It didn't take long before some of James' former teammates were linked to joining the superstar in Ohio. Two such players who agreed to join James met the local media Wednesday.
Sharpshooting forwards Mike Miller and James Jones, former teammates of LeBron in Miami, were unveiled to Cleveland at an afternoon press conference. Miller previously inked a two-year deal with the club, while Jones signed on for one season.
Both players spoke of the allure of again playing with LeBron.
"I think his passion for wanting to bring a championship back here to Cleveland drives him more than anything," Miller told ESPN and other outlets. "It's one of the reasons me and James are sitting up here and we're excited to be here."
Both Miller and Jones were teammates of LeBron in Miami when the Heat won back-to-back NBA Championships. The chance to get back to that level convinced both players to team up with James again, this time in Cleveland.
Another member of those teams, Ray Allen, has long been rumored as a possibility to also sign with the Cavaliers. The shooting guard is reportedly mulling retirement, though Cleveland hopes to bring him on board.
These moves for role players are overshadowed by the reported impending trade of Minnesota's Kevin Love. Love is now expected to become a member of the Cavaliers later this month, when a trade of Andrew Wiggins becomes acceptable under NBA rules.