Following a massive roster makeover, a new report suggest LeBron James might be staying with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
A league executive told Sean Deveney of Sporting News:
“I would have said it was a 50-50 proposition that he would go back to Cleveland this summer before all of this, even a week ago,” one league executive told Sporting News. “I think this moves it more in the Cavs’ favor. They’re younger and deeper. If the lifestyle is all the same to him, and I don’t know that it is, I’d think he would stay in Cleveland.
“I would put it from 50-50 a week ago to now, something like 75-25 that he stays. Even if they don’t win this year, they’ve given themselves room to grow.”
It is worth noting that “league executive” isn’t inherently someone with firsthand knowledge of the situation. It could merely be any person in an executive role within the NBA confines. Basically, it is someone who has an opinion, but might be slightly more qualified to have it.
The Cavaliers traded Dwyane Wade to the Miami Heat. The franchise also sent Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Larry Nance and Jordan Clarkson. Not to mention the Cavs also snagged George Hill and Rodney Hood at the trade deadline.