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57-25, 1st in Central

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyronn Lue told me there were five teams' after-timeout plays he studied as nauseam in the offseason to try to expand his playbook: Boston (Brad Stevens), San Antonio (Gregg Popovich), Dallas (Rick Carlisle) and Portland (Terry Stotts).

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The Cavs' "Big 4" pose for portraits (0:46)
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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs' "Big 4" pose for portraits.

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2hBrian Windhorst

Cavs' Williams retiring; J.R. Smith not at camp

A week after the Cavs' Mo Williams said he'd be returning for his 14th season, he reversed course Monday when his agent told the team hours before the start of camp that he will be retiring.

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LeBron admits fearing for his son's life (2:25)
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LeBron supports Kaepernick but chooses to stand for anthem (1:37)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyrie Irving on Ty Lue: "I know he has an incredible game plan for us. I know we're going to be running our a-- off."

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3hKevin Pelton

Cavs' best options to replace Mo Williams?

Mo Williams' decision to hang it up, paired with Matthew Dellavedova's move to Milwaukee, leaves Cleveland without a bona fide backup point guard on its roster. What are the Cavs' options?

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Guess who is back?

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

David Griffin: "J.R. Smith is not here today ... We love J.R. ... We've made an incredibly competitive offer to resign him." Says he hopes it is resolved in short order. Also says that Mo Williams' agent informed him the 13-year veteran is retiring.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Gray, rainy day in Cleveland ahead of Cavs media day. Time will tell if this is foreboding or not.

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Questions remain unanswered for Warriors before start of season (2:08)
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Kevin Johnson OK after pie-to-face incident

A man with a coconut cream pie grabbed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson from behind and smacked him in the face with it at a charity event, leading the former NBA star to start swinging.

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Love matches Westbrook's record gift to UCLA

Kevin Love is making what UCLA's athletic department calls "a significant financial contribution," and in return, its strength and conditioning facility will be named for the Cavs forward.

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More of the same expected for Cavs

The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook set the Cavaliers' over/under at 56.5 wins, just short of the team's 57 wins from last year. The defending champions are 1-10 favorites to win their division. Every team's odds

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jordi Fernandez, previously head coach of the Cavs' D-League affiliate, the Canton Charge, has been hired by the Denver Nuggets as an assistant coach on Mike Malone's staff.

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How much would Cavs miss J.R.?

Free-agent guard J.R. Smith won't report for Cleveland's minicamp this week without a new contract, ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst reports. Smith is a controversial character but served a valuable role for last season's champions.

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J.R Smith protecting himself by skipping camp (1:21)
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7dBrian Windhorst

Sources: Without deal, Smith to skip Cavs camp

J.R. Smith will not attend the Cavaliers' minicamp this week as he and the team remain at an impasse in contract talks, sources told ESPN.com.

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10dDave McMenamin

Smith on re-signing with Cavs: 'Soon, I hope'

Free-agent guard J.R. Smith said returning to the Cavaliers is about "more than just numbers," adding "it's more of a mutual respect thing."

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.38th
Rebounds Per Game44.59th
Assists Per Game22.713th
Points Allowed98.34th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-165725.695
2014-155329.646
2013-143349.402
2012-132458.293
2011-122145.318

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