Apr 4, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Alonzo Gee (33) drives against Milwaukee Bucks forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (12) during the first quarter at the Bradley Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Free Agency: Alonzo Gee Re-signs With Cavaliers

After a summer of back-and-forth, the Cavaliers finally made things official when they announced the re-signing of Alonzo Gee.

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C.J. Miles Ready To Take On Leadership Role For Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers will enter their 2012-13 season as one of the youngest teams in the NBA, and if the franchise is looking for a veteran leadership newly acquired free agent forward C.J. Miles recently told HoopsWorld.com his new team should look at him.

"...As far as just being around and knowing what it takes," said Miles, "being on winning teams and being a part of it, playing roles into those teams I think helps coming into training camp with a team that’s trying to build and trying to do things as far as coming to work every day, coming in, and being focused every day no matter what it is we’re trying to do. I feel like I bring that just from being on those teams and the guys that I learned from. I played with Derek Fisher for a year, being around Deron (Williams) and Carlos Boozer and seeing those guys and the way they worked every day. Playing with them, I learned a lot."

Miles, 25, is coming off one of his best seasons averaging 9.1 points per game, but says it's not his ability that will make him the Cavs' go-to leader.

"The biggest thing they’ve said they want to do is put guys out there who make basketball plays and know how to play the game," said Miles. "And I feel like I have the feel and the things to be able to do that, especially as we talked about before with this being a younger group, being able to step out there and help them. We all know how special Kyrie is. I’ve worked out with Dion this last week or so and he’s going to be great. Just stepping in there, being able to bring versatility and leadership from the knowledge that I do have is one of the things I really want to bring to the table."

The full interview with Miles can be read here.

For more on the Cavs', check out the SB Nation blog Fear The Sword.


NBA Free Agency: Andrew Bynum Would Consider Long Term Deal With Cavs

As the Dwight Howard trade rumors continue to swirl, Mitch Kupchak and the Los Angeles Lakers feverishly try to progress on a deal with Rob Hennigan for the Magic's franchise center. One big report to come out on Sunday was that Chris Grant and the Cavaliers could help facilitate a deal between the Magic and Nets, but Cleveland was thrown around in a separate report from Yahoo!'s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The centerpiece of any deal sending Howard to the Lakers would almost certainly involve Andrew Bynum landing with the Magic. But while Howard would likely sign a long-term extension with the Lakers, Wojnarowski reports that it's believed Bynum would rather not stay in Orlando if dealt there. One team he is considering -- should he hit the open market next offseason -- the Cleveland Cavaliers. Via Wojnarowski:

Bynum, 24, has one year left on his Lakers contract and has a short list of potential teams with salary-cap space and supporting cast that primarily include the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets with the Cleveland Cavaliers and a "couple others" on the list, league sources said. If Bynum remains with the Lakers past the Howard derby, he'll have strong incentive to accept a maximum contract extension to stay in L.A., sources said. Otherwise, he has expressed a desire to test the free-agent market.

Obviously, the big hang-up is an actual deal between the Magic and Lakers coming to fruition. Hennigan and Orlando would have little incentive to pull off the trade if they're receiving strong signals that Bynum would be on board for just one year. But as a Cavs fan, it's certainly exciting to have Cleveland thrown into the mix as a potential free agency destination for such a high-profile player.

For more 2012 free agency coverage, stay right here with this StoryStream. For more on the Cavs, be sure to visit Fear The Sword. And for more NBA news and coverage this offseason, check out SB Nation's NBA hub.

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