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Cleveland Cavaliers star SF LeBron James is set to become an unrestricted free agent next July. When the time comes, he will without a doubt have teams from all around the league interested in him. However, not every destination would be a good match for James with several teams being a better fit.
Perhaps LeBron has no intention of leaving the team that has been his and his family’s home for the past several years. With that being said, should the Cavaliers manage to remain among the top teams in the East, it wouldn’t be surprising if he stuck with the team. Especially after an offseason where we saw a significant number of stars from the Eastern Conference move to Western Conference.
So far in #NBAFreeAgency:
West receives… Paul George, Jimmy Butler & Paul Millsap.
— The Big Dog (@thebigdogtips) July 5, 2017
Not to mention, the Cavaliers are the only team that can offer James that supermax contract everybody has been talking about.
San Antonio Spurs
Other than a few signings here and there, the Spurs tend to rely on the draft to get their players rather than free agency. However, next year would be the perfect time to sign a big name free agent in James. You see, LeBron is seeking two things, a championship roster along with a lot of cash, and if all goes according to plan, the Spurs perfectly fit that description. To top it all off, this move pairs LeBron with legendary Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich as well as superstar Kawhi Leonard. Watch out Cleveland, San Antonio is a serious contender for LeBron.
— NBA Fans Plus (@NBAFansPlus) January 26, 2017
Los Angeles Lakers
Most people will tell you that the Lakers are the favorites to land LeBron. Let’s go with the majority here.
Breaking: League executives state Lebron James is expected to sign with the Los Angles lakers after this year. pic.twitter.com/U3T3IUhZYl
— lakeshowtalk (@Lakeshowtalk) August 25, 2017
While LA may snagged franchise players in Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram, the Lakers still don’t have close to enough star power to challenge anybody in the stacked Western Conference. With that being said, LeBron would be perfect for the job. James’s talent would instantly speed up the rebuild and turn the Lakers into serious contenders. Don’t forget, If the Lakers are willing to shell a max contract to Paul George, there is no doubt that they would not do the same for James. Anyways, with the Lakers current cap situation, there it is realistic to think the Lakers could afford both George and James. When all things are said and done, don’t be surprised if LeBron decides to take his talents to LA.