Monday, 18 December, 2017

5 reasons LeBron James is staying with the Cleveland Cavaliers

LeBron James Is Reportedly 'Frustrated And Concerned' With Dan Gilbert And The Cavs Report: LeBron James Is Not Happy
Vera Richards | 20 July, 2017, 01:39

With King James set to be a free agent after next season, the Sixers rookie tweeted out a simple emoji directed at his friend that set the internet ablaze. The Boston Celtics landed star forward Gordon Hayward, while the Houston Rockets paired All-Star James Harden with star point guard Chris Paul. If James wants to win again before his career wraps up down the line, the possibility of Cleveland being the place to do it continues to erode under Gilbert's leadership. Gilbert announced in June that Griffin would not be back with the team.

Regardless of the inaction, though, Irving said with a sly, confident grin that the team might not be done this offseason.

Vegas odds give the 2017-18 Sixers the 10th-best odds to win the National Basketball Association title-without seeing a minute of Ben Simmons or Markelle Fultz on the court. While teams like the Knicks and Magic were snatching up top front office talent, the Cavs were low-balling Chauncey Billups, who ultimately told Gilbert to f- off. Despite being courted by James himself, Crawford signed with the Wolves on a deal worth $US4.4 million per season. James has a player option on his contract for 2018/19 season and he will most likely decide to opt out and test free agency once again. When James left the aging Miami Heat in 2014, he was joining a Cavs squad that was loaded with up-and-coming players like Kyrie Irving and while the club owned the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. James did his part.

And with the Cavaliers still standing out in an otherwise very uncompetitive Eastern Conference, it may be hard for him to leave town for a team that would have to go through the Golden State Warriors just to make the NBA Finals, Vardon wrote.

The quiet summer and lack of big moves has not sat well with LeBron James, according to USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt. If James feels the team has gotten complacent this offseason, the pressure will be on to convince him to stay before he can leave next July.

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