James' camp has been in contact with Cleveland's front office, according to Vardon, but there's been no real discussion about his future, meaning the Cavs essentially will be flying blind into a loaded draft in which they own a top-10 pick. He twice averaged 26 or more points during his six seasons in Minnesota.
This lack of interest in certain sports may be dominated strictly due to LeBron's upcoming decision, in which many teams are hopeful the four-time MVP will end up signing with their team.
Before (and after) Isaiah Thomas, Kevin Love was the Cleveland Cavaliers primary scapegoat, with him always taking the blame whenever the team fell short of their Championship goals or went through bad stretches. It's clear that Love would like to continue playing alongside LeBron moving forward. James is now on vacation with his family, sources said. But it did ultimately put in place the assets that James found appealing enough to make a return.
"Kemba Walker was dangled by Charlotte before the trade deadline", Begley continued "If you could somehow land a player like him in a trade prior to the draft ... shortly after the draft, I certainly think that would impact LeBron's thinking". Therefore, judging by the reporting above, it seems more likely than not that he remains on the Cavs for at least one more year.
"Obviously, I'd love to play with LeBron the rest of my career, but that will be a choice that he makes", Love said. "You've got to say, 'How does this pick make us better?'"
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. Then again, ahead of Thursday night's draft, it is #SmokeScreenSZN.
In a way, the Cavs have already made this decision for themselves.
"At some point as you keep adding older guys, you've got to get younger whether you have LeBron James or not".
-The Los Angeles Lakers recently held a meeting warning all employees about possible tampering ahead of the opening of National Basketball Association free agency on July 1, according to an ESPN report.