LeBron James has informed the Cavs he won’t opt into his contract. This decision is favorable to the Lakers chances, hurts the Rockets chances and the Cavs remain firmly in mix.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 29, 2018
Well just as everyone expected, Lebron is an unrestricted free agent. There’s not too much to elaborate on here, since Windy basically covers it all in a single tweet.
The Rockets don’t have the cap room to sign Lebron. The Lakers have plenty of cap room to sign Lebron. The Cavs could still re-sign Lebron to a new deal. I think this is highly unlikely to happen, due to the owner Dan Gilbert being an assclown and the roster having a lack of supporting cast members around Lebron. He definitely wants to play with another superstar, so going to LA and teaming up with Kawhi or PG or both makes the most sense in this situation. Maybe then someone will have a chance to take down the Warriors.