57-29 Cavaliers over the Suns at the half.
Sure, they're god awful this year, but they're very young and have so much potential. If they win the lottery (which they're the favorites to do) and they get John Wall, then I think it's a slam dunk Lebron goes there. He's been absolutely insane this year in college. If the Nets win the lottery, they can have a worst case starting line up of:
SG- Harris (who I think will probably be traded)
That's a very young, very good team, much better than what the Cavs can likely offer, and definitely better than what the Knicks can.
Their dream scenario would be winning the lottery and getting Wall, then trading Harris to the Cavs or Raptors to get either Lebron or Bosh's "Bird rights", then they could sign them both to max deals, and might even be able to upgrade their SG position.
C- Brook Lopez (a top 5 center in the league right now at 21 years old).
PF- Yi Jianlian
SF- Lebron James
SG- Devin Harris (already an all star)
PG- John Wall (talent to be a hall of famer, and Lebron has already developed a friendship with him. Wall's coach at Kentucky, John Calipari, was also the coach for Derrick Rose and Tyreke Evans, and he says Wall is better than they were. Wall's only real weaknesses are his outside shot, which is getting a lot better and will get better, and his turnovers, which will dissipate as he matures and becomes less green).
What can Cleveland or another team offer him to match this? They'd have to sign Bosh or Wade to come close.
No doubt John Wall is a tremendous player, but we will have to see how he does in the NBA. Also, what kind of marketing do the nets have? He would be better off marketing-wise in either New York, Chicago, or LA (but we can count out LA)
I honestly think that he is just going to stay in Cleveland. In cleveland, the browns are pathetic, the indians suck ass, the only thing those people have is LeBron. Everyone in Ohio is going to hate him (his home state).
Plus I just don't see a dominate athlete like him going to a team that is currently 2-29. Who knows, it would be very scary to see that line-up you have listed though, thats for sure.
I don't think Ohio could ever hate Lebron, but you're right, he essentially is all they have. The city would be devastated to see him go, but at the same time I think they'd respect it if it's what is best for him.
If the Nets win the lottery and get Wall, and then they sign Lebron, they'll be a lot closer to 29-2 than they will 2-29.