• by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Cavaliers star LeBron James says 'I can get better'

    It would seem hard to imagine LeBron James playing any better than he did this season, especially during the playoffs, when he led an undermanned Cavaliers team to two games short of a championship, but during a radio interview with SiriusXM, said he wanted to improve on his game. "I just feel like I have a lot of room to improve, either from a basketball side of things or from a leadership or mental side of things that can help me a better player," James said. "So I'm looking forward to it." James, who signed a one-year, $23 million deal this week with a player option for 2016-17, averaged 25.3 points and 6.0 rebounds during the regular season, but 30.1 points and 11.3 rebounds during the playoffs.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Cavaliers re-sign F LeBron James

    The Cavaliers re-signed forward LeBron James on Friday, the team announced. "LeBron's re-signing today is a reflection and continuation of his strong, personal commitment to help deliver championships to Northeast Ohio and Cavs fans everywhere," said Griffin. "We share this deep level of commitment with him. His impact upon this team, his community and the game are impossible to overstate and we look forward to continuing on our mission together." James led the Cavs to the NBA Finals last season in his first year back with the franchise. It is the first time since 2006 that James will re-sign with a team.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    LeBron James signs 2-year deal with Cavaliers, can opt out

    As expected, LeBron James re-upped with the Cavaliers on Thursday, inking a two-year deal worth $47 million, per CBSSports NBA Insider Ken Berger. The deal allows James to opt-out after the upcoming season, allowing him to reap the benefits of the league's new TV contracts. In his return to Cleveland, James carried the Cavs to the NBA Finals, but could not bring the title back thanks to a slew of injuries that sidelined teammates Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. James did not renew his player option after the season, but there was no question he would return to the Cavaliers. James averaged 25.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists in 69 games last season.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: James won't join Cavaliers until Tristan Thompson signed

    Cavaliers superstar LeBron James does not plan to negotiate a new contract until the team locks up emerging power forward Tristan Thompson, per ESPN. Both are represented by agent Rich Paul. Talks between Cleveland and Thompson have stalled, but are expected to reach fruition. The two sides had been reportedly been close to agreeing on a five-year deal worth $80 million, but no updates have since been provided.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Cavs' LeBron James will opt out

    As expected, forward LeBron James has informed the Cavaliers he intends to opt out of his contract and become a free agent, sources told ESPN. James had a player option for the 2015-16 season, but he declined to utilize it. While James will be an unrestricted free agent, Cavaliers general manager David Griffin previously said he expects James to re-sign with the Cavaliers.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    GM: Cavaliers star LeBron James involved in roster decisions

    Cavaliers superstar LeBron James isn't merely hoping that general manager David Griffin shapes the roster to his liking for next season. He is helping make it happen. "We've heard from him every day pretty much," Griffin told the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "He's very engaged. ... It's been great." James is expected to opt out of his contract to maximize his earning potential before re-signing with Cleveland, probably on a one-year deal with a player option for 2016-17.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Phil Jackson: LeBron James travels every other time he has the ball

    New York president Phil Jackson took a shot at Cavaliers forward LeBron James during an interview with Bleacher Report. "I watch LeBron James, for example," Jackson said. "He might [travel] every other time he catches the basketball if he's off the ball. He catches the ball, moves both his feet. You see it happen all the time."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Cavs GM expects LeBron James, Kevin Love to opt out

    During his season-ending press conference Thursday, Cavaliers general manager David Griffin said he expects forwards LeBron James and Kevin Love to opt out of their contracts, reports Cleveland.com. Regardless if James and Love exercise their player options for next season, Griffin said he expects both players to be back with the Cavs.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Cavaliers F LeBron James scores 32 in Game 6 loss

    Cavaliers forward LeBron James produced another admirable performance Tuesday, but it was not enough as the Cavaliers lost 105-97 in Game 6. The loss ended the season for the Cavaliers and clinched the NBA title for the Warriors. James scored 32 points on 13-of-33 shooting, including 2 of 10 from 3-point range. He added 18 rebounds, nine assists and two steals. His biggest blemish were the six turnovers he committed. "I wish I [could've] did better, done more to put us over the hump but it just wasn't our time," James said, per the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Cavaliers SF LeBron James not thinking about pending free agency

    Cavaliers small forward LeBron James can be a free agent after this season comes to end, and he'll have to make a decision whether to pick up his option and come back to Cleveland next year. He says he hasn't begun to think about that yet, per Cleveland.com. "Ha, I haven't even thought about that until you just said something," James told the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "I'll tackle all of that after the season, but, yeah, I'm happy where I'm at."