As lebron james meets with pat riley this week for the first time since free agency began the speculation about his return to cleveland is louder than ever. The cleveland cavaliers have made a sign and trade deal with the miami heat for lebron james.
Nba trade rumors have linked tristan thompson with the la lakers as the cleveland cavaliers star recently had dinner with lebron james.
Lebron james trade cleveland miami. Miami with the no. A week into free agency and james. Cleveland oh july 10 2010 the cleveland cavaliers agreed to a sign and trade deal with the miami heat to acquire the rights to five future draft picks and receive a traded player exception.
According to league sources after being approached by the miami heat the cavs agreed to send james to his new team in a sign and trade deal. The heat approached the cavs about the deal looking to. Now he faces the heat with an nba title on the line.
While majority owner dan gilbert may have been outraged thursday night he went into business mode. Expect the trade rumors to start flying with james onboard it s almost certain that the cavs will at least inquire. Lebron james return to cleveland from miami changes the nba landscape.
We knew lebron james was headed to miami of course but we weren t certain about the specifics until saturday. Lebron james left cleveland for miami when he was 25 and it was there that he learned to become a champion. 1 spot in the eastern conference playoffs still up for grabs the cleveland cavaliers are prioritizing rest over playoff seeding and held lebron james calf and kyrie irving.
As it happens the cavaliers and heat have agreed on a sign and trade arrangement. Thompson averaged 12 points 10 1 rebounds and 0 9 blocks.