As crazy as it might seem, the Cavs appear ready to try and bring Lebron back in the summer of 2014 when he becomes a free agent.
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The Akron Beacon Journal’s Jason Lloyd reported that the Cavs are saving cap room space to make the eight-time NBA All-Star a max contract offer.
Executives and agents around the league are convinced the Cavaliers won’t do anything to jeopardize their ability to sign a free agent to a max contract during the summer of 2014, when LeBron James can again become a free agent. As fans in Northeast Ohio continue to howl and remain divided about the possibility of his return, more and more people around the league believe there is a strong possibility James will indeed return to Cleveland after next season.
Lebron, an Ohio native who still lives there in the off season has said a return to Cleveland is not out of the question.
“I think it would be great,” James said before a game against the Cavs last season. “It would be fun to play in front of these fans again. I had a lot fun times in my seven years here. You can’t predict the future, and hopefully I continue to stay healthy. I’m here as a Miami Heat player, and I’m happy where I am now, but I don’t rule that out in no sense.”
Chris Broussard of ESPN points out that 30-year old Dwayne Wade appears to be losing a step and Lebron might look at Cleveland as a nice alternative to the Heat. Wade’s scoring and assists are down this year from their career averages.
Cleveland has a nice nucleus of young players like Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters.
I see said the blind man. And now…
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