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LeBron James, Cavaliers Have 'Good Dialogue' on FA Process, Says Koby Altman

02 July, 2018, 04:02 | Author: Delia Walker
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Altman was asked whether James would have the patience to play alongside a 19-year-old rookie point guard in 2018-19, which will be James' 16th season in the league.

Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman senses positive momentum as Cleveland prepares to pitch LeBron James on sticking around.

"I think LeBron has more than earned the right to approach his contracts the way he does".

More importantly, since the draft is before free agency opens, the Cavs need to prepare for themselves before they prepare for LeBron.

Sexton made quite a first impression by deciding to take No. 2, his college number but also the one previously worn in Cleveland by All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving. "That was the biggest thing, just show people what I can do". It's possible James could choose to sign a one-year deal again with a player option and go through the free-agency dance again next summer.

If LeBron remains a Cavalier, the Cavs can trade that 8th-pick player in a month for whatever they can get.

That's because superstar F LeBron James may opt out of his contract with the team and head elsewhere to continue his legendary career.




But history shows the Cavs can find a good player even lower than the No. 8 pick they now own.

"Coming in, I'm going to set goals for myself and then as well there's going to be team goals set, but I feel like I'm not going to have to live up to anybody's shoes", said Sexton, the Cavs' 2018 first round pick, during his introductory news conference Friday at team headquarters in Independence.

Perhaps LeBron is hoping to team up with Paul George.

The Cavs did not have any indication about James' decision heading into the draft. We love him, this city loves him. Although it is likely too late in the game to try to alter The King's mindset, Cleveland could put some added pressure into his thought process altogether.

Compared to a younger version of current Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe, the 19-year-old 6'3 190-pound Sexton is lightning quick and explosive in transition, with a knack for defense along with an ability to create his own shot. which is something that Cleveland sorely lacked in getting steamrolled by the now back-to-back National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors. ESPN has reported that if such a scenario were to come to fruition, then the Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers, Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, and Golden State Warriors would be the teams James would meet with.

Cleveland's draft decisions tonight will not only have a lasting influence on LeBron's future, but they will also have an immediate impact on the entire state of OH as well.

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