For the better part of the last few days, the reality that LeBron James could be heading back to the Cleveland Cavaliers is becoming clearer and clearer. On Wednesday, the Cavaliers made it more obvious that they’re preparing to have the King back as they struck a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, sending Jarrett Jack to Brooklyn in a three-team deal with the Boston Celtics.
ESPN sources say Brooklyn Nets on verge of acquiring Jarrett Jack from Cleveland in three-team deal
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 9, 2014
So now, you can begin to see the pieces start to fall in place for the impending announcement that LeBron indeed will be heading back up North to see if he can take care of the unfinished business he started long ago and get the Cavaliers an NBA title.
Today’s move should not shock anyone at all, especially since it’s been talked about moving Jack to clear the space for quite some time now, it was all just about finding the right partners at this point, and they did in the form of the Nets and Celtics. Prior to last season, the Cavaliers signed Jack to a three-year deal worth in the area of $18.9 million, which they have now effectively dumped.
All that’s left to do now is formally present the King with the maximum deal, and most of the wrongs from four years ago will be righted in the eyes of many.
According to Brian Widhorst of ESPN, the move should create somewhere in the area of $24 million of space, which puts them in great position to being LeBron back.
3-team trade involving Cavs, Celtics & Nets could allow Cavs to open about $24M in cap space. LeBron max is $20.7M
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 9, 2014
It appears that all the chips are beginning to fall in all the right places.