The Cleveland Cavaliers lost a franchise player in the offseason, but it looks like they might be aggressive in obtaining what they hope would be another one.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Cavaliers are in pursuit of Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler, who has asked to be traded. … [Read more...] about Report: Cavaliers pursuing Jimmy Butler deal
Gabrielle McMillen Omnisport @GabbyMcMillen Updated at 2:26 p.m. ET Updated at 2:26 p.m. ET There is another potential suitor in the race to land Jimmy Butler. The Cavaliers have emerged as a possible team to try and trade for Butler, ESPN reported, citing unidentified league sources. According to the report, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert was seen talking privately with Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor Friday at an NBA Board of Governors meeting. Both men were instrumental in negotiating the Kevin Love-Andrew Wiggins trade. Butler has expressed his unhappiness with the Timberwolves, and Taylor doesn't want a circus surrounding Butler heading into training camp. According to earlier reports, Taylor wants a Butler trade done before practices start Tuesday. Read This NBA free agency rumors: Former Lakers center Andrew Bynum attempting comeback, scheduling workouts E.Jay Zarett … [Read more...] about NBA trade rumors: Cavaliers interested in dealing for Jimmy Butler
The two teams struck a big deal when they swapped Kevin Love for Andrew Wiggins, can they agree to another blockbuster? by Kyle Boone @Kyle__Boone 47s ago • 1 min read A new team has emerged as a pursuing party in the Jimmy Butler trade sweepstakes as the tentacles surrounding his trade interest continue to flail.In addition to the Nets, Pistons, Rockets, Clippers, Heat, Sixers and Blazers, all teams with previously reported interest in Butler, the Cleveland Cavaliers have joined the fold and are officially pursuing the Timberwolves star, according to ESPN. The Cavs' owner, Dan Gilbert, was reportedly seen speaking privately with Minnesota owner Glen Taylor at the NBA Board of Governors meeting on Friday.Taylor has mandated a deal to ship Butler out of Minnesota get done swiftly as training camp fast approaches.Though past history doesn't dictate what could happen in the present, Minnesota and Cleveland have a history of agreeing to blockbuster … [Read more...] about Jimmy Butler trade rumors: Cavaliers reportedly pursuing Timberwolves star
Jim Mone/Associated Press The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly interested in acquiring Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Jimmy Butler via trade. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert was seen speaking with T-Wolves owner Glen Taylor at the NBA Board of Governors meeting Friday. Wojnarowski reported last week that Butler requested a trade from Minnesota and listed the Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets as preferred destinations. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. Get the best sports content from the web and social in the new B/R app . Get the app and get the game. … [Read more...] about Jimmy Butler Rumors: Dan Gilbert, Cavaliers Pursuing Trade for Timberwolves Star
Jason Miller/Getty Images LeBron James' decision to join the Los Angeles Lakers felt like it was about more than basketball. It positioned him to expand a media empire and grow an already historic legacy. But there's still the small matter of hoops, and it's worth asking whether James' move actually improved his outlook on that front. Will a new team, a new conference and the stability of a multiyear deal wind up providing a different experience than James endured last year with the Cleveland Cavaliers when he dragged a defense-free crew of coasters (who, notably, coasted because James did) to an improbable Finals berth? Or is he signing up for an even heavier load as he enters his age-34 season? There are all sorts of ways to tackle this juxtaposition, but none wriggle free of the core problem: We're comparing a known commodity, last year's Cavs, with one we can only guess about. The 2018-19 Lakers haven't played together yet, and they're laden with young talent, most of … [Read more...] about Are the 2018-19 Los Angeles Lakers Better Than the 2017-18 Cleveland Cavaliers?