Daily News - August 5, 2014

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Injury to Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George changes landscape of Eastern Conference; Cavaliers title odds adjusted
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- When Indiana Pacers star Paul George crashed into the stanchion during Team USA's scrimmage in Las Vegas on Friday night, the crowd was left speechless, and the NBA picture, which had been coming into focus after a wild offseason, quickly changed.

George's leg bent awkwardly, and it didn't take long for people inside Thomas and Mack Center to realize how serious the injury was. Trainers grabbed towels, hoping to cover the gruesome injury. Some players did the same, only choosing to use the towels to shield their eyes. James Harden, who was closest to George on the play, dropped his head - the agony was plastered all over his face. Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving was brought to tears while hugging his father after the scrimmage ended prematurely." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Free agent Shawn Marion in Cleveland, meeting with the Cavaliers: Report
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland Cavaliers could be getting ready to step into "The Matrix."

According to ESPN, veteran swingman Shawn Marion was in Cleveland today for a recruiting visit.

Nicknamed "The Matrix" by TNT analyst Kenny Smith during the pre-season of his rookie year, Marion remains one of the best free agents on the market. He has spent the past five seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 10.4 points and 6.5 rebounds while playing a little more than 31 minutes during the regular season last year. He averages 15.8 points and 9.0 rebounds during his career." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

LeBron James reportedly adjusts his diet, drops weight for upcoming Cleveland Cavaliers season
Author: Cliff Pinckhard
Publication: Cleveland.com

"CLEVELAND, Ohio — Has anyone ever looked at LeBron James and said "That guy is looking heavy. He needs to drop some pounds"?

Perhaps it should be qualified with "Has anyone in his right mind ever asked ..."

And yet, look at this photo posted on James' Instagram account:

James is listed at 6-8, 250 pounds on the Cavaliers' roster (although many believe he was closer to 265). Throughout his career he's been a mass of coiled steel, a unique physical specimen with unparalleled speed and agility." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Report: Allen not rushing into decision, 'content with everything that I've done'
Publication: FOX Sports Ohio

"Ray Allen says he's "not in any rush" to make a decision on whether he'll return for another season in the NBA, according to the Hartford Courant.

"I've played 18 years, and the way I look at my career, I'm content with everything that I've done. I just want to take this summer and see how it goes," he told the Courant during a break in the Citi Ray Allen Basketball ProCamp on Saturday morning.

Allen is reportedly taking calls from other players who want to make sure he continues his career. According to the story, LeBron James has attempted to lure him to Cleveland, reuniting the pair." - CLICK HERE to read full story.

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