The most feasible path for James to go to Houston was by picking up his action and demanding a trade to the Rockets. Two people familiar with the decision say James has told the Cavaliers he is declining his $35.6 million contract option for next season and is a free agent. Even that was a remote possibility. Cleveland can offer James a five-year contract worth $205 million, while other teams can only offer a four-year deal worth about $152 million.
80 percent of National Basketball Association teams are expected to be over the cap next season with the Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, Lakers and Cavaliers the primary frontrunners to sign the three-time National Basketball Association champion.
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James' decision to decline his option still lets fans in Cleveland, Los Angeles and Philadelphia dream. Even for a cap wizard like Daryl Morey, unrestricted free agency makes signing James almost impossible. Then again, he could always stay in Cleveland. According to multiple reports, LeBron will become an unrestricted free agent.
The Lakers, however, are able to sign James with cap space. The draw of home can't be discounted, as messy as the roster situation is for the Cavs and as damaging as it could be for him to continue to get curb stomped in the Finals by Golden State every year. You remember, the report that had James texting the Warriors' Kevin Durant suggesting they play together on the Lakers?
"My presence can make a difference in Miami, but I think it can mean more where I'm from".
The Los Angeles Rams have made a decision to chime in on all the noise via social media on Friday afternoon by voicing that the franchise has been ready for the four-time NBA MVP to make the jump to Los Angeles this summer. Between a potential Paul George signing or Kawhi Leonard trade, the Lakers could quickly pile up stars in sunny California. "I didn't realize that four years ago". No team can offer James as much money or as many years as the Cavs.