Report: Cavaliers Make Trade To Clear Cap Space For LeBron
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – As the hurricane of speculation continues to swirl around LeBron James and where he will end up playing next season, one team is making a lot of waves in their attempt to lure James away from Miami.
James’ hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, are seemingly preparing to make a hard push to lure LeBron back to the team that drafted him first overall back in 2003.
According to ESPN, The Cavs have made a trade that will clear up enough cap space to offer James a contract with the maximum amount of salary available to him.
The trade has Cleveland sending Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev to the Brooklyn Nets in a three-team deal that also includes the Boston Celtics acquiring Tyler Zeller from the Cavs and Marcus Thornton from the Nets.
The trade cannot be made official until Thursday when the free agent moratorium period ends.
ESPN is also reporting that Cleveland is pursuing a couple of free agents who have been LeBron’s teammates in Miami.
The Cavs are making a push to sign Ray Allen and Mike Miller and would likely have to convince them to take less money the way multiple players have done to join James in Miami over the past several years.
Both Allen and Miller have won championships with James in Miami and are still good friends with him.
James is expected to meet with Pat Riley and Heat coach Erik Spolestra in Las Vegas sometime on Wednesday.