Broussard: LeBron hasn't made decision yet due to "so many moving parts"

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"George may be third but looms as the likeliest sidekick for James with the fewest issues ... younger (he just turned 28) and healthier than the 33-year-old CP3 ... easy to bring in as a free agent with Kawhi under contract to the arch-rival Spurs".

Until LeBron James makes his free agency decision, the most of the rest of National Basketball Association free agency will be placed on hold as every team with a significant budget waits to see where James ends up and top players, most notably Paul George, also could be part of a package deal with LeBron.

James has until Friday to decide whether to opt in to the final year of his $100m Cavs contract but signs suggest the four-time MVP is edging towards free agency.

While LA doesn't need to sell itself off the court, the Lakers might have an issue selling James on being able to compete for a title without another star or two joining the fold. "And I continue to have really good dialogue with his management team as he goes through that process". Windhorst wondered on "The Lowe Post" podcast if James might end up having to sacrifice some of his desires - team competitiveness or what makes his family happiest.

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The New York Times' Marc Stein had also reported that many people around the league think the Thunder's chances of keeping George are better than expected when they traded for him last June.

"While James hasn't decided yet whether to pick up his player option, sources close to the situation tell ESPN that he has no intention of hearing elaborate pitch meetings from teams", she wrote.

Leonard could still get his move but that would require him staying at the AT&T Center for another year before signing on as a free agent. "He even took his vacation early", said Brian Windhorst.

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