Rival GM: LeBron James would 'let the roster come together' for Lakers

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James's decision, which came two days before the start of free agency, signals he is likely to play for one of three teams next season: Cleveland, where he can still re-sign, the Los Angeles Lakers or the Philadelphia 76ers. Many options for him are complicated, however, and it seems as if there's no ideal fit for him.

For the third time in four years since returning to Cleveland, LeBron James is a free agent.

Don't worry, Cleveland Cavaliers fans: TUMS cares about your well-being.

As of now, the Lakers, Cavaliers and Sixers possess the most realistic shot at luring LeBron.

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James owns a home and film production company in Los Angeles, where the Lakers are hoping to sign top free agents and possibly swing a trade deal with San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard.

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. There are exceptions allowing teams to spend even if they are over the cap, or above the luxury tax line, but those are not big enough to afford a top-level player.

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The Lakers could take a conservative approach by signing James, and retaining Julius Randle, who is a restricted free agent.

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Vardon, however, reported that James' mind would not be made up by Leonard landing or not landing with the Lakers.

"I have no idea at this point", James said after the NBA Finals when asked if he's played his last game for the Cavaliers after getting swept by the Golden Warriors.

Clearly, Cleveland did a horrendous job at building the necessary weapons around their beloved superstar to give them a better chance of winning the championship, and as a result, James appears to be exploring his best options. ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported this week that James would not be seeking elaborate pitch meetings during the free-agency process. Keep in mind, the Lakers will also be able to add some veterans willing to sign for the minimum if James end up in Los Angeles. The decision makes Young an unrestricted free agent. He averaged 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists during the regular season.

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