The Cavs may decline C.J. Miles' contract option for next season.
Miles is under contract for an affordable $2 million, so the Cavs declining the option would be a clear indication the team does not have any plans for him. It would be a mild if the Cavs let him walk considering how affordable his deal is, but stranger things have happened.
The Cavs are hoping Marreese Speights opts out of his contract, according to the News-Herald.
Per the report, the team fears Speights "might not fit their culture." Wherever Speights has gone, he has shown great flashes of productivity, but there have been relentless questions and concerns about his fit and personality with the culture of the team. If Speights does opt out, he should have no issue finding interested suitors despite the checkered past.
The Cavs would like to re-sign Wayne Ellington, according to the News-Herald.
Ellington was acquired during the season and proved to be a valuable asset at times, but retaining him would mean extending a qualifying offer of approximately $3 million. It's too early to tell if the team will choose to do so, but if they did, it would make Ellington a restricted free agent.
The Cavs officially re-hired Mike Brown as head coach on Wednesday only three years after firing him.
Brown was fired ahead of the LeBron James' free agency amid rumblings that he wasn't LeBron's preferred choice for coach. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said Wednesday it was a mistake to let Brown go at the time and said he's happy to "rectify" the decision. The two sides seemed destined to reunite as soon as Byron Scott was fired the day after the regular season ended. The best part? Now we can speculate about whether LeBron will want to play for Brown again in 2014. Awesome.
Cavs officially hire Mike Brown as their new head coach, replacing Byron Scott.
Brown will receive a five-year contract worth around $20 million to return to Cleveland. "I am more than excited about Mike Brown's return to the Cleveland Cavaliers," Dan Gilbert said. The press release was not written in Comic Sans, so this is really happening.
A source tells the Akron Beacon Journal that the Cavs and coach Mike Brown have a handshake agreement on a five-year contract in place.
Yes, this is the same Mike Brown that was fired by the Cavs in May of 2010 after five seasons at the helm. He'll now return to Cleveland under much different circumstances. LeBron James is gone and the Cavs are in the midst of a rebuilding project that has been thwarted by injuries over the last few seasons. He does have an intriguing core to work with in superstar Kyrie Irving, a rehabbing Anderson Varejao, a 21-year-old scorer in Dion Waiters and substantial cap space. The only other coach the Cavs reached out to was Phil Jackson, who predictably said he wasn't interested. Brown will reportedly receive a staggering $20 million-plus in the deal.
The Cavs reportedly have a "fixation" with making Mike Brown the next head coach, sources told the News-Herald.
The team contacted Phil Jackson and may have even reached out to Mike Krzyzewski, but neither is going to Cleveland. A source told the News-Herald that Brown has legitimate interest in the job, and it could just be a matter of time before the two sides are reunited.