One East Playoff Team is Looking At Landing LeBron James in Free Agency

One of many largest storylines from the Los Angeles Lakers offseason is what famous person LeBron James will do together with his participant possibility. He’s eligible to choose out of the ultimate yr of his cope with Los Angeles to grow to be a free agent.

Many consider that he’ll in the end accomplish that however will return to the Lakers on a brand new contract. James probably solely has a couple of seasons left to go earlier than he in the end retires and Los Angeles would love nothing greater than to have him retire within the purple and gold.

Nonetheless, each time somebody turns into a free agent, different groups could make issues fascinating. According to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia 76ers want to probably steal James away from the Lakers.

“The Sixers do have their eyes on different lucrative-salary influence gamers simply in case they don’t get George. That’s why additionally they are taking a look at potential free brokers just like the Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James and New York Knicks ahead OG Anunoby. If not in free company, the Sixers consider they’ll use their draft belongings and accessible cap area to accumulate a difference-maker by way of a commerce. That has led to Miami Warmth ahead Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine, and New Orleans Pelicans ahead Brandon Ingram being amongst commerce pursuits.”

Whereas most do not consider that James will go away the Lakers, he did have a slight curiosity within the 76ers earlier than signing with Los Angeles in 2018. Philadelphia would give James a giant three to work with, alongside Tyrese Maxey and Joel Embiid.

He would additionally get an opportunity to play within the Jap Convention as soon as once more, which is mostly seen as a a lot weaker convention in comparison with the West. Philadelphia might supply James an actual likelihood to compete for a title in his ultimate years so the risk is there. If the Lakers do not show to him that they’re severe about profitable, he might simply merely stroll away this offseason.

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