Cavs could open season with 14 players

The Cavaliers will likely pay a massive tax bill in 2016. To keep it as low as possible, they could open the season with just 14 players. NBA rumors roundup

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Dellavedova bets on himself with one-year deal with Cavs (2:25)
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Grading the Cavs-Blazers trade

Kevin Pelton gives Cleveland high marks for moving Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood. But he also likes that Portland was able to essentially get a "couple of second-round picks for free." Trade grades

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Pelton's Trade Grades: Cavs move salaries

The Cavaliers won their trade with the Trail Blazers by saving $10 million and creating a giant trade exception, but Portland also did well by acquiring two second-round picks for nothing.

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Source: Dellavedova agrees to return to Cavs

The Cavaliers have agreed to bring back guard Matthew Dellavedova, who accepted Cleveland's one-year qualifying offer following his memorable postseason performance.

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Dellavedova, Cavaliers reach deal

Matthew Dellavedova will return to Cleveland on a 1-year deal worth about $1.2 million, a source told ESPN's Dave McMenamin. The second-year guard averaged 31.7 minutes and 7.5 points per game in the Finals.

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Cavs get tax relief by dealing Haywood, Miller (2:58)
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Sources: Cavs trade Miller, Haywood to Blazers

The Cavaliers have agreed to trade Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trail Blazers in a deal aimed to create future options and save luxury-tax money, sources told ESPN.com.

Cavs deal Miller, Haywood to Blazers

Cleveland will also send 2019 and 2020 second-round picks to Portland in exchange for a $10.5M and a $2.85M trade exception. The Blazers will waive Brendan Haywood, while Mike Miller is expected to get a buyout and pursue opportunities with other teams.

James Jones back with Cavs

Cleveland GM David Griffin announced the re-signing of the 12-year veteran. Jones, a guard/forward, came off the Cavs' bench last year, averaging 4.4 points and 11.7 minutes per game.

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Cavs' Christmas deal sets up bigger move

Cleveland's trade of Rakeem Christmas to the Pacers gives the Cavs roster flexibility and an asset they may use in moving Brendan Haywood to create a large trade exception soon, Brian Windhorst writes. Move by Aug. 1?

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Sources: Cavs flip rookie to set up Haywood deal

The Cavaliers sent Rakeem Christmas to the Pacers in a minor trade on Thursday, helping set up a larger deal that will involve Brendan Haywood, sources told ESPN.com.

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Mozgov ready to earn significant money

Timofey Mozgov's deal could look like another low-risk center's when he enters free agency unrestricted next summer. 2016 free-agent Big Board 1.0 (Insider)

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Elhassan's 2016 free-agent Big Board 1.0

LeBron James will be a free agent -- again -- in the summer of 2016. But after him, Dwight Howard and Kevin Durant, the free-agent class thins out, writes ESPN's Amin Elhassan. Big board (Insider)

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James' company signs Warner Bros. deal

Warner Bros. announced Wednesday that it has signed a content creation partnership with LeBron James' SpringHill Entertainment, with plans for projects in TV, film and original digital programming. Space Jam 2?

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Everyone wants LeBron on their team

LeBron James was named "Player You Secretly Wish was on Your Team" at the NBPA and BET Players' Awards. James averaged 25.3 points, 7.4 assists and six boards per game last season.

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James' company signs Warner Bros. deal

Warner Bros. announced today that it has signed a content creation partnership with LeBron James' SpringHill Entertainment company with plans for projects in TV, film and original digital programming. Space Jam 2?

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6dDarren Rovell

LeBron's company signs Warner Bros. deal

Warner Bros. announced Wednesday it has signed a content creation partnership with LeBron James' SpringHill Entertainment with plans for projects in TV, film and original digital programming.

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Cuban: Jordan situation is like 'makeup sex'

Mark Cuban said the only thing he would have done differently in the DeAndre Jordan situation would've been having the center change his Twitter profile after he agreed to a deal with the Mavs.

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Jefferson changes direction, heads to Cleveland (2:58)
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Becky Hammon, JR Smith, Shaq vs. Pippen

Dan Le Batard, Bomani Jones and Pap discuss Becky Hammon winning the NBA summer league, JR Smith's contract with the Cavaliers, Shaq and Scottie Pippen's Instagram war and more.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game103.18th
Rebounds Per Game43.018th
Assists Per Game22.110th
Points Allowed98.713th

Team History

YearWLPCT
2014-155329.646
2013-143349.402
2012-132458.292
2011-122145.318
2010-111963.231

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