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General manager Koby Altman said LeBron James is "deeply committed" to the Cavs organization. Owner Dan Gilbert said James has been helpful in the offseason, and that the team has communication often with LeBron. Gilbert also called LeBron responsive and active with the team, and LeBron was part of the reason the Cavs added Derrick Rose. Altman called LeBron "an incredible partner," especially during the offseason. Gilbert and Altman also called the animosity between LeBron and Kyrie Irving "overblown" during their press conference.

Jul 26 - 5:01 PM

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LeBron James may be "intrigued with pursuing a Los Angeles Lakers exit plan" in 2018, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Woj reports that there's a "growing verdict" that the Lakers could be LeBron's future target, which may be part of the reason Kyrie Irving would prefer a trade away from the Cavs. In a salacious twist, Stephen A. Smith said on Sunday that Kyrie is convinced LeBron's camp leaked Kyrie's preference for a trade. "They believe that LeBron James got word of it, and was put off by it, and leaked it," Smith said. Irving reportedly would prefer to be dealt to the Knicks, Heat, Spurs or Wolves, but there's no clear traction for any of those scenarios.

ESPN.com

Jul 23 - 9:27 PM

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LeBron James will not waive his no-trade clause at any point for any team during the 2017-18 season. James is committed to trying to win a championship with the Cavs next season, but his long-term views towards the franchise remain a bit of a mystery at the moment. He's reportedly "disappointed" with Kyrie Irving requesting a trade, and he's voiced his displeasure with how Dan Gilbert handled the David Griffin situation, but it looks like he'll be donning the wine and gold next year no matter what.

ESPN

Jul 23 - 6:56 PM

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LeBron James is reportedly "concerned" with how the Cavs' offseason has played out this summer. James was expecting the Cleveland front office to take an aggressive approach in recruiting talent after falling in five games to the Warriors in the 2017 NBA Finals, but instead, owner Dan Gilbert parted ways with GM David Griffin and VP of basketball operations Trent Redden just days before the draft and free agency. James was particularly perturbed by the timing of Griffin's departure, as the Cavs' former GM was reportedly "close" to striking a deal for Jimmy Butler, so James' frustration is certainly understandable. Don't be surprised if these issues resurface during James' free agency in 2018.

USA Today

Jul 17 - 6:13 PM

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The Cavaliers reportedly offered Chauncey Billups a "below-market" offer of $2 million annually to serve as their president of basketball operations, which he declined. Chris Haynes and Marc Spears of ESPN report that $4 million is "typically the starting point of what an individual in that role should earn." The Cavs lost former GM David Griffin and they owe six players more than $115 million next season -- LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert. It's unclear whom the Cavs might be targeting to fill their vacant GM position.

ESPN.com

Jul 06 - 12:35 AM

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LeBron James was "surprised" by the Cavaliers decision to part ways with GM David Griffin according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Other reports have also indicated that James is disappointed, especially considering he advocated for a Griffin extension. It's a puzzling move by owner Dan Gilbert to go against James' wishes, and it should be noted that there are several reports that LeBron could move out of Cleveland when he hits free agency in 2018. The Cavs are hoping to bring in Chauncey Billups to replace Griffin, but assistant GM Koby Altman will handle trade calls in the meantime -- the Cavs have been linked to Paul George and Jimmy Butler and are reportedly shopping Kevin Love, Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye.

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Adrian Wojnarowksi of The Vertical believes that LeBron James could leave the Cavaliers in 2018. "Not only is there no guarantee he’s coming back, I’m not sure there’s an expectation he’s re-signing there," Wojnarowski said. "I think they feel, I think within Cleveland and around the league, they feel that he’s very much in play to leave again and likely head out West to one of the two L.A. teams. The Lakers could very well be a target." Woj mentions the Lakers, Clippers and Heat as potential destinations, and he added that LeBron's title with Cleveland last year means he's "liberated to leave again." LeBron has one year left on his deal with a player option for a second, but the Cavs certainly have a reason to be nervous.

The Vertical

Jun 15 - 10:33 AM

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LeBron James' 41 points weren't enough as the Cavaliers fell to the Warriors 4-1 in the NBA Finals following a 129-120 Game 5 loss. LeBron grabbed 13 rebounds with eight assists, two steals, one block and two treys in 46 minutes, becoming the first player ever to average a triple-double in the NBA Finals. LeBron was absolutely phenomenal in this series, but he and Kyrie Irving both ran out of gas late and had a few defensive lapses in the fourth quarter. LeBron is under contract for one more season with a player option for the second, so don't buy into the rumors about a potential move away from Cleveland. Expect the Cavaliers to be linked to some high-profile names this summer and keep in mind that LeBron is still the best recruiter in the league.

Jun 13 - 12:32 AM

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James posted 41 points (19-30 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-4 FT), 13 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block over 46 minutes during nMonday's 129-120 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

RotoWire

Jun 12 - 1:38 AM

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James posted 41 points (19-30 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-4 FT), 13 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block over 46 minutes in Monday's 129-120 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

RotoWire

Jun 12 - 12:47 AM

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