The Cavs have to let this go.
LeBron James returned to Cleveland on Saturday to be there for his friend Zydrunas Ilgauskas’ jersey retirement. So of course the rumors are popping back up that they think they can lure him back to Cleveland. From the Akron Beacon Journal:
Yes, the Cavs underachieved this season. Yes, Grant tried feverishly for the past two years, but could never find that second star to pair with Kyrie Irving and ultimately serve as the bait to lure James back to the Cavs.
But the Cavs privately believe it’s not too late. They still have the assets to pull off a mammoth trade this summer at the draft, the type Grant tried so hard to make. Kevin Love will be entering the final year of his contract, as will LaMarcus Aldridge. Grant tried for two years to unsuccessfully pry both stars out of their current cities, but each had too many years left on their contracts for their current teams to consider it. That’s no longer true.
If either the Minnesota Timberwolves or Portland Trail Blazers come to the conclusion they can’t re-sign their stars, this summer is the time to move them and the Cavs will be at the front of the line, stocked with young players and future draft picks.
I don’t see any way possible that any of this would happen. At this point it’s more likely that the Timberwolves would re-sign Kevin Love than trade him. It’s still too early to tell on LaMarcus Aldridge but how much would the Cavs have to give up to get him? What would that leave the Cavs with besides Kyrie and potentially LeBron?
The Cavs organization need to let this go asap for the sake of their fans and actually making a plan to improve the franchise that will work.