CLEVELAND Teams

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LeBron making moves behind the scenes (1:09)
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Carmelo saving Kyrie from repeating his mistakes (1:34)

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Kyrie Irving wants out from under LeBron's shadow, similar to how Kobe Bryant wanted to be the leading man after several years with Shaq. While Bryant has scoffed at the idea he's influencing Kyrie, there are many parallels between the two players. Irving's career numbers are eerily similar to that of Bryant's at the time the Lakers traded Shaq back in 2004. And perhaps Kyrie should be careful what he wishes for. In the 3 seasons following the Shaq trade, Kobe Bryant averaged a league-leading 31.8 points per game while winning 2 scoring titles, but his Lakers didn't make it past the 1st Round in any of those 3 years. It wasn't until help came in the form of the Pau Gasol trade that Kobe and the Lakers returned to their winning ways.

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Cavs are fragile but not broken, yet (1:26)
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Osweiler on the chopping block in Cleveland? (1:37)
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Cavs hoping tweaks put them over top

The Cavaliers have yet to make any major moves this offseason, instead opting to add several veterans on low-money deals and bring back Kyle Korver.

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Trades for hitters who would make immediate impact

Yes, pitchers are in the spotlight this trade deadline. But adding 10 runs on offense is just as valuable as subtracting 10 runs on defense, so players such as Jay Bruce, Alex Avila and Zack Cozart could improve certain contenders' lineups.

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Dellavedova backs Kyrie to be a franchise player (0:50)
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Windhorst says he has the 'best trade' for Kyrie (1:10)
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Gilbert calls Kyrie's situation 'fluid' (1:03)
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Rose is a steal for the Cavs (1:52)
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Guyer caps seven-run frame for Cleveland (0:17)
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Zimmer's double puts Indians up for good (0:24)

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have traded QB Cardale Jones to the Chargers for a conditional draft pick, the team announced. A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that it is a seventh-round pick. The trade is not a surprise after Jones, the Bills' fourth-round pick in 2016 and former national champion at Ohio State, had limited reps this spring. The Bills enter training camp with veteran T.J. Yates as their No. 2 quarterback and 2017 fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman as their developmental No. 3 quarterback.

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Gilbert compares Kyrie's request to Kobe's (2:16)