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    Re: Lebron James to opt out of contract

    I have trouble complaining that a pro athlete could be a mercenary. It's kind of part of the deal.

    It'll all come down to winning and #s, so LeBron's legacy will be that he did that. Maybe he'll be a guy with 3-4 teams, maybe not. Nothing really wrong with it.


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    Re: Lebron James to opt out of contract

    The guy is going to end up (barring injury) playing 15+ years in the NBA, 3 teams doesn't seem like it would qualify as "mercenary".



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    Re: Lebron James to opt out of contract

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanj6502 View Post
    So if they gutted the team, dumping everything for non-guaranteed contracts/future picks. Whatever it takes. Including trading DeAndre Jordan, Jamal Crawford, Jared Dudley and Matt Barnes and players opting out. Leaves them with:
    Chris Paul - $20,068,563
    Blake Griffin - $17,674,613
    J.J. Redick - $6,792,500
    TOTAL - 44,535,676

    The result of all of that is $14,098,300 in usable cap space. That is what they can use to sign LeBron.

    If they wanted to keep Griffin, Paul and Jordan (get rid of Redick), they have less than $10mil in cap space to sign LeBron.
    Chris Paul does not appear to be worth $20M at this point. He might have to be traded to get point forward Carmelo or point forward LeBron.


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    Re: Lebron James to opt out of contract

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Chris Paul does not appear to be worth $20M at this point. He might have to be traded to get point forward Carmelo or point forward LeBron.
    Paul and James are best friends. Paul is god father to James son, he is not going to LA if they trade paul



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    Re: Lebron James to opt out of contract

    Quote Originally Posted by erikbj View Post
    Paul and James are best friends. Paul is god father to James son, he is not going to LA if they trade paul
    He will need to do a DWade thing then with a money extension.


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    Re: Lebron James to opt out of contract

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    I'm just not seeing Lebron going anywhere in the West, knowing that he'd have to get through OKC, the Spurs or the Clips just to get to the Finals. I think he'll stay with Miami, but I'm not ruling out Cleveland. These are really the only two locations that make sense if he's concerned about his legacy. By bailing on Miami and going to a third team he becomes a mercenary. He can either go back home to Cleveland or he can stay in Miami and let Riley retool the roster around him. But if I was Lebron, I would make it clear to Pat Riley and Mickey Arison that there would be no more cutting key players to avoid the luxury tax like they did with Mike Miller.
    It's either Chicago or Miami. James is all about winning more titles at this point in his career and Cleveland is a LONG way away from that with a history of front office failures and bad decisions that should convince James that they aren't capable of putting together the type of team needed to win it all. James on Chicago next year wins the NBA title, especially with McDermott added to the team now. Miami is going to have to work some magic with Wade and Bosh's contracts and some additional signings to have a better pitch than what Chicago is selling at this point. I'd put Miami as the slight favorite right now because Riley has shown he knows how to do what's needed but Chicago is very much in it. If Bosh and Wade don't play ball with their contracts I could see James bailing for Chicago.



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    Re: Lebron James to opt out of contract

    Dwayne Wade just informed the Heat that he will also be opting out. Udonis as well.

    http://larrybrownsports.com/basketba...ntracts/234061



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    Re: Lebron James to opt out of contract

    Quote Originally Posted by JHUNSY View Post
    Dwayne Wade just informed the Heat that he will also be opting out. Udonis as well.

    http://larrybrownsports.com/basketba...ntracts/234061
    Bosh is as well.

    I wonder how low those guys are willing to go. I personally think it is by far a better idea to let Wade go and go attract another guy for his spot than to bring him back. He looks absolutely washed up.



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    Re: Lebron James to opt out of contract

    Wade has been in Miami since the beginning no way they ditch him. I agree though he is getting old



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    Re: Lebron James to opt out of contract

    Quote Originally Posted by kcclones View Post
    Wade has been in Miami since the beginning no way they ditch him. I agree though he is getting old
    They need to replace him with some youth. LeBron is not as energetic either.


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    Re: Lebron James to opt out of contract

    Yep...Im fully expecting all 3 to resign, as well as Haslem to resign for less, and the Heat to get a good guard, such as Kyle Lowry.



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    Re: Lebron James to opt out of contract

    Welp - the big 3 are back in Miami. Guess its more like the Big 2 and a crippled Wade. I fully expect them to take deals less than 15 mil per year. Then go after Bron or Lowry.



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    Re: Lebron James to opt out of contract

    If I were lebron I would leave Miami


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    Re: Lebron James to opt out of contract

    There is 0% chance Lebron doesn't resign with the Heat. Pat Riley will discuss every transaction the team wants to make with Lebron.



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    Re: Lebron James to opt out of contract

    Quote Originally Posted by cytown View Post
    Welp - the big 3 are back in Miami. Guess its more like the Big 2 and a crippled Wade. I fully expect them to take deals less than 15 mil per year. Then go after Bron or Lowry.
    Big 2? Haha. Its Lebron and the crew. Bosh sucks.



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