- Jul 31, 2007
While not in the same division, and also under the old CBA.... The Cavs did arrange a sign-and-trade with the Heat when LeBron left. One of those draft picks became Jae Crowder, while another one, along with the trade exception, was part of the package used to acquire Kevin Love. IIRC, the Heat had the space to sign LeBron outright.Is there any precedent for that? Genuinely curious--it seems weird for a player going to a new team to go out of his way to help a rival in the same division.