Articles by Don McCormack

Kyrie: Bond with LeBron, K-Love ‘forever’

Though he couldn’t wait to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers, even reportedly threatening to have knee surgery if he was not traded, Kyrie Irving said reuniting with former teammates LeBron James and Kevin Love will be “fun” at All-Star Weekend. Irving was selected as a starter by James, one of two captains for the All-Star Game […]

Lawrence: Cavs’ target Hill made mistake signing with Kings

George Hill, rumored to be on the radar of the Cleveland Cavaliers as the trade deadline approaches, made a mistake last summer, according to a report. Mitch Lawrence, writing for the Sporting News, said Hill went for the money at expense to being part of a winning situation. “Hill went to Sacramento last summer as […]

Third team added to Cavs’ pursuit of Hill

While the George Hill-to-the-Cleveland Cavaliers trade talks have reportedly been stymied the last couple of days, the Sacramento Kings have apparently reached out to another team to help facilitate sending Hill to Cleveland. According to a report by Mike Fisher of, Sacramento has connected with the Dallas Mavericks in an effort to help bring […]

Love on where he was picked in All-Star draft: ‘Probably dead last’

Even during “the darkness” (according to Dwyane Wade) in which the Cleveland Cavaliers find themselves, Kevin Love has managed to keep his sense of humor. That was clearly evident during the team’s shootaround Friday at Cleveland Clinic Courts in Independence leading up to the game against the Indiana Pacers. Love was asked if he knew […]

Mock draft: If Cavs keep pick, Porter Jr. would be choice

One of the biggest bargaining chips being tossed around in regards to NBA trade rumors is the 2018 unprotected first-round draft pick of the Brooklyn Nets, possessed, of course, by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland obtained that pick, along with Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and a Miami’s second-round selection in 2020 from the Boston […]

Thompson refutes Cavs’ reported ‘finger-pointing’

Tristan Thompson will be back at the position he played when the Cleveland Cavaliers ended the city’s 52-year championship drought in the spring of 2016. As the Cavaliers’ starting center. Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue announced Thompson would replace struggling Jae Crowder in the Cavaliers’ starting lineup, with All-Star Kevin Love, who has started most of […]

Chicago columnist: Cavs’ Rose is a ‘dinosaur’

A Chicago-based columnist said the end is near for Derrick Rose in terms of his NBA career and the sooner he realizes it, the better. Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun Times writes that Rose, a Chicago native and a former NBA Most Valuable Player while he was a member of the Bulls and now […]

Cavs’ Wade to miss game for personal matter

The Cleveland Cavaliers are a player short for tonight’s game against the visiting Indiana Pacers at Quicken Loans Arena. Dwyane Wade was excused from team shootaround Friday to attend to a personal matter. The veteran guard has embraced and sometimes thrived as sixth man for the Cavs all season. Wade is also 10 points from […]

LeBron, Kyrie, Love to reunite in All-Star Game

The playground-style draft that was used for the first time to select teams for the NBA All-Star Game produced some interesting results Thursday. LeBron James of the Cavaliers and Stephen Curry of the Warriors, the leading vote-getters in fan balloting in each conference, made the selections. The 57th All-Star Game will be played Feb. 18 […]

Cavs’ pursuit of Hill ‘at a standstill’

The on-again, off-again quest for the Cleveland Cavaliers in pursuit of a deal with the Sacramento Kings for veteran guard George Hill could be classified as “on hold,” at least for now. Word is, negotiations between Cleveland and Sacramento are at a “standstill.” However, that is expected to change yet again as the NBA’s Feb. […]

Stephen A.: Cavs’ issues traced to parting with David Griffin

Stephen A. Smith took aim at the Cleveland Cavaliers, again, on ESPN’s “First Take,” saying the issues the team is facing as it attempts to navigate its way through current troubles traces back to one move that was made last summer: The parting of ways between former general manager David Griffin and owner Dan Gilbert, […]

Acquiring Hill would come at huge financial cost for Cavs

The much-rumored potential trade that would send veteran guard George Hill to the Cleveland Cavaliers would come at an extremely high cost to the Cavaliers. According to former NBA executive Bobby Marks, now of ESPN, if such a deal were to be consummated with the Sacramento Kings, it would greatly impact the Cavaliers’ already-massive luxury-tax […]

Chuck: LeBron ‘arguably, the greatest story in sports history’

Charles Barkley has never been one to not be critical, or at least needle, LeBron James through the years, to the point James even lashed back at the most outspoken member of TNT’s popular “Inside the NBA” show. On Wednesday, though, Barkley heaped praise on James, just a few days removed from calling the Cavaliers’ […]

Windhorst: LeBron upset Cavs didn’t land George, Bledsoe

With the vultures circling over the almost-carcass that is the season of the Cleveland Cavaliers, now comes a report LeBron James is upset with team management. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, appearing on The Lowe Post podcast with ESPN’s Zach Lowe, said James knew the Cavaliers had opportunities to land both Paul George and Eric Bledsoe and […]