LeBron James not meeting with Cavs prior to the free agency period

The Cleveland Cavaliers star will decide whether or not to opt in to the final year of his contract with the Cavs by Friday.

Making things even trickier is that James wants to make a quick decision about where he's headed next once free agency begins on July 1, per ESPN. The Spurs are reportedly only interested in sending the two-time Defensive Player of the Year and former Finals MVP to the Eastern Conference, though Leonard has made it known that he would prefer to land in Los Angeles.

No, James and his legions of fans throughout OH will have to make those decisions on their own.

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst reported that despite the Spurs' attempts to make peace with their disgruntled star, an overwhelming offer from the Lakers could spark a deal. When healthy, Leonard has proven to be one of the league's top players, and always seems capable of being in the conversation for the MVP award, which is why it really isn't a surprise to see all these teams expressing interest.

Of course, if LeBron wants to build a team to dethrone the Warriors, taking away their best player would be a good start.

James hasn't ruled out a return to Cleveland, but his chances of staying with a reshaped and upgraded roster are murky. Magic Johnson and the Lakers have put themselves in a position to sign two and possibly acquire a third max contract. The team did not make a hard push to trade for him past year because of that thought, which could now backfire in more ways than one.

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Another good sign for Lakers fans -LeBron James' 13-year-old superstar son is very "likely" to enroll at Sierra Canyon School in L.A. ... but our sources say "it's not a done deal".

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant believes his path was more hard than that of Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star LeBron James.

  • Stacy Allen