Could we see LeBron James back in Cleveland for the third time?
The Cleveland Cavaliers are rolling into the 2022-23 season with great excitement after they traded for star guard Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz. Now the Cavs look set to contend in a loaded Eastern Conference next season.
This will mark the first time a Cavs team looks to be a contender without having LeBron James on the roster.
This team is good on paper, but could they somehow find a way to put themselves in an even better spot in the future? Some league insiders think that a potentially explosive reunion between LeBron James and the Cavs could be possible down the line.
Cavaliers beat writer Chris Fedor said that the Cavaliers would still be open to a reunion with LeBron, but not in the same manner as back then.
“I think they’d be open to it on their own terms, under the right terms. Terms that are very different from the ones he came back to in 2014. When you acquire LeBron, there are a lot of things that go with that. He wants power.
He wants to help make decisions over the roster and people that are hired within the organization. He wants to be at the center of everything and have a team built around his strengths and things along those lines. The Cavaliers would not sign up for that kind of situation.
They feel good about what they have here, especially with the addition of Donovan Mitchell. Back in 2014, they needed a savior and needed LeBron to come back and take them to a different level.”
The future of the team seems set with Mitchell, Darius Garland, and Evan Mobley.
There are a lot of question marks surrounding this report and what type of player LeBron might be by the time his new contract ends with the Lakers.