Report: LeBron James ‘Would Listen’ to Warriors in Free Agency

by February 01, 2018
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LeBron James and the Golden State Warriors reportedly could hold a free agency meeting this summer.

James would reportedly be all ears to the Dubs’ pitch.

The defending NBA champs can create a max salary slot during the offseason if James declines his $35.6 million player option.

Per ESPN:

There is no indication that Golden State is evaluating such options to acquire the Cleveland Cavaliers star at this time.

This offseason, James is expected to decline his $35.6 million player option and become an unrestricted free agent for the third time in his career, although re-signing with Cleveland is not out of the question.

Golden State could package Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala in a sign-and-trade for James.

To make a sign-and-trade possible, Golden State also would need Kevin Durant to decline his player option and take even less than his current annual salary of $25 million, in addition to moving Shaun Livingston’s salary to a team with cap space. Golden State probably would have to fill out its bench with players making the league minimum