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Celtics, Cavs both affected by injury

3:40 AM ET CLEVELAND — Witnessing the gruesome nature of teammate Gordon Hayward‘s leg injury during the first quarter of Tuesday’s season opener, Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving immediately thought back to Paul George‘s injury during a 2014 Team USA scrimmage. “It’s tough. I’ve seen a few injuries in my career and I’ve had a few,” Irving said. “Probably two of the worst ones I’ve been in the game watching — one was [George] at USA and this one tonight. It’s not a great sight to see, but you gotta ...

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Sources: Cavs ship Jefferson, Felder to Hawks

3:01 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed in principle to send forward Richard Jefferson, guard Kay Felder, two second-round draft picks and $ 3 million to the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told ESPN. Cleveland and Atlanta are planning a trade call to finalize the agreement with the league office Friday night or Saturday morning, league sources said. Atlanta intends to waive Jefferson and Felder, sources said, and they would become free agents after clearing waivers. Jefferson was set to earn $ 2.5 million this season and Felder ...

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Wade plans to sign with Cavs, sources say

5:56 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Twelve-time NBA All-Star guard Dwyane Wade plans to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers once he clears waivers on Wednesday, league sources told ESPN. Wade, who agreed to a contract buyout with the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, will be an unrestricted agent and sign a one-year, $ 2.3 million veteran’s minimum deal to reunite with LeBron James, league sources said. Wade’s relationship with James, cemented over four seasons and two NBA titles together with the Miami Heat, pushed the Cavaliers past the Oklahoma City Thunder, San ...

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Sources: Cavs emerge as leading Wade suitor

12:03 AM ET Adrian Wojnarowski Brian Windhorst Close ESPN Senior Writer ESPN.com NBA writer since 2010 Covered Cleveland Cavs for seven years Author of two books The Cleveland Cavaliers have emerged as a clear favorite to land newly minted free agent Dwyane Wade, after he agreed to a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, sources told ESPN.com. Wade agreed to leave about $ 8 million of his $ 23.8 million salary on the table after talks between the two sides about a resolution intensified ahead of Monday’s start ...

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Sources: Melo has Cavs on wish list of teams

9:11 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Carmelo Anthony, a 10-time NBA All-Star, has delivered the New York Knicks an expanded list of teams — including the Cleveland Cavaliers — with which he’d be willing to waive his no-trade clause, league sources told ESPN. After the Knicks insisted that they were unable to make a deal with the Houston Rockets, his primary trade destination, Anthony and his representatives honored New York’s request and furnished at least two more teams within the past 10 days, league sources told ESPN. One of the known ...

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Sources: Cavs get second-rounder to complete Kyrie deal

12:05 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN With a Thursday morning deadline looming, the Boston Celtics agreed to send the Cleveland Cavaliers a 2020 second-round draft pick via the Miami Heat to acquire four-time All-Star guard Kyrie Irving and complete the blockbuster trade. The Celtics resisted the Cavaliers’ desire for a first-round pick to compensate the Cavs’ reluctance to sign-off on Isaiah Thomas‘ hip injury, and Cleveland finally agreed to consummate the deal late Wednesday night. Isaiah Thomas was forceful in his belief that his injured hip would not have a long-term ...

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Sweeten the deal? Why Celtics shouldn’t budge in Cavs stalemate

8:30 AM ET The Boston Celtics have no shortage of possible sweeteners to encourage the Cleveland Cavaliers to ensure last week’s blockbuster swap of All-Star point guards remains intact. That doesn’t mean Danny Ainge should part with any of them. Cleveland’s stance regarding the health of Isaiah Thomas’ hip could trigger a standoff with Boston officials, forcing both organizations to weigh the consequences of letting the blockbuster trade implode, sources told ESPN. A team of scrappy overachievers was not enough for Boston’s hoops architect, who yearned for a roster with ...

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Sources: Cavs plan to seek extra Celtics asset

8:46 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN After Cleveland’s physical examination of Isaiah Thomas‘ injured hip raised concern about the timeline for his return this season, Cavaliers officials are planning to seek an additional trade asset before finalizing a deal to send four-time All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics, league sources said. Without revisions to the original trade agreement, the Cavaliers could threaten to veto the trade, league sources said. The Cavaliers’ stance could trigger a standoff between Cleveland and Boston officials, forcing both organizations to weigh the consequences of ...

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Sources: Cavs, Celtics to discuss trade issues

12:08 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN In the aftermath of issues resulting from Isaiah Thomas‘ physical examination on Friday, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics are planning a telephone call for Saturday to discuss the status of the teams’ blockbuster trade, league sources told ESPN. The proposed deal sending Cleveland’s four-time All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Celtics for Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a 2018 first-round pick via Brooklyn has been thrust into uncertainty with medical questions surrounding Thomas’ injured hip, league sources told ESPN. Kevin Pelton answers your ...

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Sources: Cavs examine Thomas, mull next step

2:33 AM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN After All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas underwent a physical examination in Cleveland on Friday, uncertainty over the fitness of his injured hip has Cavaliers officials evaluating the results and considering possible ramifications to the blockbuster trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics earlier this week, league sources said. When asked by a young fan why he traded away Isaiah Thomas earlier this week, Celtics coach Brad Stevens responded “That’s an excellent question,” after laughter dissipated. A team of scrappy overachievers was not enough for ...

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