Daily News - February 18, 2018
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Dan Gilbert pays price of winning -- Terry Pluto
Author: Terry Pluto
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported the Cleveland Cavaliers could have a $300 million payroll in 2018-19.
For that to happen...
1. LeBron James must re-sign here.
2. Rodney Hood (a restricted free agent) would re-sign for a long-term deal starting at $12 million in 2018-19.
3. The Cavs would not trade any of their high-priced veterans, such as Tristan Thompson or J.R. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Donovan Mitchell edges Larry Nance in NBA's Slam Dunk contest
Author: Joe Vardon
LOS ANGELES -- Larry Nance Jr. said he watched footage of his dad's 1984 Slam Dunk win as late as Friday night.
And on Saturday, we saw why. He would do everything tap into Larry Sr.'s magic.
Donovan Mitchell edged Nance Jr. in the Verizon Slam Dunk Contest Saturday night, 98-96. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Kevin Love: Cavaliers needed to trade half the team
Author: Joe Vardon
OKLAHOMA CITY: Larry Nance Jr. isn’t into visualization, at least not the yoga pose, meditation-style kind.
LOS ANGELES -- Kevin Love said the Cavaliers' blowing up of their locker room last week was necessary.
"Yeah, I think that was pretty apparent," Love said at All-Star Saturday in Los Angeles. Love was selected as an All-Star this season, but cannot play due to a broken bone in his left hand.
By now, even the casual fan knows general manager Koby Altman shipped out six players last week -- including Isaiah Thomas and Dwyane Wade -- and netted Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., George Hill, and Rodney Hood in return. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
More Daily Press Links:
- (2/18) LeBron James, Kyrie Irving gloss over messy Cleveland divorce at All-Star weekend Cleveland.com
- (2/18) LeBron James hits second Fox News hot button Saturday: gun control in wake of Parkland shooting Cleveland.com
- (2/18) LeBron James: 'I will not shut up and dribble' and says Fox's 'rap sheet' for racism not the best Cleveland.com
- (2/18) LeBron James will not 'shut up and dribble' -- Bill Livingston (photos) Cleveland.com
- (2/18) LeBron says he will not ‘shut up and dribble’ Akron Beacon Journal
- (2/18) LeBron sends 23 teen Akron ‘330 Ambassadors’ to All-Star weekend Akron Beacon Journal
- (2/18) LeBron James says he ‘will definitely not shut up and dribble’ News-Herald
- (2/18) Cavs’ Nance loses All-Star dunk contest News-Herald
- (2/18) From serious to silly, Cavs players leave mark on All-Star weekend The Athletic
- (2/18) Cavs’ Nance second in dunk contest, wins as a son Amico Hoops
- (2/18) LeBron, Kyrie play nice at All-Star Saturday Amico Hoops
- (2/18) LeBron James has no plans to 'shut up and dribble' ESPN.com
- (2/18) 'We Will Definitely Not Shut Up and Dribble:' LeBron and Adam Silver Speak Out SI.com
- (2/18) LeBron James Says He Intended to Enter Slam Dunk Contest in Previous Years Bleacher Report
- (2/18) Team LeBron Beats Team Curry In Social Media Value Faceoff Forbes.com