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LeBron Has No Timetable on New Deal with Cavs

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A little more than a month after LeBron James lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to their 1st NBA title and his 3rd, he’s still a free agent. While he’s said that he would be resigning with Cleveland, he has given no timetable on when he will negotiate a new contract.

For the last 2 season’s, we’ve seen LeBron sign 1 year deals in order to maximize the money he can make.

With the salary cap continuing to rise, I dont expect James to do any different. League rules would allow LeBron to sign a 1 year deal which would net him $27.5 million next season.

If he decides to sign a long-term deal, he could make $30+ million a season and become the leagues highest paid player next season according to ESPN. Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are already locked in long-term deals, so Cavs fans probably want the same with LeBron. While he’s 31 years old, he’s shown no signs of slowing down.

During regular season play, LeBron averaged about 25 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists while shooting 52% from the floor. In the playoffs, he upped his play to about 26.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 7.5 assists while shooting 52.5%.

He showed once again that he’s the leagues best player. With players that have never been all-stars getting huge deals, I can’t blame James for wanting to be paid like a king.