Cavaliers’ Love misses second straight game with sore foot
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is out for the second straight game because of a sore left foot.
Cleveland (0-5) hosts the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night. Love didn't play in Wednesday's loss to Detroit and missed three of the Cavaliers' four exhibition game because of the injury.
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Love tried to play through the soreness and wanted to stay on the floor because the team has been struggling.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Channing Frye was a dependable player, locker-room presence and fan favorite for parts of three seasons with the Cavaliers.
He can be again.
Frye has agreed to re-sign for next season with Cleveland, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Saturday, adding that the 35-year-old will get the $2.4 million veteran's minimum contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been signed.
AP source: Cavaliers re-signing F Channing Frye
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Cavaliers will re-sign forward Channing Frye for next season.
Frye, who was traded by the Cavs in February to the Los Angeles Lakers, will get the $2.4 million veteran's minimum contract, said the person who spoke Saturday to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been signed.
Yahoo Sports and other outlets previously reported Frye's return.
LA Lakers sign Derrick Williams to 10-day contract
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forward Derrick Williams has signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Lakers announced the deal Friday before their game at Denver.
Williams has played for Minnesota, Sacramento, New York, Miami and Cleveland since the Timberwolves made him the No. 2 overall selection in the 2011 draft. He spent this season in China, averaging 20 points per game for the Tianjin Gold Lions.
Lakers’ Channing Frye has appendectomy in Cleveland
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lakers forward Channing Frye has undergone an appendectomy.
The team announced Saturday that its new acquisition had the laparoscopic procedure Friday night in Cleveland.
The Lakers say Frye will be re-evaluated after he returns to Los Angeles next weekend.
Frye was spending the All-Star break in Ohio with his family. He was with the Cavaliers before being traded to the Lakers on Feb. 8 along with Isaiah Thomas in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.
The Cleveland Cavaliers were part of three trades yesterday, one of which had Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a first-round pick went to the Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance. Dwyane Wade was shipped back to Miami by the Cavs for a protected second-round selection, two years after leaving the Heat. The Cavaliers also were part of a three-team deal that sends Derrick Rose and Jae Crowder to the Utah Jazz for forward Rodney Hood and brings guard George Hill to Cleveland from Sacramento for guard Iman Shumpert.
Cavaliers trade six players: Why they had to go (video)
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cavaliers said goodbye to six players in a flurry of trades on Thursday. The names included former All-Stars Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade, and Derrick Rose as well as two members of the 2016 championship team, Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye.
Forward Jae Crowder, who came over in the offseason from the Boston Celtics in the Kyrie Irving trade, was also dealt.
Get your cheap Cavs gear: Trades mean there’s suddenly a lot of stuff on sale
Get your cheap Cavs gear: Trades mean there's suddenly a lot of stuff on sale
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- If you're looking stock up on Cavaliers gear on the cheap, now's the time to do it. But there's a catch.
The team's trades involving six players -- Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert, Channing Frye and Jae Crowder -- mean their jerseys (most of them, anyway) are now on sale.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are trading Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye and a first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
The deal happened just hours ahead of the NBA's trade deadline Thursday at 3 p.m. Eastern, and hours after Thomas told reporters he was "tired of being traded" and wanted to stay in Cleveland.
AP source: Cavaliers trading Isaiah Thomas to Lakers
CLEVELAND (AP) — After a quick stop, Isaiah Thomas is moving again. The point guard's strange stay with the Cavaliers is over.
Thomas, who was never a good fit in Cleveland while recovering from a hip injury, was traded hours before the NBA's deadline to the Los Angeles Lakers, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Cavs coach Tyronn Lue misses game with illness
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue missed Thursday night's game against Chicago with an undisclosed illness.
Lue did his usual media session about 90 minutes before tip-off and was seen in the team's locker room before the game. He didn't mention anything about feeling ill. However, the team announced about 10 minutes before the scheduled 7 p.m. start that Lue would not be coaching the team.
Washington Wizards point guard John Wall is out Sunday against the Toronto Raptors with a shoulder injury.
Wizards coach Scott Brooks said guard Tim Frazier would start in Wall's place.
Wall hurt his shoulder during the second half on Friday when he ran into Channing Frye and hit the ground hard in a 130-122 loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Wall received X-rays, which were negative, and left Capital One Arena with a sling around his shoulder.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tristan Thompson's "Iron Man" streak is over. The Cavaliers' run of bad luck isn't ending.
Thompson sprained his right thumb Tuesday and will not play in Wednesday's first-place showdown at Boston, ending his consecutive games played streak at 447 — a team record and the longest active stretch in the league. Thompson's streak dated to Feb. 10, 2012, his rookie season.
Cavaliers rest LeBron, Love, Kyrie vs Clippers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers are resting LeBron James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue announced the decision shortly before game time Saturday.
Lue says all three stars will return Sunday night against the woeful Lakers.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is showing his sensitive side by admitting he cries during some movies and apologizing to his wife for sometimes losing sight of his family's role in his quest for greatness.
LeBron said "real men cry" on Sunday's episode of the Road Trippin' podcast hosted by teammates Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye and reporter Allie Clifton.
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James and Kyrie Irving rested, and the Miami Heat took advantage.
Until the final seconds, that was the entire story.
Goran Dragic scored 23 points, Hassan Whiteside had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and the Heat beat the undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers 120-92 on Saturday night.
Tyler Johnson added 17 points for the Heat, who won for the 18th time in their last 22 games and made 18 3-pointers.
After losing Love for weeks, LeBron and Cavs beat Wolves
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James spent the morning sending a crystal clear message to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of Kevin Love's knee injury: things will be just fine as long as James is on the court.
He spent the night backing that up against an emboldened Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves, as if anyone doubted him in the first place.
James had 25 points, 14 assists and eight rebounds to lead the Cavaliers to a 116-108 victory over the Timberwolves on Tuesday night.
LeBron, Irving lead Cavs to 118-103 win over Suns
CLEVELAND (AP) — Before their first home game following a long trip that ended with a miserable thud at Golden State, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue showed his team video clips to remind them who they are.
"Do that," LeBron James said.
Kyrie Irving scored 26 points, James, his All-Star teammate, had 21 points and 15 assists, and Cleveland looked more like an NBA champion in a 118-103 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.
Cavs’ Love to play, Smith out with knee injury
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love is playing Friday against Miami after missing the morning shootaround with lower back spasms.
Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith is missing his second straight game because of a hyperextended left knee.
Love took shots on the court about an hour before tipoff and went through pregame warmups. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Love's back "locked up" on him during Wednesday's win in New York.
Cavaliers’ Channing Frye out following father’s death
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers forward Channing Frye will be out indefinitely following the death of his father on Thanksgiving.
The Cavs offered their condolences and support to Frye, whose father, Thomas, passed away about a month after his mother, Karen Mulzac-Frye, died following a battle with cancer.
Cleveland (11-2) said Frye has been excused from the team and won't play Friday against Dallas. The team plays Sunday at Philadelphia.
James, Frye rally Cavaliers past Hornets, 100-93
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James played with a different supporting cast down the stretch, but the result looked familiar.
James, Cleveland's only starter on the floor in the fourth quarter, scored 11 of his 19 points in the final period and the Cavaliers rallied for a 100-93 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday.
Channing Frye scored a season-high 20 points and played the entire fourth quarter, along with James, Iman Shumpert, Richard Jefferson and Jordan McRae.