All original and newly acquired Cleveland Cavaliers fans can rest easy now that LeBron James has signed a 2-year contract with Cleveland.
His 2-year $47 million deal allows him to maintain financial flexibility and includes a player option for the 2016-17 season. With LeBron still on the roster, it keeps pressure on the front office to continue to build a powerhouse.
The Cavs went 33-49 in the 2013-2014 season, earning them the first draft pick. In the same year the Miami Heat lost 4-1 in the Finals to the Spurs, and LeBron announced he was returning to Cleveland.
Since his return, Cleveland has become a brand new team winning the Eastern Conference Finals, yet losing 4-2 to Steph Curry and the Warriors in the NBA Finals.
The four-time MVP averaged 25.3 points, 7.4 assists and 6.0 rebounds in 69 regular-season games and 30.1 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.5 assists in 20 playoff games.
“LeBron’s re-signing today is a reflection and continuation of his strong, personal commitment to help deliver championships to Northeast Ohio and Cavs fans everywhere,” general manager David Griffin. “We share this deep level of commitment with him. His impact upon this team, his community and the game are impossible to overstate and we look forward to continuing on our mission together.”