REPORT: Cavs have met with LeBron James’ reps, but his decision remains unclear
What will LeBron James do? That’s depends who, and when, you ask? Last week, James was a sure-fire pick to go to the Los Angeles Lakers. Now, it appears the Cavs have a leg up on getting him to stay in Cleveland.
It’s apparent, however, that even the four-time MVP does not know the answer to that himself, as James remains without a decision whether to stay in Cleveland or start a new chapter in his professional career somewhere else. The Cavs and LeBron James’ camp, however, have been discussing matter between themselves in person and over the phone, though, not with James present physically in both occasions, per sources of Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com.
According to sources, the Cavs’ front office and James’ camp have been in contact over the phone and in person, though there has been no meeting with James present, nor has the been any real dialogue as far as James’ future is concerned.
Because the superstar himself doesn’t know.
LeBron James does not need to make a decision right now, as he has until June 29 to pick up his player option in Cleveland worth $35.6 million. Should he let that date pass without a decision, he’ll effectively become an unrestricted free agent.
Despite the absence of a clear sign from LeBron James, it seems that the Cavs’ front office is aggressively trying to shore up the team’s lineup. Cleveland has been reportedly fielding calls from teams looking to acquire the Cavs’ No. 8 pick in the first round in this week’s NBA Draft, while also exploring ways to get veterans.
James led the Cavs in the 2017-18 season almost single-handedly before getting swept by the Golden State Warriors in four games in the 2018 NBA Finals. In what could turn out to be James’ last season with the Cavs, he averaged 27.5 points, 9.1 assists, and 8.6 rebounds in 82 games in the regular season.