The Cleveland Cavaliers front office has been busy this summer but they’ve been getting some help from a very likely source, as LeBron James being back has led to the team getting some assistance from him when it comes to getting the roster put together.
According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com, the Cavaliers front office has been getting help from LeBron James, who has been working alongside them, even if he hasn’t been in the same room with them at all this summer.
The team has been deep in discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves on a trade for Kevin Love since June. ESPN reported last week the Wolves and Cavs are focuses on completing a deal once No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins is eligible to be traded on Aug. 23 as multiple league sources have begun to describe a Love-to-Cleveland trade as a “when” transaction as opposed to an “if.”
James may not have been in the same room as his front office this summer but he’s been working alongside them. He successfully recruited Miller and free agent James Jones. James has also been in contact with Love, Marion and free agent Ray Allen as he decides whether he wants to continue his career.
The Cavaliers haven’t been running their front office through LeBron and it doesn’t sound like he’s been actively involved in conversations about what to do, but there’s definitely LeBron’s fingerprints on the moves made, and the Cavs aren’t complaining about that.