Now that the Cleveland Cavaliers have LeBron James back, the eyes of the front office are getting wide with greed as all players on all levels of talent are being considered as possibilities moving forward.
While likely not being actively considered, the Cavaliers could very well team up Kevin Durant and LeBron James on the same roster, as waiting until Durant becomes a free agent in 2016 could be a sneaky opportunity to land one of the best players in the NBA.
Dreaming about Durant and James on the same team feels more crazy than people in the 1960s predicting that cars would fly and cities would exist on the moon by the year 2000. The possibility of this duo coming together actually holds potential footing in reality, though. James signed a two-year contract with Cleveland this summer, with a player option in 2015-16. If he opts in to that second year (or, pending the cap, opts out and re-signs on a one-year deal for even more money) and has the opportunity to join forces with one of the most unstoppable scorers in league history (who doubles as a close friend and workout partner in the offseason) why wouldn’t he do it?
Now, the term ‘pipe dream’ comes to mind here as the Cavaliers aren’t likely to be able to land Durant in the 2016 offseason. But LeBron James wasn’t supposed to come back this summer, so anything is possible in Cleveland these days.