According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports , LeBron James has narrowed his decision down to the Miami Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers. This really comes as no surprise as many expected James to ultimately decide between the two teams respectively. LeBron faces the decision of leaving behind a roster in a clear state of flux or bolstering a young roster with a lot of talent. Based off that preceding statement alone the latter looks like the more clear and obvious choice. Let’s take a look at the two options.
As we progress further along into free agency staying in Miami seems like it provides more cons than pros. Again the roster is in a clear state of flux and Miami has already lost out on some of the more talented free agents in a weak class. The roster currently consists of Josh McRoberts (of whom I believe was a good signing but Miami overpaid for), injury-prone Danny Granger, Norris Cole, and two unproven NBA players in James Ennis and Shabazz Napier. Not to mention if Miami plans to stay loyal to Wade and Bosh, then pay LeBron the max contract he reportedly desires, they will not even have the requisite money to add more serviceable players. HOWEVER, if Bosh decides to take the contract Houston reportedly offered him it would open up a few things for Miami. For one it reportedly may allow them to get Carmelo Anthony forming a new “big three” (devoid of a big man) or it would give Miami a lot more money to play with that they could target some of the more high end guys remaining like a Pau Gasol and a Trevor Ariza, just to throw a couple names out there. This would make returning to Miami more enticing.
Returning to Cleveland appears to be the far better option. This roster has tons of talent and is filled with potential. All they need is someone to mesh it all together and who better to help do that than LeBron James. LeBron could return home and clean up the dirty mess he left when he made his decision to leave 4years ago. We are talking instant title contenders. Winning a championship in Cleveland would be one of the greatest accomplishments of all-time. The only con in my estimation is that the roster in Cleveland is rather young and has no playoff experience with the exception of a couple guys also they have an unproven Head Coach in David Blatt but he was one more illustrious coaches overseas for a reason. It could take a season for this all to mesh and reach its potential but once it does boy look out. Cleveland could make a run at multiple YES multiple titles. I believe it is also worth noting that Cleveland also has the necessary assets to acquire a Kevin Love of whom would reportedly be willing to re-sign with Cleveland so long LeBron James is on the roster, which would make this scenario even more captivating.
Cleveland in my opinion is the better option unless something miraculous develops in Miami, but we will all just have to do what we’ve been doing since July 1st… Sit back and watch.