Originally posted on Hoop Fantasies Fantasy Basketball Blog  |  Last updated 1/14/13

Could LeBron James return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014? The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the franchise is saving its cap space for a possible return of the king. The Ohio newspaper reports that the Cavs will likely sit tight at the trade deadline. From the Beacon Journal: Executives and agents around the league are convinced the Cavaliers won’t do anything to jeopardize their ability to sign a free agent to a max contract during the summer of 2014, when LeBron James can again become a free agent. As fans in Northeast Ohio continue to howl and remain divided about the possibility of his return, more and more people around the league believe there is a strong possibility James will indeed return to Cleveland after next season. This means the Cavs won't be taking on bad contracts that last beyond the summer of 2014. Even after "The Decision" and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert's embarrassing comic sans letter, James' return to Cleveland continues to be rumored. It seems like this comes up every year, and James eventually says he's happy in Miami. While I expect the Cavs to make a run at James, I'm just not sure I buy the idea that he'll return.

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