The Golden State Warriors appear determined to make a big splash this offseason which could include the pursuit of LeBron James. Sound unlikely? Sure, that’s the case for most teams attempting to lure LeBron James their way but the Warriors seem to believe they can attract him with a spiced up roster.
Most seem to believe the Warriors, thanks to their influx of young talent are among the leading teams to obtain Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a trade. If such was to happen, both Chad Ford and Marc Stein of ESPN think the Warriors will attempt to attract LeBron with a roster consisting of Kevin Love and Stephen Curry.
As my man @chadfordinsider says: Besides desire for an elite stretch four, Warriors think they'll get LeBron's attention with Steph & KLove
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 26, 2014
It’s a fine sentiment, but how many times have we heard teams attempting to ‘lure’ a free agent (let alone one of LeBron James’ stature) only to strike out? Of course, I’m not sure a roster with Curry, Kevin Love, Andre Iguodala and more is a bad thing, per say, but to hedge all your bets on bringing in LeBron James? That’s a relatively doubtful proposition.
Of course, many would have said the same thing back in 2010 when the Miami Heat were clearing out assets to sign both James and Chris Bosh, so it seems as if anything is technically possible. But the Warriors are likely better served building a good roster and letting LeBron James determine if its of interest to him.
Simply put, nothing against the Warriors, but it’s hard to imagine James playing outside of a few select franchises.