The Cleveland Cavaliers can offer soon-to-be free agent Luol Deng the most money on the open market this summer. It’s just that they might have their sights set on another forward: LeBron James. Deng says he understands if his new team’s front-office focuses their energy and resources on re-acquiring King James. Per Yahoo! Sports:

“He’s a great player, why wouldn’t you look at him?” Deng said. “If he wants to come back home, that’s great for him and great for this organization. He’s a great player. Why not?

“He’s a great player, why wouldn’t you look at him?” Deng said. “If he wants to come back home, that’s great for him and great for this organization. He’s a great player. Why not?

The Cavaliers acquired Deng in a trade from the Chicago Bulls on Jan. 7 for center Andrew Bynum, who was waived, and three draft picks. The Bulls’ surprising move came after the two-time All-Star turned down a three-year, $30 million contract extension. In Deng, the Cavs landed an elite veteran small forward that they have coveted since James departed for the Miami Heat in the summer of 2010.

If Deng, 28, isn’t signed to a contract extension by June 30, he will become an unrestricted free agent next offseason for the first time in his career. He already likes what he sees in Cleveland and said several times – unsolicited – the Cavs have impressed him with how they treat their players, calling the franchise an “amazing organization.”