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.
Mavericks, Hornets Interested in Cavs’ Kevin Love
Love signed a four-year, $120 million deal with Cleveland last season, adding some financial difficulties to trading him.
However, Love, 30, is drawing interest, as teams covet his scoring and rebounding abilities.
Cavs’ Rodney Hood Does Not Want to Be Gunner
The Cleveland Cavaliers coaching staff has been pushing shooting guard Rodney Hood to be more aggressive, but Hood admits that he simply isn’t meant to be a gunner.
“I’m not a gunner,” Hood said, according to Cleveland.com.
“I think it’s not great for our team for me to be a gunner. We have a lot of guys who can score the ball. I draw attention. So when I draw attention, make the dump-off pass and make the right play, spray out to shooters and some nights we hit shots and it’s great and some nights we don’t hit shots and it’s like, ‘You need to shoot the ball more.’
Hood has put up 13.0 ppg this season for Cleveland and admits he is still finding his place in the offense.
“Just figuring it out,” Hood stated. “Trying to figure out the even balance of being real aggressive and making plays like I’ve been trying to do.”
Cavs’ Tristan Thompson Out 2-4 Weeks
Thompson exited Monday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks during the third quarter after he landed awkwardly on the foot of Bucks’ guard Malcolm Brogdon.
Thompson, 27, is averaging 12 points and 11.6 rebounds per game this season for Cleveland.
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