National Basketball Association roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - The Cleveland Cavaliers believe LeBron James is listening to their pitch to leave the Miami Heat and return to his home state, ESPN.com reported Monday.
Sources told ESPN.com that the four-time MVP is increasingly considering the Cavaliers as an option, although there has yet to be a firm indication that James actually is ready to leave Miami after four years and two championships with the Heat.
Free agent forward Carmelo Anthony has narrowed his options to three teams, according to the New York Daily News.
Anthony is "torn" between playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls or the New York Knicks.
Miami has taken the first steps to try to keep free agent forward LeBron James in South Beach.
On Monday, the Heat and free agents Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts agreed on deals.