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The Cavs have for the most part kept their NBA Championship squad intact, and now LeBron James is ready to gather the troops and begin preparing for their quest to repeat in 2016-17.
Fresh off signing a three-year, $100 million deal, the three-time Finals MVP has scheduled a pre-training camp for the Cavs players in Los Angeles for next month. Majority of the players already spend their summers in the Los Angeles area, so this is actually very convenient for them. If JR Smith and the Cavs do not reach a deal, he would not attend the camp. Check out the details below via Cleveland.com:
LeBron James will host his annual pre-training camp workouts for his Cavaliers teammates in Los Angeles in September, multiple sources told cleveland.com.
Since James returned to Cleveland in 2014, he’s gathered the Cavs to prepare for the upcoming season with a series of informal workouts that typically start around Labor Day. Last year the workouts were in Miami, where James filmed a documentary chronicling his personal preparations for what ended up being a championship season.
In 2014, the workouts were in Independence, where the Cavs practice near James’ home in Bath Township. Hosting the sessions in Los Angeles this summer makes sense – that’s where James has spent most of his break, living in his new, $21 million Brentwood mansion.
Many Cavs players and coaches – including Kevin Love and coach Tyronn Lue – has spent the summer in southern California. Most if not all Cleveland players are expected to attend James’ workouts, including Kyrie Irving, who will likely attend despite playing this summer for Team USA in the Rio Olympics, according to a source.