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NBA Executives Expect Sixers To Pursue LeBron James In Free Agency

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The Philadelphia 76ers are expected to chase Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James in free agency in 2018.

Executives around the NBA believe that the Sixers, led by president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo, will be serious players for James’ services, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today.

Per Zillgitt’s report, James and ySixers star Ben Simmons share an agent in Rich Paul of Klutch Sports and James has spoken highly of Sixers head coach Brett Brown.

James would likely find the Sixers core players such as Joel Embiid, Markelle Fultz and Robert Covington appealing and the Sixers as an attractive destination.

Charlotte Hornets

Hornets Sign Jalen McDaniels

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Jalen McDaniels

The Charlotte Hornets have signed second-round draft pick Jalen McDaniels to a contract, according to an official team press release.

The McDaniel signings comes off the heels of the team releasing Thomas Welsh, which created the necessary roster spot of the addition of McDaniels.

McDaniels averaged 15.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists last season for San Diego State.

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Charlotte Hornets

Hornets Release Thomas Welsh

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Thomas Welsh

The Charlotte Hornets have released veteran big man Thomas Welsh, according to the Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell.

Welsh spent his rookie season on a two-way contract with the Denver Nuggets, but was waived in July.

The Hornets picked him up shortly thereafter, but he now becomes an unrestricted free agent if he successfully clears waivers.

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Eastern Conference

Pacers Sign Walt Lemon Jr.

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Walt Lemon Jr.

The Indiana Pacers have signed Walt Lemon Jr. to their 20-man roster, according to a team press release.

Lemon, 27, appeared in five games with the New Orleans Pelicans last season and six games with the Chicago Bulls as well, but has spent the majority of his career in the G League.

It will be interesting to see how the Pacers utilize Lemon moving forward.

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