With the 2017-18 NBA season finally over, the focus of the entire league turns to one man: LeBron James.
Before the end of June, he’ll need to decide whether to opt out of the final year of his contract ($35.6 million) to become a free agent.
Wherever James lands if he nfl nike jerseys cheap leaves the Cleveland Cavaliers will shift the NBA’s balance of power, but his motivation will be based on factors beyond basketball.
James can pick any of the league’s 30 teams, and that franchise will figure out how to make the numbers work. At 33 years old, James is still the best player in the league.
The Lakers are the easiest destination for James. They have the salary-cap space not only to sign him, but they can also bring on Oklahoma City Thunder free agent Paul George if he declines his $20.7 million player option.nike nfl jersey cheap
If the Lakers can find a trade partner for veteran Luol Deng without taking back salary, they would be able to re-sign restricted free agent Julius Randle as well.
Lakers free-agent 2-guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is represented by Klutch Sports’ Rich Paul, James’ close associate. The Lakers could look to move Deng with Caldwell-Pope in mind, even over Randle, if that helps land James in L.A.cheap nfl jerseys nike
“Sitting down and considering everything, my family is a huge part of whatever I’ll decide to do in my career, and it will continue to be that,” James said in his post-Finals press conference.nike nfl jerseys for cheap
Former NBA All-Star Gary Payton recently told Sheena Davis of Black Sports Online that James has already picked a Los Angeles-area high school for his son, LeBron James Jr. If true, the Lakers would seem to be the clear favorite, as various oddsmakers have noted.