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Stephen A smith has his sources but Melo is not going to Heat for peanuts

The chips are waiting to fall based off Lebron telling Chris Bosh he doesn't want to play with him any more then chips fall Max contract Melo / Max contract for Lebron in Miami and Wade comes back discount price

Bosh wants to come back to Miami and Riley wants that then Lebron bolts to Cle

Bosh takes Houston deal sets up for Lebron going back to Miami with Melo and Max

If Bosh takes. Houston

Melo commits to NY

Lebron goes to Cle

Wade in Miami by himself

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When did Bron tell Bosh he doesn't want to play with him? That doesn't even sound like something Bron would say. He doesn't have it in him to be that type

I didn't expect him to say "I want the Max. You figure out the rest" either. But he did lol

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Cavs' Jarrett Jack headed to Nets

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By Marc Stein

ESPN.com

The Cleveland Cavaliers will trade Jarrett Jack to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday as part of a three-team deal with Boston to create more salary-cap space for the pursuit of LeBron James, according to sources close to the process.

Sources told ESPN.com that the Nets have agreed to take on the contracts of Jack and youngster Sergey Karasev from the Cavaliers in a swap that also will see the Celtics acquire Brooklyn's Marcus Thornton, Cleveland's Tyler Zeller and a protected 2016 first-round pick from the Cavaliers.

Cleveland is expected to take back a young prospect or two that Brooklyn has already drafted just to complete the transaction but no one who will be on its roster next season. The moves will give the Cavaliers significant financial flexibility by shedding the contracts of Jack, Zeller and Karasev.

Meanwhile, ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard reports that the Cavaliers, in addition to James, are also now trying to strike a deal with free agent guard Ray Allen as a means of enticing James even more about a return to Cleveland.

After briefly considering retirement following the Heat's loss to the Spurs in the NBA Finals, Allen is leaning toward returning for a 19th season, sources said.

According to ESPN's Tom Penn, the trade of Jack sheds $9.5 million in salary (Jack, $6.3 million; Zeller, $1.7 million; Karasev, $1.5 million), giving the Cavaliers $21.7 million in cap space.

Jarrett Jack

The Cavs' trade of Jarrett Jack, left, will create more salary-cap space for their pursuit of LeBron James, according to sources.

The Nets first had talks with the Cavaliers about Jack before the trading deadline last season but ended up dealing Jason Terry and Reggie Evans to Sacramento for Thornton.

The two teams revived trade talks shortly after the end of the season with the idea that Jack could be a replacement for Shaun Livingston, who agreed to sign with Golden State in free agency. A league source said the Nets also had a strong interest in Karasev, whom they were high on during the 2013 draft.

Karasev was selected 19th overall, and the Nets took Mason Plumlee at 22nd overall.

Karasev gives the Nets another young forward to develop alongside Bojan Bogdanovic, who has agreed to a three-year deal with the Nets for their mini mid-level exception, according to a source.

The trade can't be officially consummated until Thursday, when a league-wide moratorium on signings and trades is lifted at 12:01 a.m.

Chris Broussard of ESPN The Magazine and Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com contributed to this report.

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