As has been expected to happen since before this season ever started — long before he led the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA title — LeBron James has opted out of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron’s agent told Chris Broussard at ESPN. Finals MVP LeBron James will not exercise his player option with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2016-17 season, according to his agent, Rich Paul….
On paper, Jodie Meeks should have been a good fit in Detroit — Stan Van Gundy wanted shooting, and Meeks brings that skill to the table (he’s a career 37.3 percent from three). However, Meeks missed most of the season with a fractured foot. After two disappointing seasons in Detroit, Meeks is on the move, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports. The Detroit Pistons are nearing a deal to send guard Jodie Meeks to the Orlando Magic, league sources told The Vertical. The Pistons are receiving a 2019 future second-round pick, sources said. The Magic have room to acquire Meeks because they are $7.3 million below that cap. This deal makes sense for the Magic because they are thin at