LeBron James remains in "good dialogue" with the Cleveland Cavaliers over his contract situation, according to the team's general manager Koby Altman. "He's trying to recruit LeBron James to Houston, and somebody close to him said to me he is as focused on recruiting LeBron as anything he's done in this league. He's done that before, so this is nothing new for us.", he said.
"I've watched him play", Lue said. "We're very, very fortunate to have him here, and what he gave to this franchise was nothing short of remarkable. He means the world to us and this franchise".
And sure, it looks like LeBron James is going to leave Cleveland, so the Cavs have to begin building for the future.
LeBron, even before the Cavs were swept by the Golden State Warriors, had intimated to be bolting Cleveland out of frustration for the teams back-to-back setbacks in the NBA Finals due to lack of supporting talents. Cleveland entered the draft with the No. 8 pick, and the chance to add a real difference maker to their team.
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After the eighth pick and Love, the Cavs' best hopes, assuming they intend to hold on to Larry Nance Jr., are a trade exception and a 37-year-old who often thrives against the East but can't play against the Warriors. Once James annnounced his return, the Cavs sent Wiggins to Minnesota for Kevin Love. We were really competitive in this series, and to come away how we came away just really hurt, because I thought we were really in a couple of those games and could've swung the series either way.
Love, who will turn 30 in September, averaged 17.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting (41.5 percent from 3) and 9.3 rebounds in 59 games during the regular season for the Cavs, missing a chunk of time with a hand injury. This season has proved head coach Tyronn Lue has had difficulties with in-game decision-making and adjustments and his lack of ability to develop players.
About a week before the NBA Draft, Cleveland.com reporter Joe Vardon said that Sexton, a one-and-done freshman guard from the Crimson Tide, was a favorite of "LeBron's people." OK, that kinda stinks (you got me), but keeping LeBron is worth every roster-altering risk.
The Duke standout has flown under the radar in the sense that he was not the best ranked player on his college team. Then again, maybe they do in fact want to keep him, much like they have over the last four years.