(CBS) It appears Cleveland is all-in on its attempt to lure LeBron James back home.
The Cavaliers traded guard Jarrett Jack — and his $6.3 million-per-year contract — to the Nets on Wednesday morning as part of a three-team trade, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein reported. Cleveland was also sending Tyler Zeller to Boston and Sergey Karasev to Brooklyn. The Celtics were also getting a first-round pick and Marcus Thornton from the Nets, Stein reported.READ MORE: Fire Rips Through House In Back Of The Yards
The Celtics are also sending a second-round pick to the Cavaliers, the Boston Globe’s Baxter Holmes reported.READ MORE: ATM Stolen From Logan Square Currency Exchange; Two Other Attempts Reported Nearby
Considering the Cavaliers are getting little in return, this is a clear play for salary cap space. With the move, they’ll have about $21.7 million available, according to multiple reports. A max deal for James would start at $20.7 million next year.MORE NEWS: Doggy Daycare Owner Appalled After State's Attorney Declines To Prosecute State Inspector Jose Guillen, Who Was Caught On Camera Groping Her
Multiple reports have indicated James is deciding between Miami and Cleveland at this point. He’s scheduled to meet with Heat president Pat Riley today in Las Vegas.