-- LeBron James met with new Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt and new general manager David Griffin in person for the first time Tuesday as he prepared for the upcoming season, sources told ESPN.com.
James has been extremely busy since announcing his decision to sign with the Cavs last month, going on promotional trips for Nike to Brazil and China while also shooting a movie in New York. James met face-to-face with team owner Dan Gilbert before announcing his free agent choice but had communicated with Griffin and Blatt by telephone and text.
The Cavs management saw a thinner James when they hosted him at their training facility. He has been focused on cutting his weight since the end of the Finals by reducing carbs and has lost more than 10 pounds.
James' thinner frame was noticeable on some photos he posted on his Instagram account earlier this week.
It has been a busy week for the Cavs. Mike Miller came to town and is soon expected to sign a two-year, $5.6 million deal with the Cavs. They also hosted veteran free agent forward Shawn Marion on a visit Monday and they are hoping to sign him to a contract as well.
The team has been deep in discussions with the Minnesota Timberwolves on a trade for Kevin Love since June. ESPN reported last week the Wolves and Cavs are focused on completing a deal once No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins is eligible to be traded on Aug. 23 as multiple league sources have begun to describe a Love-to-Cleveland trade as a "when" transaction as opposed to an "if."
James may not have been in the same room as his front office this summer but he's been working alongside them. He successfully recruited Miller and free agent James Jones. James has also been in contact with Love, Marion and free agent Ray Allen as he decides whether he wants to continue his career.
Over the weekend, Wiggins told ESPN that he had not spoken with James since being drafted.