Cavs Notes: LeBron, J.R. Smith, J. Jones, Lue

The Cavaliers have agreed to terms on deals for Chris Andersen and Richard Jefferson so far this month, but have yet to officially finalize those signings. In addition to needing to complete the Andersen and Jefferson moves, the Cavs have several other items on their to-do list, starting with locking up the reigning NBA Finals MVP. Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com has some updates on Cleveland’s offseason, so let’s round up the highlights…

  • After publicly announcing in June that he would be re-signing with the Cavaliers this summer, LeBron James has privately informed the team of the same thing. However, he is currently traveling and spending time with his family and has no timetable for negotiating or signing a deal, sources tell Windhorst. LeBron has multiple options for his contract, depending on what sort of years and dollars he wants, and he’ll go over those options with agent Rich Paul at some point, but there’s no rush, per Windhorst.
  • J.R. Smith and the Cavaliers have been negotiating a new deal, but remain “apart on terms,” according to Windhorst. We heard earlier today that Smith may be seeking an annual salary worth upward of $15MM.
  • The Cavaliers have had discussions with veteran free agent James Jones. According to agent Joel Bell, Jones wants to re-sign with the Cavs, but has other options.
  • Like many of the Cavaliers’ free agent players, head coach Tyronn Lue has been in talks with the team for a few weeks about a new deal, but has yet to reach an agreement. Lue remains under contract for two more years, but he’s still on his assistant coach deal, having declined to work out a new agreement when he first took over for David Blatt earlier this year — so he’ll be in line for a significant raise.

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lakersarethebestrightguys?right?
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lakersarethebestrightguys?right?
2 months 9 days ago

LeBron’s a prima donna. “Max Money? Yup. Time to sign my name? Give it a month.”

Would be awesome if he just decided to leave for some reason. To the Lakers, with Mike Tyson & the ghost of Wilt.

Bob
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Bob
2 months 9 days ago

Lol people will find any reason to criticize Lebron….

Connorsoxfan
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Connorsoxfan
2 months 9 days ago

Well it is kind of stupid if you think about it.

AlexanderMaunu
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AlexanderMaunu
2 months 9 days ago

Yeah, and for good reason. He deserves every ounce of criticism he recieves.

Miklo916
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Miklo916
2 months 9 days ago

Ain’t that the truth. There just haters haha L

Thronson5
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Thronson5
2 months 9 days ago

I truly believe this will be Lebrons last season with the Cavs even if they win again.

AlexanderMaunu
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AlexanderMaunu
2 months 9 days ago

There is a reason the league gave lebron the championship…

Fruitpants
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Fruitpants
1 month 19 days ago

Lebron to the Timberwolves

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