LeBron James Declined His Player Option…So Now What?

LeBron James averaged 27.5 points 9.1 assists and 8.7 rebounds this past season. More

However, the move has never seemed more possible than it is right now.

Cleveland has a couple of other veterans from last year's team set to be free agents - Jeff Green and Jose Calderon - but neither is considered a "first-pass" guy and should be still on the market after the Cavs have figured out James' plans. If the Lakers can land another star, their chances of signing James are extremely high.

Meanwhile, a source told Yahoo Sports that Leonard actually reached out to James to let him know he wanted to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar.

According to three top ESPN reporters, the front office in Los Angeles hopes to trade for Leonard - who does not wish to return to the San Antonio Spurs - before James has to make his decision on Friday.

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James, 33, would have made $35.6 million in the 2018-19 season had he exercised his option with the Cavs.

The four-time MVP is the headliner of a major free agency class.

The belief is that no meetings are scheduled with any teams at this time, with James' agent Rich Paul preferring to conduct all business over the phone.

James had until Friday at 11:59 p.m. ET to opt out of the final year of his existing deal with the Cavaliers. Whether is be Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Houston or anywhere else he desires to be, his ultimate goal will be to hang a banner in the rafters and adding another ring to his finger. Their 16 National Basketball Association titles is second only to the Boston Celtics, and with hall of fame player and former Laker point guard Magic Johnson in charge, the Lakers are as enticing as ever to free agents.

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James this week posted videos to social media of his vacation in Anguilla. Both Vardon and ESPN's Zach Lowe disputed that report.

Much like the Lakers, the Sixers lack postseason experience and James would be surrounded by players who have barely tasted the postseason.

Only about four hours until James can be free to make a decision.

By declining his option, James positioned himself to be able to choose where he'll play next, and Cleveland remains a strong possibility, even though he declined his option for next season. He averaged 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists during the regular season.

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