LeBron James assured the Cleveland Cavaliers that he is staying but did not give a specific date on when he will sign up with them again. Meanwhile, there are rumors that Sacramento Kings DeMarcus Cousins might be traded with Cavs' Kevin Love.
LeBron James seems satisfied in giving his verbal commitment to the Cavs, according to ESPN. But the team would like him to affirm that in writing. The celebrated player also needs to let management know if he only wants to stay for one year or more with the team.
For two straight years, James' contract only lasted for one year. This time though, the Cavaliers are prepared to offer him around $40 million if he is willing to stay for several years in Cleveland. Such an amount will make him the most expensive NBA player to date.
Aside from LeBron, fellow Cavs player J.R. Smith has yet to sign up again with the team. Both players are represented by their agent, Rich Paul in negotiating with the Cavaliers. Smith is still negotiating with Cav management as of press time.
Even Cav head coach Tyronn Lue has yet to sign up again. Just like James, he also agreed verbally to a three year stay but never signed a contract. Lue however, seemed to have changed his mind and is now re-negotiating with management.
Meanwhile, there are rumors that the Cavaliers might trade Kevin Love if they could get De Marcus Cousins from the Sacramento Kings, according to SB Nation. The forward player is in his final year with the Kings.
If Cousins is indeed joining LeBron James in Cleveland, the Cavs may have another winning season ahead of them. Cousin's averages are quite impressive with almost 27 points and 11 rebounds per game. He is also reportedly getting "frustrated" at the way the Sacramento is recruiting new players. There have been earlier attempts to trade him this year.