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Jul 21 2016

D.J. Stephens

Update: N/A

Analysis: Stephens has played a total of six games during his NBA career, all of which came during the 2013-14 season. He was signed as a training camp body for the Pelicans and Cavaliers during the past two seasons, but ultimately failed to stick on either roster. Stephens' chances of making the Grizzlies' roster also appear slim, but he'll look to build on his strong summer league showing nonetheless. While suiting up in six contests for the Grizzlies this summer, Stephens averaged 10.3 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jul 18 2016

Jordan McRae

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Analysis: McRae led all players who participated in at least three games in scoring, though he shot just 37.6 percent from the floor and 29.4 percent from three. The former Tennessee standout held only a minor role for the reigning champions during the NBA season, but the loss of Matthew Dellavedova could mean a slight increase in minutes off the bench next season.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jul 15 2016

Sasha Kaun

Update: N/A

Analysis: Philadelphia sent the rights to Chukwudiebere Madaubum on Friday in order to acquire Kaun from the Cavaliers. However, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Cavaliers made this move to clear space to sign Chris Andersen. The 31-year-old Kaun appeared in 25 games last season, averaging 3.8 minutes per outing. He does not figure to be a major piece of the 76ers' rotation in 2016.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jul 08 2016

Matthew Dellavedova

Update: N/A

Analysis: The Cavaliers never intended to match the four-year, $38.4 million offer sheet the Bucks extended Dellavedova earlier in the offseason, and in an effort to expedite the deal and forgo the three-day waiting period, the two teams negotiated a trade. In return for Dellavedova, the Cavaliers are only getting back the rights to Albert Miralles, who will likely never play in the NBA, and some minor cash considerations; in other words, nothing of much consequence. Dellavedova projects to serve as the Bucks' top backup guard, where his skills as a defender and three-point shooter should help a team that struggled in both departments in 2015-16.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 28 2016

LeBron James

Update: N/A

Analysis: James already announced after the NBA Finals that he would return to the Cavaliers in 2016-17, but with the salary cap expected to increase at the start of the new league year, he'll become an unrestricted free agent in order to earn a higher annual salary. Look for James to negotiate another two-year contract with the Cavaliers that will include another player option on his contract for the 2017-18 season.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 23 2016

LeBron James

Update: N/A

Analysis: In a widely expected move, James joins a slew of American players electing to sit out the Games. James is coming off a very long season that ended with his third NBA championship, so he'll take some time off to get a much-needed break from the grind. James has already stated he'll be back with the Cavaliers next season, so the Finals MVP can keep his focus on preparing for another title run in 2016-17.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 22 2016

LeBron James

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Analysis: The Cavaliers held their championship parade in Cleveland on Wednesday, and while it's possible that James, who claimed his third NBA Finals MVP award, was swept up in the emotion of the event, there was little doubt that he'd leave his hometown team this summer. He's still expected to opt out of the final season of his two-year contract to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but James is likely only doing so to increase his earnings with the salary cap set to rise. James figures to sign another short-term deal as the Cavaliers look to further flesh out the roster around him.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 20 2016

Matthew Dellavedova

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Analysis: A major figure in the Cavs' NBA Finals loss to the Warriors a season ago, Dellavedova saw his role almost disappear entirely this time around. Aside from a controversial foul on the Warriors' Andre Iguodala in Game 1, Dellavedova was largely non-existent in the series, and ended up falling to third on the depth chart at point guard behind Kyrie Irving and Mo Williams. He logged eight minutes or fewer in each of the final five games of the Finals.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 20 2016

Iman Shumpert

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Analysis: With the Cavaliers struggling from downtown in the first half, Shumpert stepped up to provide their first trey of the night, and made it a four-point play after he converted on the foul shot. He wouldn't make much of an impact over the rest of his time on the court, but Shumpert's six points ended up being his most since Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Raptors.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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Jun 20 2016

Kevin Love

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Analysis: Love was the odd man out for the Cavs during much of the series, but put all that behind him in Game 7 to help the the team earn its first title in franchise history. While scoring nine points on nine shots made for yet another forgettable offensive line, Love's effort on the boards -- particularly in the first quarter -- plus his strong late-game defense helped push his team over the top. Since Love has largely struggled to find his footing next to Kyrie Irving and LeBron James for much of his two seasons with the Cavaliers, trade rumors might swirl during the summer. However, Love certainly showed his worth when all was said and done, and it's also possible that the Cavaliers simply focus on how to better incorporate him into the mix in 2016-17.

Injury: NO

Injury Status: No

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