National Basketball Association releases Cleveland Cavaliers full season schedule

For reference, LeBron James only played in two of the Cavs' seven exhibition games a year ago.

The NBA's 2016-17 regular-season schedule is expected to be released to the public within the next week.

Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers defends Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors during the second quarter in Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2016 in Oakland, California. It's Wade's only appearance back in Miami. Wade's new team, the Chicago Bulls, will face the San Antonio Spurs. He is rumored to be connected to the Boston Celtics, Denver Nuggets and Phoenix Suns, but it seems that none of these teams will be able to take him away from the Cavaliers. Some analysts observe that Love's forward potential was already spent during the finals. Cleveland has made a habit of playing practice games in both Columbus and Cincinnati over the past few years, but will not travel to the Queen City for a game this season.

Froome chasing time trial gold in Rio after Tour triumph
But Cancellara had other ideas, storming to a farewell gold by 47 seconds from Dumoulin, with Froome more than a minute behind. Dennis then had mechanical problems and had to change bikes dropping him behind Dumoulin and Froome at the 44.4km checkpoint.

Though the National Basketball Association season doesn't tip off until October 25, the hype is already fully under way.

The Chicago Bulls have been busy this offseason but they might even get busier. Kevin Durant will make his return to Oklahoma City with the Warriors on February 11 as part of ABC's Saturday Primetime. Now the general public will be introduced to the big man who had one of the most impressive rookie seasons in league history. Moreover, they'll also be in a matchup against the team they beat for the title on Christmas Day. Yibada points out that this 31-year-old will have a better time as a front liner for the champion team.

While Ingram and D'Angelo Russell are almost untouchable, the Lakers would contemplate trading Julius Randle and/or Larry Nance secure the services of Love. After all, trading Love for Millsap could benefit both of the teams.

  • Lawrence Cooper