Lebron and the Cavaliers are recruiting Artest

In an interesting move, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been in contact with Ron Artest, even Lebron James talked with him according to the Plain Dealer’s Brian Windhorst. Ron and Artest met in Los Angeles last Tuesday.

Artest’s agent has expressed that he has a desire to play in Cleveland. The Cavaliers might be able to get him with the mid-level exception which is aroun $5.6 million. Some believe the Cavaliers will try to offer him a one year deal but Artest is looking for a multi-year deal.

Also, ESPN reported that the Pistons came to agreement with Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva. Gordon will receive a five-year, $55 million deal, while former Bucks forward Villanueva gets a five-year deal for $40 million