LeBron James scored 29 points to lead the Cavaliers past the Celtics 102-99 on opening night in the NBA. Kyrie Irving, who asked to be traded this summer after six seasons in Cleveland, missed a 3-pointer at the horn to tie it. Irving finished with 22 points for Boston.
LeBron James made his preseason debut last night in the Cavs’ 108-94 loss to the Bulls. LeBron finished with 17 points.
Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue named Dwyane Wade his fifth and final starter for opening night against the Celtics. Wade, a 12-time All Star and three-time NBA champion, will replace JR Smith at shooting guard.
LeBron James went through a full practice yesterday for the first time since tweaking his left ankle last week and could play in Cleveland’s preseason game against Indiana tonight.
Cavs’ guard Iman Shumpert injured his left foot in yesterday’s 109-93 preseason loss to the Hawks and will undergo medical imaging today to determine the severity of the injury. Shumpert suffered the injury while landing awkwardly after a missed dunk attempt in the first quarter.
LeBron James missed yesterday’s annual Wine & Gold scrimmage with an ankle injury, and will not play in the Cavs’ preseason opener tomorrow against Atlanta. Cavs’ coach Tyrone Lue said James would play at some point during the preseason.
12-time NBA All-Star guard Dwyane Wade signed a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Cavaliers after clearing waivers yesterday afternoon. LeBron James said he was happy the Cavs were able to keep Wade away from everybody else.
Twelve-time NBA All-Star guard Dwyane Wade plans to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers once he clears waivers today. Wade, who agreed to a contract buyout with the Bulls, will be an unrestricted free agent and will sign a one-year, $2.3 million veterans minimum deal to reunite with LeBron James.
The Cleveland Cavaliers were reluctant to discuss Isaiah Thomas’ health during a news conference yesterday, introducing their acquisitions from this summer’s blockbuster trade. Cavs GM Koby Altman said “To be fair to Isaiah, we’re not going to address any specifics on his hip injury.”
The Cleveland Cavaliers are reviving a $140 million renovation of Quicken Loans Arena just over a week after the project was scrapped. The Cavs canceled the renovation after a referendum petition threatened to delay the project. The Cavaliers plan to fund half the project. The other $70 million will come from public funding.