The Cleveland Cavaliers got LeBron James back this summer but while his return was applauded, his return letter announcing he was coming back got picked apart and over analyzed by everyone.
The reason for this was that Andrew Wiggins was absent from mention in the letter, which lead many to believe that LeBron was purposefully leaving him out. Turns out that was true, as LeBron apparently had eyes set on trading Wiggins for Kevin Love as soon as he signed with the Cavs.
Love revealed in his introductory press conference with the Cavs that James called him the day his letter went live, meaning Wiggins was out before LeBron even signed.
Kevin Love said LeBron James called him right after signing with CLE. So, yeah Andrew Wiggins, you were left out of The Letter for a reason
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) August 26, 2014
This isn’t really all that surprising though, as the Cavaliers would have needed to give up something huge to land Love from the Timberwolves and that ended up being — among other things — Wiggins.
It’s not as though the Cavs got ripped off here, as they landed one of the best power forwards in the game today, but the fact that Wiggins was already out in the eyes of LeBron goes to show just how involved he was in getting Love to come to Cleveland from the start.