It’s been a busy two weeks for the Cleveland Cavaliers as they look to carry on their off-season momentum.
After assembling a veteran coaching staff of David Blatt and Tyronn Lue, the Cavs drafted Andrew Wiggins at No1 and added Joe Harris and Dwight Powell last Thursday.
And general managed David Griffin topped it all off by signing All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to a five-year extension on Tuesday.
By Corey Cook – @Cook3Corey
But the biggest move they made was putting them in a good position to lure LeBron James back to Cleveland. The appeal of returning home is one pitch the Cavs have over every other team in the league. And that has to be something on LeBron’s mind.
Added to that, with Irving getting an extension and college football’s best prospect arriving in Wiggins, LeBron could find himself a part of a very talented big three. Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson and Tyler Zeller ensure the Cavs have some young talent beyond those stars too.
LeBron wants titles and Cleveland may be the best long-term place for him to add to his packed trophy cabinet.
There are other options for Cleveland too. They could make a blockbuster trade, holding nine first round and nine second round picks in the next seven years.
Also, they have the ability to potentially trade Waiters, Thompson, Anthony Bennett or a host of other young players.
But the best option may be to trade in order to get Kevin Love after the Minnesota Timberwolves man spoke of his desire to one day work with Irving.
Who wouldn’t want a big three of Irving, Wiggins and Love for the next few seasons? LeBron could certainly jump on board.
It looks like the Cavs’ misfortune is all but gone and the building blocks for eventually winning the NBA title are in place.