If the Cleveland Cavaliers are in fact going to land LeBron James, they may have already been courting three role players to fill in the roster around James. According to Chris Broussard of ESPN, the Cavaliers are pursuing veteran marksman Ray Allen. According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio, the Cavs are talking to free agent small forward Mike Miler. David Aldridge of TNT also reports that the Cavs are also interested in James Jones. At one point or anther, all three were teammates with James in Miami.
The big gets here would be Allen and Miller. Both would help create spacing off the ball for the Cavs, Miller will also be able to provide some defensive help for the Cavs and would fit in well with lineups where LeBron moves to the power forward spot. It is not likely, however, that the Cavs would be able to land either Allen or Miller if James does not sign first. Both would also have to paid around the veterans minimum, as a max contract for James would take up most of the Cavs' remaining cap space that was created today when the Cavs made a three-team deal centered around Jarrett Jack.