Wesley plans on Retiring

David Wesley has spent his last season as an NBA player.  According to KLTV 7 “in a phone interview last Thursday the 28th, Wesley said this season with the Cleveland Cavaliers was his last in the NBA.”
“Being in the NBA Finals, It’s a good way to gout out, “David said.  “I believe this is it.”
Wesley’s career spans 14 NBA seasons and hopes to settle down in either Houston or Dallas.
Source:  KLTV 7

NBA Development League

The National Basketball Association announced today the affiliation system for the 2007-08 NBA Development League (“D-League”) season. Each NBA team has one D-League affiliate to which it may assign players in their first or second NBA season.

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be affiliated with the new Rio Grande Valley Vipers, which is owned in part by two Cavaliers season ticket holders along with several local owners in the Rio Grande Valley area. The Cavaliers share its Rio Grande Valley affiliation along with the Houston Rockets and New Orleans Hornets.

For the rest of the pairings click here.

Source:  NBA.COM

Lebron James Partying In Miami, Releasing a New Album

Lebron James was spotted partying at The 400 Club at The Fifth on Friday night.

James was with friends and teammates and music exec Steve Stout. Apparently the word is Lebron is releasing a music album in the fall.

From MiamiHerald.com:

“According to a witness, James was in the VIP suite with some friends and teammates. He was also with music exec and urban marketing guru Steve Stout, because word is that James has an album dropping in the fall. On Saturday, James was seen in the VIP area of dek23, surrounded by bottles of Cristal and partying with his friends until closing time.

James clearly made his South Beach rounds, hanging in SkyBar’s Redroom on Thursday night, where he sat a few tables away from Mark Wahlberg and his entourage. James was with his friends and a sizable security team who looked on as James sat at his table, ”nodding his head to the music most of the night,” says a spy.”

Cavaliers To Open Summer League With Spurs

The Cleveland Cavaliers will participate in the 2007 NBA Summer League, playing a five-game schedule starting July 7th.

The Cavaliers have assembled a summer league team of free agents and young veterans to participate in the League, which will be held n Las Vegas, NV.  The roster includes current Cavaliers Shannon Brown, Daniel Gibson and Dwayne Jones.  Also on the squad is Terence Dials, who played at Ohio State, and Romeo Travis of Akron University and St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

Saturday, July 7 – San Antonio vs. Cavaliers 5:00 p.m. PST
Sunday, July 8 – Cavaliers vs. China 5:00 p.m. PST
Monday, July 9 – Cavaliers vs. Phoenix 7:30 p.m. PST
Thursday, July 12 – Memphis vs. Cavaliers 5:00 p.m. PST
Saturday, July 14 – Cavaliers vs. Washington 5:00 p.m. PST

Fisher could complicate things.

Derek Fisher from the Utah Jazz, an unrestricted free agent and at 6-1, 205 has asked and received a release from his contract so he could find the best medical care for his 11 month daughter who has eye cancer.

As reported in an earlier article in CavsNews, Morris Peterson has generated interest from the Utah Jazz as well as several other teams.  Branson Wright from the Plain Dealer believes that with Derek Fisher’s request to be released and Peterson’s desire to be a starter, Utah could be one of the top choices for Peterson.  By the way,  Peterson is represented by agent Rob Pelinka who also represents Jazz forward Carlos Boozer.

No Deal For Billups Yet

Chauncey Billups’ agent denied media reports that the point guard had reached an agreement to remain with the Detroit Pistons, the Detroit Free Press is reporting.”This is a vicious rumor,” Andy Miller, Billups’ agent, told the Free Press. “It’s entirely untrue. We have not reached an agreement. I don’t know what stage we’re at. We’re having ongoing discussions, and I don’t believe that we’re on the verge of signing an agreement anytime today by any stretch of the imagination.”

Miller also indicated that he did not expect a deal to be finalized Wednesday.

Source: Detroit Free Press

Interviews With Our Local Beat Writers

Bob FinnanBob Finnan is one of the areas more dynamic writers. Finnan, from The Morning Journal, has covered sports in Northeast Ohio since graduating from Kent State University in 1980. Bob just finished his 12th year covering the Cavaliers and has brought insight and analysis that makes him one of the best. CavsNews had a chance to catch up with Bob and he shared some insight into being a Cavaliers sports reporter.
Read the full Bob Finnan interview.
Brian Windhorst of the Akron Beacon JournalBrian Windhorst
Many Cavaliers fans have enjoyed Brian Windhorst articles throughout this season and previous seasons. Brian’s articles appeared in many publications including ESPN.com and many other local and International publications.Brian took sometime this afternoon to answer some questions about his career, childhood and his thoughts about the Cavaliers this off season.
Read the full Brian Windhorst interview