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Keeping LeBron James happy is priority No. 1 in Cleveland. And after Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, the Cavaliers appear to be on the right track. But how will all of these new pieces fit? That’s the question. But right now, LeBron likes what he’s seeing.

I think we became a younger team, more athletic. We added some more shooting as well. So, we’ll have to see how it meshes … I like the pieces that we have coming in.

But that’s not all. LeBron knows the pressure is on in Cleveland. He knows that nothing short of another championship is a failure. But he thinks Thursday’s moves puts them on the right track.

I know the coaching staff and (coach Tyronn Lue) is going to do it as well, but it’s my job to get these guys on the same page with us where we want to accomplish what we want to do. I look forward to getting them here. All four of them are pretty smart guys, and it should be fun.

There’s a lot to unpack over the next few days, but nothing’s easy for the Cavs going forward. That’s a lot of roster turnover for the middle of the season. But for now, LeBron is happy. And that’s enough for Cleveland.

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