What LeBron James declining option means for Sixers free agency hopes

LeBron James right might be hoping to have Kawhi Leonard on his side this season

LeBron James right might be hoping to have Kawhi Leonard on his side this season

Philadelphia can't simply add James right away like the Lakers, but it wouldn't take a whole lot of maneuvering to easily offer him a max contract. The Sixers would have to clear about $8 million in cap space to have room for James, and would need to make at least one trade to do it. He's rumored to be interested in playing with the Lakers because he already owns a home in L.A., where his son is reportedly enrolled in school.

He's expected to make a decision before the Fourth of July holiday, ESPN reporter Brian Windhorst said in a recent podcast interview. But before you start going insane and reconstructing each team's roster in the hopes of adding James, let's just examine the realistic options.

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According to multiple reports, LeBron James told the Cleveland Cavaliers today he will not exercise his $35.4 million option for the 2018-19 season. That is. not exactly how you'd describe Simmons and Embiid, not to mention Markelle Fultz. If you love sports, know digital sales, and can throw your weight behind an aggressive commission based opportunity than we would love to talk to you. But the way I look at it, I should be perceived as the best in the world.

LA Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer discusses the recent protests enveloping the National Football League, but said that the NBA rules are clear: Players must stand during the anthem, and if they don't, there could be consequences. Basically, James is now likely to only sign with a team that has ample cap space. Here's what James's decision means moving forward. But his fit with Simmons, whose lack of a jump shot makes it very hard for him to play off the ball, would be an awkward one, and it's unclear if James would want to go to a team with such a young supporting cast at this advanced stage of his career.

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Still, the two are not guaranteed the same path this offseason, as Kawhi would have to get traded if he wants to team up with LeBron outside of San Antonio.

In 2010, James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat, announcing his decision on an ESPN special that irked many.

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At Monday's NBA Awards, he came second in the MVP voting behind Houston's James Harden.

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