According to a report from ESPN, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is open to meeting with the Golden State Warriors during his free agency.
Deep breaths, everyone. A lot of things need to happen before this meeting takes place. Also of note, it would only be a meeting.
Anyway, according to ESPN, if the Warriors can create a max salary slot this offseason, King James would meet with the franchise. For that to happen, Kevin Durant will need to take less money and some players would need to be moved around.
Again, harshly worth noting, this isn’t about LeBron James joining the Warriors. It is about the idea of him accepting a meeting with the front office. If we’re being cynical about this, which we should, it makes all the sense in the world for James to meet with as many NBA franchises as possible during his free agency.
The report suggests a sign-and-trade, likely involving Klay Thompson, would also need to be done to make this theoretical deal work.
To summarize: Durant needs to take less, the Warriors would need to be willing to trade Thompson and probably Andre Iguodala, to just maybe land a meeting with James.
Oh, and it would all be totally worth it.