LeBron in good dialogue with Cavaliers

LeBron in good dialogue with Cavaliers

LeBron in good dialogue with Cavaliers

The three-time champion must notify the team by June 29 on whether he intends to opt out of his $35.6 million contract for next season - a move he is expected to make.

The Cavs, too, have been secretive while general manager Koby Altman prepares for his first draft by consulting with his staff on what to do with the No. 8 overall pick, the one they received last summer in the seismic trade that sent All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics. "LeBron has more than earned the right to approach his contracts the way he does".

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers tries to drive around Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on February 3, 2018 in Cleveland.

Cleveland entered the draft in the dark on James' plans.

The Cavs evidently felt the loss of Kyrie Irving last August and their point guard play was inconsistent all season long. But that's just what I've had to do. "And I think ballhandling-wise he can take the load off LeBron a little bit, and again, aside from the basketball IQ, which I think he's very good in pick-and-roll, but I think that just having another play creator is a big deal for our team". In 33 games with Alabama, the former USA Under-17 MVP posted averages of 19.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.6 assists on 50% shooting and 34% from the beyond the arc.

There have been many groups and circles that have very "different" views on how we should use the 8 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

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"Coming in, I'm going to set goals for myself and then as well there's going to be team goals set, but I feel like I'm not going to have to live up to anybody's shoes", said Sexton, the Cavs' 2018 first round pick, during his introductory news conference Friday at team headquarters in Independence.

James has constantly praised the Oklahoma Sooners standout Trae Young throughout the course of the year.

"I still want to be in championship mode", he said. He attended Game 4, and as he witnessed James, Kevin Durant and others competing at the highest level the game offers, Sexton could imagine one day being part of the action. After his Lakers workout, the team signified it had no interest in drafting LiAngelo or signing the 19-year-old to play for their G League team, the South Bay Lakers, according to a report from USA Today Sports.

Sexton would take some ball-handling pressure off of LeBron, and he'd provide some energy at the point guard position - something the team sorely needs. ESPN draft analyst Mike Schmitz spoke to Cleveland.com about the Cavs outlook heading into the draft.

"When you have LeBron, you don't have time for the draft".

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