Brian Windhorst thinks Boston should call when LeBron James becomes available
LeBron James will have nearly every team looking out for potential options to lure him to a new destination, but only a few boast the roster and disposition to do what it takes to acquire him during free agency.
According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Boston Celtics should be able to make a run for his services, given the plethora of assets and foundational pieces already in place.
“I think the Celtics should call when LeBron James becomes available,” said Windhorst during an appearance in WEEI 93.7 Radio (via Adam Kaufman of WBZ News Radio). “They called in 2014. There are certain things they could offer and present him. There are downsides, too. … I am very, very cautious about ruling anything [out] in any direction.”
This could spell plenty of different things for the Celtics, but it’s almost sure that a reunion between Kyrie Irving and James is unlikely to take place, given that it was his motive to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first place.
Boston has a reputable organization that has managed to produce results, even in dire situations like this recent postseason — playing without Irving and Gordon Hayward — their two best players, out with season-ending injuries.
Perhaps the most important thing is how Windhorst is expecting James to become available, likely to test the free agency waters one more time, in what can perhaps be the last major decision of his career before he mulls retirement.