It seems like LeBron James’ camp is prepping themselves for free agency a bit early this year. As his relationship with the Cavs deteriorates by the day, ESPN’s Chris B. Haynes published an interesting story last night claiming that LeBron would be willing to listen to a pitch from the Golden State Warriors if they cleared cap space for him.
If the Golden State Warriors can create a max salary slot this offseason, the defending NBA champions could position themselves to secure a meeting with LeBron James, league sources told ESPN.
There is no indication that Golden State is evaluating such options to acquire the Cleveland Cavaliers star at this time.
Out of respect for the Warriors’ winning culture, James would listen if Golden State explored ways to clear the necessary cap space, sources said.
Haynes followed up his story when speaking with Jorge Sedano on ESPN radio by claiming that LeBron would be willing to meet with not only with the Warriors but with the Heat and the Spurs as well.
Via Jorge Sedano
“LeBron James would listen to the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs if they open up a max slot. James would also consider the Miami Heat to a lesser degree. James has the most respect for those three franchises.
“James wouldn’t rule out the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets, as well as re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers.”
It’s way too early to think about free agency but it really sounds like LeBron is leaving Cleveland this offseason.