Cleveland owns the eighth pick, and is said to be considering trades for proven National Basketball Association vets with LeBron in mind.
The five-time All-Star has helped the Cavaliers reach four straight NBA Finals. O'Neal was traded from Miami to Phoenix during the 2007 season and spent the following year there as well.
"When you have LeBron, you don't have time for the draft". So LeBron's book is already set.
All of the above makes it nearly impossible to envision the Cavs being able to swing a trade for disgruntled San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard. While I understand that Kawhi would have to be traded and only has a year left on his contract, the likelihood of LeBron, Paul George (for example) and Kawhi being on the same team is so low because each one of them will want the max at some point, as they all have made clear.More news: Morocco Player Claims Referee Asked Pepe For Cristiano Ronaldo's Shirt
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The two side have met face-to-face and have been in contact via phone to discuss the King's future with his hometown team, however, no deal is imminent and the Cavs won't know his intentions heading into the Draft.
"I'm not going to tell you to rule [LA out]...look what happened with Kyrie, I definitely don't have trust in the Cavs front office and neither does LeBron, but it would have to take a lot."
Every day until LeBron James makes his decision, new reports will surface about where the best player in the game will sign. If that's what you are looking for, then go back to Google or Bing or whatever the hell you were using.
These teams, in fact, had been rumored as to have offered LeBron juicy proposals to lure James come and be part of their respective organizations. ESPN is reporting that Cleveland is planning on keeping him around no matter what. "Somebody close to him said to me, 'He is as focused on recruiting LeBron as anything he's done in this league". But the numbers suggest that James isn't any old big-name player when it comes to upping his team's ticket sales.