Jun 15, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) reacts to a call during the first quarter against the San Antonio Spurs in game five of the 2014 NBA Finals at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron James rumors: Cavaliers start clearing cap space with Jarrett Jack trade

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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.

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.


It appears that all the chips are beginning to fall in all the right places.

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