Cavs bring in Miller, Jones to help LeBron

Reuters/ The Sports Xchange

Posted at Aug 07 2014 08:10 PM | Updated as of Aug 08 2014 04:10 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers introduced two role players to next season's team on Wednesday to go alongside LeBron James as they try to bring the first title to the city in 50 years.

Mike Miller, who averaged 7.1 points per game last season, reportedly signed a two-year contract worth $5.5 million. The deal for James Jones, who won back-to-back titles with James in Miami, is believed to be for one year at the league minimum.

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The New York Knicks traded forward-center Jeremy Tyler, guard Wayne Ellington and the rights to their 2016 second-round draft selection to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for forwards Quincy Acy and Travis Outlaw.

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Blake Griffin resumed workouts in Los Angeles with teammate DeAndre Jordan and said he has no limitations from a back injury that led him to bow out of Team USA training camp last month.

"My whole thing is that I didn't want to go into (Clippers) camp and put myself in a worse position," Griffin told the Los Angeles Times. "It's not that my back is broken and I'm walking around with a broken back, or I'm in so much pain."

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Nike, Adidas and Under Armour are chasing Kevin Durant, who is a free agent in the shoe and apparel endorsement company race with a $60 million contract that tied him to the Swoosh expiring.

Durant, who has two years and $39 million remaining on his current contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, could command more than $30 milion per year from a shoe company.