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Cavs offer the most future-proof roster that will allow for flexibility in the near future with cap-space, if they choose. They hold future 1st-round picks to continue to add to the roster if needed. On top of that, if LeBron signs with the current roster, they would still have a significant amount of pieces to trade for damn near anyone they want.

James is in his prime now, why would he waste it on rookies/kids in Cleveland?

That is something worth considering. A majority of the Cavs roster next year will be players with 3 years or less experience in the NBA, all but three players if they maintained the current roster and added LeBron James. That is great for the future, with all the youth and great promise the roster has shown, but none of the roster have proven if they are playoff good. I'm willing to bet they are with the addition of LeBron, but still a factor in a decision.

LeBron's first year in Miami also could be comparable to the Cavs current roster, except in place of young players you just had bums with minimal playoff experience(Joel Anthony, Mario Chalmers, Bibby was ancient). Chris Bosh entering his first season with the Heat could be comparable to where Kyrie Irving is, a player with great numbers but no(Kyrie)/poor(Bosh) playoff experience. Kyrie is also younger than Bosh was at this comparison and I'm willing to bet will be at least equal in terms of usefulness. The advantage is that D Wade was already an established veteran with a ring, that's something the Cavs don't offer. D Wade is not that player anymore and has played in 49, 69 and 54 games in each of the past three respective regular seasons. Dion Waiters has proven ability with great upside and Andrew Wiggins just arrived. Anthony Bennett could be something and the last year that LeBron and Varejao were on the same team, they both were top 5 in the league in +/-. Varejao played great off LeBron. The Cavs have potentially multiple first round picks next year and one the following year. The Cavs are also talent-loaded right now, thanks to the way the balls fall, and could explore a variety of trade options. No poor contracts are setup for the team right now, unless Kyrie busts out and is not worth his 5 yr/90 mil.

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My man, longtime no see.

It has been awhile. Good to see you here man.

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The addition of Granger is pretty useless and he is equivalent to players they already currently have or had last year. As said above he would replace a Beasley/Lewis combo and play equally as bad defense. The Clippers hardly used him in their playoff run this year. Averaged about 13 minutes off the bench. McRoberts is a solid rotational pickup, but I can't see how him, Napier and Granger would improve the roster enough to account for their downfalls. LeBron is the only one whose game is not depleteing on the Heat's roster.

Cavs offer the most future-proof roster that will allow for flexibility in the near future with cap-space, if they choose. They hold future 1st-round picks to continue to add to the roster if needed. On top of that, if LeBron signs with the current roster, they would still have a significant amount of pieces to trade for damn near anyone they want.

It is all about if LeBron envisions Cleveland as the place to satisfy him. He will win there. Wade's career is in significant question and Bosh is receiving max offers from teams when his statistics have declined on a yearly basis and has gotten comfortable with his 3rd-man roll shooting three out of corners with no responsibility to guard to the paint or even go after a damn rebound. Is Coach Spo even a great coach? I would argue they have the coaching advantage of David Blatt, but Coach Spo got his position with minimal experience, had 3 superstars and got his ass beat down by one of the best to ever coach the game this year.

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[QUOTE="Chutebox"][QUOTE="LTomlinson21"]Haha! This Buckeyes team will not fall like the previous two teams in prior championships. The schedule highly favors us. Dontre Wilson, a true freshman RB/H-Back, could have a significant impact on the team this year if his play matches his progression from summer camp. Someone to keep in mind from the Buckeyes this year to go along with Brad Roby and Braxton Miller. It has not been reported yet either, but we lost one of our primary rotating DT's to a broken foot for about 2 months.

They aren't banned from BCS games one more year?

After deciding to suspend Manziel for a max punishment of half-a-game, the NCAA ruled in-favor of Ohio State being allowed to compete for postseason titles this year.
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Haha! This Buckeyes team will not fall like the previous two teams in prior championships. The schedule highly favors us. Dontre Wilson, a true freshman RB/H-Back, could have a significant impact on the team this year if his play matches his progression from summer camp. Someone to keep in mind from the Buckeyes this year to go along with Brad Roby and Braxton Miller. It has not been reported yet either, but we lost one of our primary rotating DT's to a broken foot for about 2 months.
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Sports mod!
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I had to come back and give my prediction. Ohio State will be winning the championship this year. Alabama is the team that could outmatch Ohio State. Have the pleasure to sit in these great seats again for the season! http://s9.photobucket.com/user/Ltomlinson21/media/008.jpg.html
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Was a supporter since Sentinel first created an elaborate layout design for the unions. Would have thought some of the ideas, if not all, would have been implemented into what appeared to be a promising GameSpot-feature in Unions.
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I'm sure LeBron could have done something great with it. So many people would have watched it.
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Ray Lewis was one of the first NFL defensive players I came to recognize with great skill when I first began watching football. Always has been a childhood idol, but was an absolute warrior on the field with great skill, especially his endurance.
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[QUOTE="DaJuicyMan"][QUOTE="JML897"][QUOTE="DaJuicyMan"] :cry:

He's kindof right, though. The NBA is the only pro league where you know with 99% certainty who the contenders are before the season even starts. In football, baseball, and hockey most of the league goes into the season thinking they have a pretty good shot. I'm not necessarily complaining (my favorite NBA team has been one of those top contenders lately) but it's the truth.

That's always going to be the nature of a sport that only has 5 men on the court/field at once, individuals matter more. When has the NBA not been this way? I'm a Warriors fan:lol:, and if I can enjoy the sport anyone should be able to.

Obviously. You know, at once it was like a nice 8-team competition, and now it's down to about 5. Maybe Dwight and Joe Johnson will end up in Brooklyn after all, but only if Eric Gordon goes to the Bulls and the Lakers trade Steve Blake and their 2020 1st-round pick for Rudy Gay