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2019 Schedule
19-63, 5th in Central

Jacob Wolf ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs Legion GC, the NBA 2K League team owned by the Cleveland Cavaliers, announced a 2,700-square foot gaming center located in the Battery Park neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, on Thursday. The center is the first of its kind in Northeast Ohio. It will feature 40 gaming stations and host public tournaments, esports educational programs and livestreamed events.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

J.R. Smith has officially been waived and will have a $1.45M cap over the next three seasons. Cleveland will receive a $555K set-off if Smith signs a $2.6M veteran minimum exception with another team. The per year cap hit would be reduced to $1.27M. The Cavaliers are now $2.85M below the luxury tax with 13 guaranteed contracts.

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7dBrian Windhorst

Sources: Waived JR Smith not headed to Lakers

JR Smith has been waived by the Cavaliers, but sources have told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that joining the Lakers and reuniting with LeBron James is unlikely.


The Woj Pod: New Orleans EVP David Griffin

New Orleans Pelicans EVP of Basketball Operations David Griffin joins Adrian Wojnarowski to go inside the Anthony Davis trade, the art of the superstar trade, the rapidly changing discipline of NBA team building, why the journey to the Cavaliers 2016 championship missed joy and Zion Williamson.

Windler drills deep 3-pointer (0:24)
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22dBrian Windhorst

Sources: Cavaliers, Smith push back guarantee

Seeking more time to work out a trade, the Cavaliers and J.R. Smith have agreed to push back the guarantee date of his contract from Sunday night until July 15, sources tell ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

This Just In  

The Cleveland Cavaliers have come to an agreement with J.R. Smith to push back the guarantee date of his contract from Sunday night until July 15 to allow the team more time to trade him, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Only $3.9 million of Smith's $15.6 million salary was guaranteed, making him an option for teams looking to clear salary room. In consideration of Smith pushing the date back, his guarantee increased to $4.4 million, sources said.

Porter's game projects to be an iso threat (1:01)
Lowe: Blazers could look into trading for Love (1:14)
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Beilein wants Cavs positionless after Garland pick

The Cavaliers envision 2019 first-round pick Darius Garland and 2018 first-round pick Collin Sexton playing in the same backcourt, despite their similar skill sets.

Schmitz: Cavs building 'Blazers of the East' (0:55)
Porter shows off outfit dedicated to his dad (1:02)
Cavs pick Garland at No. 5 (0:35)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Darius Garland is a high risk, high reward pick by the Cavs, per ESPN's NBA Draft projections. Garland has the fifth-highest chance to reach an all-star level in the class (6%) but he also has a 33% chance to end up at a non-NBA level — highest among players in Jonathan Givony's top 30.

Adrian Wojnarowski NBA 

Cleveland GM Koby Altman is still entertaining offers for the No. 5 pick, league sources tell ESPN.


Gottlieb discusses her new role with the Cavaliers

Newly hired Cavaliers Assistant Coach Lindsay Gottlieb joins the show to discuss her new role in Cleveland, the impact of her hire, her expectations for her time in the NBA, how she still plans to support women's basketball and much more.

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36dDave McMenamin

Vanderbilt's Garland: I'm best guard in draft

Vanderbilt's Darius Garland granted private workouts to both the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers in L.A., sources told ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

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40dAdrian Wojnarowski

Cavaliers hire Cal women's coach Gottlieb to staff

Lindsay Gottlieb has become the first women's collegiate head coach to join an NBA team, leaving Cal-Berkeley to join John Beilein's staff with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Woj: Cavs make landmark hire with Lindsay Gottlieb (1:58)

Adrian Wojnarowski NBA 

In a landmark appointment for the NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers are hiring University of California-Berkeley women's head coach Lindsay Gottlieb to be an assistant coach on John Beilein's staff, league sources tell ESPN. Gottlieb – a Final Four and seven-time NCAA Tournament head coach – is the first women's collegiate head coach recruited to an NBA coaching staff.

Scouting the draft: Could Garland be the next Lillard? (1:34)

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.529th
Rebounds Per Game42.726th
Assists Per Game20.729th
Points Allowed114.17th

Team History