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The biggest story of the NBA offseason, or of any of the past four NBA offseasons, was the homecoming of LeBron James to the Cavaliers, a move the four-time MVP announced a week ago. It was a triumphant moment for Cleveland fans, including Hoops Rumors reader The Crippler:
- If you’re not passionate as a sports fan … then maybe you shouldn’t watch sports. At the end of the day, we are all human and we make mistakes. The bigger picture is can you forgive that person and mend that relationship? LeBron and [Cavs owner Dan] Gilbert did it and the TRUE CAVS fans did it. Everything else is irrelevant!!!! #CavsNation #AllForOne #WelcomeHomeBron.
Trock broke down the on-court implications of the move, and presaged Cleveland’s deal with Mike Miller:
- I dont think we will see an issue with floor space. Run the ball through [Kyrie] Irving like a team should (through the PG) with LeBron being on the floor; it will open up space for Irving. Once they realize that they need to guard him better and they can’t double up on LeBron anymore, it will definitely open it up for him. [Andrew] Wiggins should translate well to the NBA. But I think you are right — if [Kevin] Love comes to Cleveland … Boy that would be a nasty line up. I also see Ray Allen and Mike Miller coming over as great role players for this team (although I am not sure of Cleveland’s cap space and if they can make all that happen).
Free agents aren’t the only ones changing teams this year. Carlos Boozer wound up with the Lakers after the Bulls waived him using the amnesty clause, and the end of his tenure in Chicago couldn’t have come soon enough for Justin Allen:
- I’m happy to see Boozer gone. I’ve never been as hard on him as other people, but it just seemed at times that he could only score from one spot on the floor. Plus his defense is next to nothing, and you can’t rely on him late in games. Ya, [last season he averaged] 13 points per game, but he’s not a player you can rely on when you’re trying to win a championship.
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