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Cavs get future picks for LeBron

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CLEVELAND (AP)

The Cavaliers made sure they got something back for LeBron James.

After losing the superstar to Miami, the Cavs worked out a deal with the Heat, acquiring two future first-round draft picks and two second-round picks.

Cleveland gets two first rounders starting in 2013 and continuing through 2017, and the Heat's 2012 second-round pick from New Orleans and a future second-round pick Miami acquired from Oklahoma City.

The Cavs also have the right to swap first-round picks with the Heat in 2012. Cleveland also picked up a trade exception that could be worth up to $16 million.

''This deal provides us with multiple key assets and additional flexibility as we move forward for both the short term and beyond,'' Cavaliers general manager Chris Grant said in a release.

It didn't appear the Cavs would do a deal with Miami involving James, especially after Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert lambasted the MVP in the hours after he announced he was leaving.

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