The game’s best player, Miami Heat forward LeBron James, is reportedly seriously considering leaving the Miami Heat in a favor of a better situation.
Lately, the chatter around James has involved a potential return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Supposedly, there are many in James’ camp including his wife and his agent that would love to see James return to the team he left in 2010. A return could make sense. With three number-one overall picks (All-Star Kyrie Irving, who just agreed to stick with the Cavaliers on a five-year max deal, forward Anthony Bennett and the number one pick last month’s draft, swingman Andrew Wiggins) and two number four overall picks (Guard Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson), the Cavaliers aren’t short on talent. The Cavaliers also still have a favorite of James, big man Anderson Varejao.
Of course, James will still consider the Heat.
The Heat need to get younger and more talented or their run could be coming to an end as evidenced by the San Antonio Spurs easily disposing of the Heat in five games in the NBA Finals. When James meets with Heat president Pat Riley this week, he wants a plan for the roster and that plan is taking shape.
After already agreeing to a deal with Josh McRoberts, they have agreed to a deal with free agent forward Danny Granger, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Free agent Danny Granger has agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million deal with the Miami Heat, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2014
Granger will take the bi-annual exception with Miami, and hold a players option on the second season, source tells Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2014
Granger was dealt from the Indiana Pacers to the Philadelphia 76ers and then after he was waived, agreed to a deal with the Clippers. He averaged 8.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game last season.