2018–19 Cleveland Cavaliers season

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2018–19 Cleveland Cavaliers season
Head coach Tyronn Lue
General manager Koby Altman
Owner(s) Dan Gilbert
Arena Quicken Loans Arena
Results
Record 0–1 (.000)
Place Division: 0th (Central)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Ohio
Radio WTAM · WMMS
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The 2018–19 Cleveland Cavaliers season is the 49th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Cavaliers will enter the season as runners-up in the 2018 NBA Finals, in which they were swept by the Golden State Warriors in four games.[1]

LeBron James will not be on the roster for the first time since 2013–14, as he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in the offseason as a free agent.[2]

Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College / Club
1 8 Collin Sexton PG  United States Alabama

The Cavaliers entered the 2018 NBA draft with the rights to the eighth overall pick, which originally belonged to the Brooklyn Nets.[3] Cleveland acquired the pick from the Boston Celtics in the Kyrie Irving trade during the summer of 2017.[4] The Cavaliers used the pick to acquire point guard Collin Sexton, a freshman out of the University of Alabama.[5]

Preseason summary[edit]

On July 1, 2018, LeBron James confirmed that he would be leaving the Cavaliers and signing a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.[2][6] This marked the second time in which James left the Cavaliers in free agency, with the first coming when James joined the Miami Heat in 2010.[2]

Roster[edit]

Cleveland Cavaliers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 8 Clarkson, Jordan 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 1992–06–07 Missouri
F 15 Dekker, Sam 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1994–05–06 Wisconsin
F/C 9 Frye, Channing 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1983–05–17 Arizona
G 3 Hill, George 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 188 lb (85 kg) 1986–05–04 IUPUI
G 10 Holland, John (TW) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1988–11–06 Boston University
F 1 Hood, Rodney 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 206 lb (93 kg) 1992–10–20 Duke
G/F 26 Korver, Kyle 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 212 lb (96 kg) 1981–03–17 Creighton
F/C 0 Love, Kevin 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 251 lb (114 kg) 1988–09–07 UCLA
F 22 Nance, Larry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1993–01–01 Wyoming
G 12 Nwaba, David 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 219 lb (99 kg) 1993–01–14 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
F 16 Osman, Cedi 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1995–04–08 Turkey
F 20 Preston, Billy (TW) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1997–10–26 Oak Hill Academy (VA)
G 2 Sexton, Collin 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1999–01–04 Alabama
G/F 5 Smith, J. R. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1985–09–09 St. Benedict's Prep (NJ)
F/C 13 Thompson, Tristan 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 238 lb (108 kg) 1991–03–13 Texas
C 41 Žižić, Ante 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 254 lb (115 kg) 1997–01–04 Croatia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2018–10–14

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
Milwaukee Bucks 2 0 1.000 0.0 1–0 1–0 1–0 2
Detroit Pistons 1 0 1.000 0.5 1–0 0–0 0–0 1
Indiana Pacers 1 1 .500 1.0 1–0 0–1 0–1 2
Chicago Bulls 0 1 .000 1.5 0–0 0–1 0–0 1
Cleveland Cavaliers 0 2 .000 2.0 0–0 0–2 0–0 2

Conference[edit]

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 Toronto Raptors * 2 0 1.000 2
2 Milwaukee Bucks * 2 0 1.000 0.0 2
3 Detroit Pistons 1 0 1.000 0.5 1
4 Charlotte Hornets * 1 1 .500 1.0 2
5 Boston Celtics 1 1 .500 1.0 2
6 Brooklyn Nets 1 1 .500 1.0 2
7 Orlando Magic 1 1 .500 1.0 2
8 New York Knicks 1 1 .500 1.0 2
9 Philadelphia 76ers 1 1 .500 1.0 2
10 Miami Heat 1 1 .500 1.0 2
11 Indiana Pacers 1 1 .500 1.0 2
12 Washington Wizards 0 1 .000 1.5 1
13 Chicago Bulls 0 1 .000 1.5 1
14 Cleveland Cavaliers 0 2 .000 2.0 2
15 Atlanta Hawks 0 2 .000 2.0 2

Game log[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2018 preseason game log
Total: 2–2 (Home: 1–2; Road: 1–0)
2018–19 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

2018–19 game log
Total: 0–2 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–2)
2018–19 season schedule

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

August 7, 2018[7] To Cleveland Cavaliers
Sam Dekker
Cash considerations
Draft rights to Renaldas Seibutis
To Los Angeles Clippers
Draft rights to Vladimir Veremeenko

Free agency[edit]

Re-signed[edit]

Player Signed
Rodney Hood[8] September 10, 2018

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former team
Billy Preston[9] Two-way contract Bosnia and Herzegovina Igokea
Channing Frye[10] UFA Los Angeles Lakers
David Nwaba[11] UFA Chicago Bulls

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason left New team
London Perrantes[12][13][14] Waived France Limoges CSP
LeBron James[2][15] UFA Los Angeles Lakers
Jeff Green[16][17] UFA Washington Wizards
José Calderón[18] UFA Detroit Pistons
Kendrick Perkins[19] Waived TBA
Okaro White[20] Waived TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cacciola, Scott; Hoffman, Benjamin; Stein, Marc (June 8, 2018). "Warriors, in Full Dynasty Mode, Sweep Cavaliers in N.B.A. Finals". The New York Times. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Stein, Marc; Cacciola, Scott (July 1, 2018). "LeBron James Joining Lakers on 4-Year $154 Million Deal". The New York Times. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Cavs Earn Eighth Overall Pick in 2018 NBA Draft". NBA.com/cavaliers. May 15, 2018. Archived from the original on July 11, 2018.
  4. ^ Vardon, Joe (May 15, 2018). "Cavaliers land No. 8 pick in draft at 2018 NBA Lottery in Chicago". cleveland.com. Archived from the original on July 11, 2018.
  5. ^ Vardon, Joe (June 22, 2018). "Cavaliers select Collin Sexton of Alabama, and he makes immediate pitch to LeBron James to stay: NBA Draft 2018". cleveland.com. Archived from the original on July 11, 2018.
  6. ^ Ruiz, Steven (July 2, 2018). "LeBron James thanks Northeast Ohio in classy farewell message". USA Today. Archived from the original on July 11, 2018.
  7. ^ "Cavaliers Acquire Sam Dekker". NBA.com. August 7, 2018. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  8. ^ "Cavs Re-Sign Rodney Hood". NBA.com. September 10, 2018. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  9. ^ "Cavaliers Sign Billy Preston to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. July 7, 2018. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  10. ^ "Cavaliers Sign Channing Frye". NBA.com. July 19, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  11. ^ "Cavaliers Sign David Nwaba". NBA.com. September 8, 2018. Retrieved September 8, 2018.
  12. ^ "London Perrantes: Waived by Cavs". CBS Sports. June 12, 2018. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  13. ^ "London Perrantes signs with Limoges CSP". Sportando. July 24, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  14. ^ "Le playmaker London PERRANTES rejoint le Limoges CSP". limogescsp.com (in French). July 23, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  15. ^ "Lakers Sign LeBron James". NBA.com/lakers. July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  16. ^ Buckner, Candace (July 3, 2018). "Wizards add veteran depth, sign former Hoya Jeff Green to one-year deal". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  17. ^ "Wizards sign Jeff Green". NBA.com. July 10, 2018. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  18. ^ "Detroit Pistons sign free agents Jose Calderon, Glen Robinson III". NBA.com. July 7, 2018. Archived from the original on July 11, 2018.
  19. ^ "Cavaliers Waive Kendrick Perkins". NBA.com. July 17, 2018. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  20. ^ "Cavaliers Waive Okaro White". NBA.com. August 5, 2018. Retrieved August 5, 2018.