Daily News - August 7, 2014

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Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin continues to add to 'monumental' off-season in first year on the job
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin looks like a visionary.

It was a little more than one month ago; the Cavs had just drafted Andrew Wiggins. That's when Griffin stated he was hoping for a "monumental" off-season.

He admitted at Cleveland Clinic Courts on Wednesday while introducing Mike Miller and James Jones, likely two big pieces of the Cavs' bench this upcoming season, that he used the wrong word back on June 28." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cleveland Cavaliers' James Jones and Mike Miller: We want to bring a culture of winning here
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

"INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Newly-signed Mike Miller and James Jones know exactly why they were two of the top targets for the Cleveland Cavaliers in what general manager David Griffin has referred to as a "monumental" off-season.

"Our goal is to win a championship," Miller said during his introductory news conference at Cleveland Clinic Courts. "To win a championship it takes a lot of hard work. It's one of the hardest things you will ever do. I was able to be a part of an unbelievable ride in Miami and for us to have a second chance at that here in Cleveland is a blessing and we are excited about the opportunity."

Miller, 34, teamed up with LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade in Miami during the summer of 2010, forming an NBA superteam. When the group formed, they became villains." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cleveland Cavaliers' James Jones is hoping Ray Allen continues his career, and would love for it to be in Cleveland
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- As Cleveland Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin was introducing the duo of James Jones and Mike Miller on Wednesday, he once again laid out the qualities he was hoping to find this off-season.

"When we talked about trying to improve our team, the first thing we talked about was shooting," Griffin said. "We talked about basketball IQ. We talked about toughness. We talked about fit. These gentlemen here represent all of those things. As we're trying to take the next step toward being a championship-level team, these are guys we absolutely had to have."

Griffin was talking about Jones and Miller. Both have two championship titles and vast playoff experience. They each share a lethal shooting stroke – Miller shoots nearly 41 percent from 3-point range for his career while Jones is at 40 percent. They fit well alongside LeBron James, something that was evident in Miami." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


'Welcome Home LeBron' rally at University of Akron to feature 3,000 kids
Author: John Harper
Publication: Cleveland.com

"AKRON, Ohio -- When LeBron James steps onto Summa Field Friday night he will be surrounded by 3,000 local kids in celebration of his contribution to the City of Akron.

The "Welcome Home LeBron" event will take place before a capacity crowd at The University of Akron's InfoCision Stadium, where nearly 30,000 free tickets ran out within hours of two separate online releases.

Limited details about the event were released Wednesday: "In addition to LeBron and a recitation of his "I Promise" pledge, there will be special performances by local community groups and remarks by notable individuals who have been a part of LeBron's journey," the city said in a news release about the event." - CLICK HERE to read full story.


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