It’s deja vu all over again. LeBron James, according to USA TODAY Sports, is “frustrated” and “concerned” about the Cleveland Cavaliers’ offseason, and because he can become a free agent next summer, people are already wondering if he might bolt yet again as he did in 2010. This time, however, he’d leave Cleveland with at least one ring won as a Cavalier, which might cushion the blow if he exits. So where might he go? Let’s totally speculate without knowing what happens this coming season, what franchises might do to make room for James or any cap problems that might arise. These rankings are based on the desirability of the location, basically where I’d think about going if I were in his position,
With the news that quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins failed to work out a long-term contract extension before Monday’s 4 p.m. deadline, most assumed that it would be business as usual in the nation’s capital. Bill Barnwell of ESPN.com even went so far as to compare the situation to the recent trade of Indiana Pacers forward Paul George to the Oklahoma City Thunder — a move done to save face and receive something for the elite player rather than letting him walk after next season. Enter the Buffalo Bills. For this thought exercise, presume the Bills move on from current starter Tyrod Taylor after the 2017 season, freeing up roughly $44 million in cap space after not activating his option, per OverTheCap.com.
Remember when Paul George was going to force the Indiana Pacers to trade him to the Boston Celtics or Los Angeles Lakers? We saw how that worked out. Lately there has been speculation that Carmelo Anthony would be moved from the New York Knicks to the Houston Rockets or the Cleveland Cavaliers. Well, just like how George ended up being shipped to the Oklahoma City Thunder, shocking the NBA world, there appears to be another team hoping to shake up the Anthony trade talks. At Damian Lillard's camp in Portland, he and teammate C.J. McCollum claim that the Trail Blazers might just be alive for Anthony. Or, at least Anthony would be open to it. McCollum said at the camp Wednesday that he and Lillard