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Lot of buzz surrounding this NBA offseason – big time free agents including none other than LBJ, ‘Melo, Kevin Love, & many others are in the mix, and their destinations are more uncertain than ever
Seriously, the NBA can look hell of a lot different in a matter of weeks depending on where these guys go … That’s what makes the NBA so unique and sometimes so frustrating – it’s a players league, and often times all it takes is one or two big time free agent pickups to completely solidify yourselves as the next contender
Lebron Moving Back To Cleveland???
Lebron’s wife, Savannah, hinted at the strong possibility of LBJ moving back home to Cleveland. Here’s what she uploaded to her Instagram account recently:
Her caption read: “Home sweet home !! The countdown is real! #330”
All signs are apparently pointing to Lebron opting out of his contract just like ‘Melo did, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he will leave the Heat … I personally think he will win a hell of a lot more championships with the Heat under Pat Riley than he will with basically any other organization … I would like the guy so much more if he had the balls to move back home and resurrect the Cavaliers – it wouldn’t be the dumbest move either – plenty of nice young talent there – But based on his past there and the amount of stupid moves that organization has made to NOT help him over the years, I don’t think it would be the smartest move to go back home … It would take something pulling at his heart to return home
Where will ‘Melo end up?
As expected, ‘Melo has opted out of his contract with the Knicks to pursue other choices, including teams like the Chicago Bulls (most likely), Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, & Miami Heat … ‘Melo has apparently done his fair share of research on the city of Chicago, and it has been reported that he has been heavily recruited to the Windy City as well… Joakim Noah talked about trying to recruit him earlier in the year, and Thom Thibodeau has reportedly put a call in to a number of ‘Melo’s former coaches
As a Knicks fan, I’m torn over this … Not sure if I would even be too upset with ‘Melo leaving … I think ‘Melo will always be a great scorer and a dominant offensive player, but I really think he lacks so many intangibles that help make a team great … I truly don’t think he makes the players around him better, unlike players like Lebron or Durant … Maybe with ‘Melo’s departure we will see a new style from the Knicks, centered around developing younger players with higher potentials
Kevin Love Updates
Finally, there has been a lot of speculation surrounding Timberwolves forward Kevin Love’s destination next year … The Timberwolves have been in talks with the Warriors for a straight up trade for Klay Thompson, but it sounds like the Warriors are a bit more apprehensive in giving up a huge piece of their starting backcourt
The Lakers recently got involved by offering to trade their 7th round pick to the Warriors for Klay Thompson. The Warriors would then send their 7th pick to the Timberwolves for Love …
All interesting scenarios … Anything can happen – I’d only be interested to see the fate of Love if it involved the Lakers … Would be cool to see a guy like Kobe and Love play together and to see how they fed off of each other … Besides that, the real storyline is LBJ and to a lesser extent ‘Melo