Hello everyone and welcome to today's 'Fear the Newsletter', aka the 'Ray Allen is interested in the Cavs' edition.
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As the header indicates, Ray Allen is in fact interested in the Cavs as he eyes a comeback. There are a few issues here, however. The Warriors, Spurs and Clippers are also on Allen's list and LeBron James won't help recruit Allen to Cleveland.
And for those out there saying 'all Allen can do is shoot': you aren't going to sign complete role players. You could do a whole lot worse than Ray Allen for the veteran's minimum.
In other free agency news, Cavs target David West signed a one-year deal with the Warriors to help Golden State fill out their frontcourt. Cleveland may not really need West, but again, he'd have been a nice pickup on a minimum contract. And remember: the Cavs have yet to make a move in free agency.
And in Dwyane Wade news, the Cavs are a 'long shot' to land Wade and LeBron James won't help recruit him or take a pay cut to make it happen. LeBron also shouldn't take a pay cut, by the way.
In terms of money, Cleveland can't offer up as much money as other teams. The Cavs really don't have another option to land Wade besides the taxpayer mini-midlevel exception worth $3.5 million. Other teams - most notably the Nuggets and Heat - are offering Wade over $20 million per season. Good thing a Cavs fan started a GoFundMe page to cover the cost of the contract.
If you're missing Cavs basketball, don't fret because summer league begins in just a few days. You can check out Cleveland's full roster here. Assistant coach Phil Handy, a favorite of Kyrie Irving, is coaching the team.
Things to read today: ESPN's Royce Young on Kevin Durant's departure, FanSided's Ian Levy on Kevin Durant and the Warriors not being inevitable, SLAM's Q &A with Phil Handy and SB Nation's Bethlehem Shoals on Durant turning LeBron into a populist hero.
That's it for today. We'll talk to you tomorrow.