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Cavs Sign Sasha Kaun to 2-Year Deal

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

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The Cavaliers off-season bench bolstering locked in one of its final pieces Saturday with the signing of Sasha Kaun to a two-year deal.

The 6-11 Kaun was the 56th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Seattle Supersonics before his rights were dealt to the Cavs for cash. Kaun, though, never donned the wine and gold choosing, instead, to play professionally in his native Russia for Euroleague power CSKA Moscow. Last season, Kaun averaged career highs with 9.9 points and 4.5 rebounds while playing 20.1 minutes per game.

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Insta-Commitment… Welcome Back J.R. Swish!

Friday, August 21st, 2015

As has become his custom for announcing new commitments these days, J.R. Smith let the world know that he was returning to the Cavs via Instagram last night. The deal is reportedly for two years and more than $10M, according to ESPN.com sources. The second year of the contract will be a player option, and also that Smith will have the ability to veto any trade during the season.

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Cedi Mind Trick

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Yesterday, there was a disturbance in the Force. Though it happened not long ago, in a Euroleague match far, far away, the aftereffects may well reverberate two years hence at The Q in Cleveland.

If you haven’t heard by now, the world (or at least fans in Turkey and Macedonia) supposedly witnessed a flawless shooting night by the 20-year-old, second round draft pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cedi “The Jedi” Osman…

…or did they?

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Cavs Sign Another Blue Devil PG… Quinn Cook

Monday, August 17th, 2015

As summer, and the wait for TT and JR to sign, drags on, the Cavs are still making moves to bolster their training camp squad, and perhaps their roster. After playing for them in the NBA Summer League, former Duke guard Quinn Cook (22) has reportedly signed with the Cavs.

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Deja Vu: Jared Cunningham is a Cav Once More…

Monday, August 17th, 2015

The already long NBA journey of Jared Cunningham (24), that began with the Cavs drafting him at number 24 overall in the 2012 draft, came full circle yesterday when he reportedly agreed to a deal with the team (likely not guaranteed), after committing to camp.

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Save the Dates

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

The official NBA calendar was just released today, and now we finally know what the roadmap will look like for the Cavs’ journey to capture a title next season.

The Cavs get the honor of tipping off Opening Night for the NBA on October 27 in Chicago against Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler and the Bulls. After a second road game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Cavs return to the Q for their Home Opener on October 30 against LBJ’s old pals, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat.

Other potentially important match-ups (in addition to the already leaked Christmas Day game against the Warriors at Golden State) to mark on your calendar include…

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The Wombat Returns

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Almost immediately on the heels of dealing Brendan Haywood’s Contract and Mike Miller (along with two future second round picks) to the Trailblazers for trade exceptions, the Cavs agreed to re-sign backup point guard, resident pest to opposing teams, and regional cult hero Matthew “The Wombat” Dellavedova.

According to ESPN, Delly, a restricted free agent, accepted the team’s qualifying offer and will return on a one-year deal worth approximately $1.2 million. And though initial reports suggested that the move would allow Delly will become an unrestricted free agent next summer, because he’s still in his first four years, the Cavs will still have the ability to match any offer he receives.

At the beginning of the off-season, Delly was said to be looking for a multi-year deal that started around $4 million. But given the Cavs’ cap situation, The Wombat decided to bet on himself with the QO, and let his play garner him a bigger payday next year. The question remains if he’ll get a chance to do so… (more…)

Cavs Trade Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Late last night, Adrian Wojnarowski broke the story that the Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood are being traded to Portland for a pair of trade exceptions. Cleveland will receive a $10.6 million dollar exception for Haywood, and a $2.96 million dollar exception for Mike Miller. In addition Portland will receive the better of Cleveland’s two 2019 second round picks, and a 2020 second round pick. Many expect Miller to seek a buyout and look to play for a contender. The fact that Portland reportedly sent cash to the Cavs makes this seem strange to me (cash is often conveyed to cover the cost of a buyout). For any of you wondering if Miller could join the Cavs à la Zydrunas Ilgauskus, the NBA closed that loophole. Miller has to wait one year before signing with Cleveland.

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Breaking: Cavaliers Sign Richard Jefferson

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

So the Cavs signed six-foot-seven, 35 year-old Richard Jefferson who played in Dallas last year. Jefferson signed for the veteran minimum, so will count about $947,000 against Cleveland’s salary cap.  Despite some naysaying opinions, if Jefferson plays as well as he did last season, he can be a solid bench contributor for the Cavs. Jefferson’s numbers are better than fellow old guys, Tayshaun, Caron, and Rasual Butler, and while Jefferson may be 35, he wasn’t terrible on the defensive end last year.

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[BREAKING NEWS]: LeBron James to Re-sign

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

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ESPN’s Chris Broussard still had enough energy after his hilarious Twitter beef with Mavericks owner, Mark Cuban, to break the news that LeBron James will re-sign with the Cavaliers for two-years, with a player option for the second season. The timing was impeccable.

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