Since LeBron James left the Miami Heat in favor of a return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team he left to join the Heat in 2010, speculation about who could join James in Cleveland has continued to grow. It looks like Minnesota Timberwolves Kevin Love will be a member of the Cavaliers by the end of the month and James has helped recruit several other free agents to Cleveland.
Although he just met with new general manager David Griffin and new head coach David Blatt for the first time Tuesday, James has been working alongside the Cavaliers’ front office according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com.
The team has been deep in discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves on a trade for Kevin Love since June. ESPN reported last week the Wolves and Cavs are focuses on completing a deal once No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins is eligible to be traded on Aug. 23 as multiple league sources have begun to describe a Love-to-Cleveland trade as a “when” transaction as opposed to an “if.”
James may not have been in the same room as his front office this summer but he’s been working alongside them. He successfully recruited Miller and free agent James Jones. James has also been in contact with Love, Marion and free agent Ray Allen as he decides whether he wants to continue his career.
James put up 27.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 56.7% from the field, 37.9% from three and 75.0% from the charity stripe last season.
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