Today the Cleveland Cavaliers have been involved in a number of rumors as well as the addition of Tyronn Lue to their coaching staff. The big rumor, that we just covered, is that the Cavs are leaning toward drafting Jabari Parker. From the same source comes the idea that Lue and Parker could interest LeBron James to come to back to Cleveland:
Landing Lue and drafting Parker could be nice tools for recruiting LeBron.
— Probasketballdraft (@Probballdraft) June 23, 2014
Parker and James together would be an interesting pairing as Parker is more likely to play as a stretch 4 and can take some of the scoring load off of James. James defensive prowess would allow him to cover the better offensive player at the 3 or 4 while giving Parker a chance to learn the game speed.
It is an interesting pairing as James has also been linked to Carmelo Anthony, either in Miami or Cleveland, and Parker compares most to Melo. Could James see a young Melo and a chance to play with him and bring in another high caliber player via free agency or trade? Melo and Parker together make no sense as neither can play the 2 or the 5.
Lue has been out in LA with James good friend Chris Paul and could be given the blessing of Paul to James. Lue also has coached under respected coach Doc Rivers who James also respects. The Cavs do not seem to be making moves directly to bring James back but could these two moves help?
Do you think any moves the Cavs make will influence James decision?