Mar 18, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) reacts against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Miami won 100-96. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Cavaliers think they can sign LeBron James

The Cleveland Cavaliers are insistent, if not anything. Despite the fact that LeBron James has yet to officially opt-out of his contract with the Miami Heat, there have been rumors swirling suggesting that it’s possible James may want to return to his former stomping grounds, though, we’ve heard such for years. James has never given any indication as such, but that isn’t stopping the Cleveland Cavaliers from running with the idea.

According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, general manager David Griffin believes the Cavaliers have a shot at signing LeBron James – this of course assuming he does opt out of his contract with the Heat.

Griffin and the Cavs believe they have a shot at LeBron, and will try to sell him on the idea that, with Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters and others (including whoever is drafted at No. 1), the Cavs have become a good group for James to lead.

The idea of James playing alongside Irving is suspect at best given both players are ball dominating. Of course, James doesn’t have to play that way unlike Irving, though, it does take away from a lot of his strengths so playing any other way would be rather silly.

On top of playing with Irving, it’s not as if Dion Waiters, Anthony Bennett or even whomever the Cavaliers draft with the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft is all that enticing considering he could return to the team with whom has won two NBA championships and have made four straight trips to the finals.

So while Griffin may believe there’s a chance (and technically there is), LeBron James actually returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason seems rather unlikely.

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