ESPN reported the Lakers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Atlanta Hawks are making plans to take a shot at bringing in one or both marquee free agents.
James could be back in Miami, and the Heat remain ahead of the rest of the crowded pack to re-sign him. If James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh opt out as expected and Udonis Haslem declines a one-year option, Miami would free up more than $50 million. Only backup point guard Norris Cole would be under contract.
The Lakers are trying to clear about $33 million, enough to bring in James and Anthony at $16.5 million annually to team them with Kobe Bryant. Many criticized Bryant for not taking less money when he signed a two-year, $48 million contract
I'd love Lebron, but that's not happening. Unfortunately, I do think there's a good chance that the lakers land Carmelo. He and Kobe are pretty tight, and with Kobe retiring in a year (?), it'll be Carmelo's team. Bleh!
Cleveland magically recieves 3 first overall draft picks in 4 years. Lebron opts out. Hello media frenzy again. The only thing Lebron loves more than himself is a good story....about himself. Prepare for all of the Cleveland Cavs flirting.