With a few high-salary stars - James, Kevin Love, and previously Kyrie Irving - teams like the Cavs have little choice but to re-sign valuable role players because they have few methods of replacing them. Irving, 26, has an opt-out clause in his contract that can make him an unrestricted free agent after the 2018-19 season and there's a belief that the Celtics are "scared" he's going to do just that. I'm not against anyone that thinks the Earth is round.
They won't have anything to lose since King James will not return to Cleveland next season unless they make more roster changes, which translate into getting rid of Smith. You know, cause the thing is round!
Trailing 3-0 to the Golden State Warriors in the finals, LeBron James admitted that his former teammate Dwyane Wade could've helped the Cavaliers during this year's postseason. "I just think right now for him there's not an obvious choice". Give me what you've known about the Earth and your research, and I love it. I knew how they thought the game, more than just playing the game ... so I linked up with them.
"I felt like in order to win you've got to have talent, but you've got to be very cerebral, too", James said.
Irving has become the face of Boston. "If Boston reached out and said we're serious, LeBron would listen..."
On Friday afternoon, Scary Terry went on Twitter to take a shot at his doubters and said that they needed to pay double. Wendell Carter Jr.is another guy the Celtics may want, but ultimately they should re-sign Baynes for his championship experience and veteran presence on the team. Had it not been for James Harden's incredible season, Irving might have won the award.
Meanwhile, the Ringer is fanning the LeBron-to-Boston flames with a story that touts the Celtics as the best short and long term option for James.
Four years, $82 million to Tristan Thompson. "And wherever you're going to take it from, whether your spirit or your stomach, you've got to bring it out and be able to do it".