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Acquired Through: Free Agency
The No. 1 acquisition in possibly the history of the NBA, James coming back to Cleveland in his prime is a script made for Hollywood.
It also means the Cavs are automatically back in title contention, given all that James brings to a team.
James has finished first in win shares five of the past six years, and is the NBA's active leader in PER (27.8). He's made 10 straight All-Star teams and eight total All-NBA First Teams.
This time around, the surrounding cast has been upgraded. Grizzled veterans like Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Shaquille O'Neal, Antawn Jamison and Mo Williams have been replaced by young up-and-coming talent like Irving, Waiters, Thompson and Wiggins.
Now set to turn 30 this December, James will need to discover the fine line of knowing when to push his body to the limit and when to ease off and defer to teammates. Age and mileage now become a factor, especially after making four straight trips to the NBA Finals.
Cleveland was arguably a playoff team heading into the 2014-15 season after drafting Wiggins.
With James, they should be among the favorites in the Eastern Conference.
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