This Team Has ‘Inside Track’ To Sign LeBron James In Free Agency

LeBron James becomes free agent after declining player option with Cavaliers, report says

The three-time National Basketball Association champion can become a free agent at the end of the month if he decides to opt out of the final year of his deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, with the Los Angeles Lakers considered the clear favorites to land LeBron if he does. They may not be his top preference, but they can make the cap space to sign him outright, and their young core might be attractive to James.

Given his ability to sign a new deal with the Cavs - be it another short-term contract or a five-year "super max" - there was little incentive for James to pick up his player option if his intent was to remain in Cleveland.

By declining his option, James positioned himself to be able to choose where he'll play next, and Cleveland, just up the road from his home near Akron, remains a strong possibility.

Paul also represents Simmons and James has been complimentary of the Rookie of the Year. This is interesting, especially considering James has no meeting scheduled with the Cavs at the moment.

James, a four-time NBA MVP, three-time champion and 14-time All-Star, will enter free agency with the Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers as his leading suitors. I've talked to several teams that have requested meetings with LeBron, including some teams that I think have pretty creative ideas, and they have been told 'no'. Gilbert has gone above and beyond financial barriers to appease James, but the well could be running dry. If he had opted in, it would have likely meant the Cavs had worked out a trade for James.

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ESPN reported earlier this month that the team had interest in keeping Love, regardless of what happens with James.

If the Lakers were to agree to a contract with George, who opted out of the final year and $20.7 million of his contract with the Thunder, then it would be a clear sign that James is headed to Los Angeles.

With reports, rumors, whispers, and buzz about James trying to team up with other superstars, no one is quite sure what's next for the NBA's best player.

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