Cavaliers forward Lebron James not surprising anyone on Sunday as he informed the Cavaliers he was opting out of his contract and becoming a free agent. According to multiple media outlets, he isn’t planning on visiting teams and will resign with the Cavaliers sometime this summer.
On Friday, Chris Haynes from the Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com reported that Lebron would opt out and “wait and see” what general manager David Griffin does to upgrade the roster. The Cavaliers have many roster decisions looming including resigning all star forward Kevin Love.
In 69 games this season, he averaged 25.3 points, 6 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game and finished 3rd in MVP voting. He is coming off his most dominant postseason in his 12 year career, although it didn’t end the way he wanted losing to the Golden State Warriors in the Finals. He averaged 30.1 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game in 20 games which included three triple doubles.
Expect Lebron to sign another one year deal with a player option with the team. Lebron is looking to cash in on the salary cap increasing next summer and making the biggest max contract in NBA history. Early projections are he could get a five year, 170 million dollar contract. Lebron is the best player in the world and come next summer, he’ll be the highest paid basketball player in the world.