May 8, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) reacts during the second half in game two of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Brooklyn Nets at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 94-82. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers Hire David Blatt; Increases Rockets' Chances For Lebron James

The Cavaliers are excited about their new coach, but is David Blatt going to help convince LeBron James to come home to Cleveland?

Blatt is a proven winner in international play. He has won several European titles while coaching in Israel and lead Russia to the bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics. He is considered one of the game’s brightest offensive minds and will make his highly anticipated journey from overseas to be the new coach of the Cavs. Here’s what Cavs owner Dan Gilbert said;

“David Blatt is going to bring some of the most innovative approaches found in professional basketball anywhere on the globe. Time and time again, from Russia to Israel and several other prominent head coaching jobs in between, David has done one thing: ‘win.’ He is not only an innovator, well-trained and focused on both sides of the court, but he is always learning and always teaching.”

Blatt will have a unique challenge ahead of him as the Cavs hold this years number one overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. He will be introduced on Wednesday and will have to make the decision on the pick on Thursday.

The Cavaliers are excited about their new coach, but is Blatt going to help convince a LeBron James reunion in Cleveland?

Many suspect the hiring hurt’s the Cavs chances at a possible reunion. Although Blatt has has won over overseas, he is not the kind of coach that will entice James’ services. The Cavs have been waiting for this summer since James left in the hopes that he might come back, but with the hire of Blatt they have most likely taken their names out of the race.

What does that mean for the Rockets? Sources close to the Rockets organization have said that they will do whatever it takes to land a third superstar. It seems like the likelihood of that happening is growing everyday.

Derek Fisher being named the head coach of the Knicks virtually eliminated the Carmelo going back to New York. David Blatt eliminates the Cavs nabbing Lebron James. The list of teams that can get either one of these star continues to get smaller and Houston becomes a more attractive destination by the day.

Look for teams to make trades on draft night to help their salary cap situation during Thursday night’s 2014 NBA Draft. Free agency begins July 1st, and the Rockets will be aggressive.

What do you think Rockets fans? Will we be able to get LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony to Houston?


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