The Cleveland Cavaliers have mostly taken care of business this summer in terms of bringing back core pieces that helped bring the team to the NBA Finals last season.
They remain in a standoff situation with Tristan Thompson, who reportedly turned down a good deal of money hoping for more. They did, however, come to an agreement with J.R. Smith, who has agreed to sign with the team for another two years.
Happy to say that I am returning to the Cavs! It’s been a long ride this summer but I can say for sure, well worth the wait. When I opted out of my contract, I wanted to understand the landscape of the NBA and where I fit best. The Cavaliers had things they needed to do in order to piece together a championship caliber roster. I ended up deciding that instead of potentially securing a larger deal elsewhere, I wanted to rejoin an incredible organization in pursuit of the ultimate goal, an NBA championship. Thank you to the Cavaliers for making this happen. Can’t wait to get started! #TheLand
On board with the signing was LeBron James, who was glad to see the return of the gunslinger:
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 21, 2015
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