NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Cleveland could be giving LeBron James something to think about, thanks to the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics.
The Cavaliers will ship guard Jarrett Jack to the Nets in a three-team trade, according to multiple reports. The deal would clear enough cap space for a serious run at James, who left Cleveland for Miami in 2010.
ESPN’s Marc Stein was first to report the deal.
Brooklyn would also get Sergey Karasev, reports said. General manager Billy King would be giving up guard Marcus Thornton to the Boston Celtics and the rights to three prospects to the Cavaliers.
Here are the details, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
The Cavaliers have been trying to clear enough cap space to lure a big-time free agent — James, anyone? — with a max contract. The trade can’t be made official until Thursday.
On Twitter, Jack hinted that he may be on the move.
Jack averaged 9.5 points and 4.1 assists last season. The 30-year-old journeyman has also played in Portland, Indiana, Toronto, New Orleans and Golden State.
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