Daily News - August 18, 2014

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Free agent Shawn Marion joining the Cleveland Cavaliers: Report
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Free agent forward Shawn Marion has committed to join the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Two weeks ago, the veteran swingman was spotted in Cleveland on a recruiting visit with General Manager David Griffin and head coach David Blatt. Marion has a relationship with Griffin going back to their days together with the Phoenix Suns, but it was other factors that led to Marion turning down offers from contenders such as Miami and Indiana." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

LeBron James accepts Ice Bucket Challenge, nominates President Obama to do the same
Author: Joey Morona
Publication: Cleveland.com

"Everybody's doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, including LeBron James.

The Cavaliers superstar took time out during his vacation in Greece to accept the challenge from Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant, movie star Kevin Hart, former high school teammate Brandon Weems and Cavaliers DJ Steph Floss to pour a bucket of ice water over himself in the name of ALS research." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

The inside story of how the Cleveland Cavaliers courted Shawn Marion -- Terry Pluto
Author: Terry Pluto
Publication: Plain Dealer

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Let's start with the obvious -- no LeBron James, no Shawn Marion coming to the Cavaliers.

Certainly not for the $1.4 million minimum veteran's salary that was agreed to on Sunday, according to league sources.

But Marion was a much harder sell than some of the other veterans who have signed up to play with James in Cleveland.

Mike Miller was a teammate of James in Miami. He knows James helped deliver two championship rings. Miller turned down more money from Denver (three years and more than $10 million) to sign a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Cavaliers." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

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