBA in 1993-94• Also covered soccer, tennis and the Olympics Chris Haynes The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to pursue a trade for Paul George and will be leading contenders for Carmelo Anthony‘s services, should Anthony secure an offseason buyout from the New York Knicks, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that the Cavaliers engaged in serious three-way trade discussions leading up to the NBA draft on a deal that would have brought ...

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Cavs, Spurs discuss deal for Green, sources say

5:39 PM ET The Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs have engaged in trade talks involving Danny Green, multiple sources said Thursday. The Cavs are looking for two-way wing players like Green as they look to retool their roster to better compete with the NBA champion Golden State Warriors. LaMarcus Aldridge, who struggled in the 2017 postseason, is being floated by the Spurs as a possible trade piece as San Antonio seeks a top-10 pick for Thursday’s draft in return, sources told ESPN. Chauncey Billups, who has been offered a ...

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How the Cavs broke up with GM Griffin despite LeBron's wishes

1:01 PM ET Brian Windhorst Close ESPN Senior Writer ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books Dave McMenamin Close ESPN Staff Writer Cavs and NBA writer for ESPN.com Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14 and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09 Syracuse University graduate “Griff!” “C’mon, Griff!” “Get up here!” On a makeshift stage in a corner of TD Garden after defeating the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, Cleveland Cavaliers players wearing fresh, white T-shirts with crisp “The ...

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Cavs part ways with GM Griffin after 3 seasons

12:08 AM ET Brian Windhorst Close ESPN Senior Writer ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books Dave McMenamin Close ESPN Staff Writer Cavs and NBA writer for ESPN.com Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14 and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09 Syracuse University graduate The Cleveland Cavaliers have parted ways with general manager David Griffin, the team announced Monday. Griffin’s contract was up at the end of the month, and after extensive talks with owner Dan Gilbert, no agreement ...

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Sources: Cavs trying to create deal for Butler

5:45 PM ET The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to engage the Chicago Bulls in multi-team trade scenarios that would enable the Eastern Conference champions to acquire Bulls star Jimmy Butler, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN that the Cavaliers, in addition to their reported interest in Indiana’s Paul George, are trying to assemble trade packages that would convince the Bulls to part with Butler, who is fresh off the best season of his career. Jimmy Butler, if he stays in Chicago, would be eligible for a so-called “super max” ...

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Sources: Pacers talk to Cavs about P. George

5:13 AM ET After superstar Paul George informed the Pacers in no uncertain terms he plans to leave the team, Indiana began shopping George’s services this weekend, including making a phone call to the Cleveland Cavaliers, sources confirmed to ESPN on Sunday. George reportedly told the Pacers he will opt out of his contract in 2018 and become an unrestricted free agent. George’s admission, first reported by The Vertical, prompted Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard to begin canvassing the league for potential offers for the four-time All-Star who averaged 23.7 ...

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