This is not good at all. According to Bucher, the Bulls may have just pulled off a deal with the Wizards that would send Hinrich to Washington and give the Bulls the cap space to (almost) sign two max free agents. That means they could trot out Rose/Bosh/LeBron/Noah/Deng (assuming the latter isn’t traded), with Thibodeau coaching.
It hasn’t sunk in yet, but if that team can be made, I can’t really see how that doesn’t happen. A lot could happen between now and July 8th, but the pressure is squarely on Cleveland now. This isn’t just a “market” or “legacy” thing now for LeBron. It’s a chance to go to a major market and head up one of the most talented teams ever assembled. It’s time for the Cavs front office to get cracking. I don’t know what they can do, I don’t know what assets they have to offer, but they’ve gotta do something if this deal is legit. Have fun watching the draft.