With Cleveland's lack of cap space, and LeBron's rocky relationship with Dan Gilbert, the Los Angeles Lakers seem to be the best fit in a free agency where no team seems to be the "perfect fit" for LeBron's now or longer term to win championships.
Meanwhile, in the world of verified information, Vardon has reported that James will not exercise his $35.6 million option on his contract for 2018-19 and will become an unrestricted free agent on Sunday.
A league source familiar with the Cavs' thinking told ESPN that the franchise has found it hard to plan for its full team around James with the way he has approached his free agency, which could prompt hesitancy by free agents or trade partners to complete deals with Cleveland in the interim. The Cavaliers could go over the salary cap to re-sign James because they own his "Bird rights", named for Celtics legend Larry Bird, but any other team he signs with would have to create enough space to sign him under the cap.
The Houston Rockets are the third favorites in the West behind Golden State and Los Angeles. James, who is from Akron, Ohio, can get the most lucrative package by staying in Cleveland: a five-year, $209 million contract.
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The four-time MVP is the headliner of a major free agency class.
It is also not yet known whether James will meet with the Cavaliers later down the line.
LeBron James spent the last four years in Cleveland, but his days as a Cavalier could be numbered. Whether is be Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Houston or anywhere else he desires to be, his ultimate goal will be to hang a banner in the rafters and adding another ring to his finger.
But the Spurs are reportedly willing to play hardball over allowing Leonard, who has a year remaining on his current deal, to be traded, demanding an eye-watering package of assets in return for his services.
He played all 82 regular-season games for the first time, averaging 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and a career-high 9.1 assists per game.