Every team with cap room will be trying to steal LeBron James away from Miami this summer. Some teams without any money to spend will no doubt try to get creative and do the same. The Clippers may be at the top of that list—they’ll need to sign-and-trade for the League’s top player to land him.
Yes, the Clippers are discussing a run at LeBron. No, they would not trade Blake Griffin. Doc has assured him many times he’s “untouchable”
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 24, 2014
Meanwhile, LeBron is reportedly ‘intrigued’ by the idea, according to Yahoo Sports:
The most intriguing move on the mind of James and his camp, sources told Yahoo Sports, would be a sign-and-trade scenario with the Los Angeles Clippers in which James could play with close friend Chris Paul and under president-coach Doc Rivers. Nevertheless, Miami has remained the primary consideration for James, sources said. He wants to see Riley’s plans for improving the roster.
As for sign-and-trade scenarios, in which Riley would have to assist James in getting his maximum financial payout with a new team, the organization has been privately adamant that they’d never do it, league sources said. If James wanted to force his way to the Clippers, he’d have to create the fear within Miami that it could lose him for nothing to a team with the salary cap space to sign him.