The rich could get a heck of a lot richer.
According to a report from ESPN, Cleveland Cavalier superstar LeBron James would entertain a free agent meeting with the Golden State Warriors should the Warriors create a max salary slot this offseason.
James, who respects the Warrriors’ winning culture, would listen if the team explored ways to clear the necessary cap space to sign him.
James is expected to decline his $35.6 million player option with the Cavs and become an unrestricted free agent.
One possible scenario is a sign-and-trade which could be the most realistic way that the Warriors could acquire James. In that scenario, the Warriors could send Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson to Cleveland in return for James, according to ESPN’s Kevin Pelton.
In order for that to work, Golden State wold need Kevin Durant to decline his player option and take less than his current $25M annual salary.