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LeBron James to return to the Cavaliers on two year deal

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As expected, the Cavs star is back

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It was just a matter of time, and with Kevin Love announcing that his contract has been officially signed, the next domino has apparently fallen for the Cavaliers according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN. Like last time, James will be signing a two year deal with an opt out after the first season.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">LeBron James had agreed to re-sign with the Cavs for one-year at $23 million plus a player option, sources told ESPN</p>&mdash; Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/WindhorstESPN/status/619190540349927424">July 9, 2015</a></blockquote>

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No surprises here. Despite some talk that he would stay away until the Tristan Thompson extension was figured out, LBJ is apparently ready to go. Personally I would take that as a sign that Thompson and the Cavs should be in a pretty good place, as James is by far the biggest bit of leverage that Thompson and James' shared agent holds in getting Tristan the extension they're looking for.

James, who averaged a mind numbing 30 points, 11 rebounds, and 8.5 assists in the Cavs playoff run to the finals last year will join Kevin Love as official signings with Iman Shumpert and Mo Williams also announced and expected to happen soon.

The Cavs might be good next season.