The Cleveland Cavaliers might have eyes for Boston Celtics veteran point guard Dennis Schroder ahead of the Feb. 10 NBA trade deadline. "Today they were granted a $9 million disabled-player exception by the league for the Ricky Rubio season-ending ACL. They can use that to trade for a player with one year left on his contract," ESPN's Brian Windhorst said Thursday on NBA Today (5:38 mark).
NEW YORK (AP) LeBron James will return to Cleveland as an All-Star Game captain, and Ja Morant and Andrew Wiggins are headed there as first-time selections. MVP Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets and Warriors superstar Stephen Curry joined them Thursday as the other players voted as starters from the Western Conference. The starters from the East were Brooklyn's Kevin Durant, Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo and Philadelphia's Joel Embiid in the frontcourt, along with Atlanta's Trae Young and Chicago's DeMar DeRozan.
Wine & Gold Roll On as the Wild Campaign Approaches Game 50 There isn’t a better story in the NBA this season than the Cleveland Cavaliers. And, as with any great story, you simultaneously want it to keep going forever and yet you can’t wait to see how it ends. To quote Kevin Love after his squad’s double-digit win over the World Champs on Wednesday: “I wish I could bottle it.