As you may have heard on Wednesday night, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James would consider meeting with the Golden State Warriors this offseason, if they were to offer him a max contract.
On Thursday, however, we have received a further look at which teams James could consider signing with this upcoming offseason. Those teams are reportedly narrowed down to six.
Chris Haynes of ESPN reports that James could consider the Cavaliers, Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, and the Los Angeles Lakers in addition to Golden State.
.@ChrisBHaynes tells us now on @ESPNLosAngeles if these teams had a max slot LeBron would listen to them b/c he respects them. Teams are the Warriors, Spurs, & less so the Heat (b/c he's been there done that). Wouldn't rule out Lakers, Cavs & Rockets. No Clippers.— Jorge Sedano (@SedanoESPN) February 1, 2018
As stated in the tweet above, the Warriors, Spurs and Heat are only options if all three teams can clear up cap space to offer James a max deal. And we can only hope it's not Golden State.
July 2018: LeBron James Has agreed to 2 year $75 million deal with The Golden State Warriors pic.twitter.com/GzvGPXfsx7— Dougie (@Dougieee16) February 1, 2018
So that leaves Cleveland, Los Angeles, and Houston as feasible options.
The one interesting omission that LeBron has made was the Los Angeles Clippers, who reportedly looking to trade DeAndre Jordan and Lou Williams in order to lure James in free agency. As of this report, it doesn't appear to be the case.
There is still plenty of NBA season left before we get into the LeBron sweepstakes. However, this sneak preview will leave many excited for the coming months.