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February 24, 2015 Updates
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Miller has a $2.8 million player option for the 2015-16 season. As of now he says his intentions are to pick up that option and become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2016. "I would say yes. I am coming back, but it's a long year," Miller said. "I'm going to see how this one goes. All I'm focused on is what we do here. We've got 25 games here and then a playoff run. We'll see how that goes. Where I'm at now, I've been blessed to do 15 years. It's a year-by-year basis. I love what I'm doing." Cleveland Plain Dealer

His role on the court with the Cleveland Cavaliers may have been reduced significantly, but Mike Miller believes he still has a place on this team and in this league. "I think I can play as long as they need me to be, to be honest with you," Miller said. "It's a matter of what I want to do with my kids and how I approach it." Cleveland Plain Dealer

Shawn Marion has been plagued with a troublesome left hip flexor for months and the Cavaliers are hoping that an MRI on Monday will reveal the severity. The small forward arrived in Cleveland this afternoon for the MRI while the team headed to Detroit for Tuesday's game against the Pistons. Due to his ailment, Marion has not played in the last two games and he also missed two games during the January West Coast trip because of the injury. Cleveland Plain Dealer

"I'm my own guy," he said. "I understand how important the business of basketball is. The National Basketball Association is the National Business Association. I understand that. For me, I want to make sure that I'm protected, and the players are protected, and the league. You know, both sides want to continue to build this beautiful league that we have. The All-Star Game was (televised) in more than 200 countries in the world, and we want to continue that. We want to continue the drive what we have. Hopefully both sides can come to an agreement that fits both sides." NBA.com

February 22, 2015 Updates

It’s been weeks since Iman Shumpert found himself headed to the Cavaliers from his longtime home in New York and there’s a few things he still hasn’t figured out. Among the most important for anyone who followed how much it meant to him in New York? His hair. “As far as me having to move and move everything, I haven’t been able to get as many haircuts as I want,” he said. “My brother lives with me, so he cuts my hair but because right now he’s trying to make the transition, I haven’t been able to get as many haircuts as I want, so I haven’t been combing it.” For The Win

As the Cavs prepare to face the New York Knicks this afternoon at Madison Square Garden (1 p.m., Fox Sports Ohio), they may have to do it yet again without Marion, who has fallen from starter to completely out of David Blatt’s rotation in recent weeks. Part of it is because of the hip. “My hip is bothering me right now. I’ve been trying to fight through it as much as I can, but it’s causing me a lot of discomfort,” he said. “ I just want to get back to 100 percent healthy.” Akron Beacon Journal

It would be the final dagger to Jackson’s miserable first full season as team president if he is forced to watch on television as Smith and Shumpert guzzle champagne in the Cavaliers’ locker-room after winning the title. “I don’t want to say I felt different [since the trade], [the system] was just easier to play,’’ Smith said. “The style of basketball we play suits my game — run and gun, shoot open shots. Just play. New York Post

Asked the toughest part of mastering the Derek Fisher/Jackson system, Smith gave his most detailed complaint yet. “The toughest thing is we didn’t run enough,’’ Smith said. “With the talent we had, there was no transition offense. It was bring the ball up, run our set and go from there. Everything is a read. So I may not be reading the same thing as the next person is reading. Before you know it, you got turnovers, missed shots and bad transition defense.’’ New York Post

“I have no idea and I really can’t comment on anything in the past, but I can tell you one thing: J.R. Smith has been a dream for us, as a team and for me personally,” Blatt said one day ahead of Smith’s MSG return on Sunday to face the Knicks. “I love the guy. I love coaching him. He comes to work every single day. He’s a great teammate. He’s playing both ends of the court for us consistently. He’s one of the main reasons for our turnaround, together with Iman, who simply started later because of (a shoulder) injury. New York Daily News

February 21, 2015 Updates

“I have no idea and I really can’t comment on anything in the past, but I can tell you one thing: J.R. Smith has been a dream for us, as a team and for me personally,” Blatt said one day ahead of Smith’s MSG return on Sunday to face the Knicks. “I love the guy. I love coaching him. He comes to work every single day. He’s a great teammate. He’s playing both ends of the court for us consistently. He’s one of the main reasons for our turnaround, together with Iman, who simply started later because of (a shoulder) injury. New York Daily News

After completing a contract buyout with the Utah Jazz, center Kendrick Perkins plans to sign a free agent deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, his agent Arn Tellem told Yahoo Sports on Saturday. Perkins' reps and the Jazz reached agreement on the buyout on Saturday afternoon, and Perkins can sign with the Cavaliers once he clears waivers on Monday at 5 p.m. EST. Yahoo! Sports

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