Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Trade Talk: LeBron James, Kevin Love and draft offers

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The latest NBA rumours coming out of Cleveland surrounding free agency, the draft and the Cavs' search for a head coach.

With the number one pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, plenty of cap room and a young, asset-laden roster, the Cleveland Cavaliers are set for a big summer.

Former hometown hero will make a decision on whether he will opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat, and a return to the Cavs could be on the cards for the four-time MVP.

Houston Rockets forward Chandler Parsons said that the Heat's poor performance so far in the NBA Finals will mean cause LeBron to walk, and he told ESPN's SportsNation he believes Cleveland could well be James's destination.

"I think if they would have won the championship it would have been a different story and they would have come back to do it again but he’s got so much responsibility, he’s obviously one of the best players if not the best player, I think them losing will make him make a move and opt out and you’ll see him in a differnent jersey next year," Parsons said.

The other big story this summer has been whether Kevin Love will be traded. The Timberwolves star wants out of Minnesota after missing the playoffs in every season of his career, and Cleveland are rumoured to be interested.

After claims that the interest was not mutual, Love came out and said that speculation surrounding a trade to the Cavaliers was "not outlandish at all".

"I try not to read it. A lot of it is brought to my attention through outside sources, sometimes twitter," the all-star said of the rumours.

He added: "I need to be conscious of my image and try to roll with the punches. I know that's a generic answer. I don't think the Cleveland [trade rumors] are outlandish at all. They have a great young foundation."

On to the draft. Joel Embiid worked out with the Cavaliers last week, and is predicted to go first overall on June 26. 

However, ESPN Insider Chad Ford says that Embiid is "far from a lock" to be selected at pick number one, and has some obstacles to overcome to be the top pick.

ESPN Cleveland tweeted local sportscaster Tony Rizzo's claim that Embiid's physical with the Cavs went poorly, and the medical issues surrounding the stress fracture he suffered in his lower back will take him out of the running to be Cleveland's pick.

Finally, the Cavaliers' coaching search continues, and basketballinsiders.com reports that the team are still targeting David Blatt of Maccabi Tel Aviv to be their new head coach. The 55-year-old guided the Israeli side to an improbable Euroleague championship last year, and is ready to make the leap to the NBA.