That has always been a dark horse option, but I never really considered it because there really aren't any teams that make sense that couldn't create the cap space. That said, a trade with Houston in that scenario would make a lot of sense since the Rockets would have to lose Capela, Anderson, and most of their bench to create the cap space, but if they traded for James before the season turned over it could ease some of that burden. Something like Anderson, Gordon, Tucker, a couple of 1st's for James and Thompson makes a good deal of sense for both teams. The Rockets can then pair Harden, James, Nene, and Thompson with a re-signed Paul, Capela, Ariza, Johnson, Mbah a Moute, Green, etc. and whatever other veterans they can bring in for the deeper bench. By doing it that way, the Rockets keep their defensive anchor in the paint. The salary would be as high as the Cavs are this year, but that team would be the clear favorite to win the next couple of titles barring serious injury.