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LeBron James Hostings Cavs Pre-Camp Workouts in California


For the second year in a row LeBron James has rallied his troops and begun preparing for the 2017-18 season at UC- Santa Barbara in California. With a new look roster that features Isaiah Thomas (injured, but will attend the camp), Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder and Jeff Green, James wanted to get a head start on getting the team to mesh and understand the system. The Cavs coaching staff will also be in attendance for these pre-camp workouts. Via Cleveland.com:

This is the second consecutive year the workouts are slated for UC-Santa Barbara, expected to stretch over a period of days.

Isaiah Thomas, the two-time All-Star and All-NBA point guard who joined the Cavs this summer as part of a blockbuster trade but is expected to miss the start of the season with a hip injury, will attend James’ workouts, a source told cleveland.com.

In addition to James’ teammates (we’ll get to them in a minute), coach Tyronn Lue and staff are expected to attend as well, though the coaches will be there to watch.

As for the Cavs themselves, they of course have a decidedly different look to them entering the 2017-18 season than the group that trudged off the floor following Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Derrick Rose, Jae Crowder, Jeff Green, Jose Calderon, Ante Zizic and Cedi Osman are all new to the team, joining Cleveland either through trade or as a free agent (in Osman’s case, the Cavs owned his NBA rights and he left his European team to join).

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