While we may not witness The Decision 2.0, this week will surely be loaded with speculation, reports and buzz about where LeBron James may land.
And the most recent one cites that his agent, Rich Paul, may be pushing for his client to return home to the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.
Rich Paul, the president of Klutch Sports, has been funneling belief into the organization that the Cavaliers are in strong position to lure James from the Miami Heat, sources told Yahoo Sports.
For years, Paul has confided to people that bringing back James to Cleveland has been something of a mission for him, and he’s encouraging Cavaliers officials to offer no restraint in the recruitment of James, sources said.
As of right now, it certainly seems like the “favorites” for James are Cleveland and Miami. Houston, Dallas and even Phoenix have all expressed their interest in luring him, but which of said teams has actually made a big move/blockbuster transaction in an attempt to build a supporting cast for James to play with? Cleveland locked up All-Star PG Kyrie Irving for six years, who James already has some chemistry with, and a young, athletic, exciting group of starting players with a decent bench as well.
Cleveland has the cap room; James could potentially erase the “villain” label by returning home and giving the city a long-overdue championship win; and owner Dan Gilbert recently removed his famous anti-LeBron letter from the Cavs’ website. On paper, it makes sense for him to return home.
The Cavaliers are major players in the James sweepstakes, and if the veteran superstar is committed to starting over “fresh” with a young group of players, they may be able to get their man if they play their cards right.