The 4 teams Lebron James could move to in the Summer
He’s Arguably the best Basketball player ever. Has dominated the Sport in recent years in pretty much the same manner Micheal Jordan did. Lebron has done it all. He has won Championships with Big teams and just recently he fulfiilled his dream by leading his Hometown team Cleveland to the NBA championship literally carrying the team on his huge Shoulders.
But he’s getting a bit old now and its safe to say LeBron James will again play the NBA’s version of “The Bachelor” this off-season.
The 33-year-old is considering what might very well be his final stop in what has already been an illustrious career. According to a report, the King has already whittled down the list of teams he will consider this offseason if he does indeed choose to become an unrestricted free agent
There have been whispers, mostly on social media, about whether LeBron James would consider the Spurs because of the mutual respect between James and Popovich, now the coach of the U.S. men’s national basketball team. But I’ve consistently heard from multiple league sources that LeBron currently has only four teams on his list: the Cavaliers, Lakers, Rockets, and 76ers.
While the Spurs, and even the Golden state warriors were mentioned in NBA gossip over the past few weeks, the above four teams represent the franchises most likely to win James’s consideration—at least that was the presumption at the time.
With this report, we have what looks to be the final four in the King James sweepstakes, and the list makes perfect sense.
Just a day after the Cavaliers consummated trades that completely overhauled its roster,
Despite revamping the lineup, the Cavaliers came in second in the following odds list:
What team will LeBron James play for Game 1 of the 2018-2019 Season
Houston Rockets: 5/2
Cleveland Cavaliers: 11/4
Los Angeles Lakers: 5/1
Golden State Warriors: 6/1
Detroit Pistons: 10/1
Philadelphia 76ers: 10/1
Minnesota Timberwolves: 12/1
San Antonio Spurs: 14/1
Let’s take a closer look at the presumptive final four from, what I believe, are the least to most likely destinations.
The Sixers are farther along in its famed process, going 35-28 on the season and sitting at sixth in the east.
It’s core of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Dario Saric make them an Eastern Conference powerhouse for the foreseeable future. And just imagine if Markelle Fultz ever recalls how to shoot a basketball.
The Sixers are a nice option that would certainly sit comfortably in the upper echelons of the conference with the addition of James. They would not just contend but do so with the kind of youthful legs that would allow James to age gracefully into the twilight of his career.
Lebron James in action
Los Angeles Lakers:
The Lakers are also creating a powerful youth movement amid the powerhouses out west. Lonzo Ball is nowhere near the bust some thought he might be. He returned from injury to show off his renewed confidence on offense, shooting .500 from three over the past five games.
Brandon Ingram is the real deal, Kyle Kuzma has been a revelation and Julius Randle could be a walking double-double machine if the team retains his services.
Now whether the team can woo or even afford another top-tier free agent to come along with James is a tenuous subject.
Since February 9, the Cavs have gone 7-4. The team is most certainly younger and faster than it was prior to its trade extravaganza.
After nearly a month, the Cavs aren’t exactly the untouchable dynamo the front office was hoping would tear through the rest of the season.
It will take more time for this team to gel. More importantly, this roster is going to have to work to match wits with the likes of the NBA elite. And it’s that Western Conference grass that might seem greener to James in the end.
The Rockets should probably run through tentative plans for a parade at the end of playoffs.
And if James is looking for a group to shoulder the load of a season, the triumvirate of James Harden, Chris Paul and Clint Capela are 34- 1 playing together
More importantly, after his own Decision and seeing Kevin Durant move to the Bay Area, James understands that vitriol subsides and the brand continues to shine no matter where he plays.
If he stays successful and wins titles, the rest just washes away. That makes a move to the Rockets, creating something truly remarkable, all the more tantalizing.