The NBA schedule will be released this evening at 6 pm with a special program on NBA TV. Rumors had indicated that the Cleveland Cavaliers would open their season against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs. However, according to Yahoo's Marc Spears, that is no longer the plan.
Cavs were expected to open season at Spurs, but that is changing, source said. Cleveland still expected to open 10/30 & play at MIA on Xmas.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 13, 2014
Instead, the Cavs will reportedly open their season at home against Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks.
LeBron James & the Cavaliers open their season at home on Oct. 30 versus the Knicks, a source told Yahoo— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 13, 2014
This is sort of a throwback to LeBron's earlier days in Cleveland, when the league was always trying to turn LeBron-Carmelo into a big rivalry. That never really happened.
October 30th is a Thursday, so I assume that the game will be on TNT.
I am glad that the Cavs are opening at home, rather than having to play in San Antonio right after the Spurs collect their rings. It should be an amazing atmosphere at Quicken Loans Arena. October 30th cannot come soon enough.
LeBron James and Cavaliers meet the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 31 at United Center, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 13, 2014
After Knicks and Bulls to open the season, Cavaliers and LeBron James travel to play Portland, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 13, 2014