Reports continue to raise concern over James’ weight loss this summer…
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has met new coach David Blatt and general manager David Griffin in person for the first time since returning to the franchise.
Since deciding to re-join the Cavs, the 29-year-old has been busy with promotional trips for Nike to both Brazil and China and has therefore been restricted in terms of time in meeting his new coach.
However, the pair have finally sat down and discussed all things concerning Cleveland this upcoming season, although Blatt would have seen a noticeably thinner James after it was reported that the former Miami Heat star had cut carbs from his diet and had lost 10 pounds.
His smaller frame was picked up in photos circulating online, but ultimately there is no genuine concern over his health as it has been attributed to either a conscious effort to lose weight with career longevity in mind or looking ahead to a positional change with the likely arrival of Kevin Love to fill the power forward slot.
Meanwhile, the Cavaliers have had a busy off-season after Mike Miller visited last week and is expected to put pen to paper on a two-year deal worth $5.6m, while veteran Shawn Marion was also at the training facility on Monday ahead of a proposed move.
Nevertheless, that is all merely a sideshow to the biggest piece of business that the Cavs are trying to complete this summer, with Love still in their sights.
It has been reported that Cleveland will offer No.1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins to the Minnesota Timberwolves along with a future draft pick in order to acquire the 25-year-old, although with Wiggins signing his rookie contract, he is ineligible for trade until August 23.
James has been playing an active role in recruiting free agents this summer even though he has not been in direct contact with the Cavs front office, with former team-mate Ray Allen also a possible new arrival.