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Poll: Where Does LeBron James go this Off-season?
« on: May 17, 2018, 02:29:32 AM »

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Let us assume that the Cavs lose this series in 4-5 Games. What do you think will happen with LeBron? What is the team LeBron chooses able to do to get him?

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 02:38:39 AM »

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I think he flirts with the Knicks but ultimately signs with the Lakers. For LeBron, I think the last chapter of his career is about setting himself up for the aftermath. New York or LA are the places to be for the endeavor of setting yourself up business wise after basketball.

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 02:43:53 AM »

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Lakers.

To follow Kobe's shadow, a chance to win championship, Hollywood and beaches...you name it.

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 02:45:09 AM »

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The Knicks would need to clear too much space to do it, I'm not sure they have the assets it would take to clear enough salary. That Noah contract really takes them out of the running, unless Cleveland is willing to take on Noah?

- Noah, #9 Pick, Ntilikina, Mudiay and Lance Thomas for a LeBron that would walk anyway? Might be worth it.
- Knicks could then send Hardaway and Lee to OKC for Melo on a cap clearing 1 year rental.
- Trade Kanter to a team willing to absorb his 1 year $18 Million contract.
- Sign Chris Paul to a 1 year $20


Zinger
Melo
James
Wade
Paul

BENCH
Rose
Beasley
Jeff Green


It would be such a Knicks thing to do.

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 02:46:19 AM »

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Lakers.

To follow Kobe's shadow, a chance to win championship, Hollywood and beaches...you name it.

When LeBron goes to the Finals again he wants to go through the West to get there because that will mean he is favored to win.

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 02:49:31 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 02:50:52 AM »

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Can someone explain to me how the Lakers pull this off? How do they get rid of the Deng contract? What will it take to get the Cavs to take that deal on?

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I could see the case with the rockets

I read a lot of cavs fans forum posts. A successful lebron team needs 3 pt shooters. Or at least that's what lebron prefers around him

At LA, ball hogs the ball and plays poorly off the ball since he's a pass first point like rondo. Ingram also plays better with the ball in his hand and his shot is a bit inconsistent. Kuzma is ok, but that doesn't seem like an amazing core.... Kuzma lebron and maybe paul george? Or wait a year for cousins to come back from an injury only a few have come back from?

Its hard to see where lebron ends up

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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2018, 05:03:29 AM »

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Can someone explain to me how the Lakers pull this off? How do they get rid of the Deng contract? What will it take to get the Cavs to take that deal on?
Remember Mozgov contract? They exchanged Russell for Kuzma while losing it, and then it was a year longer deal than Deng's is now. It is possible.
They have 25th pick as a sweetener.
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"The joy of the balling under the rims."

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Does anyone know the specific rules on trading super max contracts?  If I remember correctly LeBron can't be traded until after a full season if he signs a super max deal.  I wasn't sure if this type of move is in play for Cleveland.

To answer the OP's question, I'm beginning to think that Philly really makes sense if we are considering both sides of the equation.  The Sixers give LeBron a chance to compete now without sacrificing any of their young talent.  There's also the potential for LeBron to lighten his workload over the next 3 or 4 seasons while Simmons and Embiid enter their prime years. 

All other scenarios provide a one or two year window to MAYBE compete with Golden State.  Houston must be enticing but I can't see Gilbert agreeing to a sign & trade for any of Houston's mediocre assets.   

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Who cares.......

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Who cares.......

I certainly do.  As soon as Lebron had actual competition in the East from 2008 to 2010 he decided to form a super team in Miami so that he could keep his easy path.  At this point in his career I think he loves the narrative that he "drags teams to the finals" even if he doesn't win.  For this reason I don't see him leaving the East, which is why I suspect he will go to Philly.  And if he goes to Philly then you should 100% care about that if you're a Celtics fan.

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Why isn't Hell an option?

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I feel sorry for whatever team gets him. The Sixers with LeBron pose no threat whatsoever to a healthy Celtics team. None.

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I feel sorry for whatever team gets him. The Sixers with LeBron pose no threat whatsoever to a healthy Celtics team. None.
Right.  I would have zero concern about that scenario.   ;D