Cavs: What Cleveland can do to keep LeBron James

Lynette Rowe
June 21, 2018

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles down the court in the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at Barclays Center on March 25, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

The rumours regarding James' future have been on-going since last summer with the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers emerging as the favoured destinations due to their available cap space and exciting rosters.

Namely, don't go team-hopping in search of more championships.

As a bit of a side note on Love, my source also tells me the Cavs are "not high on Kevin Love" and are "likely to move on from him if the opportunity arises to get better talent".

James has 11 days before has to decide to opt-in to the final year of his contract with the Cavs or opt out to become an unrestricted free agent.

Tomorrow's National Basketball Association draft will play a big role in the Cavs' future.

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He famously left Cleveland for the Heat in 2011 and proceeded to reach the Finals in four straight seasons, winning two of them.

This move paid off nearly immediately, with Love helping the team win a Championship a couple of seasons ago, but even so, the constant criticism has never stopped for the All-Star power forward.

James is being linked to teams who might be better equipped to build a contender to challenge the Golden State Warriors, but has given no indication where he might be headed next.

Shaq says that LeBron's legacy is set whether he adds any more titles or not.

The Cavs' No. 1 priority now should be to entice James to re-sign, and that will nearly certainly require a big move that lands them another star player. So LeBron's book is already set. "So LeBron's book is already set He done already passed up legends; he done already made his mark - he has three rings". That's probably his mentality now. It's just something else to talk about, something else to add to the pages.

In the event money plays a role, Cleveland can outbid any other franchise by offering him a five-year max contract worth approximately $205 million.

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