James is expected to decline his player option for next season and is expected to be the “last domino to fall” for Cleveland, according to Haynes. He is also expected to resign with the Cavaliers.
The contract situations of Love, Thompson, Smith, Shumpert and to a certain degree Brendan Haywood are expected to be resolved before the Cleveland Cavaliers re-sign the world's most dominant player.
James will take a wait-and-see approach while the Cavaliers tend to their housekeeping matters, league sources told Northeast Ohio Media Group.
This season James led the Cavaliers to 53 wins in the regular season before the team reached the Finals, where it fell to the Golden State Warriors.