National Basketball Association free agency 2018 tracker: LeBron James, Sixers and more

Jackson A look back — Le Bron and keeping secrets

LeBron will reportedly not be taking any big meetings with teams in free agency.

James already has some shallow roots on the West Coast with two homes in the Los Angeles area and a film production company.

But George has made a decision to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder, raising doubts on whether James could head to the Lakers.

LeBron James will opt out of the final year of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and officially become an unrestricted free agent, according to multiple reports on Friday morning. That's due in part to the simple fact that Paul also has other clients that will be in the free agent market.

Meanwhile, a source told Yahoo Sports that Leonard actually reached out to James to let him know he wanted to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar.

James then carried the Cavs, with their flawed roster after a massive trading deadline turnover, through the Eastern Conference playoffs - they survived two Game 7s and swept the top-seeded Toronto Raptors - to the NBA Finals for a fourth straight meeting with the Golden State Warriors.

While every team dreams of being ruled by King James, only a few have a legitimate chance of signing him.

If James stays and takes the supermax, he'll match Russell Westbrook's deal with the Thunder and have one of the top salaries in the National Basketball Association next season.

The Pelicans, and several other teams, would have needed James to opt in to the final year of his deal to bring him in with a trade.

In 2014, he returned to the Cavaliers after an in-person meeting with team owner Dan Gilbert.

James came back four years ago to a hero's welcome, something that seemed unimaginable when he left in disgrace four years earlier for Miami. James is now eligible to sign a five-year supermax deal with the Cavaliers that would be worth $205 million over five seasons. While there was plenty of talk throughout the season about the prospect of James joining young stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons in Philadelphia, that talk has cooled in recent weeks. "He's still, I think, one of the most unbelievable athletes in basketball today".

George's move has given James more to process, but the chance to restore Los Angeles to prominence may be just what he needs at this point in his career.

Temple averaged a career-high 8.4 points in 65 games (35 starts) last season. He finished second to Houston Rockets guard James Harden in the MVP voting.

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