Since the day LeBron James decided to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers and “take his talents to South Beach,” there has been speculation about the potential return of James to the Cavaliers.
Although most brush that rumor aside, James has never denied it and has never completely ruled out a return. After the Cavaliers landed the number one pick for the third time in four years, the rumor came back to the forefront. There has been talk that James may want to join Cavaliers’ point guard Kyrie Irving, that number one pick and the rest of the young talent in the organization rather than play with Dwyane Wade, who is obviously in decline and Chris Bosh, who often doesn’t play up to his standards. Plus, the Cavaliers could potentially used that number one pick to help acquire another star. They are reportedly interested in several All-Star big men, including the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kevin Love, the Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah, the Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge and the Atlanta Hawks’ Al Horford.
According to ESPN Brasil via Lake Erie Sports, Varejao has talked to James about a potential return to Cleveland.
Anderson Varejao and LeBron James have talked about James’ possible return to Cleveland, via ESPN Brasil
— Lake Erie Sports (@LakeErieSports) June 6, 2014
James averaged 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.6 steals while shooting 56.7% from the field, 37.9% from beyond the arc and 75.0% from the free throw line. In the postseason, he’s going for 27.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.8 steals per game while shooting 56.2% from the field, 35.6% from beyond the arc and 80.9% from the charity stripe.
Varejao put up 8.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game for the Cavaliers this season. He shot 49.5% from the field and 68.1% from the free throw line.