5 things to watch as Cleveland Cavaliers bring LeBron James home

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FILE - In this July 11, 2010 file photo, a 10-story banner of former Cleveland Cavaliers NBA basketball star LeBron James is taken down by workers in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. James told Sports Illustrated on Friday, July 11, 2014, he is leaving the Miami Heat to go back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, File)

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ONE BIG NEED: James mentioned in his essay for Sports Illustrated that he understood it may take some time for the Cavaliers to add the necessary pieces to become a true title contender. One of the biggest pieces they will need to add — now or in the future — is a big, rim-protecting center. The Spurs exploited Miami's lack of a true defensive center in the finals, and the Cavs need one as well. Varejao is a nice defensive player, but hasn't played a full season since 2008-09 and isn't the shot-blocking force that could be needed, especially if Cleveland adds the defensively challenged Love to the frontcourt.

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