Cavs GM optimistic after talks with Team LeBron

Shaquille O’Neal played for multiple different teams in the last years of his NBA career

Shaquille O’Neal played for multiple different teams in the last years of his NBA career

"We continue to have good dialogue with his management team", Altman said, per ESPN's Dave McMenamin.

"I think externally things that may happen are more likely to keep LeBron there than anything the Cavs can do".

LeBron James has nearly a week to inform the Cleveland Cavaliers whether he intends to pick up the option on his contract for next season or opt out and become a free agent on July 1.

Before the NBA Draft tonight Colin Cowherd shares some advice for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are desperate to hold onto their franchises greatest player.

However, Sexton's jump shot is a question mark and it seems like a tough fit for a non-shooting point guard to play along LeBron James.

The Cavs believe Sexton - and perhaps a few more tweaks to their roster - will help convince James there is no reason for him to leave home for the second time in his career. "I just don't know if anybody wants to go there with him". He played such a specific role with Kentucky, and I think with Kevin, people are seeing an 18-year-old, 6-foot-9 kid who has length and can score in a variety of ways.

If James doesn't stay in Cleveland, there's a strong chance he'll look to join the Los Angeles Lakers, who have salary-cap room to sign two maximum contract players.

The Cavs may have always targeted Alabama point guard Collin Sexton, but as it turns out, he is one of the college players that LeBron James and his camp reportedly "like".

Trump in Fargo dubs Heidi Heitkamp a ‘liberal Democrat,’ urges her defeat
Heidi Heitkamp is one of the most vulnerable incumbents in this year's midterms. Heitkamp was squarely in the president's sights throughout Wednesday's rally.

Sexton is a dynamic guard who averaged 19.3 points per game in college and has a bright future in the National Basketball Association.

"I do [think he is a starter]", Altman said.

Berger also noted that Cleveland's only real hope of retaining LeBron centers around the team potentially landing Walker in a trade.

"We're incredibly excited about Collin Sexton and the attitude, work ethic, his competitive fire, he's a scorer, but I just love his competitiveness that he's going to bring to this franchise and the energy that he's going to bring to this building", Altman said.

In theory, with the possibility of a rebuild looming, the Cavs should not trade the 8 pick in this year's draft. With the 24th pick of the 2014 draft, they took Napier.

Since then, the Cavs have been more concerned about winning with James than developing a younger team. Almost two weeks before James announced that he would take his talents to South Beach during "The Decision" in 2010, Smith reported that he would team up with Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade on the Miami Heat.

Mar 15, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Oklahoma Sooners guard Trae Young (11) drives against Rhode Island Rams guard Fatts Russell (2) during the first half in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at PPG Paints Arena.

Recommended News

  • Sanchez hopes Lukaku wins World Cup Golden Boot

    Sanchez hopes Lukaku wins World Cup Golden Boot

    But I think we have some top players and some players who are on their way to being top players. For us, we're not focusing on the next games. "After every session we just practise".
    Thousands of tourists stranded as Bali volcano eruption closes airport

    Thousands of tourists stranded as Bali volcano eruption closes airport

    Twelve Jetstar flights, including routes between Denpasar and Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide and Cairns, were cancelled. Earlier, authorities were forced to cancel 115 worldwide flights and 203 domestic ones, affecting almost 27,000 travelers.
    Los Angeles Lakers under pressure to pull off Kawhi Leonard trade

    Los Angeles Lakers under pressure to pull off Kawhi Leonard trade

    This would accomplish two things - first, it could give Cousins an incentive to work harder than ever and be on his best behavior. Leonard, who can become an unrestricted free agent next summer, missed all but nine games last season due to a quad injury.
  • White House decides against outright limits on Chinese investment

    White House decides against outright limits on Chinese investment

    Trump campaigned for the White House on a pledge to take a much more aggressive stance with China and other trading partners. Some anticipated the USA would block takeovers of US companies by any company with at least 25 percent Chinese ownership.
    Andy Murray unsure on future plans after long-awaited comeback

    Andy Murray unsure on future plans after long-awaited comeback

    Elsewhere, another former World No 1 on the comeback trail continued his resurgence with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over John Millman . And that sense of uncertainty is heightened by the man standing on the other side of the net today - the mercurial Kyrgios.
    Mohamed Salah mulls quitting Egypt after Chechnya controversy

    Mohamed Salah mulls quitting Egypt after Chechnya controversy

    But, according to the report, Salah now feels used by Kadyrov for political gain and does not want to be associated in that way. Kadyrov even announced Salah as an honorary citizen of Chechnya, holding a celebratory event for him and his Egypt team-mates.
  • World Cup Group H match report Japan v Poland 28 June 2018

    World Cup Group H match report Japan v Poland 28 June 2018

    Once Colombia had scored in Samara , Japan knew it had done enough to advance even though it was losing late in its match. The Japanese played out goalless draw at halftime and were looking like they were heading for the exit doors.
    The Three former World Cup winners facing early elimination

    The Three former World Cup winners facing early elimination

    It could go right down to the wire before we find out who will join Croatia in the Round of 16 from a very competitive Group D. While Volgograd, venue of Friday's match with Iceland, was just what the doctor prescribed for Nigeria , St.
    Colombia feeling pressure of potential early World Cup exit

    Colombia feeling pressure of potential early World Cup exit

    Japan and Senegal meet in the second match, each coming into the game on the back of a 2-1 win and co-leading Group H. In their final group games on Thursday, Senegal will face Colombia in Samara while Japan plays Poland in Volgograd.
  • Suarez Says Rivalry With Ronaldo Different When Playing for Uruguay, Barcelona

    Suarez Says Rivalry With Ronaldo Different When Playing for Uruguay, Barcelona

    The last time Uruguay allowed a goal was in a 4-2 victory over Bolivia in World Cup qualifying last October. He told reporters: "They are a typical South American side".
    Uruguay take top spot

    Uruguay take top spot

    By finishing second in Group A, Russian Federation will next play at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow against Group B victor Spain. Saudi Arabia finished Group A in third place with three points, while Egypt was last after losing all three games.
    President says GOP lawmakers should 'stop wasting time' on immigration

    President says GOP lawmakers should 'stop wasting time' on immigration

    She says she can't imagine being torn from her mother's arms. "That's all we need", Curbelo said. "That is not what we stand for". The Kansas Republican spent 90 minutes at the center and described it as a camp providing good food and medical care.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.