LeBron James may not be a Cleveland Cavalier after 2017-2018 season – isportsweb.com (blog)
LeBron James is frustrated with the way the Cleveland Cavaliers offseason is going according to a USA Today report. It’s not hard to see why. In this offseason, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert has fired David Griffin, who was the general manager.
The Cavs have also not been very aggressive during free agency. On the flip side, the Golden State Warriors have been very aggressive in getting Nick Young from the Los Angeles Lakers and drafting Jordan Bell out of Oregon.
Griffin was one of James’ favorite people in the Cavs front office. James doesn’t seem to like Gilbert at all. When James talks about Gilbert, he refers to him as “that guy”. The firing of Griffin could be the final straw in James’ tenure in Cleveland.
This is also the first offseason that James is not actively recruiting players in the offseason. It may be a signal of his departure from Cleveland. It’s not only James but even point guard Kyrie Irving who was said he would ask for a trade if James were to leave.
So where could James go after next season? The Lakers have been a part of the conversation and it is a feasible destination due to the young core that Los Angeles has. Also, James could help rising player Lonzo Ball.
Another destination that could happen is that he could go play with Chris Paul and James Harden with the Houston Rockets. With the way that the Cavs have handled their offseason, it may not be the best situation for James to win championships.
Winning championships is what the NBA is all about. The fiasco in Cleveland doesn’t help if the Cavs want to try and convince James to stay. Where will James go after next season? We’ll just have to wait and see.
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