LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have struggled mightily since their Christmas Day matchup with the Golden State Warriors, shown by their 4-10 record since falling to the reigning champs on December 25th. They have struggled so much so that there have been ramblings about the team trading off their franchise star and starting the rebuilding process.
However, with the Cavs still in control of the third seed in the Eastern Conference, it seems a bit premature to have aspirations to rebuild, especially with the abundance of talent on the roster, and the four-time MVP has made it known that he is still committed to Cleveland’s success this season.
According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:
Sources: As NBA teams do due diligence on his no-trade clause and potential of him dropping it, LeBron James is determined to see year through in Cleveland, focused on season and will not waive the clause.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2018
The Cavaliers have a plethora of decisions to make in the next couple days with the trade deadline rapidly approaching, as they must either become buyers to give the franchise a real chance at challenging other contenders, or become sellers and prepare for a James exit in the summer. Even with James determined to bring his hometown Cavs to another title this season, the 14-time All-Star has publicly stated that he will evaluate his future in the offseason.
There have been no limits to the chaos that has ensued around the Cavs this season, including James’ cursing at two Cavs executives and a rumor surfacing around the possibility of James scheduling an offseason meeting with the rival Golden State Warriors, which has since been shut down by James himself.
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