The Cleveland Cavaliers are considering trading for Brooklyn Nets star Joe Johnson with their Brendan Haywood contract chip, sources told ESPN.com.
Cavs, Nets in talks for Joe Johnson
The Cavaliers are considering using Brendan Haywood's non-guaranteed contract to trade for seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson, who has one year and $24.9M left on his contract, sources tell ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Story
NBA free agency nearing completion
Only three of the top 30 free agents on Amin Elhassan's big board have yet to agree to deals, and all three are expected to re-sign with their current team.
- LeBron James, Cavs
- Marc Gasol, Grizzlies
- Tristan Thompson, Cavs
No new deal imminent for LeBron
LeBron James' agent, Rich Paul, has made it known to the Cavs that serious talks on a new deal for James will not take place until a new contract for restricted free agent Tristan Thompson is in place, sources tell ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Paul also represents Thompson.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are busy on several fronts as they attempt to solidify their roster. But for the moment that does not include talks with free agent LeBron James, sources told ESPN.com.
San Antonio now favorites in the West
After agreeing to a deal with LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio's odds to win the West dropped to 2-1, besting Oklahoma City and defending champ Golden State (both 5-2). Gregg Popovich's squad is 4-1 to win it all, behind only Cleveland (9-4).
LeBron casts his FIFA 16 vote
LeBron James has an ownership stake in Liverpool, so it's no surprise that when it came to vote for who should appear on the cover of the FIFA 16 video game, James voted for LFC's Jordan Henderson. King James shares the love
LeBron worth $60M? Maybe ...
Kurt Badenhausen, a senior editor at Forbes says: "Jordan was getting paid $33 million, and that was 30 percent of the Bulls' revenue back then. If you look at 30 percent of the Cavs' revenue, that's $60 million, and I think you can certainly justify LeBron being worth that." Imagining a cap-free NBA
Pelton: Cavs win on free agency's first day
Kevin Love signing for the maximum five years made winners of the Cavaliers, says Kevin Pelton, even if they paid a little high to also retain Iman Shumpert. Pelton's first-day analysis (Insider)
Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov has undergone successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, and the team says he'll be out about six weeks.
NBA not lacking for cash
NBA teams agreed in principle to pay over $1.4 billion to players on the first day of free agency. Seven teams guaranteed over $100M, including the Cavs, who agreed with Kevin Love and Iman Shumpert for a combined $150M and neared agreement with Tristan Thompson for another $80M.
NBA teams agreed in principle to pay over $1.4 billion in salary to players on the first full day of free agency, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Guard Iman Shumpert has agreed to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he confirmed on social media Wednesday.
Shump won't dump Cavs
Iman Shumpert has agreed to a four-year, $40M contract to remain with the Cavaliers, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst and multiple reports. Shumpert averaged 9.1 ppg and 4.9 rpg for the Cavs in the playoffs, but disappeared in the NBA Finals.
Kevin Love could have bolted for many reasons, but he saw in the postseason what he and the Cavaliers can accomplish.
There's something wrong with the kind of system that results in superstar athletes like Russell Wilson getting squeezed or LeBron James being outearned, Jason Reid writes.
Love's statistics declined last season, but he was among the game's most effective power forwards
Imagine what LeBron James would be paid in a hypothetical NBA with no salary cap. Would $60 million a year be fair? Arash Markazi explores the true value of stars like James and Stephen Curry.
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