Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James may have eyes for other NBA teams in free agency. The greatest player of his generation is available to play for your favorite NBA team again. Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James will decline his $35.6 million option for the 2018-19 season and become an unrestricted free agent, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania.
The comparisons between Chicago Bulls great and NBA G.O.A.T. Michael Jordan and Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James are a constant topic on NBA Debate shows. Everytime LeBron James does something great, pundits wonder if he has surpassed Jordan in the GOAT conversation.
With the NBA free agency season approaching and basketball fans wondering where LeBron James and Paul George will be playing next season, the biggest domino may be Kawhi Leonard. League sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that the Spurs are actively discussing possible trade offers involving their two-time All-NBA forward Leonard with several teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics.
NBA superstar LeBron James decided Friday against staying with the Cleveland Cavaliers and chose instead to become an unrestricted free agent, setting up a scramble among several teams expected to vie for his services. James, 33, had one year remaining on his three-year, $100 million contract with the Cavaliers. The four-time NBA Most Valuable Player had a player option for the 2018-19 NBA season, meaning that he could have chosen to “opt in” and play for the Cavaliers for $35.6 million, or “opt out” and hit the open market.
Kawhi Leonard-to-Boston rumors and even LeBron James-to-Boston rumors have been prevalent this offseason, so why not add Paul George-to-Boston rumors to the mix?In his ESPN special "My Journey" detailing his free agency decision, George brings up the
The Spurs have come to grips with the fact they are going to have to trade Kawhi Leonard. Who the Spurs want to get deeply involved with is the Boston Celtics. Boston has the combination of good young players (Jaylen Brown, for example) and picks (Boston could have four first rounders in 2019) that interests the Spurs more than Brandon Ingram an anything the Lakers can push into the pot.
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The Philadelphia 76ers have entered the Kawhi Leonard Derby, according to a Sports Illustrated report, and while SI reports that the Sixers have not made a formal offer to the San Antonio Spurs for Leonard, they've had internal discussions of potential packages to compete with the Celtics' offer for the disgruntled forward.
Magic Johnson’s contentions about a two-summer timeline to the contrary, someone sure seems to be putting pressure on the Los Angeles Lakers to turn their super-team dreams into reality right bleepin’ now. The first step in that process, evidently: swinging a deal for sub-gruntled two-way superstar Kawhi Leonard, and doing so by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, before The Pressure-On Putter LeBron James’ deadline to inform the Cleveland Cavaliers whether he’ll opt into the final season of his current contract, or if he plans to enter unrestricted free agency and possibly seek a new address … like, say, Staples Center, where he’d start anew in Southern California, joined by another All-NBA wing. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported Thursday morning that — despite hopes they’d be able to rebuild their relationship with their centerpiece star, whether through conversation or with the carrot of a five-year, $219 million super-maximum-salaried contract next offseason — the Spurs might now be “ready” to trade Leonard.
Offers between now and the dawn of NBA free agency will tantalize, but there's no reason for the Spurs to make a panic move just because of tiny clocks in the upper right-hand corners of TVs performing countdowns. Last summer, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich talked LaMarcus Aldridge off the ledge. Different human, different aspirations, different talent level than Kawhi, to be sure, but it is at least a precedent.