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NBA News: LeBron James Considering Testing Free Agency This Offseason

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The biggest name in the NBA potentially on the verge of testing the upcoming free agent market this summer could be four-time NBA MVP LeBron James. Although all indications are pointing toward James staying with the Miami Heat, but he can opt-out of his current deal and sign elsewhere.

With even the hint of James becoming available this summer, the speculation has started to swirl about what the future might hold for arguably the best player in the NBA.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, James’ potential free agency will be much different than the last time:

“This time is going to be different,” a source close to James said about James’ view of free agency. “If LeBron decides to look at other options it won’t just be teams with cap space. He has 30 options if he wants them….

“LeBron is not thinking about free agency right now, he’s totally focused on the season,” said one James associate. “In the summer he knows he can get to any team he wants to.”

Obviously, with the Los Angeles Lakers having a considerable amount of cap space this summer, the rumors of James considering signing with the storied franchise, or the Lakers targeting the superstar are bound to surface.

At this point in time, James staying with in Miami makes the most sense. The Heat could sign him long-term while paying him a premium and continue to build around the two-time NBA champion.

Despite a return to Miami being the most likely scenario, other teams might get the in the mix for James. The Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks and Lakers will be in play if James opts out making things interesting to say the least with potentially another power shift in the NBA weighing on yet another decision.
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  • Daryl Peek

    Let the thirst of the Decision part two begin…

  • Tim

    If he does test the market and it’s the Lakers turn to make their pitch, the approach is quite simple: Give Lebron whatever the hell he wants. His choice of coach, teammates, locker room furniture, his own personal Kane in every So. CA freeway, etc

    • Tim

      I meant “Lane”

  • LakersHeatBeef

    If LBJ ends up in LA will it matter to us,Clippers got a better chance via S&T.Article i read on realgm today said the Clippers are planning on getting LeBron.I hope not.A bunch of teams want LBJ in 2014 free agency,Lakers biggest advantage in getting LBJ is the cap space they will possess,odds are he stays in Miami.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    LBJ will stay in Miami or go to team ready to win it all right away.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Clippers Have Examined Possibility Of Acquiring LeBron James In Offseason

    Feb 05, 2014 12:59 PM EST

    The Los Angeles Clippers have examined the possibility of acquiring LeBron James this offseason, according to sources.

    The Miami Heat consider the Clippers to perhaps be the most serious competition to sign James if he opts out.

    “This time is going to be different,” a source close to James said about James’ view of free agency. “If LeBron decides to look at other options it won’t just be teams with cap space. He has 30 options if he wants them.”

    The Clippers will not have cap space to sign James outright and would require a sign-and-trade involving the cooperation of the Heat.

    League executives believe the Heat would ask for Blake Griffin in return from the Clippers. Los Angeles would need to shed additional salary.

    James respects Doc Rivers perhaps more than any coach he hasn’t played for and is very close to Chris Paul.

    “LeBron is not thinking about free agency right now, he’s totally focused on the season,” said one James associate. “In the summer he knows he can get to any team he wants to.”

    Via Brian Windhorst, Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

    PER Realgm

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