LeBron James may very well be open to free-agent talks with the Warriors this summer time, however it could take some monetary maneuvering for him to even contemplate it, in line with a report.
ESPN reported on Thursday that Golden State might safe an offseason assembly with James in the event that they unlock wage cap house and provide him a max contract.
The Warriors, nonetheless, haven’t indicated a want to pursue that plan of action presently, the report says.
James would reportedly entertain Golden State’s provide out of respect for the NBA champs’ successful tradition supplied the crew managed to clear the required cap house.
Rumors have linked James to the Lakers and Rockets since final summer time, because the four-time MVP is anticipated to decide out of his present Cavs contract after this season, which might pay him $35.6 million subsequent 12 months.
The Warriors haven’t entered the James hypothesis due to their cap state of affairs and since buying him would drive them to interrupt up their title-winning roster.
In keeping with ESPN, the probably solution to purchase James could be via a sign-and-trade centered round Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala, which might match James’ wage determine. That state of affairs would require Kevin Durant to take a pay minimize from his present $25 million wage and for Golden State to then transfer one other participant, akin to Shaun Livingston.
As far-fetched because it all appears, the Warriors have time to weigh their choices relating to the opportunity of including the 33-year-old star to their star-studded squad. However, after all, in the event that they repeat as NBA champs, they’d have little purpose to explode their roster — even for somebody like James.