There's no doubt that the Cleveland Cavaliers are going to be looking for revenge this upcoming season, with Kevin Durant and the Warriors taking home the Larry O'Brien trophy in dominating fashion over LeBron and the Cavs in last season's Finals series.
With all the firepower that Golden State has, Cleveland will be looking to make some big moves this upcoming free agency to be better-equipped when facing the Warriors, and with the recent news that Ex-Cavs' GM David Griffin's contract would not be renewed this year, all bets are off on who the Cavs will pursue or let go of in the offseason, as owner Dan Gilbert is desperate to compete for the championship with the Warriors.
So, here are some of the moves Cleveland can make this offseason to form a superteam to rival the Golden State Warriors.
Sign-And-Trade Chris Paul
At 32 years of age, Chris Paul is heading into probably his last free agency where he can demand a ton of cash to sign with any team he wants.
Both LeBron James and CP3 have made it known they would like to play with each other before their careers are over, and now would be the perfect chance to pair the two friends.
Paul is still searching for his first Conference Finals appearance in his career, and what better what to achieve that then signing for as much money as he can with the Clippers, who can pay him more than any other team in the Association (around $30 million a year), and then making a deal with the Clippers' front office and the Cavs to be sent to Cleveland in exchange for Tristan Thompson, Channing Frye, who is on an expiring contract, and Iman Shumpert.
Trade Two Of The Big 3 For New York's Stars
So, the Cavs will have a roster consisting of Chris Paul, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love. But maybe Dan Gilbert won't be done there, maybe he'd like to get rid of Kyrie and Love and scoop up another one of LeBron's closest friends?
It has been reported that former GM David Griffin was extremely high on Kyrie Irving, and did not want to trade the Duke product despite many teams calling in about his availability. David Griffin no longer works for Cleveland, so maybe Kyrie Irving could be on the way out.
To make things even more interesting, LeBron has also expressed his desire to play alongside Carmelo Anthony, while Knicks' President Phil Jackson has gone on record to say Carmelo Anthony isn't in New York's best interests anymore, as well as the fact Jackson has also been looking at trading young big man Kristaps Porzingis before the draft. The deal has practically made itself.
Phil Jackson has made it known he wants to start the rebuilding era in New York, not fight for scraps in the East, and acquiring Irving and Love will kickstart their rebuild immediately, especially considering Kyrie Irving would thrive as the number one option on a team.
After all is said and done, the Cavs would have a starting 5 consisting of the legendary Chris Paul at point guard, three-point specialist Kyle Korver at the 2, Carmelo Anthony at small forward, LeBron at power forward, and Porzingis in at center. That team would definitely give Golden State a run for their money and would make owner Dan Gilbert very happy, especially if forming a team like that would stop LeBron James leaving in free agency in 2018.