LEBRON LEADS CAV REBUILD
CLEVELAND Cavaliers star LeBron James claims he wants to see the team stockpile more talent in the offseason to prepare for another run at an NBA title next season.
James spoke on Saturday at a screening in his home town of Akron, Ohio, of the new romantic comedy in which he plays himself,
James, who signed his own new two- year contract worth $ 46 million with the Cavaliers on Saturday, has seen the Cavs sign deals with for- ward Kevin Love, guard Iman Shumpert and guard Mo Williams.
“It has been good so far, but we have a lot of work to do,” James said. “We definitely don’t want to come back the same team. We want to come back better.
‘‘ But right now, we’ve been doing so far, so good.”
The Cavaliers, who lost 4- 2 to Golden State in last month’s NBA finals, are still looking to re- sign top rebounder Tristan Thompson and guards Matthew Dellavedova and J. R. Smith.
“We still got to re- sign Tristan,”T i t ” J James said. “Hopefully we can bring back J. R. as well and see if there’s some other free agents out there that would love to come here and play if we’re able to do that.”
They had talked with Brooklyn about Joe Johnson but with the Nets waiving Deron Williams, who appears set to sign with Dallas, they are not as interested in letting Johnson leave.
The Cavaliers were reportedly talking with the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers in hopes of obtaining a reserve player who might contribute next season.
KING’S DECREE: Cleveland Cavaliers
forward LeBron James during last season’s 4- 2 NBA playoff series loss to the Golden State Warriors. The 30- year- old Olympian wants to see the Ohio team rejuvenated for