Daily News – July 12, 2017

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Cleveland Cavaliers sign Jeff Green
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers have officially signed forward Jeff Green, the team announced in a release Tuesday evening.

The terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but our Joe Vardon has reported that Green will receive a one-year, $2.3 million deal — a prove-it veteran’s minimum contract that is guaranteed for the 2017-18 campaign. Green made $15 million last season.

The 30-year-old forward, who has spent time with five different organizations during his career, is coming off a down year, averaging a career-low 9.2 points and 3.1 rebounds with the 29-win Orlando Magic.
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Go For The Green
Author: Joe Gabriele
Publication: Cavs.com

After dropping the Finals in five games this past June, it seemed like Bobby Womack wasn’t the only native Clevelander who left his heart in San Francisco.

Less than a month removed from the end of the Wine & Gold’s recent run, it seems like some fans and pundits have already forgotten just how close the Cavaliers came to making Golden State sweat out an even series heading back to Cali after Game 4.

The Cavaliers led the Warriors by six points with three minutes to play in Game 3 of this past Finals. Had they been able to close that contest out, and considering the beating they gave the Dubs in Game 4, the series might have gone a completely different direction. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

Quick hits: The Cavs are undefeated in Summer League — so what?
Author: Staff Report
Publication: The Athletic

Despite head coach Tyronn Lue checking out a quarter early on Saturday night (We kid, Coach), the Cavs (3-0) are currently undefeated in NBA Summer League, with victories over the Milwaukee Bucks, Houston Rockets, and Golden State Warriors.

Why does it matter: Summer League is mostly an excuse for league stakeholders to do some offseason mingling, but it’s also the first time fans get to see lottery picks such as Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball in their teams’ official colors. The Cavs, who traded both of their picks in the last draft, are focused on the play of second-year prospect Kay Felder, who averaged 4.0 points in limited minutes as a rookie.

He’s not shy: Through three games, Felder has attempted 43 shots, nine more than any other Cavs player, but just 11 of those attempts have fallen (26 percent). His assist-to-turnover ratio (1.67) is acceptable, but is unlikely to change any minds as to the current status of Felder’s game. The bigger issue for him appears to be the team’s preference to staff the bench with low-risk veterans like guard Jose Calderon, whom the team signed Monday. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

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