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Cleveland making moves to get LeBron James back

Cleveland making moves to get LeBron James back
LeBron James hasn't said where he intends to play next season, prompting a swirl of speculation. (Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press)

Is LeBron James staying with the Miami Heat or returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers?

Or will James start his own league -- the LJA (LeBron James Assn.) -- and have other players follow him?

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No one knows unequivocally, and James has been silent.

So for now, it's all speculation -- but it's fun to speculate.

Even former NBA players have weighed in on the melodrama, with an ex-Cavaliers player telling the Los Angeles Times that James is “heading back to Cleveland. Take my word for it.”

The thing is, there are so many words about James that it can leave a person spinning.

But then came reports that the Cavaliers cleared all this cap space on Wednesday in a three-team deal in which they traded Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev to Brooklyn, which then sent Marcus Thornton and Cleveland center Tyler Zeller and a protected 2016 first-round pick to Boston.

According to the reports, that allowed the Cavaliers to clear about $21.7 million in cap space, enough to give James a maximum contract.

But will James take the money from Cleveland or Miami?

Only time will tell.

Twitter: @BA_Turner

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