ESPN’s Doris Burke says LeBron wants to play off the ball more

Hope Soto
June 22, 2018

Cleveland, owner of the No. 8 pick in the draft, will make the selection without knowing James' intention for next season, multiple sources told ESPN. 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.

While it doesn't look like a ton of big names will be moved, there's potential for a few teams to be busy on the trade market if the prospects they covet are available at the right price. While his family will be a major factor for what he does on a personal level, James wants his primary motivating factor on a professional level to be the pursuit of more rings. While consistently averaging a double-double, making All-Star appearances, and being able to knock down open threes all while continuing to produce on both ends of the floor even though the power forward has been counted on to guard the opposing center at times, Love hasn't let any of that affect him.

And while there are numerous unknowns, there is one indisputable fact: the Cavs must upgrade their roster to have any chance of keeping James and continuing a relationship that was resurrected in 2014. However, according to my sources, LeBron has his choices down to strictly two teams: the Los Angelas Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Love told WKYC TV in Cleveland last week that he would love to play the rest of his career alongside James.

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I was talking with my Dad when we mentioned the possibility of how Golden State can get better this off season. Will LeBron James remain with the Cavs? Then again, ahead of Thursday night's draft, it is #SmokeScreenSZN.

Cleveland can outbid any other suitor by offering him a five-year, max contract worth approximately $205 million. I knew that question would come, but I like to be here.

In a way, the Cavs have already made this decision for themselves. It will likely be a long process with a lot of rumors and storylines, and one that will be very irritating to Cavs fans.

"At some point as you keep adding older guys, you've got to get younger whether you have LeBron James or not".

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