James opts out, to enter free agency

James opts out, to enter free agency

James opts out, to enter free agency

LeBron James has decided not to pick up his $35.6 million option for next season with the Cleveland Cavaliers and will become an unrestricted free agent, according to multiple reports, including Bleacher Report's Howard Beck.

The Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets are also believed to covet the four-time league MVP, who just played in his eighth straight Finals.

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers embrace during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on December 14, 2017 in Cleveland.

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According to ESPN, the 27-year-old is said to favour a move to Los Angeles, with the Lakers his preferred destination over the Clippers.

James, 3-6 in the finals, left Cleveland in 2010 for the Miami Heat, where he won two titles and twice lost in the finals before returning to the Cavs in 2014 with a vow to make them champions. The Cavs' $3.4 million qualifying offer to make Rodney Hood a restricted free agent, as first reported by Cleveland.com, would bring the total to 11 players. The team last made the playoffs in 2013, and they haven't won a postseason game in six years. The Rockets will look to resign key players on their own roster, including Chris Paul, Clint Capela, Trevor Ariza, Gerald Green and Luc Mbah a Moute. He could opt out and re-sign with Cleveland, although the strong current from national media is James appears ready to move again.

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That doesn't mean the rumor mill has stopped churning, with much of the focus on how he might land with the Lakers.

The Sixers can cross one free agent off their wish list.

The option was part of a two-year, $21 million deal signed last July. They have the cap space to add other big free agents and the King has two homes in LA.

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Green averaged 10.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game for the Cavs this year in 78 appearances, including 13 starts. They'll get it with LeBron and his potential arrival would make them relevant for the first time in nearly seven seasons.

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