The Cleveland Cavaliers were very active at the trade deadline, and are hoping the moves they make can bring them one step closer to getting LeBron James that second championship in his home state.

Earlier this week Jason Lloyd of The Athletic reported on the state of LeBron James and Dan Gibert saying this:

For the past seven months, the Cavs have been noticeably pivoting away from James’ recommendations. He was vocal both publicly and privately in wanting Griffin to return as GM. Instead, owner Dan Gilbert replaced him days before the draft with Koby Altman,

But after the trade deadline, at least one NBA coach doesn’t seem to think that is the case:

By the looks of LeBron’s instagram that part about Wade sure seems to be true also.

It really shouldn’t come as a surprise though that LeBron is looking out for his best friends, like Dwayne Wade, and that he still has a strong voice in what goes on in Cleveland.

This is the star of the city and the guy who sells out Quicken Loans Arena every night. If LeBron leaves after this season there is no question that this team will have to find a way to rebuild.

It would only make sense and be smart that Dan Gilbert listens to James and try to make whatever trades possible so that he stays in town.

The best bet for the Cavaliers to have success in the next five years is to build around “The King” and hope that he can take the team to the promised land once again.