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Cavaliers Complete SIgn-and-Trade Deal With Miami Heat

Cooler heads prevailed. The Cavaliers have agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with the Miami Heat, assuring the Cavaliers of at least something in return for LeBron James.

It breaks down like this:


LeBron James, who signs a 6-year, $110 million contract


Two first-round picks, that must be used starting in 2013 and ending by 2017

2012 second-round pick Miami received from New Orleans

Future second-round pick Heat acquired from Oklahoma City

Cleveland can also swap first round picks with the Heat in 2012

A large trade exception($15 million or so) that the Cavs must use in trades for one calendar year.

Not a bad haul, when LeBron was leaving any way.

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