LeBron waiting for Thompson to sign (1:09)
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No new deal imminent for LeBron

LeBron James' agent, Rich Paul, has made it known to the Cavs that serious talks on a new deal for James will not take place until a new contract for restricted free agent Tristan Thompson is in place, sources tell ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Paul also represents Thompson.

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12hBrian Windhorst

Sources: LeBron talks quiet as Cavs work deals

The Cleveland Cavaliers are busy on several fronts as they attempt to solidify their roster. But for the moment that does not include talks with free agent LeBron James, sources told

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San Antonio now favorites in the West

After agreeing to a deal with LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio's odds to win the West dropped to 2-1, besting Oklahoma City and defending champ Golden State (both 5-2). Gregg Popovich's squad is 4-1 to win it all, behind only Cleveland (9-4).

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LeBron casts his FIFA 16 vote

LeBron James has an ownership stake in Liverpool, so it's no surprise that when it came to vote for who should appear on the cover of the FIFA 16 video game, James voted for LFC's Jordan Henderson. King James shares the love

When LeBron will re-sign with the Cavaliers (0:42)
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LeBron worth $60M? Maybe ...

Kurt Badenhausen, a senior editor at Forbes says: "Jordan was getting paid $33 million, and that was 30 percent of the Bulls' revenue back then. If you look at 30 percent of the Cavs' revenue, that's $60 million, and I think you can certainly justify LeBron being worth that." Imagining a cap-free NBA

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Pelton: Cavs win on free agency's first day

Kevin Love signing for the maximum five years made winners of the Cavaliers, says Kevin Pelton, even if they paid a little high to also retain Iman Shumpert. Pelton's first-day analysis (Insider)

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Cavs' Mozgov out 6 weeks after knee surgery

Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov has undergone successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, and the team says he'll be out about six weeks.

Cavs headed for massive luxury-tax bill (2:36)
Cavs land favorable deal with Love (0:49)
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NBA not lacking for cash

NBA teams agreed in principle to pay over $1.4 billion to players on the first day of free agency. Seven teams guaranteed over $100M, including the Cavs, who agreed with Kevin Love and Iman Shumpert for a combined $150M and neared agreement with Tristan Thompson for another $80M.

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Reality check: NBA teams pony up $1.4 billion

NBA teams agreed in principle to pay over $1.4 billion in salary to players on the first full day of free agency, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Cavs keep Shumpert (0:59)
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Shump won't dump Cavs

Iman Shumpert has agreed to a four-year, $40M contract to remain with the Cavaliers, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst and multiple reports. Shumpert averaged 9.1 ppg and 4.9 rpg for the Cavs in the playoffs, but disappeared in the NBA Finals.

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Reid: Cap cruel to elite stars like QB Wilson

There's something wrong with the kind of system that results in superstar athletes like Russell Wilson getting squeezed or LeBron James being outearned, Jason Reid writes.

How much would LeBron be worth in capless NBA? (2:27)
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4dArash Markazi

Markazi: Imagine LeBron in an uncapped NBA

Imagine what LeBron James would be paid in a hypothetical NBA with no salary cap. Would $60 million a year be fair? Arash Markazi explores the true value of stars like James and Stephen Curry.

Love secures five-year, $110 million with Cavs (1:12)
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Cavs close to re-signing Thompson

Sources told ESPN that the pact is expected to exceed $80M over five years to keep the promising power forward in a frontcourt that will also feature Kevin Love after Love announced he's staying in Cleveland.

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Sources: Cavs nearing deal with Thompson

The Cleveland Cavaliers are nearing an agreement on a long-term deal to re-sign restricted free agent Tristan Thompson, according to league sources.

How Love's deal fits into Cavaliers' plans (2:50)

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game103.18th
Rebounds Per Game43.018th
Assists Per Game22.110th
Points Allowed98.713th

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