LeBron James Rumors: Cavaliers Trade Players to Make Room for James
We're officially at DEFCON HOLY CRAP with the LeBron James Decision 2.0.
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As he is set to meet with Heat team President Pat Riley in Las Vegas Wednesday afternoon, comes news that the Cleveland Cavaliers dealt away a big contract to make salary cap space for LeBron.
This either means they know LeBron is going back to Cleveland, or it means they just took a massive gamble on a guy who might burn them again.
Also, it means Heat fans have a case of the massive dirty pants.
According to ESPN, the Cavs are sending Jarret Jack to the Brooklyn Nets in a three-team deal to clear around $21 million in order to offer James a max contract.
ESPN is also reporting the Cavs are going after former Heat sharp-shooter Mike Miller as well as Ray Allen.
Meanwhile, LeBron is set to meet with Riley in Vegas. Reports say that LeBron's agent, head coach Erik Spoelstra and Dwyane Wade will also attend this meeting.
LeBron James & Rich Paul will meet with Heat contingent of Pat Riley, Arison, & Dwyane Wade at 3:00 p.m. PST confirmed by sources.— Probasketballdraft (@Probballdraft) July 9, 2014
To make matters a little more unnerving for Heat fans, Bleacher Reports' Ethan Skolnick says that the Heat's recent acquisitions of Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger may have been a mistake, if they want to sell LeBron on sticking around.
I spoke to a player who is close to LeBron... He laughed at the notion that Heat's recent moves would impress LeBron.... (1/2)— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) July 9, 2014
... (2/2) That player's belief is Miami would have been better off holding cap space to sell LeBron on prospect of something bigger.— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) July 9, 2014
Add to the mix that Chris Sheridan says a source of his claims LeBron returning to the Cavs is 90 percent done.