Report: LeBron James to take 'wait-and-see approach' in free agency

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James will take a "wait-and-see approach" in free agency this summer, reports Chris Haynes of the
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James will take a “wait-and-see approach” in free agency this summer, reports Chris Haynes of the

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.

Meanwhile, forward Kevin Love, center Tristan Thompson and guards J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Matthew Dellavedova could become free agents in July.

Haynes reported earlier this week that James will not recruit Love back to Cleveland. Multiple teams are reportedly said to be interested in signing Love, who reportedly opted out of his contract.


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.

James signed a two-year, $42 million contract with the Cavaliers last summer after previous stints with the Miami Heat and Cleveland.

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.

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