According to Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon, the Cavaliers are exploring the idea of getting a therapy dog for the team.
The idea dates back to when Cleveland played a road game against the Charlotte Hornets back in March. It was then that Remington—a therapy dog for the University of North Carolina baseball team—visited the team hotel. That turned out to be a hit with the Cavs.
JR Smith particularly enjoyed spending time with Remington. As he told Cleveland.com after the game in Charlotte, hanging out with the therapy dog was "exactly what he needed" to "take his mind off the game" and "make [him] feel better":
Smith wound up going 8-of-9 from the floor for 19 points in a 118-105 victory that night.
Kevin Love also grew attached to Remington, per Vardon: "I want a dog, and a golden retriever too, but I'm not going to pay $50,000 for one. He's not even a dog—he's like a robot. You tell him what to do and he does it. It's incredible."
The Cavaliers have since brought Remington to Cleveland multiple times during this postseason. Now, the team is looking into getting a therapy dog on a full-time basis.