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Old 06-24-2014, 11:20 AM   #1
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:24 AM   #2
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:30 AM   #3
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It's not surprising to me. I think he wants to stay in Miami, but needs Bosh and Wade to both opt out and take less money so they can add another mid-level player. If Wade opts in, or opts out but wants a max deal Lebron may leave as Wade really holds the cards. Bosh has said he's willing to take less $ to keep everyone together. Wade is the wildcard
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:27 AM   #4
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If I were Lebron James I would want to play for Thibedeau (sp) or Popovich. They are the modern day equivalent to Riley and Jackson in my opinion.
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:30 AM   #5
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Here's what LeBron should do:

Convince Cavs to trade their pick down to Utah, so Utah can get Mormon Parker. They in return get Derrick Favors and 5th pick Julius Randle. Then sign LeBron. Starting lineup would be sick.
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:58 AM   #6
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Here's what LeBron should do:

Convince Cavs to trade their pick down to Utah, so Utah can get Mormon Parker. They in return get Derrick Favors and 5th pick Julius Randle. Then sign LeBron. Starting lineup would be sick.
I ran the numbers, and it works well.

Cavs guaranteed contracts in millions next year:

6.3 Jack
7.5 Kyrie
5.5 Bennett
5.4 Thompson
3.9 Waiters
1.6 Tyler Zeller
1.5 Karasev
= 31.7

Add Lebron ~20 mil
Add Favors ~7 and Randle ~3.5
= additional 30.5-32

Gets it to ~62 million and still under the cap of 66.5. That leaves 4-5 million to fill out the roster, or even more if they wanna dip into the luxury tax like Boston did.

Option on Varajao (9.8), Gee (3.2) and Hopson (2.4). Gee and Hopson aren't needed, but if they could also keep Varajao, they'd have all they would need.

Starters with under the cap roster:
Kyrie
Waiters
Lebron
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Favors

Next five:
Jarrett Jack
Karasev (who?)
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Anthony Bennett (fmr number 1 pick)
Tyler Zeller

That lineup could make a run. It would be very sick with Varejao in the starting 5, and Ray Allen on a minimum contract.
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If I were Lebron James I would want to play for Thibedeau (sp) or Popovich. They are the modern day equivalent to Riley and Jackson in my opinion.
As a life long Spurs fan I say, Hell NO we don't want Lebron.
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As a life long Spurs fan I say, Hell NO we don't want Lebron.
You can say that, but if Popovich could get him he would say absolutely. Popovich's coaching with Lebron's natural talent, that would be insane.
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You can say that, but if Popovich could get him he would say absolutely. Popovich's coaching with Lebron's natural talent, that would be insane.
Pop would never go after him. Lebron does not fit.
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Are you kidding? Lebron is an elite defender and passer. He would fit in perfectly with the spurs.

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Wade has already restructured his deal I think. He took less money but for two extra years.
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No, that was talked about as an option but Wade still has to decide to opt in or opt out.

If he's opts in for his final 2 years on that deal with over $20 mil each year that's horrible for the Heat. Restricts their ability to add a good player. And it pays Wade who is nothing but a role player now close to max $. LeBron could leave then
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No, that was talked about as an option but Wade still has to decide to opt in or opt out.

If he's opts in for his final 2 years on that deal with over $20 mil each year that's horrible for the Heat. Restricts their ability to add a good player. And it pays Wade who is nothing but a role player now close to max $. LeBron could leave then
I heard it on a top of the hour update I thought it was a done deal. Thanks for the heads up.
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I heard it on a top of the hour update I thought it was a done deal. Thanks for the heads up.
You're welcome. I think Wade and Bosh both have to make their decisions within a week.

The best thing for the Heat is if Bosh and Wade both opt out along with James. Reports are that Bosh will opt out and take less $ to stay in Miami.

Wade really holds the cards here though because he has a difficult decision to make. Opt in and get the large amount he is owed and risk losing Lebron and any chance to get back to the Finals. If he opts out he knows he will never get close to a max deal ever again because he is just a role player now. Broussard reported that on the open market Wade could only get like 3 years 30 million.
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Bring him to Charlotte to be a Hornet!
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Would not fit, his ego is bigger than the city!
Yeah that big ego that could have stayed in small market Cleveland and been larger than life but instead shared the spot light with Wade and Bosh in Miami to win titles? I can promise you that the owner of the Hornets has no problem with egos and wants to win badly, he has a little clout in the basketball industry as well!
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Yeah that big ego that could have stayed in small market Cleveland and been larger than life but instead shared the spot light with Wade and Bosh in Miami to win titles? I can promise you that the owner of the Hornets has no problem with egos and wants to win badly, he has a little clout in the basketball industry as well!
I'm well aware that Charlotte is just as easy to market (or market out of) as Miami and even Cleveland ;)
While MJ would take "The King" in a minute (I don't recall disputing that), "The King" will not make The Queen City his "home".
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