'Hot Rod' Williams dies

Dec 12, 2015

'Hot Rod' Williams dies

John “Hot Rod” Williams, who spent 13 years in the NBA and was a popular and tough defensive sixth man on Cleveland Cavaliers playoff teams, has died. He was 53. He died Friday in a Baton Rouge hospital from complications related to prostate cancer, ...

Pelicans take down Cavs in OT

Dec 5, 2015

Pelicans take down Cavs in OT

After New Orleans survived a stunning fourth-quarter surge by LeBron James and forced overtime, injured veteran center Kendrick Perkins pulled Pelicans teammate Anthony Davis aside for a quick word. “Perk told me, ‘This is the time where you’ve got to be great,'” Davis said. ...

Bucks end Cavaliers' winning streak

Nov 15, 2015

Bucks end Cavaliers' winning streak

Jerryd Bayless had an unenviable assignment: guard LeBron James in the final minutes of double overtime. Despite giving up 13 cm and 22 kg, Bayless was up for the challenge. He held James scoreless over the final 3:15 of the second overtime and the ...

Cavaliers extend winning streak to eight games

Nov 14, 2015

Cavaliers extend winning streak to eight games

With LeBron James spending so much energy shutting Carmelo Anthony down in the second half, it was good to have Mo Williams with him to finish the game offensively. James scored 31 points, Williams made a tiebreaking jumper with 41 seconds left and the ...

LeBron reaches 25,000-point milestone

Nov 3, 2015

LeBron reaches 25,000-point milestone

LeBron James needed one simple slam to hit another major milestone. James became the youngest player to reach 25,000 career points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers past the winless Philadelphia 76ers 107-100 on Monday. “It just means I’ve played with a lot of great teammates, ...

Oct 22, 2015

Cavs, Thompson approve long-term deal

Already an elite rebounder, Tristan Thompson snatched a long-term contract from the Cavaliers. The restricted free-agent forward has agreed in principle with the defending Eastern Conference champions on a five-year, $82 million contract, ending his holdout and giving the Cavs needed frontcourt depth as ...

LeBron gives thoughts on gun violence

Oct 3, 2015

LeBron gives thoughts on gun violence

NBA LeBron James was at home with his three kids when news broke that a 5-month-old girl had been killed in a drive-by shooting — the third fatal shooting of a child in Cleveland in the past month. Aavielle Wakefield’s death moved James to ...

Source: Cavs, Jefferson agree to one-year deal

Jul 22, 2015

Source: Cavs, Jefferson agree to one-year deal

Richard Jefferson has experience, deep knowledge of the NBA and a deft shooting touch. The Cavaliers plan to lean on all those attributes. The free agent forward has agreed to terms on a one-year deal for next season with Cleveland, a person familiar with ...

Lin looking to find stability with Hornets

Jul 14, 2015

Lin looking to find stability with Hornets

Point guard Jeremy Lin is in search of some stability with the Charlotte Hornets. Lin said he has no regrets about leaving the New York Knicks after the 2012 season to sign with the Houston Rockets during his introductory news conference Monday. But the ...

LeBron signs two-year contract with Cavs

Jul 11, 2015

LeBron signs two-year contract with Cavs

The Cavaliers can exhale for another year. They’ve got LeBron James’ signature on a contract. The four-time MVP, who brought the Cavs back from irrelevancy to the brink of an NBA championship this season, signed his two-year, $47 million deal on Friday. The commitment ...

Jul 10, 2015

James, Cavaliers agree to two-year contract

There was no need for a heartfelt letter this summer. LeBron James isn’t going anywhere. This decision was easy. Just shy of the one-year anniversary of his celebrated homecoming, James agreed to terms on a two-year, $47 million contract, two people familiar with the ...

Love decides to stay put with Cavs

Jul 2, 2015

Love decides to stay put with Cavs

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix. The first full day of NBA free agency featured skyrocketing salaries and a flurry of moves, though no decision yet from LaMarcus Aldridge. Players and teams agreed to ...